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Iran launches production line for Zolfaqar missiles

PayvandNews – Iran launched production line for its first solid-fuel pin-point precision and long-range missile dubbed Zolfaqar on Sunday. Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said during the launching ceremony that the tactical missile Zolfaqar which was entirely indigenous in design and production served the purpose of enhancing Iran’s missile combat might as stated by the Supreme Leader. He said …

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Iran’s first online census gets into high gear

PayvandNews – Iranians have begun taking part in the country’s first national online census, with one official saying general response on the first day was “unprecedented”. Ashkan Shabbak, head of the supervisory committee on the census, told IRNA news agency on Sunday that he expected 35% of Iranians to fill out online version of the survey. Those who do not …

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​Iran introduces own credit cards

PayvandNews – Iran has introduced credit cards for the first time in what appears to be a plan to encourage spending by the public. The credit cards will be presented to applicants with three limits of Rials 100 million ($3,000), Rials 300 million ($10,000) and Rials 500 million ($15,000). They can be used for purchases in shops or online, the …

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Iran Releases Canadian-Iranian Professor Detained on ‘Security Charges’

VOA – Iran says it has released a retired Canadian-Iranian professor, who had been detained on “security charges.” A foreign ministry spokesman, quoted by the official IRNA news agency, said Homa Hoodfar was released on humanitarian grounds. Hoodfar, 65, who most recently taught at Concordia University in Montreal, was arrested June 6 after a visit to Evin prison in Tehran. …

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Nixes Ahmadinejad Election Hopes

RFL/RE – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reportedly told former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad not to run for president in an election scheduled for next year. Iran’s IRNA state news agency reported on September 26 that Khamenei told Ahmadinejad that it “is not in his interest or that of the country” for him to run again. The staunchly conservative …

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