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2006-07-12 18:49:01

By Edmund Blair ALBORZ, Iran (Reuters) - Outside the gates of Tebed Spinning Company in this industrial town west of the Iranian capital, a group of laid-off workers grumble that the president's vow to slash unemployment did not save their jobs. Mohammad Bozorgi Alamuti and fellow workers, laid off three months ago, listened intently when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke in the town in June, delivering the usual pledges to protect workers' rights and revive the economy. But the...

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