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Iran

17.06.2013

The branch 76 of Tehran penal court has summoned the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad following a complaint by Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, Mehr News Agency reported.

MP Mohammad-Ali Pourmokhtar told Mehr that the president has been summoned due to non-establishment of the ministry of sports and youth, violations in the Oil Ministry, non-implementation of the budget law, and refusal to make some approvals of the Majlis.

The complaint is due to be investigated on November 26, some four months after the termination of Ahmadinejad's 8-year term.

17.06.2013

Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani has said that meeting urgent economic needs of the country, including the supply of staple foods will be the top priority of his administration.

In his first news conference after being elected as the new president, Rohani emphasized the need for taking advantage of all the existing facilities.

He also said that the liquidity growth should be curbed and be channeled into the production sector in order to reduce the inflation the jobless rates.

14.06.2013

Presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani has sent a letter of complaint to the Guardian Council, noting that the name of former presidential candidate Mohammad Reza Aref is still present in the voting bulletin, in some polling stations, KhabarOnline news portal reported.

Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, head of Hassan Rouhani's electoral campaign said that this issue will lead to confusion among people who are supporters of Aref, and eventually their votes will get discounted.

14.06.2013

Crude oil from Iran costs India $2 less per barrel than global prices, oil minister said on Friday, outlining the reasons for the country's desire to source oil from sanctions-hit Tehran, Reuters reported.

"Our refiners enjoy much better margins. The cost is $2 less ... that's why we are seriously engaging with Iran," M. Veerappa Moily said.

Brent crude was trading at $105 a barrel on Friday while U.S. oil was at $96.75.

14.06.2013

The Iranian Cyber Army has hacked 13 websites belonged to the opposition front of the Islamic Republic, the Mehr News Agency reported.

Edalat Baraye Iran, Arash Sigarchi, Alahvaz, Rahe Azadi, Sedaye Ahvaz, Ostanban, Iran Global, ahvaz Azad, and a number of other websites and weblogs were among the hacked ones.

Yesterday, some other websites, including Khodnevis, Hamian-e Hoghough Bashar, Rozaneh, Rasa TV, Jebheye Melli, and Saham News were hacked by the same group.

The Iranian Cyber Army includes unknown persons who hack websites on the internet.

13.06.2013

Some 1.7 million child laborers live in Iran, the Mehr News Agency quoted Arash Faraz, the secretary general of the higher council of Iranian laborers, as saying.

Faraz said that the figure was announced by the Iranian Statistical Center in the Iranian calendar year 1385 (March 2006-March 2007), but added that the center's report in the year 1389 (March 2010-March 2011) showed that just 6,000 of the child laborers have been organized.

The center has not updated its data during the past eight years, coinciding with the incumbency of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

13.06.2013

Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh, the head of the election headquarters of reformist candidate Hassan Rohani, said that Rohani has the chance to win the elections in the first round.

13.06.2013

Iran's Foreign Ministry has denied a report published by Reuters that Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi sent a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei several months ago calling for wide-ranging talks with Washington, Mehr news agency reported.

The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Iran, Abbas Aragchi dismissed the news, calling it "baseless".

He added that sometimes foreign media outlets publish wrong information to to deviate public opinion prior to upcoming presidential elections in Iran.

11.06.2013

Iran received a verbal proposal to take part in the international conference on Syria just over a week ago, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said at a press conference in RIA Novosti today.

"We received a verbal proposal to participate in this conference 10 days ago," he said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced the idea of holding "Geneva-2" international conference on Syria during a meeting in Moscow on May 7.

05.06.2013

Principlist candidate for Iran's presidential elections, Ali Akbar Velayati has said that a 100-day crash program should be developed to address economic problems such as unemployment and high inflation, the Tasnim News Agency reported.

The major problem is that the officials are not committed to objectives of the long-term economic development plans, he said, adding that the national economy should be transferred to the public.

Velayati has promised free healthcare, if he becomes Iran's next president.