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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi discussed bilateral ties as well as regional and international developments with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and invited him to visit Iran. Salehi also met with UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, to discuss the latest developments and possible solutions…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  International

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The Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, Nechirvan Idris Barzani, announced at a press conference he held that he had been in Iran for a few hours and had discussed a number of important Iraq-related issues with senior officials in Tehran. He then flew back to Erbil in…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Hassan Abutorabi-Fard, Deputy Speaker of the Majlis, said that thanks to the efforts made in various fields of science, the number of scientific associations has grown 52% over the past three years. Abutorabi-Fard referred to human resources and the talented youth as Iran’s main assets,…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Taher Rabbani was appointed as Iran’s new Ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican). Rabbani previously served as Iranian Ambassador to Guinea and Director of Foreign Ministry’s Department for Parliamentary and Legislative Affairs. He was also Iran’s Ambassador to Qatar as well as Director of Foreign…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Military

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The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said, “The negotiations between Iran and G5+1 are comprehensive and are not just about the nuclear issue.” He added that Iranian representatives have already told 5+1 representatives that different issues can be discussed, including the war on drugs, and stated that the…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Military

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Lieutenant Commander of Basji Force Colonel, Nasrallah Seif, said that the objective of the Basij Forces’ 21 “Towards Beit-ul-Moqaddas [Jerusalem]” exercises held throughout Iran was to increase preparedness and consolidate the Ashura [male] and Al-Zahra [female] units, especially the Beit-ul-Moqaddas rapid-response units, according to the new structure…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Economy

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Javad Odji, CEO of the National Gas Company and Deputy Oil Minister addressed the important natural gas projects in Iran and the intention to store the gas produced in South Pars in separate warehouses in Iran. He also announced the signing of new agreements for export…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Economy

The Managing Director of the Natural Gas Storage Company announced a USD 8 billion increase in Iranian gas profits, adding that with the opening of two new warehouses, gas production capacity can triple from its current rate in South Pars. “The construction of the Shurijeh gas…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Economy

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Iranian Oil Ministry Spokesman, Alireza Nikzad, announced the construction of a pipeline to carry gas between Iran, Iraq and Syria, to be called the Friendship Pipeline. The line will stretch from the Asaluyeh region up to the Iran-Iraq border. Part of the work involved in laying…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Economy

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Jahanbakhsh  Sanjabi, Secretary General of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines, announced that a senior economic and trade delegation from Iraq consisting of 200 delegates from the private and government sectors will soon be visiting Iran. He claimed that commercial transactions between the two countries…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Economy

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Officials of Bandar Abbas in Iran and Barcelona in Spain discussed ways to expand cooperation. An Iranian delegation from Hormozgan Province is visiting port installations in Barcelona and discussed issues of mutual interest with related officials.  …

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Economy

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Fars Newseditorial by doctoral student in economics, Ali Naki Ghaem-nik, states that in recent years Iran has experienced many different events, and despite the various sanctions imposed on it since the Revolution, it has continued to develop its global economic relations and devoted considerable attention to…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Economy

The head of the Security Division in the West Azerbaijan Province Administration announced the arrest of 50 people who were involved in disrupting the foreign currency market and increasing tension in recent months.  …

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Sheharuz Mamadi from Salamas was arrested over a week ago by the Intelligence Ministry. Repeated appeals by his father to security organizations have yielded nothing, and there is no information about his condition or whereabouts. He was suspected of collaborating with the PJAK….

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Evin Prison authorities are refusing to take two political prisoners, Mohammad Saami and Asdollah Hadi, to the hospital despite their poor medical condition due to their refusal to go to the hospital wearing prison uniforms. Prison authorities require political prisoners to go to the hospital in…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammed Molanaei and Wahad Sida were summoned to the Intelligence Department in Mahabad, where they were subsequently arrested.  …

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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The Deputy Commander of the (Moral) Security Department of the Law Enforcement Force (LEF) for Social Affairs said that LEF’s “Moral Security Department in coordination with judiciary officials have arrested five members of a band charged with underground and anti-cultural activities such as production of illegal…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Domestic

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An indictment was handed down against Mehdi Hashemi, the son of Iran’s former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani. Tehran Prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi, said that the “the 125-page indictment, which includes 12 charges” would be sent to the court.  …

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Abdalreza Mazri, a member of the Parliamentary Committee for Social Affairs and the former welfare minister said at the public meeting of the Majlis that unfortunately there is an octopus-like network which has only 180 people who serve as directors of most companies and organizations in…

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Friday, 11 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Tehran’s temporary Friday prayer leader, Imam Ayatollah Mukhdi Karmani, called on the Majlis to combat the implications and effects of the Chaharshanbe Soori events (fire-lighting festivities in the Zoroastrian tradition that take place in the streets of Iran on the last Wednesday of the Persian year…

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