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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  International

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The Principlist faction in the Majlis issued the following statement: “By the numerous visits of its secretary of state to the region, the US is seeking to persuade the puppet Arab governments (“moderate Arab states”) and the Zionist regime (Israel) to sit down at the negotiating…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  International

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The paper questioned the decision to invite Ahmadinejad, maintaining that  since he is scheduled to hand over the presidency to Hassan Rouhani next week (August 3) “there is no value to Ahmadinejad’s speech on Quds Day…in fact, Ahmadinejad does not have anything to say on Quds…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  International

Google has prevented Press TV from accessing its YouTube page. Press TV newsroom director Hamid Reza Emadi said that, “We have not been able to upload any new videos since July 25,” adding that Google has disabled the channel’s account without giving any explanation. Emadi said…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Military

Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani said after meeting with Hassan Rouhani that “a report was submitted to the president-elect about the latest state of Iran’s nuclear energy and studies being carried out at research centers…future programs and achievements of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran  were also discussed at the…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Military

Mohammad Forouzandeh was nominated head of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) a position that would make him Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator. Forouzandeh is a former IRGC and a current member of the Supreme National Security Council as well as head Foundation of the Oppressed and…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Military

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said that “Iran has had no request for direct negotiations with the US”. He also advised the US media to avoid releasing fake news and reports that aim to create tension and division on the threshold of Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani’s…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Military

Majlis deputy speaker Mohammad Hasan Abutorabifard said  in a meeting with ambassadors of Islamic countries to Tehran  that “Iran’s defensive power is primarily aimed at preventing US interference in the region, and secondly at cutting off imperialism’s hand of the oppressed countries in the world…The Islamic Republic…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Economy

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Chairman of the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Commerce’s Imports ../../../2013/07/30/Committee_Majidreza_Hariri_said_that_the_Central_Bank_of_Iran__CBI.css) failed to give importers foreign currency to pay for their shipments of goods. “The (CBI) has allocated no foreign currency to private or to state…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Economy

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Member of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee Ismaeil Jalili said after meeting with Rouhani that “one of the concerns he (Rouhani) raised during the meeting was the level of cooperation between the Majlis and the government to remove the complications of the 2013- 2014 budget….

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Economy

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The new report was issued after President-elect Hassan Rouhani came under criticism by the government officials for telling the Majlis on July 14 that studies carried out by his team of advisers indicate that only 14,000 jobs were created per year despite an earlier announcement by…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Student activist and Karroubi campaign activist Maryam ‪‎Shafipour was arrested on Saturday, July 27th and transferred to the ‪Evin prison - Ward 209 controlled by IRGC intelligence unit. Later on the same day, security forces invaded Maryam Shafipour’s home and confiscated her and her family’s personal belongings. Maryam’s mother, who suffers…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Human Rights

The Dervish poured gasoline on himself and set himself on fire without making any statement. The fire was quickly extinguished by the Majlis security service and people and the man was transferred to the hospital. Many members of the Dervish community have been prosecuted recently. Related:…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Domestic

“Sources from Rouhani’s office”  say that “according to the latest news”, the following names have been picked: - Minister of Industry, Mines and Commerce: Mohammad Reza Ne`matzadeh - Minister of Defense: Hoseyn Dehqan - Minister of Communications and Communications Technology: Abolhassan Firouzabadi - Minister of Cooperation,…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Domestic

Recently launched Iranian opinion-poll website Nazareakhar published interim results of an online poll on possible members of President-elect Hassan Rouhani’s future government….

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Domestic

Iranian media reported that Ahmadinejad received permission to establish a university in Tehran “at the last meeting of the High Council for Cultural Revolution”, which he chairs. “In a unanimous vote, the members granted Ahmadinejad’s request for permission to establish a university in Tehran.” According to…

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013  /  Domestic

Rafsanjani has joined popular Iranian social media website Cloob.com and so far more than 8,692 users had pressed “like” on his page. The page is managed by Rafsanjani’s public relations headquarters….

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