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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  International

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A Jomhouri Eslami editorial titled, “Who Needs to Show Honesty?” maintains that US Vice President Joe Biden asked Iran to enter direct negotiations with the United States. Biden’s statements pertaining to direct negotiations with Iran earned a great deal of attention at the conference. Although he, too,…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  International

Responding to statements made by the US Secretary of Defense, who accused Iran of smuggling weapons and attempting to undermine stability in the Middle East, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that the false, ridiculous accusations cannot hide the many crimes of the US around the world….

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  International

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German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Friday that Berlin would help pave the way for direct talks between Iran and the United States, expressing hope that Iran would accept the offer of bilateral talks.  …

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  International

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Esfanidiar Rahim Mashaei, who currently serves as Chairman of the NAM Secretariat, will begin foreign travel as part of his position in February.  Although his first destination is still unclear, it will apparently be one of Iran’s neighboring countries that are NAM members.  …

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Military

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Head of the Operations Division of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Command, Amir Shahrokh Shahram, discussed threats made by the US and the Zionist regime (Israel), stressing that defense of the nuclear facilities is part of the Command’s special and unique assignments. “Our forces defend these…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Military

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Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced at a meeting with Iran’s aerospace technology researchers that Iran would soon launch the Tolou satellite from the Imam Khomeni Spaceport that is currently under construction.  …

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Military

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Acting commander of the Iranian army, Amir Abdolalrahim Mousavi, announced during the Armed Forces morning drill that the air force never rests and is always ready to respond to threats. According to Mousavi, the Armed Forces Air Force has displayed solid achievements and innovations that will…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Economy

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Member of the board of directors of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Hosseini, discussed the unique characteristics of the new sanctions against Iran, saying that these sanctions are not likely to affect ties with Iran’s main trade partners - China, Turkey and India - and relations…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Economy

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Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Commerce, Javad Esmaili, provided information about the government’s new program designed to increase the purchasing power of 2.5 million civil servants in accordance with the instructions of the Supreme Leader, and announced that the employees would be…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Economy

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An editorial on the website, Fana, discusses the sharp drop in the value of the Iranian currency, among other things, due to a rise in inflation. The Iranian currency has been losing value for some time, and several of the zeros have become irrelevant. The idea…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Economy

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At a ceremony marking the Ten Days of Dawn, Ayatollah Morteza Moghtadai, a member of the Society of the Seminary Teachers of Qom, addressed the state of the economy, emphasizing that the problems, and particularly the high cost of living, have become an extremely difficult burden…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Sadegh Hornavar- Shojaei was returned to prison from sick leave to soon. Over the past several days, he has been hospitalized in the prison clinic following progression of his disease, but the authorities are refusing to transport him to the hospital….

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Security forces arrested five Kurdish student activists last week: Khaled Mohammadi, Suran Danshawar, Zaneh Moaini, Dawad Qasemi and Saman Mahmoody.  …

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Shiraz resident, Kava Taheri, was arrested by IRGC Intelligence agents at his workplace and was imprisoned, initially in the IRGC prison for 52 days and then transferred to the main prison in Shiraz. 32-year-old Taheri is a licensed journalist, and his lawyer has been unable to…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Appellate court sentences 85-year-old Baha’I, Mohammad Hossein Nahaei, to one year in prison and a fine. Nahaei has been imprisoned for the past ten months on charges of anti-regime propaganda….

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Fars is reporting rumors that head of the Front of the Followers of the Imam, Habibollah Asgarowladi Khomeini, asked for a one-year leave from his position (Motalefeh) of the Islamic Coalition Party following criticism leveled by members of his party of his latest positions. According to…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Domestic

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The pensioners said they are “protesting here for our payments.” It has been two months that we have not received our pensions, and they are not paying our retirement benefits.” The protesters were holding banners, urging the Ministry of Industry to investigate an embezzlement case in…

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013  /  Domestic

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After seven days of filtering, the Editor of Tabnak, which is affiliated with Mohsen Rezaee, stated that Tehran’s Prosecutor General had announced that the filter had been removed.  …

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