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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  International

Speaking to a crowd in Hamedan, Ahmadinejad said, “I don’t give a damn if you don’t buy… We can gain 10 times more money through our academic inventions than the money we earn through oil (sales)” and allocate it to the people. ”The Iranian nation’s God-given wealth…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  International

The Majlis Research Center’s analysis of Assad’s speech has determined that the speech “very strongly resembles Iran’s 6-point proposal and is, in fact, an extended version of this proposal… The plan can lead Syria out of the 22-month crisis…” He stressed the principles and goals of the…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  International

In the meeting, Ali Larijani underlined the need for relations between Tehran and Khartoum as well as finding ways to develop bilateral cooperation. The two sides discussed international and regional issues, including Palestine. Larijani is in Khartoum to attend the 8th meeting of Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Military

Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, referred to the six-month delay in the Iran–5+1 nuclear negotiations as “simply unacceptable” and said that opportunities have been lost as a result of this delay. Soltanieh urged the West to return to the negotiating table, adding that…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Military

The Iranian navy and Oman’s Royal Navy Force took part in the Iran-Oman joint relief and rescue drills in the southern waters of Iran’s Hormuz Island. First Captain Ramin Taqipour said that Iran’s Alvand destroyer, Larak medical ship, a fix-wing navy aircraft, AB chopper and BH7 hovercraft…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Military

Brigadier General Mousavi Jazayeri, IRGC Medical Commander, said on the sidelines of an exhibition showcasing the latest IRGC Navy rescue equipment in Bandar Abbas that “Today, the standard model of the rescue vessels for rescue and transfer operations has been designed and based on the contract…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Economy

Mohsen Rezaee, Expediency Council Secretary, said during the Resistance Economy Conference that the idea behind Khamenei’s “resistance economy,” is to resolve poverty and unemployment in Iran. He added, “The resistance economy means fighting poverty and inflation so that (external and internal) economic pressures are not able…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Economy

Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said that improving exploration and mining activities on borders and shared oil and gas fields is a priority for the oil industry. He added that explorations are currently under way in these areas. Qasemi referred to the establishment of common oil committees…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Economy

Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejeii said that about 20 other suspects are being held in custody. The arrested individuals had been exacerbating the situation in the foreign exchange and gold markets by conducting illegal activities. Iran’s rial has steeply fallen against hard currencies in open-market trade,…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Human Rights

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued an opinion “request[ing] the Government [of Iran] to release  Mir Hussein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, [and his wife] Zahra Rahnavard,” calling their detention “arbitrary.” The WGAD also stated that the Iranian government “violated international human rights law…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Head of Iran’s Prisons’ Organization, Esmaeeili said, “Whoever commits a crime, irrespective of religious and ethnic affiliation, is dealt with in accordance with the law and, in general, nobody is imprisoned for having a specific religious belief or view… All adherents of Shiism, Sunnism or Baha’ism…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Attorney and prominent human rights activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is serving a six-year sentence, returned to Evin Prison on Monday after a four-day leave.  …

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Domestic

Majlis members have signed a motion to impeach Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, Abdolreza Sheykh ol-Eslami. They underlined that “negligence and acting against the law by appointing and not dismissing Saeed Mortazavi from his post as the head of the Social Welfare Fund” were…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Domestic

Javad Jahangirzadeh, a member of the Majlis Presidium said that Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs, Lotfollah Foruzandeh, had informed the Majlis that the meeting was delayed due to the absence of Speaker Ali Larijani, who was in Sudan to participate in the General Assembly Meeting of…

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013  /  Domestic

Salimi Namin, former editor of Kayhan, said that Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, the Green opposition leaders detained under house arrest, are not “heads of sedition.” Writing for Alef, the website linked to conservative Majlis member and former head of the Majlis Research Center, Ahmad Tavakoli,…

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