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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  International

Head of Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said regarding possible engagement, “It is up to the Supreme Leader to make decisions about it… if Obama shows honesty and no negative indication is observed in his approach, the Supreme Leader might accept the [possible] proposal for talks.”  …

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  International

Mohammad Hasan Asafari, member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said ahead of Ahmadinejad’s visit to Egypt to attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit (February 6-7) that “Western governments are plotting against Muslim countries to undermine their unity and fan the…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  International

The Indian Ambassador to Iran said that India will soon establish a cultural center in Tehran after obtaining permission from the Iranian government. The center will be inaugurated by Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid during his (upcoming) visit to Tehran.”…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Military

“There was no explosion” – When asked if an explosion had occurred at the Fordo site, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Basij and Defense Culture, Massoud Jazayeri, said, “I deny that any explosion took place at the Fordo site. “False reports”…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Military

Kamran Daneshjoo, Minister of Science, Research and Technology, said that Iran has succeeded in indigenizing nuclear science and technology and is now ready to transfer this know-how to other countries. He lambasted Western powers for monopolizing science and imposing bans and boycotts on the third world…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Military

Massoud Jazayeri, Armed Forces General Staff Basij Affairs and Defense Culture Deputy, announced the establishment of a headquarters for small wars/soft war. He added that the base will not just serve the armed forces. Its role will be to serve during the sensitive conditions of soft…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Military

Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi discussed the successful launch of the Pishgam (Pioneer) Explorer satellite, adding that this was Iran’s first step towards sending a man into space. He added that more good news would soon be released in this field. Press reported that “Iran has successfully…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Military

The exhibition, organized by the IRGC’s Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad, displayed the latest achievements and products of Iran’s naval mines. The latest methods of mine management, mine production, mine-planting and mine-sweeping, mapping and methods of defusing mines were discussed at the seminar. Other countries’ latest sea…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Economy

Shamseddin Hosseini said that ten projects are initially being launched in the north, south, east and west of Iran in conjunction with two banks, ECO Development and Commerce and Islamic Development. Hosseini reported on implementation of joint projects with neighboring countries over the next several months,…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Economy

Official data reveals that the volume of Iran’s foreign trade over the past ten months reached USD 78,151,000,000. The export of non-petroleum products during this period totaled USD 34,383,000,000, a 2.9% decline relative to the same period last year. During this period, USD 43,768,000,000 of merchandise…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Economy

Managing Director of Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (ISOICO), Hamid Rezaeian,  said that the tanker’s load capacity is 35,000 tons, its length is 168 meters, 16 meters high and the width is 32 meters. Rezaeian further noted that the tanker was ordered by the…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Fars News Agency reports that reformist journalists Keyvan Mehregan and Hoseyn Yaqchi were arrested. “Two more elements of certain media close to the anti-Revolution and sedition movement were arrested following a warrant issued by the Judiciary.” Fars News also named a number of journalists who were…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Human Rights

The prison doctor ordered Mohammad Sadegh Shojaei to be transferred to the hospital, but the prison wardens refused. According to his mother, his is at very high risk and he needs treatment by a specialist doctor. However, Shojaei was returned to prison after the Prosecutor General…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Internal security forces in Noor burst into the home of Shida Taaid, a Baha’I, and arrested her along with a guest who was at her home at the time, Bian Babaii, also a Baha’i. Two Baha’i students were expelled from the rest of their studies at…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Mehdi Emami-Naseri, Managing Editor of pro-reform Maqhreb newspaper, has been freed from detention after spending 119 days in notorious Evin prison. He was arrested on October 1. Emami-Naseri said that while in prison he was “hospitalized for heart failure and intestinal bleeding,” and then was released…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Domestic

Head of the Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, met with media and cyberspace activists and said, “Under the current circumstances, when the enemy is trying to create rifts (between the people and the Islamic system), the only way left for me is to follow the path of…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Domestic

Minister of Islamic Culture and Guidance, Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, discussed the arrest of 12 journalists and stated that they are currently reviewing the situation and reasons for their arrest. Once additional information has been received, it will be given to the media. According to Hosseini, the…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Domestic

They talked about the tough unemployment problem, the fact that they are not insured, low wages, etc. One of the workers said that despite the fact that he has been a construction worker for 30 years, he is not insured. In the meetings, Rezaee said that…

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013  /  Domestic

In addition to the economic problems of the large factor in Isfahan, Giti Pasand, the head of the professional associations in Isfahan announced that Giti Pasand corporation continues to operate partially and unclearly, but due to a shortage of cash, over 5,000 workers have still not…

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