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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  International

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In a speech given in Isfahan, the Supreme Leader’s representative in the IRGC,  Ali Saeedi, said that the Islamic Revolution in Iran is a tool for globalization of Islam. According to Saeedi, the Egyptian Pharaoh slaughtered thousands of firstborn sons to prevent the appearance of Moses…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  International

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Argo, a film about the rescue of several American hostages held in Iran during the hostage crisis (Golden Globe winner for best dramatic film) has triggered numerous reactions in Iran. Kayhan, which is the mouthpiece for Iran’s Supreme Leader, defined the movie as a “Zionist, anti-Iranian…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  International

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Zahra Eshraghi, granddaughter of the father of the Revolution and wife of Mohammad Reza Khatami (a prominent reformist activist and brother of former Iranian President Khatami), discussed Iran’s current position and added that everyone knows the situation, which is one of crisis. They may think that…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Military

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The fifth tactical modern combat drill took place in Marine Area 1 of the IRGC Navy with the participation of professionals and experts. The IRGC’s new weaponry and missiles were tested in the drill….

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Economy

Asr Iran is quoting a Reuters item on the activity of unofficial money changers and dealers of Iranian currency and foreign currency in Dubai. According to the report, the unofficial foreign currency changers and dealers in Dubai have become a key link in Iran’s economy with…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Economy

IRGC-affiliated Fars News Agency is reporting claims from an informed source that Iranian oil sales to European countries have hit an all-time low. According to the source, Iran received numerous requests from European countries to purchase Iranian oil, but Iran’s Oil Ministry is not planning to…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Economy

President of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines, Mohammad Nahavandian ,sharply criticized the price increases in the market, adding that under the current circumstances, we cannot take any step that could lead to an additional surge in prices since inflation itself is sufficiently high. It…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Economy

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An Asr Iran article titled “We Cannot Afford Additional Price Increases – What is the Government doing to Citizens?” stated that the decisive majority of citizens believe that since implementation of the Subsidy Reform Law, their economic circumstances have worsened. Yet, the government, and particularly the…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Ramin Shahiyar, a Baha’i from Eslam, was arrested three months ago and has had only one telephone call with his family since his arrest. Shahiyar was arrested after having been summoned by the Intelligence Ministry in the city. He managed to inform his family that he…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Hattibi was transferred to the Ministry jail in the city. Hattibi was previously arrested due to his participation in the anti-regime protests on the drying of Lake Urmia….

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Upon arrest he was transferred to a prison cell in the Intelligence Ministry headquarters in Tabriz. No information has been made available since his arrest.  …

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Human Rights

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Saeed Shirazad was charged with anti-regime propaganda and insulting the Supreme Leader….

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Domestic

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In an interview with the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the Supreme Leader’s representative to the IRGC, Hojatoleslam Ali Saeedi, discussed the condition of the two main streams in Iran ahead of the elections, claiming that the reformists are subject to a type of paradox, and…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Domestic

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Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department, Ramzan Sharif, discussed claims of IRGC involvement in the elections following statements made by the Supreme Leader’s representative to the IRGC (Ali Saeedi), and claimed that these engineered charges are doomed to fail. He discussed Saeedi’s statements, saying that…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Domestic

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The Iranian President responded to reporters’ questions on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting and discussed statements made regarding “the engineering of future elections.” Ahmadinejad stressed that even Imam Khomeini, the father of the Revolution, frequently claimed that he only had one vote. The Supreme Leader…

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Monday, 14 January 2013  /  Domestic

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An editorial by Mohammad Hossein Hidari that analyzes statements of Saeedi ” logical engineering of the elections” as part of the IRGC’s roles. The editorial maintains that there seem to be an endless series of sensational and pecular statements made by Saeedi. Two weeks ago, in…

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