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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  International

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Head of the Iranian Interests Office in Cairo, Mojtaba Amani, rejected reports of a letter sent by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to Mohammad Morsi, in which Khamenei recommended that Morsi institute a religious government based on the Velayat-e Faqih (Guardianship of the Jurists). Amani added…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  International

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Salehi  said in a meeting with the Ecuador’s new Ambassador to Iran, who submitted a copy of his credentials to the Foreign Minister, that bilateral ties will further develop during newly elected Rafael Correa Delgado’s tenure. The new Ecuadorian envoy said that he will do his…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  International

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Heading a high-ranking delegation, Saeedlou said that his visit to “the friendly country of Cuba” is aimed at reviewing international and bilateral issues. He reiterated that Iran is interested in promoting relations and strengthening solidarity with Latin American nations….

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  International

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The Ministry of Culture and Guidance denounced Jafar Panahi’s recent film-making activities and criticized the awarding of the Silver Bear to his film at the Berlin Film Festival. Javad Shamaghdari, the Ministry’s Film Deputy, said that “Any film sent outside the country to be screened, in…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Military

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Iranian Defense Minister Ahmed Vahidi rejected recent reports in the media about the flight of Iranian stealth jet Qaher-313, claiming that the reports are merely press reports, statements by non-professionals who are unable to see Iran’s advances in such fields. He said that the enemy cannot…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Military

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Ahmad Vahidi said during the 2nd Radar Technology System Conference at Imam Hussein Jameh University, “Today we have enormous achievements in various fields of radar (technology), radars with a range of 500 to 700 km have been manufactured, and radars with a range of 1000 to…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Military

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The Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces, Mohammad Pakpour, said that the IRGC army has two missions, one defensive and one security oriented. From the security aspect, the IRGC Ground Forces are responsible for the security of northwest, west and southeast Iran. In the past year,…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Economy

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Following the delays in submitting the government’s budget proposal to the Majlis, the head of the Department of Strategic Planning and Supervision in the President’s office, Behrouz Moradi, announced that the budget proposal will likely be presented by the government on Sunday, but before that, the…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Economy

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Ambassador to Madrid, Morteza Saffari Natanzi, said that over 2,000 Spanish companies in different sectors of economy, industry and trade are working in Iran. He added that Spain is viewed positively in Iran. He said that because of the political behavior of certain European countries such…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Economy

The Iraqi government has authorized the Iraqi Oil Minister to sign an agreement to construct a gas pipeline between Iran-Iraq-Syria. The pipeline will carry gas from Iran and western Iraq to Syria and Europe.  …

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Economy

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Mahmoud Zirakchianzadeh, Managing Director of Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOCC), said that the company has invested USD 3 billion in no flare projects. He said that the company’s first NGL project with the aim of gathering associated gases was launched last week, with the capacity of…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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A group of Green Movement supporters held a ceremony on February 24 in Paris marking the second anniversary of the house arrest of the Green Movement leaders and in memory of those killed during the post-election protest events….

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Keyan Market in Ahwaz, which is an important center of commerce for impoverished Arabs, was burned down by Iranian security forces on February 14 in spite of a soaring unemployment problem. A local source said, “The policy is not new and not surprising. The Iranian regime…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Sifzada, a detainee in Rajaï Shahr Prison, was hospitalized last week after a kidney hemorrhage and returned to prison after only one day despite the fact that his medical treatment had not been completed. He was immediately transferred to the court, where he was informed of his…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Akbar Por-Hoseini was accused of anti-regime propaganda and membership in the Baha’i faith.      …

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Domestic

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On February 18, Ahmadinejad introduced Mohammad Hasan Nami to the Majlis as the Minister of Communications and Information Technology to get a vote of confidence….

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Following the President’s deferral beyond the legally-allowed date, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has been forced to announce the implementation of the law removing the legal obstacles in insurance for construction workers and relating to the penalties imposed on those who break the law. According to the…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Domestic

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In a ceremony in Bushehr Province, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  said that in his world travels, he had received many items of clothing and hats, but nobody had managed to put a hat on Ahmadinejad’s head (a Farsi expression also meaning to deceive him, meaning that nobody…

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Thursday, 21 February 2013  /  Domestic

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According to official figures, since the Islamic revolutionary victory 33 years ago, 800,000 people have been killed on Iran’s roads. The figures also show that over the past 33 years, 436,000 drivers were imprisoned for various traffic offenses, and 9 million people were hospitalized because of…

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