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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  International

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Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei dismissed the US offer of direct talks with Iran. Addressing a gathering of Air Force commanders, he underlined that the proposal has been made in word, while Washington’s actions show a different course, meaning that the offer is nothing but a cunning…

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  International

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Iranian Ambassador to Beirut, Ghazanfar Roknabadi, said that Tehran and Riyadh are speaking and holding meetings on the Syrian crisis….

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  International

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The Executive Committee of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union condemned the planned visit of Iran’s Majlis committee to the three “occupied” UAE islands of Abu Musa, the Greater and Lesser Tunbs, calling the committee to stop these provocative steps and calm the environment to reach a solution…

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  International

Larijani will discuss (February 11) setting up an inter-parliamentary union among the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states. Larijani will meet with a number of Pakistani officials and parliament speakers of ECO member countries, who will meet in Pakistan to discuss setting up such a forum….

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  International

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Nader Talebzade, secretary of the conference, said that “Hollywood is the epicenter of entertainment, but it has a dark side (from which) we have been getting the aggression of Hollywood.” Mike Gravel, a former US Senator who attended the conference, condemned Hollywood’s role in imposing imperialistic…

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  International

Deputy Science Minister for International Affairs, Arsalan Ghorbani, announced the establishment of a joint private university between Iran and Turkey in Tabriz and Van ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in Iran. According to Ghorbani, this proposal was made by Science Minister Kamran Daneshjoo.  …

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Eslami, Deputy Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), said that Iran produces over 20 types of UAVs. Long-range UAVs are strategic drones. “Mid-range drones are assigned with the missions of surveillance and look-out in high-endurance flights, and short-ranged drones have a wide range…

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  Military

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Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, IRGC Aerospace Force Commander, said that some people believed at the time (after the RQ170 UAV was intercepted) that the US would deploy forces inside Iran to destroy the remains of the downed UAV. “Others believed that the US would conduct…

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  Military

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Maneuvers of Beit ol-Moghadas of the Basij Quick Response Forces in Bushehr Province are scheduled to take place on February 29. During the two-day drill, various stages of land, sea and air maneuvers will be practiced….

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  Economy

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The two supertankers, each having the cargo carrying capacity of 2 million barrels of crude, joined the Iranian fleet at the beginning of 2013, and that three other ships were added to the Iranian fleet in recent months. The Atlantis and the Infinity oil tankers, which…

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  Economy

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The Pakistani Ambassador to Tehran announced that an Iranian company will start construction soon, and the project is scheduled to be completed by December 2015….

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Mahsa Amrabadi, serving a one-year sentence, has been returned to Evin Prison after a short furlough….

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Baztab, a conservative website that has been sharply critical of the government, has been offline since Tuesday amid reports of heavy cyber-attacks. Baztab was also briefly knocked out amid last week’s crackdown on the media….

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  Domestic

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As the next presidential election in Iran approaches and as differences among the various ruling circles have been deepening, appointees and close associates of the Supreme Leader have been visiting various clergymen and clergy students and, while criticizing their “apathy” and stressing that the fate of…

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Friday, 8 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Majid Mohtashami-Pur, Spokesman for the Reformist Front, said that the “Congress will be attended by all reformist parties and all possible reformist candidates in order to achieve final agreement.” It is believed that if the congress goes ahead, Iran’s former President Khatami may also attend it…

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