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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  International

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Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) Spokesman, said that the Committee examined the latest developments in Syria and Iran’s ties with Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, attended the session and said that…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  International

The Egyptian government has violated the tourism agreement it signed with Iran. In violation of this agreement, the government decided to suspend Iranian travel to the country through the end of June. This suspension came following Salafist protests and attacks on the home of the head…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  International

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Representatives of student unions gathered outside the office of Egypt’s Interest Section “in response to an attack on Iran’s Interest Section in Cairo by a number of Egyptian Salafis and displaced Syrians who oppose the Assad regime… Student groups will announce their solidarity with the justice-seeking and anti-tyranny…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Military

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“The seventh anniversary of the National Day of Nuclear Technology will be marked today, and Ahmadinejad and other officials will take part in the celebrations,” the report added. President Ahmadinejad and the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Fereydoun Abbasi, will provide an update on the…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Military

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In terms of power plants and research reactors: This past summer, the Bushehr power plant reached maximum power of 1000 megawatts and following standard pilot runs, it is ready for temporary transfer to Iran. There is good cooperation between Iranian and Russian experts that can continue…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Military

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….Of course there is some distance between the positions of the two sides… Iran has announced on numerous occasions - stressing the rights of the Iranian people including the right to enrich - based on these two points, the proposal was tabled to help us to…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Military

In an interview with Fars News agency, a diplomat who participated in the Almaty 2 talks discussed the negative reports in the West regarding the results of the nuclear talks, saying that it was natural that the members of the 5+1 would not achieve their desired…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Military

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Head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaedeen Boroujerdi, said in an interview with Elalam network that if the West fails to demonstrate commitment to issues such as reduction in nuclear weapons and refuses to recognize Iran’s nuclear rights, the option of withdrawing…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Military

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The Supreme Leader’s Advisor on International Affairs, Dr. Ali Ahkbar Velayati, discussed some media reports regarding the failure of nuclear talks in Almaty, and said that it appears that the 5+1 and the international community will finally be forced to recognize Iran’s right to nuclear energy,…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Military

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Former Director General for Africa in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote an article following the recent round of nuclear talks titled, “Negotiations Counter to Optimism” that referred to the Almaty 2 talks were a “failure.” He maintained that “Counter to all of the optimism that…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Economy

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Gholamreza Mesbahi-Moqaddam, Chairman of the Majlis Planning, Budget and Assessment Committee, said during  a meeting with the representatives of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, “Unfortunately, the rate of economic growth is zero or below zero and negative. We could not make use of the opportunities in economy.” Mesbahi-Moqaddam added…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Economy

Secretary of the Council for Dialogue between the Government and Private Sector, Mohammad Nahavandian, emphasized that implementation of the second phase of subsidy reform is not feasible. Nahavandian said that during implementation of the second phase, inflation was less than 15%, but today inflation stands at…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Economy

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Economy

According to the latest customs statistics, Iranian trade with the UAE dropped sharply by 37% in the past year. According to the report, Iranian imports from the UAE declined by 52%, and its exports to the UAE dropped by 14.5%.  …

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Sadegh Najafi and Mojtaba Najafi, charged with setting up a website in support of political prisoners and the Mourning Mothers of Laleh Park (mothers of people killed in the June 2009 post-presidential election unrest), have been summoned to appear at Branch 5 of the Abuzar…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Human Rights

According to reports, despite the serious health condition of Alireza Karami Tirabadi, authorities delayed his admission to the hospital following Tirabadi’s refusal to wear a prison uniform. The cause of the death of the security prisoner, who was imprisoned for over 16 years in Iranian and…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Hutan Dowlati, political activist and member of the Iran Organization of Postgraduates and the Engineers Organization of the National Front of Iran, was arrested last month by security forces in his home. Following a search of his home and confiscation of his personal effects, Dowlati was…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Hossein Kiyani, one of the activists of the Green Movement in Amol, was summoned to the Intelligence Headquarters in the city, where he was interrogated and arrested. His relatives believe that his arrest is related to his political activity on Facebook. Kiyani was transferred to the…

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Head of the Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, is due to hold a meeting with Iran’s Supreme Leader to discuss the upcoming presidential elections….

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ezhe’i, Judiciary Spokesman, said that Fa’ezeh, daughter of the former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani would “face new charges.” Fa’ezeh, was recently released from Tehran’s Evin prison after serving a six-month jail sentence. She had been charged with propaganda against the system. Mohseni-Ezhe’i said Fa’ezeh…

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