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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  International

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The Syrian regime is at the forefront of the fight against Zionist aggression – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Saeed Jalili, visited Syria over the weekend and declared Iran’s full support of Bashar Assad’s regime. Jalili announced that Iran was expressing its full…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Ali Jafari said that Iran exposed the hostile and traitorous nature of the Zionist regime (Israel) many years ago and is now again informing the citizens of the world that this is another example of their aggressiveness and traitorous act. Jafari added that Syria remains…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  International

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Salehi, in separate meetings, held talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, and Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.  The Iranian Foreign Minister also met with Syrian opposition leader, Mouaz Al-Khatib, on the sidelines of the Munich…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Military

The foreign ministers of Germany and Italy met with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on the sidelines of the Munich conference and discussed regional events, particularly the crisis in Syria. During these meetings, the Europeans suggested holding the next round of talks between Iran and…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Military

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At a ceremony attended by President Ahmadinejad, Iran unveiled its new fighter jet, the Qaher 313 (Conquer), as Iran’s first significant move to display its capabilities in the club of countries with stealth combat planes. Ahmadinejad thanked “all those who helped and took part in this…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Military

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At a ceremony scheduled to take place on Monday February 4, during the Ten Days of Dawn, attended by Ground Forces Commander Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the new generation of upgraded Zulfiqar and Sansam tanks will be unveiled….

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Economy

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CEO of Iran’s Export Development Bank, Bahman Valiki, announced that despite sanctions, Iran’s economic activists are able to transfer money satisfactorily. According to Valiki, the sanctions have caused many changes in Iran’s banking activity, rendering the use of classic methods useless for these transactions. Under these…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Economy

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Entekhab website is quoting a French news agency, saying that the dollar rate in Iran has increased over the past two weeks by 21%, settling on Saturday at around 4,000 toman (IRR 40,000). The French news agency quoted money changers in Iran that this past Saturday,…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Economy

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In a joint session of the Majlis and the government attended by the heads of the legislative and executive authorities in the Office of the President, the two entities came to an agreement regarding payment of a cash bonus to citizens ahead of the new Persian…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Economy

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Companies from China, Turkey, Iraq, South Korea, UAE and Germany are expected to attend.  …

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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In continuation of the wave of arrests of journalists, former director of the Strategic Research Center library and editor of the website, Jamaran, Fatemeh Sagharchi was arrested. There are also reports of the arrest of Reyhaneh Tabatabei, a journalist affiliated with the reformist press. Reyhaneh Tabatabei…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Hamza Rigi, a relative of Abdomalek Rigi (leader of Jundallah), was arrested and has been imprisoned in solitary confinement for the past 32 months. Rigi was sentenced to death on charges of conspiring with Jundallah. According to reports, Rigi was a minor at the time of…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Masoud Fadram was charged, among other things, with anti-regime propaganda following the 2009 elections due to statements of the Council of National–Religious Activists….

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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In the two years that have passed since the arrest of young Iranian scientist, Omid Kokabi, who was working on his post-doctorate in nuclear physics at the University of Texas, investigator pressures on him are continuing and he is being prevented from taking furlough or meeting…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Political prisoner Zahra Mansouri, who has been imprisoned in Evin Prison, has suffered a recurrence of breast cancer and despite the agreement of the Prosecutor General, the Intelligence Ministry is continuing to oppose medical leave so she can receive treatment. According to reports, Mansouri’s medical condition…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Rajaei Shahr prison authorities are preventing the transport of imprisoned student Misagh Yazdannejad, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison, to the hospital. Prison doctors recommended on several occasions that he be taken to hospital for medical treatment, but Misagh is refusing to be taken…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Domestic

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An editorial in reformist Mardom Salari by Vali Darvishi titled, “Keep Your Eyes Open” reads, “Perhaps in these times it is not difficult to describe what the country is going through and what the citizens are suffering. The issues are so public and open that the…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Domestic

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An article by Kayhan Editor, Hossein Shariatamdari, titled “The Ocean is an Ocean”, stated “Even for me, it is difficult and bitter to address what I wrote here, and if it were not for the fact that is the personal interest of Ayatollah Rafsanjani, these statements…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Domestic

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The fact that the candidacy of Hassan Ruhani in the upcoming presidential elections has become extremely serious, and the submission of his name as candidate for Hashemi Rafsanjani’s national unity plan has sparked discussions among authorities and politicians regarding his candidacy and to the question of…

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Monday, 4 February 2013  /  Domestic

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In an interview with Mosalas weekly, former IRGC Commander and Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, Mohsen Rezaee, said that he will announce his decision on whether or not he will run later, adding that he does not believe that Mr. Hashemi Rafsanjani will run in…

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