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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  International

“Does the road to liberating Jerusalem pass through Hejaz?” – [Based on a slogan from the start of the revolution, "The road to liberating Jerusalem passes through Karbala."] An editorial by Javad She’rbaf: On the eve of the Islamic Conference Organization Summit in Saudi Arabia, the…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Sayeed Hassan Taheri, son of Ayatollah Sayeed Jalal Taheri Esfahani, former Imam Jama of Isfahan, was sentenced to four years in prison and 10 years exile from his city Zabol. Taheri was convicted of anti-regime propaganda, disturbance of public order and insulting the Supreme Leader….

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  International

Behruz Ne’mati, Majlis member from Asababad, lambasted the Foreign Minister’s recent remarks at the OIC foreign ministers meeting in Saudi Arabia. “Mr. Salehi said that Saudi Arabia is his home, and he feels comfortable there. If Saudi Arabia is his home, then why he is Iran’s foreign minister?…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Economy

Dr. Ahmadi, member of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, referred to the state budget for the coming year. He said that according to discussions and agreements with the government, under the current conditions the government would not implement the second phase of subsidy reform as…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Domestic

Gholamali Hadad-Adel was unanimously elected as Chairman of the principleist faction. Ahmad Salek and Ali Asghar Zare’i were elected as the First and Second Deputy Chairmen. Ali Reza Zakani, Abolqasem Jarareh, Mohammad Sadeq Jokar, Shahruz Afkhami, Seyyed Morteza Hoseyni, Hoseyn Ali Haji-Deligani and Amir Hussein Qazizadeh…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Post by Mehdi Khanalizadeh titled, “Me, the Islamic Republic and the Curmudgeon.” Let me start by saying the bottom line, “I no longer have any desire to protect the Islamic Republic.” If you claim that the Islamic Republic is for me, if you claim that I…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  International

Conservative newspaper, Siyasat-e Ruz, ran an editorial titled, “The nightmare for the West.” The item discusses the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Tehran. The writer described the summit as a major development in the international arena and a “nightmare for the West,” which is trying…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Human Rights

In a Ramadan speech to security forces, Ayatollah Dastgheib emphasized, “Our brothers in the Intelligence Ministry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Basij and members of the judicial authority all need to be very careful. The events that took place two years ago, in which citizens were beaten…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said, “Iran will demonstrate its national confidence and self-sufficiency, and unveil new achievements in the field of air, missile, naval and automatic devices on August 21.”  …

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Human Rights

The Chief of Police in Fars Province announced the arrest of two bloggers from the city of Khavaran Jahrom. He claimed that the two were arrested on charges of publishing lies on their blog.  …

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Human Rights

This week saw the trial of managers of magazines and website. According to the report, the Chief Editor of the website CHESHM ANDAZ IRANwas acquitted of the charge of anti-regime propaganda, but was convicted of false advertising. The Chief Editor of the sports magazine, GOL, was…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  International

An editorial in Siyasat-e Ruztitled, “Syria is Different from Romania,” criticizes the Iranian foreign service’s low profile management of the ongoing crisis in Syria as compared to Turkey’s high profile involvement. It maintains that Turkey heads countries that are hostile to Syria and acts overtly with…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Military

Morad Kazemi, Head of the IRGC unit in southern Dashti said in a meeting of the local IRGC Cyberspace Committee that “IRGC’s measures in cyberspace will defeat the enemy’s subversive projects to overthrowing the Iranian government. He added that the aim of establishing the committee was…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Domestic

The Cultural Council in Anar, in Kerman Province, which is subject to the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council in the province, announced a ban on mourning ceremonies for people who commit suicide in order to prevent suicides, which are considered a tremendous sin. According to the Council,…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  International

Jomhuri-e Eslami analyzes the reasons behind Qatar’s behavior and says Qatar has turned into a US base that was of great help during the occupation of Iraq and now plays a similar important role in assisting Syria’s insurgents and terrorists in their efforts to oust Bashar Assad’s…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Military

Amir Hadi Bayat, Commander of the Marine Training Center in Sirjan, said that the Iranian Army’s naval forces have inaugurated five projects, including a marine hospital in Sirjan. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Commander of the Iranian Army’s naval forces, inaugurated a marine hospital, library, cultural and political-ideological…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  International

Larijani congratulated Lebanon on the anniversary of the victory and said, “On this day in 2006, the Zionist regime accepted a scandalous defeat after 33 days of war and became a political corpse in the Middle-East. The day is correctly named as the Day of Islamic…

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Friday, 17 August 2012  /  Domestic

What else needs to happy to declare general state of mourning? An article written by the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Shafaf: We need to respect the photojournalists who raced to the area of the tragedy and showed the citizens of Iran the pictures they took from…

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