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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  International

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Nahavandian, Chief of Staff to Iranian President Rouhani, received Lapo Pistelli, the Deputy Italian Foreign Minister to discuss bilateral relations. Nahavandian said, “The Iranian government is ready to expand its relations and cooperation with all countries with the win-win approach for the existing issues and…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  International

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Iran will soon send a delegation to Yemen to follow up on the case of Nur Ahmad Nikbakht, the kidnapped administrative staff member of the Iranian Embassy in Sana’a. The Foreign Ministry summoned Yemeni chargé d’affaires for the second time over the case. A Yemeni security…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  International

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Drug traffickers in Turkey’s southeast have turned to Iran to grow cannabis following raids by Turkish security forces this past year….

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Military

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In response to a question by the RIA Novosti correspondent at a press conference, Rouhani said, “We need nuclear power plants to meet the demand for 20,000 megawatts of electricity.”…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Military

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Rouhani said, “Iran’s peaceful nuclear program is a national and cross-party issue. The relevant principles will be safeguarded. It means that the government stresses that Iran’s nuclear rights are based on international regulations, and we will not give up people’s rights… However, we are after interaction…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Economy

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Outgoing Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi pledged to help Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, the new President’s nominee for Ministry of Petroleum to go ahead with his programs for running the oil industry….

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Economy

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Javad Oji said at the start of work of the 9th Administration in 2005 that the country owned just 19.8 thousand km of high pressure pipeline. Since that time, the figure has risen to 34 thousand km in 2013 and at the same time boosting gas…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Khamenei said in a meeting with several hundred university professors that “there are enemies who seek to turn professional issues at universities into political matters and conflicts. Therefore, everybody should strive for universities not to be influenced by irrelevant issues and political currents.” The Supreme Leader…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Faezeh Hashemi, a leading activist and daughter of Ayatollah Rafsanjani, is to appear in branch number 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court on August 7. Previously found guilty of “propaganda activity against the regime,” she served time in prison for the charge and is now charged with…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Peyman Qane’ Kohneh-Shahri was hanged in a prison in the town of Salmas in West Azerbaijan Province. Security forces blocked roads to Salman Prison and clashed with Kohneh-Shahri’s family members and beat them. The convict was tortured while in custody and had suffered a broken arm…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Domestic

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A Keyhan editorial titled, “Mr. Rouhani! You Are a Creditor,” argues that the President and his new government are facing a pincer movement by the West from the outside and its associated sedition movement (reference to the June 2009 post-presidential election protests) from within. They want…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Domestic

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E’temaad (reformist) editorial titled, “The Consequences of a Claim about the Proposed Cabinet,” maintained that “Soon, the Majlis will give a vote of confidence to Mr. Rouhani’s cabinet members, but the principlists, who unhappy with the results of the election, have been seeking to influence the…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Evaz Heydarpur said, “The Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution did not have the right to give the former President permission to establish a university. We want Mr. Rouhani to cancel the permit.” He warned that that if the university was established, issues like “Mahdaviat” (beliefs…

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Domestic

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The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has issued a license to Daneshjoo (student) and Keyhan to start news agencies….

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Opposition cartoon depicting nomination to the Expediency Council (swallowed by Rafsanjani)….

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