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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  International

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The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said in Ankara that “Iranian military officials believe that the reason behind deployment of NATO Patriot missiles in Turkey is to prevent Iran from responding to the Zionist regime if it attacks Iran… If something happens in the region, Western countries and…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  International

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The director of Iran’s Caricature House announced that in response to the decision of French magazine Charlie Hebdoto satirically focus on the life of the Prophet Mohammad, the Caricature House decided to announce the second festival of caricatures on the Holocaust. The first festival took place…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  International

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A Jomhouri Eslami editorial titled, “Worse than a Cancerous Tumor” introduces a realistic perspective of events taking place in the Middle East and in a significant part of the Islamic world. Among other things, the editorial purports that the situation in this part of the world…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Military

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On the fourth day of the Iranian navy’s drill, Velayat 91, the navy fired a Nasr short-range cruise missile. According to official reports, the launch was a success. Nasr -1 missiles are capable of destroying 3,000-ton vessels and can be launched from both ships and on…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari, War-Game Spokesman, said that during the Velayat 91 drills, “Enemy UAVs came under heavy fire by the naval forces at sea and on the coasts before they could infiltrate the positions of the friendly troops. They were then finally hit and destroyed…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari, Spokesman of the Velayat 91 Naval War Games, said that “Given the fact that equipping (naval) units with electronic warfare systems is the first need and requirement in sea battles, Iran’s Navy has equipped all its surface and subsurface units with these…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Military

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General Babayee, Deputy Head of the Naval Industries Organization of the Iranian Ministry of Defense, said that Iran can manufacture different types of naval equipment, including submarines. ”In construction of military submarines, this organization has achieved over 90% indigenization now… We have indigenized some products up to…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Military

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Special operations teams practiced using Israeli-made Uzi submachine guns to release hostages sea-jacked by pirates. Special operations teams practiced using Israeli-made Uzi submachine guns to release hostages sea-jacked by pirates.  Video from the drills 1 2 3  …

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Economy

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Managing Director of the financial newspaper Asre-Eghtesad, Seif Allah Yazdani, discussed the state of the economy and the problems of the dollar on his Facebook page, satirically suggesting that if there is a plan to change Iran’s national currency, the US dollar should be declared the…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Economy

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CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company, Javad Oji, declared that there is no stoppage in gas flow or a drop in gas pressure across Iran. He added that according to the existing contract with Turkmenistan, gas imports ../../../2013/01/01/from_were_renewed_with_no_problem._According_to__8230.css;

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Economy

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Minister of Oil, Rostam Qasemi appointed Vahid-Reza Zidi-Parad as General Manager of Passive Defense and Crisis Management Affairs in the Ministry of Oil….

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Avanesian Verveer was arrested last week while holding a ceremony marking Christmas that was attended by 50 Christian coverts from Tehran. The location of his whereabouts is unknown. Verveer is a dialysis patient….

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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According to a report by human rights and democracy activists in Iran, on Sunday, several hours following the death of Hassan Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, brother of Ayatollah Sayed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi (imprisoned opposition religious leader), Intelligence Ministry agents “snatched” his body and transferred it to an unknown…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of Hashemi Rafsanjani, who is imprisoned in the women’s wing of Evin Prison, was transferred to solitary confinement last weekend after being charged with insulting the Supreme Leader and attempting to disrupt prison order. Hashemi was sent to solitary confinement for three weeks…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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The cyber police commander in this province announced the arrest of a 14-year-old boy from Karaj who published unsuitable stories that conflicted with moral values on his personal blog….

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Aziza Shifiaian was arrested four years ago as she was about to legally board a flight to Iraq to meet with her son. According to the report, she did not receive any legal defense and did not appeal the sentence that will go into effect within…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Domestic

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The Emergency Committee for Air Pollution in Tehran decided that all preschools and elementary schools in the Tehran Province would be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to an increase in the level of air pollution in the province. Government offices would grant parents of preschoolers…

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Domestic

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The results of a new academic study in Iran by university lecturer Dr. Saeed Dasthegigari revealed a 30% increase in miscarriages in Iran following air pollution and jamming (by the regime to disrupt satellite station reception, etc.).  …

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Communications Minister and head of the Human Resources and Management Division in the President’s Office were ousted. Their removal was surprising and odd. The website, Baztab, is reporting claims from reliable sources that the removal of the two officials was related to their lack of support…

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