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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  International

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Hossein Shariatmadari, Editor-in-Chief of Kayhan, a newspaper that reflects Khamenei’s views, maintains in an editorial titled,  “Baku’s Turn”  that Iran should intervene  to “save” the Azeris by proposing to Azerbaijani officials that a referendum be held on the question of unification with Iran. He described his…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  International

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Shiite Source of Emulation, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, said in his sermon at the Great Mosque in Qom that Western democracy is infused with heresy as opposed to Islamic democracy, which is free of heresy. He said that Western democracy is only interested in the votes of…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  International

An editorial by Sadollah Zarei in Keyhan analyzes speeches made by the Supreme Leader in his Nowruz message and in Mashhad. According to the columnist, the conditions and achievements of the Islamic Revolution over the past three decades were lain down precisely, also determining the Revolution’s…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  International

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The funeral ceremony of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, stands as a record in the 2012 Guinness World Records as a ceremony with the largest number of participants. The number of people who took part in the funeral service exceeded…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  Military

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The ship, which was seized about ten miles away from the Ras Mohammad National Park in the Sinai Peninsula, was carrying more than 62,000 light and medium weapons as well “a huge quantity of ammunition. “People of several nationalities, including Iranians, were on board the ship, the report…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  Military

According to reports by the BBC, Uzbekistan prevented the passage of one out of four Iranian trucks carrying goods for the Norwuz Exhibit held in Dushanbe, claiming that it was carrying military equipment. The Iranian officials responsible for the exhibit announced that the Uzbekistanis confiscated some…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  Military

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The Navy’s 24th fleet of warships docked in southern Iran after 72-day mission in international waters. It comprised Kharg chopper carrier and Sabalan destroyer. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Navy Commander, said that its presence in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and the China Sea, patrolling Southeast…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  Economy

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A board member of the National Development Fund, Mahmoud Dodangeh, said that in the New Year, effective support will be provided to manufacturing plants. Dodangeh emphasized that the most important task of the Fund in the coming year would be the provision of effective support to…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Ibrahim Nuri, an Azari rights activist, was summoned for questioning at the Prosecutor’s Office in the city of Ahar. Nuri was arrested several months ago by security forces and released on bail. He is a student and English translator, and has been arrested previously for his…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Ali Akbar Velayati (a member of the committee), said others would soon be joining the committee. The committee, which also includes Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and leading MP Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, is supposed to find an agreed candidate to rally public support and limit in-fighting…

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Friday, 5 April 2013  /  Domestic

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The Hezbollah Coordination Council issued a statement at the end of their meeting in Kermanshah. The statement maintained that the upcoming presidential election is very important. The Hezbollah Coordination Council hopes that as the trustee of the nation and the leader of the Revolution, the Guardian…

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