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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  International

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In an editorial in Ghanoon Daily titled, “How long will we support Assad?” reformist activist, senior political analyst and political science lecturer at Tehran University, Sadegh Zibakalem, responded to statements made by Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Taeb (who said, among other things, that Syria is Iran’s 35th province)….

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  International

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The Syrian regime and Syria are not an independent country, but Iran’s backyard. Asre Iran ran an editorial titled, “Mr. Taeb! Express Remorse!” What Mehdi Taeb stated in an peculiar manner, calling Syria Iran’s 35th strategic province, even saying that if the enemy attacks us and…

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  International

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The fight against sanctions – The religious faith of Iranian citizens is the main reason for its fortitude and ability to withstand external pressures, including sanctions. The enemies are passive when faced with the strong desire, suffering and courage of the Iranian people and are therefore…

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Economy

Quds newspaper is reporting on the state of the market in Iran ahead of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. The 11th month of the Persian calendar is drawing to a close, and preparations for the New Year are underway in all homes. As the holiday approaches,…

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Economy

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A citizens’ movement is calling for a consumer boycott of nuts and sweets ahead of the Nowruz holiday due to high market prices. Over the past several days, numerous text messages and e-mails were sent to Iranians, calling on them to join the social protest and…

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Economy

Opposition websites and websites affiliated with the Green Movement are quoting a British Foreign Office report titled, “What can be done in Iran with the financial assistance it sends to the Syrian regime?” According to the report, in June 2012, media reported that Iran had sent…

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Human Rights

On Saturday night, at least four prisoners were executed in the courtyard of the main prison in Zahedan. The four men, aged 20 to 38, were charged with drug-related offenses. Three people who were accused of drug-related crimes were executed in Arak.  …

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Intelligence Ministry agents conducted a search of Nava Naimi’s home and confiscated her personal effects, including books, religious images and her computer. The location of her imprisonment is unknown….

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Sepide Vaziri Pour Haghighi and Samir Golshan were expelled from their studies at Payame Noor University due to their Baha’i faith.  …

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Domestic

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In a letter sent to the Supreme Leader, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the Supreme Leader’s statements to the heads of the three authorities, and stressed that he accepted the Supreme Leader’s criticism wholeheartedly and would act to implement his orders….

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Domestic

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In an interview to Farafu, sociologist and university lecturer, Dr. Imanallah Karaji Moghdam, claimed that damage to the citizens’ cultural mores and values and the anomie experienced by citizens are the main reasons for increased social plagues such as divorce, adultery, murder, etc. According to Moghdam,…

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Domestic

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In recent years, Buddha statues could be purchased in various sizes and shapes in craft stores around the city. The Secretary of the Headquarters to Preserve Cultural Heritage announced this weekend that these statues of Buddha are a symbol of the cultural attack and ordered a…

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Domestic

Ayatollah Ahmad Mohseni Gorgani, President of the Supreme Court of Iran, announced that sentences would be handed down shortly in the major bank embezzlement case. He added that the Supreme Court ratified the death penalty of the two people charged in the case.  …

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Monday, 18 February 2013  /  Editorial

The tremendous resources the Iranian government is allocating to help Assad’s regime survive and provide aid to other countries, while unemployment and prices in Iran continue to soar, are gradually becoming a key issue on the Iranian public’s agenda. Most of the criticism is leveled at…

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