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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that the biggest lie of the year is by those who claim that establishing relations with the US will lower prices and improve the economy. If we reconcile with the US, our economic circumstances will further decline. Our responsibility this year, according…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi said, “The process of a shifting of civilizations is currently occurring around the world and refusal of Western civilization is spreading in human society, even in the heart of America… Today, the economic situation in America is critical, and if this country did…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi met with  UN special envoy to Afghanistan, Yan Kubish, and said that  responsibility for security in Afghanistan must be transferred to Afghans. Salehi reiterated Iran’s stance against the establishment of US military bases in Afghanistan….

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  International

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Mohsen Naziri Asl was appointed as Iran’s new ambassador to Geneva. Prior to his appointment, Naziri Asl had served as the Deputy Director General for political international affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran since 2010. He served as Charge d’affaires of the Embassy…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  International

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Iran’s residing envoy at the Vienna-based UN Office was elected as head of the Program and Budget Committee of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)….

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Military

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Iranian Navy Lieutenant Commander, Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza Khadem Bigham, said that due to the use of up-to-date equipment applied in other warships and destroyers, it was felt that certain changes should be made in this (new) destroyer, and we were able to update and upgrade the…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Military

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Iran has put into operation a direct-fire and artillery simulation system as well as a “smart” surface-to-surface missile system simulator. The gear was unveiled in the presence of Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Purdastan, Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Commander, during the second phase of the Beit al-Moqaddas…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Military

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An “informed source” in the Foreign Ministry denied Bahrain authorities’ claim that an Iranian   UAV  has been seen flying above  Bahraini coastline airspace. The source also advised the Bahraini government to respond to the demands of their people instead of leveling baseless accusations (at Iran).”…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Economy

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Iran and India reached a new agreement to barter Iranian crude oil for Indian-made products, including weaving goods technology and equipment….

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Dr. Hani Yazralu was arrested and sent to prison to serve his sentence. Dr. Yazralu was charged with anti-regime propaganda….

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Taheri went on a hunger strike two weeks ago to protest his prison conditions. This was the first time, however, that he has launched a hunger strike. Since his arrest last year, Taheri has been held most of the time in solitary confinement, after having been…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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The family of Arash Sadeqi has received no information for the past several weeks about his condition. Arash, who had been a member of the Mousavi elections campaign in the previous elections, was sentenced to five years in prison. During his arrest, as security agents broke…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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“I had no intention of standing in the elections until Friday afternoon (May 10)…, but considering the many requests I received in the few months before the elections, especially on the days before the deadline for registration from all walks of society and various guilds, especially…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In an informal poll conducted on Radio Farda’s website, 76% of respondents said they believe Khamenei will not use his powers to order the approval of Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei as candidates. Radio Farda’s website received a flood of comments via e-mail, Facebook, telephone and text message…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi said, “We are not meant to use the Leader’s special authority on every matter. There are certain laws and regulations based on which the country should be run. Currently, there are no grounds for an official decree (by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei)… Of…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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An alternative reformist choice to Rafsanjani. Rouhani also publishes campaign topics on his website. Rouhani urges to improve people’s livelihood and increase their purchasing power….

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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An Asre Iran editorial following the disqualification of Rafsanjani is trying to assess Rafsanjani’s political behavior, following his disqualification, during the elections. The editorial states that he will definitely not confront the Guardian Council since he has status and prestige in the regime, and this requires…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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The news of the disqualification of Hashemi Rafsanjani was even more sensational and scandalous than the names of the candidates who were approved. Although no one guessed that the person who had been president and Chairman of the Majlis and who is now head of the…

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Friday, 24 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Majlis Chairman Ali Larijani called on the final candidates in the presidential elections to run proper campaigns, stressing that the Majlis expects their elections campaigns and political behavior to take into account Iran’s circumstances and international status.  …

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