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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  International

Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said in a  meeting with his visiting Russian counterpart (first trip to Iran by a Russian interior minister since the 1979 Revolution), Vladimir Kolokoltsev, that the two countries have the same approach towards various issues, including the fight against drug smuggling and international…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  International

Ali Larijani hoped that participants in the 8th General Assembly Meeting of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU), January 21-22, will reach a comprehensive agreement in the negotiations.  …

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Military

Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Asoudi, IRGC  Deputy Commander for Publicity and Cultural Affairs, said that Tehran will host the first-ever Quran contest among the armed forces of Islamic countries. He added that participants from 21 Islamic states would attend the event and that 16 countries have…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Military

Minister Ahmad Vahidi said, “An observatory named Imam Sadeq will be opened in the coming days and during the Ten Days of Dawn. The observatory will observe the Iran’s outer shipment missions. A new domestically-made fighter, which is different from previous domestically-made fighters, will also be…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Military

District Commander of Iran’s Navy, Captain Omid Golestaneh, said that Iran and Oman will hold joint naval drills in waters off Bandar Abbas. An Omani warship docked at Bandar Abbas port on Sunday. The joint military exercise will be held in Iran’s territorial waters in the…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Economy

Ahmadinejad rejected the request of Mahmoud Bahmani, Central Bank of Iran Governor, to retire. Ebrahim Darvishi, a CBI official, was quoted as saying that “The President did not accept Bahmani’s request for retirement.” Darvishi dismissed speculation that there was a link between Bahmani’s request for retirement…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Economy

Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company, Mostafa Kashkooli, announced that with the construction of new silos this year, 86 million liters were added to Iran’s liquid fuel storage capacity. Since the start of the year, an additional 474 million liters were added…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Saleh Moradi and Kasara Nouri, two members of the Gonabad Dervish community who have been imprisoned in Shiraz, are entering the fifth day of their hunger strike. The two launched the hunger strike to protest the transfer of the imprisoned attorneys of the community to solitary…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Cultural activist and member of the teachers association in Kermanshah, Mohammad Tavakoli, was summoned for questioning by the IRGC Intelligence Headquarters in the city, where he was arrested….

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Hamid Zudi was arrested two weeks ago by Intelligence Ministry agents in Mahabad. Repeated appeals by his family to Intelligence and Security authorities for information about Zudi’s condition or whereabouts have gone unanswered. Security officials claim that Zudi has been charged with collaborating with the Kurdish…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Engineer, blogger, student activist and one of the founders of the student journal at Isfahan University of Technology,  Mohammad Ali Amour, who was born in 1978,  was prevented from meeting with his attorney….

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Domestic

Secretary General of the Guilds and Bazaar Association of Iran,  Ahmad Karimi Esfahani, said that Ahmadinejad was indifferent to his meetings with the Majlis and its views. “The government is looking only after its own interests on the issue of the implementation of the second phase…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Domestic

Abbas Zare’zadeh, Majlis member and spokesman for the Councils and Internal Affairs Committee, said that according to the law on parties, the parties must declare the source of their financial resources and record their transactions at financial offices. “Two articles of the Law on Parties about…

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013  /  Domestic

An editorial by Ali Rezaei in IRGC-affiliated Javan titled, “Citizens Attack Against the Enemy’s Invisible Attack” maintained that there are those who ask themselves how long these economic problems will last. How long must the public bear the burden and suffer? Others are constantly trying to…

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