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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  International

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Hassan Rouhani conferred over the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, discussing Iran’s and Russia’s position on Syria. Rouhani said that “Iran is interested in increasing consultations and cooperation between the two countries in various fields, especially regarding the issue of Syria.”  Rouhani said  that an…

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  International

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Kayhan’s Editor-in-Chief Hussein Shariatmadari , who is close to the Supreme Leader and usually reflects his opinion writes under the headline “The Day of Reckoning is Near” that today the USA is much weaker and more fragile than the USA of March 2003 when it invaded…

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  International

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In a commentary headlined “Hezbollah Will React”, political analyst and former ambassador to the OIC Sabah Zangeneh discusses the possibility of US military action in Syria and argues that Hezbollah will react to such an attack. In his perspective, “Hezbollah’s reaction will depend on the nature…

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  International

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Foreign Ministry to appoint female ambassador spokeswoman…

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Military

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Hussein Dehghan spoke by phone with his Syrian counterpart Fahd Jasem al-Freij. He said that “Iran closely monitors regional security developments and the crisis in Syria…the main loser of any war in the region is whoever started it”.  …

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Military

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Basij (IRGC volunteers arm) student organizations in six large universities of Tehran issued a declaration, making known their readiness to “aid the resistant nation of Syria and to follow the lead of (Supreme Leader) Imam Khamenei.” Part of the statement reads: “Regional governments like Saudi Arabia,Qatar…

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Military

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Khatam al-Anbia air defense base deputy commander Alireza Sabahifard said that “as a specialist and a military commander, I advise America and its allies not to engage in the foolishness of planning a military intervention in Syria because it will tighten their own collar…America can enter…

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Military

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IRGC Naval Commander (IRGCN) Ali Fadavi warned US naval forces against a military attack on Iran “If America makes a foolish move and attacks Iran; this result will be a loss of American soldiers and ships”….

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Military

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Almaz-Antey Corporation’s CEO Vladislav Menshchikov has stated that “We have dismantled it (s-300) completely. Some components that could be used, have been used. Some have been scrapped.” Menshchikov explained that every contract is made for a particular client and cannot be adjusted to the requirements of…

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Military

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Khatam al-Anbia’s Air Defense Base Commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmailee said that at least 15 new air defense achievements will be unveiled on September 1 on the occasion of Air Defense Day. He mentioned multiple frequency radar as one of the projects to be unveiled, adding…

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Military

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A high-ranking government official in Farah Province announced that security forces arrested an Iranian spy in the city of Farah based on intelligence and information they had about him. The Iranian national was also arrested in neighboring Herat Province with 108 kilograms of drugs. Officials in…

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Kurdish political prisoner Namegh Mahmoudi, who has been imprisoned in Rajaie Shahr prison, was transferred to an unknown location two weeks ago. Namegh Mahmoudi, 62, was arrested on April 5, 2012 along with three of his children….

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Negineh Kerman publication was banned after being accused of insulting the sacraments, propagation against the Islamic Republic regime and disturbing the public….

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Friday, 30 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Although Google is banned inIran, the Supreme Leader’s office announced that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei opened an English language account on Google’s social network, Google+ . The leader also has Twitter and FaceBook accounts as well as several portals  …

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Thursday, 29 August 2013  /  International

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Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC)  Rapporteur Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said that  the visit would focus on studying conditions in Syria and showing support for the Syrian government and nation following recent US threats…a delegation composed of the chairman and members of NSFPC…

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Thursday, 29 August 2013  /  Military

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  20% increase in enriched uranium Iran’s stockpile of 20% enriched uranium has reached 185.8 kilograms, an increase of only about 4 kilograms since May 2013, because Iran is continuing to convert 20% material into powder. The stockpile remains below the estimated 240-250 kilograms which, when…

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Thursday, 29 August 2013  /  Military

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During a meeting with foreign diplomats residing in Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Rouhani’s election opened a new era in (Iran’s) foreign policy based on moderation. He stressed the “peaceful” nature of Iran’s nuclear program and the need for other countries to officially recognize Iran’s “right…

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Thursday, 29 August 2013  /  Military

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Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari  said that Washington and its allies have resorted to “direct military threat” against Damascus after the Syrian nation defeated their “proxy war scenario.” He warned the US of the severe consequences of a possible military intervention in Syria. “Despite their bitter…

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Thursday, 29 August 2013  /  Military

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Rouhani has appointed Akbar Torkan as Caretaker of the Iran Space Organization (ISA) and head of the Supreme Council of Iranian Affairs Abroad, the Non-Aligned Movement Secretariat, and the Vice President for International Affairs. Torkan had been previously appointed secretary of the Centre for Free and…

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Thursday, 29 August 2013  /  Military

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Commander of the anti-narcotics squad of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police General Ali Moayedi called on regional countries to boost their cooperation in combating drug trafficking. He made the call during the opening ceremony of the Fourth Conference of Regional Work Group to Combat Drug Trafficking underway…

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