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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  International

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In his first press conference, the newly elected president referred briefly to some points concerning the government’s foreign policy:  Nuclear issue top priority – Already during the election campaign, Rouhani said that he was interested in relations with the international community, and he reiterated this point…

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  International

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  International

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Fars news (affiliated with the IRGC) cartoonist criticizes Egyptian president Morsi decision to sever diplomatic relations with Syria, claiming that Egypt had become an American–Zionist agent operating against the Syria resistance front….

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  Economy

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UK’s Supreme Court has been critical of the government’s decision to include secret material in the case. Bank Mellat had asked the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that bars UK financial institutions from engaging with the bank as part of efforts to press Iran into…

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  Economy

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Head of the Gold and Jewelry Union, Ahmad Vafadar, said, “Yesterday, the price of a full Bahar Azadi gold coin was IRR 12,450,000, but today it has dropped by IRR 250,000 to IRR 12,200,000.” (One dollar is approximately IRR 35,000)…

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Human rights activists are reporting the arrest of several political activists as well as the families of several political prisoners in Karaj over the past several days. The arrests were carried out simultaneously and by the Intelligence Ministry. Among those arrested are two of the sons…

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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The people chanted slogans such as “political prisoners must be freed.” Rouhani campaign activists, Behnam Nikzad, Amin Farid Yahyaei & Ali Orojzadeh, were among the detainees. Their homes were searched and books computers, modems and printers were confiscated….

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  Domestic

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Several Iranian media outlets published a list of probable members of Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet (According to Article 133 of Constitution, cabinet ministers must be chosen by the president and proposed to the Majlis for votes of confidence.) The inauguration ceremony will be held on August 4….

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  Domestic

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An editorial by Subah Sadiq in the IRGC journal carries the headline, “The great victory of the regime by the Iranian people’s creation of a political epic.” The Iranian public answered the call of the Supreme Leader and stunned the world on Election Day by creating…

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  Domestic

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The family of Hossein-Ali Montazeri (now deceased, who broke away from Khamenei and represented the most senior source of religious support for the Reformist Movement), sent a congratulatory message to President-Elect Rouhani, calling for the release of political prisoners….

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Thursday, 20 June 2013  /  Domestic

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