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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  International

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Mashhad Friday Prayer Leader Ayatollah Alam al-Hoda said at a religious conference titled, “Waiting for the Mahdi,” said that if the fight against imperialism and expansionism did not conquer the world, the Imam Mahdi (the messiah according to the Shiite beliefs) will not appear. To accelerate…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  International

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Gholam Hossein Elham, Government Spokesman, said that outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will return with the reappearance of the Hidden Imam. “God willing, Ahmadinejad will make a comeback with the (imminent) reappearance of the Lord of the Age (Imam Zaman - the 12th Shiite Imam) to pursue…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  International

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A spokesman for the Iranian UN mission in New York, Alireza Miryousefi, said that Iran considers the activities of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) group “counterproductive” and contrary to the policy announced by the new administration [of President Barack Obama] in early 2009, which purportedly sought…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  International

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The two discussed the ongoing crisis in Syria and the Lebanese President congratulated Rouhani….

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  International

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Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul congratulated President-Elect Hassan Rouhani on his election….

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Military

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The Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Fereydoon Abbasi, leading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in St. Petersburg to participate in the opening ceremony of the ATOMEXPO 2013 International Industry Forum. IRNA reported that “Iran’s achievements in expanding nuclear know how for civilian application…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Military

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The Atlas of Iran-Iraq War: A Concise History of Ground Battles has recently been completed. The Sacred Defense Documentation and Research Center, which is the publisher of the books, announced that the translations will be published by the end of summer. The center plans to assign…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Economy

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According to Iranian Customs statistics, Iranian imports from the US increased in the first months of the Persian Year by almost 125%, to approximately 4000 tons. The value of the imports from the US rose by 11%, to USD 18.6 million. Most of the products imported…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Economy

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Member of the Majlis Energy Committee, Amir Abbas Soltani, discussed the import ../../../css/_importing_inferior-quality_equipment_from_China_is_not_justified._Soltani_added_that_the_main__8230_d8uiz6fab5zxrjpwpx20ug.css;

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Economy

South Korea has pledged to cut imports of Iranian crude by another 15% in the next six months to secure its next waiver from the US.  …

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Economy

Tehran’s exports to Baghdad accounted for 98% of this amount. Iraq also exported goods worth of USD 83 million to Iran (third largest trade partner from March 20, 2013 - March 21, 2013). Iran’s technical and engineering services exports to Iraq reached USD 3 billion.  …

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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After a two-week hiatus due to the presidential elections, Iranian authorities have begun executions again. Four prisoners, including one woman, were hanged in Shahr-e-Kord (western Iran) on June 20. The four prisoners were convicted of purchasing, possessing and trafficking heroin. Prisoners were elevated by using a…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Imprisoned journalist, Zila Bani Yacoub, was released after having served her one-year sentence. Her husband, journalist Behman Ahmad Moue, was also sentenced to five years in prison, and both were banned from practicing journalism for 20 years.  …

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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The Prosecutor General in Shiraz said that they were waiting to receive a written response from the head of the judiciary in order to execute the sentence. The Prosecutor, Ali Alghasi Mehr, said that the issue of public security in Fars Province was at the top…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Sotoudeh was sentenced to 11 years in prison, a 20-year ban on practicing law and 20-year ban from leaving Iran. Since her arrest, despite having two small children and despite her illness, Sotoudeh has had only one 3-day furlough from prison….

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Domestic

Sources close to Dr. Rouhani announced that no final decision has yet been made regarding the appointment of a Minister of Interior in the new government, but Rouhani will apparently appoint former Intelligence Minister Younesi.  …

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Domestic

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The President Elect provided a link to Glasgow Caledonian University Library that issued a statement: “Due to the amount of interest” directing to Hassan Feridon (Rouhani) theses: PhD: “The Flexibility of Shariah (Islamic Law) with Reference to the Iranian Experience”; MPhil: “The Islamic Legislative Power with Reference…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013  /  Domestic

A satirical column in the newspaper writes that (reformist) Bahar newspaper called on Dr. Rouhani to appoint reformists to his cabinet and wondered what percentage of the vote the reformists won that they are now asking to be part of the government? If they had the…

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