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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  International

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Mashreq (conservative pro-government website): The Holocaust myth enables Jews to take billions of dollars in reparations from Germany and other countries. The Zionists also use this as an excuse to secure North American and European public opinion to endorse Israeli violence and aggression. One of the…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  International

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The public relations office of the Civil Aviation Organization and Iran Air (Homa) issued a statement denying the report today. Earlier Majid Javedani-Tabrizi, a representative for Washington-based law firm Venable LLP in Iran, said that the start of talks on the resumption of direct flights between the USA and Iran was Tehran’s…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Military

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Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that one of the goals of participating in the ATOMEXPO 2013 International Industry Forum in Russia is to present Iran as an exporter of nuclear technology and industry. “We can present our nuclear fuel and the complete…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Military

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Araqchi added the news about appointment of a new group was a misunderstanding of Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi’s remarks. He added that the Foreign Minister, by talking about a new group, meant the groups that have been formed by Hassan Rouhani to accelerate the transitional process…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Military

Iran’s ambassador to Kazakhstan announced that the next round of talks between Iran and the 5+1 group may (again) take place in Kazakhstan. The last two rounds of talks between Iran and the 5+1 group also took place in Kazakhstan.    …

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Military

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Fereydoon Abbassi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) denied the reports of a cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Chairman of the AEOI was asked at a press conference if he confirms the report published by some of the foreign news agencies regarding a…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Military

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Communications Minister Mohammad Hassan Nami met with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing, at what was declared to have been a successful meeting. Nami said that the two countries have common concerns in various fields, including the Internet, adding that Iran wants to develop better relations than…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Military

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Iranian sources have reported a new wave of cyberattacks on the official website of the Iranian Oil Ministry.  Mehr reports that last Friday an anonymous group carried out a series of cyberattacks on the Iranian Oil Ministry’s main website, leading to a malfunction in the official…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Siyavosh Jareh, Deputy Commander of the of the army’s naval operations, said that the Iranian army (IRIN) Navy flotilla was dispatched to Russia for the first time. Two domestically-made missile launching warships were dispatched to Astrakhan port in the Caspian Sea. Jareh said that…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Economy

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A legislative proposal has been brought before the Majlis signed by 60 members and calling for the establishment of a Higher Council for Resistive Economic Affairs. A parliamentary question has also been submitted to the Foreign Ministry by the Majlis representative for Kerman regarding the Ministry’s…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Economy

According to data from the Iranian Center of Statistics, inflation in the last Persian month, Khordad, increased up 1.6% over the previous month to 32.6%.  …

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Economy

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According to data published after a few months delay by the Central Bank, food prices rose on average by 58% in the 12 months ending March 2013, representing the highest rise in recent years. The highest increase was recorded for vegetables, which rose by 73% during…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Economy

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Especially with the rise in the exchange rate of the dollar, Iran’s pharmaceutical market is facing a multitude of problems such as a rise in the cost of medicines, drug shortages and a decline in pharmaceutical production in Iran. Even though the exchange rate of the…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Before June 26, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Justice for Iran (JFI) announced the online release of its documentary Final Moments. In this groundbreaking production, victims and witnesses recall experiences involving rape of virgin girls prior to execution and sexual torture…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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The harsh sentence handed down on Saeed Madni has provoked protests from political activists and civilians, and 385 activists, journalists, artists and Iranian researchers have signed a petition protesting the harsh punishment. Their petition states that despite the political preference displayed by the Iranian people in…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Political activist, Ali Nekouei, who supports the Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Dastgheib, was arrested last week by plainclothes Intelligence Ministry agents while leaving work as an air-controller at Shiraz airport. His whereabouts are unknown. At the same time, his home was searched and his personal belongings confiscated….

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Twenty days after the arrest of Hassan Sarmi and his two children, Hamed and Shahla Sarmi, there is still no information on the fate of the three. Hassan Sarmi is the brother of Ali Sarmi, a political prisoner who was executed four years ago. Hassan and…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Mostafa Afzalifard, Majlis’s Article 90 Committee (deals with formal complaints against executive, legislative and judiciary bodies) spokesman, notified the legislative body that a “complaint case against Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei’s statements has been sent to the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and Iran’s Inspector General.”  Afzalifard added, “This case…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Commander of the IRGC’s Ansar al-Hossein Division, Alam Ali Abu Hamza, discussed expectations of the reappearance of the Mahdi and said that there were two types of waiting, negative and positive. Hamza said that some of the deviant groups and factions (hinting at the deviant current…

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Thursday, 27 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Conservative Majlis member, Aziz Akhbarian, harshly criticized what Government Spokesman Elham had said about President Ahmadinejad (according to which he will return to manage the country together with the Mahdi) and called it a breach of religious values. At a meeting of appreciation in Ahmadinejad’s honor,…

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