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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi said at a press conference held following the cabinet meeting that he has no information regarding a visit to Saudi Arabia by Rouhani. He added that he heard about it in the media and has no information in this regard. There were rumors…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  International

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Ali Akbar Salehi referred to the imposition of the new and unilateral sanctions by the US and said that this “illogical” act by the US is precisely a continuation of the previous process it took. Salehi added that enforcement of such sanctions entails use of methods…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Military

Hojjatoleslam Heidar Moslehi said that the arrest of Abdolmalek Rigi (Jundallah’s Sunni opposition leader based in Sistan and Baluchestan Province. He was captured and executed in 2010) was one of the most important steps taken, despite the efforts of Western intelligence services to have such influential…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Military

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Ali Fallahian always brings up the Ministry of Intelligence he headed for eight years. Those eight years made him very cautious, and he knows exactly what to say and what not to say. Although it has been years since he held that position, he still wants…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Military

British national Abbas Yazasanpanah Yazdi, 44, born in Iran, was last seen on June 25, after leaving his office in Burj Dubai. His wife contacted the authorities, fearing that her husband, a trader and investor, who is the CEO of Burj Dubai-based firm Echelon, was kidnapped…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Military

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Cultural Adviser to IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, Mohammad Hossein Saffar Harandi, discussed the release of Jafari’s Iran-Iraq War memoir, Dusty Overlays (kalak-ha-ye khaki), and said, “Perhaps the most romantic part of Dusty Overlays is that today’s IRGC Commander is someone who lingered for a time before the…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Economy

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The last payment of subsidies during President Ahmadinejad’s term will be transferred at the end of the week to the bank accounts of Iranian citizens in honor of the month of Ramadan….

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Economy

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Deputy Minister of Energy, Mohammad Behazad, announced the increase in Iran’s electricity exports to Turkey. According to him, exports of electricity to neighboring countries  grew 30% over the past year. Exports to Turkey have grown to 400 MW, and there is a possibility of growing exports…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Sattar Beheshti’s (blogger who died while in custody) mother reacted to the coroner’s report that classified her son’s death as “death due to psychological pressure and not due to blows inflicted by the interrogators,” and asked for her son’s body to be exhumed. Sattar Beheshti’s mother…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Human Rights

A family member said that the reasons for her arrest are unclear. “When the forces took her, they didn’t say anything. During her telephone calls to her family, she said that she does not know the reason for her arrest. I really don’t know what she…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Samira Razaghi is in her last year of medical school and doing her residency in chemotherapy. She had been recognized many times as a model student and is also the editor of student periodicals. There is no information on the reason for her arrest. She was…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mehdi Motamedimehr, member of the political office of the Freedom Movement of Iran, who was imprisoned in the security wing of Evin, was exiled to Rajai Shahr Prison….

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Domestic

Asre Iran has run yet another article that relates extensively to the shortage of drugs in Iran and summarizes dozens upon dozens of comments and letters from the website’s readers who share their personal experiences: My sister and I have diabetes. Until a month ago, we…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Domestic

In a meeting with the board of the Iranian drug manufacturers association, Rafsanjani addressed the concerns of those present regarding the market for pharmaceuticals and the problems in allocation of foreign currency for drugs. He said that the situation of patients and their families gives great…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Domestic

Ismail Kothari, member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) referred to the general characteristics of the next cabinet and said that the ministers in the next government need to be appointed according to the criteria and achievements of the Islamic Revolution –…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Domestic

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The most current statistics on Internet penetration in Iran show that it is highest in Mazandaran Province: 83.85% or 2,557,645 Internet users and 1,509,968 subscribers. Following Mazandaran, Tehran, Isfahan, Khuzestan and Semnan Provinces have the highest Internet penetration rates. The penetration rate in Tehran is 78.55%….

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Domestic

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The Speaker of the Majlis Legal Committee, Mohammad Ali Isfanani announced the end of the term of three jurists on the Guardian Council on the anniversary of the Council’s establishment in about one week’s time: Abbas Ali Kadkhoda’i, Hussein Ali Amiri and Mohsen Esma’ili. He clarified…

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Friday, 12 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Deputy Minister for Koran Affairs, Mohammad Boniadi, announced the need to place male and female religious scholars in elementary schools to lay the necessary religious foundations for the students. He maintains that 60,000 religious scholars are needed to be stationed at 60,000 schools and that the…

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