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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  International

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  International

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Saeed Jalili highlighted the importance of Iran’s territorial integrity during his presidential campaign, reiterating that Iran would not hold talks with any country over its ownership of the three of Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb. UAE claims that the Islands are under its sovereignty….

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  International

Jalili said that while there might not be even one Shiite Muslim in Palestine, Iran is still ready to support Palestinians and their struggle for freedom and self-determination.  …

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Military

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During the third presidential debate, Ali Akbar Velayati and Saeed Jalili argued over the strategies and consequences of the nuclear negotiations. Velayati lambasted Jalili saying, “In the latest round of negotiations in Almaty, Iran missed an opportunity to lift some of the sanctions, but Mr. Jalili…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Economy

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Bahram Shahriari, former member of the board of directors of Iran’s Auto Part Manufacturers Association, said  that unless small auto part manufacturers merge and combine their resources, Iran’s automobile industry is “doomed to extinction.” He added that  that sanctions prevented the sale of auto parts to…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Economy

The minister added that Pakistan has asked for permission to supply grain to Iran in return for its debts, to which Iran has agreed….

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Human Rights

“Significant production decline” at the Iran automobile plants has “imposed harsh work and income conditions on thousands of workers at this great Iranian automobile manufacturing company.” Among the conditions, the website lists elimination of shift work, elimination of Friday and holiday bonus payments and grants, delayed…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Alireza Ja’faripur, head of the labor union at the Taban Textile plant in Yazd, said that some 40 workers at the plant have not received their wages “for three consecutive months due to financial problems at the factory.” Ja’faripur added that the number of workers at…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Reza Khosrawi Sabad Jani, brother of Oualem Reza Khosrawi, a political prisoner sentenced to death, was arrested last Thursday by internal security forces. No information has been released as to the cause of his arrest or on his whereabouts. Oualem Reza was sentenced to death…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Prisoners reported that the bodies of Mohammad Danaei and Javad Abu-Ali, who were subjected to physical and mental torture, showed signs of torture. The report further revealed that only Javad Abu-Ali managed to meet with his lawyer, which was also attended by security officials who protested…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Human Rights

The five are Salehi, Mahmoudi, Abdalli, Kashevaraz and Yazdi Menash. The five are accused of actions that harm national security and were transferred to Wing 209 of Evin Prison following their arrest.  …

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Polling started across the country at 8:00 a.m. Tehran time (0330 GMT) Friday for both the presidential and the city & village council elections concurrently. Voting will last 10 hours and ends at 6 pm, but it could be extended if necessary. Ballot counting will begin…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said, “By law, the candidates with complaints (regarding the election results) can lodge a complaint with the Election Executive Headquarters within two days. The Executive Headquarters will investigate the complaints together with the Election Supervisory Board, and they have another 24 hours to do…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who cast his vote early (8:00 a.m. local time, 0330 GMT) in the 11th Presidential and 4th City and Village Councils, has urged all Iranians to participate in the election in large numbers in defiance of “US leaders” who say they…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Rouhani campaign HQ  sent letter of complaint to the Guardian Council (GC) over confusion caused by the presence of Mohammad Reza Aref’s (reformist who withdrew his candidacy)  name on list of candidates….

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mehdi Ta’eb, head of Ammar Base and former IRGC security chief, said that the presidential election will go to a runoff, “either two principlist candidates or one principlist and a pro-reform candidate, Hassan Rouhani, will make it to the second round. Ta’eb criticized Rouhani’s statements during…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mansour Osanloo, exiled former president of the Tehran Bus Drivers Union, said that presidential elections on June 14 will be neither free nor fair. The candidates on the ballot have been preselected in a politically motivated vetting process that has little purpose other than ensuring the election…

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

Mohammad Reza Aref, who withdrew from the presidential race in favor of Hassan Rouhani, tweets this graphic showing the turnouts in Iran’s past Presidential elections.  …

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Mohammad Reza Aref, who withdrew from the presidential race in favor of Hassan Rouhani, tweets this graphic showing the turnouts in Iran’s past Presidential elections….

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Friday, 14 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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