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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  International

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, addressed large crowds of people at the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad on the occasion of Nowruz. Key points: Raze/level Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground - “Israel’s leaders sometimes threaten Iran, but they know…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  International

Head of Arab and African Affairs in the IRGC, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, reiterated that Syrian citizens will not allow foreigners to make decisions for them. He condemned foreign intervention in Syrian affairs and added that the only solution in Syria is through diplomacy.  …

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  International

Secretary General of Iran’s Inter-Parliamentary Group, Moayed Hosseini Sadr and his accompanying delegation are due to arrive in Quito later this week to attend the 128th IPU meeting scheduled for March 22-27….

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  International

The British government imposed sanctions on the Iranian bank over its links to Iran’s nuclear program in 2009. The bank announced that it has been unable to defend itself over allegations, because a lower court heard the case behind closed doors. London has urged the Supreme…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  International

The issue was raised in a meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, and South Africa’s newly appointed Ambassador to Tehran, William Max Whitehead, in Tehran.  …

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Military

Mohammad Khazaee is hopeful about the next round negotiations between Iran and the 5+1  in Kazakhstan, on April 5-6. Khazaee added that the 5+1 group proved “more realistic” in the February 26-27 talks in Almaty. He added that the Iranian people are proud of nuclear achievements…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Military

Commander of the 24th fleet of Iran’s Navy, Capitan Seyyed Omid Golestaneh, said that the 24th fleet of Iran’s Navy (IRIN) has anchored (March 21) at the Port of Colombo, the largest and busiest port in Sri Lanka, after patrolling Southeast Asia’s Strait of Malacca and…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Military

Hojattoleslam El-Hashem, head of the political ideological organization in the Iranian army, claimed that the cultural caravan known as “Rahian Noor” refers to the tours taken by schoolchildren to the war fronts and battlefield from the Iran-Iraq War. It encourages and strengthens the culture of jihad…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Economy

A Jomhouri Eslami editorial titled,  “Year 91 (March 21, 2012 – March 20, 2013 ) and the Unfinished Tasks” focused on the economic, cultural and political goals in the last Iranian year and maintains that economically the “year of national production, employment and investment” (Supreme Leader’s…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Bagher Alawi, member of the Freedom Movement of Iran, was arrested on Saturday and transferred to Wing 209 of Evin Prison. Alawi was also arrested ahead of the last presidential elections and held in solitary confinement for 40 days. Last week, Mahdi Moatamdi, another member…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Human Rights

Former Reformist Majlis Member, Hossein Loghmanian, was arrested on his way to Tehran to meet with Mohammad Khatami, along with four other political activists: Mohammad Reza Efhami, Hadi Ahtezadi, Amin Faridian and Ms. Rahimi. All are imprisoned at the Intelligence Ministry headquarters in Hamedan. Loghmanian also…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Domestic

As the presidential elections approach, government measures restricting the Internet have been imposed in Iran. Over the past several days, there have been reports of complete disconnection of Internet communication software and VPN jamming in Iran as well as reported serious disruptions of Internet use in…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Domestic

Since leaving his position in the government, Khorshidi has increased his cirticism of his father-in-law. Khorshidi now heads Firouzabadi Hospital in southern Tehran and serves as division head in the Expediency Council.  In the interview, he discusses current poltiical affairs, and despite his many criticisms of…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Domestic

Head of the Culture and Propaganda in the Supreme Leader’s representation in the IRGC, Mohammad Ali Assoudi, discussed the upcoming elections, and claimed “We are on the threshold of a far greater and more entrenched fitna than in the previous elections.” Assoudi later repeated those statements…

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Domestic

A new initiative of a girls’ high school in Isfahan, in conjunction with internal security forces: the display of stories in image form along the hallways of the high school that should teach the young girls about the social dangers the Internet poses.  …

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Friday, 22 March 2013  /  Domestic

A Jomhouri Eslami editorial titled, “Understand Health,” states that in the midst of the political chaos, economic problems, pressures being applied to citizens and the disgraceful behavior on the part of some officials, the issue of public health, which is vital, has been forgotten. This past…

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