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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  International

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Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani said in a meeting with female elites and political and social activists that “Real interaction, avoiding passiveness and stubbornness are remedies for (Iran’s) foreign policy.” He described some of the problems President-Elect Rouhani is likely to encounter and emphasized, “Cooperation between the three…

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  International

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Deputy Chief of Iranian Armed Forces Staff for Cultural and Defense Affairs, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, said that “This terrorist-criminal  step shows the real face of the American warmongering officials.” Jazayeri called on all educational centers and other scientific institutions to familiarize younger generations with such…

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  International

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  Military

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The outgoing President said in his meeting Putin that “the Bushehr nuclear power plant (NPP) has come to be a model of constructive cooperation between Iran and Russia… We can develop this model and build a new (nuclear) plant. We have carried out preliminary talks already,…

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  Military

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Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Ambassador to the IAEA, said at an international conference on nuclear security that “Cyberattacks against nuclear facilities and programs, which threaten the people’s health and safety and the environment, are another security concern. In this regard, we urge the agency to increase its…

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  Military

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An Iranian ship laden with arms seized by Yemeni authorities in January may also have been bound for Somalia, according to a confidential report issued by the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea. A Western diplomat said that the fact that there were 16,716 blocks…

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  Economy

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State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (Socar) suspended swap gas shipments to Iran on July 2.  Socar did not specify when the delivery of gas to Iran will resume….

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Political activist Dr. Ali Nazeri was arrested and transferred to Ward 350 of Evin Prison. On June 26, agents appeared at Dr. Nazeri’s dental clinic and arrested him according to a verdict issued by Tehran Court and transferred him to Evin Prison. Nazeri was arrested once…

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Somayyeh Alidousti, Professor in the Physics Department of Urmia University and captain of national women’s soccer team, Vahid Faezpour-Kiaksar, the weblogger, Gholam Gholizadeh, Meysam Azadi and Vahid Nasibi the civil activists and Morteza Zarrin are under arrest in Urmia Intelligence. They were arrested on their way…

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Ahmadinejad’s aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, recently barred by the Guardian Council from running in the recent presidential elections, has denied (upon his arrival from Moscow, where he had accompanied the President) any links with the Bahar Foundation, an organization that is associated with his supporters. He…

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013  /  Domestic

The judges of the 76th branch of the criminal court sentenced three accused judges to permanent dismissal from judicial service and five years of dismissal from government services on charges of illegal detention (of protesters during the 2009 post-election events). The court also ordered the primary…

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