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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  International

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The Iranian attack on the film Argo, which focuses on smuggling American hostages out of Iran during the takeover of the US Embassy . Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini discussed the Oscar win of the film Argo, saying that Argo is an anti-Iranian…

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  International

IRGC-affiliated Javad newspaper published a report titled “Mashaei’s diplomatic meetings in the President’s Office” said that on Tuesday morning, Esfandiar Rahim Mashei, who serves as  Head of the Secretariat of the Non-aligned Movement, met with Sweden’s acting state secretary of foreign affairs Frank Belfrage. This meeting,…

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  International

Iran recently announced that Afghani refugees are prohibited from staying in 28 provinces, triggering a wave of arrests and expulsions of the refugees….

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Military

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After an eight month recess (the last round took place in June 2011 in Moscow), Iran and the West are convening for talks in Khazakstan. The nuclear negotiations train was set in motion ten years ago with the “Tehran Declaration”, and the plan was to achieve…

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Military

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Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Hassani Saadi stated on the sidelines of the Great Prophet 8 drill that the exercise was successful, and added that all of our plans are based on the enemy’s abilities. Our capabilities today are such that no country…

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Military

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Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Joint Armed Forces Mohammad Bagheri announced that in 1392 (March 2013), a joint maneuver would be conducted between the army and the IRGC that would involve the land forces, some of the air defense units and land forces units….

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Economy

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An editorial in conservative newspaper Alef titled “Oil Sanctions Rare Opportunity or Great Danger”?: Following oil sanctions and a drop in Iranian oil exports, the positions of experts and opinion makers in this matter falls into two categories: Enthusiasm about the continuation of the status quo…

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Economy

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In the last months of its term, the Iranian government is trying to approve a draft law to cancel 4 zeros from the national currency as a last effort in the great economic reform. The government plans on ratifying the law and leaving responsibility for its…

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Economy

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Iran’s Embassy in Dushan issued an official letter of request to Barki Tojik (Power Company of Tajikistan) demanding payment of its debt of $12 million for the supply of electric power by Sangtuda HPP-2 … before Ahmadinejad’s visit to Tajikistan scheduled for the latter part of March…

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Despite a promise by the president of the court that it would be a public trial. The trial, which opened Tuesday morning, took place behind closed doors despite extensive media presence at the site….

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Human Rights

The two, Kasra Noori and Saleh Moradi, members of the Gonabad Dervish Dynasty, are imprisoned in Adal Abad Prison in Shiraz. Despite worsening physical condition, the two are not receiving medical treatment from the prison clinic.  …

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Human Rights

According to the report, over 300 individuals participated in the demonstrated, some of whom were arrested for several hours by security forces who demanded that they sign an undertaking but following their refusal, were released….

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Human Rights

Masood Sadeghi has been imprisoned in Evin Prison since November 2012. Masood was sentenced to 74 lashings….

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Domestic

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Majlis member Ali Motahari, one of President Ahmadinejad’s strongest critics, called on former president Khatami to submit his candidacy in the upcoming elections. According to Motahari, the participation of the reformists and Khatami is vital even if their candidacy is not approved. He emphasized that Khatami…

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013  /  Domestic

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The Majlis passed a vote of confidence on Mohamamad Hasan Nami as Minister of Communications and Information Technology. President Ahmadinejad appointed Nami, former Deputy Defense Minster and Deputy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, as the caretaker Minister of Communications on…

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