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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Domestic

Mardom Salari‘s editorial, headlined “Building trust; priority of next government,” maintains that the “Performance of government authorities has seriously damaged people’s trust in government. Thus, the most important priority for the next government should be the restoration and revival of public trust. A government refraining from…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Domestic

“Economic growth, inflation rate, unemployment, labor and production conditions show that the economy in the Islamic Republic is not in the desired state… The gap between the low-income and high-income stratums of society has widened considerably. On the other hand, unprecedented international sanctions aimed at weakening…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  International

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Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Araqchi announced at his weekly press conference that 40 countries would be participating in the “Friends of Syria” Conference beginning Wednesday in Tehran, and expressed his hope that the talks will lead to the formulation of a political solution to…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  International

Abbas Araqchi said in his weekly press briefing that Iran and Saudi Arabia are two major countries in the region with  common goals in the world of Islam and in the region… they have differences of opinion that are serious… that have stemmed from an ideological basis,…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  International

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A commentary in Resalat headlined “Rumors about clinical death of the King; Al Sa’ud waiting for political earthquake” has lashed out at Saudi Arabia’s interventionist policy across the Middle East and meddling in the internal affairs of Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, and underlines that this policy…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  International

Iranian officials and most Persian-speaking web users have strongly condemned the UAE for using a “fake” name for the Persian Gulf in its football league, calling the country’s premier football league the “Arabian Gulf League”. Iranian Sport Minister Mohammad Abbasi said, “If they have done such…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi has said that the grounds for expansion of mutual relations between Iran and Bolivia are well prepared and the two sides should seize this great opportunity. Salehi, who also met Venezuela’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs for Asia, Middle East and Oceana, said…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Military

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The father of nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan has reacted strongly against criticism from Hassan Rouhani in a special interview on Iranian television against Iran’s nuclear diplomacy in recent years. Ahmadi-Roshan’s father claimed that if people like Rouhani  come to power, they will hand the country over to…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Military

The former nuclear negotiator has rebuffed allegations from Hassan Abedini, the host of Channel 2’s interview series with Presidential candidates, that he backed down in negotiations with the West and compromised Iran’s nuclear program by suspending it. Rouhani said that Iran had not suspended it, but…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Military

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Wearing a keffiyeh, presidential candidate and Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili addressed the crowd in Qom after meeting with Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi. One supporter holds a banner showing Jalili hovering above an image of Iran’s assassinated nuclear scientists, who are depicted as electrons…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Military

Presidential candidate Mohammad-Reza Aref - happy days…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Military

Ali Abdollahi, Deputy Head of Security and Political Affairs at the Interior Ministry, has said that “the Interior Ministry and the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) are responsible for ensuring election security.” He added, “If we are prepared and if it becomes necessary, we will close down…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Economy

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According to reports in Bahar newspaper,  a new wave of increases in consumer prices is being caused by a subsidized foreign-currency shortage . According to the newspaper, those responsible for the central bank’s foreign currency policy have lately changed their behavior and statements, and are answering…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Economy

An unnamed official from the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has denied that Iran has halted gas exports to Armenia, “This not true and we deny that gas exports to Armenia have been halted”….

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Revolutionary Court sentences former Iran Teachers Association spokesman Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi to five years in prison….

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Khazali, who has been in prison for eight months, broke his long hunger strike after Hashemi Rafsanjani announced his candidacy, but having now heard about Rafsanjani’s disqualification, he has resumed his hunger strike. Following the previous hunger strike, he lost 30 kg of his body weight…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Ahmed Zeidabadi, Secretary General of the Office for Strengthening Unity, who is serving a six-year prison sentence at Rajaei Shahr Prison and who was granted furlough this past February, was returned to prison along with other political prisoners whose furloughs were not extended, apparently as part…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Human Rights

62-year-old Namegh Mahmoodi, who is imprisoned in Rajaei Shahr Prison in Karaj, suffers from serious health problems. Following numerous delays, it was agreed that he would be taken to hospital wearing prison uniform and shackled (an act of degradation against political prisoners) but during his transfer,…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Mohammad Reza Naqdi has claimed that there is no truth in reports that the Supreme Leader sent a written direction ordering the non-involvement of the IRGC and Basij in the elections, he only gave a few spoken reminders, and “we are complying with what the Supreme…

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Thursday, 30 May 2013  /  Uncategorized

Hojjatoleslam Ali Saeedi has referred to the importance of the coming elections and their influence on the completion of the Islamic Revolution, and said that the IRGC is in the forefront of maintain the Islamic Revolution and will relinquish nothing when it comes to defending the…

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