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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  International

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  International

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An editorial in Asre Iran debates whether Morsi’s ouster serves the interests of democracy. Recent events in Egypt have proved that the country, like the Nile, is not calm. Morsi was ousted by the Egyptian military, and a few points are to be considered: Morsi was…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  International

Main points from an interview the Foreign Ministry Spokesman, who among other things heads the Asia and Oceania Department of the Foreign Ministry, gave to Mehr news agency: Military intervention in the Egyptian political arena is cause for concern: The events in Egypt are still unclear…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  International

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Ali Larijani, Majlis Speaker, emphasized the need for Iran’s next government to be strong and direct its attention to the country’s needs. He added that Iran’s economic and international situations are two of the issues that must be put at the top of the agenda and…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  International

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Fars news agency has called the membership invitation extended by Hollywood’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar Award) to famous Iranian filmmaker, Jafar Panahi as  an “anti-Iran” move. “It seems that the academy invitation to Panahi is in line with anti-Iran policies pursued by other…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Military

A Basij member from Khuzestan Province (Arab minority), Seyyed Mehdi Musavi, recently died in a clash with “armed criminals and agents of the global arrogance (imperialism)” and was buried on July 8 in Ahvaz. Mehdi Musavi was killed in Syria while “defending Zaynab Shrine (Sayyidah Zaynab…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Military

Yahya Rahim Safavi, the Supreme Leader’s military advisor and former IRGC Commander, referred to the efforts of the West and particularly the US to limit Iran’s strength and political influence, and especially in the Syrian context. He responded that as 34 years have passed since the…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Military

Mehdi Behboudi, head of the Iranian National Center for Cyberspace, argued that during the election period in Iran over 9,000 websites worked against the Iranian regime regarding the elections. He maintained that close to 360 million articles and items designed to disrupt the elections were published….

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Military

Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, addressing representatives of Basij members from universities across Iran, said “If anyone has lost hope over the election (“reformist” Rouhani elected) , they have deviated from the path of the Guardianship (Islamic system), because the Supreme Leader (Khamenei) has described the…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Military

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Brigadier General Khordad Hakimi, Commander of the Northern Fleet of the Iranian Army’s naval forces (IRIN), said that his forces are conducting a training drill in the Caspian Sea. “This drill started on July 7 and will last for five days.” IRIN is responsible for securing…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Economy

A senior source in the National Iranian Oil Company again addressed imports of new oil rigs from China and emphasized that in light of the fact that the university jihad groups in Iran are producing and building oil rigs and in light of the fact that…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Economy

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Mansur Haqiqatpur, Deputy Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC), said after UAE expelled an Iranian national, “We suggest that all Iranians withdraw their money from Emirati bank accounts and transfer their money and also their management and economic potential to Iran……

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Economy

Reza Bagheri, head of the Dairy Industry Association, reported an increase of 16.6% in the price of milk and 15% in the prices of dairy products….

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Besmeh Alijaburi, a security prisoner in the Women’s Wing of Evin Prison, attempted to end her life after being interrogated by the liaison to the Intelligence Ministry in the wing. She had been sentenced to five years on charges of spying for Iraq and decided to…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Akbar Amini Armaki has had no telephone contact with his family since he was arrested one month ago. Akbar Amini was arrested on June 7, 2013 in his home. One of his relatives told HRANA, “Akbar Amini has been detained in Ward 209 of Evin prison…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Ministry of Intelligence agents in Isfahan arrested Behnam Khodadadi, a worker rights activist and engineer at the Ishfahan oil refinery. He was arrested at his workplace and taken to the detention center of the Isfahan Ministry of Intelligence….

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Domestic

The scathing criticism of the shortage of life-saving drugs in Iran and the uselessness of the government continues. An item in Asre Iran by Reza Habibzadeh warns against the serious shortage of drugs and the uselessness of senior officials, who are sacrificing the lives of Iranian…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Domestic

Sadegh Zibakalam, Tehran University professor and political analyst, believes that Rafsanjani’s popularity with citizens is growing from day to day, and it is very important that he will return to the position of Friday prayer leader as soon as possible. Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani’s popularity with the public…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Domestic

A book titled Sarahat Nama (صراحت‌ نامه) that was published by Sharq presents, among other things, segments from an interview with Hashemi Rafsanjani, where he answers political questions and also questions about his personal life. He said in the interview that he personally sits behind a…

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013  /  Domestic

According to the Islamic Penal Code in Iran, the punishment for breaking the Ramadan fast in public is imprisonment of 10 days to two months or 74 lashes….

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