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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  International

An editorial in Baztab by Hamid Kosshaki titled, “We’ve Lost Syria, Focus on Saving Iraq!” examines recent political events and protests in Iraq, claiming new events ahead of the April elections in Iraq  will undoubtedly affect the security of its neighbors. Under these conditions, Iran, one…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  International

Advisor to the Supreme Leader on International Affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati, said in an interview that unity can be created in the Islamic world in various forms and that the common interest of the entire Islamic world requires unity to face common enemies. Any rift and…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  International

Major General Mohammad Ja’far Asadi, Deputy Inspector of the Khatam al-Anbia Base at the Armed Forces Joint Staff, discussed statements made by Charles Hagel, new US Secretary of Defense, and his opposition to sanctions against Iran. He said, “What is clear is that we need to…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  International

Commander of Iran’s Ground Forces, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, said that following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States presented itself as the world’s only superpower. However, new forces, including Islam and Shiite-Sunni unity that laid the groundwork for the Islamic Revolution, arose….

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Military

Seyed Kamal Hadianfar rejected accusations of Iranian involvement in a cyber attack on US Citibank, claiming that the guilty parties behind this attack were not in Iran and that Iranian users were not only not involved in the attack, but were victims of this international cyber…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Military

First Captain Babak Balouch, Commander of IRIN’s 23rd fleet, said that the Iranian navy’s presence in international waters is a show of force against piracy. “The Iranian navy’s 23rd fleet fulfilled its mission patrolling the international waters, visiting a Sudanese port as well as securing the…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Military

Nasr al-Bahr, escorted by a helicopter, docked in the first zone of the Navy in Bandar Abbas.  …

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Economy

Heading the delegation will be Head of the Middle East and North Africa Department….

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Economy

Representative of the French Law Firm Fidal Majid Jeodani announced at a Sunday morning press conference in Tehran that following talks with French company Total, the company announced that it will begin negotiations with Iranian companies to begin joint detection and development of separate gas fields…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Economy

In a public Majlis meeting on Sunday, Majlis representatives approved with a majority vote the proposal tabled by the Economics Committee to conduct an audit and investigation of Iran’s Central Bank. The Central Bank’s performance during the foreign currency crisis is to be at the center…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Economy

In an interview with Fars, Member of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, Ezzatollah Yusefian Molla, said that according to the law, the second phase of the Subsidy Reform Law cannot be implemented under current conditions. According to Molla, the law states that subsidy reform must…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Five Arab death row prisoners in Karon Prison in Ahvaz were transferred to an unknown location, triggering serious concern among human rights activists that they will be executed over the next several days. The five were charged with corruption due to religious terrorism, anti-regime propaganda and…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Human Rights

The wife of political prisoner, Mostafa Tajzadeh, announced that despite doctors’ pleas to immediately hospitalize her husband due to his heart and kidney disease, the authorities not only prevented his hospitalization but even summoned him for interrogation in the Evin Prison court….

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Public execution – In the early morning hours on Sunday, two individuals charged with armed robbery, the video of which was even distributed on social networks and caused a public scare, were executed. Prisoner charged with murder publicly executed in Urmieh. Two prisoners charged with rape…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Female Baha’i resident of Semnan arrested to serve prison sentence – Anisa Fanaian is the fourth Baha’i mother to be imprisoned. Fanaian has two small children, ages 3 and 8. Her husband, Siamak Ikani has been serving a two-year prison sentence in Semnan Prison. With her…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Domestic

Opposition websites are reporting a wave of protests and unrest at most oil refineries and oil export centers in Iran such as Abadan, Mahshahr and Bandar Abbas, as well as attempts by IRGC forces positioned at these sites to suppress them in order to prevent reports…

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Monday, 21 January 2013  /  Domestic

An editorial on conservative website Alef, identified with Ahmad Tavakoli, following the publicized execution of two death-row prisoners charged with armed robbery and theft titled, “Try white collar robbers as well – high inflation is also a form of robbery” maintained, “Two violent robbers whose violent…

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