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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  International

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In honor of Student Day, the Supreme Leader’s website published a summary of positions and statements of the Supreme Leader on the subject of the historical struggle between Iran and the US. The summary ends with ten questions and answers: Is the struggle of the Iranian…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  International

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Ramin Mehmanparast said that Americans have been “hostile to Iran for over 60 years… So far, there have been no topics for talks to the US on anyone’s agenda… The matter of talks is different than that of establishing relations, which has its own conditions. For…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Military

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Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, the spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, addressed the request of France from India to mediate on the Iranian nuclear questions and it said that it would be best for France, before asking India to mediate, to demand that…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Military

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Mehdi Sanaii, head of the Iran-Russia parliamentary friendship group, said that a delegation from the Russian State Duma is scheduled to make a four-day visit to Tehran. The Russian delegation will participate in a Eurasia conference and will discuss issues related to Tehran’s nuclear program as…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Military

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Ahmed Vahidi, Iranian Defense Minister, announced that in the coming months the a Jamran 2 combat vessel would be put into action and a new model flying boat will also be revealed….

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Military

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Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran will unveil different types of multi-purpose drones. He added, “UAVs are required in the naval sector, and the naval sector will be equipped with this technology in the near future.” Vahidi continued, “Different types of attack and reconnaissance UAVs…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Economy

According to data published in the report of the Majlis Research Center, the main reasons for increased prices in the past two years was the implementation of the Subsidy Reform Law and the lowering interest rates.  …

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Economy

According to a recent government and Majlis decision, next month, all citizens will receive a sum of 70,000 tomans as a bonus for the Persian year that will begin on March 21st. Many economic experts believe that this minor sum will not only not resolve the…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Economy

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Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani referred to Majlis opposition to the implementation of the second part of the Subsidy Reform Law and said that the strong resistance would continue during the Persian year that is drawing to a close, and there will be a need to reexamine…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Economy

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The chairman of the Board for  rehabilitation and construction, Khatam Alvasia (a corporation established three years ago at the instruction of the  oil minister and composed of five large oil and gas companies, including the construction company, Khatam al-Anbia, and is directly under the control of…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Economy

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi won the award for “Closed Curtain,” a movie he co-directed with Kamboziya Partovi in defiance of a ban on film making in Iran. The film, in which the two directors play the main roles, reflects Panahi’s frustration at being unable to work officially. The…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Bebood Gholi Zade was arrested near the Intelligence Ministry headquarters in the city. His personal effects were confiscated and no information has been released about the reason for his arrest or his location. Bebood was arrested in the past by security forces on charges of nationalism….

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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As part of a campaign to increase social and moral security, internal security forces shut down three banquet halls on charges of “playing unapproved music.”…

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Yashar Piri was arrested in the events of the protest of drying Lake Urmia in Tabriz….

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Saman Nasim is accused of terrorism due to his membership in opposition groups, and his transfer sparked concern that he will be executed….

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013  /  Domestic

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For more than 24 hours after the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s criticism of the President in the wake of the heated argument in the plenum of the Majlis with the Majlis Speaker, Ahmadinejad broke his silence and in a letter to the Supreme Leader emphasized…

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