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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  International

In an interview with reformist website sahamnews, senior lecturer of political science and international relations, Dr. Nasser Hadian of Tehran University as well as senior researcher at the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Discernment Council, discusses the future of Iran’s foreign policy in the…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  International

A Jomhouri Islami editorial discusses the surprise visit of US Secretary of State Kerry to Egypt and his meeting with the new government at the height of the political crisis in Egypt and during the assembly of the new cabinet, claiming that this can only be…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Military

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Iran’s Navy Commander, Habibollah Sayyari, discussed the Supreme Leader’s statements regarding the Navy being a strategic corps. He added that this means exiting the region, demonstrating presence in free waters and establishing relations with countries bordering the seas. He announced that for the first time, a…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Military

Vatan emrooz newspaper is reporting that Iran’s naval fleet, which traveled to the Caspian Sea, will participate in a naval maneuver with the Russian fleet. The report further reveals that the future maneuver, which will shock the West, will apparently involve Syrian forces in order to…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Military

Head of Basij Affairs and Defense Propaganda in the Armed Forces Headquarters discussed the issues with regard to relations between Iran and the US. He listed what he called US crimes and betrayal of the Iranian people and emphasized that the US has many debts to…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Economy

According to an Iran Customs report, in the first quarter of this Persian year, Iran exported 1,126 cars overseas valued at USD 9 million. Most of the exports were made to Iraq, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.  …

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Economy

A table of new prices for food products reveals a 15% increase in the price of milk. An increase in the price of other dairy products will apparently occur next month.  …

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Economy

Economics affairs expert, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Adib, said that the latest decision by the Central Bank’s Public Council to forgive public sector debts totaling 74 billion toman to the Central Bank will extremely limit the Central Bank’s capital and might result in the bank’s bankruptcy. According…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Human rights activists have reported the serious condition of political prisoner Reza Arefi, who has been imprisoned in exile in Suleiman Mosque Prison.  Arefi’s family has been unable to meet with him for the past 4 months due to the distance and extreme heat in the…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Human rights activists are reporting a new diagnosis of prostate cancer in 51-year-old blogger Mohammad Reza Poor Shajari, who has been imprisoned in Karaj’s central prisoner suffering from serious heart disease as well. Human rights organizations have frequently expressed concern for his life. According to Shajari’s…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Ashkan Zohabian, a suspended student serving a prison sentence in Babol Prison, was released on a five-day furlough to receive medical treatment.  …

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Human Rights

According to a notice issued by human rights activists, a court has sentenced four cultural activists from Ahvaz to death. The four are Abdolreza Amir Khanafare, Qazi Abbasi, Abdolamir Majdami, Shahab Ababasi, who were charged with terrorist activity. The report stated that Yunes Amir Khanafare, father…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Domestic

President-Elect Rouhani fills two positions, head of the Center for Strategic Research in the Expediency Discernment Council and member of the Supreme National Security Council. It may reasonably be assumed that the large group of Rouhani’s advisors at the Center for Strategic Research will join the…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Domestic

Jomhouri Eslami newspaper claims that all statements made by reformist leaders indicate that they view Dr. Rouhani’s government as a segue from their current status to government. One reformist leader even stated that it might be preferable for reformists not be part of the current government…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Domestic

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On his first visit to the Majlis, President-Elect Dr. Rouhani was accompanied by 11 officials, whom political analysts believe will comprise most of the new government. During his visit to the Majlis, Rouhani was accompanied by an entourage that included Mohammad Bagher Nobkhat, Hossein Fereydoun, Ali…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Domestic

According to the head of the Literacy Movement in Iran, the majority of the illiterate population in Iran are women. According to the director, 14% of the illiterate population in Iran are between the ages of 6, and 7% are between the ages of 10-49. The…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Domestic

group of students from the University of Science and Technology in Tehran met with the daughters of Mir Hossen Mousavi and his wife Zohra Rahnavard, who have been under house arrest for the past 780 days under extremely limiting conditions. The daughters of the couple have…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Domestic

Former senior IRGC official, Sardar Hossein Alaei, said at a conference honoring military veterans that the government must not be managed through security discourse and that the installation of wiretaps in the office of a Majlis representative is inappropriate and not in line with Iran’s status…

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Friday, 19 July 2013  /  Domestic

Following the extreme heat wave that has struck Tehran, the water and sewage company in Tehran Province has warned of record water consumption in the capital and that the capital was close to a decision on allocation of water due to the increased concern over water…

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