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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  International

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Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and top nuclear negotiator, met with visiting Secretary of National Security Council of Azerbaijan and warned him of “Western powers’ efforts to destabilize certain countries in order to lay the groundwork for their presence and secure their own…

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Hossein Ziyarati, Director General of Public Relations and International Affairs of Iranian Fars news agency, said that the news agency would change its name “symbolically” to “Persian Gulf” (Khalij-e Fars) for one day on the occasion of Persian Gulf Day on April 30….

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, “The golden triangle of Malacca, Bab el-Mandeb and the Strait of Hormuz is an important triangle and is the Navy’s point of concentration as recommended by the Supreme Leader.” Sayyari underlined the strategic and vital importance of the three waterways for Iran…

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Military

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On April 21, two pilots were killed after an Iranian Air Force jet (F-5) crashed into the mountains in the southwestern town of Abdanan in Ilam Province….

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Economy

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RSM, a UK-based firm, and Crowe Horwath of the US have joined Grant Thornton, one of the second-tier international accounting firms, in leaving Iran after coming under US political pressure.  The ‘big four’ accounting firms pulled out of Iran in 2010.  …

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Economy

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Ali Larijani told worker representatives on the eve of Workers Week (May 1) that paying due attention to production and creation of job opportunities is the only option for controlling rising inflation… Peace of mind is vital for workers, and this point should be taken into…

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Economy

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National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Director for Exploration, Hormoz Qalavand, announced the discovery of new vast gas reserves in Southern Iran….

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Economy

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Seyyed Piruz Mousavi, Managing Director of Iranian Oil Terminals Company (IOTC), said that local experts at his company have successfully manufactured the flexible oil suction and discharge rubber hose needed for such ship-to-ship transfers….

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Economy

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Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi stated Iran’s preparedness to supply Turkey’s energy needs and announced that Tehran will boost export of natural gas supplies to the neighboring country….

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Dozens of labor and independent trade union activists are in prison for speaking out in defense of workers. Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for the government to end the crackdown and free labor rights advocates in anticipation of International Workers’ Day on May 1, as part…

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Yaghoub Khezri, Kurdish journalist, teacher and blogger has been summoned to serve a one-year sentence. He was arrested in June 2012.  …

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Brig-Gen Mohammad Hossein Sepehr said during a meeting of the Supreme Leader’s representatives in the Basij offices, “The IRGC will not raise its banner for any presidential candidate and will not promote any individual.” Sepehr added that Iran is “on the verge of a test and a…

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013  /  Domestic

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So far the cases of 55 people accused of fraud in the USD 2.6 billion case have been reviewed and verdict of death by execution has been handed down to four of them….

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Monday, 29 April 2013  /  Editorial

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The stalled negotiations on Iran’s nuclear dossier between Iran and the West, the Arab Spring in the Middle East and the ongoing crisis in Syria are all gradually widening the chasm and intensifying the existing disputes between Iran and the Gulf states. As a result, tensions…

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Monday, 29 April 2013  /  International

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Ahmadinejad met with Egyptian Vice President for International Affairs and Foreign Cooperation to discuss the Syrian issue. The Foreign Ministry has shed light on the aims of the visit by a high-ranking Egyptian delegation….

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Monday, 29 April 2013  /  International

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Ali Larijani said in a meeting with the Italian Ambassador to Tehran that the Iranian nation has always had a positive and friendly attitude towards Italy. “Expansion of parliamentary cooperation between Iran and Italy can have a positive effect on the two countries official relations.”…

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Monday, 29 April 2013  /  Military

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Fereydoon Abbasi, Director of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that Iran will generate 2,000 megawatts of nuclear power by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2013). He also added, “We hope to increase agricultural products as well as under-cultivation…

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Monday, 29 April 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi, head of Basij of the Oppressed Organization, blamed the US for the appearance of “ten-fold inflation in (Iran’s) economy,” saying that “Those who recommend that we either compromise or negotiate with the US are undoubtedly either unwise or traitors… We categorically declare that…

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Monday, 29 April 2013  /  Military

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Ali Fadavi said, “Today all possibilities and equipment of the Americans in the sea are under threat by us, but we have never been after pressuring and annoying (them)… but no one can guarantee that our self-restraint will continue forever.” Fadavi added, “We have no doubt…

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Monday, 29 April 2013  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri, Deputy Head of Army’s Industrial Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization, said that Iran is independently developing an S-300  (advanced SA)  missile system. He added that purchase of the S-300 missile system was undermined by US sabotage. “Now the Army is developing the…

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