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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  International

The second wrestling meet that was scheduled to have taken place on Sunday between the Iranian and US teams in Los Angeles was cancelled for unknown reasons. The Iranian media claims that the reason for the cancellation was the American Wrestling Association’s “failure to assume security…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Military

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In an interview with Hezbollah television network Al-Manar, Deputy Chief of Staff Masoud Jazayeri discussed Hezbollah Secretary General’s statements regarding the establishment of a Committee for the Liberation of the Golan Heights from the occupation of the Zionist regime (Israel) and emphasized that major changes would…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Hidari was accused of conducting numerous meetings with Mossad agents abroad and transferring sensitive security information. The other person charged was Akhoresh Ahmadi, who was accused of transferring information on various topics to CIA agents….

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Economy

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Iranian customs data reveals a sharp 68% drop in the volume of car imports to Iran in March/April as compared with the same period last year. According to these statistics, in March/April of this year, 518 cars valued at only USD 12 million were imported into…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Just days prior to the approval of Iran’s revised penal code, the Guardian Council has once again included the sentence of death by stoning. During the process of revising the penal code, the Islamic Republic’s Parliament had replaced stoning with execution or lashing. However, adultery remains…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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According to an Interview with Karim Lahidji, FIDH Vice President and President of the Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LDDHI(, Iran is one of the largest prisons in the world for human rights defenders. Since 2009 and the repression following the protests against…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Among the prisoners summoned to prison were Shiva Nazer Ahari, Masoud Bastani, Behara Hadait, Beheman Ahmadi Amoui and Hossein Runeqi Malki. Runeqi Malki was on medical leave and summoned to prison despite not having completed his medical treatment.  …

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Taeb, head of the Ammar Strategic Culture Base (pro-Khamenei think tank) and lecturer at Qom Religious College, discussed the effects of the Iranian elections on the situation in Syria and said that the enemy is sinking in the Syrian mud. Iran’s election will definitely…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Sadegh Mahsouli, member of the Steadfastness Front Central Council Paydari (Minister of Interior from 2008 to 2009 and Minister of Welfare and Social Security from 2009 to 2011), discussed the need to remain alert to the fitna current and emphasized that Rafsanjani’s running in the election…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Ali Mottahari condemned statements made by the Secretary of the Guardian Council Ahmad Jannati in last Friday’s prayer sermon and emphasized, “In the previous elections, we deceived the citizens and directed their votes in a direction that resulted in the current difficulties and hardships. We must…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Rafsanjani discussed the role of Friday prayer and the status of the prayer leader, emphasizing that the Friday prayer arena must serve as a bridge between citizens and the regime. According to Rafsanjani, one of the greatest sins is to use religion for personal and internal…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Following condemnations heard regarding the letter sent by 100 Majlis representatives to the Guardian Council in the sermon to disqualify the candidacy of Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mashaei, 40 Majlis representatives signed a letter in support of him. Majlis member, Alireza Mahjoub, said in a television interview…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Senior member of the Musharakat Front, Mostafa Tajzadeh, who is imprisoned in Evin, sent a message supporting the candidacy of Hashemi Rafsanjani and emphasized that everyone has a duty to vote and support him.  …

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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The entry of Rafsanjani into the race has triggered a new wave of pressure and summons against journalists supporting him, including, Fatma Mehdiani, chief editor of ILNA.  …

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Aftab News website has been jammed. The website affiliated with Rafsanjani and Hassan Rouhani has been blocked from viewing for unknown reasons since last Friday. During the previous elections, the site was blocked several times by the regime….

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Ahead of the elections, two websites affiliated with Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, one Roshanaee.ir and the second Inda Online, were blocked but have returned online in the meantime….

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In a meeting with representatives from various provinces, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei said that he does not think at all about the disqualification or approval of his candidacy by the Guardian Council. He added that everything he said about the spring was not related to the elections,…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Qalibaf said that he would restore tranquility and stability in Iran within two years. He added that people should vote for the new president based on his accomplishments rather than his plans and programs. The principlist hopeful is currently the mayor of Tehran, and a member of…

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Monday, 20 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Parviz Esmaeili discussed a program broadcast on the BBC and said that the fact that this channel began a series of programs to destroy and tarnish the image of presidential candidates and began with Qalibaf sends a clear message. The Iranian people are alert and aware…

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