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Friday, 29 March 2013  /  Domestic

Ayatollah Hasan Mamduhi, Assembly of Experts and QSLA member, said that the QSLA is not collaborating with any political groups in the upcoming presidential elections… “If certain political association follows the path of the Supreme Leader and the (Islamic) Revolution, the QSLA may support them with…

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Friday, 29 March 2013  /  Domestic

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  International

Saudi security authorities have officially announced (March 26) that the spy cell, which was captured in four areas of the Kingdom included 18 people, including an Iranian and a Lebanese national, was working directly for the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). Lieutenant General Mansur al-Turki, official…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman rejected Saudi Arabia’s claims regarding Iranian involvement in a spy network and dismissed them as a “baseless and repetitive scenario… Directing such baseless issues towards the media is designed merely for domestic consumption.” The Saudi Interior Ministry said that authorities in the…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  International

“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s vehement protest regarding such claims and the media propaganda surrounding the issue were relayed to the Saudi chargé d’affaires, who was summoned to the Foreign Ministry in the absence of the Saudi ambassador. Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Saudi chargé d’affaires…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Military

Mansour Haqiqatpour, Acting Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “To achieve their goals and (realize) their conspiracies, major powers use every inhumane method to hold back nations from progress and development… The West’s pretext for imposing unilateral sanctions against us…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Military

Seven-in-ten Americans see Iran’s nuclear program as a major threat to the well-being of the US, putting it on a par with perceived dangers posed by Islamic extremist groups and North Korea’s nuclear program….

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Economy

A week after the Supreme Leader declared the new Iranian year (started March 21) to be the “Year of Political and Economic Epic,” his words were published as a book. A video clip with the same motto was also produced….

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Economy

Ahmadinejad said during the first cabinet meeting of the new year, “We are seriously aiming to reduce the share of oil (revenue) in the running of the country… We have adopted some measures in this regard and have drawn up the budget in such a way…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Economy

Mehrdad Lahuti, a member of the Majlis Development Committee, said that “The government is well aware of its weak economic performance, though it tries to ascribe that weakness to sanctions.” Lahuti criticized the government’s “incorrect” implementation of the targeted subsidies plan, saying that “When the price…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Human Rights

The two men, Salehedin Moradi and Kasra Nouri, are members of Iran’s largest Sufi order, the Nematollahi Gonabadi order, which in recent years has come under increasing pressure from Iranian authorities. Shirin Ebadi warned in an open letter to Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur on…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Domestic

The Ministry of Intelligence issued a 23-point warning to Iranian citizens in an effort to “preserve and expand public security and the support of Islamic Iran’s citizens against dangers and designed security vulnerabilities.”…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Domestic

Hojatoleslam Heydar Moslehi, Minister of Intelligence, said that all political factions that believe in the Islamic Republic’s system can and may enter the elections, where they would compete within the “red line of the Islamic system… Enshallah and with God’s strength, the people will come out…

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Thursday, 28 March 2013  /  Domestic

Mohsen Rezaee, former IRGC Commander, presidential candidate and Secretary of the Expediency Council, declared that if the next government is “not strong,” it will “fall within two years.” He added that he decided to run for president, because he felt that change is needed, especially in…

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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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