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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  International

Omar Hakim, President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, arrived in Iran to participate in the international meeting for unity that started on Sunday in Tehran with opinion makers and intellectuals from 102 countries around the globe. The report also states that Hakim will meet…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, arrived in Addis Ababa to participate in the 20th meeting of the heads of the OAU. In a press conference held at the airport upon his arrival, he addressed his meetings with the foreign minister of Burkina Faso and…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  International

Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, traveled to Jordan over the weekend for a one-day visit. While there, he met the head of the Palestinian Supreme Council, the Jordanian Foreign Minister and other Jordanian senior officials….

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Military

Iranian websites, citing British and Israeli media reports about an alleged blast at Fordo (near Qom) nuclear enrichment facilities maintained that from time to time Western media launch extensive psychological warfare against Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities, and the latest reports can be analyzed within this  context. According to…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Military

Ahmed Vahidi said at the ceremony that that was one of the most major achievements of the Ministry of Defense. He added that the weapons can detect, identify and destroy aerial threats such as airplanes, helicopters and drones. This mobile system can destroy multiple targets simultaneously…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Military

In a meeting with the participants of the Armed Forces Quran contest, Defense Minister Ahmed Vahidi said that the Islamic Revolution is based on the Quran, and the Iranian people decided it would be a religious society that is run according to Quranic principles. He said…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Economy

Ali Reza Nikzad Rahbar,  Oil Ministry Spokesman, said that Iran has regained its position as  OPEC’s second largest oil producer. Nikzad expressed the hope that all foreign buyers of Iranian oil are adhering to their commitments with Iran’s Oil Ministry not to transfer or sell Iran’s oil to EU countries. The report…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Economy

Seyyed Jaafar Hejazi, Governor of Khuzestan urged “Clerics and prayer imams to prepare the Iranian people for difficult times ahead and the hardships caused by the sanctions.” He maintained that sanctions are tightening, as the enemies’ aim is to completely halt import and export of basic…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Economy

Hamidreza Fuladgar, Head of the Special Committee to Support National Production and Implement Article 44 of Iran’s Constitution, said that the Majlis economic committee and the government have decided to continue holding their joint economic meeting and not to implement the second phase of Targeted Subsidies…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Saeed Abedini, an American Christian pastor of Iranian descent was sentenced to eight years in prison. Abedini reportedly went on trial on charges of attempting to undermine Iranian state security by creating a network of Christian churches in private homes. The US State Department Spokeswoman said…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Regime forces have arrested at least 12 journalists, raided the offices of four reformist publications and suspended a leading conservative paper. The crackdown began with the detentions of Milan Fadai Asl, a reporter for the Iranian Labor News Agency, and Soleiman Mohammadi, an editor with Bahar. The…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Following the refusal of the Gonabad dervishes to appear at the Revolutionary Court in front of Judge Salvati, known for being unfair to political prisoners, the Intelligence Ministry’s investigators started to humiliate the dervishes held in Wing 209 at Evin. According to the report these humiliating…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Human Rights

A 27-year-old who was accused of rape was executed publicly in Karman. In the past ten days eight public executions have been recorded, ten lashings and one case of amputation of limbs in public….

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Domestic

According to an agreement reached at the 2+1 coalition between Qalibaf, Haddad Adel and Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati, only one of the three candidates was supposed to present his final candidacy, and the two others were to withdraw in his favor. According to the last report,…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Domestic

According to an announcement by the Shahrekord representative in the Iranian Majlis, following the plan to unify the village schools in Iran and the lack of attention to the details of the program such as organized transportation from the various villages to the comprehensive schools, three…

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Monday, 28 January 2013  /  Domestic

The Iranian Customs Administration issued a memo banning all goods carrying symbols associated with Valentine’s Day (February 14). It termed Valentine’s Day, “a sign of a clear anti-religion and cultural attack by the capitalist systems, aimed at weakening the basis of the family values in Iran’s Islamic society… It…

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