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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Domestic

Mohsen Rezaei, 2009 Presidential candidate, has warned, “the social and economic dissatisfaction of the people are sharply rising.” Rezaei was introducing his new book Economic Federalism, and called for a new plan to achieve economic growth like that of China or Japan….

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Domestic

Ayatollah Mahdavi-Kani said, “Supervising the Supreme Leader is aimed to safeguard and protect him.” He added that this can sometimes be done using a warning, but respect and boundaries should be kept. According to Mahdavi-Kani, there is a need for consultations on the Supreme Leader’s performance….

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Domestic

The campaign to become the next Majlis Speaker has kicked off. Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, member of the Supreme Leader’s inner circle, has launched his campaign against the current Speaker, Ali Larijani. Hadad-Adel who won the highest number of votes in the March 2 Majlis election…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Domestic

Ayatollah Rafsanjani said, If the people and our youth are not given the chance and space to express their healthy criticism and to be active, these criticisms will not be silenced, they will merely be taken to underground gatherings… Open criticism in the framework of the…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Human Rights

The Tabnak website, affiliated with Mohsen Rezai, secretary-general of the Expediency Council and former IRGC commander, reports that Khamenei’s fatwa (Islamic ruling) on the illegality of using anti-filtering tools in Iran was itself blocked, 30 hours after it was published on Iranian websites. It seems that…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Hemayat daily newspaper writes under the headline “Honoring Women and the Distance to Justice” that Women’s Day was celebrated in Iran and although the role of women has changed in Iran and throughout the world, “the reality is that in many fields, women do not have…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Human Rights

A Revolutionary Court has issued verdicts convicting 13 people of spying for Zionist intelligence agency (Mossad) using satellite channels. The trial was held at the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Salavati on May 13. The convicts have 20 days to protest the…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Economy

Less than a year after a huge gas field was discovered in Iran’s territorial waters in the Caspian Sea, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) officials say the area also contains huge crude oil reserves. The new oil reserves were discovered by the Amir Kabir semi-submersible…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Economy

Rostam Qasemi, the Iranian Minster of Oil, stated, As part of their [the west’s] bid to impose sanctions on Iran ‘the enemies’ initially set out to prevent the sales of Iranian oil, but the quality of Iran’s crude will always foil the realization of their aim….

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Economy

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said, The strong will of both countries is the main cause of promotion of ties between the two countries on the basis of common heritage and roots of both countries. In talks with the Indian Foreign Minister, Salehi emphasized the…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Economy

President Ahmadinejad described the implementation of the second phase of the national targeted subsidy plan as the beginning of a major economic development. He added that Iran’s economy has the potential to be one of the world’s major economies. He denied that the government will increase…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Military

An official of the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights Ministry has said that the remains of 57 Iranian soldiers killed during Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) were discovered. He said that search parties also discovered the remains of Iraqi soldiers. In 2008, Iran, Iraq and the International Committee…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Military

After a meeting with Assistant Chief of Staff of Oman’s Armed Forces, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the Commander of the IRN said that because of the Navy’s plan to increase its operational zone, interactions between Iran and the countries on the northern rim of the Indian Ocean…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  Military

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, spoke at the second National Conference on High-Speed Boats. He said that if the US attacks Iran, the ensuing war would be decided in naval [speedboat] battles. If for any reason the Americans…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  International

Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said in a meeting with “Hamas Foreign Minister” that Israel  has become weaker and more isolated than any time before and its cries resemble the last moans of a dying person. He said that victory is close for the Palestinian…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  International

Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi said that the Lebanese Hezbollah movement is a source of honor for Islam and Muslims. He made the remarks on Saturday afternoon at the opening of an art show held in the mausoleum of Hazrat Ma’soumeh. The show glorifies Hezbollah’s resistance…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  International

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, Iran hopes that British officials will stop their inhuman behavior and let Mr. Nosratollah Tajik return to Iran as soon as possible… There is no legal evidence for this issue and it is a hostile behavior. Tajik is under…

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Monday, 14 May 2012  /  International

Mohsen Paakaeen, the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s official in charge of Afghan affairs, summoned Afghanistan’s charge d’affaires to the ministry and expressed Tehran’s serious concerns over the negative consequences of the security pact recently signed by Afghanistan and the US. He added that the recent propaganda fuss…

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