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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  International

The two met in Russia ahead of the second summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). Ahmadinejad said, “The development and consolidation of ties with independent nations, particularly in Latin America, is among Iran’s explicit and strategic policies.”  Regarding regional developments, in particular the Syrian…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  International

Abbas Araqchi has said that the June 30th joint final statement of the Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) and the European Union (EU) calling on Iran to stop meddling in Syria’s internal affairs was due to their lack of understanding of the regional situation. “Regretfully, we have witnessed some…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  International

Iranian Al-Alam TV reported, “Al-Alam (state-run 24-hour Arabic news channel, targeting Arab audience, officially controlled by Khamenei’s bureau), Al-Kawthar , Press TV, HispanTV, iFilm” are among the Iranian TV channels whose transmission has been stopped on the European IntelSat, EutelSat 8, NileSat orbit and Galaxy 19.”…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Military

An editorial in the reformist daily, Arman, titled, “Key Role of Experienced Forces in the Cabinet,” argues that the new cabinet should clear the air with the West with regard to the nuclear issue and then “the other side (West) will also change its dialogue. Rouhani…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Military

Iranian Navy (IRIN) Commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, is to visit Russia today “heading a military delegation. The IRIN Commander will attend the Russian Defense Expo during the visit.” Sayyari said that his visit is at the invitation of the Russian Navy. He will discuss planning…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Military

The system was designed and built by the Iranian Defense Ministry. Defense Minister, General Ahmad Vahidi, said that “The know-how and technology of the simulator is totally homemade and complies with all international criteria and requirements. We are honored to announce that we are the only…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Economy

Ahmadinejad addressed the 2nd summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) and called on the group to adopt clear mechanisms for pricing various types of gas. He called for exchange of technical and executive experience by the members in the field of gas recovery, refining…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Economy

Ahmadinejad has announced a law on provision of staple food items for the underprivileged, which includes providing free rice, meat and oil to the poor every three months….

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Economy

Iran’s Trade Development Organization announced that Iran’s foreign trade target is set at over USD 59 billion for the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 2014)….

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Judiciary Spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i, said that a preliminary verdict has been issued in Kahrizak Detention Center case. “A verdict has been issued in this case, and it can be appealed. We cannot provide more details until the verdict is finalized… The defendants will have 20 days…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Domestic

Editorial by Editor-in-Chief Hossein Shariatmadari titled, ” Sedition Supporters New Plan” criticizes the new President Elect, Hassan Rouhani, for thanking former President Mohammad Khatami after his winning and maintained that given “the destructive role (Khatami) had in the (June 2009 post-election) sedition, it exacerbates concerns that Dr….

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Domestic

According to the Iranian media, some prominent women such as Tehran City Council Member, Masoumeh Ebtekar, and member of the Justice and Development Party, Fatemeh Hashemi, have a good chance of finding their ways into Rouhanis’s next cabinet. The report suggests that Rouhani will probably follow up the…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013  /  Domestic

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