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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  International

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Rostam Qasemi attended a one-day international conference on energy security in Frankfurt (July 10). The conference was co-organized by the Munich Security Conference Foundation (MSC) and the FAZ Forum. Ways to provide energy, energy security, Islamic Awakening and its impact on the oil and energy markets…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  International

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Haroun Yashayaei, leader of Iran’s Jewish community blasts Ahmadinejad’s recent statement that “(his) raising the issue that the Holocaust has destroyed the backbone of the capitalist system” in an editorial titled, “Myth or Reality.” Yashayaei maintained that, first, Mr. Ahmadinejad is not the first person to…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  International

The Italian Ambassador to Tehran called during a meeting with Ali Moayed, Anti-Drug Campaign Commander, for cooperation with Iran to fight drug trafficking.  …

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  International

A member of the Majlis Executive Committee, Mohamad Dahakan, referred to the situation in Egypt and said that over the past year, due to his inexperience, pride and errors, Morsi hurt the Egyptian revolution and was not able to prove the effectiveness of the Muslim Brotherhood…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Military

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Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran Prosecutor, said that the Ministry of Intelligence and Judiciary Department have been collaborating for the past 18 months and during this period, the trials of 20 of the accused have been held. “To date, the indictment order has been issued for 30 accused,…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Military

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During the weekly press conference, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Seyed Abbas Araghchi, did not confirm the reports of possible negotiations between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency next month and said that no official negotiations will be held between Iran and the 5+1 until…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Military

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Fereydoon Abbasi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, also rejected the reports in foreign media of talks with the IAEA.  …

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Military

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Abu Hafas al-Baluchi, Spokesman for the terrorist group Ansar Sunnat Iran claimed responsibility for the attempted suicide attack on the security forces site in Chahbehar, in which two soldiers were killed. He explained that Ansar Sunnat Iran had carried out the attack to protest the Iranian ongoing…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Military

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Minister of Defense Ahmad Vahidi met with President-Elect Hassan Rouhani along with several of his deputies and CEOs of Iranian defense industry companies. Vahidi gave the President Elect a report on the activity of the Defense Ministry and its organizational structure. Vahid said after the meeting…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Military

IRGC Aerospace Commander, Brigadier General Amir Ali Haji Zadeh, briefed the Supreme Leader, who serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, on the situation and readiness of the division to defend the Islamic Revolution and handle the threats and challenges Iran faces.  …

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Economy

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Mahmoud Bahmani, announced that Iran’s foreign currency reserves shown 56% to 60% growth in recent years. According to him, total foreign currency reserves have grown significantly. He related to the establishment of the National Development Fund (NDF) and noted…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Economy

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Editorial by  Jamshid Edalatian, member of the Council of Representatives at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, titled “The Half-Finished Story of the Currency Exchange Rate” reviews the monetary policies of the past few years and their effect on the currency exchange markets. He is highly critical…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Economy

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Ali Akbar Libafi, Deputy Minister of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare, announced that he does not confirm the reports of expulsion of Iranian workers from the UAE. According to him, to date no reliable information has been received confirming such reports. He noted that there was…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Majid Dori, the suspended student who is serving a five-year sentence in exile in Behbahan Prison, published a poem marking the 18th of Tir (anniversary of violent suppression of student riots in July 1999). Note that since being arrested four years ago, he has not been…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Kazemi died as a result of mistreatment, and the organization reiterates its condemnation of the total impunity enjoyed by her torturers. They include Saeed Mortazavi, former Tehran Prosecutor General and one of Supreme Leader and “Predator of Press Freedom” Ali Khamenei’s most notorious lieutenants. “Zahra Kazemi embodies…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Nourizad, the exiled Iranian journalist, says on his personal website that he contacted Jafar Panahi after he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and congratulated him. Jafar Panahi is a patriotic artist and a worthy person who loves humanity….

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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The passport of Asghar Farhadi, a well-known Iranian Oscar-winning director was confiscated when he landed in Iran. According to the reports, his passport was confiscated due to a misunderstanding, but was returned to him later. He was summoned to provide explanations the next day. Farhadi is…

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Abbas Jafar Dolatabadi, Prosecutor General of Tehran, announced that posting personal photos on the Internet is illegal and the prosecutor’s office will take action against anyone who acts to post their personal photos in cyberspace….

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Thursday, 11 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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The commander of the Cyber Police in Semnan Province reported the arrest of two people who hurt the dignity of and insulted the heads of the regime on their Facebook page. According to him, they are a 45-year-old man and 35-year-old woman who posted content and…

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