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02.10.2013

The case of a video named "jihad", spread in the internet, was solved a month ago, Georgian Interior Minister Irakli Garibashvili said on Tuesday.

"Briefing on the subject will be held at the Interior Ministry on Thursday," - Garibashvili said.

A few months ago, a video named "Jihad against Georgian forces in Afghanistan" was posted on Youtube. Video contained threats against Georgian troops involved in ISAF mission.

02.10.2013

Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler has said a new agency will be created in the security services included in the Interior Ministry, Anadolu agency reported.

According to Guler the new agency will create conditions allowing some 30,000 policemen in the security services to hold more important positions.

The minister noted that the new agency will benefit from the police experience in preventing negative cases.

02.10.2013

Income to the Turkish economy from the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline project (TANAP) will amount to $4 billion, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said, Sabah newspaper reported on Wednesday.

According to him, the construction of TANAP will commence in 2014.

The minister added that the project will contribute to the development of 19 cities of the country.

A total of 1.8 million tons of steel pipes will be laid for the realisation of the project of construction of the gas pipeline through Turkey's territory.

02.10.2013

The package of measures for democratization which was adopted in Turkey may be a model for the EU, the country's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, TRT Haber reported on Wednesday.

According to him, the opportunity for other nations living in Turkey to receive education in their native language will open wide doors for the country.

On Sept. 30, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a new package of measures for the country's democratisation.

02.10.2013

The Central Bank of Iran has reported that the growth rate of the domestic industry sector fell from 10 per cent to minus 13 per cent during the past two years ending autumn 2012. A separate report by the Majlis also indicates economic growth indices have degenerated in recent years.

On Monday September 30, many Iranian newspapers published sections of the Central Nank's report about economic indicators in the third quarter of the Iranian year 1391 (March 2012-March 2013), and called the economic situation of the country in the past two years 'amazing' and 'incredible'.

02.10.2013

Even if Iran imports 40 million cubic meters of gas daily from Turkmenistan, the country would still face a 30 billion cubic meters gas shortage this winter, the Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Tuesday.

"Iran also needs to use up to eight million cubic meters of gas per day from the Sarajeh and Shourijeh gas storage facilities in the cold months," the Mehr News Agency quoted Zanganeh as saying.

"The country's domestic consumption has increased in the past four year, while no phase of the South Pars gas field has come on the stream in the period," he said.

02.10.2013

It is expected that the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif to Azerbaijan will take place after the presidential election, Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayin told Trend.

According to Pak Ayin, the Iranian Foreign Minister will arrive in Baku to attend the next meeting of the intergovernmental commission which will discuss cooperation in economic, trade and humanitarian spheres.

The ambassador said at the moment diplomats are to determine the time of the next commission meeting.

02.10.2013

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said that he did not agree or a short meeting with Barack Obama, although prior to his going to NY, the U.S. officials contacted him 5 times, asking for a meeting with Obama, Tasnim news agency reported.

"They asked for a meeting with Barack Obama, but I refused," Rouhani told journalists after the meeting of cabinet of ministers.

Rouhani went on to say that during his visit to New York, he wanted to explain the rights of Iranian people and say that sanctions against Iran are illegal.

25.09.2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Group of 77 (G-77) and the Non-aligned Movement (NAM) can contribute significantly to international equations, Iranian Press TV reported.

"In the current global situation, groups like the G-77 and NAM can play a constructive role in global equations," Rouhani said in a Tuesday meeting with Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Iran currently holds the rotating presidency of NAM, while Fiji chairs the G-77.

25.09.2013

Iran presented new, domestically made air-launch type anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles "Qader" and "Nasr", IRIB News reported.

The ceremony took place in presence of Iranian defense minister Hossein Deghan, who said that such missiles are manufactured in Iran for the first time.

He went on to note that "Qader" missiles are capable of hitting enemy aircrafts within the 200 km range, while Nasr missiles have a 35 km range.