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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Editorial

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Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s behavior following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who was one of his closest friends (the two frequently met in Tehran and in Caracas), boomeranged with criticism being leveled at Ahmadinejad and his government – regarding foreign policy and priorities as well…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  International

Conditions today are much more difficult and complex than during the Iran-Iraq War – We must avoid short-term and temporary perspectives and continue to advance, firm in our faith in Islam and reliance on citizens. One of the roles of religious scholars is to maintain and…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  International

According to the claim, this not only threatens the ecological environment of the Persian Gulf, it also affects Iran’s mines. To build the island, they need over 50 million cubic meters of soil so that the island rises above sea level. The Arabs bought a large…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Military

Ali Akbar Salehi said, “We have seen signals that the other side is acting in good faith… We hope they continue to do so.”  …

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Economy

The opening ceremony will be attended by the presidents of the two countries as well as other officials.  …

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Economy

The move comes after Ahmadinejad was nearly 90 days late in submitting his draft annual budget. The budget, submitted almost three months late, increased Government spending by 31% this year despite a sharp decline in oil revenues….

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Economy

Managing Director of the Bureau of Trade with European and American countries in Iran’s Trade Promotion Development Organization, Abalahmad Assadian, discussed the agreement reached between Iran and Turkmenistan, adding that Turkmenistan would pay in goods for gas it imports from Iran as part of the barter…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Economy

According to the report, talks that took place between Iran and Algeria, Angola and South Africa regarding the construction of small refineries have produced results, and two African countries have asked Iran to build this type of refinery in their countries. Talks were also held between…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Mortazavi did not show any signs of remorse. Conservative political advisor Abdol Hossein Ruholamini, whose son was killed in Kahrizak, said Mortazavi showed no signs of remorse and will tell “untold details” in the next court session.  …

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The agents entered two high schools in Semnan, Shahid Beheshti and Amir Kabir, and arrested four high school students in the middle of the school day: Sina Panayan, Armin Allah Wardi, Ramin Amiri and Younes Hanjanai. The four were removed in the middle of class and…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The five are Hashem Shabani Najad (poet, blogger and teacher of Arabic literature as well as graduate student of political science at Ahvaz Univesity), Haid Rashdi (chemistry teacher and graduate student in applied chemistry), Mohammad Ali Amori (student activist and former member of the student association…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Human Rights

According to his daughter, Zohra, Khazali has lost a tremendous amount of weight and his weakness prevents him from even standing on his own two feet. Khazali launched a hunger strike after being told that he would not be released until he completely renounces the Green…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Iman Amiri is currently imprisoned in Evin Prison and being subjected to pressure and torture, having been forced to provide a filmed confession. Since his arrest, Amiri’s family has not been able to meet with him.  …

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Domestic

During the Iranian President’s visit to Venezuela, two photos were published on the Internet that were attributed to the President. One showing the President hugging Chavez’s mother and the second was captioned, “Chavez’s daughter in Ahmadinejad’s arms.” An Iranian newspaper referred to the second photo, claiming…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Domestic

An Asre Iran editorial by Jafar Mohammadi: The photo and clip published regarding the President during Chavez’s funeral have quickly become the hot topic in Iranian media. These photos are not news anywhere outside Iran, since in Islamic Iran officials are subject to religious law during…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Domestic

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi who accompanied the President on his trip to Venezeula deined the photos and video that were published showing the President hugging the mother of Chavez, and said that he was personally present at the site and that the President did…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Domestic

Journalist and political activist, Abbas Abbadi, discussed Chavez’s funeral and the President’s tears, claiming that he is still waiting for the President to shed even a single tear for the earthquake victims in Azerbaijan. Continuing to criticize the President, Abbadi claims that Chavez’s death exposed an…

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Domestic

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Monday, 11 March 2013  /  Domestic

Beginning this weekend, access to all VPNs has been blocked. The initial explanation was a malfunction, but an official confirmed that all VPNs that did not have legal approval have been blocked. Many Iranians evade filters through use of VPN software, which provides encrypted links directly…

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