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Monday, 5 August 2013  /  International

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Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s newly elected president, said that “in our region the Zionist regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years, and the wound should be removed” (این زخم باید از بین برود). Rouhani referred to Quds Day as a…

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Monday, 5 August 2013  /  International

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During the election campaign, Rouhani’s website posted an English translation of his statement: “[International] Quds Day, a memento of Imam Khomeini, is a day when people display the unity of the Muslim world in the face of any oppression and violation. In any case, in our…

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Monday, 5 August 2013  /  International

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Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, Head of the Expediency Council met with Javier Solana, former EU Foreign Minister and former Secretary General of NATO, during Solana’s visit to Iran to take part in Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony. Rafsanjani said, “We shouldn’t let the atmosphere of last eight years between…

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Monday, 5 August 2013  /  Military

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Yahya Rahim Safavi, senior military advisor to the Supreme Leader and former IRGC Commander said, “Iran’s national might in political, security and economic fields has increased, and today we have turned into the region’s super power. During Quds Day rallies, Safavi referred to “the huge problems…

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Monday, 5 August 2013  /  Military

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Experts at Shahid Nasser Habibi air base in northeastern Iran managed to overhaul two Mirage F-1 fighter jets….

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Monday, 5 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 5 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Delegations from over 52 countries attended Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony. On Saturday, the Supreme Leader formally endorsed Rouhani for a four-year term in office. Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani expressed the hope that the new administration would elevate the position of the Islamic Republic through cooperation…

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Monday, 5 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Hassan Rouhani appointed Eshaq Jahangiri (former Minister of Industries and Mines, from 1997 to 2005, under the former reformist President Mohammad Khatami) as his first Vice President….

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Monday, 5 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani introduced the list of his nominees for cabinet posts to the Majlis at the end of his swearing-in ceremony on Sunday. Rouhani had a two-week deadline for introducing the list of his proposed cabinet ministers, but he proved to be productive by…

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