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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Reza Rao’uf Sheibani said, “With the Zionist regime’s (Israel) recent operations (two aerial attacks against Syria) and its provocations and support for armed opposition forces in Syria, the Syrian people practically see this truce violated and the opening of the Golan Heights front is high…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  International

Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, headed to Moscow for talks over regional and international developments. Amir Abdollahian plans to meet with Putin’s special envoy for foreign policy to discuss regional developments as well as Syrian issue.  …

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  International

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Friday prayer leader in Tehran, Ayatollah Saeed Ahmad Khatami, said in his sermon that the scent of elections for the president and city councils is pervading Iran. The elections have one clear message and that is that citizens have control over their own fate. All elections…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and Ahmed Al-Mulaifi, a member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, called for enhanced relations between the two countries during a meeting in Tehran. Salehi dismissed as “baseless” the commotion created by certain countries about the safety of Busheher nuclear power plant,…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Military

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Iran’s Ambassador to Russia, Reza Sajjadi, said that Tehran hopes to receive the S-300 (advanced SA) missile defense system, adding that “Tehran and Moscow will hopefully agree on delivery of the S-300 missile system.” Iran filed complaint with the International Court of Justice in the Hague against Russia…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Military

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Seyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi said, “As regards the nuclear program, there will be no change in our approach… This is a national issue. The position of our people on this is absolutely clear. We will not allow dual standards to be applied against us. Therefore, Iran will seek to…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Economy

Shargh newspaper interviews with economic experts on what will happen to the Iranian economy if conservatives again win the elections: Iran’s main issue these days is undoubtedly the economy. Citizens expected the elections would focus on the economic debate with heated discussions among the candidates surrounding…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Hadi Ghaemi, Executive Director of the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, said that If there was any doubt that the Iranian regime planned “to engineer” the upcoming presidential elections to make sure a regime favorite ends up in office, “It has now become crystal clear…….

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Security forces conducted a search of Azad’s home and confiscated her personal effects. According to her relatives, no official information has been released as to her whereabouts, but she is believed to be held in Wing 209 of Evin Prison. 54-year-old Fatma was a political prisoner…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Human Rights

In the previous elections, Amin Batani was a member of the Mousavi election campaign and was imprisoned for ten days.  …

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Over the past several weeks, the families of nine Radio Farda employees were summoned for questioning by security forces. The investigation centered around their relatives’ activities in the radio.  …

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Shargh newspaper is reporting that the Hadad Adel’s campaign is claiming that some officials have begun efforts that will result in Saeed Jalili’s withdrawal from the race, and that Jalili has accepted the reasons presented to him by these officials. Representatives of Jalili’s campaign, however, are…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Following Jalili’s position as someone who will lead Iran to progress even at the price of resistance against the West and against anyone trying to halt Iran’s technological progress, the Jalili campaign introduced a dramatic computerized animation that places Iran in an era in which it…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Abbas Ali Kadkhoda’i will hold a press conference with domestic and foreign media at the Laleh Hotel in Tehran at 06:30 GMT on Wednesday, June 12….

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

A Kayhan editorial by Hossein Shariatadmari warns the conservative candidates of dispersal in an article titled, “Invisible Engineering.” The hot topic these days is which of the candidates is the most deserving. This question is not being asked so much by “those known for reforms” or…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Against the backdrop of rumors and speculation, today Mohammad Reza Aref withdrew from the presidential race in favor of Rouhani, in a bid to strengthen the unity in the reformist camp….

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

An editorial penned by the chief editor of Faru website, Mohammad Nubin, “Who is now the regime’s candidate?” In the elections, the Islamic Republic of Iran needs two things: heavy voter turnout and a revival of efficiency and productivity. Citizen participation in the elections will stabilize…

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

We must deliver management of the country to a person who can end the current tired, closed management and who will inject new blood into the government. Neither the people nor the next government has room for error because we have reached a historical turning point….

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Majlis member Hossein Sobhaninia said, “Around 160 Majlis deputies have signed a letter and declared their support of Ali Akbar Velayati in the 11th presidential elections.” The letter was sent to Velayati’s campaign headquarters….

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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