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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Editorial

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Iran received the news of Egyptian President Morsi’s ouster by the military last week with mixed feelings. When Mubarak (“secular and Western”), Iran’s bitter and sworn enemy and a friend of the United States, was deposed this gave rise to hope in Iran that it would…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  International

Address to the nation (Part II): Nuclear program irreversible; defended his “Holocaust is a myth comments; Iran leader of the world Ahmadinejad outlined events and achievements during the farewell held at the state broadcaster’s (IRIB) headquarters to honor him for his service during his eight-year presidency….

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  International

Ayatollah Saeedi, Qom’s Friday prayer leader, has described former Egyptian President Morsi, as a “disgusting man” who was overthrown by God “in retaliation for the murder of the Shiites in Egypt… The divine hand of revenge came out of the sleeve of the Egyptian nation to…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  International

An Etemaad editorial titled, “The Reason for Shifting Policies Toward Turkey and Egypt” maintained that when Turkey’s Erdogan and Egypt’s Morsi were rising to power, Iranian principlists were celebrating their rise as Islamist victories, but then both, in turn, moved against Iranian interests in Syria, and…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  International

A ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Lebanese Journalists Association to mark the 31st anniversary of the disappearance of the four Iranian diplomats. A delegation of members of the diplomats’ families, former ministers and representatives, jurists, Lebanese political parties and representatives of Palestinian groups…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  International

Abu Dhabi has revoked the residence permits of dozens of Iranians, some of whom had been living in the country for 25 years, and forced them to leave without providing any reason. According to ISNA, these citizens were expelled for no legal reason, but only because…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  International

Foreign Minister Ali Salehi is to open the country’s embassy in Namibia as part of his African tour.  …

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Military

Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Spokesman, said that the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s next president has created a significant opportunity to resolve the Islamic Republic’s nuclear issue. “Rouhani’s familiarity with the process of Iran’s nuclear program and the positive…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Military

Ezzatollah Zarghami, head of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, said at a ceremony to select the IRGC’s book of the year that the role of the IRGC is to protect the Iranian Revolution. He added that the soft war currently has a far greater effect than…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Military

Esmail Ahmadi Moqaddam, Commander of Iran’s National Security Forces (LEF), said at a conference of commanders of the criminal police that the LEF’s cyber police is the best in the Middle East and is positioned well even compared to Asian countries such as China, Japan and…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Military

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Iranian Navy (IRIN) Commander, met Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, on the sidelines of the International Maritime Defense Show 2013 (IMDS 2013). The two discussed the importance of providing security in the Caspian Sea along with neighboring countries and exchanged views…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Economy

Jafar Qadari, member of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, addressed a proposal to establish a Supreme Resistance Economy Council and said that this council would have a structure similar to the Supreme National Security Council or the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council that will allow it…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Economy

According to the judge, the attorney received several million in fees, but was not arrested for that.  …

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Human Rights

A comprehensive list of prisoners in Iran  …

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Mostafa Bordbar, who was imprisoned along with other Christian converts in Wing 350 of Evin Prison, was brought to the courthouse in a prison uniform and in handcuffs….

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Zahedan: 11 people, including 5 women were executed in the main Zahedan prison. There were accused of drug-related crimes. Ardabil: Three people who were accused of drug-related offenses were hanged in the courtyard of Ardabil Prison.  …

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Domestic

Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami, member of the Assembly of Experts, and Tehran’s temporary Friday prayer Imam, said in a meeting with clergymen and preachers that as long as the elected government works according to the lines of velyat-e faqih, it will receive our approval. However, if…

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Monday, 8 July 2013  /  Domestic

Hossein Shariatmadari warns against the penetration of the enemy’s fifth corps into President-Elect Dr. Rouhani’s cabinet. Kehyan refers to previous articles in the newspaper, in which he advised the President Elect to be wary of penetration of fitna supporters (those the conservatives hold responsible for the…

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