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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  International

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Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Taeb, head of the Ammar Strategic Base (responsible for handling Iran’s soft war) and a former Basij commander has said in a meeting with university student that “Syria is (Iran’s) 35th and a strategic province of Iran. If the enemy attacks us and intends to…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Sheikhan, Head of the Communications, Information and Publicity Center of the  Presidential Office, said that “During his visit to Egypt, the President invited Egyptian scholars, elites, university professors and media to visit Iran… One of the most important issues addressed in all meetings with the…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  International

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Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, currently visiting Pakistan, stressed that one of the means of fulfilling the Islamic culture is through the Islamization of governments. Governments can be Islamic if they lay down Islamic goals and laws and create an atmosphere of unifying the Islamic people. Larijani…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  International

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The Chairman of Persepolis Tehran Football Club, Mohammad Rouyanian, spoke of his visit to Milan and his talks with the President of the Italian Football Association and with the managers of the Milan Football Club in Italy. He announced that there may soon be a meeting…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  International

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Military

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In the 10th meeting of  the joint Economic Cooperation Commission, the two sides agreed on strengthening mutual cooperation on space science. Hassan Karimi, an official with the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) and Iran’s representative in the talks, said a working group has been established for space…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Military

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General Mohammad Hejazi said that Iranian-made ballistic missiles will be more accurate and that new advancements have been made in the field of tracking flying targets. He lambasted Western efforts to downplay Iranian technological achievements, saying that enemies have attempted to deny or alter it, but in…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Military

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Hossein Salami, IRGC Deputy Commander, said that Iran knows how to penetrate Patriot Missile defenses. There are many uncertainties in Patriot Missile battle field operational capabilities… There are many tactics for overcoming them, and they certainly cannot be a safe defensive shield for anyone, but may a psychological…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Economy

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A Baztab report maintains with the catastrophic rise in prices placing a tremendous burden on the backs of citizens, several relevant officials are still involved in propaganda and foreign travel. The wave of price increases in recent weeks has surged, and the price of one dollar…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Economy

Iranian Oil Ministry Spokesperson, Alireza Nikzad-Rahbar, reported on the oil talks between Iran and Russia. He said that in these talks there was no reference to specific oil fields, but that Iran has expressed a desire for the Russian oil company to be involved in developing…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Economy

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The CEO of the National Oil Company and the Deputy Oil Minister, Ahmed Kalabani, detailed the reasons for the delay generated by the operation of the new steps in the southern Pars project and announced that by the end of the current Persian year, gas production…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Today, February 15, it will be two years since the Iranian regime deprived two former pillars of the system — former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi and former Majlis Speaker Mehdi Karroubi — of their freedom of movement and put them under house arrest. Earlier this…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mahdi Tajik, a journalist and graduate student at Tehran University, was summoned to serve his two-year sentence at Evin Prison. In addition to the two-year sentence, he was also sentenced to a 15-year ban from journalism and political activity….

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Dawari, teacher and former Editor-in-Chief of the reformist website, Saham News, who has been imprisoned for the past three years in Wing 350 of Evin Prison without one day of leave, suffered a heart attack after hearing news of his brother’s death. Dawari was taken…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Faiza Hashemi, Hashemi Rafsanjani’s daughter jailed at Evin, was punished a while ago and moved to an isolation cell. According to knowledgeable sources, the reason for transfer to solitary confinement was because she took part in a protest rally of prisoners and caused disorder in the…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Daudi Arzang Daudi, in prison for nine years, and human rights activists have expressed serious concern following his transfer to the prison’s isolation cells which are known as a place of torture….

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Iran’s Police Chief, Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moghaddam, referred to discussions on the holding of free elections and claimed that the enemy is constantly trying to create the impression that the elections are not free, to make the Iranian people believe that their voice does not count and does…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Domestic

According to the Working Group for the Determination of Criminal Content, which is responsible for censoring the Internet in Iran, any calls to boycott or reduce participation in elections or protests, sit-ins or strikes have been declared illegal, and will be considered Internet crimes during the…

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Friday, 15 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Internal security forces in Tehran arrested 80 people Wednesday morning in an operation aimed at eradicating crime and apprehending offenders and criminals. Such arrests are often accompanied by violence and public humiliation of those arrested. This time, the detainees were displayed in public on the back…

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