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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  International

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“Returning nuclear dossier to Security Council is illogical” – Addressing threats to return the nuclear dossier to the Security Council if no results are achieved between Iran and the IAEA in the next round of talks, Ramin Mehmanparast said that the scope of the agreement between…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  International

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Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Majlis, said that under the current circumstances the Iranian people are experiencing the final stages of the American conspiracy. The glorious participation of citizens in the Revolution Day demonstrations proves that the behavior and the economic and political pressures of the…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  International

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Rasoul Malkefar, Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology, said that there are 12,000 foreign students studying at Iranian universities nationwide. He said these students admitted to the Iranian universities attend classes regularly. As per the second five-year economic and development plan, the number of foreign…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Military

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On the anniversary of the death of Imad Mughniyeh, Deputy for Basij Affairs and Defensive Culture Masoud Jazayeri said that Mughniyeh was the product of the Islamic Revolution and the Velayat e-Faqih. He entered the fight against the Zionist regime (Israel), because of the message of…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Military

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Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology for Research Affairs, Mohammad Mahdinejad Nouri, said that the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology had approved two major national projects in the fields of research and technology, which include the design, development and manufacture of engines for…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Economy

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Asadollah Asgaroladi, Head of the Iranian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, said that “the new round of Western sanctions will not affect the country if five countries, including China, India, Turkey, Malaysia and Russia, which have abundant trade exchanges with Iran defy the embargo. He expressed confidence that…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Economy

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Just before the end of this Persian year, the government and the Majlis are trying to work together to lower foreign currency and gold prices. In addition to the security arrangements adopted by the Central Bank and the Majlis, the Central Bank Governor announced that to…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Economy

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Member of the Board of Directors of the Iranian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, Mohammad Reza Najafi Manesh, announced that over the past ten months, Iranian auto part exports had plunged 96% to less than USD 2 million. According to Manash, due to the overwhelming problems they…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Human Rights

According to human rights activists in Iran, the Prosecutor General of Zahedan opened a new wing in Zahedan prison that is designed for torture. According to the report, Prosecutor General Mohammad Marziyeh arrived at the prison along with other officials from the province and opened Wing…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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His previous requests to receive a medical leave went unanswered. Shojaei was sentenced to four years in prison, five lashings, a fine and a lifetime removal from his position as cleric on charges of spying, harming national security, anti-regime propaganda, etc….

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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After approval was obtained for Abolfazl Abedini to leave prison for medical treatment for heart disease, the court stipulated high bail of 900 million tomans. Abedini, a former journalist and former head of organization responsible for human rights activists in Iran was sentenced to 12 years…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Iranian affairs analyst on the BBC, Jamshid Barzegar, discusses the fiery reaction of Ahmadinejad’s conservative opponents (principlists) to his repeated use of the phrase, Long Live Spring, in his last speech marking Islamic Victory Day, and asks why they are reacting so vehemently and with such…

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Tension in Iran’s internal arena is increasing following Ahmadinejad’s statements in the Majlis about ten days ago, in which he accused one of the Larijani brothers of corruption. Fazel Larijani (at whom Ahmadinejad’s accusation was directed) sent a letter to Tehran’s Prosecutor General, in which he…

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