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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  International

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman spoke of the death of Chávez and its influence on relations between Iran and Venezuela, stressing that he hopes relations between the two countries in the future will continue to be as close and as strong as ever, since there has been…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  International

The Iranian government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning to mark the demise of the late Venezuelan President. The country also plans to hold a memorial ceremony to honor Chavez.  …

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  International

Sadegh Zibakalam,  a reformist activist, senior political analyst and political science lecturer at Tehran University, expressed his astonishment in an interview to Fararu at Ahmadinejad’s statement about the death of Hugo Chávez, and his regret that the Iranian government had announced a day of national mourning…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  International

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his condolences on the death of Hugo Chávez, as is appropriate in light of the friendly relations between Iran and Venezuela, as well as the close personal relations between the two presidents. However, in the President’s emotional political message, he was…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  International

Ismail Kothari, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has announced that the visit by Committee members to the three Iranian islands, planned to take place on Thursday morning, has been canceled at present because of the weather and cancellation of flights. He…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Military

Fereydun Abbasi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said that the IAEA must provide evidence of nuclear activities at the Parchin military site (suspected as being related to Iran’s military nuclear program). He reiterated, “Parchin is not a nuclear site, and no nuclear activities…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Military

In an interview for the website Iran Diplomacy titled, “Negotiations do not always mean retreat,” Dr. Sadek Kelam claims that Iran’s internal domestic and social circumstances are such that any form of compromise and positive response by Iran to the West in nucleartalks will be interpreted…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Military

Qasem Suleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, said at the memorial ceremony held in honor of officers from the 27th Mohammad-Rasoul-Allah Division who died during the Iran-Iraq War, that the Division symbolized the pride and dignity of the Iranian people during the…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Economy

Mahmoud Bahmani, Head of the Central Bank, has injected more foreign currency into the Iranian market, which has led to a decrease in foreign currency rates at the Foreign Currency Trade Center, and following that in the free market.” Bahmani added that in the coming days,…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Economy

The Iran Electrical Industry Association sent a letter to President Ahmadinejad that discussed the problems of the private sector in Iran’s electricity industries. The letter stated, “Unfortunately, due to current circumstances in the country, numerous problems and difficulties have arisen in electricity production and in employment…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Human Rights

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No reason has been given for this. Mohammad Quchani, Editor-in-Chief of Mehr Nameh, denied the reports on the ban. Quoting the conservative news website, Tabnak, several Iranian news websites had reported that the weekly Aseman, and two monthlies called Tajrobeh and Mehr Nameh were banned. Quchani…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Human Rights

–At a meeting of community Imams in Isfahan, Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi reported on the Ministry’s press crackdown on a network of 600 journalists, 150 of them inside Iran and the rest abroad, who had been coordinating journalist activities. Some of the domestic media were…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Human Rights

In an unprecedented step, Intelligence Ministry agents in Semnan arrested four Baha’i students without the knowledge of their families. The agents went to two high schools in Semnan, Shahid Beheshti and Amir Kabir, and arrested four high school students in the middle of the school day:…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Domestic

Habibollah Asgaroladi, a senior figure in the conservative Motalefeh Party, has referred to a documentary broadcast on Iranian television about Abulhassan Banisadr  (on his election as the first President of Iran after the Islamic Revolution, his dismissal, and subsequent transformation into one of the enemies of the Islamic…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Domestic

“The end of the ungrateful president” – with a great deal of manipulation, Banisadr managed to create an image of himself as a prominent revolutionary figure, and was finally elected head of government. From the very beginning of his term, there were many contradictions between his…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Domestic

The Spokesman stressed that there is absolutely no likeness between the two, and claimed that those who remember that period, know full well that there is no similarity between the two. Mr. Ahmadinejad has devoted his life to serving the public, both before and after the…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Domestic

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei began his speech at the opening ceremony of the Investment in Cultural Tourism Heritage Opportunities Seminar by welcoming the People’s Spring! Elsewhere in his speech, Mashaei said that the future has no room for empires and imperialism, and those whose rule is based…

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Thursday, 7 March 2013  /  Domestic

The 13th official meeting of the Assembly of Experts issued a statement in which it referred to next year’s presidential elections (the Iranian New Year begins on March 20, 2013) and called for action to be taken to pave the way for a high turnout, observation…

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