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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  International

Khamenei tweeted and posted to his FaceBook page quotes from his address to Basij commanders “Israeli regime, this sinister, unclean rabid dog of the region, says Iran is a threat to the world; No! Israel itself is a threat to the world”. Ayatollah Khamenei, November 20,…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  International

A Kayhan editorial by Asdollah Zaraei examines the behaviors and activities of Hezbollah solely as it pertains directly to Lebanon and the region, and claims that one of the signs of power in a country or in any organization is the level of resistance or agreement…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  International

Javad Qavam Shahidi was appointed by Vice-President Mohammad Shariatmadari. The High Council of Iranian Affairs Abroad was established some ten years ago to deal with issues related to Iranians living in other countries….

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  International

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr. Mahmoud Vaezi headed a delegation to Thailand to participate in the Asia Oceania Contact Fourm. In Bangkok, Vaezi met with the communication ministers of China and Afghanistan, seeking to expand bilateral and international cooperation with both countries and to…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

Abbas Araghchi, member of the negotiation team, said that “the principle of enrichment is non-negotiable, but the specifics, which include level, place and amount, are negotiable.” Aragchi termed enrichment as “one of the most difficult, important and sensitive parts” of the negotiations, adding, “What is certain…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

Iran is building a small research reactor that it says will be used to produce medical isotopes and generate up to 40 megawatts of thermal power. One of the reactor’s possible byproducts in its spent fuel will be weapons-grade plutonium. Western powers, which accuse Iran of…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

Basij (IRGC voluntary arm): “It seems that the suicide bombings in Beirut….are the beginning of the scenario through which terrorist groups under Western supervision intend to bully Iranian officials by creating insecurity at Iranian embassies in the region and across the world and to counter Iranian…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

Mohammad Ali Jafari visited the IRGC Navy Research and Jihad Organization accompanied by a delegation that included IRGC Navy Commander Fathipour. The IRGC commander received updates on the progress in the organization’s research projects and the following achievements were presented to him: Car for snowy roads…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

NPP Basij volunteers wearing gas masks extinguished fires caused by a mock attack in an open area in the vicinity of  Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Deputy IRGC Commander in Bushehr Hamid Khorramdel said that the drill was held in an open area between Bushehr Nuclear…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

Mohammad Reza Gharaei Ashtiani was appointed at the instruction of the Supreme Leader as director of the General Staff Inspections Division. Ashtiani had been acting commander of the Iranian armed forces and is replacing Pourshasb, who was recently appointed Head of the Division for Combined Forces…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

Quds Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces attached to the southeastern Quds Operational Base announced the arrest of the assassins responsible for assassinating Zabol’s prosecutor. According to the report, the four arrested  are criminals from the Sistan region and are not linked to any Salafist or…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Military

“Martyr” Mohammad Hassan Khalili (Rasul) , was killed in Syria while “defending the Sayyidah Zaynab Shrine”. Iran’s media outlets reported that Khalili was killed on Monday by “Zionist-Wahabist” groups. (Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in Damascus is one of the holiest places for Shiites and an important pilgrimage site). Zaynab was…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Economy

Hamid Reza Araghi discussed reports that the National Gas Company has gone bankrupt and said that the Company’s budget and expenses are determined every year by the government and Majlis, and that the company needs over $6 billion in credit in order to carry out projects…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Ayatollah Jannati said during Friday prayers sermons that the opposition leaders under house arrest, Mousavi and Karroubi should have been executed….

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Following the Gonabad Dervish announcement of five days of fasting and prayer to improve the condition of two imprisoned Dervishes who were hospitalized, a group of political prisoners from Wing 350 declared that they would fast and pray in a show of solidarity with the imprisoned…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Islamic researcher Ayatollah Mohammad Sehati Sorurvadi was arrested this week in Esfahan after having been summoned by a special court for religious leaders. According to the report, the religious figure was arrested for statements he made in his sermon in the great mosque in Esfahan during…

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Friday, 22 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Excerpts of a report by Mohammad Amin Agoshi that was sent to the UN High Commission for Human Rights and Amnesty International: “The state of food in the prison is horrific. Every evening and every afternoon, we receive half-cooked pasta with oil. Hygiene is non-existent. Of…

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