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Iran new satellite ready for lift-off into space: Minister

Source : Presstv / 2 Nov 2013

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the country’s new domestically designed and manufactured satellite is ready to be launched into orbit, and it will be lifted into space in due time.

“Presence in space is a strategic issue and indicates the scientific, technological and industrial power of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Dehqan said in the Iranian Persian Gulf island of Kish on Tuesday.


Iranian cheetah sighting gives hope to conservation efforts

Source : Al Arabiya / 24 Oct 2013

Wildlife experts hailed the success of U.N.-backed initiative to protect Asiatic cheetahs from extinction, despite sanctions imposed by the west making funds and equipment hard to obtain, reported the Guardian on Tuesday.

The Asiatic cheetahs are classified as extinct around the world except for in Iran, where they are critically endangered. In an unusual sighting, four wildlife experts from the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF) witnessed a group of five Asiatic Cheetahs as the environmentalists were coming back from a trip to Iran’s Turan national park, home to some of the largest Asiatic cheetah populations in the world.


Israel fears normal Iran-US ties: Analyst

Source : Presstv / 2 Oct 2013
The Israeli regime and its lobby in the United States are worried about the likelihood of normalization of ties between Tehran and Washington, a political analyst says.
“The Tel Aviv regime and the pro-Israel lobby in the United States are clearly worried about the diplomatic impact of [Iran President Hassan] Rouhani’s UN visit and the qualitative steps forward which were taken by both the US and Iran toward dialog and negotiation,” Kaveh L. Afrasiabi wrote in a Monday article for Press TV. 


Barbaric US-led sanctions killing Iranian children: Dr. Alireza Marandi

Source : Presstv / 22 Aug 2013

In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, President of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences Dr. Alireza Marandi has blasted Washington for exacting sadistic revenge on Iranian children through their inhuman sanctions against the nation.

Following is the complete text of the letter received by Press TV.


UNESCO World Heritage to review Iran’s two historical spots

Source : Presstv / 20 June 2013

The 37th session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee is to assess Iran’s two suggested files for a possible inscription on the World Heritage list.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is slated to review the files of Iran’s Golestan Palace and Meymand Cave Village along with 32 other submitted sites from around the world.


Iranian artist to mount exhibition in Paris

Source : Presstv / 12 June 2013

Eminent Iranian miniaturist and illuminator Mostafa Aqamiri is planning to mount an art show of his latest creations in the French capital, Paris.

A collection of Aqamiri’s works with the Qur’anic and religious themes is slated to be showcased at the exhibit that will be held in upcoming months.


Crude Oil and condensates missed in Iran’s trade statistics

Source : / 23 May 2013

Iranian Customs Administration director Abbas Memarnejad announced that Iran exported $41.5 billion worth of non-oil goods, while it imported $53.3 billion worth of non-oil goods during the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20.


Pakistan approves 100,000 tons of wheat for Iran to pay for power

Source : Reuters / 20 May 2013

Islamabad has authorized the export of 100,000 tons of wheat to Iran in trade not jeopardized by Western sanctions, to settle dues for electricity supplied to Pakistan’s energy-starved border areas, the Commerce Ministry said on Friday.

The shipment of 100,000 tons was to have been delivered to Iran in mid-February but was delayed by preparations for Pakistan’s May 11 election.


U.S. to block sale of gold to Iran in sanctions clampdown

Source : Al Arabiya and Reuters / 16 May 2013

The United States is to rigorously enforce a ban on gold sales to Iran from July 1, in a further tightening of sanctions over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities.

David S. Cohen, the U.S. Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, told lawmakers in testimony there had been an increase in gold sales to Iran in response to the sharp depreciation in Iran's currency, the rial.


U.S. senators seek to block Iran from billion-dollar reserves

Source : Reuters / 10 May 2013

Legislation introduced by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday would block Iran's access to billions of dollars worth of foreign currency reserves in the latest congressional effort to slow development of the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program.


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