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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  International

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Presidential candidate Haddad Adel said at a meeting with students that the economy is at the top of the country’s priorities, and added that Iran is currently waging an economic war. The enemy is trying to increase sanctions in various sectors, because Iran is refusing to…

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  International

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Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Araqchi responded to the Canadian Foreign Minister’s statement at the Global Dialogue on the Future of Iran, and said that the Canadian government’s efforts to play along with several anti-Iranian elements are significant. The Canadian Foreign Minister’s anti-Iranian comments are irresponsible…

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Military

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Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton have said that their talks (on May 15) were useful and stressed the need to continue their negotiations. Jalili said that he and Ms. Ashton agreed on meeting again…

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Military

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Ali Asghar Soltanieh headed Iran’s negotiating team and Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Safeguards at the IAEA, Herman Nackaerts, headed the agency team. At the end of the talks, Soltanieh and Nackaerts called negotiation “very compressed” and said the talks would continue in…

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Economy

According to customs data for South Korea, the country has reduced the volume of oil imports from Iran by 50%. According to the report, oil imports from Iran this April stood at approximately 507,000 tons, whereas last April the oil imports were over one million tons….

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Economy

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Market sources have reported the possibility of a 70% increase in food prices, which may lead to the disappearance of some products from Iranian families’ shopping carts….

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mansour Osanlou, President of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, who is described by some as “Iran’s Lech Walesa” has warned that the atmosphere in Iran is becoming more repressive “by the day.” “We were trying to bring unity among various worker groups…

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

A member of the Guardian Council said that it is likely that more than ten presidential candidates will be approved….

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Pro-reform Green Movement activists have set up an online network, entitled “25 Khordad net” for news, comments and analyses on the upcoming presidential elections. The network can be accessed through Facebook (www.facebook.com/25KhordadNet) and Youtube (www.youtube.com/25KHORDADNET), and people can send e-mails to address: [email protected]….

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Calling Rafsanjani and Mashaei “seditionists and deviants,” the Majlis deputies asked the Guardian Council (GC), Iran’s election vetting body, to carefully consider Rafsanjani’s and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei’s eligibility before allowing them to run for president. The letter reads, “The role of certain candidates (Rafsanjani) and their…

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

At a meeting with professors and students, Ahmad Bakhshayesh, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that during the eight years that Hashemi Rafsanjani was in power, he was never able to serve the people with the closed group he created…

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Rahim Mashaei said at a public meeting, “We have come here to stay and to make progress, and we will continue in our joint resolve.” Elsewhere in his remarks, he referred to claims that if elected, he would change the constitution, and said that “these false…

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Haddad-Adel said, “With the recent registrations of certain hopefuls such as Mr. Hashemi Rafasnjani and Mr. Rahim Mashaei for the election, we feel it is more necessary than ever to reach a consensus.” He went on to say, “Principlists need to be more united than ever before,…

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Thursday, 16 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Presidential candidate and nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili joined Google+ with 624 followers. Jalili also has a twitter account and a webpage.  …

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