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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  International

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Don’t rely too strongly on Patriot missile systems Hussein Amir-Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs said that the Israeli attack on Syria clearly demonstrated that foreign-sponsored militants and Israel pursue the same goals with regard to Syria. He called on the Secretary-General of the…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  International

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The Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister and the Head of Iran’s Interests Section in Cairo,  Mojtaba Amani, have discussed ways to promote cooperation in the field of air flights and to establish direct flights between Iran and Egypt. Mojtaba Amani invited the Egyptian minister to attend the…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  International

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Alireza Bigdeli has been appointed asIran’s new ambassador toTurkey. He was formerly the deputy research head of the Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies. He will be replacing Bahman Hoseynpur.  …

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Military

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Iran is monitoring the enemy’s movements in cyberspace. The Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Basij and Defense Culture, Massoud Jazayeri, who serves as secretary of the Armed Forces Committee in the Headquarters for the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies said at a headquarters…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Military

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Iran’s  Nahid, Qa’em and Fajr satellites are to be launched on Space Technology Day, on February 2. The Director of the Iranian Space Agency, Hamid Fazeli, has said that Ahmadinejhad will be inaugurating space technology achievements on the same day. Fazeli added that “Since the issue…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Military

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At a meeting of military commanders, the head of the Artesh (military) counterintelligence organization, Brigadier General Mohammad Hassan Habibian, said that the enemy’s current tactics are to use electronic equipment instead of soldiers and ground forces. The enemy is trying to blockIran’s access to the latest…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Economy

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The Director General of the Iranian National Company for Petroleum Distribution, Mustafa Kashkuli, announced the official opening of the new oil reservoir inKerman in the near future, stressing that this is one of the largest oil-storage reservoirs. According to Kashkuli, the operation of the reservoir will…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Economy

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The Head of the Organization responsible for holding the exhibition, Hamid Reza Fazlali, has said that Iran will hold its first Export Capabilities Exhibition at Tehran’s Permanent International Fairgrounds from February 6 to February 9. Fazlali added that more than 200 domestic companies have registered to…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Economy

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Economy

The CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company, Javad Oji, has reported that Iran’s gas trade balance has become a positive one, and that the volume of gas exports has exceeded imports. Speaking about the export and import of natural gas to Iran, he added that from…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Economy

 The Chinese ambassador inIran visited the special area for mining and metals in the Persian Gulf and expressedChina’s desire in investing in the mining industry ofIran in this field, especially in aluminum and steel, and in the mechanical and hydraulic industries.  …

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Economy

Iranian students in the United States and Canada say major banks have been closing their accounts, as part of the international sanctions against Iran.  …

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Part of the statement reads, “We, the Iranian journalists who have signed this statement, protest the presence of officials of the Prosecutor’s Office at a number of newspapers and publications and the mass arrests of our colleagues.” The journalists also expressed their concern about the “politicization”…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Human Rights

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton called on Iran to explain a wave of arrests of journalists and raids on newspaper offices. A statement issued by Ashton’s office also said she was concerned by reports that Iran-based family members of BBC-Farsi journalists based in London have…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Human Rights

According to Purya’s sister, their mother is in a critical condition in hospital, having undergone several operations and chemotherapy treatments, and her only wish is to see her eldest son. Purya last saw his mother more than six months ago, through a glass screen, and since…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Faruin Zandi, a lecturer atVaraminUniversity, was arrested about a month ago together with her husband, Arash Kamanche, at their home. Since their arrest, there has been no information on the condition or whereabouts of the couple, who are cultural activists.  …

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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 Four members of the Gonabad Dynasty Dervish community were arrested on their way fromEsfahan to Shahre Kord. The four are Arash Shaltuki, Mehrdad Shirazi, Morteza Sohrabi and Hamid Akbari. Security and intelligence forces ambushed the four, who were traveling in their car on the highway between…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Five men convicted on drug-related charges were hanged in Kerman province.  …

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Ayatollah Khamenei agreed to pardon and commute jail terms of 1,298 prisoners on the occasion of the anniversary the birth of the Prophet Muhammad and the 34th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The decision came in response to a letter from…

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Friday, 1 February 2013  /  Domestic

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According to one of the workers, although they have been demonstrating outside the President’s office for seven days and despite the talks held by their representatives, there has still been no clear response to the workers’ demands. He referred to the problems of organization in Tehran,…

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