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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  International

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Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC), said that road has been paved for expansion of parliamentary cooperation between Iran and Russia. Boroujerdi said that close cooperation between Tehran and Moscow can prevent the “illogical and bullying policies of the…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  International

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Saeed Jaber Ansari, Secretary of the Headquarters for Supporting and Protecting Cultural Works, rejected media reports alleging that he called for a ban on the import and sale of Buddha statues and that Buddha statutes should be removed from shop windows in Iran, saying that his…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  International

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Director General of the Majlis International Affairs Department, Hossein Sheikholeslam said that Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani will pay a visit to India next week upon the official invitation from his Indian counterpart. Larijani will meet with Indian officials, including the President, Prime Minister and Parliament Speaker…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  International

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Mauritanian Minister of Islamic and Educational Affairs and Iran’s Ambassador to Nouakchott, Ali Asghar Naseri, discussed ways enhancing cooperation on Islamic affairs. They agreed to enhance diplomatic consultations and cultural ties. Naseri voiced his readiness to implement several economic development projects in Mauritania….

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Military

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IRGC Ground Force Commander, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, said that foreign security services are providing terrorist groups in southeastern Iran with special equipment and other support through their peers in a number of littoral states on the southern rim of the Persian Gulf. “Some Persian Gulf…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Military

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The commander of IRGC’s Imam University announced the establishment of a think tank on passive protection, to consist of lecturers and experts from six universities. He said that in order to respond to the country’s needs in the defense sector and gain access to advanced technology…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Military

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Hamid Fazeli head of Iran Space Agency (ISA) said that plans to launch its first three telecom satellites - IranSat 1 to 3 -into space within the next five years. The satellites will be Iran’s first telecom satellites with two FSS and BSS transponders. He added…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Military

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Ahmadinejad and the Pakistani Minister of the Interior signed a security agreement. Ahmadinejad said, “Regional issues that stem from interference of foreigners need to be resolved by regional countries and their close cooperation.” He termed Iran-Pakistan ties as brotherly and described the previous officials meetings fruitful….

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Military

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Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Major General Mohammad Baqeri, said at the closing ceremony of the first seminar on national development of the Makran coast and Iran’s naval strength that any time an incident takes place in the Persian Gulf, US warships contact us on…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Economy

Akbar Torkan, an expert on economic and energy affairs and former head of the Ministry of Oil’s Planning Department, claimed that despite the sanctions, Iran will never offer other countries benefits or discounts on gas prices. He emphasized that the days of low oil and gas…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Economy

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The talks were attended by Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi and his Pakistani counterpart. It should be noted that the Iranian Oil Minister arrived in Pakistan this week to take part in the talks, at the head of an eight-member delegation. Javad Oji, Deputy Oil Minister…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Economy

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Es’haq Rovyar, Manager of the Public Relations Department of the Petroleum Ministry, said that registration for participating in the 18th oil, gas, refining and petrochemical exhibition begins on February 23. Rovyar added that the 18th Tehran Oil Show will open on April 18 with the aim…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Economy

Who is buying Iranian pistachios? Over the past ten months, Iran exported 85,464,322 kg of pistachios valued at USD 699,794,585. In terms of weight, this is a 5.7% drop compared to the corresponding period last year, but in terms of value, it marks a 5.97% increase…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Human Rights

The trial of Al Mazari, a political prisoner held in Wing 350 of Evin Prison, in the Revolutionary Court was conducted in his absence. Ali Mazari refused to appear in court, as he maintains the outcome has been predetermined.  …

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Deputy Prosecutor General of Tehran for Security Affairs is refusing to approve a meeting between Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani incarcerated in the Women’s Wing of Evin Prison, and her mother. In the five months she has been imprisoned, she has not received approval…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Human Rights

As a result of his actions, Jafar Efshari was sent to solitary confinement. He was arrested two years ago with his three brothers and sentenced to five years in prison on charges of actions against national security.  …

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Hassan Arka, who suffers from heart disease, a shattered disk and asthma, is in extremely serious condition and requires emergency surgery. Authorities and security forces, however, are preventing his transfer to hospital….

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Rightel, Iran’s third mobile-phone operator, provides Iranians with their first-ever 3G Internet services, allowing customers to use both video-calls and multimedia messaging functions. Word of the service has spread fast among young Iranians, who are buying SIM cards en masse. The service has angered the hardline…

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Friday, 22 February 2013  /  Domestic

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The Majlis has approved all amendments to the Family Planning Act, eliminating all forms of restrictions on the number of children that working parents can have. All restrictions on working parents were dropped, and maternity leave for working mothers was increased from six to nine months….

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