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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  International

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  International

Ahmadinejad addressed a gathering of people at Shohada (martyrs) Square in Sari (Mazandaran Province). He lambasted “Western arrogance” for “stealing other nations’ wealth and destroying other nations” and warned people to be vigilant towards the West’s plots and tricks to create conflicts between nations in order…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  International

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In his sermon at the grand mosque in Qom, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi related to “the last Israeli attack in Syria” and said that the traitorous Arab countries and some of the politicians in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar colluded with Israel in this regard. He…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  International

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Azerbaijan has forwarded the second note to the Iranian Foreign Ministry to establish the reasons for and circumstances of the detention of the Azeri researcher Halida Halid, an employee of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and her driver Shamxal Guseynov. The two were detained April…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Military

Iran Diplomacy (affiliated with Seyyed Mohammad Sadeq Kharazi, former Ambassador to France and advisor to former President Khatami) stated under the headline, “Drills That Are Only Aimed at Iran” that the joint drills are one of the “biggest and most controversial exercises by the USA and its…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Military

Commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army, Ataollah Salehi, referred in an interview conducted at the same time as the navy’s action to clear mines in the eastern area of the Strait of Hormuz to demonstrate Iran’s first achievement in marine mine clearing and said that this a…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Military

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Commander Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Iranian Army Naval (IRIN)  Commander,  said during his meeting with  his Sudanese counterpart in Tehran that “Unity and cooperation between Iran and Sudan is very effective  in countering the common enemy and Global Arrogance… Considering Iran’s strategic position in the Persian Gulf, Strait of…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Military

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Colonel Majid Hajizadeh said that they were arrested in Rudan (Hormozgan Province) following an “intelligence operation and police work.” Hajizadeh added that the four confessed during interrogation that they were members of the Taliban and undergo military training to attack NATO coalition forces in Afghanistan. They…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Military

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Alireza Rahaei, President of Iran’s Amir Kabir University, said that university students have prepared the version of AUT SAT satellite to be put into space in the near future. He added that Amir Kabir University has focused on projects for the aerial and space industries. The…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Economy

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Five years after an oil exploration contract was signed between National Iranian Oil Company and Croatian company INA, the latter was dismissed from continued exploration activities in the Maghan field. In the contract, which was valued at over USD 141 million, the Croatian company undertook to…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Human Rights

A couple, Hassan Saqi Khorem Dashti and Fatma Musena, who were arrested along with their 17-year-old son, NIma Sadeqi, have been held in solitary confinement since their arrest three months ago by the Intelligence Ministry. The father was arrested as a youth on charges of supporting…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Ali Yunesi, former Intelligence Minister in the Khatami government, has repeated his claim that it is certain that neither Hashemi Rafsanjani nor Khatami will run. Gholamhossein Karbaschi, General Director of the Executives of Construction Party and former Tehran Mayor also maintained, “As far as I know,…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mousa-Pour, secretary of the coalition, announced the decision on Thursday, saying Aboutorabi-Fard would register for the election at the Interior Ministry on Friday morning. Yahya Al-e Eshaq, Chairman of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, former Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, General Inspection…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Presidential hopeful Gholam Ali Haddad Adel said, “The three of us will register. But it is yet not clear when exactly we will announce the result [on the designated nominee]. However, the announcement will not take place before the Guardian Council declares its decision.” Haddad Adel, is…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Domestic

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The appointment letter of Dr Ali Reza Zali as the new head of Iran’s Medical Council Organization has been sent to the President’s office for the third time. However, the President has refused to sign it. This is while Dr Zali was chosen as the new…

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Domestic

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

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Friday, 10 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Managing Director of the Iranian Foundation for Computer Games, Behrouz Minaei, sharply criticized the exclusion of computer games in the government budget this year, saying that the failure to allocate government budgets for this purpose will result in a complete destruction of the computer game manufacturing…

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