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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  International

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Rouhani met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and discussed their mutual desire to expand and deepen relations between the two countries. He also talked over the phone with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan.   Davutoğlu also met with Iranian Foreign Minister Salehi. The Turkish Foreign Minister said…

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  International

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(Rouhani) I swear… the key to engagement is in my hands cartoon (with Khamenei holding the real key and Rouhani holding an envelope that says key)  …

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  Military

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Javan (affiliated with the IRGC) published photos of IRGC and Basij members killed in Syria. It reports that they were “defending Zaynab Shrine” (Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in Damascus is one of the holiest places for Shiites and an important pilgrimage site). Zaynab was the third child of…

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  Economy

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The Statistics Center announced that the June-July inflation rate reached 33.9% and that food inflation was up 51.5% over last year. Abolfazl Akrami of the CBI said that the inflation rate is expected to decrease in the upcoming months “due to the positive expectations that have formed in society.”…

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mostafa Pourmohammadi, a former Intelligence Minister Deputy, was appointed as new Minister of Justice (pending Majlis approval). It is worth noting Pourmohammadi’s record of human rights violations during his tenure as Deputy Intelligence Minister from 1987 through 1999. During this period, Pourmohammadi was directly involved in…

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Human Rights Watch (HRW)  urged Rouhani and his administration to take the following steps: free political prisoners, support a moratorium on executions, remove media restrictions, expand academic freedom, respect women’s rights, guarantee minority rights and cooperate with UN rights bodies….

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition leader under house arrest, was discharged from a hospital in Tehran, where he spent several days for heart treatment….

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  Domestic

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It reads in part: Constructive relations with the world based on strength and wisdom Trade and integration within the global economy Strengthening domestic economic institutions (resistive economy) and reducing vulnerability to foreign shocks (Khamenei’s motto for the current Iranian year) Creating stability in various markets Improving quality…

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Rafsanjani tweets photo of him happily watching the outgoing President leaving office after eight long years. But the show must go on — Khamenei appointed Ahmadinejad to the Expediency Council (EC), chaired by Ahmadinejad’s bitter rival, the “shark” Rafsanjani….

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Following a meeting of the Press Supervisory Board, 46 publications and 10 websites received licenses. Licenses were also issued for three weeklies, three biweeklies, five monthlies, a bimonthly, 17 quarterlies, and seven biquarterlies.”…

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