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22 May 2013 Military News

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  • Amano new report on Iran published IRNA 22 May 2013 -- Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano published his new report on Iran's nuclear activity.
  • Biography of Iran's top nuclear negotiator IRNA 22 May 2013 -- Saeed Jalili is a politician and the present Secretary of Iranˈs Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).
  • Biography of Velayati IRNA 22 May 2013 -- Ali Akbar Velayati, born on June 25, 1945, is an Iranian politician, academic and diplomat.
  • Biography of former Majlis speaker IRNA 22 May 2013 -- Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, born in 1945 in Tehran, is a philosopher and politician.
  • Biography of Tehran Mayor IRNA 22 May 2013 -- Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf‎, is the 54th and current mayor of Tehran.
  • Biography of Mohsen Rezaei IRNA 22 May 2013 -- Mohsen Rezaei Mirqa'ed was born on September 9, 1954 in Masjed Soleyman, southwestern province of Khuzestan.
  • Biography of Mohammad Gharzai IRNA 22 May 2013 -- Mohammad Gharazi is one of the eight candidates of Iran's 11th presidential election whose qualification was confirmed by the Guardian Council.
  • Biography of Mohammad-Reza Aref IRNA 22 May 2013 -- Mohammad-Reza Aref is one of the candidates of the 11th presidential election. He was born in 1951 in Yazd, central Iran.
  • Biography of Hassan Rowhani IRNA 22 May 2013 -- Hassan Rowhani, born on November 12, 1948, is an Iranian politician and Shia Mujtahid.
  • Iran's Interior Ministry releases official list of approved presidential hopefuls Iran Press TV 22 May 2013 -- Iran's Interior Ministry has published the list of the hopefuls approved to run as official candidates for president in the country's eleventh presidential election slated for June 14, Press TV reports.
  • Rafsanjani calls on supporters to refrain from political libeling Iran Press TV 22 May 2013 -- Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has, in a statement released prior to the official announcement of the approved presidential candidates for Iran's June 14 election, called on his supporters to refrain from engaging in any smear campaigns against others.
  • Ahmadinejad officially reacts to Mashaei's disapproval Iran Press TV 22 May 2013 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has pledged to follow up on the Guardian Council (GC) disapproval of his top aide, Esfandiyar Rahim Mashaei.
  • Iran candidates urged to respect law Iran Press TV 22 May 2013 -- Iran Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has called on unsuccessful presidential hopefuls and those approved to stand in the race to respect the law and the Constitution in the wake of next month's vote.
  • Iran's Shortlisted Presidential Candidates RFE/RL 22 May 2013 -- Iran's Interior Ministry has announced the official shortlist of candidates that will be vying to succeed President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in that country's June 14 election. Eight men passed the vetting process overseen by the powerful Guardians Council, which is dominated by conservatives loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
  • Ahmadinejad Denounces Ally's Disqualification From Presidential Race RFE/RL 22 May 2013 -- Outgoing Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has vowed to reverse a decision to disqualify his top aide from the June 14 presidential election.
  • Khomeini's Daughter Calls On Supreme Leader To Reinstate Rafsanjani RFE/RL 22 May 2013 -- The daughter of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran's Islamic republic, has emerged among those stunned and angered by the exclusion of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from next month's presidential race.
  • First Light Angara Rocket Ready for Launch - Maker RIA Novosti 22 May 2013 -- Russia's first light-class modification Angara 1.2PP carrier rocket is ready for its maiden launch, its manufacturer Khrunichev Center said on Wednesday.
  • Russian Satellite a 'Success' Despite Animal Deaths – Official RIA Novosti 22 May 2013 -- Russia's Bion-M1 biological research satellite, which recently carried rodents, microorganisms and plants on a month-long space flight, successfully accomplished its mission, an official said on Wednesday, despite the death of most of the animals on board.
  • Iran dismisses Saudi Arabia's false spy link allegations Iran Press TV 22 May 2013 -- Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman has dismissed Saudi Arabia's false allegations that the Islamic Republic has links to a spy cell recently arrested in the Kingdom.
  • Deep British involvement in CIA secret detention operations revealed Iran Press TV 22 May 2013 -- A new study has shed more lights on the UK government's involvement in the U.S. spying agency CIA's rendition flights.
  • Somalia, beyond the famine IRIN 22 May 2013 -- Over one million people in Somalia are currently food insecure, according to a May report by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). This number is a significant drop from the 3.7 million considered food insecure in mid-2011.
  • Kenya Truth Commission Report Links Leaders to Abuses VOA 22 May 2013 -- A long-awaited report from Kenya's Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) has linked several of Kenya's leaders, including current President Uhuru Kenyatta, to abuses committed throughout the country's history. The commission has called for further investigation of those responsible for these crimes in an effort to bring closure.
  • Mugabe Signs New Zimbabwe Constitution Into Law VOA 22 May 2013 -- Zimbabwe moved a step closer Wednesday to holding new elections, after President Robert Mugabe signed a new constitution into law. The 89-year-old president said Zimbabweans had proved that they can manage their affairs without external assistance or interference.

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