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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  International

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The Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned Senator John McCain’s visit to Syria and termed it “meddling in Syria’s internal affairs and an attempt to expand the domain of crisis and continued bloodshed in that country.” The Foreign Minister said that McCain’s visit goes “against…

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  International

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Alberto Nisman, investigating the 1994 bombing of AMIA (Asociacion Mutua l Israelita Argentina) in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people, presented a ruling in which he accused Iran of infiltrating Latin-American countries to foment terrorist acts. Nisman’s 500-page-long document maintained that he has evidence of Iran’s “intelligence and…

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  International

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Jahanbakhsh Mozzafari, a career diplomat, previously served as Iran’s ambassador to Portugal, Tunisia and South Korea. He has also served as Director General of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Protocol and been a member of the political committee of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)….

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi said, “While the US has demonstrated its hostility to Iranian cultural, political, scientific, and even sports fields and when the US is the biggest Satan, any retreat and compromise would be interpreted as submission and humiliation.” He went on to say that “lessons…

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Economy

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Presidential hopeful and Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel described Iran’s economic situation as the “biggest challenge” currently facing Iran. “The enemies want to impose economic pressure on us and have created economic problems for us… We also suffer from many mismanagement problems.” Haddad-Adel said that the fluctuations in the…

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  International

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Ali Akbar Salehi  has said at a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Iran-Oman relations, that  the action plan (to ensure Persian Gulf security) would be the sole way of achieving lasting security in the region, reiterating that “such an important goal would be…

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  International

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Abbas Araqchi has rejected allegations made by Yemen’s Foreign Minister that Iran is meddling in Yemen’s internal affairs by supporting [Shiite] factions and militias which share its political agenda in the region. “Unfortunately, the Yemeni foreign minister talks in the same manner as the previous government that was…

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  International

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Jomhuri-e Eslami‘s editorial headlined “Reviving the talks with a flavor of bribery” maintains that US Secretary of State John Kerry’s extensive efforts to revive the talks on compromise between Israel and the Palestinian Authority have encountered rejection by the Palestinians, since the proposal is aimed at …

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Military

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Esma’il Ahmdi-Moqaddam, commander of Iran’s internal security forces, has announced that 300,000 members of the regime and the security forces will be securing the elections. He said that four policemen will be posted at each ballot box, and there will be 67,000 ballot boxes throughout Iran….

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Economy

Masoud Nili, who was responsible for drawing up the first industrial development strategy for Iran, said at a meeting with members of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce that with the growth in the population of Iran since 1986, a gap had been created in Iran. There…

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Economy

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The economic crisis in Iran is affecting citizens’ accessibility to basic products. According to reports, shoes, too, are on the way out of the family shopping cart. Head of the Shoe Manufacturers and Sellers Association Hossein Zadeh Kashani, the economic crisis is affecting every sphere of…

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Economy

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The Iranian ambassador promised to cooperate in the energy field, adding that if some obstacles were to be removed, Iran would be able  to help transfer electricity to the Punjab province….

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Economy

One of Iran’s petrochemical companies files lawsuit in international court against Turkish company Next Chemicals for non-payment of its debts….

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Ashkan Zahabiyan, a student suspended from Ferdowsi University in Mashhad, who was arrested during the protests of the previous elections, was violently beaten during his arrest and imprisoned for one month in solitary confinement….

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Iranian-American journalist and peace activist Roxana Saberi, who was arrested in Iran in 2009 and freed after international outcry, will present the HOPE Concert at the Velodrom in Berlin in worldwide support for the Iranian people….

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mashreq website claims that foreign and anti-revolutionary media are presenting Saeed Jalili as the regime’s candidate and as being close to Khamenei, in order to stir up an anti-Jalili phobia among foreign public opinion and among some of their readers inside Iran. Such media hope to…

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Friday, 31 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mohammad Husseini,  Minister of Culture and Guidance, has requested “more serious” supervision of foreign journalists entering the country to cover the presidential elections.”…

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