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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  International

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Ahmadinejad said in his speech at the World Conference of Ulema and Islamic Awakening, “We (Muslim nations) should have a plan to manage and rescue the world. Otherwise Muslim nations will always be on the defensive, while the enemy attacks us… The era of global hegemony,…

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  International

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Behrouz Minaei, Managing Director of Iranian National Foundation of Computer Games, reiterated that the three disputed islands (Greater Tunb, the Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa) located in the Persian Gulf are an integral part of Iran. He added that computer games for strategic management and protection…

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  International

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Ali Mousavizadeh, the cultural attaché at the Iranian Embassy in Damascus, said that the building of the Iranian Embassy was damaged in a blast in the Al-Marjah area on April 30….

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  International

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The 26th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF), Iran’s biggest trade show of books, opened with a ceremony. Ahmadinejad, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini and Iranian and foreign publishers attended the opening ceremony. Organizers have dedicated a section called, “The Lady of Light”…

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Military

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Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said that pressure and sanctions imposed on member states that are signatories to  the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) by the IAEA and the UN could result in these states leaving the treaty. “Instruments, such…

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Military

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Esmail Ahmadi Moqaddam, Commander of the Law Enforcement Force (LEF), said that units of “honorary police troops” will be formed from among Basij militia members ahead of the 11th presidential elections, however, the new force would be wholly separate from the Basij. Ahmadi Moqaddam added that…

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Military

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Iran’s air force fighters have been equipped with 100 km-range Qased-3 smart bombs….

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Economy

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Iran’s cabinet has agreed to a Foreign Ministry proposal to unilaterally cancel tourist visas for Egyptian nationals seeking to visit Iran for up to 20 days….

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Economy

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Majid Namjoo, Energy Minister, said in a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Guinea Bissau that Iran is ready to build power plants in Guinea Bissau and to provide it with other electrical equipment. “Since the amount and level of rain in Guinea Bissau is good,…

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohsen Rezaee, former IRGC Commander and current Secretary of the Expediency Council as well as a presidential hopeful, said that no conclusion can be drawn on the guilt or innocence of Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, who have been under house arrest for over two…

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Domestic

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A website supporting former President Rafsanjani and critical of the government, is down. Baztab has been filtered in the past for allowing comments critical of Ali Khamenei. Baztab‘s report earlier this week that Ahmadinejad had a tape, which included his conversation with some authorities who told…

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Presidential hopeful, Sadeq Va’ezzadeh, who teaches at University of Tehran, said his decision to run for president was in response to high public demand for change. Va’ezzadeh currently heads the Center for the Islamic-Iranian Model of Progress. Iran’s 11th presidential elections will be held on June…

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Daily newspaper, Asr-e Zohur (time of reappearance), has been closed by the order of the prosecutor of the special court for clergy of Kerman. Asr-e Zohur was closed for publishing the photo of reformist leader Seyyed Mohammad Khatami along with a report regarding the possible candidacy…

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