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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  International

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Mostafa Kavakebian, Majlis deputy, head of Mardomsalari Party (Democracy) Party and editor-in-chief of Mardomsalari’s daily newspaper stressed the need to observe national interests instead of insisting on specific individuals. He said that he has supported talks with the Syrian opposition in the Majlis, and he believes…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  International

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Jomhouri Eslami editorial, “Lineups in Syria Have Become Clearer”: The Zionist regime (Israel) attacked Syria twice over several days. Jomhouri claims that its involvement in the Syrian crisis leaves no room for doubt that it has been behind the crisis from the very beginning. The newspaper…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  International

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman voiced dismay at the Kenyan court’s life sentence for two Iranian nationals in the African country, and asked the court to reconsider its decision. The two Iranian nationals were arrested following Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi’s trip to Kenya last…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi said, “The reason why the US avoids turning weapons against us is the inefficiency of this option. The US has no hope of success (in gaining a military victory) over the Islamic Republic, because its economy has collapsed and cannot afford the financial…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Economy

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The report further reveals that inflation on food products surged by 60% this month relative to the same month last year. The price of bread and wheat this past year rose 51%, the price of meat 50%, dairy and egg products 54%, oil 52%, vegetables 105%…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Economy

Mohammad Reza Farzin, Secretary of Subsidy Reform Headquarters, said that negotiations are ongoing regarding the implementation of the second phase of the targeted subsidies plan with the Majlis. He added that if agreement cannot be reached to secure sources of funding, cash subsidies could be reduced…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Economy

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In a meeting with worker representatives, Majlis Chairman Ali Larijani criticized temporary employment contracts with workers and emphasized that according to the Five-Year Development Plan Law, the government is required to formulate proper labor agreements. He expressed the hope that the government’s strategy would provide satisfaction…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Lawyers for Lawyers is a Dutch organization dedicated to helping lawyers in danger around the world. The group has nominated Houtan Kian for the award. Kian, the lawyer representing Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (was in imminent danger of stoning for an adultery charge), is languishing in prison….

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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26-year-old Mehdi Mujdam set himself on fire three weeks ago to protest the failure of the oil company to renew his employment contract and died of his injuries several days ago. Mehdi’s brother was arrested by security forces, who pressured his family to prevent publication of…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Human Rights

The five are Dr. Latif Hassani, Mahmoud Fazli, Shahram Radmehr, Ayet Mehr Ali Bayglu and Bheboud Gholi Zade. The five were charged with illegal assembly and anti-regime propaganda.  …

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Domestic

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An editorial in conservative Alef discusses the candidacy of Hashemi Rafsanjani: The media is entirely focused on the question of whether or not Ayatollah Hashemi will submit his candidacy. The reports of Hashemi Rafsanjani’s possible entry into the presidential race have sparked a great deal of…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Domestic

Hayder Moslehi indirectly attacked former President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as “someone who introduces himself as a forecaster of the (post June)  2009 sedition (regime’s term for the popular protest following the rigged election), while he actually didn’t predict anything, and he himself created the sedition.” Moslehi…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Domestic

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In a seminar that took place at Qom University, Ali Akbar Velayati, the Supreme Leader’s Advisor on International Affairs, discussed the rift in the conservative stream as the main problem in the upcoming elections. According to Velayati, the multiple candidates and the rift in the conservative…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Domestic

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According to the director, although these young people have advanced degrees, they do not have the expertise and ability required. In order to break the impasse of unemployment and work towards technological and professional advancement, the employment laws must be amended and the reference to degrees…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Head of the Sociologists Association in Iran, Hassan Mousavi Chelk, expressed concern, saying that the marriage statistics have never been lower. He spoke of the need for widespread cooperation between experts and others to find solutions to this social problem. According to the latest statistics, the…

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013  /  Domestic

A Mehr report examines the state of cinema in the country as an important tool in the development of culture and art. Examination of the situation is based on three parameters, the number of films produced in Iran, the audience and the number of movie theaters….

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