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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  International

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Hojjatoleslam Rohollah Hosseinian, Head of the Islamic Revolution Documents Center, said that the crisis and events in Syria are a sign of the imminent arrival of the Mahdi. According to Hosseinian, preparations should be made. He further added that according to Imam Sadegh (the sixth Imam), when…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  International

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Basij Commander, Mohammad Reza Naqdi, said that the US has been humiliated around the world and in the US itself, and needs to restore its honor quickly. The Americans have been begging for a dialog (with Iran) for 15 years, and they need these talks. Naqdi…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  International

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An AsrIran article penned by Reza Ghabishavi examines Tehran-Riyadh relations:  Following Rouhani’s victory in the elections, Saudi Arabia welcomed this win and expressed a willingness to cooperate with Iran. The Saudi king published a congratulatory message to Rouhani and expressed satisfaction with his efforts to improve…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  International

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Khamenei, who blames west for sowing discord between Sunnis and Shiites, posted a call on his Facebook wall for “the dear brothers and sisters!” He maintained that: “They (USA and the West) are trying to create discord among Muslims under such pretexts as Shia-Sunni Islam, ethnicity…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Military

Mohammad Hassan Nami announced that Iran is among the five most advanced countries in cyberspace defense, in both the scientific and performance areas, and in anti-virus protection that protect from viruses created by the superpowers. Nami addressed the tremendous amount of capital invested in creating viruses…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Military

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Tehran Province Guidance Bureau Cultural-Media Deputy, Mohammad Sadegh Afrasiabi, stressed the need to fight biased filtering and site jamming. He added that filtering can be an effective and important tool for the regime to protect cyberspace, but its use cannot be biased and adapted to the…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Military

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In honor of Mid-Sha’ban, the Mahdi’s birthday (members of the Intelligence Ministry are called the hidden soldiers of the Mahdi), conservative news agency Fars has listed some of the operations and successes of the Intelligence Ministry and its nameless soldiers of the Islamic Revolution: Protecting the…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Economy

At a conference of the heads of Rouhani’s HQ, the economic advisor to President-Elect Dr. Rouhani, Mohammad Bagher, said that the solution to the economic and welfare problems of citizens was at the top of the Rouhani regime’s priorities. He addressed the tools that can be…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Economy

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Ahmadinejad and Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi officially inaugurated the units, which are located on the Persian Gulf island of Lavan in Hormozgan Province. Two new units came on stream at the Lavan Oil Refinery in southern Iran that will boost the country’s gasoline production capacity by…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Following the arrest, Askari’s home was searched and his personal effects confiscated. Askari was transferred to Evin. He worked for newspapers such as Mardom Salari….

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Reza Pourshajari was hospitalized in the prison clinic. Last October, the prisoner underwent catheterization in prison following a heart attack and his requests for a furlough to receive medical treatment since then have all been denied. Pourshajari is extremely ill and suffers from malnutrition….

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Arash Saedghi has now been on a hunger strike for 26 days. Student activist Arash Sadeghi is jailed in the notorious Evin Ward 209 in solitary confinement. His family and attorney have not been able to see him, and he has been kept in solitary confinement…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Domestic

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A paragraph from Rouhani’s Ph.D. dissertation abstract posted on the Glasgow Caledonian University (CGU) library website includes a paragraph that appears to be largely lifted from a book by a prominent Islamic legal scholar. The Farsi-language opposition website, Khodnevis.org, run by Washington, D.C.-based Iranian dissident blogger, Nikahang…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Domestic

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An article by Dr. Yadallah Javani in the IRGC weekly titled, “The Agenda of the New Government, Political or Economic”: The elections, with all of their ups and downs, ended, and a political epic was recorded. The question being asked is what will be the new…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Domestic

Hossein Allahkaram (prominent political activist and an IRGC veteran), who supported Saeed Jalili, discussed the achievements of the last elections, the reasons behind Rouhani’s victory and the failure of the principlist current. Allahkaram disclosed that he proposed that Saeed Jalili withdraw from the race to assist…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013  /  Domestic

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