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Ahmadinejad wishes to visit London for Olympics


May 18th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his desire Thursday to visit London for the 2012 Olympics, as he wants to be with the Iranian athletes to cheer ... Read more...

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3,000 candidates approved for Iran polls


February 5th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 5 (IANS) Iran's high legislative body, the Guardian Council, has approved more than 3,000 candidates for the parliament elections, Press TV reported.Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, spokesman of the Guardian Council, ... Read more...

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Iranian cleric warns against UN, EU support to Britain


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 3 (IANS) A senior Iranian cleric has warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) and the European Union (EU) not to offer support to Britain over the British embassy ... Read more...

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All British embassy staff leave Iran: Report


November 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 30 (IANS) All staff at the British embassy in Tehran have left the country, a day after hundreds of angry Iranians protested in front of the embassy as ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns attack on British embassy


November 30th, 2011 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 30 (IANS) The UN Security Council Tuesday condemned the attack on the British embassy in Tehran and called on the Iranian authorities to protect the diplomatic staff ... Read more...

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Iran regrets protests at British embassy


November 30th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Iran's foreign ministry Tuesday expressed regret over the protests by angry Iranian students outside the British embassy in Tehran.In a statement issued on its website Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Six British embassy staff taken hostage in Iran


November 29th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Six British embassy personnel in Iran were taken hostage Tuesday when student protesters broke into the British Council and the British embassy here. A large number of ... Read more...

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Masters degree must for Iran’s lawmakers


April 29th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 29 (IANS/AKI) All candidates running for Iran's parliament must have postgraduate degrees in future, the Guardian Council's spokesman, Abbasali Kadkhodai, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad presents $180 bn budget


February 20th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunday presented a 1,769-trillion-rial ($180 billion) budget for the 2011-12 fiscal starting March 21. He submitted the budget Bill at the opening session of ... Read more...

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Ex-Iranian female MP hails UN decision to keep Iran away from gender equality seat


November 16th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, an female Iranian MP who had to resign in 2004 after many fellow Reformist candidates for parliament were disqualified by Iran's Guardian Council, has hailed ... Read more...

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Iran parliament speaker’s brother to head judiciary


August 15th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 15 (DPA) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Saturday appointed the brother of parliament speaker and former chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani as the new chief of Iran's judiciary. Ayatollah Sadeq ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad sworn in for second presidential term


August 5th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 5 (IANS) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran was sworn in Wednesday for a second presidential term. Ahmadinejad took his oath of office before the Majlis (parliament), Press TV reported.He has two weeks ... Read more...

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Iran’s Khamenei endorses Ahmadinejad as Iranian president (Lead)


August 3rd, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 3 (IANS) Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has endorsed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his second term in office, amid protests by opposition parties over alleged irregularities in the June ... Read more...

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Larijani’s brother to become Iran’s new judiciary chief


July 29th, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 28 (DPA) The brother of Iran's parliament speaker and former chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani is to be appointed as new chief of the country's judiciary, the Fars news agency ... Read more...

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Tension builds in Iran ahead of Rafsanjani’s Friday sermon


July 17th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 17 (IANS) Iran's intelligence minister has warned worshippers against potential unrest during the address by the reformist cleric Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Friday, media reports said Friday. Rafsanjani, who has ... Read more...

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‘Suppression of democratic voice will disintegrate Iran’


July 13th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut (Lebanon), July 13 (ANI): The political and social rifts that have opened in Iran because of the disputed presidential general elections and its bloody aftermath could lead to the nation's "disintegration", ... Read more...

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Iranian cleric group backs opposition on election


July 6th, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 5 (DPA) A group of Iranian religious scholars Sunday joined the ranks of those alleging fraud in the June 12 presidential election, by calling the poll invalid. The Assembly of Seminary ... Read more...

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Now, Iran’s most important clerical group blasts Khamenei on election irregularities


July 5th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 5 (ANI): Defying Iran's supreme leader and emerging as one of the most public signs of a major split in the country's clerical establishment, the most important group of ... Read more...

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Russia opposes Iran sanction over protest crackdown


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (RIA Novosti) Russia is opposed to sanctions against Iran over the recent crackdown on protest rallies following the disputed presidential election, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Russia, which has consistently ... Read more...

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Six Mousavi supporters reportedly hanged in Iran


July 1st, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 1 (ANI): Six supporters of defeated Iran's presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi have reportedly been hanged after the authorities warned the opposition that they would tolerate no further protests over ... Read more...

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US condemns Iran’s detention of British embassy staff


June 30th, 2009 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday deplored the detention of Iranian staffers at the British embassy in Tehran and called for their release. "We find that the ... Read more...

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Iran’s Guardian Council confirms election result (Lead)


June 30th, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 29 (DPA) Iran's top legislative body, the Guardian Council, Monday approved the result of the country's disputed June 12 election, confirming incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president. State television station IRIB quoted ... Read more...

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Iran’s Guardian Council confirms election result


June 30th, 2009 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 29 (DPA) Iran's top legislative body, the Guardian Council, Monday approved the result of the country's disputed June 12 election, confirming incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president. Read more...

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‘US, Israel behind Iran’s post-election fiasco’


June 29th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 29 (IANS) The United States and Israel, the two main foes of Iran, were behind the post-election protests and violence in the Islamic country, a senior minister has alleged. "I announce ... Read more...

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Iran council to start vote recount in front of media


June 29th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 29 (DPA) Iran's legislative body, the Guardian Council, gave up hopes of representatives of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi appearing for an election review process and would start a re-count in ... Read more...

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Partial recount of vote starts in Iran: Report


June 29th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 29 (Xinhua) Iran started a partial recount of the June 12 presidential election votes Monday, Iran's state-owned satellite TV al-Alam News reported. Iran's Guardian Council, the top legislative body, had agreed ... Read more...

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Khamenei calls for an end to Iran’s election disputes


June 28th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 28 (DPA) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on all relevant parties Sunday to end disputes over the outcome of the June 12 presidential election. "I call on both sides ... Read more...

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Iran’s Moussavi rejects partial vote recount


June 28th, 2009 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 28 (IANS) Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi Saturday refused to support a panel set up by the electoral watchdog Guardian Council to conduct a partial recount of votes in ... Read more...

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Mousavi’s website shut down, supporters tortured: Report


June 27th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Iran has shut down opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi's website that was the only source for US officials to monitor events in the Islamic country, according to a ... Read more...

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Iran’s Guardian Council offers Moussavi a deal


June 27th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 27 (DPA) Iran's Guardian Council has offered opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi a deal to settle the dispute over alleged fraud in the June 12 presidential election. Council spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei said ... Read more...

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Iran’s opposition candidate Rezaei withdraws poll complaint


June 24th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 24 (IANS) Mohsen Rezaei, an opposition candidate in Iran's June 12 presidential elections, has withdrawn his complaint to the Guardian Council regarding irregularities in the election process, Iranian media ... Read more...

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Moussavi wants independent committee to review election results


June 24th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 24 (DPA) The best way to settle the dilemma over the controversial results of Iran's presidential elections would be formation of an independent committee, a statement released on opposition leader ... Read more...

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Moussavi meets Iranian clergy over killings of protestors


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 23 (DPA) Iranian opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi has met senior clergy and discussed the latest developments in the country, including the deaths of protestors during street demonstrations in Tehran, his ... Read more...

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Improbable voter turnout, trend hint at stolen Iran elections: Report


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, June 23 (ANI): An analysis report on Iran's controversial presidential election has found instances of greater than 100 percent turnout in some provinces, and enormous voting percentages in other provinces, indicating ... Read more...

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Families of British embassy staff leave violent-torn Iran


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): The ongoing violence in Iran is forcing families of British embassy staff to leave the country.At least 12 relatives were packing bags last night.The British Foreign ... Read more...

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