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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  International

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A Mehr News Agency editorial criticizes the visit to the US by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister. The editorial maintains, “The Turkish government has worked to pave the way for NATO intervention in Syria by sabotaging the political solution to the Syrian crisis… Iran and…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  International

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ministry of Security issued  a statement, according to which Ahmad Hamzeh Dulab and Sohrab Jadidi (Iranian embassy diplomats in Sarajevo) violated Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic (Relations) and will be expelled from the country. The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  International

The Iranian delegation participating in the annual meeting of the International Federation of Warehousing and Logistics Associations 2013 in China (IFWLA) thwarted an attempt by Western countries to prevent Iran from hosting the International Federation in 2016 on the pretext of sanctions. Federation members confirmed that…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Military

Key points: Inalienable right to enrich uranium - We welcome any kind of cooperation within the framework of the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) on the condition that Iran’s inalienable right o to use peaceful nuclear energy and particularly the right to enrich uranium is accepted… There is…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Military

Ramezan Sharif spoke of Iran’s current sensitive situation and the need to carry out all the arrangements to ensure that the epic elections would be held. He stressed that the enemies of the Revolution and the Iranian people are doing all they can to prevent the…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Economy

The Managing Director of the Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, Mohammad Hossein Dajmar, has reported a drop in the organization’s revenues, from USD 2 billion to below USD 1 billion. He said that in addition to the sanctions, the global economic crisis has greatly affected global…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Massoud and Khosro Kordpour will be under arrest for two more months. Khosro ended his hunger strike on his family request. One of their relatives said, “It seems that the authorities want to keep them under detention through end of the presidential elections.” Khosro Kordpour was…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Abdullah Saduki, a resident of Tabriz was arrested by the security forced and sentence to one year in prison on charges of participation in a rally against the security interests of the country. He has evidently been arrested to serve his prison sentence.  …

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Human Rights

7 prisoners hanged in Rasht prison on charges of drug trafficking. 3 prisoners charged with murder hanged in Rajai Shahr prison Prisoner hanged in public in Noshahr  …

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a member of Iran’s Guardian Council (the vetting body) said, “The law does not allow women to become president.”…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

The Militant Clerics Society held a meeting on May 16, chaired by former President Mohammad Khatami. The Militant Clerics Society was formed by a group of reformists in March 1988. It was granted legal recognition as a political party in March 1989. Mohammad Khatami is the…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Fars maintained that “analyzing BBC Persian’s discourse regarding the upcoming presidential elections… We can see that it is acting as the mouthpiece of the sedition (reformists behind the post-June 2009 presidential elections protests, perhaps hinting at BBC’s support for Rafsanjani) and the deviant current (referring to…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Rouhani said, “I am happy that Rafsanjani registered his candidacy, and people should be patient for another 10 days (for the Guardian Council to decide the final candidates), as I think some candidates will step down in favor of other candidates….

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

In an interview with Asr Iran, Mohsen Ghoruyan, an Islamic philosophy lecturer at Qom Religious Seminary, claimed that “Qom” was standing alongside Hashemi Rafsanjani in the elections, including both experts in religious law and the local residents. He said that Hashemi’s candidacy in the elections was…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Mohammad Qalibaf’s campaign spokesman  referred to statements by Haddad Adel and Velayati about Jalili’s participation in the 2+1 coalition, or the possibility that the coalition may withdraw in favor of Jalili. He said that statements by the two about Jalili’s acceptance do not mean that the…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Ezzatollah Zarghami, head of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), said that any televised debates between the presidential candidates will be aired live. Zarghami noted that the IRIB will wait for the Guardian Council’s final announcement on the registered candidates before announcing the details of its…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Ghasem Sholeh Saadi, a former Majlis deputy and professor of law at Tehran University, who submitted his candidacy for president, was summoned for interrogation at the headquarters of the Intelligence Ministry. He previously spoke with journalists and young reformist activists about the situation in Iran. According…

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Domestic

Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, a presidential hopeful and adviser to the Supreme Leader, said that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei ordered the house arrest of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karrubi (more than two years) to maintain peace and calm in the country.  …

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Friday, 17 May 2013  /  Domestic

Hossein Tala, Head of the High Elections Oversight Committee for Islamic Tehran Province City and Village Councils has said that thus far 90 candidates have been disqualified in the City of Tehran and 311 disqualified candidates from towns have filed grievances about the vetting process….

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