Loading...
You are here:  Top Stories  >  2012  >  December  >  26

Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  International

Khamenei’s remarks came after some news reports said that Rushdie had renounced his insults against Islam’s Prophet Mohammad and other Islamic sanctities in his book Satanic Verses. Secretary General of the Headquarters for Honoring the Martyrs of Islam World Movement, Forouz Raja’ee-Far, said in 2007 that…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  International

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, discussed foreign involvement in Syria, saying that despite the terrorist activity carried out by Syria’s enemies, the situation in the country was not as severe as being…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad telephoned his Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Morsi, and congratulated him on the successful referendum for the new constitution. “I’m sure that the Egyptian nation, in the new era, will rapidly move toward peaks of honor and development… The two friendly and brotherly nations of Iran and…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  International

The statement issued by the Iranian Foreign Ministry reads: “Iran seriously warns that Canada may become a haven for terrorists and that this move to delist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) is dangerous for the security of Canadian society. It (Iran) emphasizes that this irresponsible act by…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  International

Bizhan Nobaveh-Vatan, Deputy Head of Iran’s Majlis Culture Committee, said that the decision by Spanish satellite provider, Hispasat, Hispan TV is completely at odds with the Western countries’ claim to advocating freedom of speech. “The ban on the Spanish-language Iranian channel that was covering South America…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Military

Commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, announced that the six-day naval maneuvers known as Velayat 91 are scheduled to begin this Friday in the area of the Strait of Hormuz in the Oman Gulf and Indian Ocean. The maneuvers will include a test…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Military

The war games, Fajr 91, will last for four days in Iran’s territorial waters in the Assalouyeh region.  On the first day of the naval drills, different IRGC coast guard, missile, electronic warfare and marine units displayed their combat and defense capabilities in the war-game region. …

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Military

Ali Akbar Akhvan, head of Hormozgan Province’s Passive Defense Department, said that “Our industrial units are continuously targeted by enemy cyber attacks. For instance, the Bandar Abbas electricity supply company has been the target of cyberattacks over the past several months.” Akhvan added that three passive…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Military

According to Fars News Agency, the cyberattack originated from the US city of Dallas via switches in Malaysia and Vietnam. It targeted the information center of the Culture Ministry’s Headquarters for Supporting and Protecting Works of Art and Culture. The attack was repelled by the headquarters’…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Military

Head of the Basij Operating Division, Colonel Nasrallah Sayeef, announced that an exercise by the “Towards Beit al-Moqaddas (Jerusalem)”rapid response battalions would be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday, December 26 and 27 in Golestan Province. He added that over 100 rapid reaction battalions of Basij would…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Economy

In a meeting that took place behind closed doors on Tuesday, Majlis and government representatives discussed the budget proposal for the next Persian year. During the meeting, Ahmad Tavakoli suggested that the Majlis send a letter to the Supreme Leader reporting on potential future problems and…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Economy

Former Iranian Minister of Industry and Mines, Ishaq Jahangiri, emphasized that in contrast with the President’s statements in his last television interview, the state of the country’s economy has not improved. He called the data presented by the President regarding improvement in production and the lack…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Economy

Acting Chairman of the Majlis Economic Committee, Mohammad Reza Pour-Ebrahimi, announced that the Central Bank was regrettably continuing to shirk its responsibility to manage the foreign currency market, despite the frequent pleas of Majlis representatives that the Central Bank submit its plan to manage the foreign…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Economy

Gholamreza Zangi-Ahromi, a member of the Persian Gulf branch of the Union of Islamic Republic Maritime Workers, said that “The wages of over 1,500 naval workers of Iran Shipping Lines, National Iranian Oil Shipping and Kish Rah-e Abi, which should be paid in dollars, have not…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Economy

Alireza Nikzad-Rahbar, Oil Ministry Spokesman, said that the long-delayed contract is likely to be terminated due to the lack of inclination from China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to push ahead with the project. “Given the [lack of] inclination on the part of the Chinese [company], the…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi admitted that “The most probable cause of jailed blogger Sattar Beheshti’s death, is a blow or blows together with mental stress.” He added that the case was examined by “a commission of 11 pathologists and other physicians, who more or less confirmed this…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Human Rights

The court, presided over by Judge Moghiseh, sentenced 65-year-old political activist Naser Sodagari and his wife Tahereh Rostampour to five years in prison and 10 years in exile to Zahedan. Their son, 24-year-old student Pouyan Sodagari, was sentenced to six years in prison and six years…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Efsin Baimani, who is imprisoned in Rajaï Shahr Prison, launched a five-day hunger strike in protest of the lack of medical treatment and inhumane conditions.  …

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Domestic

Mehdi Akhavan Behabadi, Secretary of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, said during a press conference at the Cyberspace Research Center, “The Supreme Leader’s office has not approved the launch of an official Facebook account for the Supreme Leader (Ali Khamenei) to date… In fact, this (launch of…

Read More →
Latest

Wednesday, 26 December 2012  /  Domestic

Majlis member and Spokesman for the Presiding Board, Abdolreza Mesri, discussed the closed meeting that took place Tuesday in the Majlis and emphasized that Majlis members opposed an increase in prices of energy products as well as implementation of the second stage of the Subsidy Reform…

Read More →