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Leader Calls for Massive Turnout in Presidential Election
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei Tuesday called for massive public turnout in the June presidential election, describing active participation of the people as a source of dismay for the enemies.

Intelligence Minister: No Israeli Oranges in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeii Wednesday dismissed reports about import of Israeli oranges into Iran, announcing that the fruit cargoes carried fake labels. ( 19:34:21 - 2009/05/13)

MP: US Seeking Political Deal with Taliban
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States does not aim to uproot but to reach a political deal with the terrorist Taliban group, head of Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group said Wednesday. ( 19:09:16 - 2009/05/13)

UN Head Praises Iran's Decision on Saberi's Case
TEHRAN (FNA)- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lauded Tehran's decision to free Iranian freelance Journalist Roxana Saberi from prison, a UN spokesman stated on Tuesday. ( 19:09:13 - 2009/05/13)

Spokesman Calls Iran Main Priority for Tajikistan Foreign Policy
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tajikistan's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Dolat Nazriov reiterated on Wednesday that Iran sets a major priority in his country's foreign policy. ( 17:39:19 - 2009/05/13)

Lawyer Reveals Details of Roxana Saberi's Case
TEHRAN (FNA)- One of Roxana Saberi's lawyers on Tuesday disclosed details of her case, explaining why the Iranian freelance journalist had been detained from late January on charges of spying for the United States. ( 17:39:16 - 2009/05/13)

IRGC Warns against Sowing Discord on Threshold of Election
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on Tuesday warned those, which it said, are seeking to sow discord and agitate public opinion on the threshold of the June presidential election in Iran, and responded to the allegations raised by the same group about political activities of Basij (volunteer) forces. ( 20:41:48 - 2009/05/12)

Ahmadinejad: Failure of Global Arrogance Imminent
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday underlined that the world arrogance is on the verge of demise and failure. ( 19:32:31 - 2009/05/12)

Iranian Envoy Advises Obama to Opt for Win-Win Diplomacy
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador to Manama Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Tuesday recommended Barack Obama's administration to make a proper use of the existing opportunities and opt for a win-win diplomacy in dealing with the Islamic Republic. ( 18:49:20 - 2009/05/12)

Punjab Chief Minister: Iran's Revolution Inspiring Pakistanis
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, Shahbaz Sharif, Tuesday hailed Iran's resistance against foreign pressures, and said Iran's Islamic Revolution has inspired a large number of developments in the Pakistani society. ( 17:39:12 - 2009/05/12)

Greece Urges Expanding Parliamentary Ties with Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokeswoman of the Greek parliament's Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee voiced her country's enthusiasm for the consolidation of parliamentary ties and cooperation between Tehran and Athens. ( 17:21:56 - 2009/05/12)

FM Calls Iranian, S. Lankan Nations Messengers of Peace, Friendship
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minster Manouchehr Mottaki said on Tuesday that the nations of Iran and Sri Lanka can serve as messengers of peace and friendship for the region. ( 16:51:08 - 2009/05/12)

Speaker: Iran Seeking Strategic Ties with Turkey
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani Monday voiced the support of the Iranian lawmakers for consolidated ties between Tehran and Ankara, underlining that Iran is seeking to have strategic ties with Turkey. ( 15:29:40 - 2009/05/12)

Iran Urges Obama to Go Beyond Change in Literature
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian foreign minister Monday said that Tehran is still waiting for the US to take practical steps towards its proposed change, and asked the US President to avoid confining himself to the use of a new literature in dealing with Tehran. ( 15:20:27 - 2009/05/12)

Iran Dismisses Miliband's Remarks as "Baseless"
TEHRAN (FNA)- In an immediate response to remarks made by British Foreign Secretary David Miliband who accused Tehran of interfering in domestic affairs of Palestine, Iran termed the remarks as "baseless and irrelevant". ( 15:03:05 - 2009/05/12)

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