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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  International

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In his message, Ahmadinejad paid homage to Chavez and referred to him as the symbol of fighters in Latin America history and forerunner of establishment of friendship among nations. Press TV headlined the report of Chavez’s death: ” Chavez: Another CIA assassination victim.”…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  International

Ramin Mehmanparast said, “Under the current circumstances, there is no need for direct negotiations between Iran and the US, and furthermore the Supreme Leader has not provided the framework (for such negotiations).” He added that Iran’s talks with the P5+1 group would continue. “It does not…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  International

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said in a meeting with Deputy Head of the Hamas Political Office, Mousa Abu Marzook that “Resistance for the freedom of Palestine is the best axis for unity of the Islamic world, and this approach can prevent…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Military

Hossein Sobhaninia, a member of the Majlis Presiding Board, said that “US Secretary of State John Kerry and (Saudi Foreign Minister Prince) Saud al-Faisal and other Saudi officials are well aware that Iran has been moving in line with its rights within the framework of the…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Military

An editorial by Hasan Beheshtipour discusses the recent round of nuclear talks in Almaty and maintains that  it constituted a step forward and can even be considered (as the Foreign Minister underlined) a turning point in the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 for several reasons….

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Military

At the meeting with the Deputy Commander of the South Sea fleet of the Chinese navy and the mayor of Zhangjiagang, the commander of the Iranian navy, Habibollah Sayyari, described the historical background of Chinese-Iranian relations as the basis for further expansion of cooperation. Iran’s 24th…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Economy

A trader in Tehran reported rumors circulating in the bazaar regarding the possible lifting of the SWIFT ban in Iran, triggering massive sale of foreign currency and gold, resulting in a plunge in the price of gold. Iranian currency jumped about 9% against the US dollar,…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Economy

Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini said on the sidelines of the Resistance Economy conference that dollar rates in the market have begun to decline, in light of the increased circulation of the dollar in foreign currency exchange centers as well as the alleviation of the pressure of sanctions….

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Economy

Hasan Khosrojerdi, head of the Iranian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Products Exporters’ Association, has announced that oil exports by the private sector have stopped completely. Khosrojerdi explained, “Specific policies by some banks and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) have resulted in the stoppage of oil…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Economy

Chairman of the Majlis Energy Committee, Masoud Mir Kazemi, claims that the tightening sanctions against Iran are creating more hardship for citizens and officials than in the past, but Iran is accustomed to his and quickly managed to find a solution to neutralize the sanctions. According…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The Ministry of Education and Culture in Bushehr ordered the shutdown of the concert hall and cancelled all cultural programs that scheduled to have taken place at the venue, including a concert. In addition, the director of Bushehr Province did not approve a meeting of movie…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Javad-Ruh, editor of the monthly magazine, Mehrnameh, was arrested in his home. From among the journalists arrested in recent days, Nasrin Takhiri, editor of Etemaad newspaper’s social desk, Sasan Aqa’i, editor of Etemaad‘s international desk, Saba Azarpaik, former reporter of Etemaad, and Ehsan Mazandarani, Etemaad…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Human Rights

A political activist and elementary school teacher in Eastern Azerbaijan, Shukarallah Kaharmani-Fard, was suspended without pay from teaching for three months due to political and civilian activity.  …

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Domestic

Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi-Kani, who was re-elected as head of the Assembly of Experts, said at the opening of the 13th convening of the Assembly that if there is any criticism of him, it should be raised within the organization and not made public. He stressed that this…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Domestic

Mohsen Rezaee, current Secretary of the Expediency Council, officially announced his candidacy on a trip to Kordestan Province and added that he would elaborate on his plans in a news conference in near future. Presidential elections will be held on June 14, 2013….

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Domestic

“Ahmadinejad’s Political Future” by Saeed Shams: Political discourse in Iran immediately following his re-election, said that Ahmadinejad was considering a program identical to the Putin-Medvedev plan, and is trying to have Mashaei or one of his other supporters replace him as President. We need to accept…

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013  /  Domestic

Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Jalal Yahyazadeh, 52, is currently receiving medical treatment at Tehran’s Firuzkuh hospital….

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