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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Editorial

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At the beginning of the week, Ahmadinejad set out to visit several West African countries (Benin, Niger and Ghana). For Ahmadinejad, the visit is a welcome respite from the battle that is heating up in the domestic arena ahead of the upcoming presidential elections scheduled to…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  International

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Benin was Ahmadinejad’s first stop, and from there he went on to Niger, one of the world’s top producers of uranium, which Iran has long been seeking to acquire for its controversial nuclear program. Before leaving for his visit to three African countries, President Ahmadinejad discussed…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Military

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The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said, “It must be realized that situation in Egypt is not fully stable, controlled and managed. The people of Egypt are seeking to create a situation in which they can be ruled democratically. In any case, we hope that Egypt will be…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Military

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Member of Iran’s nuclear negotiations team and deputy of Saeed Jalili, Ali Bagheri, discussed the last round of talks in Almaty, Almaty 2, and expressed hope that the 5+1 would provide a “constructive, clear and realistic” response and avoid initiating unrealistic discussion that would result in…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Military

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Dr. Hassan Rouhani, member of the Association of Militant Clergy and member of the regime’s Expediency Council, who also served as Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and head of the team in the nuclear talks, discussed Iran’s nuclear talks and said that the results…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Military

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According to him, the last talks between Iran and the West were very clear, serious, performance-oriented and technical. He added that Iran presented two demands that are necessary to earn the trust of the Iranian people: recognition of Iran’s nuclear rights and cessation of unilateral and…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Military

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Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, Iranian Minister of Interior, is currently in the UAE at the invitation of his counterpart. Mohammad Najjar said that during this visit, “We will discuss broader cooperation on security and law-enforcement affairs, fighting against drug trafficking and organized crime, and extension of border…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Economy

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Massoud Mir-Kazzemi, Former Oil Minister and current head of the Majlis Energy Committee, said that USD 95 a barrel for oil in the budget for the new (Iranian) year, seems realistic. He added, “There is no doubt that oil prices will remain above USD 100 this…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Economy

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Economy

Acting Foreign Minister of India announced that despite American sanctions, India would continue to purchase Iranian oil since Iran was a vital supplier of oil to India.  …

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Economy

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Hassan Darvishvand, Iranian Consul General to Pakistan, said that the long awaited Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline is to be completed “at all costs” by the end of 2014. Darvishvand, while addressing a seminar titled Pakistan-Iran Gas Pipeline Project Agreement - New Era of Relationship, said 110…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Abdalhamid Imam Joama of the Sunni denomination in Zahedan sharply criticized the regime, saying though they speak a great deal about fraternity and friendship, but what is important is action. According to Juama, the President and the Minister of Housing ordered allocation of land to build…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Akbar Amini and Pejman Zafarmand are accused of participating in an illegal assembly and of activity that harms national security….

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Student and blogger from Kermanshah, Fioriya Parazamand, was arrested by armed plain clothes police as he exited the university complex. According to a witness, Parazamand was violently beaten by the police. No information has been made available about his location.  …

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Human Rights

After receiving some treatment, Poursharjari was returned to prison….

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, one of the last Friday Prayer leaders in Tehran, discussed the upcoming presidential elections and said that candidates who want to be president must know that the presidency is a deposit in their hands and not a prize. He emphasized that…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Domestic

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General Hassan Firouzabadi, criticized Ahmadinejad for handing over the flag of Iran to his close aide, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei in Semnan Province. He emphasized that “Officials must be aware not to take actions that will create tension in society.”…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Domestic

Member of the Majlis National Security Committee, Mohammad Hassan Esfari, claims that the conference, which is scheduled to take place to honor members of the headquarters that organizes the President’s provincial trips at Azadi Stadium is ‘elections’ activity being conducted by Ahmadinejad’s team, and prohibited by…

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Monday, 15 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Hojatoleslam Ali Saeedi, Supreme Leader’s Representative in the IRGC, said in a meeting with religious and Basij leaders in Yazd Province that Iran and the regime are tense following a scenario prepared by the US and its allies, and a strong, intelligent and religious person is…

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