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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  International

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Salehi said Western states have never helped other countries, especially the African states, out of goodwill. He noted that Iran’s policy on cooperation with African states is different from that of Westerners. “For this same reason, African nations welcome Iran’s presence in their territory.” Salehi added…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  International

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Mansour Haqiqatpour, Vice Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC), said that “The Majlis delegation sent to Syria held meetings with the Speaker of the Syrian parliament, Foreign Minister and President Bashar Assad… At the meeting, the two sides discussed Syria’s situation…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  International

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Ali Larijani said that he is satisfied with the constantly growing trend of the bilateral political, economic, cultural and particularly parliamentary relations between Iran and Iraq. He added that that unity among Iraqi Shiite and Sunni citizens is a dire necessity for that country, reiterating, “Some…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Military

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Military

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “Achievement of nuclear rights is Iran’s strategic and permanent policy, and its guidelines have been specified by Khamenei, and the path of its progress will not come to halt or be altered…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Military

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Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Forces, met with the military attaches of amicable countries and described the Zionist regime (Israel)  as cancerous gland, which with much hue and cry had claimed that it had set up an iron dome over the entire…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Economy

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Ali Akbar Salehi met with Australian Ambassador to Tehran and said that Iran and Australia have good capacity for further expansion of economic cooperation.  …

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Economy

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Energy Minister, Majid Namjoo said, “The permission for turning the gas power plants into combined cycle power plants has been received and related plans will be implemented this year.” He played down pressures and sanctions on Iran’s progress in industrial and energy sectors, saying that “Despite…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Clerics Special Court has banned the 9 Dey weekly and sentenced Hojjatoleslam Hamid Rasa’i, its managing editor, to 18 months in prison. He was also banned from journalistic activities for one year….

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Domestic

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The former President and senior reformist figure said in a speech to veterans of the 1980s Iran-Iraq War, “You could consider presenting your candidacy only if there was the slightest sign of change, but unfortunately there is no evidence of this… The reality is that they…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Domestic

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The view was expressed at a meeting between Rafsanjani and members of Tehran Chamber of Commerce and its related committees on April 22. Rafsanjani stressed the importance of the private sector in the  economy and expressed regret that despite efforts in the years following the Iran-Iraq…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohsen Hashemi, Rafsanjani’s son, said that his father still has another two weeks before making a final decision as to whether he wants to run for president. Rafsanjani and his allies have indicated that the former president would not run, but would support the candidacy of his…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Dr. Sadeq Va’ezzadeh, the head of the Center for Islamic-Iranian Development Model, announced his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections. Va’ezzadeh said that he decided to run in the June presidential elections following the invitation by scientists, and political, scientific and executive personalities. Former Iranian Health…

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Mellat-e Ma (our nation), a newspaper belonging to the Secretary of the Expediency Council and a presidential hopeful closed due to financial problems. Mellat-e Ma was part of Rezaee’s presidential bid. ILNA reported that the daily was suspended in March 2013, but it was due to…

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