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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  International

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His Assistant Campaign Manager, Morteza Bank, told Asharq Al-Awsat (widespread pan-Arab newspaper affiliated with Saudi Arabia) that “The Persian Gulf region enjoys a special geostrategic and strategic position in Mr. Rouhani’s government… In order to improve relations with the neighboring countries, Saudi Arabia is Rouhani’s top…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  International

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Seyyed Abbas Araqchi criticized the statement on Syria by top Egyptian theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi. “The position of God and the devil has apparently changed for Mr. Qaradawi… Mr. Qaradawi, who is considered the spiritual father of Takfiri (infidel) groups, is expected to move in favor of…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  International

Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, said that Iran is reconsidering ways to participate in the “Geneva-2” conference on Syria.  …

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Military

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IRIB Network broadcasted on (June 12) a program called, “Your Choice” in which Hassan Rouhani said, “There is no question that the nuclear program is the nation’s natural right, alongside hundreds of other rights that are our nation’s natural rights. National development is the citizens’ natural…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Military

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IRGC Division Commander in Kerman, Ruhollah Nuri, said at a meeting with province residents that everyone is obligated to act in accordance with the instructions of the Supreme Leader and to create a political epic by participating in the elections and selecting the most deserving of…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Economy

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Several Kuwaiti supermarket chains have begun boycotting products from Iran for its support of the Syrian regime, while activists staged a demonstration against the involvement of the Lebanese Hezbollah in the conflict. At least nine cooperative consumer societies out of 50 in Kuwait published announcements in…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Reporters Without Borders condemns an increase in the Iranian government’s harassment of Iranian journalists in the final days before the June 14th presidential elections and the restrictions imposed on the few foreign journalists allowed into Iran to cover the upcoming elections…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Ahl-e Haqq  is considered the largest religious minority in Iran that is not officially recognized by the regime and does not enjoy civil privileges. Hassan self-immolated in front of the Hamedan Province municipality to protest the harm inflicted on members of his community in Hamedan Prison….

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Student activist from Tabriz University, Amir Chamani, was lashed 40 times in a sentence imposed on him despite having completed serving a nine-month prison sentence over five months ago….

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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The 11th round of the presidential election and the 4th round of Islamic City and Village Councils election will be held in Iran on Friday, June 14. Iranian voters will go to over 66,000 polling stations in Iran and abroad to elect their next president. The…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Seyyed Solat Mortazavi, Secretary of Iran’s Election Headquarters, said that “the voting process for these elections will not be electronic. Our friends at the Councils’ Supervisory Board were also not prepared to hold electronic voting.” Mortazavi added, “The results will be announced as quickly as possible….

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Khamenei stressed, “The remarks made by the eight candidates with eight tendencies and views in their televised and radio debates informed people of their different thoughts and views and showed the freedom of speech in Iran.” Ayatollah Khamenei added that the televised debates abashed the countries…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

Rouhani supporters at rallies in Mashhad and Tehran’s Vanak Square on Wednesday chanted, “Political prisoners must be freed” in Mashhad. Supporters chanted various slogans including, ”Viva Hashemi (Rafsanjani),” “Long live Rouhani,” “Peace be upon Khatami” “Peace be upon Rouhani,” “Our vote is a word,” “Reforms and…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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A major women’s cultural organization issued a statement to say it is backing Hassan Rouhani. Zahra Mostafavi, Ayatollah Khomeini’s daughter and Secretary General of the Women’s Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran, maintained that the elections are “one of the most essential symbols of religious…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, the Guardian Council’s (GC) Spokesman, has rebuffed Rafsanjani’s claims that an official from the Ministry of Intelligence intervened when the Council screened him from running. Kadkhodaei termed the GC’s decisions on candidates such as Rafsanjani “expert” and “legal,” adding that “The Guardian Council is entitled…

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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A group of media and press activists sent a letter to Jalili asking him to withdraw from the race to help achieve a conservative victory over the reformists.  …

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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According to the report, former President Mohammad Khatami was scheduled to participate in the conference….

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Security forces beat and arrested three members of Hassan Rouhani’s campaign HQ in Sabzevar. The whereabouts of those arrested is unknown….

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Thursday, 13 June 2013  /  Domestic

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