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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  International

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(responding to CBS question) [The presidential election was a very serious and meaningful action, which has not yet received an appropriate and practical response from the US officials… The recent White House statement indicates that certain US officials still do not fully grasp Iran’s realities, the…

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  International

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“May God make this Eid a means of friendship and more closeness between Iran & other nations of region & world.”…

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  International

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Saeed Hajjarian, a prominent intellectual journalist and considered to be one of the leading theoreticians behind Iran’s reformist movement, gave an exceptional interview to reformist Bahar newspaper. Hajjarian maintained that Rouhani’s first mission after establishing his government is to mend fences with the neighboring states. He said…

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  International

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55 current and former political prisoners in Iran urged President Obama to “employ all possible means to build trust and ensure the success of diplomacy. We also demand an end to resorting to measures, through legislation or otherwise, that endanger the prospects of productive negotiations, reduce…

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  International

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Resalat editorial titled, “Obama’s doubts with Al-Saud” maintains that the chaotic situation surrounding the Saudi royal family has seriously confused Obama and other American officials. In such circumstances, the Al-Saud family is also worried that one day the USA may suddenly stop supporting them. This pattern…

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Military

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Satellite imagery analyzed by Jane’s Intelligence Review showed extensive construction over the last three years at a site, which Jane’s says is a launch tower and pad….

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Military

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Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, said that “Not only media terrorism, but also terrorism in its different forms, has been used by the enemies against the Iranian nation for years, but they will not be able to cause…

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Economy

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Member of Majlis, Ahmad Tavakoli, a blunt critic of Ahmadinejad, has urged the incoming government to resolutely consider the vast presence of military and security forces in Iran’s economy. Tavakoli said that the military has become unfair competition to the private sector and warned that if…

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Economy

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Reporters Without Borders, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, and Human Rights Watch urged Rouhani to “immediately withdraw his nomination of Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi for the post of Justice Minister. Pour-Mohammadi served as Interior Minister during Ahmadinejad’s first term, from 2005 until 2008. He was…

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Opposition websites criticize the ongoing suppression of journalist’s freedom in Iran. New York Times reporter in Iran, Thomas Erdbink, was quick to retweet Rouhani……

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Day 13 of hunger strike for human rights activist Abolfazl Abedini protesting his illegal transfer to Ahvaz Karoon prison….

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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It has been six weeks since Ahmad Asgari was arrested and detained. There is still no information available on his situation. According to unofficial reports, he is being held in Evin Prison. Ahmad Asgari is an activist and a student of International Relations at the Faculty of…

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Masoud Pedram was sentenced to additional year of imprisonment while serving his previous three-year sentence….

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Friday, 9 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Ahmadinejad’s First VicePresident, who is (allegedly) involved in major (financial corruption) cases, has decided to quit politics. Rahimi was accused of receiving money from one of the defendants in a financial corruption case….

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