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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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Thursday, 29 August 2013  /  Economy

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Economic Minister Ali Tayyebnia denounced the (former) government’s excessive reliance on easy, accessible oil revenues and reiterated the need to cut its dependence on oil exports.  He added that even though sanctions and some unreasonable policies are among the reasons behind current economic woes, the current…

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Thursday, 29 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Ahmadinejad’s First Vice President, Mohammed Reza Rahimi has been arrested over a long-standing insurance fraud case. Although more than 50 individuals have been tried in the insurance company case, the dossier of this individual is still in court several years later. Mohammad Reza Naderi, Mohammad Reza Rahimi’s lawyer,…

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