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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  International

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Hassan Firouzabadi said that the “Hashimite (Kingdom of) Jordan’s opening of its borders to allow the al-Qaeda to kill people in Syria has severely lowered the kingdom’s creditability among Muslims.” He referred to Jordan’s cooperation with the West, saying that “The Jordanian dynasty has completed its…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  International

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Key points: (Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei accompanied Ahmadinejad on the tour, and photos of the two were published on the President’s website). Global management: The status of the Iranian nation has improved in the world, and today our nation is seeks justice at the global level and…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  International

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Ahmadinejad has proposed Iranian mediation between North Korea and South Korea, urging their leaders to be wise and set aside war rhetoric. “We state our readiness to mediate between you and hold talks with you. You should resolve your problems through negotiations.”…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  International

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Military

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Commander of the Army Ground Force, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, said that the Iranian ground forces plan to drill their capabilities in asymmetric warfare in massive war games due to be held in Isfahan Province next month….

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Military

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Ali Izadi, Deputy Head of the main police checkpoint in Sistan and Baluchestan, said that  security forces conducted a raid on a house in Chabahar, where the “the besieged rebels opened fire on the security forces who intended to enter the house for inspection.” Izadi added,…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Military

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Colonel Ali Yali, head of North Khorasan Province’s cyber police (FETA) said, “Facebook is the most hateful espionage tool in the world… Facebook is USA’s most dangerous intelligence war weapon.” He added that training, information dissemination and confronting cybercrimes is one of the priorities for North…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Economy

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Mohammad Reza Rahimi said, “The Deputy Minister of Industries, Mines and Commerce’s announcement that the government has decided to stop allocating foreign currency to basic goods is absolutely unfounded and was made without consulting the government.” Rahimi said no such decision had been ratified by the…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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The US State Department has released its “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” for 2012. The report says Iran “continued its crackdown on civil society, which intensified after the disputed 2009 presidential elections. The government and its security forces pressured, intimidated, and arrested journalists, students, lawyers, artists,…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Kouhyar Goudarzi, who had been banned from his studies, jailed a number of times and sentenced to five years in prison, recently fled Iran. Goudarzi said, “I faced many problems and limitations. I was jailed. My friends and family were pressured because of me. I was banned…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Human Rights

Relatives of those arrested said that they have no information about the condition or whereabouts of the detainees who are being detained in the prisons of Karoon, Amaliyat Karoon, Sepidar Ahvaz, and the detention centers belonging to the Ministry of Intelligence in Ahvaz, Hamdie and Shadghan….

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Government Spokesman, Gholam Hossein Elham, issued a decree appointing Abbas Zare’inezhad as the Secretary of government’s Information Dissemination Council. Zare’inezhad replaces Seyyed Ziya’oddin Nuroddini, who assumed the post in 2010, the report said. Zare’inezhad previously served as adviser to the Minister and Director General of the…

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Friday, 26 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Hojattoleslam Khodaie, Cultural and Social Deputy of Lorestan University, announced a local production of a ‘national song’ for sanctions. He added that after identifying the singer and the composer of the lyrics, the song will be unveiled soon….

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