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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  International

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The message conveyed by the Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon reads: “I congratulate you, zealous men of the Islamic Resistance (Hezbollah), the (Lebanese) government and dear people of Lebanon on the anniversary of the termination of Israel’s presence in the south of Lebanon, and the liberation of…

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  International

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At a seminar on “Khomeini’s Ideology,” conservative presidential candidate, Haddad Adel, claimed that all the important events in the region in recent decades have been connected to the Islamic Revolution, adding that events such as the Islamic Awakening were in fact influenced by Ayatollah Khomeini’s movement….

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  International

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The Sunni opposition group to the Iranian regime, Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) called on all Sunnis to provide financial assistance to the group that operates primarily in the eastern regions of Iran in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province. The group describes Iranian crimes against the…

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Military

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Rouhani Campaign tweets: I (Rouhani) and Mir Hussein Mousavi were the first officials to visit Isfahan facility (UCF) while it was under construction… At one point, Mousavi told me uranium enrichment is as important as oil nationalization….

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Military

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Hamid Reza Moghaddamfar, IRGC Deputy Commander for Cultural and Social Affairs,  said that “Today the elections arena is not restricted to the election alone. It is (also) a stage for confronting the enemies of the Islamic establishment. Thus, without any doubt, each vote is an arrow…

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Economy

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Mahmoud Bahmani, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), said that Iran’s gold reserves are sufficient for the next 15 years, as far as domestic needs are concerned. Iran’s total gold reserves in 18 gold mines around the country are estimated at 340 tons, which…

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Economy

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According to the agreement between Armenia and Iran, Armenia is to  import ../../../css/tural_gas_from Iran_annually_ but_in_actual_fact__it_imports_three_times_less_than_this_amount__8230_hij30gs7nfszapimqyhqhp.css;.

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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The Guardian Council, comprising 12 religious jurists, reinserted the stoning provision into a previous version of the bill, which had omitted death by stoning as the explicit penalty for adultery….

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Four members of Iran’s opposition party National-Religious (Melli-Mazhabi) were arrested in Tehran on June 4. Reza Aghakhani, Nasrollah Lashni, Ali Reza Akbarzadeh and Hoseyn Bahira’i were arrested at their work places and their homes were searched….

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Arash Sadeghi, a graduate student in philosophy, was sentenced to six years in prison and 74 lashes after the previous election protest events.  …

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Wahid Asaghri was to have appeared in his trial at the Revolutionary Court on Sunday, but refused. He added that among the reasons for his refusal was the need to wear a prison uniform during the court appearance, and also the fact that he had not…

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Hassan Rouhani’s campaign office said that the number of candidates in the 2005 presidential election had been a setback for the reformist movement and called for consensus among reformists in the election. They said that the number of reformist candidates in the 2005 election had led to…

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mohammad Reza Aref said that he will not withdraw (from the election campaign) in favor of anyone. “I will stay in the election arena to the end.”  …

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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The presidential hopeful said that Iran was able to deal with eight years of imposed war against Iraq (Iran calls the Iran-Iraq War, the Imposed War), which had the support of the West. He believes that the West is planning on eight years of “imposed economic…

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In his letter, Zibakalam claims that he sees no need to specify the bitter reality of the negative consequences of the continued confrontation between the two reformist candidates [Rouhani and Aref]. Responsibility should be shown towards the millions of supporters across Iran, and a single candidate…

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In a meeting with religious scholars and lecturers at Qom College, Rafsanjani emphasized that more important than the political dignity of officials is protection of the Revolution and the Islamic regime. He called on officials to ensure the conditions required to create the political epic in…

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Friday, 7 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Masoumeh Ebtekar announced that the Supreme Committee supervising municipal elections has finally confirmed her disqualification on the grounds of lack of commitment to Islam and lack of adherence to the Iranian Constitution. She emphasized that these claims “are unacceptable and unbelievable.” She added that although the…

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