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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  International

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said during his weekly press conference: “We hope to see practical changes in US foreign policy and hope that American government officials will act to respect the rights of nations. The Iranian people has no positive experience with the US due…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi will meet with his Egyptian counterpart (on January 10) , President Morsi, the Prime Minister and  Al-Azhar Grand Imam Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib. Several sources have also reported a possible meeting between Salehi and the UN Secretary General’s representative on Syrian Affairs, Lakhdar Brahimi….

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  International

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Highlights from weekly press conference by Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman: Scope of foreign trade between Iran and Africa – African countries have tremendous potential for economic cooperation. Iranian cooperation with these countries has benefited both the African countries and Iran. The scope of Iranian relations with…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Military

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Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Basij and Defense Culture, Sayeed Masoud Jazayeri, discussed the state of the resistance (to Israel and the West) in the region and stressed that Iran would never allow the resistance to wane. He added that countries…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Military

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On the first anniversary of the death of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan (head of the Commerce Division at the Natnaz uranium enrichment site), the Basij commander met with his family. Ahmadi Roshan’s father discussed the work of his son and several of his colleagues, saying that his…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Economy

Mehr News Agency quotes the Economist‘s Intelligence Unit (EIU) report: “Almost all of Iran’s oil exports now go to China, South Korea, Japan and India,” even as it noted a sharp decline in the amount of oil each country purchased from Iran in 2012. With many…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Economy

Alireza Nikzad Rahbar denied reports of a 40% drop in Iran’s oil sales and a 45% drop in oil and gas profits. Rahbar announced that all data that is published that is indirect, and a quote from a minister or oil industry officials is incorrect. Issues…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Economy

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Daily gasoline consumption declined during the week ended on January 4th, mainly due to the imposition of a restriction on the use of private cars, with the aim of reducing air pollution in populated and industrial cities. During the mentioned week, average daily gasoline consumption decreased…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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The children of Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Moussavi, two opposition leaders, published a statement to mark the second year of their parents’ house arrest, stressing the need to stop the violation of their parents’ basic human rights. “The country’s top authorities should deal immediately with…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was transferred to solitary confinement 209 in Evin Prison and denied visitation rights, has now been returned to the general ward of political prisoners and allowed to meet her family. Faezeh Hashemi met with her siblings Fatemeh, Mehdi, Mohsen and Yasser Hashemi…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Five political prisoners in Wing 350 of Evin Prison launched a hunger strike to protest the fact that authorities have not responded to the demands of Reza Shahabi (worker rights activist on his 23rd day of a hunger strike), who is on a hunger strike to…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Baha’i student from Tabari University in Babol was expelled from university studies after having been summoned by the university guards several days ago. His student card was taken away, and he received an order of expulsion and thrown off university campus in a humiliating fashion.  …

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Kimiai, a journalist who works with reformist newspapers in Qazvin, was arrested by Intelligence Ministry agents who broke into his home, conducted a search and confiscated some of his personal effects. His family was informed of his arrest several days later and following many calls…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Domestic

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In a meeting with the heads of the faculties of medicine across Iran as well as managers of the medical and health sectors, President Ahmadinejad said that the health and medical sectors require urgent restructuring. According to Ahmadinejad, this sector has not been operating smoothly and…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Domestic

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At the opening ceremony of several medical and health ventures in Semnan Province that was attended by the President and Acting Minister of Health Mohammad-Hassan Tariqat-Monfared, it was said that access to health and medical services is an essential need of society. The provision of these…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Dr. Seyyed Taqi-Nurbakhsh, Head of the Iranian Orthopedic Association, said that “allocation of foreign currency for these goods (medical equipment) is another priority for the Acting Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.” He urged the minister to fully defend the ministry’s budget allocation for next…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Iran’s Supreme Leader said, “It is evident and clear that elections should be free… Were the more than 30 elections in the last three decades not free? In what country are elections freer than in Iran?” He warned that enemies have hatched plots to hinder mass…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Commander of Iran’s internal security forces, Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam discussed the activity of the internal security forces regarding foreign and domestic plots ahead of the upcoming presidential elections, emphasizing that his forces are already monitoring all foreign threats as well as the possibility of riots within…

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Entekhab website is reporting regular meetings in the office of Saeed Mohammad Khatami that are attended by potential reformist stream candidates. These meetings are attended by the brother of former president Reza Khatami, Abdollah Nouri, Najafari as well as Mir Mohammad Mousavi, brother of Hossein Mousavi….

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013  /  Domestic

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An Intelligence Ministry deputy, alias “Majidi,” recently summoned Najafgholi Habibi, the Chairman of Coordinating Council of the Reformist Front, and threatened to arrest participants in the upcoming reformist congress if organizers refuse to comply with the conditions set forth by the ministry. The convention is scheduled…

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