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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  International

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At a ceremony launching the book Resistance Economy at Sharif University, Basij Commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi, said that the fact that the US is accusing the IRGC of being an organization that supports terror is the highest mark of honor for the IRGC. “We are proud…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  International

Ramin Mehmanparast described the statement issued after a meeting of the PGCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) foreign ministers in Riyadh as “unacceptable” and “improper interference in Iran’s affairs.” He reiterated that Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunbs are “inseparable” parts of Iran and added, “Unfounded claims…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  International

In Iran, discussions have entered the second consecutive week regarding Argo‘s win as Best Picture in the Academy Awards in Hollywood. An editorial published by Fars News Agency details what it calls the all-out movie world war conducted by the West and the Zionist-Hollywood stream against…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Military

Fereydoun Abbasi Davani, Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that “The final production line of these centrifuges has been completed, and the old generation of these centrifuges, which is less efficient, will be phased out.” Earlier Abbasi announced that Iran had started…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Military

During an unannounced visit to Iraq, Ali Akbar Salehi expressed optimism regarding the nuclear negotiations with the P5+1, saying the talks have had yielded positive results and it was now necessary for both sides to take another step forward… “What is important is that the talks…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Military

Fereydun Abbasi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), rejected claims of contamination at Isfahan’s uranium conversion facility. “Contrary to the media hype by Western (states) about Isfahan nuclear site being dangerous, this site poses no threat.” Abbasi added that the nuclear material at…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Military

IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari appointed Ebadollah Abdollahi as Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Construction Headquarters to replace Abolqasem Mozaffari. Khatam al-Anbia, also referred to as GHORB, is the IRGC’s major engineering arm and one of Iran’s largest contractors in industrial and key development projects….

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Military

Admiral Siyavash Jarreh, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations, said  that the Navy’s 24th fleet of warships, comprised of Khark chopper carrier and Sabalan destroyer, docked in Zhangjigang this morning after a 13,000-kilometer voyage in 40 days, during which the warships traced and detected…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Economy

Statistics on the level of income and expenses based on the increase in foreign currency value over the past eight months reveal a 72% drop in citizens’ purchasing power. The surge in the USD exchange rate from 874 tomans eight years ago to 3,200 tomans at…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Economy

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) plans to issue IRR 200,000 and IRR 500,000 banknotes. Currently, IRR 100,000 banknotes are the highest denomination currency in Iran. The CBI said that society is in need of such high denomination banknotes. Ahmadinejad’s government may face a deficit of…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Economy

An editorial in conservative newspaper Alef titled, “Iran’s Economic Problems Will Not Be Resolved by Eliminating Several Zeros from the Currency” maintained that statements on the elimination of several zeros were made several years ago when officials from the government’s economic team, and particularly the honorable…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Economy

A number of dealers trying to sell the hard currency they purchased before the drop in prices has considerably increased. The fluctuations in the price of gold and foreign currency started a few days ago, although fluctuations were particularly significant on March 4. Dealers were trying…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Economy

The conference will be attended by Iran as well as the oil and energy ministers of the nine member nations. On the sidelines of this two-day conference, the energy ministers and oil and gas officials of Iran and Turkey will meet to hold talks to finalize…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Human Rights

250 Iranian women, including women’s rights activists, human rights activists, political activists and families of political prisoners published a statement condemning the attitude of internal security forces towards the daughters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, calling their behavior illegal and immoral….

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Abdalfattah Soltani was instructed to deposit extremely high bail of 1,200,000,000 tomans. Soltani, who had been the attorney for minors who faced execution, political activists and many journalists charged with anti-regime propaganda, set up the Fund for Defense of Human Rights and was sentenced to 13…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Human Rights

In the five months since his arrest, blogger Kaveh Taheri is still in temporary custody in Adal Abad Prison in Shiraz without a hearing in his case. Taheri is charged with harming national security and anti-regime propaganda in cyberspace….

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Domestic

The total budget of the government for next year (starts on March 21) has been increased by 20% over the current year’s budget. The Presidential office’s budget has been set at 682 billion tomans (up 80% over this year’s budget). The budget of other bodies such…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Domestic

Dr. Yadallah Javani writes in an editorial that we would expect that after the wise recommendations of the Supreme Leader to officials to stop making accusations without solid evidence, the illegal and immoral process would end in Iran. The Supreme Leader has always emphasized adherence to…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Domestic

In the letter, the reformists asked to meet with the Supreme Leader and update him on their views and learn his views as well. Mohammad Javad Haqshenas, Deputy Chairman of the Reformist Front, said that his party along with the Moderate Front has signed the letter…

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013  /  Domestic

The Head of Supervision in the Majlis, Hossein Mozafar, announced that to date, 3,850 memos were sent to ministers and the President, 480 of which to the President himself and the rest to his ministers. The Ninth Majlis approved 37 laws, only five of which have…

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