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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  International

The US and UK are trying to replace “pure Islam” with “American Islam.” Masoud Jazayeri, Armed Forces General Staff Deputy of the Basij Affairs and Defensive Culture, discussed the Israeli apology to Turkey and said, “The apology of the Zionist regime to Turkey is in fact…

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  International

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) and Esmail Kowsari, member of the same committee, echoed Khamenei threats against a potential attack against Iran. Kowsari said, “The US  is promoting (direct)  negotiations when it has placed Iran under pressure… America still has…

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  International

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  International

Ahmadinejad accused Western powers of “meddling” in the affairs of regional countries in an effort to “rescue themselves” from crises at home….

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  Military

Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Basij Force Commander, said that “Islamic seminaries are our best option to save ourselves from the Western humanities… The mortars of yesterday have now turned into satellite channels; chemical weapons have turned into alcoholic beverages, and machine guns have turned into…

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  Economy

Yahya Al-Eshaq,  head of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, said that 75% of Iranians cannot afford five basic needs and has called on the Government to take action.  …

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  Economy

The Committee for Countering the Smuggling of Goods and Foreign Currency in Hormozgan Province seized two ships carrying smuggled oil in the Persian Gulf waters. Nineteen crew members, including 10 Indian and Sri Lankan nationals, were also arrested.  …

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  Human Rights

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, published a statement calling for the release of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American imprisoned in Evin for the past six months. Kerry expressed serious concern about the condition of Abedini who, in a letter from prison, stated that he…

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council, by a 26-2 vote, agreed to extend the mandate for another year of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed.  Shaheed said last week that Iran’s ongoing policy of silencing journalists and opposition leaders could endanger the legitimacy of…

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  Domestic

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, Ahmadinejad’s ally and a possible candidate in June’s presidential election, has expressed his hope that the next government continue on Ahmadinejad’s two-term path. He criticized State broadcast IRIB for supporting for certain candidates — a likely reference to the 2+1 coalition, backed by the Supreme…

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  Domestic

Mohammad Reza Bahonar criticized Ahmadinejad  for “violating” the election law by repeating the controversial “long live spring” slogan, a slogan linked with the President’s close aide, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, who is thought to be the government’s candidate for the upcoming presidential elections (June 14, 2013). Bahonar…

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Monday, 25 March 2013  /  Editorial

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The New Year has begun in Iran, and it will perhaps the most fateful since the Islamic Revolution. International public opinion last year was focused on the nuclear issue. The sanctions became even tighter and were imposed on the oil industry, causing Iran to lose a…

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