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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  International

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Azerbaijani citizens, identified as Khalida Khalid, a researcher at the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), and her driver Shamkhal Huseynov, had been arrested on charges of “unconventional connections.”  They have been handed over to the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran….

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Military

Rouhani’s election headquarters responded to the comments made by Ali Baqeri, Saeed Jalili’s deputy (Baqeri is also head of Jalili’s election headquarters): Do you, as those currently responsible for the nuclear negotiations, have the authority and approval to make important decisions without consulting and receiving the…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Military

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The Intelligence Ministry announced that it had exposed a spy ring affiliated with the “enemies of Iran and Islam.” The head of the ring was recruited several years ago by the espionage organization of one of the regional Arab countries that serves as a mercenary and…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Economy

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Total’s Chief Executive Officer, who may be put on trial in France for corruption related to Iranian contracts, denied the company paid bribes for the gas permits claiming, “What we did wasn’t illegal according to French law.”…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Saeed Zialaladin Reza Tofighi, head of the Hashemi Rafsanjani headquarters and head of the Revolution Mujahideen in the province, along with three members of the headquarters’ central committee were arrested Sunday morning by Intelligence Ministry agents.  …

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Human Rights

The wife of Reza Shahabi, who is serving six years in Evin Prison, was summoned for questioning at the Intelligence Ministry headquarters. No information has been released as to the reason for the summons.  …

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Despite the serious condition of his health, security forces have prevented the transfer of Amir Eslami, one of the lawyers for the Dervish community imprisoned at Evin, from receiving medical treatment outside the prison. According to the report, Amir’s physical condition is serious, and the prison…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Lecturer and political affairs analyst, Sadegh Zibakalam, claims that since power is held by the conservative principlists, they will oppose any reformist leader. Zibakalem says that he accepted the bitter reality a long time ago: no matter how many votes the reformists receive, they will not…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

Rouhani said that the IRIB prevented candidates from presenting their policies and opinions properly. Rouhani’s election headquarters published a statement in which they criticized the conduct of the IRIB in its broadcasts of programs and interviews with the presidential hopefuls. The statement maintains that the IRIB…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

The Front had previously supported Rafsanjani, but following his disqualification came out in support of Rouhani.  …

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Hassan Rouhani’s official website published his platform on the issue of the rights of the national and religious minorities, while emphasizing full compliance with the constitution in this matter and to allow the general involvement of national and religious minorities in all political and administrative levels…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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IRIB sums up the first debate on economics…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In a special interview Sunday evening with an Iranian television station, presidential candidate Haddad Adel said that the Iranian people deserve a country that respects them and aligns itself with their position and the sacrifices they have made for the country. There have been successes, but…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In a television interview, presidential candidate Mohammad Gharazi said that the country’s problems cannot be resolved without addressing inflation. According to Gharazi, inflation has emptied the pockets of the poor and made the rich even richer. National capital must be invested in areas that will maintain…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Domestic

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The website, Shabake Iran, is reporting that Ahmadinejad was not invited to speak at the memorial service for the founder of the Revolution Imam Khomeini. Cancellation of a speech given by the head of the executive authority at this ceremony for the past 23 years is unprecedented….

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Domestic

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As of Monday morning, text messages that include the name of President Ahmadinejad will be filtered. According to the report, over the past day, messages that contained the president’s name did not reach their destination. Some websites that allow messages to be sent by them published…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Despite reports of a six-month suspension of the newspaper, Iran, the heads of the paper claim that they have not received official notice of said suspension. Last week, the managing director of the newspaper was put on trial for false advertising. ISNA reported that the Press…

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013  /  Domestic

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In a meeting with the daughters of Mir Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard (who have been under house arrest for the past two years), former President Mohammad Khatami said that their parents loved the country and Revolution, and that the are sorely missed at this time….

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