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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  International

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Fars News reports on Argo’s win of the Oscar and the presentation of the award exceptionally made by Michelle Obama. Fars emphasizes that the Ago is an anti - Iran film produced by the Zionist company, Warner Brothers. The Iranian film director, Sirus Alvand referred to…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  International

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The Friday prayer leader of Mashhad, Ayatollah Ahmad Alam Olhoda, emphasized in his sermon that Iran’s foreign policy clearly states that it is impossible to hold any negotiations with the US and that Iran cannot  put its hands in the Americans’  treacherous bloodstained hands. He stressed…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  International

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A roundtable discussion held between university lecturers last Sunday at the Open University campus in Kermanshah with representatives from the Supreme Leader’s office, was also attended by Mohammad-Hossein Saffar-Harandi (Consultant to the IRGC, was Minister of Culture in Ahmadinejad’s previous government). In this meeting, Harandi addressed…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Military

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Saeed Jalili is scheduled to begin nuclear  talks with the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) in Almaty. Jalili said that the international community is looking to receive “logical” and “credible” responses from the 5+1 group to Iran’s proposals,…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Military

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Alaaldin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, referred to the nuclear talks with the 5 +1 group and said that if there would be an intention to discuss ceasing enrichment to 20%, Iran would have to see what it would get…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Military

Asre Iran ran an op-ed  about Iranian policy for talks between Iran and the West titled ”The 5 +1 Package is Empty - Do Not Expect Anything Significant in Almaty.”  This week in Almaty, Kazakhstan a new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the 5…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Military

Habibollah Sayari, Naval Commander of the Iranian Army, announced that on Tuesday Naval Battle Group 24 of the Iranian army will leave for the Pacific Ocean. The division, consisting of a ship carrying Kharg helicopters and a Sablan destroyer, will depart on Tuesday from the Strait…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Economy

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Mohsen Rezaee, Secretary of the Expediency Council, said that Iran’s economic situation was “very vulnerable” in a meeting with students in Bushehr. He added that Iran wants to turn the “vicious sanctions” into an opportunity, it will have to return fairness and justice to the state,…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Economy

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Hossein Habibi, Representative of the Islamic Labor Committee’s Wage Council, said in an interview to ILNA that standard cost of living in Iran six times higher than the workers’ wages. According to him, in January/February 2013, the minimum cost of living for a family of four…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Economy

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With reports of an increase in the price of pistachios for the Persian New Year celebrations (March 21) and the consumer boycott of pistachios and nuts in general, the head of the Iran Pistachio Association, Mohsen Jalalpur, who also serves as Vice President of the Iran…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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The statement of claim issued on the temporary Kahrizak Detention Center by the Attorney General against Saeed Mortazavi and two other judges in the Kahrizak case. It only accuses the defendants of involvement in illegal detention, and the item regarding “involvement in murder” was removed from…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Human Rights

According to the law, all prisoners who have served over half their prison terms are allowed furlough. In accordance with this law, Baha’i prisoners Rosita Waski (five-year sentence), Dawar Nabilzadeh (five-year sentence), Jaliar Wahadat (five-year sentence), Sima Ashrafi (five-year sentence) and Sanaj Takchali (six-month sentence) are…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Human Rights

At the instruction of University President Alireza Golshani, IRGC forces broke down the door to the office and confiscated all equipment owned by the Association and then shut down the office.  …

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Human Rights

It is unclear whether Mazandrani was arrested at the offices of Etemaad or at his home.  …

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Human Rights

There was also a violent search of the home of Sayyid Hamid Sadr Kabaddi and personal effects such as a camera, computer and books were confiscated. There is no information about the cause of his arrest or place of detention….

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Domestic

The defense attorney for Faezeh Hashemi, Rafsanjani’s daughter, said that his client’s six-month period of imprisonment would be complete in three weeks, and she is scheduled to be released. However, he announced that an additional case was filed against her for disruption of order in prison,…

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Newspaper Maqreb was warned by the Chairman of the Press at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance following the publication of a picture of Mohammad Khatami, the former president, which has been noted as being contrary to a decision of the Supreme National Security Council….

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