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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  International

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An editorial in conservative newspaper Kayhan by Sadollah Zare’i examines events in Egypt, focusing on the question of whether the Egyptian army is the winner or loser of these events. Following Morsi’s ouster, the Egyptian military assumed an extremely active role. Over the past two weeks,…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  International

Waiting for change in US behavior – Many countries in the West and Europe have officially and unofficially announced the desire for dialog and increased understandings with Iran, and this is a positive move. With regards to the US, however, this is no longer waiting for…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Military

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In Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi’s morality lesson for Ramadan in Qom, the Ayatollah emphasized that the Koran proposes various methods to generate patience among believers, and patience in jihad is of critical importance. According to Yazdi, in jihad, which is one of the most difficult commitments of…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Military

Acting IRGC Ground Force Commander, Sardar Abdollah Araghchi, announced that the deployment of IRGC ground forces in the border areas in Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan and Sistan Baluchestan Provinces has significantly increased security in these areas.  …

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Military

Commander of Iran’s Air Force, Hassan Shahssafi, participated in a ceremony unveiling several flight simulators at the Center for Aviation Physiology. During his visit, a trial was conducted on the training system for accurate ranging during the Gyrolab flight….

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Military

IRGC Navy Commander, Ali Fadavi, emphasized that trained and loyal personnel is the basis of the IRGC Navy’s strength and added that one of the most important and sensitive obligations is reinforcement of faith and ideology of IRGC personnel. Fadavi stated that if we reinforce in…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Economy

Iranian Oil Ministry Spokesman, Alireza Nikzad, announced that the Oil Ministry is conducting technical and tactical research to establish small refineries across Iran, and if other countries such as Iraq and Pakistan express interest, Iran would be willing to build these types of refineries in these…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Economy

International sanctions on Iran’s oil and gas industries have created problems and challenges in Iran’s economic development, but these limitations have also led to numerous accomplishments in technical and operational areas. Over the past three years, and with tightening sanctions, over 20 technical knowledge sectors in…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Nasim Zanjani, a Christian convert from Tehran, was arrested this past Friday in his father’s home. Security forces searched his home and confiscated his personal effects such as books and a computer.  …

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Human Rights

The prosecutor general of Gilan Province announced the execution of 7 prisoners at the central prison in Rasht. The seven were executed during the night.  …

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Five political prisoners at the central prison in Tabriz have launched a hunger strike. The five are Behbud Gholizade, Latif Hassani, Ayat Mehrali Bigloo, Mahmmud Fazli and Shahram Radmehr. The prisoners launched a hunger strike to protest ratification of the 9-year prison sentence imposed on them…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Domestic

Ashraf Brujerdi, member of the Reformist Women’s Association, announced that the Association had submitted in writing women’s demands in various areas to the President Elect. She emphasized that due to Dr. Rouhani’s busy schedule, no individual meeting has been scheduled, but the demands were submitted in…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Domestic

In a media interview, Esmail Gerami Moghaddam, advisor to Mehdi Karroubi and spokesman of the Etamaad e-Melli Party said that the same public that had prepared months in advance to participate in the elections in order to create a political epic, despite the blows it suffered…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Domestic

Farhad Tohidi, spokesman of Iran’s House of Cinema, announced that on Tuesday morning Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance personnel locked the House of Cinema. He added that the three representatives were present at the House of Cinema and that this was considered a hostile takeover….

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Domestic

Reformist activist, Azar Mansuri, emphasized in a media interview the need for the return of Hashemi Rafsanjani to the Friday prayer stage in Tehran. He added that the move would increase public trust in the regime. According to Mansuri, Rafsanjani’s return will change the orientation of…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Domestic

Reformist activist and university lecturer, Sadeq Ziba Kalem, said that no possible candidate can be named as minister or vice president. He continued to say that following the elections, Dr. Rouhani established work groups and committees in various political, economic, cultural, social and security arenas. These…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Ayande website is reporting that there is no truth to the rumors that the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei opposes the appointment of Ali Yunesi as Minister of Intelligence in the new government. Over the past two weeks, a wave of rumors has spread of the Supreme…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Domestic

The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei extended the term of three of the religious leaders on the Guardian Council for another term: Mohammad Moman, Mohammad Yazdi and Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, and in a separate order appointed for a first term another religious figure, Hojjatoleslam Mahdi Shabzendedar. The…

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013  /  Domestic

Four years after her son, Sohrab Arabi, was killed during the post-election protests, becoming one of the symbols of protest in Iran, Parvin Fahimi published a letter discussing the results of the last elections and stressed that four years ago, our children entered the political arena…

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