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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Editorial

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At the beginning of next month, Iran’s President-Elect Hassan Rouhani is supposed to form a government and take office. The level of expectations of Rouhani, both domestically and in the international arena, is high. Rouhani’s elections campaign and “moderate” messages on the need to fix the…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  International

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In a meeting with military and defense officials, Vice President of IRGC Imam Hossein University, Mohammad Shabani, discussed Iran-US relations. He said, “There are those who don’t know that underneath these velvet gloves are fists of steel. Can you make friends with the enemy?” He added…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  International

Conservative newspaper, Javan, which is identified with the IRGC, claims that reformist-affiliated newspapers have, over the past several years, withdrawn into their own armor, and supporters of the Revolution naively thought that the time that had passed had clarified the reality to the Western-leaning media. Supporters…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi expressed concern in a telephone conversation with his counterpart, Abdallah Bin-Zayid Al Nahayyan, and urged the government of the UAE to reconsider its decision….

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  International

Two unidentified men who had covered their faces beat Morteza Hosseini, member of the Majlis Cultural Committee, on the head and back while the he was walking toward his hotel after the morning prayers. Hosseini was in Mecca on the Umrah hajj pilgrimage. Egyptian pilgrims had…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Military

Security recommendations at home and at work – Do not ignore what is going on around you. Remain alert to unjustified, prolonged and non-essential presence under the guise of service providers for the city and others in your work and living areas. The enemy might operate…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Economy

Government and industrial sources in India have announced that Iran has demanded that India pay Tehran the entire debt for oil, including $1.53 billion debt, since sanctions have resulted in no alternative route for payment exchanges. Reuters is reporting that India had paid 45% of the…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Economy

An editorial published on the Khordad website discusses the state of the Iranian economy as worrisome and dangerous. Manufacturing is almost completely stagnant. Capital investments are extremely low. Inflation and unemployment are surging. All of these circumstances require that the new government spend much time on…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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A month after the presidential election, there is still no news from some the people arrested just prior to the election. Some of the prisoners are under pressure to give false confessions. Mohsen Rahmani, Akbar Amini, Pezhman Zafarmand and Ahmad Askari are among those arrested days…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC), Mohsen Sani, announced the scheduling of a second visit to Evin Prison during Ramadan to investigate the performance of the women’s division in the prison and to conduct discussions with the prisoners. According to Mohseni…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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The revolutionary court sentenced seven administrators of Majzooban-e Noor Dervish website, and the lawyers of the Dervish community, about two years after the arrest of dozens of members of the community. Hamid Reza Moradi Sarabastani (website administrator and Dervish rights activist) was sentenced to 10.5 years in…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Human Rights

In the several days since the arrest of journalist Fariba Pajouh, no information has been released on the reason for her arrest. Last Wednesday, four security personnel, including one woman, arrested the journalist at her home and transferred her to Evin Prison after searching her home….

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Shahla was an activist for Afghan emigrants and served as their doctor. She was member of the Mothers for Peace Movement, supporter of the Women’s Movement in Iran. Farjad was a political prisoner in the 1980s and beginning of the 1990s worked as a physician in…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Domestic

Hojjatoleslam Rezaei, Friday imam of Birjand in South Khorasan Province, said that “These (social)  networks do not want our children to be happy… They want to destroy our society from the inside through decadence.” He added that social networks influence people’s behavior in society and urged…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Domestic

Conservative Majlis member, Ali Motahari, one of outgoing President’s most vocal critics, published on his personal website that members of an intelligence entity entered his office at night and installed cameras and wiretaps in the room. Motahari wrote that several days ago, a strange and illogical…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Domestic

Member of the Central Committee of the Association of Combative Clerics, Abdolwahab Mousavi Lari, said in meetings that took place about the future of the Reformists, while focusing on the agenda of the incoming government, that the vote for Rouhani was essentially a vote against circumstances…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Domestic

Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Mohammed Saleh Jokar, discussed the emphasis placed by President Elect Rouhani on the term “moderate,” and said that in the political arena, the phrase is attributed various meanings, each of which can be given a different…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Domestic

The same current that worked against reforms under the guise of reforms and provoked a wave of inefficiency, dissatisfaction and harm to national interests is now seeking to dominate and divert the religious and logical slogan of Dr. Rouhani regarding “moderation” and to again create an…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Domestic

Dr. Rouhani’s representative on affairs related to the government transition, Akbar Torkan, sharply criticized the way the current government has transferred land that had belonged to the international exhibition to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, claiming that the impression was created that the land was…

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Monday, 15 July 2013  /  Domestic

The law is to be implemented by the President and is designed to reduce the number of work hours for women in order to help strengthen the family and create balance for women in terms of career and family. The bill was submitted at the recommendation…

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