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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  International

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Ardabil’s representative in the Majlis Kamal Aladeen Firmouzan stressed the need to conduct a referendum on the return of Azerbaijan to Iranian, and claimed that there is a real desire and interest among Azerbaijani citizens to rejoin Iran. He emphasized that the despised US and Zionist…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Military

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Saeed Jalili,  Supreme National Security Council Secretary and Chief Nuclear Negotiator, said in an exclusive interview with Press TV that Iran entered the negotiations with a constructive approach and provided the P5+1 group with an operational plan, with detailed steps based on the response the group…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Military

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Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaedeen Boroujerdi, announced that the date and venue of the next round of talks with the 5+1 would be decided soon. According to Boroujerdi, Ashton is scheduled to call Dr. Jalili shortly to announce their decision…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Military

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Kayhan editorial by Hossein Shariatamdari, “Two Parallel Lines that Crossed!” The latest reports on the round of talks between Iran and the West indicate that the talks ended without results. At a press conference at the end of the talks, Catherine Ashton said that the positions…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Military

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Conservative Fars News discusses the Almaty 2 conference and claims that on the one hand, Iran can be viewed as the victor of Almaty 2 since despite Western pressures, Iran was able to maintain its principles and not submit to the erroneous calculations of the West…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Economy

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At the same time the Almaty 2 round of talks ended and the West’s negative responses in this regard, the US dollar reportedly rose on the Tehran market. According to reports, the rate of the dollar passed the 3500 Toman limit. Official news agencies are reporting…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Economy

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In his speech that opened the Majlis plenum on Sunday morning, Ali Larijani said that the Majlis, the current government and the future government is bound to act with full force to implement the policies declared by the Supreme Leader in the next year, i.e. maximization…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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According to a report by the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Worker Organizations, intelligence and security officials in the main prison in Sanandaj have increased the pressure they are applying on imprisoned worker rights activist, Pedram Nasrollahi, and demanded that he cave in to the terms…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Reza Akvanian was transferred to Yasuj Police and ten days later to Yasuj prison. Akvanian was arrested three years ago by the Intelligence Ministry and sentenced to five years probation on charges of insulting the President and Supreme Leader on his personal blog, Life’s Good Years,…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Ali Reza Hashemi Rafsanjani, activist in the Teachers Association and member of the Central Committee of Teachers, was summoned for questioning in the Revolutionary Court and charged with anti-Iran propaganda and participation in an illegal assembly….

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Domestic

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The Office of Public Relations of the President is denying reports that the President called to congratulate Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani on the New Persian Year and emphasized that since the start of the year, there has been no phone contact or personal meetings between the two…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Domestic

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In an interview, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei discussed the presentation of candidates in the upcoming elections and added that he invited anyone who believes they can contribute to the country, to act in this arena. Widespread involvement of many figures in the elections arena will broaden the…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Hassan Rouhani, former nuclear negotiator, member of the Expediency Council and close ally of former President Hashemi Rafsanjani will formally announce his candidacy later on this week….

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Domestic

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The newly-formed Followers of Imam’s Line and Leadership Front is comprised of former Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki; Deputy Speakers of Iran’s Majlis Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard and Mohammad Reza Bahonar; Director of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines Yahya Ale Es’haq; and Head of the State…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Domestic

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The Supreme Leader’s representative in the Basij, Mohammad Reza Toyserkani, stressed the strong desire of Basij forces to play an effective role in the upcoming political arena (i.e. the elections) and added, “We are Basij and are announcing with pride that we support conservatism. There is…

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Monday, 8 April 2013  /  Editorial

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Once again, tensions peaked this week between Iran and its neighbor to the north, Azerbaijan. The relations between the two countries have had their ups and downs, but are always accompanied by tension surrounding the ethnic question. Close to 25 million Azeris live in Iran today…

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