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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  International

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In his first press conference, Rouhani said his government of “prudence and hope” will follow a “moderate” line in serving national objectives and will deliver on its promises in saving the economy, reviving ethics and interacting constructively with the world through a moderate policy… The Iranian nation…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that Iran has received an oral invitation to attend Geneva-2 conference. He added that whether Tehran participates in the conference or not, it will continue its efforts to settle the Syrian crisis peacefully. Salehi said, “According to the information, the…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Military

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Hassan Rouhani said in his first press conference that “The era of suspension is gone, and now we are in such special conditions that I do believe we have abundant ways to build (each other’s) confidence.” He recalled Iran’s agreement with the three European (EU3) countries…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Military

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Rouhani’s adviser, Mohammad Reza Sadeq, said that Hassan Rouhani and Saeed Jalili met on June 17 “in a friendly atmosphere in line with achieving the goals of the government of hope and prudence (motto given by Rouhani to his government).”…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Military

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Military

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The Supreme Leader’s representative in the Basij announced that in accordance with the instructions of the Supreme Leader, the Basij and Basij forces fully support the elected president and hope that the people’s choice will move on a path of progress and justice….

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Military

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Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Mohammad Hasan-Eskari, said in an interview that Facebook and Google serve American security entities and added that the US is exploiting cyberspace for political and intelligence needs so that the internet has become one  of the…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Economy

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Green Wave founder, Amir Hossein Jahanshahaei (Iranian opposition leader), convened a press conference in Paris, during which he published classified documents and secret correspondence between Iran’s Central Bank Governor, the Chairman of the Economic Team in the Supreme Leader’s office and the Supreme National Security Council….

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Economy

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Security official: Officials who were behind the creation of tension in the foreign currency market in Iran by illegally issuing and stockpiling foreign currency in order to harm the Iranian economy were arrested. According to the charges, this group was affiliated with Fitna officials and in…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Economy

Chairman of the Majlis Economics Committee, Arsalan Fathipour, believes that President-Elect Dr. Rouhani’s desire to improve Iran’s relations with the world could lead to economic stability and as a result, a restrain in the amount of cash, a drop in inflation and stability in foreign currency…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Toward the end of Rouhani’s press conference, a man in the crowd chanted, “Mr. Rouhani remembers Mir Hossein (Mousavi – Green leader under house arrest for more than two years). He must be present (on the political scene).” It was the first time that Mousavi’s name…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Human Rights

The revolutionary court in Shiraz imposed a 3.8 year sentence on each of the four Christian converts charged with disseminating Christianity, association with Christian organizations overseas, anti-regime propaganda and harming national security. The four are Mojataba Saeed Alaaladin Hossein, Mohammad Reza Faroutaei, Vahid Hakani and Homayoun…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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The prisoner, Rosita Vatakaei, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for her faith, requires emergency surgery, but the Prosecutor General and intelligence headquarters is preventing her from receiving medical treatment.  …

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

Chief editor of Kayhan, Hossein Shariatadmari, discusses the election of Hassan Rouhani as president and claims, among other things, that although those calling for reforms have made giant headlines in the newspapers and journals under their management and insisted on calling the Rouhani victory a reformist…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Uncategorized

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In a statement published on his website, Hashemi Rafsanjani congratulated Iranian citizens for their vote and emphasized that their votes gave many a lesson in moderation. He wished to thank all men and women, young and old, of every societal sector in villages and towns who…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Domestic

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The government has been defeated in the Tehran City Council elections, with outgoing President Ahmadinejad’s sister Parvin Ahmadinejad not bothering to vote. None of the candidates on the Dar Emtedad Mehr list, including Parvin, won the popular vote. The list comprises 12 reformists and 19 principlists….

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Domestic

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The President has been summoned after Ali Larijani, Majlis Speaker and Mohammad Ali Purmokhtar head of the Majlis Article 90 Committee lodged complaints against  him. Mehdi Kia’i, the head of the Majlis Public Relations Department, has said that two complaints were lodged against the government for…

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Fars news reported that restrictions on VPN protocols were removed and access to those two websites went back to normal….

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Reza) Aref (Reformist candidate who withdrew in favor of Rouhani decided to establish a party designed to expand the reformist discourse.    …

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