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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  International

The EU has blacklisted Press TV CEO Mohammad Sarafraz and newsroom director Hamid Reza Emadi. …

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Military

In an Fars News editorial, Advisor to the Supreme Leader’s Representative at the IRGC Dr. Yadollah Javani claims that defense of nuclear rights is a defense of Iranian progress. Progress and advancement are part of the Iranian people’s rights, and one that can be exercised through…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Military

First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi discussed sanctions against Iran, stating that the reason behind the sanctions is not Iran’s nuclear knowledge and science, particularly in light of the fact that Iran has publicly expressed a willingness to the UN that it will never want a…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Military

The agreement, which was signed in Baghdad by Iran’s IRGC commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi and Iraqi Navy commander Ali Husayn al-Rubay’I, is aimed at “expanding naval cooperation”. Fadavi held separate meetings with Iraq’s acting defense minister, chief of staff of the army and navy commander…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Military

Military to launch a missile exercise on March 14…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Economy

Ayatolla Seyyed Ahmad Alam al-Hoda, Imam Ja’amah of Mashhad, said in a meeting with members of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation in Khorasan Razavi Province said that unfortunately, the high cost of living and inflation is crushing the lower classes and the economic problems have increased…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Economy

The president of Abidi Pharmaceutical discussed the pharmaceutical crisis that has been affecting Iran for the past four months, as well as the shortage in special drugs, saying that the main reason behind the shortage lies in government policies and internal challenges far more than international…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Economy

Director of the Pharmaceutical Department in the National Manufacturing Headquarters Amir Hossein Jamshidi announced that Iran had successfully manufactured the raw material for antibiotics and that within two months, production would begin of Penicillin G in Iran, which would end import of the material from China….

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Economy

Despite EU sanctions that ban the import of Iranian natural gas and gas products, Iran exported over USD 7 billion in a range of gas products to Asian and European countries, the most important being China, Japan, the UAE, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Turkey,…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Reflecting on the last two years of his mandate and his current report, the Special Rapporteur has concluded that the severity of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been worsening. Frequent and disconcerting reports concerning punitive state action against various members of…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Read the full text of Iran’s reply to UN Human Rights report. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107152396…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Reporters without Borders calls Iranian government one of the five state enemies of the internet: Syria, China, Iran, Vietnam and Bahrain…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Human Rights

According to the report, approximately 20 security force personnel arrived at the home of Sharif Saeed Panea to arrest him….

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Domestic

Reformist website Jaras published an extensive article headlined “Forty Reasons Why Khatami’s Candidacy is Necessary”. The article constitutes the latest call to former Reformist President Mohammad Khatami to run in Iran’s upcoming presidential elections and its intention was to provoke a “public discussion” regarding Khatami’s candidacy. The…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Domestic

Khatami has said that “You cannot reject democracy and still claim that you approve of elections. You cannot reject the people’s right to choose their future and claim we have democracy.” He added that reformists had “plans to save the country” and they also had the…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Domestic

In an interview with a special Shargh newspaper magazine published for Norooz, the eldest daughter of Hashemi Rafsanjani Fatima Hashemi discussed the events that occurred following the last presidential elections, and stated: “I am not a particularly forgiving person. The events that took place after the…

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013  /  Domestic

Iran has launched an English version of its 24-hour entertainment and movie channel “iFilm. Programs will include Iranian films dubbed into English, historical and family dramas as well as comedy. iFilm was one of the Iranian channels dropped last month by Arab satellite provider Gulfsat “under…

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