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Ahmadinejad: Sanctions Unable to Weaken Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad played down effects of sanctions on Iran, saying that despite enemy assumptions, pressures and embargos will not be able to weaken the Iranian nation. ( 16:19:10 - 2012/07/03)

Commander Terms Anti-Iran Sanctions Counterproductive
TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of Basij (volunteer) Forces Brigadier General Ali Fazli played down the power and the impacts of the western sanctions and restrictions on Iran, and said the pressures exerted on the Iranians have actually backfired as they have stimulated the country's scientific progress. ( 14:39:11 - 2012/07/03)

Iranian Gov't, Parliament to Set Up Joint Committee to Counter Oil Sanctions
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian government and parliament are due to set up a joint committee to counter the sanctions imposed by the West on the country's oil supplies. ( 14:03:21 - 2012/07/03)

Gov't Waiting for Parliament Decision on Closing Strait of Hormuz
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian foreign ministry official welcomed a draft bill of the parliament requiring the government to close the Strait of Hormuz to those tankers shipping crude to the countries that support sanctions against Iran, and said the government will implement the bill once it receives the approval of the legislature. ( 12:37:31 - 2012/07/03)

Iranian Students Urge Mursi's Firm Stance against Israel
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian students in a letter sent to Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi on Tuesday called for his firm and explicit stance against the Zionist regime, the Camp David Accord and the US. ( 11:46:01 - 2012/07/03)

Iran Rich Enough to Fight Sanctions
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said the country has stockpiled imported goods and enjoys large volumes of hard currency to counter sanctions against its economy. ( 09:11:03 - 2012/07/03)

Senior Judiciary Official: US Seeking to Take Revenge for Failures in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Prosecutor-General and Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeii said that the shooting down of an Iranian passenger plane by the US in July 2, 1988 was a sinister move by Washington to take revenge from the Iranian nation for its failures. ( 17:22:56 - 2012/07/02)

Washington Asks Riyadh to Shelter MKO Terrorists
TEHRAN (FNA)- Sources in the Saudi opposition said that the US is in secret talks with Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir to Washington to ask Riyadh to shelter members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) after the European countries refused to cooperate with the White House in this regard. ( 17:13:29 - 2012/07/02)

Ahmadinejad Underlines Iran's Trans-National View
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underlined the Iranian nation's respect for humanity and all races and religions, and said Iran does not hold racist or nationalist beliefs as it wants progress and advancement for all nations. ( 17:00:35 - 2012/07/02)

Salehi Terms Sanctions Part of Iran's Costs to Remain Independent
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that the sanctions and restrictions imposed on Iran by the West are part of the costs that Iran is paying to maintain its independence. ( 16:40:04 - 2012/07/02)

Senior MP: Iran to Close Strait of Hormuz if Fully Sanctioned
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator blasted the western countries for imposing oil sanctions against Iran, and repeated the country's earlier warnings that it would cut off the world's oil lifeline in the Strait of Hormuz if it is embargoed completely. ( 15:04:37 - 2012/07/02)

Russian FM's Criticism about Media Coverage of Syria Interrupted by BBC
TEHRAN (FNA)- The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) interrupted the comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in which he criticized the foreign media coverage of the events in Syria by broadcasting a weather forecast program. ( 10:46:12 - 2012/07/02)

Parliament Requires Gov't to Build Hi-Tech Oceangoing Ships
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian lawmakers on Sunday discussed a bill which requires the government to build oceangoing ships equipped with special engine and fuel technology allowing the vessel to traverse thousands of miles without any need to refueling. ( 19:39:58 - 2012/07/01)

Jewish MP Strongly Praises Iranian Officials' Support for Jews
TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of the Jewish minority at the Iranian Parliament Siamak Marreh Sedq lauded religious freedom in Iran, and said Islamic Republic officials have always supported the rights of the Jewish community and other minorities in the Muslim state. ( 18:58:35 - 2012/07/01)

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