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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  International

During a memorial gathering of veterans honoring the “martyrs of irregular wars,” Naqdi said, “If we were meant to compromise with America, there would be no need for people like Mostafa Chamran (Iran’s first post-revolutionary Defense Minister) to be martyred. They were martyred to safeguard Iran’s…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  International

Ahmad Khatami said, “The primary aim behind recent unjust sanctions imposed by the global arrogance against Iran was to exert pressure on the (Iranian) people to let them loose on the streets against the Islamic Republic government within a month of imposing them. However, thanks to…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  International

An Iranian political expert analyzed the recent Israeli election and maintains that the results and especially “the defeat of the Zionist regime’s extremist parties” reflects the current political crisis within the regime’s political parties. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has constantly created an atmosphere of security… Media…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  International

The Slovakian Foreign Ministry confirms that 26-year-old Slovakian citizen, Matej Valuch, was arrested in Iran on charges of spying for the CIA.  …

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Military

Ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said that the success of the nuclear talks depends on whether the IAEA can accept the reality of a nuclear Iran. “We have been able to overcome some of our differences in previous meetings, but there are still some…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Military

Mohammad Ali Jafari, while visiting the IRGC’s missile and naval units located at the Strait of Hormuz, stated that the IRGC’s “huge defensive capacity has managed to expand its operational depth to the other side of free waters in line with the Islamic Republic’s national security…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Military

Colonel Nasrollah Seyf, Deputy Head of the Basij Organization for Basij Operations, said that the Ila Bayt al-Maqdis (Towards Jerusalem) drills, code-named Mohamad Rasulollah (Prophet Mohammad), have begun on the shores of the Persian Gulf in Hormozgan Province. He added that the central stage of the…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Military

Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force for Operations, Brigadier General Ali Arasteh, said that “Given the existing threats and sanctions, the Army Ground Force has upgraded its combat preparedness by training courses and to that end, it is testing new defensive achievements in addition to…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Military

Hamid Fazeli, acting head of Iran’s Space Agency, said that “Currently, Iranian researchers are studying basic equipment and spacesuits along with all subsystems for sending a living creature into space. He added, “The project to send a living creature to space by launching an advanced living…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Military

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Economy

Deputy Oil Minister and CEO of the National Oil Company, Ahmad Ghalebani, appointed Hamid Reza Golpaigani as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Iranian Drilling Company.  …

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Human Rights

A group of sugar cane cutters of the Karun Agro-industrial Complex in Shushtar have held a protest rally outside the President’s office in Tehran for the third consecutive day. The protesters complained that not a single official has attended their gathering during the three days to…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Special Clergy Court has sentenced Hojjatoleslam Ali Reza Jahanshahi, known as the “Sirjani seminary student” (The Sirjani seminary student organized several justice-seeking rallies since last year, in line with implementing the eight-article decree by the Supreme Leader (Khamenei) for fighting economic corruption) to three and a…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Human Rights

The family of political prisone,r Hossein Panahi, was summoned for interrogation at the Intelligence Ministry headquarters, during which they were subjected to pressure and threats. The family was informed that their bank accounts had been blocked and frozen. These measures are designed to increase pressure on…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Domestic

Officials close to the deviant current, who introduce themselves as supporters of the government, plan on creating noise on Facebook to affect the upcoming elections. These sources created various pages on social networks, particularly Facebook, and post propaganda on behalf of the leader of the deviant…

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Domestic

Hasan-Ali Nuri, Head of the Interior Ministry’s Election Headquarters, said that during the training sessions, governors throughout Iran will be familiarized with the principles of conducting the elections as well as ways to maintain security during the next two elections campaign….

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Friday, 25 January 2013  /  Domestic

Deputy Chairman of the Majlis, Mohammad Reza Bahonar, was taken to the hospital after suffering a heart attack. Later on Bahonar denied that he suffered a heart attack….

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