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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  International

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Ali Akbar Salehi said in Ghana, the second leg of his African tour, that expansion of relations with the Africa is a priority in Iranian foreign policy. “Africa has an important place in the world today, and it is a continent that should be recognized once again;…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  International

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Six religious nationalist activists sent an open letter to Khamenei addressing the possibility of talks with the US. The six emphasized that current circumstances are not suitable for these talks and do not serve the interests of Iran. They argued if talks are held at the…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  International

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Dr. Ardashir Sanaai, a university professor and expert on the Middle East, said in an interview that Turkey appears to be interested in establishing an authority in the Kurdish region, first and foremost including the Kurds of Iraq and Syria. According to him, given that the…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  International

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Press TV announced the termination of Al-Alam Network broadcasts in Arabic on the Nilesat satellite….

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Military

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General Morteza Ghorbani said that Iran can target 2,000 enemy bases within a range of 2,000 km. He added that Iran is determined to withstand enemy pressures, relying on its military might and achievements. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, IRGC Aerospace Force Commander, said recently that…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Military

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Brigadier General Ahmad Mighani, former commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, said that “We must define and organize objectives for Basij (IRGC volunteer arm) activities in  countries that are interested in the Islamic Revolution and by their own people to ensure that a 100-million-strong Basij…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Military

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According to the report, the “spies” provided Israel with information about Iran’s airports, oil sector and roads….

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Economy

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Gholamreza Kateb, Spokesman for the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, said that the figures were presented to the Majlis by Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi. “There has been a 40% decline in oil sales and a 45% decline in revenues from gas liquids.” He added that crude…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Economy

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Ali Larijani said, “We are facing financial drought this year (starting March 21, 2012) and next year… It is unlikely that a miracle will take place in this respect.”  …

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Economy

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Seyyed Abdolreza Mousavi, head of the Airlines Association, said that most flights from Tehran, Kish, Mashhad and other airports were cancelled due to airlines’ failure to pay their debts. He added that National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) warned airlines that the fuel they…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Economy

The main index of the Tehran stock exchange (TSE) gained over 55% last year. TEDPIX (price and dividend index) was 24403.1 at the beginning of 2012 and closed at 37860.6 at the end of December. The market capitalization of Tehran stock exchange grew approximately 44% in…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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A Majlis report that was prepared by the National Security Subcommittee to investigate the blogger’s (Sattar Beheshti) death while in custody on November 3, 2012 concluded that the Tehran branch of the Iranian cyber police (FATA), is responsible for Sattar Beheshti’s death. The report stated that…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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According to people close to the pastor and his family, on January 7, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, the Christian convert who was re-arrested on Christmas day after serving nearly three years in prison, was freed. Nadarkhani was initially released in November. He had been charged with apostasy and…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Ali Motahhari, Majlis member and one of Ahmadinejad’s most vocal critics, said that the President will be impeached if the government launches the second phase of the Targeted Subsidies Plan and increases prices without Majlis approval. He added that if the government launches the plan after…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Ali Larijani said during a conference titled, “The Role of Fighting against Financial Crimes in Economic Jihad,” that an organization should be established within the Judiciary to fight major financial corruption, and all the intelligence, enforcement and regulatory bodies should support it.”…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said, “If I am unclean, I would not be able to deal with corruption seriously. Sometimes, some officials have said that they would give the list of the financially corrupt to the Judiciary. OK, please do so. Mohseni Ejei said that it is…

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013  /  Domestic

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The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance issued a decree appointing Majid Omid Shahraki to the position of IRNA Managing Director. He replaces the President’s press advisor, Ali Akbar Javanfekr.  …

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