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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Haddad-Adel had been one of three (2+1) so-called “principlist” conservative candidates alongside Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati. He did not endorse any single candidate, but urged voters to back his fellow principlists, hinting that they were the ones also…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  International

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Yahya Safavi analyzed the political and security situation in Western Asia, and emphasized that by 2030, Western Asia, of which Iran is part, will be from a strategic standpoint, at a critical political, security and economic turning point, and is now experiencing a geopolitical transition. Safavi…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  International

Basij commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that due the multiple number of nationalities, religions and internal disputes in Syria, everybody believed that it was the weak link in the chain of resistance against the Zionist regime (Israel), but its strong fortitude and persistence have turned it…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Military

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Iran Installed the main and upper container of Arak heavy water reactor (IR-40) in the central province of Markazi in the presence of President Ahmadinejad.  Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Fereidoun Abbasi Davani, has said that “Arak heavy water reactor will receive…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Military

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Head of the election headquarters for Saeed Jalili and Jalili’s deputy on the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Baqeri, praised the concept of debates between candidates, and added that the broadcast authority, by allowing the debates, allows citizens to become familiar with the candidates directly. He…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Military

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At a ceremony marking the opening of an underground railway that links Tehran to Tabriz, President Ahmadinejad said that everyone must unite to build the country, but the enemies of the Iranian people oppose Iran’s progress and are trying to create problems. Their hostility is attributed…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Economy

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Rostam Qasemi issued a new ultimatum to Iranian contractors and announced that any contractor that imports ../../../css/art_will_be_removed_from_the_list_of_partners_in_the_Oil_Industry._Mehr_News_is_reporting_that__8230_u2zjfx2ac0s6ttedaf0boh.css;

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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In the run up to the presidential elections set for later this week, the Iranian regime has stepped up harassment of the families of Radio Farda journalists. The regime is working to undermine one of the few independent news sources available to voters. Radio Farda Director Armand Mostofi…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Human Rights

No information has been released about the cause of the arrest. Amini was transferred to Wing 209 of Evin Prison. This past March, Amini was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of participation in an assembly that planned on harming national security as well…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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The two are Hassan  Razavi and Nimkard Tahari. Their friend, Mehdi Rahmani was arrested for having photographed the self-immolation. On that day, several of the leaders of the community were summoned to the Intelligence Ministry and warned that they must prevent a reaction by the community…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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The Iranian media is reporting that the Guardian Council is likely to reexamine the candidacy of Rouhani, and he may be disqualified in light of accusations of supporting the heads of the Fitna and of disclosing confidential information. Following the reports, the election headquarters of Aref…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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These are the poll results: Qalibaf 20.5%, Rouhani 11.9%, Rezaee 11.4%, Jalili 11%, Velayati 8.8%, Aref 7.2%, Hadad Adel 3.6% and Gharazi in last place with 2.3%….

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani discussed the eight candidates and said that Rouhani is the best option of the eight presidential candidates.  …

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

The nuclear discussion in this debate moved in directions in which many secrets were revealed. When the nuclear issue arose, several walls the generally separate conservative and reformist discourse in this area fell, and veteran diplomats stood together and there was a consensus between Rouhani and…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

Radio Farda summarizes the debate from the perspective of Iranian journalists: in an article in the reformist newspaper Etemaad, Sadeq Zibakalem summarized the debate and declared Velayati the winner of the third debate, claiming that Velayati’s criticism of Jalili’s performance as head of Iran’s nuclear negotiating…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

According to the report, plainclothes police confronted participants, arresting several.  …

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

Mohammad Reza Aref said in an interview with Fars that he would remain in the race against the other candidates until election day. In response to a question of whether he would withdraw in favor of Rouhani, Aref said no and  that he would not withdraw…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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According to Shargh, the reformists have no other route other than to form a coalition between candidates. Anything else will send a message of despair to thousands of voters. Positive statements have been heard in this context. The results of the latest polls were summarized, and…

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Monday, 10 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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