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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  International

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Ali Akbar Salehi said that the term “al-Qaeda in Iran” Canada has used to describe the suspected terrorists is the most ridiculous thing he has ever heard in his 64 years of life….

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  International

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Potential presidential candidate and Mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, lambasted Ahmadinejad’s foreign policy on key issues. “Ahmadinejad has made controversial remarks regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks, homosexuals in Iran and the Holocaust, thus drawing fire and international attention and condemnation. “We have seen much damage in…

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Military

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Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA, said that “Western countries are advised to change their mindset from confrontation to cooperation.” He added that “the window of opportunity to negotiate long-term strategic cooperation with Iran, the most reliable, strong and stable partner in the region,…

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Military

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Head of Iran’s Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said in a meeting with the Italian Ambassador that Khamenei’s “fatwa (against the production and use of nuclear weapons) is far greater than a normal political pledge and promise, which means any move against it would be an…

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Military

Ahmad Vahidi paid a visit to naval zones and inspected naval aviation equipment, combat units and air-defense systems of the IRGC….

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Military

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Iran started equipping its Air Force fighter jets with air-to-surface Nour cruise missiles in a project dubbed “Qaem”. Nour has a range of 120 kilometers.  …

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Economy

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The Ministry of Industry announced that it will no longer provide subsidized foreign currency rates to any imports ../../../css/d_at_the_market_exchange_rate_for_foreign_currencies._The_Iranian_government_had_prioritized_a__8230_bgo5z64qj6m2s3756fc27i.css;

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Economy

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Alireza Nikzad Rahbar, Oil Ministry Spokesman, said that “Negotiations and consultations have begun with OPEC members, and it is likely that the members will be able to reach an agreement without convening an extraordinary meeting.” He added that OPEC members are all unanimous on prices at USD…

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Economy

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Naghmeh Abedini (pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife) said, “In early March Saeed Abedini was examined by doctors in prison, and they confirmed that Saeed needed to be hospitalized for internal bleeding,” resulting from his time in prison. On April 15, “He was taken to the hospital, they…

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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As the elections in June approach, the government has launched a renewed assault on the media with arrests, repression and harassment. Join us for a special screening of Forced Confessions, a film documenting the history of this tactic in Iran, followed by a discussion exploring the political, social and…

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Over 1,000 Iranians registered for the local vote in Tehran. The hopefuls had seven days to sign up for the election, scheduled for June 14, concurrent with Iran’s 11th presidential election. The candidates must be screened by the Guardian Council for final qualification. After being vetted,…

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013  /  Domestic

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The head of the Tehran Criminal Court said that the files of three (unnamed) Majlis members connected to a USD 3 billion bank fraud are now being processed by the court and they will soon stand trial. 55 people have been charged with involvement in the…

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