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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Editorial

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The Guardian Council’s disqualification of Rafsanjani, as well as the courageous last-minute decision of “the Shark” to try and enter the presidential race was daring. It marked, perhaps, more than anything else the end of the attempts by Islamic Revolution veterans and its founders to affect…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  International

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In a meeting with religious students and scholars, Hojatoleslam Ali Saeedi said that Syria has learned from the Iranian people the model and format of defense and that we are witnessing the defense of pure Islam in this country. Saeedi added that Salafist Islam in Saudi…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  International

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At a seminar on the role of lecturers in the political epic that took place at Amir Kabir University, the head of the Head of the National Teachers Basij Organization Sohrab Salahi compared Iran’s situation to that of Egypt from a historical, cultural and political perspective, and…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Military

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At a ceremony attended by Minister of Defense Vahidi and Commander of the Aerospace Division of IRGC Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the IRGC Aerospace Force received delivery of long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile launchers that were built by the Ministry of Defense’s Aerospace Industries Organization….

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Economy

At the “Money and Foreign Currency” seminar, Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani said that the amount of cash in the market totaled 464 billion toman and that Iran’s debts to foreign countries declined by $10 billion. Bahmani later stated that inflation of 30.5% was extremely high…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Economy

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Roads and urban development minister has said that 106 countries transited their and Iraq, China, the UAE, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan transited the highest amounts of goods via Iran. Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization Ataollah Sadr has said that Iran earns around $1.15 billion annually…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Iran continues to jail dozens of journalists, stifling critical news coverage and commentary. Iranian authorities are holding at least 40 journalists in prison as the June presidential election approaches, the second-highest total in the world and a figure that reflects the government’s continuing determination to silence…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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According to the report,  some of the hunger-striking prisoners from different wings in the prison were brought before prison chief Hoseeini with their hands and feet shackled. Hosseini threatened and demanded that they end the hunger strike and convince the other hunger-striking prisoners to end their…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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Human rights activists reported that at Charchak Prison in Varamin, 34-year-old Gita Marami, who was married and mother to a daughter, was executed in the prison yard after having received 100 lashes, with blood pouring out of her body and her body showing signs of the…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Human Rights

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According to relatives, Zahra Mansouri was returned to prison. Discontinuation of the treatments is a death sentence for Zahra, who was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of harming national security. Her brother, Mohammad Ali Mansouri was also sentenced to 17 years in prison…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

According to reports received by Jaras website, in the first round of voting that took place in the Guardian Council surrounding approval of the presidential candidates, 7 council members (of the 12) voted for approving the candidacy of Hashemi Rafsanjani and 4 opposed. When the news…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Secretary General of the Islamic Society of Engineers Mohammad Reza Bahonar called the approval of the candidacy Saeed Jalili “eye-raising” and claims that this move by the Guardian Council was extremely courageous. Bahonar clarified that approval of Jalili’s candidacy alongside disqualification of the candidacy of several…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Grand Ayatollah Yousef Sanei phoned Hashemi Rafsanjani and emphasized to him that the announcement of his candidacy under the sensitive conditions of the country is part of the service he has been providing the revolution and Islam for almost fifty years. Sanei added that the fact…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In a special announcement (number 4) published on his personal website, Hashemi Rafsanjani thanked all of his supporters and for the warmth demonstrated to him by Iranian citizens, officials and religious leaders, adding that the support of the citizens encourages his spirits and sweetens the bitterness…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Following an interview held by Ali Motahari and a letter he sent to the Supreme Leader regarding the disqualification of Hashemi Rafsanjani, the headquarters of supporters of Saeed Jalili at Tehran University that discussed the physical reason for the disqualification of Hashemi proposed a race between…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Saturday evening, Iranian television broadcast the first television program of Mohsen Rezaei as one of the presidential candidates. Two parts of his statements were censored. Rezaei spoke about the suffering of a father whose three sons were martyred. He said that five of this father’s educated…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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According to Zibakalem, even if Jalili comes to secret agreements with the Front of Islamic Revolution Stability (Jebhey-e Paydari), and will promise their appointment as ministers in his cabinet, he still does not have the majority votes of most of the front members. Significant differences exist…

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Documentary film director Mohsen Suhuani announced that he was producing a documentary propaganda film for Saeed Jalili at the commission of the candidate’s propaganda headquarters. The film, titled “Secretly” is funded by the producer himself….

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Head of Jalili’s University Students Election Campaign Office Seyed Mohsen Dehnavi announced on Saturday that 10,000 Iranian university students have said that they are ready to support Jalili’s presidential campaign. (Fars News is semi-official news agency affiliated with the IRGC)….

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Monday, 27 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Daoud Ahmadinejad, brother of the president who withdrew from the presidential race, clarified that his withdrawal was not in favor of Saeed Jalili and that he supports Dr. Velayati….

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