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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  International

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) announced that the parliamentary body has started discussing the Iran-Argentina Memorandum of Understanding to investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing. Argentine prosecutors formally accused the Iranian government of masterminding the terror attack and the…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  International

Ali Larijani met with various Indian officials, including the President, Prime Minister and his counterpart on the 4th day of his visit to India and termed his talks “constructive.” Larijani’s said that Iran has some proposals for India in the field of oil, gas and petrochemicals that will be important…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  International

Commander of the anti-narcotics squad of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police, General Ali Moayyedi and Bolivia’s Vice Minister for Social Defense and Controlled Substances, Felipe Cáceres García discussed ways of expanding their joint campaign against drug trafficking….

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Military

Iran’s ability to organize its plans based on the international law and the perceived and institutional concerns of other actors should be considered as one of the reasons behind the relative success of Iran’s nuclear diplomacy. Iran was successful in its resistance against pressure, while on the other hand, the…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Military

The Commander of the IRGC, Mohammad Ali Jafari, visited one of the cruise and missile units of the IRGC Navy on the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman and said in a speech to the soldiers that Iran controls the world’s strategic reserves, and as the…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Military

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Operational Affairs, Brigadier General Mostafa Salami, said that “these war games were designed to maintain the Armed Forces’ capability to confront enemies in times of threat, adding that the IRGC’s recent drills were based on a…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Economy

In a ceremony attended by President Ahmadinejad, oil production began in two oil fields, Sarvestan and Sa’adat Abad. With the operation of these two oil fields, the Fars Province joined Iran’s oil producers. The oil production capacity of the two fields stands at 15,000 barrels per…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Economy

Iran currently exports 8 billion cubic meters of gas every year, a number expected to exceed 35 billion cubic meters in three years, in light of understandings reached with countries such as Pakistan and Iraq, as well as several Gulf nations.  …

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Economy

Javad Owji, Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), said that “The Iran-Pakistan (IP) peace pipeline is expected to be constructed in 22 months on Pakistani soil with Iran’s participation. He said Pakistan covers 780 kilometers of the 1,881-kilometer pipeline….

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Twelve young Arabs residing in Ahvaz (capital of Khuzestan Province) were arrested by Ministry of intelligence (MOIS) agents while they were holding Arabic and Koran classes. Human rights activists added that the intelligence forces frequently conduct raids and arrest people without warrants from the Judiciary and…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Abolfazl Ghadiani was sentenced to five years in prison following publication of letters and criticism of the behavior of the Supreme Leader. According to reports, his family must pay for his hospitalization expenses as well as living expenses for the security forces that accompany him.  …

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Three men sentenced to death for drug-related offenses were executed in the central prison Qazvin. Two other drug dealers were executed at Sari Prison and Kashan Central Prison.  …

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Human Rights

A violent search was conducted of the home of Saeed Hamid Sader Kabadi and his personal effects including a camera, computer and books were confiscated. No information has been made available about the reasons for his arrest or his whereabouts.  …

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Domestic

Restrictions have been placed on photographers, cameramen and journalists. In the event the plan receives final approval, photographers and cameramen will be restricted to filming the first hour of the public sessions and afterwards, depending on the necessary permissions of the MP heading the session, photographers…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Domestic

Signatories of the manifesto claimed that the sudden rise in inflation last half year and its impact on the prices of basic commodities, were the main reason for writing the statement. They noted that drivers and employees of the bus company, as well as hundreds of…

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Friday, 1 March 2013  /  Domestic

Despite the protests of environmental activists regarding the development and expansion of the refinery in Shiraz and the passage of the oil pipeline in Bamou National Park, which is a breeding ground for mountain goats, and despite promises by the head of Fars Province in the…

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