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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  International

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207 Majlis representatives published a statement in honor of Quds Day that begins every year on the last Friday of Ramadan (August 2), in which they stressed, among other things, that the Muslim people of Iran along with other freedom seekers around the world, would reiterate…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  International

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Head of the Intifada and Holy Quds Central Office in Iran, Ramadan Sharif, discussed Quds Day and the attention it had drawn around the world, even beyond the Islamic world, adding that this day represents the “international demand to liberate Palestine” and has become a “symbol of the international community’s hostility to…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  International

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Supreme Leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a fatwa (a religious verdict), calling on his followers to “Avoid socializing with this misguided and misguiding cult” (Baha’i faith). Tasnim news agency published a list of 493 fatwas issued by Khamenei on a variety of subjects: the concept of…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Military

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Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili, Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, said  the air defense systems Rafi’ (digital height gauge), Rajal ( passive radar) and Qaffar 1 (missile simulator system) are to be unveiled in Iran on September 1. Esmaeili hailed the Supreme Leader, saying that…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Economy

Source of Emulation Ayatollah Sanaei, considered a supporter of the Green Movement, said in his Ramadan sermon that justice and decency do not rely on fasting and prayer. If we are calling for justice, we must imitate the behavior of Imam Ali, whose rights were equal…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Economy

Mahdi Etesami, Director General of SADRA (Iran Marine Industrial Company), one of the largest contracting companies working in South Pars, said in an interview with Mehr that the announcement of the development of the various stages in South Pars within 35 months was political and unrealistic…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Abedini recounted how he witnessed the signs of torture inflicted on Sattar Beheshti before his death. On Saturday, Abolfazl Abedini, who had been assured of no repercussions for his testimony, was suddenly transferred from Evin Prison to Karoon Prison in Ahvaz. He immediately launched a hunger…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mashallah Haeri, jailed in Ward 350 of Evin Prison has been exiled to Rajai Shahr Prison. The authorities told him that he was going to go the prison clinic, but they exiled him to Rajai Shahr. Mashallah Haeri is one of the political prisoners who was…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Most of these students were members of Rouhani’s election campaign. The Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) agents warned them against further (political) activities. The agents also called the parents of three students, recommending that they be careful about their children.  …

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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He was arrested by the police four years ago with 1 kg of heroin in his possession….

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Mehr News is reporting on the water crisis in Asalwya, which is considered Iran’s energy capital. The Bushehr Province generally suffers from a severe water shortage, with over 90% of its drinking water supplied from neighboring provinces. Some cities and villages in the province, including Asalwya,…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Domestic

In a meeting with a group of Majlis representatives, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani discussed his position regarding President-Elect Hassan Rouhani. He said, “I have known him for many years. If allowed, he can provide an appropriate solution to the trust and hopes of the citizens in conjunction…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Domestic

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A large group of lecturers and members of scientific committees from universities and institutes of higher education in Iran sent a letter to President-Elect Hassan Rouhani noting that instead of intervening in student admissions and appointment of lecturers and instead of being occupied with gender separation…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Despite the appointment of three new jurists and an acting chairman of the Guardian Council, the reason a spokesman for this body has not been appointed is still unclear. According to Fars, the previous spokesman, Abass Ali Kadkhodaei, earned the absolute trust of Council Chairman Ayatollah Jannati,…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Domestic

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A caricature protesting the price of medication: Patient’s name: “Vulnerable” Cause of Death: inability to purchase medication…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Backed by the Iranian Supreme Consul of Information and Communication Technology (SCICT), the Persian Language Mobile Company has launched the Persian Android mobile operating system called FarsiTel and is currently offering Version 1 of the Android Market program for running Android applications in Persian. At the…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Morteza Barari, Deputy Communications and Information Technology Minister, said that the Ministry plans to hire private companies to run the national e-mail network in order to do away with people’s suspicions that the government is checking their mails. “To dispel these rumors, we can hand over…

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Head of operations in the House of Cinema, Azimi Mir Abadadi, announced that at the moment the building and all of the assets that belong to the House of Cinema are under the possession of the Ministry of Islamic Guidance following the announcement of the dissolution…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  International

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The Principlist faction in the Majlis issued the following statement: “By the numerous visits of its secretary of state to the region, the US is seeking to persuade the puppet Arab governments (“moderate Arab states”) and the Zionist regime (Israel) to sit down at the negotiating…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  International

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The paper questioned the decision to invite Ahmadinejad, maintaining that  since he is scheduled to hand over the presidency to Hassan Rouhani next week (August 3) “there is no value to Ahmadinejad’s speech on Quds Day…in fact, Ahmadinejad does not have anything to say on Quds…

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