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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  International

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At the closing ceremony of the 26thInternational Islamic Unity Conference, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani expressed hope for unity among Muslims, adding that today, “US false hegemony has been shattered, and the Islamic nations are restoring their honor.” The Islamic axis, instead of being in an inferior…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  International

Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi addressed statements made by the French Foreign Minister regarding the arrest of journalists, calling it intervention in Iran’s internal affairs and recommending that France provide an accounting with respect to the political prisoners in…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  International

A delegation of the heads and members of the scientific committee of the Departments of Philosophy and International Affairs at Minzhou University visited Alzahra University in Iran and met with the university’s heads….

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Military

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, discussed claims made by some countries, particularly the US, regarding the failure of talks between Iran and the IAEA. He said, “Talks between Iran and the IAEA are progressing, and if someone plans on expressing an opinion on this matter,…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Military

A critical Baztab editorial titled, “My Brothers, Nuclear Talks are the Fate of 75 million people and Not a Specialization!” questions the logic behind the perpetual change in the venue of the talks from Geneva to Istanbul, to Baghdad and Moscow and now to Cairo, which…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Military

A member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Security Committee said that he received “confirmed” information that “large quantities” of uranium stored in secret locations in Syria were transported to Iran through Iraq. The uranium was intended for use in the Syrian nuclear reactor bombed in 2007 in…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Economy

Expediency Council Secretary, Mohsen Rezaee criticized the suspension of oil and gas exports. “We are self-sanctioning ourselves, and this will damage our economy more than the Western sanctions.”…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Economy

At the Majlis and government meeting, Bushehr representative in the Majlis, Abdolkarim Jamiri, addressed the second phase of the Subsidy Reform Law, adding that implementation of the second phase would increase inflation. According to Jamiri, under current circumstances, implementation of the second phase, as the government…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Economy

In a meeting designed to examine the issues and problems of manufacturing facilities in Iran, Iran’s Inspector General, Hojjatoleslam Mostafa Pour Mohammadi, welcomed the convening of the meeting that focused on the economic problems of manufacturers, emphasizing that officials must listen and closely monitor the problems…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Human Rights

In a new book, Sketches of Iran: A Glimpse from the Front Lines of Human Rights, a collection of drawings, political cartoons and portraits of human rights defenders, internationally acclaimed Iranian artists depict the pain and resiliency of those in Iran who refuse to relinquish their…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Human Rights

A group of UN independent experts urged Iran to halt the execution of five activists belonging to the Ahwazi Arab minority, who were sentenced to death on charges of corruption, propaganda and “enmity against God.” Mohammad Ali Amouri, Sayed Jaber Alboshoka, Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka, Hashem Shabain…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Secretary of the Student Union at Shahid Chamran University in Ahvaz was summoned for questioning at the Intelligence Headquarters in Khuzestan Province along with three political activists from the province: Safaei Maghadam head of the Musharakat Front in Khuzestan and former IRGC officer, Mahdi Ghomeishi, head…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Several students and religious scholars identified as supporters of opposition Ayatollah, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Dastgheib Shirazi, were arrested in Shiraz. According to the report, at least five religious leaders were arrested in a coordinated attack by security forces in Shiraz. Ayatollah Dastgheib, a prominent religious…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Domestic

Talk about “free elections” is a plot - In an interview with Fars News, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, the Secretary General of the Qom Seminary Lecturers’ Association, said that talks about “free elections” are a plot designed to serve the post-election period (for presidency) just as it…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Domestic

Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam, Police Chief, said that the enemy is staging a media campaign in the last few months to undermine Iran’s upcoming presidential election. He added, “In the June 2009 (presidential) election, all enemy media outlets started their activities six months prior to the elections,…

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013  /  Domestic

Ali Akbar Javanfekr, former head of IRNA and current media adviser to Ahmadinejad, sent a letter to Khamenei asking for a repeat court hearing of his case. Javanfekr, who is serving his sentence in Evin Prison, asked for the application of Article 18 of the law…

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