Iran News Round Up December 14, 2012

 A selection of the latest news stories and editorials published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by Ali Alfoneh and Ahmad Majidyar. To receive this daily newsletter, please subscribe online.

(E) = Article in English 

Politics

Diplomacy

Military and Security

  • Ali-Akbar Ahmadian, Revolutionary Guards Strategic Studies Center commander, addressing the Tenth Countrywide Seminar of the Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base commanders and managers, stresses the importance of the vocation of the Guards.
  • Hojjat al-Eslam Mahmoud Dehqani, Supreme Leader's Representative to the Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base, says profit is not Khatam al-Anbia's goal: "Defending the high values of the regime of the Islamic Republic is."

Economy

  • Mohsen Rezaei, former Revolutionary Guards commander and current secretary of the Expediency Council, speaking in Ahwaz says the "sanctions have had an impact... The enemy has identified the weak point of the Islamic Republic, and unfortunately people's life is affected by it. Youth unemployment is soaring."

Trade

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