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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi reiterated Iran’s support for Syria and praised the “resistance against the recent Zionist attacks.” He stressed that resolution of the Syrian crisis could only be achieved through “Syrian-Syrian political dialogue and non-intervention of foreign forces in the country.”  Salehi also met with…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  International

In a meeting with students in Bushehr, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said that various countries, headed by the US, are looking for a way to reach a compromise with Iran, since they have concluded that their current way…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Military

Conservative websites in Iran have been reporting over the past several days the arrest of a woman who, along with several other women, was walking without a hijab in Tehran streets in order to encourage modesty in Iranian society ahead of the upcoming elections. According to…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Military

Reports from Iran show that proxies are no longer effective for Iranian internet users to circumvent web censorship/filtering. ITIran reports that the Siphon proxy as well as Kerio and open VPN are no longer effective against the Iranian state’s efforts to block websites. Internet speed has…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Economy

Activists in the market believe that in light of the drop in Iran’s foreign currency revenue this past year, the country will be witness to another surge in the value of the dollar in the market. They believe that the central bank, which promises to lower…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Economy

Gholam Hossein Nozari criticized the government for the resulting stagnation in the gas export contract with Switzerland, saying that during the previous government’s term, a gas export agreement was signed with Switzerland despite the sanctions, but this government has not paid enough attention to this contract…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Economy

Along with the increasing economic pressures on citizens due to the poor state of the economy that has entered a new phase due to the shortage of essential drugs, and after Majlis representatives reported an unprecedented increase in the price of drugs in recent days, the…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Economy

Dr. Reza Hosseinpour, head of the Health Insurance Division in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, reported an eightfold price increase in materials used in dentistry due to the sanctions and that teeth have suddenly reached the price of foreign currency. According to Hosseinpour, the…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Farhad Sabukhruh, a priest from Ahvaz, was summoned along with three workers from his church to serve out the prison sentences that were handed down by the revolutionary court in Ahvaz. The remaining prisoners are the priest’s wife, Shahnaz Jizan, and two other church employees, Naser…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Political prisoner in Wing 350 of Evin Prison, Asdallah Hadi, who was taken to hospital to undergo open heart surgery, was returned to prison immediately after the surgery and prior to the completion of the medical treatment he needed. This was done against the advice of…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Said, who suffers from intestinal bleeding, was taken to hospital, where he received minor medical treatment and returned to solitary confinement. Said is one of ten political prisoners who were transferred to solitary confinement following the protests that broke out in Security Wing 350 of Evin…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Domestic

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Head of Iran’s Expediency Council, said  in a meeting with members of the Islamic Association of Amir Kabir University in Tehran on May 7th, “If I’m (fully) convinced that in the current circumstances, my candidacy in the (upcoming presidential) elections will be…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Domestic

Former President Mohammad Khatami told reporters on May 7 that Rafsanjani were to run, it would be a “victory for everyone.” Khatasmi added, “I was pleased when Mr. Hashemi (Rafsanjani) said he was prepared to run (for president) if the Supreme Leader does not oppose it….

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Domestic

Fararu website is examining the reformists’ goals ahead of the elections, particularly in light of reports that two figures, Hashemi and Khatami, will present their candidacy together and that Khatami will eventually drop out in favor of Rafsanjani. Political science lecturer at Tehran University, Sadegh Zibakalem,…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Domestic

In a meeting with students in Bushehr, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said that he believes that the entry of Hashemi Rafsanjani into the presidential elections is not in Hashemi’s own interests or in the interests of the country….

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Domestic

Solat Mortazavi, Head of the National Election Headquarters and Central Executive Board of Elections, announced that 64 candidates have submitted their presidential candidacy qualification applications as of Tuesday afternoon. The first session of the Central Executive Board of Elections was held at the Interior Ministry building on May…

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Domestic

Tabnak, the news website affiliated with Mohsen Rezaee (former IRGC Commander and current Secretary of the Expedience Council and presidential hopeful) is running live coverage of registrations for candidates at the Interior Ministry….

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013  /  Domestic

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