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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  International

Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, Iran’s Interior Minister and former Minister of Defense is in Vienna at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) 56th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Mohammad Najjar is on the US sanctions list for human rights abuses. The sanctions…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  International

According to what logic and dignity should the beggar go to Egypt? Editorial by Reza Aybashi: The topic of Egypt is apparently continuing to be a source of Iranian humiliation following the immature and unwise behavior of Iranian officials. Following Mubarak’s ouster, the unprecedented enthusiasm displayed…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Military

The Iranian diplomat, who remains anonymous, listed the West’s offer during the Almaty conference, saying that the West’s offer depends on Iran voluntarily carrying out the necessary measures and in exchange, they would move to lift the sanctions. He confirmed Western media reports regarding the 5+1′s…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Military

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said, “With the measures devised by the Iranian diplomatic establishment, we will witness the gradual removal of the sanctions from this point forward… The enemy claimed last year that crippling sanctions against Iran were on their way; however, they themselves have…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Military

Acting Chief of Staff, Gholamali Rashid, discussed statements made by the Supreme Leader and stated, “The enemies understand our strength, and if they make a strategic miscalculation in their thinking (attack Iran), they will fail.” He added that Iranian Armed Forces should increase their readiness in…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Economy

Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejeii, State Prosecutor General, said that said the most massive fraud case in the history of Iran took place due to the failure of the Customs Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, Central Bank and a number of other banks to properly fulfill…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Economy

Deputy Oil Minister and Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company, Ahmad Ghalebani, announced that a condition for the return of some foreign companies such as French Total and Italian ENI into Iran’s oil industries is an investment on the part of these companies. According…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Economy

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Following approval of the 25% increase in minimum wage of workers, this sum in the new Persian year will be 487,125 tomans (approximately USD 400) per month….

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Abbas Darvish Tavangar was arrested. The the official reason for his arrest is unknown. Tavangar was summoned to the court for culture and media, and after being questioned was detained. He was released shortly after….

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The Board voted to close the paper following what it called, “a violation of the legal limits of journalism.” The editor-in-chief and one of the journalists were temporarily arrested last week….

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The five are Ali Azad, Wafa Qadari, Haled Hosseini, Bahzad Prajallah and Hamad Mahomodanejad.  …

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Following her report on the hardships of members of the Dervish community. No information about the reason for Badri Safiari’s arrest from Fars Province or her whereabouts has been released. On her personal blog, SOOFI, Safiari has been reporting in recent weeks about the pressures and…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Domestic

Ali Larijani said at a gathering of the head and deputy heads of the Majlis Research Center that “Political crimes should be heard before a jury… In the ninth Majlis, we should attempt to have the legal aspects of the constitution completely implemented.”…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Domestic

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, Head of the Qom Seminary Teachers Association, criticized Ahmadinejad for his “ridiculous behavior” during Hugo Chavez’s funeral. “The President of a Muslim country with a population of 75 million, which is widely observed and respected around the world, must consider the state’s honor…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013  /  Domestic

Mashaei has met with foreign ambassadors, artists, discussed the (national) spring, and the fact that he believes in a spring green. He accompanies the President on his overseas trips and sits next to him during cabinet meetings. The question is asked whether Mashaei has made the…

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