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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  International

 Ali Akbar Salehi, who is in Jeddah to attend a ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) , met and exchanged ideas with Egyptian Foreign Minister. They discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues. Salehi and OIC Secretary General underlined the…

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Economy

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Rostam Ghassemi, Oil Minister, said that “Currently prices on the oil market have not been as expected, and we do not assess price trends to be favorable.” He added that $100 per barrel is a reasonable price of oil for Iran and should be regarded as minimum…

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Human Rights

The business of Hushmand Sanaei Yinsgar, who lives in Bojnord, was shut down several months ago at the orders of the Intelligence Ministr,y and he himself was arrested last year along with his wife and son.  …

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Jahanbahash Sultanzadeh and Bahanam Baqri, two Azeri rights activists, were arrested by internal security forces in Maku, and their personal effects such as computer and books confiscated.  …

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Ilghar Mozan Zade was arrested by security forces along with his brother Ehsan. The two were transferred to the Intelligence Headquarters in Aradbil. No information has been released regarding the reason for their arrest. This Ilghar’s second arrest….

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Human Rights

The accused were charged with terror activity and illegal bearing of arms….

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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No information about the charges imposed on Masoud Shams Najad was released. Najad serves as the attorney for Kurdish political prisoners.  …

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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A Kayhan editorial titled, “God commanded Hezbollah” by Hossein Shariatamdari, Kayhan editor and advisor to the Supreme Leader, following Hashemi Rafsanjani’s submission of his candidacy for president, a move that was unfortunately carried out as part of a joint campaign between the heads of the fitna…

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Stemming the tide of unemployment was one of the most important promises made by the past two governments, a promise that has been frequently repeated during visits made by the President and his government in various provinces in Iran. Government officials promised young people in the…

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Asadollah Badamchian, Vice Chairman of the Islamic Coalition Party (Motalefeh), said that “Rafsanjani’s presence will make the presidential elections more competitive and more thrilling and increase people’s participation. Those who say the old age of Hashemi will prevent effective leadership — I would say to them that…

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Member of the Majlis Executive Committee, Mohammad Dahkan, said that when the time comes to examine the candidacy of Hashemi Rafsanjani, the Assembly of Experts can turn a blind eye to his age since otherwise, according to the letter of the law, due to his advanced…

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Member of the Supreme Leader’s 2+1 Committee, Haddad Adel, hints that the principlist camp will support Saeed Jalili. In a discussion of the candidacy of Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mashaei, he said that despite the respect we afford these two presidential candidates, in light of the presence…

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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7456 jurists sent a letter to Ayatollah Jannati and the other Guardian Council members expressing full support of the legal activities of the Council and asked that its members disqualify the candidacy of anyone involved in Fitna 88 (post-election riots in June 2009) or who are…

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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150 Majlis members wrote a letter to the Judiciary urging it to investigate Ahmadinejad’s accompanying of his senior advisor and presidential hopeful, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, to the Interior Ministry to register as a candidate. Iranian law prohibits incumbent presidents from endorsing any presidential candidates. Presidential office response:  Accompanying Mashaei…

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In 2009, Zahra and her family, along with millions of Iranians took to the streets to demand fair and free elections. Despite a brutal crackdown, the promise of an Iranian spring—democracy, dignity and justice—is far from extinguished. Today, Zahra is running for President, the promise of…

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