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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  International

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Seyyed Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Spokesman, called for strong turnout at Quds Day rallies. “Today, the Islamic nation and Muslims of the world defend the oppressed nation of Palestine. Therefore, the rallies will be bigger than in the past… The entire…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  International

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  International

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Reza Taqavi, head of the policy-making council of Friday prayers, will present Ahmadinejad with an award of appreciation on International Quds Day to praise him for his services over the past eight years. Ahmadinejad will speak in the pre-sermon speech on Quds Day, August 2. Tehran…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  International

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Military

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Former IRGC Air Force (IRGCAF) Commander and current Expediency Council Political, Defense and Security Committee Secretary, Hossein Dehghan, announced that he is President-Elect Hassan Rouhani’s only candidate for Minister of Defense….

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Military

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Seyyed Masoud Jazayeri said ahead of Quds Day, “Despite the difficult and complex crisis (in the region), it will not take long for that fake and occupying Zionist regime (Israel) to face collapse.” Jazayeri added that the survival of the Zionist regime (Israel) was not due…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Military

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The Iranian army issued a statement ahead of Quds Day: “Iran’s army invites the devout and honorable people of Iran to make a glorious and epic turnout on Quds Day and express their support for the children of the Islamic Resistance… Undoubtedly, the sensitive situation in the region,…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Military

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Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Seyed Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi, said that the issue of the possible supply of Russian Antey-2500 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran instead of (advanced) S-300 surface-to-air missile systems may be considered in the context of Tehran’s lawsuit against Russia. He said, “At the moment, we…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Economy

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Asadollah Asgar Oladi, Chairman of the Export Committee of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce and a leading economic and political figure, said that the Central Bank of Iran has left behind a “negative balance sheet” in the last days of the current (Ahmadinejad) government. Asgar Oladi said it is…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Economy

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The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) organized an emergency session to find a strategy to distribute primary goods and medicine that have been in stored in customs storage due to “currency issues.”…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Economy

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Syrian authorities and Iran signed a deal this week to activate a USD 3.6 billion credit facility to buy oil products with long-term payment terms. Another USD 1 billion credit line to Damascus was already extended to buy Iranian power-generating products and other goods through a…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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(#رفع‌حصر on twitter)…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Maryam Shafi Pour, the former student at Qazvin international university who was arrested on Saturday July 27, has made telephone contact with her family yet. She was arrested after being summoned to Branch 2 of Shahid Moghaddas court in Evin and transferred to Ward 209 afterwards….

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mahmoud Fazli, Ayat Mehr Alibeyglou, Latif Hassani, Behboud Gholizade and Shahram Radmehr, who began a hunger strike on July 13 in Tabriz Central Prison and were exiled to Evin and then Rajai Shahr Prison are in critical condition. One of the prisoners at Rajai Shahr Prison…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Domestic

Managing Director of IRIB’s Public Relations Department said that the inauguration ceremonies of President-Elect Hassan Rouhani will be broadcast live on Iran News Network (IRINN) and simultaneously via Press TV, the English news channel, and Al-Alam, the Arabic news channel. Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony will be held on…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Khatami said that hardliner groups will certainly create controversy during the ceremony in the Majlis. Therefore he cancelled his participation. The report further states, “Khatami believes Rouhani’s government has to be free of controversy and extremism, and therefore problems should not be created at the very…

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Thursday, 1 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Iran’s average Internet speed (3.2 MB/s) was the slowest in the world for the first quarter of the current year….

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