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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  International

A Keyhan editorial titled, “A Challenge Named Iran,” refers to Obama’s “swearing-in ceremony and underlines that the beginning of his second presidential term comes at a critical juncture for the US, as Iran has turned into a strategic challenge for him in the Middle East following the Islamic Awakening (Iran’s…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  International

At a press conference on the sidelines of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi announced that President Ahmadinejad would travel to Cairo at the invitation of Egyptian President Morsi to attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation conference.  …

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  International

The French-based satellite provider Eutelsat has resumed broadcasting Iran’s Spanish-language HispanTV on the Hotbird satellite after briefly taking the channel off the air. Meanwhile Spain has taken HispanTV off the air a month after the Spanish satellite company, Hispasat, terminated the terrestrial broadcast of HispanTV….

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Military

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that during his recent visit to Egypt, the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) recommended that the next meeting should be held in Cairo, and Egypt also welcomed it. Salehi added that Egyptian officials are consulting on the matter with 5+1…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Military

An editorial in Tehran-e Emruztitled, “Iran Should Join (Nuclear) Negotiations with Initiative” maintained that Iran’s media diplomacy is moving slowly against the West’s sanctions approach and that Iran must take a more proactive approach in the arena of (domestic) public opinion. The editorial argues that the public must be…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Military

The 8th General Assembly of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) ratified Iran’s proposal for the dismantlement of nuclear arms and other Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in the Middle East. In a 17-point resolution closing its two-day meeting in Khartoum, the 48-member IIPU demanded that weapons…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Economy

A survey conducted on Iranian television revealed citizens opinions on what they believe should be at the top of the government’s economic policy agenda – control of inflation or increased cash subsidies paid to citizens. 1.3 million Iranians participated in the survey, with 85% believing that…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Economy

Over the past nine months, the UAE, China, Turkey, South Korea, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, India and Italy were the ten largest exporters of merchandise to Iran. During this period, the greatest increase involved imports from Panama (approximately 3000%), while the greatest decrease occurred in…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Economy

Majlis Agriculture Committee member, Ali Iranpour, addressed the severe water shortage experienced by farmers as well as drought conditions that have prevailed in Iran for many years. He said that the purchase of water from neighboring countries, including Tajikistan, can help farmers in many districts who…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Judiciary Spokesman, Gholam Hoseyn Mohseni-Ezhe’i, said that a trial will be held on February 26 for those charged in the case of the Kahrizak prison deaths, where inmates allegedly died under torture….

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Amnesty International published a statement calling the cancellation of continued freedom of Nasrin Sotoudeh as a “game without mercy.”…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Human Rights

Man charged with murdering a police sergeant was hanged in Khorramdareh in central Zanjan Province. Three people were hanged in Chubin Prison on charges of smuggling drugs into Qazvin Province….

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Domestic

Baztabis reporting that while the pharmaceutical crisis in Iran is threatening the health of citizens and thousands of patients, citizens are panicking due to shortages of medication, while senior officials are occupied with verbal confrontations and mutual fingerpointing. For the past six months, Iran has been…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Domestic

Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Majlis Deputy Speaker, said that the President “does not believe in consensus… and collective decision is not limited to his (behavior in) the Majlis. In the cabinet as well, he does not hold discussion to be important. If he makes a decision, it…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Domestic

First Vice President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, filed a complaint against Mehr News Agency for publishing false reports and defamation in an article titled, “How Did Rahimi’s Name Get Deleted from the List of Defendants in the Insurance Case.” The court session investigating the case will be…

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Thursday, 24 January 2013  /  Domestic

During clashes that broke out between residents of the village of Nastan b-Sardashet and internal security forces in light of the confiscation of their assets and the businesses of several business owners in the border region. Eight village residents were arrested. No information has been made…

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