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Tuesday, 20 August 2013  /  International

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Rouhani twits on the 60th anniversary of the military coup supported by the USA and the UK against democratically elected PM Mossadegh in 1953.  …

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013  /  Military

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Deputy Chairman of Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity  Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said that “It is surprising that certain U.S. officials are still talking about military threats against Iran and believe that such threats can affect Iranian…

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013  /  Military

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Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran is the leading country in the region in terms of missile capability and that missile achievements, such as development of  indigenous technology to build solid-fuel missiles as well as design and manufacturing of advanced long-range missiles have helped Iran gain such…

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013  /  Military

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The Kurdish opposition group PJAK (The Party of Free Life of Kurdistan)  warned Iran that they could turn Iran into another Syria if they do not cease operations against PJAK. Another clash recently took place near Paveh (Iraq boarder) and Iran has been increasing military forces near the…

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013  /  Economy

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The Central Bank announced a June-July inflation rate of 37.5% and point-to-point inflation of 44%.  The Statistical Center of Iran had put the figure at 33.9 percent…

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been on a hunger strike since Sunday, August 11, to protest the prison authorities’ lack of attention to his and other sick prisoners’ conditions, and to support Abolfazl Abedini, a prisoner on hunger strike since July 28. Ronaghi was arrested on December…

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Hossein Ronaghi Maleki addressed a letter to President Rouhani. Part of the letter reads, ” The judiciary, tasked by the  constitution to treat right  and wrongs, became one of the centers of injustice against the citizens. Reform government have proven in the past the power of…

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Javid Houtan Kian was released from prison on August 19 after more than three years of imprisonment.  Kian was arrested in October 2010 while conducting an interview with German journalists regarding the stoning sentence of his client, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Ashtiani had been sentenced to be…

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Former president Ahmadinejad has appointed several of his close allies to head senior posts at his “international university.” Former Economy Minister Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini was appointed head of the economics and finance department; Mohammad Reza Sham-Ardakani senior adviser to Iran’s Academy of Sciences, as head of…

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