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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi expressed regret over the European Union’s move, saying that the decision, which was made under the pressure of certain influential members of the EU, is in contradiction with all legal and political criteria. He termed the decision “surprising and unacceptable,” adding…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  International

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The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that the possibility of a US official being invited to the inauguration of President-Elect Hassan Rouhani is not high. “Our invitation includes all the countries (of the world), with the exception of the United States and the Zionist regime (Israel), which…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  International

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Head of the Egyptian interest section in Tehran, Khaled Amareh, said on Monday that Egypt is eager to improve relations with Iran and that an Egyptian delegation will take part in the inauguration ceremony of new Iranian president….

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  International

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The Deputy foreign Minister for Consular and Expatriate Affairs said that their release was obtained thanks to the efforts of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, the Iranian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Iran’s consulate in Dubai. The prisoners have been released on the occasion of the holy…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  Economy

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Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said in a ceremony to sign the final gas export agreement with Iraq (extensive negotiations for which have been underway over the past two years). He added that 25 million cubic meters of gas is to be exported on daily basis to…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  Economy

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Iran’s Court of Administrative Justice voted unanimously to annul a Central Bank decree regarding the revaluation of the bank’s foreign assets. The decree would have allowed the outgoing government to cover its budget deficit by using the extra income earned when the exchange rate of the…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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After a short break while leading up to the June 14 presidential elections, a new wave of executions began on June 20 in Iran. The annual death penalty report published by Iran Human Rights for 2012 shows that between 70% to 80% of those executed in Iran are…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Maryam Naghash and Zhinus Rahimian, the two religious minority rights’ activists reported to Evin Prison to serve their sentences after being summoned by the prosecutor. Maryam Naghash was sentenced to five years of prison on charge of propagating Christianity and was transferred to the women’s ward…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Four Gonabadi Dervishes were sentenced to eight years of prison and 12 years of exile by the revolutionary court of Shiraz. They were charged with membership in opposition groups (Majzoubane Nour group), with the aim of acting against national security and propaganda against the regime. Saleheddin…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Following a message broadcast by Irancell, the Sunni community in Iran was deeply offended, and 160 Sunni political prisoners went on hunger strike in Rajai-Shahr Prison.  The hunger strike began on Saturday, July 20. Related: http://www.irandailybrief.com/2013/07/22/second-largest-mobile-phone-network-operator-indicted-for-allegedly-sending-an-insulting-text-message-about-a-sunni-leader/…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  Domestic

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In a meeting with officials and Khamenei, the outgoing President outlined his government’s eight-year performance and said he considers himself indebted to Islamic Revolution. He said that a series of factors have been effecting his government’s performance, including global economic crisis and a drop in oil…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Reza Tabesh, head of the Majlis Environment Committee, said that President-Elect Hassan Rouhani will soon submit the list of his cabinet members to the Majlis, as the 20 work groups formed by him have already presented the final list of possible candidates for ministerial posts…

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013  /  Domestic

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The recipe states that the very delicious Persian recipe for dolmeh is a good choice to be served in the holy fasting month of Ramadan.  …

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