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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  International

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Ali Akbar Salehi called for expansion of the mutual cooperation between Iran and Germany in all fields. “We hope that the relations will expanded again in trade, industry and other fields by removing some obstacles.”…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  International

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Eshaq Ale-Habib, Head of Foreign Ministry’s International Political Affairs Office, said during the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers Conference in Baku that there was a need to discuss “ways to support Palestine” and that Palestinian issue is still top on Iran’s foreign policy agenda. He added…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Military

At his weekly press conference, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Sayed Abbas Araghchi mentioned the publication of a report by Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow concerning the interruption of activity at Bushehr nuclear power plant and problems detected at the plant. He clarified that either the ambassador’s statement had…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Military

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Military

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The General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces published a statement on the occasion of the birthday of Imam Hussein and IRGC Soldiers Day, stating that the philosophy behind the establishment of the IRGC as a popular revolutionary body is what is making the enemy’s media attacks…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini, commander of the technical division of the Iranian ground forces, said at a ceremony marking the addition of the destroyer, Martyr Bayandor, to the navy’s southern fleet that during the complete refurbishing of the destroyer, eight thousand vital sensitive parts had been…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Economy

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Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Hassan Abutorabi Fard, Deputy Majlis Speaker, said  following a closed Majlis session that “according to the news received, the Guardian Council (GC) did not reject the resolutions discussed in the Majlis on June 9 and approved this 2013-2014  budget first.”…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Economy

The agreement was signed between the Ministry of Oil and an unnamed company, without journalists being present. The oil contract is large and very valuable, and it is strange that the Oil Ministry website merely points out that the contract was signed with an Iranian company,…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Economy

Iranian Ambassador to India, Gholam Reza Ansari, also acting as non-resident ambassador to Nepal, held a meeting with the President of Nepal in order to submit his credentials. At the meeting, the Nepalese president made a formal request for Iran to build and develop petrochemical corporations…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Human Rights

The journalist, Hesamoldin Eslamlu, was taken to Kerman Prison on his arrest, but there is no information about where he is being held. In October 2012, some of the journal’s editorial committee members were arrested on charges of anti-regime propaganda and insulting senior officials on Facebook….

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Sadegh (Arash) Honarvar Shojaei Khoee has been accused of insulting the honor of the Founder of the Revolution in a press interview while on leave from prison, of anti-regime propaganda and of violating an order forbidding him to wear clerical clothing….

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

The Kargozaran party’s secretary general, Gholam-Hossein Karbaschi, announced at a meeting of the Reformists Council that it had been decided to form an alliance between Aref and Rouhani, leaving Rouhani as the reformists’ only candidate. The council meetings are attended by Khatami and several prominent figures…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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At an election rally at a Tabriz stadium, Rouhani declared that election day would be a decisive day for Iranians. Addressing those whom he accused of being guilty of economic pressure on the Iranian people, those who caused 3.5 million people to be unemployed and those…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Hojjatoleslam Mojtaba Zolnur, the Supreme Leader’s representative to the IRGC, referred to the withdrawal of some of the candidates from the presidential race and said that the best thing conservative candidates could do would be to unite and choose one candidate to represent them. He added…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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According to reports, the withdrawal of Ali Akbar Velayati from the presidential race is imminent. Velayati’s associates claim that he will apparently be announcing his retirement due to heart disease and extreme fatigue caused by election activities….

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Conservative presidential candidate, Ali Akbar Velayati, confirmed that he will remain in the race “until the end.” Velayati’s comment came after ISNA, which quoted unnamed sources as saying that the conservative candidate was set to withdraw from the race “due to his heart condition and exhaustion…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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At an election rally at a mosque in the city of Qom, Ali Akbar Velayati said that the Iranian people will prove on election day that despite existing problems, they support the Islamic Revolution. He went on to add that in every city he visits during…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf said that the Global Arrogance (Western states) have always been mistaken in their analyses (of the rationale behind the Iranian Islamic Revolution), because we did not revolt for bread and water. Rather, we revolted for institutionalizing (and assimilating) the Ashura (martyrdom) culture in society and…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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According to a survey published by Fars News Agency, affiliated with the IRGC, Mohammad Baqer-Qalibaf and Saeed Jalili will be the candidates in a runoff, scheduled for June 21 (to be elected in the first round, a candidate must receive over 50% of the vote….

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