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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  International

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Ahmadinejad, who is currently visiting Egypt to attend the 12th summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), was heading to al-Hussein mosque for prayers when a young in the crowd that had gathered around the mosque threw a shoe and shouted, “You killed…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  International

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The 10th meeting of Iran-Russia Joint Commission will be held on February 11 and 12 in Moscow. Russia’s Energy Minister, Aleksandr Novak, will participate in the meeting as head of the Russian delegation….

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  International

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The talks leading to restoration of diplomatic relations were conducted by Ahmadinejad and Senegalese President Macky Sall. The two states will reopen embassies in Dakar and Tehran, based on the rules of mutual respect and trust. This will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. On…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  International

Seyyed Khalil Sadati-Amiri submitted his credentials to Guinea-Bissau’s President  …

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Military

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Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, former IRGC Commander and Senior Advisor to the Supreme Leader on Military Affairs, said that Iran is regarded in terms of politics and military as the first power in the region, and the role of the pious Iranian nation to this…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Military

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Mehdi Akhavan-Behabadi, Secretary of Iran’s High Council of Cyberspace, said that security is the reason behind the country’s slow Internet connection. He explained, “When cyber-attacks happen, we have to reduce Iran’s Internet bandwidth. Therefore, if a website is hosted abroad, you will feel that internet connection is slow.” He added…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Economy

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Mohsen Rezaee, Secretary of the Expediency Council, said that “Although three governments - construction (under President Rafsanjani), reforms (under President Mohammad Khatami) and justice (under President Ahmadinejad  - tried to reach that peak, we still have not succeeded. If we reach that (economic progress and justice) peak,…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Economy

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Economy

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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David S. Cohen, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said that “the US will impose tighter sanctions and intensify the economic pressure against the Iranian regime… We will also target those in Iran who are responsible for human right abuses, especially those who deny…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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The Ministry of Intelligence has announced that several other journalists have been arrested or summoned over their relationship with the British government’s psychological operation organization (known as the BBC). “With the help of God, we have identified not only internal elements linked to the network, but…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Organization - First Vice President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, stated that following his release from prison this morning, Presidential advisor Saeed Mortazavi is still the head of the Social Security Organization. The Government has repeatedly defied court and Majlis  orders to remove Mortazavi as head of the organization,…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of the Human Rights Council of Iran’s Judiciary, has tried to portray the encounter between his brother and the President as a positive development, reflecting “the enthusiasm of Iran’s political system.”…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Head of the Judiciary Branch, Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani (brother of Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Majlis) also responded to Ahmadinejad’s attack on the Larijani family during Sunday’s Majlis session. He said that what happened during the open session of the Majlis was a bitter experience…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Hojjatoleslam Mojtaba Zulnur, the Supreme Leader’s Special Adviser in  the IRGC, has “strongly criticized” Ahmadinejhad and Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani over their “vocal war” during  the Majlis session in which the Labor Minister was impeached. Zulnur maintained, “The heads of the two branches of power [executive and legislative] have…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Hussein Safar Harrandi, IRGC Cultural Deputy and Expediency Council member, expressed support of the IRGC’s involvement in Iranian politics in the run up to the elections. He clarified, however, that they are not supposed to express support for one party or another, but are to act…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Hussein-Ali Shahriari, head of the Majlis Health Committee, wrote an editorial headlined “The Dilemma of Cancer and the Neglected Budget.” He maintained that the (poor) health-care system and increased energy prices have imposed many expenses on hospitals and medical science universities… Health teams that must go…

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Thursday, 7 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Ahmadinejad’s willingness to be sent into space by Iranian scientists has provoked a wide range of reactions in the blogosphere, generally mocking him. “The Islamic Aerospace Organization has announced that while Mr. Ahmadinejad meets all the appearance requirements, the organization requires more research about his mental capacity…

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