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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Economy

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Ali Reza Zeyghami, Deputy Oil Minister and executive director of the National Iranian Oil Production and Distribution Company (NIOPDC), said that Iran produces enough liquid gas and that “imports ../../../2013/04/16/of_liquid_gas _to Iran have_been_stopped.__8221.css; He added that Iran is, in fact, exporting its own surplus liquid gas…

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  International

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In an interview with Fars, Iranian Ambassador to Oman, Ali Akbar Sibeveih, said that Islam is a unifying factor in the cultures of the two countries, and good relations between the two peoples over the years. According to Sibeveih, ties between Tehran and Muscat are the…

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  International

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Acting Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Mansour Haqiqatpour, announced that a delegation from the Committee would travel to the three Iranian islands over the coming weeks, Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb. According to Haqiqatpour, this visit is part of the…

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  International

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Head of the Arab and African Affairs Division in the Foreign Ministry, Amir Abdollahian, said that the world would soon witness the failure of foreign interventionists and terrorists in Syria, which is the most important country in the axis of resistance….

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  International

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The new coordinator of the United Nation’s Office in Tehran, Barbadian citizen Gary Lewis, has submitted his credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi….

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Military

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Brigadier General Amir Qiumars Heydari, Deputy Commander of the Iranian (Army’s) Ground Forces, said that the achievements of the (ground) forces will be unveiled on April 18 (National Army Day). “New infantry fighting vehicles (APCs) will be unveiled on that day.” Regarding the ground forces’ test…

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Military

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Iran is conducting the final stage of the competition to promote design and construction of unmanned aircraft (UAVs) at Azadi Airport in Qazvin. The competition is aimed at promoting research activities and encouragement of university-level research activities for the country’s aerospace industry….

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Economy

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A Javan editorial by Shahar Rahimi: This past Persian year saw serious economic problems that are still continuing. These problems included increases in foreign currency rates, instability in prices of food and consumer goods, manufacturing and the car market that continues to be tense. Pharmaceuticals too…

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Economy

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The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced that crude oil production from the joint Iranian-Iraqi Dehloran Oil Field has risen by 5,000 barrels a day over the same period a year ago. According to NIOC, there are 23 joint hydrocarbon fields between Iran and Iraq, which…

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Women’s rights activist Shiva Nazar Ahari who was released on furlough for Nowruz, returned to Evin to complete serving her sentence….

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Health desk journalist Fatma Haradamand was summoned for questioning at the security forces headquarters in Tehran….

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Kasa Nuri, one of the imprisoned Dervishes, is continuing his hunger strike into its 86th day. At the same time, the Dervish community protest outside the revolutionary court in Shiraz to express identification and solidarity with their imprisoned members deteriorated into a violent clash with internal…

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Last Wednesday, 30-year-old prisoner Omid Shujani, who was married and father of two, was executed in Bandar Abbas prison. According to the report, over 100 prisoners are awaiting execution in the central prison in Bandar Abbas.  …

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Deputy Majlis Speaker, said that “There is no doubt that Hashemi’s (Rafsanjani, Head of the Expediency Council and former president) candidacy for the (upcoming presidential) election will be his biggest political mistake. Should Hashemi Rafsanjani run, Hassan Rouhani (a senior member of Iran’s…

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Domestic

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The head of the election campaign office of Mohammad Reza Aref, who is a potential pro-reform presidential candidate, said that former President Mohammad Khatami will endorse a candidate for the upcoming presidential election if the situation is not appropriate for him to contest the election. He…

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Majlis member and Former Parliament Speaker and member of the Principlist group known as 2+1, Gholam Ali Hadad Adel, said at a press conference that Iran’s economy and foreign affairs are mutually affecting each other, and claims that if he is elected, his first priority would…

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