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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  International

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Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, member of the Assembly of Experts and a Tehran Friday prayer leader, said that if the US and Israel commit “insane acts” or in the case of the “slightest aggression”  against Iran, “their interests would be in danger… We have long-range 1,500 km…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  International

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The Bosnian media reported on Thursday that an Iranian diplomat who was not on the staff of the Iranian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina was deported from the country after Bosnian authorities concluded that he had “violated immigration regulations.” Dnevni Avaz daily reported that Muhsin Bayat…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  International

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“Morsi’s inefficiency and Egypt’s instability” Jomhuri-e Islami editorial titled, “Extinguish the Fire of Extremism” maintains that the United States and Israel are trying to sow sectarian conflict in Egypt. “The martyrdom of several Egyptian Shiites at the hands of extremists (Sunnis) and Salafis, once again demonstrates…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  International

In a letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Intelsat cited US sanctions against the IRIB president as the main reason behind its decision. The 24-hour English-language news channel Press TV and Iran’s Spanish-language channel, Hispan TV, are among the channels to be banned as of July 1….

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  International

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It is being rumored that Adidas or Nike will be sponsoring Iran’s soccer team at the World Cup in Brazil. Iran secured a place in the World Cup by beating South Korea 1:0 in the qualifier….

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Military

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Russian media report that Moscow has made a new attempt to dodge a USD 4 billion lawsuit from Tehran over a failed deal to supply advanced SA S-300 missile systems by offering the Antei-2500, (S-300VM or SA-23 Gladiator). The missile defense system can simultaneously destroy up…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Military

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Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Fereydoon Abbasi, said at  the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century that  Iran “plans to produce 20,000 MW of nuclear electricity… through contracts with major nuclear power plant construction companies, and enhancing the domestic…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Military

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According to a survey published by the PEW Research Center, 42% of people around the world are expressing concern about Iran’s nuclear program, and consider it to be one of the main threats to their country. The survey shows that 54% of US citizens and an…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Military

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Iranian Communications Minister Mohammad Hasan Nami admitted that the slower Internet speeds at the time of the presidential elections was due to security considerations. He added that the slower speed and network disruptions during the elections were caused by security arrangements aimed at ensuring calm in…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Economy

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The classified ads in Tehran’s local newspapers have recently been filled with listings under the category of “Partnership.” These represent unknown groups and bodies operating agencies and hiring out the documentation required to deposit a bank guarantee in order to release detainees from prison, while the…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Economy

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Akbar Torkan (Minister of Defense in Rafsanjani’s government and Deputy Oil Minister during Ahmadinejad’s first term of office) said in a media interview that in order to take full, comprehensive advantage of all the phases in the South Pars project, USD 40 billion in capital is…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Economy

Deputy Head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Pedram Soltani, explains the fall in foreign currency prices and financial sector’s demands from new president. The foreign exchange market and those active in the economy welcomed the election of Rouhani, and expectations have increased that logic, reason, efficiency…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Economy

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The 13th Tehran International Construction Fair (ConFair 2013) will open on July 3 at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds. Some 800 domestic and foreign companies will participate. Representatives from France, Switzerland, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, China, Taiwan, Spain, Malaysia, Italy, Turkey, Germany, the U.S.,…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Economy

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Iran is reporting that once the project becomes operational, before this winter, Iran will no longer need to import gas from Turkmenistan….

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Economy

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The Managing Director of the Iran Oil Rig Company, Saeed Firouz Mousavi, announced that export activity the Kharaq rig are continuing despite the stormy weather in the region. There have been no delays in the export of crude oil….

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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According to an announcement by the head of the trade unions at the Interior Ministry, the Interior Ministry has not granted the renewal of the operating license for the Professional Teachers’ Union, and this organization no longer has the right to represent the teachers as their…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Human Rights

Dr. Mousa Ahmadi, a member of the Sunni minority who is in his residency in medical school, was suspended from studies.  …

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Human Rights

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Ramin Aidalkhani was sentenced to one year in prison on charges of anti-regime propaganda and insulting the Supreme Leader, and 5 years of exile from Ardabil province….

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Domestic

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, member of the Assembly of Experts and a Tehran Friday prayer leader, said that  “We will support the President Elect (Rouhani) as long as he remains on the path of Velayat (the Supreme Leader)… If we notice that some radical or far-left people,…

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Friday, 28 June 2013  /  Domestic

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He, however, changed his mind a few days before the election in response to pressure from the other members of the Council. Mehr and Fars news agencies quoted an informed source as saying that the Guardian Council had intended to review Rouhani’s candidacy due to his…

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