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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Editorial

Despite the New Year holiday in Iran, the upcoming presidential elections slated for June 14 continue to dominate the political scene. Several new candidates have joined the presidential race. Iran’s Supreme Leader discussed the need to maintain law and order during the elections (and even published…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  International

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Arms control activists and human rights groups say a treaty is needed to halt the uncontrolled flow of arms and ammunition they believe fuels wars, atrocities and human rights abuses. Ahmadinejad had told Iran’s Press TV that Iran supported the arms trade treaty. Mohammad Khazaee, Ambassador…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  International

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The flight to Tehran by Air Memphis, a private carrier, had eight Iranian passengers, including two diplomats. The Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister said earlier that charter flights between Egypt and Iran will begin in the coming weeks, linking Upper Egyptian tourist destinations of Luxor, Aswan and…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  International

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Hojattoeslam Ali Saeedi, the Supreme Leader’s representative to the IRGC, said that “a soft war (referring to cultural onslaught) stems from the conflict of beliefs, and our current war with America also originates from this same conflict. He emphasized that in this war all of Islam…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Basij Force Commander, described US President Barack Obama as the most hypocritical US President. “Obama is the most hypocritical President in US history. Obama is false from head to toe… A hypocritical person has three signs - he lies when speaking, breaks his…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Military

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Ali Akbar Salehi said after meeting his Kazakh counterpart in Dushanbe that he is hopeful about the results of the next round of the talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 in Kazakhstan, on April 5-6. “The first round of talks in Almaty produced positive results….

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Military

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Ramin Mehmanparast, who was visiting the Belarusian State Economic University, met with the Chairman of the university and said, “The West is preventing Iranian students from studying in high-tech fields at their universities due to fears of Iran’s progress… Countries who want to defend their independence…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Economy

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Gholam Reza Mesbahi Moghaddam, head of the  Majlis Budget and Planning Committee, said that the Majlis agrees with halving projected oil revenues in the 2013/14 Government budget. The 2012/13 (last Iranian year- 1391) budget was based on the export of 2.3 million barrels per day (bpd), but Iran’s…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Economy

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Mohammad Reza Bahonar, First Deputy Speaker of Iran’s Majlis, said that “Unfortunately, the increase in liquidity has had a bad effect on the increase in prices. The pressure of sanctions increased little by little. The effect of the sanctions on Iran’s economic affairs was 20%-30%, and…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Economy

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Ghader Soleimani, Director General of the Foreign Investment Funds Institute, said that “More than USD 7 billion in projects were approved last year, showing an increase of 46% in foreign investment compared to last (Iranian) year… Most foreign investments have been in the mining sector (including…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Economy

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Oranges and apples that had sold for IRR 15,000 and IRR 16,000 per kilogram, respectively, before the beginning of Nowruz (Iranian New Year) on March 21 now cost between IRR 40,000 and IRR 60,000. Similar price increases are reported for other fruits and vegetables. The head…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Five of the prisoners have been sentenced to death and the sixth to 20 years in prison for their participation in a nongovernmental organization that promotes Arabic language and culture….

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Ali Nikzad said on the sidelines of a meeting of the Ardabil working group for housing and transport that he will run as a candidate in the presidential elections. He refused to elaborate on his candidacy, but said, “I will talk about this later in detail.”…

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Monday, 1 April 2013  /  Domestic

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An official close to Hashemi Rafsanjani, former President and current head of the Expediency Council, announced that Hashemi Rafsanjani is pursuing the introduction of a new figure in the upcoming presidential elections. Hojjatoleslam Ali Asgari, parliamentary liaison of the Expediency Council’s Strategic Research Center, said that…

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