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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  International

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Reza Sajjadi, Ambassador to Syria, said that with the support of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the “conspiracies against Syria” have been, to date, been “defeated.” He says that the Syrian government “supports authentic Islamic movements” and, as a result, “Hezbollah, as a political organization, cannot be…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  International

Narallah said, “We in Hezbollah-Lebanon, and with us all the Mujahedeen and this resistance country, offer our blessing on the occasion of deservedly winning the confidence of the great nation.” Syrian President Assad also congratulated Rouhani.  …

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Military

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The IRGC issued a statement thanking the Iranian people for their “enthusiastic turnout” and the nation’s passionate response to the call of the Supreme Leader for epic elections… “The IRGC would like to congratulate Khamenei and the Honorable and president-elect Hojjatoleslam val Moslemin Dr. Hassan Rouhani…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Economy

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An Iranian source maintained that Islamabad should expedite the gas pipeline project with Iran or should expect impending financial punishments. “If Pakistan doesn’t revise its behavior on construction of the peace pipeline, it will be fined based on the bilateral agreement.”…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Roozonline cartoon captures the new (alleged) balance of power in Iran – Green (purple) vs. principlists (red)  …

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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The We Choose initiative published the results of its “secure digital voting: “Despite massive ongoing cyber attacks, the Iranian regime failed to topple the voting platform and halt parallel elections. Reformist candidates altogether received 67% of the votes, this includes Mir-Hossein Mousavi (28%); Hassan Rouhani (10.7%); Mohammad…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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President-elect Hassan Rouhani renewed his allegiance to the late Imam Khomeini, the founder of Islamic Republic of Iran, by attending a special ceremony at Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum. He will officially take office on August 3rd, after taking the oath of office and receiving a decree from…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Across Iran, sounds of joy and various slogans were chanted during the celebrations of Hassan Rouhani’s victory. Numerous demonstrators called for the release of Green Movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. Other slogans heard included, “My martyred friends (those killed in the 2009 post-election…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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An editorial in Mardom Salari (pro-reform daily) titled, “The Messages of the Election of Dr. Hassan Rouhani” maintained that the 11th presidential elections carried several important messages, which if not ignored, can provide us with an analysis of what has happened in Iran over the past…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

A Keyhan editorial titled, “The Enemy’s Failed Scenario,” discussed the presidential elections and public participation. It argued that the “enemy’s think tanks are confused… They do not know how to explain their previous analyses and how to restore those scenarios.” The writer underlined that they “have…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Asre Iran editorial, “Hashemi, the biggest winner of elections”: Hashemi Rafsanjani proved for the umpteenth time what a seasoned politician he is in the fullest sense of the word. The story of the elections and his surprising involvement has revived him and made him the most…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Asre Iran listed eight players who had a key role in Rouhani’s victory, including Rouhani himself, Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohammad Khatami (former Iranian President and leader of the Green Movement) and the other candidates: Mohammad Reza Aref (withdrew in favor of Rouhani), Qalibaf (Tehran Mayor), Velayati (former…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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There is no doubt that the June 14, 2013 elections are an important and historic event in the history of the Iranian people. These elections have many messages and angles, but the most important messages of the elections can be summarized as follows: Diplomacy effectively neutralizes…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Kanun: “The Atmosphere Has Become Moderate” Etemaad: “Iran Congratulates Sheikh of Hope” Tamashe :”The Purple Shout” Abrar: “Iran Has Become Rouhani from Head to Toe” Shargh: “Hope Has Reappeared” Omid Javan: “The Key Has Turned the Lock” Kayhan, which attacked Rafsanjani and Rouhani throughout the campaign,…

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Monday, 17 June 2013  /  Editorial

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Hassan Rouhani won the presidency in a landslide victory in the first round of Iran’s presidential elections. With over 50% of the vote, he left Saeed Jalili, his opponent in the debates and favorite of the Supreme Leader, as well as several other principlists far behind….

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