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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  International

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A security delegation headed by Police (Law Enforcement Forces - LEF) Chief, Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam, left for Abu Dhabi on February 19 at the invitation of UAE Interior Minister, Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayid Al Nahyan. The delegation will discuss increasing police cooperation…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  International

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The Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee issued a statement that “Iran does not consider the territorial integrity and its sovereignty over the (disputed) islands (Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa) negotiable and maintains its sovereignty over the three Iranian islands.” Iran regards all…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said, “Iranian and Argentinean officials have reached a very important agreement (to mutually investigate 1994 AMIA terror attack)… The way in which this will be done is laid out in the text of the agreement… This agreement can strengthen relations between Iran…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  International

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Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah, sent a letter of condolences over the assassination of IRGC commander Hasan Shateri (Hesam Khoshnevis) in Syria to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the relatives of the late general….

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Military

Mohammad Esmaeili, member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “We are not hopeful about these negotiations.” He criticized the Western states for their insincerity in talks with Iran. “This insincerity can be seen in their words and deeds, and we should…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Military

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The rockets designed and manufactured in Iran include rockets in the Zelal family, which are critically important, as they are considered to have the longest range and able to cause the most destruction….

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Military

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Ahmad Fazeli, Head of Iran’s Space Agency, said that Iran will send six new domestically produced satellites, primarily produced by Iranian universities, into space in the next Iranian year (starting March 21, 2013). “Based on the foreseen timeline, Fajr, Sharif Sat, Tolou, Zafar and A-Test will…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Economy

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Rostam Qassemi said that Iran will join major exporters of gasoline as of next year, once projects to develop refineries come on line. Qassemi added that the growth of gas production at South Pars field has created suitable capacity for sale of gas to neighboring countries….

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Economy

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Asre Iran is reporting that the level of foreign travel in any country reflects the level of profit and income of its citizens as well as the management of that country’s foreign policies. Over the past 15 years, the number of Iranians traveling abroad grew significantly,…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Economy

Ali-Akbar Safa’i, Director General of the province’s Ports and Maritime Organization, said that “The cost of construction of these ports is estimated at USD 82 million.”  …

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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The Intelligence Ministry has issued a third statement regarding the “BBC-led spy rings,”  in which it underlined that “individuals linked to the (BBC-led) ring of psychological operations were summoned and interrogated, as were a number of others who were unaware of the nature of the ring….

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Several journalists and culture and social activists were among those arrested.  …

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Editor of Jamaran website Fateme Sagharchi, who was arrested in the wave of arrests of journalists, was released on bail from Evin Prison.  …

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Domestic

In an editorial that ran in Panjareh weekly, which is affiliated with conservative Majlis member Alireza Zakani, the author claims that Ahmadinejad is moving in the same path as Mousavi, due to his resistance in implementing laws. Ahmadinejad is seriously avoiding the laws, and if necessary,…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Domestic

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An editorial in the newspaper, Jomhouri Eslami, refers to the implications of the delay in submission of the budget for the new year and maintains that the delay continues and the explanations of responsible members of the government in this regard are unclear and often contradictory….

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Election laws in Iran prohibit early campaigning. Candidates are therefore trying to circumvent this law by expanding their activity on Facebook. Many Facebook pages have recently been opened on behalf of the candidates, some of which were only opened in their names, but the candidates themselves…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Domestic

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According to the reformist newspaper Etemaad, Majid Ansari, Abdalluwahad Mousavi Lari and Ashak Jehangiri met with the Supreme Leader, possibly as representatives of the reformist camp. According to Ansari, the meeting was held in a good atmosphere. He added, “The meeting was good, and in any…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Domestic

A week after the Secretary of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace announced the future launch of VPN ports in Iran, the site that was presented for registration to receive lawful VPN was rendered inactive unknown reasons. The party wanting the VPN is supposed to register on…

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013  /  Domestic

According to rumors, the next meeting of the News Agency Regulatory Committee will approve operation of a new news agency, Kayhan. According to reports, it is still unclear whether the new agency will belong to or be affiliated with Kayhan newspaper.  …

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