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Diplomacy Kayhan says that Israeli agents were behind the terrorist attacks in Mumbai “in order to make the Indian government invite the Mossad to India.”  Kayhan also claims to have discovered “the British ...

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Diplomacy Ahmadinejad says the international sanctions regime against Iran has benefitted the Iranian economy, and tells the international community, “Your ...

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Politics While at Sharif University, Rafsanjani answers a student question about his relationship with the Supreme Leader: “In Iran you don’t find two people who are as close to each other ...

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Diplomacy Kayhan editor Shari’atmadri questions sovereignty of Bahrain. Question: “In an article you considered Bahrain to be part of Iranian territory, but a few weeks later Ahmadinejad travelled to Bahrain. ...

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Media Blogger Hossein Derakhshan arrested, confesses espionage for Israel. Saffar Harandi, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, responds to Rafsanjani and former president Khatami’s criticism of “monopolistic tendencies in the media reports:” “I was amazed when ...

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Economy The Islamic Republic Chief Inspector Hojjat al-Eslam Pour-Mohammadi says the Chief Inspectorate and the parliament guard the foreign exchange reserve against unauthorized withdrawals. Parliamentarian Hadi Qavami says the government has spent ...

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Diplomacy ·        Hojjat al-Eslam Rasoul Ja’farian, commenting on Obama’s victory, says only naive simpletons have an optimistic expectations of his presidency. o       Reformist theoretician Mohsen Armin warns against too much optimism after Obama’s victory. o       ...

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Economy Parliament proposes oil price between 40 and 50 dollar a barrel for next year’s budget. Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi expresses grave concern over future of Iran’s economy. The Inspector General has criticized the government’s ...