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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  International

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Head of the Women’s Basij Society, Minou Aslani, stressed that the most important issue now is conducting safe, calm elections, and any form of tension serves the enemies. She emphasized that the presidential candidates, whether or not they are approved, should not increase tensions in the…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Military

Ahmad Vahidi unveiled five new achievements, including camouflage dress with infrared radiation binoculars as well as different types of guns and rifles….

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Economy

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Head of the Students’ Welfare Fund in the Ministry of Science, Keyvan Moradian, announced that in contrast with Majlis and government promises, 100 billion tomans of the 136 billion tomans allotted for student loans were eliminated. As a result, only 170,000 of the 300,000 loan and…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Economy

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Managing Director of the National Iranian Petrochemical Company, Abdol Hossein Bayat, announced that the company is making an effort to obtain dispensation for foreign investors through the National Development Fund. According to Bayat, the plan is to obtain dispensations for foreign investors in banks outside of…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Economy

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Iran Customs statistics reveal a sharp 3% drop in the import of black textiles for chadors this past year compared to last year, totaling USD 94,807,000. These textiles are largely imported from the UAE, South Korea, China and India. Approximately 95% of the market needs for…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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The tenth hearing this week in the trial of the Kahrizak accused was supposed to have been the final hearing, but claims by the defense continued and according to one defendants, the court has still not questioned all of the witnesses for the defense. Today, the…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Following the Guardian Council’s disqualification of Mashaei’s candidacy and out of concern of a possible government reaction following the announcement, the atmosphere in Tehran was reportedly military and increased presence of security forces was felt and suppression of rebellion in main points in Tehran. As a…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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According to a telephone survey conducted by Mehr News Agency, approximately 60% of eligible voters in Tehran plan on voting in the upcoming presidential elections. 11.5% claim that they are not sure whether they will vote. 28.6% remain undecided. Almost 77% of respondents claimed that they…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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On his website, Khamenei published guidelines regarding the disqualified candidates and said, “I am declaring so that everyone knows, disqualification of candidates does not mean that these people are unworthy. Do not think this. If a candidate is disqualified, this does not mean they are not…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Fars News, which openly supported Saeed Jalili in the presidential race, maintained (before the decision of the Guardian Council to disqualify Rafsanjani) that it was Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani’s legal right to run for president, but the Guardian Council is the only entity that is legally entitled…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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The newspaper’s cover page published statements by Hashemi Rafsanjani regarding efforts to tarnish his image….

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mohammad Reza Sadegh, Advisor to Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, in response to the disqualification of his candidacy, “Rafsanjani has always served the regime and the Revolution, and has supported the Supreme Leader and will continue to do so. He has always filled important positions as a representative…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mashaei’s reaction to the disqualification of his candidacy: “I view this as an injustice, and I will take the matter up with the Supreme Leader.” In a conversation with Fars, when asked how he would consult with the Supreme Leader on this matter, Mashaei answered that…

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Presidential candidate Saeed Jalili traveled to Qom, where he met, among other people, with Ayatollah Javadi Amoli, a source of emulation. The meeting took place behind closed doors, during which Jaliili met with religious scholars and other religious authorities, including Ayatollah Noori Hamedani and Ayatollah Sobhani….

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Political affairs analyst, Amir Mohevian, said in an interview with Asre Iran that the conditions are working in Jalili’s favor and have even exceeded his own expectations. Before submitting his candidacy, he never thought he would earn such widespread attention in the elections arena. All other…

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