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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  International

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Hassan Rowhani, former Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and ex-nuclear negotiator, said that “Iran is not meant not to have no relations with the United States until Judgment Day. This kind of relationship must change under the right circumstances and while preserving our national…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  International

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Prosecutor General Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i has concluded a memorandum on cooperation with the Office of the Armenian Prosecutor General on combating trans-border human and drug trafficking….

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  International

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The first session of the Iran-Singapore Political Consultative Committee was convened in the presence of Singapore’s Deputy Interior Minister for Political Affairs and Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia Pacific Affairs. The two sides discussed relations in political, economic, and cultural fields as…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  Military

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Ramin Mehmanparast said, “Some 5+1 officials may think that the (presidential) elections may change the nature of the talks. If this is their assessment, they are wrong, because Iran’s nuclear activity is a part of our legal rights, and only Iran’s leadership is authorized to make decisions regarding…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that Iran has started construction of several Jamaran destroyers. “In a bid to increase the Navy’s level of preparedness, more Jamaran (class) destroyers are under construction.”…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  Military

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Kiomars Heidari, Lieutenant Commander of the Army Ground Force, said that the army has upgraded its missile units. He added that further expansion of the missile units is “top on our agenda.” Heidari said, “these missiles have diverse ranges, and we will announce it in future…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  Economy

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Mohammad Reza Moqaddam, Deputy Iranian Minister of Petroleum for Research and Technology, said that “Research and technology will lead to the generation of wealth, and Western sanctions are doomed to fail by commercialization of the products being made by Iranian scientists.” He added that cooperation between…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  Human Rights

4,000 Tehran workers will celebrate Labor Day at the Mo’tamedi sports, because the Interior Ministry has refused to grant them permission to hold a march on Labor Day. The head of the Labor Week Celebration Headquarters wrote two separate letters to the political department of the…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Junior Research Fellow of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Institute of Literature, Khalida Khalid, was arrested in Iran. Khalid was arrested on the night of April 30 in the home of Azeri activist Mahammad Rasidi by officers of the Iranian Ministry of Information, Security and…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Mostafa Afzalifard, Spokesman of the Majlis Article 90 Committee (deals with formal complaints against executive, legislative and judiciary bodies of the Islamic Republic) confirmed that a case containing complaints against Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei (Ahmadinejad’s close aide and possible candidate in the June presidential elections) has been examined…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Ahmadinejad’s close aide has said that the government has kept silent in the face of constant attacks over the past two years as any counter-attack would have been crushed under the current circumstances. “When such attacks started, we realized that our resources were quite limited compared…

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Friday, 3 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said, “Chanting the slogan, labbayk ya Khamenei (we are followers of Khamenei), they take part in Nowruz celebrations (part of Zoroastrian culture) and spend billions in public funds in these difficult economic times.” Khatami warned people to “be careful about the vote-winning slogans”…

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