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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  International

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Ahmadinejad, heading a high-ranking delegation, is participating in the 12th Summit of Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Ahmadinejad was accompanied by Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi, Oil Minister Rostam Ghassemi, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Special Adviser and Head of NAM Secretariat Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, Head of the Martyrs…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  International

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Culture Minister Seyed Mohammad Hosseini and a cultural official of the Lebanese Hezbollah underlined expansion of cultural ties between the two parties. Hosseini and Head of the Rasalat Institute (affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement), Sheikh Ali Zaher, attended a ceremony to unveil 11 books…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  International

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Hossein Amiri Khamkani said that the Iranian and Mexican rich cultures pave the way for boosting bilateral cooperation between the two nations. He added that the Iran-Mexico parliamentary friendship group welcomes enhancing bilateral cooperation in various fields….

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  International

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Morteza Saffari, Iranian Ambassador to Spain, said that the move to stop the broadcast of HispanTV has no legal basis and that Iran would submit a complaint to Spain’s courts within the next few days. He said that “European countries” claim to defend freedom of speech…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Military

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Access to the full process of enrichment and fuel provision They (US) should respect our concerns, including our right under the framework of the nuclear NPT for taking peaceful advantage of the nuclear energy, including access to the full process of enrichment and fuel provision for…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Military

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Secretary of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, Mahdi Akhavan Behabadi, detailed the policies and plans of the Council regarding filtering and other blocks, adding that one of the Council’s most important programs is the removal of existing problems in website filtering. In order to resolve this,…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Military

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At the launching ceremony of two new Iranian-made tanks, Commander of Iran’s Ground Forces, Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, announced that in March 2014 Iran would introduce the innovative, upgraded Sabalan tank. According to Pourdastan, Iran is closely monitoring enemy activity, and no one has the audacity to…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Economy

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Ebrahim Darvishi, Deputy Auditor of the Central Bank of Iran, warned that some banks may be involved in serious breaches of regulations that may lead to a widespread lack of trust in the banking system among the general public and lead to “a lack of confidence…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Economy

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Economy

Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi appointed Aman Allah Hayati, who was advisor to the Oil Minister as head of a work team to fight the smuggling of oil products in the Ministry of Oil.  …

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Economy

Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Company, Ahmad Qalebani, appointed Mohammad Reza Rahabari as a new director of the Pars Oil and Gas Company in order to organize the development projects in various stages of the South Pars project. The appointment comes after 33 days in…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Human Rights

21-year-old Ali Pejgol was sentenced to 16 years in prison in exile on charges of harming national security.  …

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Former head of the student union at The Open University in Bushehr and human rights activist Mehdi Khodaei was arrested during post-election events and has been imprisoned for the past three years without a single day of leave. Hodaei was sentenced to three years in prison….

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Iran’s Social Security Organization and Tehran’s former prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, was arrested two days ago and transferred to Evin Prison. Previously, the Majlis ousted Minister of Labor and Welfare Abdolreza Sheikhoeslami following his failure to remove Mortazavi from his position as Chairman of the Social Security…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Abdolreza Sheikholeslami, Labor Minister, was impeached during a hot-tempered Majlis session. Sheikholeslami was impeached after a Majlis demand to remove Saeed Mortazavi as the head of the Social Security Fund was rejected by the minister. Mortazavi, one of Ahmadinejad’s top supporters, is a prime suspect in…

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Ali Motahari, a member of the Majlis Press Supervisory Committee and a vocal critic of the government, has slammed the recent wave of journalist arrests for “depriving reporters of their mental and professional peace… We will peruse the issue of journalist arrests both through Majlis and…

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