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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  International

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In a special interview with the French news agency, Ali Akbar Velayati said that if elected, he will hold talks with France to arrive at a political solution to the Syrian crisis. According to Velayati, although France lost its chance for positive involvement in the Syrian…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  International

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Following the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) announcement regarding the discovery of a “terrorist” network related to “one of the regional Arab countries,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Qatari charges d’affaires in Tehran  and voiced  Tehran’s serious protests to Doha. The MOIS claimed earlier this week that…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  International

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Iran was elected the head of the United Nations Planning and Coordination Committee at the 53rd session of the committee, which kicked off on June 3 and will run through June 28 at UN headquarters in New York….

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Military

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In a meeting with Ahvaz residents, Saeed Jalili claimed that Iran today is the second largest oil and gas producer in the world, and this should be used by the Iranian people as leverage rather than as a tool used by the enemy to threaten Iran….

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Military

Basij Commander, Mohammed Reza Naqdi, said during a visit to the headquarters to mark the anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s death, that the legacy of the founder of the Revolution is so rich and diverse that it includes ways to progress and overcome problems (Iran’s presence) and…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Military

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Head of the IRGC Public Relations and Advertising Department, Ramezan Sharif said that the Iranian elections are an opportunity for both Iranians and for the enemy, and what is important is how and who runs this process. The enemies are trying to create an impression of…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Economy

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A member of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee said that setting two different prices for foreign currency increases corruption in the economic system and called on presidential candidates to present their economic plans clearly, accurately and transparently. Tavakoli added that an oil-dependent economy increases Iran’s…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Students from the Faculty of Medical Sciences reported a tense security atmosphere in the days before the elections at the university. The students claimed that CCTV cameras were installed this week in student dorms. During the previous election protests, students from this faculty actively participated in…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mehdi Khazali, who was repeatedly in detention and on hunger strike since the June 2009 presidential election, has been released on bail. Khazali, the son of the famous “hardline” Ayatollah Khazali, was last detained on October 30 and held in Evin Prison (photo before and after detention)….

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In a popular meeting in Ahvaz, Hassan Rouhani said, “Imam Khomeini came to generate pride and honor and can we say today that there is pride and honor in Iran? Selling expensive drugs to citizens and importing luxury cars by the government does not mean pride…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Khamenei’s daughter supports Aref.  He added that he hopes Hashemi and Khatami will come to a consensus regarding this matter so that the elections can be won. Khamenei’s daughter, Naimeh Eshragqi, said that she supports Aref as presidential candidate. “Mr. Aref is the reformists’ candidate. But…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Rouhani directs to a link to download a clip that presents his positions on the nuclear issue as part of the campaign he is waging against Saeed Jalili “on who conducted better nuclear negotiations.”…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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He has also published his 206-page economic plan. Rezaee further used the media and social media: Facebook, Twitter, WikiRezaei and more to deliver his message, particularly to young people in Iran.  …

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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The clip, directed by Hossein Shanqadari, was broadcast on Iranian television Channel 1. It describes Jalili as the person who is directing the nuclear negotiations. Mehr News reports that the Electoral Campaign Regulatory Body has censored parts of Jalili’s latest campaign video….

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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(Twitter) Jalili’s campaign hopes that the victory of Iranian soccer team against Qatar brings happiness for Iranian nation #Brazil2014 and congratulate the Iranian team for winning. Wishes “Iranians more success and happiness” ….Rouhani Campaign ‏ tweets back: Another step towards #Brazil…congratulations to all #Iranians on #victory against…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mohsen Rezaee’s first campaign video was aired  on Iranian television after having been partially censored. The beginning of the clip showed parts of Rezaee’s talks with citizens and citizens’ complaints, particularly in the poorer neighborhoods. The clip then moves to questions presented to him by various…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Domestic

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The funeral of Ayatollah Jalaleddin Taheri Esfehani in Isfahan turned into an forum for public protest against the regime. At a ceremony held on Tuesday, the participants chanted death to the dictator and called for the release of the reformist leaders, Karroubi and Mousavi. The late…

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013  /  Domestic

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The order was delivered to Mehr News by the Committee Charged with Determining Offensive Content and claimed that the interview violated the press law. Managing Director of Mehr News, Reza Moqadasi, rejected the demand, saying that the official news agencies in Iran are part of the…

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