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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  International

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Referring to the subject of negotiations with the US, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akhbar Salehi said that the Supreme Leader clearly and distinctly outlined the conditions in which it would be possible to hold talks, since in an atmosphere in which there is no demonstration of…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi, head of the Basij volunteer force, said that “Certain naive people believe that talks with the US are important and will be useful. We have been in (nuclear) talks with the 5+1 for over 10 years now. If these talks had yielded any…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  International

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Ali-Akbar Salehi said, “We have signed an agreement with Argentina to settle the AMIA case, and the two sides are committed to it.” Salehi said that 19 years have passed since the terror attack against the Argentine Jewish center and that wide-scale efforts have been made…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  International

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory for Libya, warning Iranians planning to visit the North African country about the heightened threat of terrorist attacks and the high rate of violence in some areas. It added that the travel advisory will be in force…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Military

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said, “The Russian Federation is our first choice for the construction of the new nuclear power plant in Iran… Under a 1992 Iran-Russia agreement, we have agreed to build nuclear power plants with a capacity of up to 5,000 megawatts in…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Military

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Fereydoun Abbasi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) criticized inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for disclosing “confidential” information about member states, including Iran. He said, “The interesting point is that confidential news about Iran leaks out shortly after they (IAEA…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Military

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Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani warned Turkey during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Cemil Cicek, against the deployment of NATO Patriot missiles along Turkey-Syria borders. Larijani expressed dissatisfaction the deployment of the missiles and said, “Based on our experience with Westerners, they will not give up…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Military

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Head of the IRGC Public Relations Office announced that IRGC Commander, General Hassan Shateri, who was in charge of the Iranian-backed Committee for Reconstruction of Lebanon and projects in southern Lebanon, was gunned down while on road from Syria to Lebanon. Prior to his work in Lebanon,…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Economy

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Majlis Justice Committee member, Abu al-Feisal Abu Turabi, has spoken about the new foreign currency management plan and stated that the purchase and holding of dollars for no reason and with the aim of disrupting the market is deemed illegal. He added that violators would be…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Economy

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The Iranian Minister of Health, Mohammad Hassan Tarighat, spoke of the importance of the family health project, adding that Iran’s health expenses are extremely high. He added that if the project had been implemented 17 years ago, a tremendous waste of public money could have been avoided, and…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Economy

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The unemployment rate in autumn 2012 hit 11.2%, down 0.6% compared to the figure in the corresponding period last year. Persons aged 20-24 years are the most unemployed group in Iran, with their unemployment rate reaching 29.8%….

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Economy

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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In a letter sent from his cell in Zahdan Prison, where political prisoner Iraj Mohammad is incarcerated, he warns the UN Secretary General and international human rights organizations about his deteriorating physical and mental condition as a result of the torture and harsh interrogations he has…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Based on a survey among Iranian Internet users, 63% have Yahoo e-mail accounts, and in the past months the Yahoo e-mail accounts of a large number of political activists and journalists have been hacked by security and cyber forces. The figures also show that 18% of…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Two members of the Baha’i minority in Samnan, Ardshir Fenayan and Ms. Sheidruh Firozian, were arrested by Intelligence Ministry agents. Their homes were also searched, and their personal belongings were confiscated. Since their arrest, there has been no word on their condition or where they are…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Domestic

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President Ahmadinejad has responded to the harsh criticism against him for saying “Long live spring,” claiming that what he said referred to the Hidden Imam. He asked, “What did you expect me to say, “Long live fall?” Responding to claims that he had been referring to…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Domestic

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An editorial by Mohammad Nubin, Editor-in-Chief of the Fararu news website, asks “Long live which spring, President Ahmadinejad? This spring, or that spring? Long live spring, long live spring, long live spring… Ahmadinejad repeated this three times. Which spring was Ahmadinejad referring to? This year’s spring,…

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Thursday, 14 February 2013  /  Domestic

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