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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  International

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His campaign tweeted photo of Rouhani visiting a US field hospital sent in 2003 to help Bam earthquake survivors….

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  International

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that outgoing Iranian President Ahmadinejad may visit Russia in the near future. Iranian Ambassador to Moscow, Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi, said earlier that Ahmadinejad was expected to take part in a forum of gas exporting countries in Moscow on July 1-2….

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  International

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Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, departed Tehran to visit the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Oman….

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  International

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In a telephone conversation between Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, and his Egyptian counterpart, Mohamad Kamel Amr, the two discussed bilateral relations between the two countries. In this conversation, the two discussed developments in Syria and the need to find a diplomatic solution. Iran’s Foreign…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Military

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Economy

The National Development Fund of Iran has allocated 5% of its assets to buy planes. NDF board member, Mahmoud Dodangeh, said in April that close to USD 50 billion has been saved in the fund (Iran transfers 20% of its oil revenues to the NDF). In…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Economy

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Despite the policies for reducing reliance on foreign technologies and attaining self-sufficiency in the oil sector, the North Drilling Company of Iran has scrapped a deal with domestic manufacturers and signed a contract with Chinese manufacturers to build 14 onshore and offshore drilling rigs. The deal…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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The Iranian national soccer team qualified for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. Iranians, celebrating World Cup soccer qualification after a 1-0 win over South Korea, broke into political chants, shouting “Ya Hossein! Mir Hossein (Mousavi)!” Special units attacked people celebrating the victory in Rasht…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Women not allowed to attend national soccer team World Cup qualifying celebration in Tehran’s Azadi stadium.  The public relations department of the Iranian Football Federation published a statement that reads, “In this ceremony, only men are allowed to be present and the women who like the…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Close to 200 political activists published a letter in which they announced that disturbing rumors had been circulating about the condition of Arash Sadeghi, who had started a hunger strike “because he had been beaten by security agents.” In the blogosphere there was even more disturbing…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Student activist Ibrahim Askari, who is studying for his master’s degree in Tehran was suspended from studies at the orders of the Intelligence Ministry. Despite repeated requests, no explanation for the decision could be obtained.  …

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Hamshahri daily has listed a table of all of Rouhani’s campaign promises in the economic, cultural, political and social realms….

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Mojtaba Zolnur, adviser to Khamenei’s representative to the IRGC, has said that if the establishment had wanted to tamper with the election results, it could have done so by overlooking “two to four votes cast in favor of Hassan Rouhani in each ballot box… bearing in…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Domestic

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“On that hot summer night (June 15 after election results were announced), we took over and marched on the streets. We sang and we laughed, but behind our smiling faces we were bruised all over. We Were Marching On The Verge Of Our Tears.”…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Ahmadinejad paid a visit to newly elected President Hassan Rouhani in his office in the Expediency Council on Tuesday June 18.  During the meeting, the two agreed on the appointment of a representative to ensure a smooth transition between the two administrations. Ahmadinejad congratulated Rouhani and…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Domestic

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In an interview with Asriran, Sadeq Zibakalem said, “Ahmadinejad is satisfied with Rafsanjani’s happiness: according to some testimony, Ahmadinejad apparently preferred Jalili among the six final candidates, and the least worst option from his perspective was Qalibaf. Sadeq Zibakalem believes, though, that in light of Ahmadinejad’s…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Ali Larijani, Majlis Speaker, denied that Ahmadinejad’s being summoned to court for allegedly violating the constitution was personal. “Some media outlets tried to present this situation as if it were a complaint by the Majlis speaker. We don’t have personal complaints. It’s possible that the Article 90…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Domestic

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The university published a statement that Rouhani had studied at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in the 1990s under the name of Hassan Feridon and was awarded an MPhil in 1995. His thesis was titled, “The Islamic Legislative Power with Reference to the Iranian Experience.” In 1999,…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Managing Director of Baztab news site, Ali Ghazali, and Editor in Chief, Faoud Sadeghi, have been released….

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Khamenei tweeted, “When I (Khamenei) was a young student of an Islamic school, my father wasn’t eager to let me go to gym … because it was common belief that Islamic students shouldn’t go to gym… But a friend of my father’s said that you must…

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