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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  International

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Iranian marchers are carrying placards and chanting slogans against the United States and Israel. Quds Day (“Jerusalem Day”) is held annually by the Iranian regime  on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan. Quds Day  is marked in Iran, the Middle East, and elsewhere in…

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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  Military

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Abbas Araqchi  said that the “Intensification of sanctions will further complicate the nuclear issue and make its solution more difficult…”. He added that  America and the West implemented “all possible sanctions” in order to make Iran bow down and termed the sanctions a “failed policy.” Araqchi…

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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  Military

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Spokesman for Iran’s UN mission confirmed that Iran is campaigning against Kuwait to be the rapporteur of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee for its 68th session, which begins in October. The committee deals with disarmament and international security….

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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  Economy

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Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Ala’eddin Borujerdi has criticized the United States for approving a bill imposing new sanctions on Iran’s oil industry, calling it a  ”steel claw” behind velvet glove.” He added that the bill vindicated Khamenei’s view that the…

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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Former EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and deputy General Secretary of the United Nations Jan Eliasson are among the foreign dignitaries who will attend Rouhani’s inauguration in Tehran on August 4. Campaign for Human Rights in Iran executive director Hadi Ghaemi said that since February 14,…

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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Political prisoner Abolfazl Abedini, who was illegally transferred from Evin prison to Karoon prison in Ahvaz, has written a letter to Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Amoli Larijani detailing his violent arrest, the hardships he has suffered during imprisonment and his sudden transfer to Ahvaz. Part of the…

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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Intelligence Ministry agents went to Ismail Pour’s work place and his father’s home to arrest him but failed to do so as he was not there….

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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  Domestic

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The list includes ministerial posts as well as vice presidents, advisors, head of the Atomic Energy Organization, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, and governor of the central bank: First vice president: Eshaq Jahangiri (Minister of Industries and Mines in administrations of Hashemi Rafsanjani and…

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Friday, 2 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Sadeq Zibakalam, Tehran University professor and political analyst, in a commentary headlined “Principlists are Not Seeing the Facts” discusses comments reportedly made by some Principlist figures and Majlis members, threatening President-elect Rouhani over some possible candidates for his cabinet, and argues: “The threats are made because of…

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