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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  International

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Iran’s Deputy Minister of Communications, Ali Hakim Javadi, responded to statements made by US Deputy Secretary of State regarding  sanctions on the sale of communication technologies to Iran by saying that this decision will not affect implementation of Iran’s communication projects, which it has managed to…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Military

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An Alef editorial titled, “The Elections are Not a Referendum on Nuclear Talks”:  The first (Hassan Rouhani) and the last (Saeed Jalili) Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, who are presidential candidates. What would happen if Ali Larijani (former Iranian nuclear negotiator) were a candidate?…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Military

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The helicopter carrying the President and his entourage that was on its way to the opening of Iran’s largest tunnel almost crashed. The pilot managed to gain control of the helicopter and land it safely. According to the reports, a malfunction occurred when one of the…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Economy

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On the sidelines of the OPEC Oil Ministers conference, Rostam Qassemi said that Iranian oil exports dropped by 20% but the production volume of crude oil had not changed and Iran is continuing to produce oil at the same levels. Qassemi further said that Iran has…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Economy

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Managing Director of the National Iranian Petrochemical Company, Abdolhossein Bayat, addressed the new sanctions and said that the US is voluntarily boycotting Iran and its industry. Iran today, however, has strong capabilities in the petrochemical sector, and production has exceeded 60 million tons a year. Boycotting Iran…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Human Rights

According to a report in Bahar, internal security forces obtained approval to conduct surprise inspections of all non-government student dorms at any time it deems fit. According to the memorandum of understanding signed with the Ministry of Science, police forces obtained additional authorities to regulate non-government…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Human Rights

The two, Rahman Wafaei and Hamid Eslami, have been held for 11 months in temporary remand at Adel Abad Prison, charged with anti-regime propaganda and membership in the Baha’i faith. 59-year-old Rahman Wafae suffers from heart disease and high blood pressure.  …

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Student activist from Babol, Mohsen Barzegar, was summoned to prison to serve the two-year prison sentence he received on charges of harming national security and insulting Khamenei.  …

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Two workers drowned when diving to repair one of the oil refinery’s water pumps. Another worker was killed when trying to help the two.  …

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In an interview with one of Iran’s television stations, Hassan Rouhani said that once the economic have been solved and citizens’ welfare  has been addressed, the most important program will focus on resolving relationships with other countries. According to Rouhani, in today’s world, there are no…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

In a meeting with army veterans, presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani said, “We have many problems today. Our hearts are filled with pain. I have kept silent for eight years, although I expressed criticism quietly and calmly. Why is Iran currently subjected to these circumstances, and why…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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A ceremony held by the headquarters of  young people supporting Hassan Rouhani at the prayer house in Jamaran ended with a clash with internal security forces and the arrest of several participants. Several of the participants held photos of Mousavi and Karroubi and called out political…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Ali Younosi, said, “I know Mr. Rouhani to be the fittest person in the current situation. Mr. Hashemi also is quite convinced of this.” He added that during the reformist government, the most important task was the nuclear issue, which was carried out very well by…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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During the presidential debate, the eight candidates each received one minute to summarize themselves for the citizens. These are the summary sentences of each candidate:  Gharazi – We call on many citizens to vote in order to cause the Americans to withdraw. Qalibaf – I thank…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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The first elections poll following the first television debate between the eight presidential candidates shows the following results. According to the report, the poll was conducted by a leading polltaker in Iran: Qalibaf 23.7%; Velayati 10.9%; Rezaee 10.8%, Jalili 10.4%, Aref 6.6%, Rouhani 6.5%, Hadad Adel…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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If Qalibaf withdraws: Jalili will receive 21.2% of his votes, Rezaei 14.3%, Hadad Adel 14.7%, Velayati 15.4%, 26.3% do not know who they will vote for and 1.9% will not vote. If Jalili withdraws – Qaliabaf will receive 39.8%, Velayati 24.1%, Hadad Adel 13.3%. 12% do…

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Hojattoleslam Yahya Jafar, Supreme Leader’s representative in Kerman, who was quoted saying that IRGC Qods Force Commander Sardar Qaasem Suleimani supports Qalibaf apologized for his statements and said he accidentally included the names….

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Monday, 3 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Five main goals are highlighted: laying the groundwork for ideological and moral success of the people, economic justice, economic independence (lack of dependence on foreigners in political, economic and cultural arenas), public welfare and economic prosperity….

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