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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  International

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Deputy of Foreign Ministry of African and Arab Affairs, Hossein Amirabdullahian, congratulated the Syrian army and its people for the capture of the city of al-Qusayr, and the “victory over the infidel terrorists.”  It should be stressed that Iranian leaders and the Iranian media are stressing…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  International

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Reformist candidate, Mohammad Reza Aref, said on a tour of Tehran Bazzar, “Confronting Syria is the beginning of confronting Hezbollah, and next is Iran. If we don’t stand with Syria, we will not be able to govern.”…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  International

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An expert and commentator of Middle Eastern Affairs, Mohammad Sadegh AlHusseini, said in a conversation with Fars News Agency that the Syrian army’s victory in al-Qusayr is the most important victory since Hezbollah’s victory in the 33-day war (Second Lebanon War), and is even more important….

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  International

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Referring to reports on the arrest of an Iranian citizen during the protests in Ankara, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Seyed Abbas Araqchi, denied any Iranian involvement in the protests in Turkey. He added that Iran has filed a formal request for explanations on the matter from…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Military

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Highlights from Hassan Rouhani’s propaganda film entitled, “It is a Spring Waiting to Follow the Winter.” Part of the film shows speeches by Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami, and another part shows Rouhani’s activity and comments on nuclear energy. In the film, Rouhani stresses that the…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Military

“It would be nice to see centrifuges turning, provided that the wheels of the country also turn…”  …

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Military

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A Jomhouri Eslami editorial titled, “Sending Message by S-300″ maintained that the delivery of the S-300 missiles to Syria has sparked a worldwide  response, and  the United States and Israel have expressed concern over the (expected) delivery of these missiles. “The recent delivery of the missiles…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Economy

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Human Rights

The three are Mohammad Reza Farid, Sayed Safi and Hamid Reza Kadiri, members of a local congregation in Isfahan Province. Their whereabouts are unknown.  …

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Saleh Moradi, who was temporarily released on Friday, was charged among other things with inciting public opinion and disturbing the public order.  …

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Two people accused of drug-related offenses were executed by hanging in Khoramabad Prison yard.   Two prisoners were executed at Rajaï Shahr Prison in Karaj. According to reports, one of them was an Afghan citizen….

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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State-run  Channel One aired the second of the three debates ahead of the June 14 presidential election live. The debate focused on “social and cultural” issues. All eight presidential candidates were sitting in the studio and spoke in the following order: Mohsen Rezaee, Hassan Rouhani, Mohammad…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In an interview with Shargh, IRGC Commander and presidential candidate Mohsen Rezaee, was asked about his opposition to the involvement of the IRGC in the Iranian economy. He replied, “The involvement of the IRGC or the government in the economy should only be made in exceptional…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In a survey on the Facebook page of presidential hopeful Mohsen Rezaee, respondents were asked to state the country’s main problem. In the survey, which had some 13,800 participants, 42.68% claimed that Iran’s main problem is inflation and the cost of living, 36.29% said that the…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

Oh, Iranian, sing along with me: the hope of the young generation, on the road to Iranian pride does not show mercy to the enemy… The people are praying for you now, and your road this time is the road to saving the country, Iranian sing…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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number of people were arrested while accompanying Mohammad Reza Aref on his visit to the Tehran bazaar and chanting slogans of support for Khatami and Aref. According to the report, three were arrested, among them one of the Tehran bazaar workers. The three were arrested for…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Domestic

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During a speech at the anniversary commemorating the death of the founder of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyid Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts – warned the Iranian people that some of the speeches of the candidates are very close to Fitna. He…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Domestic

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The list of government candidates for the Tehran municipality elections includes names such as [former Labor Minister] Sheikh al-Islami, Parvin Ahmadinejad and others. The group includes 31 figures led by Sheikh al-Islami, who have put Ali Nikzad forward as their candidate to head the municipality. Nikzad…

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Domestic

Vahid Ahmadi-Shahraki, the head of the city council election headquarters in Tehran, said that “Hashemi was not qualified for the city council elections.”  …

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Thursday, 6 June 2013  /  Domestic

Sunni representatives in the Majlis published a statement ahead of the elections calling for full implementation of the Iranian constitution with regards to Sunni minority rights and to allow members of this minority to serve in various capacities based on their abilities without ethnic discrimination. They…

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