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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  International

Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Member, Mohammad Hassan Esfari, discussed recent statements made by the Turkish president regarding Iran. He said that Turkey is on a wrong path that will backfire on it. The Turkish government provides shelter to Tariq al-Hashimi, who was involved…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  International

A Jomhouri Eslami editorial sharply criticizes the Bahrain regime following an attack on the home of the President of the Bahraini Ulama Islamic Council and senior Shiite cleric, Sheikh Issa Qasem, claiming that the insane measures of the Bahraini regime will have serious implications. The Baharaini…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Military

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Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and presidential candidate, Saeed Jalili, said in a special interview with Euronews network that the results of the upcoming Iranian elections will not affect its enrichment activities, which will continue full force….

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Military

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Ahmad Vahidi said, “This system can be connected to Iran’s defense network and activated in seconds to counter any threats.” He described the weapon system as “a sophisticated, smart air-defense system that is capable of detecting, identifying and intercepting low-altitude targets through automatic controls” with “high mobility…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Economy

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Majlis member Younes Asdi claims that Iran’s current economy does not allow implementation of the second phase of the Subsidy Reform Law in any manner. Asdi, a member of the Majlis Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources Committee, claims that a significant percentage of citizens planned their…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Economy

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Mohammed Reza Naqdi called on presidential candidates to work towards implementation of economic jihad projects and a resistance economy in order to benefit citizens. Naqdi stressed that Basij activities in a year declared as a good economic year differ from the special plans of the economic…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Head of the elections headquarters of Dr. Ghasem Sholeh Saadi, Akbar Amini Armaqi was summoned for questioning at the Intelligence Ministry headquarters. Ghasem himself was previously summoned for questioning at Intelligence Ministry headquarters. Akbar Amini served a prison sentence in the past….

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Esmail Ali Marzaei recently received telephone calls and threats from security forces, who warned him against participating in the elections….

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Human Rights

The two, Nika Kholusi and Nava Kholusi, were charged with membership in the Baha’i faith and anti-regime propaganda as well as supporting the Baha’i faith. The two were arrested in October 2012 by the Intelligence Ministry and released on bail after 185 days in prison….

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Following statements by his opponents and several presidential hopefuls urging the Guardian Council to disqualify him on grounds of age, Rafsanjani quotes Ayatollah Vaez Mousavi, Assembly of Experts representative that Grand Ayatollah Ali Araki (was  the most prominent Shiite  source of emulation considered to be the world’s…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Guardian Council Spokesman, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, said that if an individual (…) wanted to take on a major administrative post, but was only able to perform several hours of work a day, that person would not normally be approved, and therefore the Guardian Council may take…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Daoud Ahmadinejad, Ahmadinejad’s brother, withdrew from the presidential race. In a letter to the Guardian Council, he announced his withdrawal in favor of Saeed Jalili. Steadfastness Front candidate, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, also withdrew from the race in favor of Jalili following a meeting between the two….

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Only 15-20% of the economic problems are attributable to the sanctions. Foreign security organizations are directing their efforts at provoking dissatisfaction ahead of the elections. Several Western companies have entered negotiations with Rafsanjani supporters and have proposed subsidizing the election campaign in exchange for his stance…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Mohsen Rezaee said that  principlist groups need to form a 400-member elite assembly to pick a likely victor for the June 14 presidential election. Rezaee, who currently serves as the secretary of the Expediency Council, said on Sunday that political and economic elites, lawmakers and scholars…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Domestic

Mamnooe, (ممنوع ) “Forbidden” from the album, Tashkilat Movazi (video by Ala Mohseni, 2013). Nothing to say when silence and cries are forbidden Move on, staying here is forbidden Baha’i religion: forbidden! Private TV: forbidden! Helping quake victims: forbidden! Having dogs: forbidden!…

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Cyber police commander in North Khorasan province announced the closure of three Internet cafes that failed to comply with police instructions such as prohibition on installation of proxies, VPN and anti-filtering devices….

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