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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  International

Acting Chairman of the Majlis National Security Council, Mansour Haqiqatpour, announced that residents in seventeen Caucasian towns including Baku, which broke away from Iran during the Qajar Dynasty, have expressed a desire to again become part of Iran. He condemned the latest anti-Iranian step by the…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  International

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In its first issue after the Norwuz [New Year] holiday, Keyhan‘s main headline quotes Iran’s Supreme Leader as saying that Tel Aviv and Haifa will be turned into piles of dirt….

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  International

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Jomhouri Eslami editorial: In a New Year interview, the Iranian Foreign Minister spoke of developments and openness awaiting Iran in the global arena. On the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the new IRGC Consular Center, he said that the Persian year 1392 (March 2013 -…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  International

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Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi said, “They (Saudi authorities) have arrested a number of senior Shiite (figures) and even a prosecutor has demanded execution for one of them who is a renowned scholar called Sheikh al-Nimr… Muslims will not keep silent regarding the demand for the…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Military

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Chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, is leading the delegation comprised of Ali Baqeri, the Deputy Secretary of Supreme National Security Council for Foreign Policy and International Security, Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, Advisor to the Foreign Minister Hamid Reza Asgari,…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Military

Fars News reports remarks by the IAAE Secretary General ahead of the Almaty 2 talks, and claims that the IAAE and its leader have started a psychological war against Iran in the run up to the second round of talks taking place this Friday in Almaty….

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Military

He arrived in Malaysia to boost mutual cooperation between the two countries’ military industries and participation in their defense exhibitions. He also met with the Malaysian Prime Minister and former Prime Minister.  …

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Economy

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While the regime’s propaganda organizations are occupied with finding the motto to characterize the New Year and are constantly publishing reports on the regime’s “economic achievements,” an Economist report claims that 44% of Iranian citizens are living below the poverty line, and of the 92 countries…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Economy

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Ali Reza Nikzad Rahbar said that one of the Oil Ministry’s most important policies will be to limit the sale of crude oil in order to reduce the country’s dependence on oil. According to the New Year Budget Law, the Oil Ministry intends to change its…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Reformist blogger Mehdi Khaz’ali has been transferred to the Evin prison clinic, as his blood pressure and pulse rate were very low as a result of a 93-day hunger strike….

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Kasra Nur, one of the Dervishes on hunger strike for 75 days, has been transferred to the Intelligence Ministry Detention Center in Shiraz (known as Number 100) where he was violently interrogated and beaten. A few hours after the torture and interrogation, intended to make him…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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A’azi Hidri, an Arab minority political activist serving a 10-year prison sentence at Karoon Prison in Ahwaz, has been sentenced to five more years in prison, to be served in exile in Shiraz Prison….

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Domestic

Hassan Firouzabadi, Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, has defended Hojatoleslam Ali Saeedi, the Supreme Leader’s representative in the IRGC, and said that the issue of election engineering referred to by Saeedi did not represent interference in the elections by any means, but in that…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Majlis Executive Committee Member, Javad Jahangirzadeh, cited the words of the Supreme Leader, who stressed that the next president should have the good characteristics of the current President and disassociate himself from his disadvantages, adding that the shortcomings of Ahmadinejad’s leadership include ignoring the existence of…

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Thursday, 4 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Entekhab website published a photo of well-known Iranian marathon runner, Hossein Fazeli, with a picture of Mashaei pinned to the front of his jersey in a contest in Europe, noting “the two were both born in the same city” and that Fazeli is a “supporter of Mashaei in…

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