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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  International

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The Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Ramin Mehmanparast , denied reports that Iran had agreed to the questioning of Iranians by the Argentine judges  on the AMIA case. He said that under an agreement reached between Iran and Argentina, a committee composed of neutral jurists…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  International

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Abdollah Norouzi is slated to replace Baqeri as Iran’s new ambassador to Sofia. Iran recalled its ambassador to Sofia after Bulgaria’s interior ministry claimed that Iran had provoked Lebanese Hezbollah to stage a terror attack against the Israeli tourists in the Black Sea city of Burgas….

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  International

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Ali Akbar Salehi arrived in Moscow at the head of a delegation to attend the 10th Iran-Russia joint economic commission meeting. The annual meeting of the Russian-Iranian Business Council (RIBC) is slated to be held on February 11-12 in Moscow. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Military

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Mostafa Dolatyar, one of the delegates to the February 26 talks in Kazakhstan, said that  “The P5+1 knows well that it should have a new proposal and word for Iran. In Almaty, we will be just listening… We have already expressed our views, and we will…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Military

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Hassan Firouzabadi, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces referred in an interview in Fars News to the continued hostility of the US against the Iranian people. He added that there is no current military threat from the Americans, and the Americans are focused on…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Economy

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Asadollah Asgarolad , head of the Iran Chamber of Commerce in China and a board member of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, argued that the root of the foreign exchange crisis is in the poor handling of the sanctions. According to him, the response of some…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Economy

According to Mahmoud Bahmani, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, details of special resolutions on the foreign currency market will soon be provided, and the most important of these is increasing the volume of US dollars offered in the market. He announced that they…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Economy

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The Chairman of Majlis Economic Committee, Arsalan Fathipour, announced that in meetings between the government and the Majlis it was decided that in carrying out second phase of the subsidy reform, 50% of the revenues generated from implementation of the law would be allocated for cash…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Economy

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The talks will continue for 3 to 4 days. After the agreement between the two countries is finalized, Tadbir Energy will begin, within one month, the construction of the “peace” pipeline to run 781 km in Pakistan. Representing Iran in the talks is a delegation led…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Zahra and Narges, daughters of Mir Hussein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, were arrested prior to the third anniversary of their parents’ house arrest. Security forces stormed the homes of Narges and Zahra, arrested them and inspecting their homes for several hours. The two were released later…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Suleiman Muhammad is one of the 16 journalists arrested. Over two weeks have passed since the nighttime arrest of the journalist, and despite repeated requests by his family, there has been no move to transfer medication he needs following surgery on his back. In a phone…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Assan Aghaei has not contacted his family  for more than a week, and in the family’s most recent request to the prison, they were informed that he has been prohibited from meetings, making his family seriously concerned about his condition.  …

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Hussein-Ali Shahriari,, head of the Majlis Health and Medical Committee, referred to the credit crunch as one of the major problems in the health sector and stressed that unfortunately the government promises to fund foreign currency to finance for the purchase of drugs remain unrealized. He…

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013  /  Domestic

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The critics include religious scholars and experts on religious law such as Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi. Abbas Salimi Namin, a political expert and commentator, argued that in the national day ceremony, the President said things that were contrary to the spirit of unity required by the Spiritual…

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