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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  International

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Iranian hostages in Syria were freed thanks to mediation efforts made by a Turkish Non-Governmental Organization involved in humanitarian relief operations in Syria. Turkish officials maintained that Turkey and Qatar mediated a swamp of some 2,130 prisoners along with several Turkish nationals under arrest in Syria…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  International

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In a telephone conversation between Iranian First Vice President, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, and Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi, Rahimi stressed Iran’s support for Bashar al-Assad’s position regarding the reforms in Syria, and added that Iran views them as a means of attaining stability and security in Syria….

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  International

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that Iranian and Argentinean Foreign Ministers Ali Akbar Salehi and Hector Marcos Timerman met on January 3 in Zurich to discuss 1994 bombing at the AMIA Jewish center, in which 85 people were killed. Argentine prosecutors formally accused the Iranian…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  International

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– In his speech before the Majlis, Majlis member and possible presidential candidate Gholam Ali Haddad Adel said that the Islamic Revolution has become a role model for world citizens, claiming that the Islamic Awakening around the world demonstrates the soft power of the Iranian Revolution,…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  International

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Mojtaba Amani, head of Tehran’s interests section in Cairo, said in an interview for the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Alawsat that it is still unclear at what level Iran will participate in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Conference next month in Cairo, but stressed that Iran would…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Military

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Participating in a memorial ceremony for nuclear scientist Ahmadi-Roshan, the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoun Abbasi, spoke of Western fears of military goals of Iran’s nuclear program. He said that Iran has no such plans relating to military objectives and that to date, the West…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Military

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Fereidoon Abbasi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that “Despite the Western governments’ inimical policies against us, Western firms have shown that they pursue their own profits and are ready to have specialized cooperation with us.” He added that the economic crisis…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Military

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On the anniversary of the assassination of Ahmadi Roshan, Iranian state-run TV Channel One will air a documentary titled, “The Edge of Light” on how assassinated nuclear scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan overcame the Stuxnet virus. The film will also show videos “never published before” of the…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Economy

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According to the Central Bank of Iran, the inflation rate for the twelve months ended in December 2012 was 27.4%, with inflation for the twelve months ending November 2012 reaching 26.1%….

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Economy

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Abbas Ghabadi, Deputy Minister for Industry and CEO of the Government Trading Corporation of Iran, referred to the rumors about a rise in the price of bread reported in the media. He said that bread prices will not be increased until the end of the Persian year (March 2013),…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Economy

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Iranian Oil Ministry Spokesman Alireza Nikzad outlined the renewal of some of Iran’s oil contracts with foreign countries, reported on Iran’s management of the oil market and announced that Iran is not selling oil to European countries. He stressed that the sale, production and export of…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Economy

Yahya al Eshak, Head of Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, headed a senior delegation that traveled to Abu Dhabi. During this visit, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce and its Abu Dhabi counterpart….

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Prominent journalist and religious national activist, Alireza Rejaei, who has been imprisoned in Wing 350 of Evin Prison, will be fired from the broadcast authority just before retirement as part of the pressures being applied to him that were increased following his revelation of the immoral…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Ayoub Piyorahker, former air force pilot, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in exile on charges of conspiring with the Mujahedin e-Khalq Organization (punishment was commuted from a death sentence) and is being held in a wing that holds murderers and hardened criminals.  …

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Shiva Arastuei said that in recent years she has written several books, but has received neither an approval nor an explanation from the Ministry as to why her works were rejected. She called the Ministry for Islamic Guidance’s behavior “inhuman.” A few years ago, a novel…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, signed three policy bills approved by the Expediency Council (EC) into law: Defense and Security Self-Sufficiency Policy, Industrial Policy, and Agricultural Policy. Defense and Security Self-Sufficiency Policy focuses on the prohibition of acquiring defense equipment and technology from abroad…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, head of Iran’s Judiciary, said that “sedition” elements (Iran’s term for the reformists who disputed the legitimacy of the 2009 presidential elections) will not be able to disrupt the upcoming presidential election scheduled for June 14th. “There are ways to hold and…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Reza Aref, a member of the Expediency Council who has been mentioned as a possible reformist candidate in the upcoming June 2013 presidential elections, said that “Pro-reform media outlets should change the present climate, and if we do not want to face a defeat, we…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi said that the principlists cannot be expected to agree on one candidate unless the situation develops in such a way that “if we do not vote for this person, a corrupt person would win the vote.” He also called on principlist…

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Thursday, 10 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Majlis Chairman Ali Larijani announced that he had not received any proposal to join the conservatives’ three committee ahead of the upcoming elections. The committee comprises the three leading candidates of the conservative camp (Ali Akbar Velayati, Kalibaf and Hadad Adel)….

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