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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Editorial

Since the beginning of 2013, Iranian involvement in underground movements and in the establishment of terrorist infrastructures in several Persian Gulf nations as well as Yemen has been exposed once again. This involvement is part of Iranian policy to export the revolution to countries experiencing instability…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  International

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The UN team arrived in Yemen on February 22 to investigate a 40-ton weapons shipment seized by the Yemeni Coast Guard last month. The shipment is believed to be from Iran. In two separate letters to the UNSC, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  International

The diplomat’s attorney did not publish his name, but a wave of speculation has begun. According to his attorney, the diplomat is currently residing with his family in a sheltered location. The Spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry responded to this report by saying that a member…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  International

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Saeed Jalili met with the President of Azerbaijan and emphasized that historic and friendly relations between the two countries constitute a solid foundation to increase the level of cooperation between them in order to ensure regional security. Jalili added that Iran and Azerbaijan would not allow…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Military

Spokesman for the War Games, General Hamid Sarkheyli, announced that IRGC forces had shot down a foreign UAV in the area of the drill. According to Sarkheyli, the IRGC’s electronic warfare system detected signals from a foreign UAV that was about to enter the airspace of…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Military

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At the opening of the Great Prophet 8 drills, Hamid Sarkheyli, Spokesman for the drill, announced that new weapons would be used, and emphasis would also be placed on passive defense. Another area that will be stressed during the drill is the use of Basij forces….

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Military

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Senior IRGC officer, Hamid Tabtabai, one of the operation officers of the IRGC Naval Force, was killed in the line of duty. Several Iranian news agencies have provided conflicting reports regarding the circumstances surrounding Tabatabai’s death, with some reporting a clash with Kurdish PJAK/ Free Life…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Economy

Sunday morning, Majlis representatives convened a closed meeting before the public plenum session. In the closed meeting, Majlis Speaker, Ali Larijani, reported on a joint meeting that took place the previous day between the heads of the three authorities and emphasized the need to quickly review…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Economy

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Preisdent of Iran’s Customs Administration, Abbas Mermanejad, reported that the export of Iranian non-oil products, including liquid gas, totaled approximately USD 37.7 billion over the past 11 months, a 1.5% increase in terms of weight and 4% decline in terms of value compared to last year….

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Economy

At a conference of leading exporters, Chairman of Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines, Yahya Ale- Eshaq, said that Iranian exporters have successfully managed to bypass the complications of sanctions and retain their foreign markets, and even increase exports by 24%, which he maintains is…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Continuing the pressures applied against the daughters of Mir Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, security forces have prevented meetings between the daughters and their parents for the past 100 days, including any contact and telephone call over the past month.  …

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Human Rights

The blogger was charged with false statements against a government authority in the province and of inciting public opinion.  …

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Human Rights

In the early hours of last Monday, Intelligence Ministry agents broke into the home of the family of Yazdan Nejad, arrested his family, Ms. Akram Elasadat Sanjeri along with her 17-year-old son Miliad Yazdan Nejad and a guest who was staying in their home, Asef Rezaeian….

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Human Rights

According to the report, since the start of 2013, at least 20 people have been executed in Boyer-Ahmad Province ,and 37 others have been executed over the past three months. Another individual who was charged with rape was publicly executed in Arak. According to this report,…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Domestic

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The live interview of President Ahmadinejad broadcast on IRIB was suddenly cut off in the middle by the broadcast authority, which continued to broadcast a recording. During the interview, the President addressed citizens and answered journalists’ questions regarding the most important economic issues. Highlights: Long delay…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Mehr News Agency published Ahmadinejad’s censored response to its correspondent during his live TV interview. Mehr emphasied that the President’s answer was not broadcast live by the national media and was interrupted as correspondents started asking questions and resumed later. According to Mehr, Ahmadinejad said in response…

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Monday, 25 February 2013  /  Domestic

Asre Iran analyzes the behind-the-scenes decision to cut off of the live interview with the President on Iranian television in an article titled, “Night of the Censors.” The live interview with the President included extraordinary, but not really peculiar events. In general, interviews with the President…

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