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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  International

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Ali Akbar Velayati said at a meeting with representatives from Khuzestan Province that Iran has a bright future and great potential for progress, but this of course depends on who will be in charge of its affairs. People without the required abilities should not be employed….

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  International

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Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani referred at a meeting of Defense Ministry workers to what he called the intimidation project against Iran and the Shiites in the West, and said that Arab media networks such as Al Jazeera are protecting the West and the leaders of Arab…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Military

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Qassem Suleimani, IRGC Quds Force Commander, said at a meeting of Iran-Iraq war veterans in Kerman Province that one of the most important issues facing Iran today is creating sensitivity towards Shiites, and public attention is needed regarding this worrying issue, and the reason behind the killing…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Military

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Iran’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Sardar Masoud Jazayeri, mentioned the orders of the Supreme Leader regarding the fact that if Israel acts stupidly, Iran will level Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground, and said, “If Israel acts stupidly, we will immediately act to carry out…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Military

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Zia al-Din Hazani, Commander of the IRGC Khatam al-Anbia Kosar Development Base, said at the opening ceremony of 29 of the command’s projects in Babul, that the Khatam al-Anbia Command performs Iran’s largest and most important projects such as the construction of dams, roads, tunnels and…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Babek Zinli, a member of the Baha’i minority from Bandar Abbas, was arrested by the internal security forces at his home. They searched his home and confiscated equipment such as books, a personal computer, etc.  …

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Namegh Mohammadi was arrested a year ago by the Intelligence Ministry, together with three of his children. He was initially questioned at intelligence headquarters in Sanandaj, then transferred to Wing 209 at Evin Prison and from there transferred to Rajaï Shahr Prison. His three children were…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Green Movement activist from Amul, Hossein Kiani, has managed to make initial contact with his family after ten days in detention. He did not refer to the reason for his detention or say where he was being held.  …

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Muntathar al-Mahdi, head of the internal security forces social department, referred at a news conference to the measures being taken by the social department in the run-up to the elections, and said that they are monitoring cyber space, foreign satellite channels, etc. to ensure the security…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Domestic

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In recent days, there have been reports of extensive disruptions of the Internet in Iran and Internet access to different websites. Most users in Iran have reported they are unable to reach popular Internet services such as Yahoo, Google, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail, and messenger…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Domestic

A group of Majlis representatives has criticized the actions of security forces in the Royan District for dressing a criminal as a woman and parading him around town to humiliate him. The representatives intend to send a protest to the Interior Ministry and the State Attorney’s…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Frashid Yazdani, an Iranian children’s rights activist, said that over the last six years, there were 85,200 cases of divorce in Iran among young people under the age of 19 in Iran, with 4,000 of the cases involving girls under the age of 14. According to…

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Friday, 19 April 2013  /  Domestic

Increase in rates of colon cancer among Iranians following dietary changes among the public and other factors that are not currently understood.  …

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