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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  International

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Masoud Jazayeri discussed events in Korea, saying that the people and government of North Korea have always been subjected to threats and coercion by the Americans and the imperialist regime, and they see the effort to enhance their deterrence against the enemy as their natural right….

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  International

Saudi Arabia’s candidate officially withdrew from the race to be Secretary General of OPEC, leaving the Iranian and Iraqi representatives as the final candidates for this position.  …

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  International

Sheikh Khaled bin Hilal, Chairman of the Oman Parliament, is scheduled to arrive in Iran next Saturday at the official invitation of his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani.  …

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Military

The one-week event is being held on the occasion of National Day of Nuclear Technology in Iran (April 9).    …

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Military

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The tenth round of nuclear talks between Iran and the West has ended, and the results of this round are not very different than the results of previous rounds. Both sides complain of a lack of flexibility of the other side, with emphasis on the need…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Military

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The Iranian Air Force will perform a flyby in Tehran on April 18 as part of the Army Day military parade and will display achievements and new weaponry, including the Iranian navy’s launch of an overhauled destroyer. In addition, a new minesweeper will be displayed….

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Economy

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According to data provided by Iran’s Customs Office on April 10, Iran importe../../../css/early_USD_377_million_during_the_first_11_months_of_the_last_Iranian_year__March_2012-_February_2013_j7tevn8d6iw05w7gn43m6i.css). The figures show a “9,000%” increase in weight and “178%” increase in…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Economy

Pursuant to negotiations conducted between Tunisian investors and TI Motor, sales and service representatives of Iran Khodro products, an agreement was signed between the parties to open a representative office in Tunisia that will be responsible for the sale of Iran Khodro products in that country….

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Economy

Former Managing Director of National Petrochemical Company, Asghar Ebrahimi Asl, was appointed to replace the retiring Hamdollah Mohammad Nejad as Deputy Oil Minister for Supervising Domestic Projects and Equipment.  …

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Abdullah Momeni is one of the most prominent political activists to have been arrested and tortured several times due to his activity. The last time, he was sentenced to five years in prison following the post-election events. Momeni suffers from kidney disease and poor medical condition,…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Jamila Karimi, consultant to the Head of Fars Province during the reformist period and a member of the Reformist Coalition Council in Fars Province, has been arrested by Intelligence Ministry agents at her home and taken to the “Number 100” Intelligence detention center in Shiraz. Her…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Habibollah Riji Nejad, who was arrested four years ago, three of which in the Intelligence headquarters in Zahedan, was sentenced to death on charges of collaboration with Jundallah and transferred to the central prison in Zahedan. Over the entire three years since his arrest, Nejad was…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Although Mohammad Sifanzadeh’s two-year sentence has ended, the imprisoned attorney remains in Rajai Shahr Prison, where prison authorities are preventing his release and have opened a new case against him.  …

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Despite numerous requests by his family and despite promises for leave for the holiday, authorities are again preventing the prisoner from leaving and have refused to explain their decision. In addition, for the past 18 months, Dalirasani has been prevented from meeting his family face to…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Domestic

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An opinion poll conducted by Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) shows that the President’s supporters currently hold the lead over other potential presidential contenders ahead of the June election. ISNA reported that 20,150 respondents were asked, “In your opinion, the candidate of which group will be…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Hassan Rouhani, former top nuclear negotiator and current head of the Expediency Council’s Strategic Research Center, has officially announced his candidacy for the June presidential election. Rouhani said, “My government will be the government of prudence and hope.”…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Domestic

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According to reports, the worker, Majid P., who was a contract worker with Iran Railways, arrived at the company’s offices and hanged himself in an outer building. Thirty-year-old Majid was dismissed from his place of work several months ago, and reports say that he left a…

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Domestic

Commander of the internal security forces in Jilan announced that traffic police chief in Kuman, Serjoured Hasni, committed suicide by shooting himself in his office. According to him, the motive for suicide is still not clear, but it may be linked to social or other problems….

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Friday, 12 April 2013  /  Domestic

Following the arrest of several Rasht municipal council members on charges of corruption and embezzlement, the municipal council was dispersed in accordance with a decision by the province administration….

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