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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  International

Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Head the Basij (volunteer) Organization, in a sarcastic style, has proclaimed appreciation for Michelle Obama and lauded her for her announcement of anti-Iranian film Argo as the winner (Best Motion Picture) and said, “Mrs. Obama’s action was awesome, and if we…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  International

Lecturer and international affairs expert, Dr. Ali Bighdali, discussed Obama’s latest positions towards Iran in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 news. He said that a week before his first visit to Israel as President, Obama said that Iran would not obtain nuclear weapons in the…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  International

Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee in Support of the Intifada in Palestine, Hossein Sheikh al-Islam called on religious scholars to adopt a stance against Obama’s visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to prevent “this act of treason,” as he defined it. The secretary called Obama’s…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Military

Commander of Iran’s Border Police Chief Sardar Hossein Zolfaqari announced a pilot that began in two provinces, Southern Khorasan and Sistan Baluchistan, in which UAVs would be used to monitor the borders. According to Zolfaqari, during the pilot, the project’s efficacy would be reviewed and would…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Military

Defense Minister, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, said that the Mowj-class destroyer, Jamaran 2, is a symbol of development of the defense industry, especially the naval industry, in the ministry. Vahidi said that the destroyer’s length is 100 meters and it weighs more than 1,300 tons. He…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Economy

This is also additional proof of the failing Iranian economy. A once vibrant street filled with a variety of shopa, Azerbaijan Street in Tehran has been transformed into a street largely composed of second-hand shops. Ahead of the New Year, this street has been attracting shoppers…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Economy

Senior religious leaders are continuing to discuss economic hardships. Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani, one of the sources of emulation, said at a meeting with Supreme Leader’s Advisor on International Affairs, Dr. Velayati, that a solution to the economic problems needed to be found, as the…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Economy

An editorial in Hamshahri titled, “From Milk to Cars; the One-Year Story of the Economy,” discusses Iran’s economic difficulties over the past year (starting March 20, 2012). The author, Alireza Soltani, blames the government for mismanagement, adding that “turmoil, inflation and recession are the three concepts that…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Economy

Ali-Akbar Safaei, a board member of the National Iranian Tanker Company  (NITC), replaces Hamid Behbahani. No reason was given for the change, and it is unclear if Behbahani stepped down or was fired. NITC has been under serious pressure in recent months, because of the sanctions’…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Domestic

Head of Iran’s General Inspectorate Organization, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, who has announced his candidacy for the elections said, “It has been said that Mr. Mashaei (Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei). Ahmadinejad’s ally and favorable choice for the next president) intends to become candidate. We have counted on that and know…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The Civil Courage prize is sponsored by the Train Foundation, a New York-based organization that was founded to draw attention to “extraordinary heroes of conscience” and is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated “steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk.” The nominees – members of…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Two months ago, seven members of the Dervish community were transferred to solitary confinement in Wing 209 following their refusal to participate in a court hearing on their case, claiming that the process was illegal. Since their transfer to solitary confinement, the prisoners have been prevented…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The medical condition of Dervish rights activists, Qasra Nouri and Saleh Moradi, in their 60th day of a hunger strike has deteriorated. According to the attending physician, if the hunger strike continues for one more week, the two might pay a very heavy price. According to…

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Domestic

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Domestic

Block lifted from Iranian History website, which was blocked over six weeks ago. The block was lifted once the site’s content had been filtered. ….

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013  /  Domestic

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