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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  International

Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian criticized the Arab League’s decision to give Syria’s seat to the opposition, warning that the move sets a “dangerous” precedent in the Arab world. Amir-Abdollahian said, “This move by the Arab League will be taken to mean the end of the…

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  International

Hojjatolleslam Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Director of Iran’s National Inspection Organization, who submitted his candidacy for the presidency, sharply criticized Academy-award winning film Argo, which he called anti-Iranian. He said, “The public needs to see how weak the film Argo is in terms of content and in technical…

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Military

Seyed Sharif Hosseini, Member of the Majlis Presiding Board, said that “What happened in nuclear talks with the 5+1 cannot be viewed as a prelude to (direct) talks between Iran and the US, because the behavior and literature used by the US has proved that the…

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Economy

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Shamseddin Hosseini, said that “strengthening the foreign exchange system, increasing production capacity in vulnerable sectors and intensifying monitoring of prices to tackle inflation” are the main economic plans of country’s Ministry of Finance for the next Iranian year. He added,…

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Economy

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The Special Rapporteur concludes that there has been an apparent increase in the degree of seriousness of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran… the Special Rapporteur also continues to be alarmed by the rate of executions… The Special Rapporteur asserts that Christians should…

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Human Rights

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Domestic

Former Intelligence Minister, Ali Fallahiyan, said that former President, Seyyed Ali Khatami, would need to clarify his stance toward the June 2009 post-presidential election protest before running in the upcoming presidential elections. Fallahiyan, who is going to run for president in the June 14, 2013 elections,…

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Domestic

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, member of the Presidium of the Assembly of Experts, warned that Khamenei’s Nowruz speech should not be “misused” and stressed that the Supreme Leader did not mean that reformists could run in the upcoming presidential elections. “Some have misused these (Khamenei’s) words and…

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Domestic

Head of the Front of the Followers of the Line of the Imam (Khomeini) and Supreme Leadership, Habibollah Asgarowladi, announced that his party would run candidates for the summer 2013 presidential election in less than a month.  …

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013  /  Domestic

Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Director of Iran’s National Inspection Organization, senior member of Iran’s Expediency Council, Hassan Rohani, First Vice Speaker of the Majlis Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaee, former Intelligence Minister, Ali Fallahian, and former Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki have declared their…

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