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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  International

Rouhani tweeted that he is considering a new approach to the Syrian crisis “to restore good relations with neighbors.” The tweet includes a link to an item in Al-Monitor, citing   Sadegh Zibakalam, lecturer and political affairs analyst and one of Rouhani’s advisers, as saying that the…

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  International

An editorial in Mardom Salari titled, “Bye Bye Salafi Pharaoh” deals with the recent dramatic events in Egypt. The writer maintains that “The sleeping land of Pharaohs seems to have woken up after centuries of dictatorship… President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood pushed away everyone…

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  International

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Rouhani also extended condolences (Twitter) “to the Iranian ppl & those who lost loved ones when US Navy took down IranAir flight 655, 25 years ago today.” (July 3)  …

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  International

Fars news agency removed an interview with US State Department Spokesperson Alan Eyre a few minutes after it was published on its website on July 1. Alan Eyre told Fars that the USA is ready for negotiations with Iran based on mutual respect….

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Military

Ahmadinejad pointed out that he ran the country under very difficult conditions, but stressed that despite the difficulties Iran maintained its dignity, and that the Iranian nation could withstand even tougher conditions. He claimed that the 9th and 10th governments took charge under tough conditions and,…

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Military

Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar arrived in Beijing and is scheduled to meet high-ranking Chinese officials, including Public Security Minister Guo Shengku. They are due sign a Memorandum of Understanding on transnational organized crimes after their meeting….

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Military

Ali Asghar Ansari, national manager of internet traffic and resources, outlined the objectives of the new program and said, “The 12 monitoring systems that will be launched at the end of this month are in accordance with the central mission of developing the national network (NIN…

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Economy

The Vice President for International Affairs announced that construction of the first Iranian made Aframax oil tanker is complete, and the giant vessel will be ready for delivery to Venezuela soon.  He added that the details regarding the giant oil tanker were discussed in a meeting between…

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Human Rights

The four who are said to be robbers have been sentenced to death in public on charges of enmity against God. They were charged with stick-ups, possession, carrying and use of illegal weapons, disturbing the public order and threatening the civilians.  …

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Marzieh Akbarabadi, Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs, Youth and Sports, has prevented the registration of Elham Asghari’s record for a 20-kilometer swim in the Caspian Sea. “In the past, there was no such a thing as ‘free swimming suits for women’ officially approved in the Ministry…

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Domestic

President-Elect Hassan Rouhani said (when addressing a gathering of clergymen at the Interior Ministry), “A powerful and capable government does not mean a government which… is in control of all affairs, restricts and meddles in people’s private lives. The government’s power should be derived from increasing…

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Elyas Naderan said,  “Supporters of the sedition (post-June 2009 election protests) will have no place in the next government, and the Majlis will also react to them. Their case has been closed forever, and they should accept they have ruined their future political life.” Naderan called…

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Domestic

Nader Moqaddasi said that he had been at Branch 12 of the Tehran Public Court at the time Mehr news agency broke the story of the court verdict on July 2… Following the publication, the Deputy Prosecutor requested that the report be taken off (Mehr) agency’s…

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Thursday, 4 July 2013  /  Domestic

(selected tweets) “When #IRIB (national broadcaster) airs birth of panda in China but nothing abt unpaid workers protesting, obvious that ppl & youth will ignore it”; : If day comes that #IRIB has more news coverage than foreign channels such as BBC, people will reconcile with…

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