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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  International

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Addressing the attack on a missile silo in Syria, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman said, “Countries in the region (that are working against Bashar Assad’s regime) must be alert and know that the creation of instability in the region means becoming part of the Zionists’ game.” He…

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  International

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The Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that the Iranian Foreign Minister would soon head a delegation to Jordan. During the two-day trip, the Foreign Minister will meet with senior Jordanian officials and discuss the Syrian crisis.  …

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  International

Expert and analyst of Middle Eastern affairs, Majid Jalili, discussed reports in Turkish newspapers that Iran was proposing military assistance to a senior PKK commander, and claimed that this was illogical. The goal of the PKK with this publication is to score additional points during negotiations…

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Military

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Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced that a new Iranian UAV, known as the Hamaseh, would soon be unveiled. This UAV, built by the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), is a reconnaissance and combat UAV with lengthy flight capabilities. Discussing the Israeli attack in…

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Economy

Javad Oji announced that although these countries are oil rich, their need for natural gas imports is increasing due to the need to operate their power plants. According to Oji, negotiations on gas exports from Iran to these countries are taking place, and details will be…

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Economy

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India’s Foreign Minister met with Ali Akbar Velayati, Supreme Leader’s Advisor on International Affairs, during his visit to Tehran. In this meeting, the Foreign Minister expressed India’s desire to renew gas talks with Iran and to participate in the construction of the gas pipeline known as…

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Jalil Mohammadi and Hamed Mohammad Najad, members of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations, were arrested. Two other committee members, Alab Hosseni and Ali Azadi, have been illegally detained at Intelligence Headquarters in Sanandaj for the past two months.  …

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Akbar Amini was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of assembling against national security and anti-regime propaganda and was banned from political and media activities, even in cyberspace, for five years. Pejman Zafarmand was sentenced to three years in prison and a five-year ban…

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Ali Azali, Managing Director of the website, Baztab, was arrested on charges of “inciting public opinion” following publication of several critical articles last week, including a report on “8 million forgeries.” The site itself was jammed last week.  …

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Of the approximately 10,500 readers who participated in the survey, 50.83% believe that Hashemi Rafsanjani would submit his candidacy, while 49.17% believed that he would not….

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Domestic

Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former President and head of the Expediency Council, said in a meeting of Tehran University students in his office, “If the circumstances will lead to differences of opinion and disputes between me and the leadership, everyone will lose.” Hashemi Rafsanjani added…

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Domestic

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At an elections conference in Arak, candidate Mohsen Rezaee said that he plans on continuing the positive steps of the previous government, but will not repeat their mistakes. He added that Iran is currently unable to withstand internal splits and new political arguments. If he wins…

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Monday, 6 May 2013  /  Editorial

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The issue of whether or not Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, former President (two terms) and Head of the Expediency Council will throw his hat into the ring of presidential candidates took center stage in Iran’s domestic arena. Rafsanjani, for his part, emphasized at the end of…

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