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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  International

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Javad Jahangirzadeh, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC), said that “We expect the European Union to show more serious and practical reactions. The EU should step onto a path showing not only a change in rhetoric, but also in behavior towards…

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  International

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Keyhan (hardline, affiliated with Khamenei) editorial titled, “We Also Understand Rights” warns that “A new round is underway by the anti-Revolution and foreign-based media to create an anti-Iranian atmosphere surrounding human rights issues.” The author argues that foreign-based media have plotted a new game in the…

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  Military

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An editorial in Etemaad (reformist) refers to Rouhani’s past nuclear achievements as “a successful record,” arguing that “As the chief nuclear negotiator and with his prudence and unique planning, he was able to protect Iran’s nuclear technology and nuclear installations (reference to the UCF in Isfahan)…

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  Military

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Hassan Firouzabadi, Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, reiterated Khamenei’s statement according to which stressed, Tehran will never refuse negotiations. Firouzabadi said in this regard that that “acting like big devil was in the US nature,” adding that Tehran does not expect Washington to act otherwise….

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  Economy

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Data from publisher IHS Maritime shows that four supertankers, each with a maximum carrying capacity of 2 million barrels, joined NITC’s fleet between May and the end of July. Another three entered service with NITC earlier this year….

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  Economy

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Sharq (reformist) editorial titled “Oil and Diplomacy in Rouhani’s Cabinet” by Javid Qorbanughalu, a “senior foreign policy expert” maintains that the last eight years under Ahmadinejad administration undermined Iran’s oil production and processing capacities. “The natural gas region of Assaluyeh has pretty much been closed, and a…

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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There are increasing concerns that Maryam Shafipour, who was arrested on July 27, is under pressure to make forced confessions while in detention. Related: No information about Maryam ShafiPour’s condition….

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, daughter of former Iranian President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said the process of trial was fine and “we need to wait for the court’s decision.” She added that she used the last chance to give her defense statement in court. Related: Faezeh Hashemi…

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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A Hemayat editorial titled, “The Priority of Womanly Plans!” slams Ahmadinejad’s poor performance in promoting women’s affairs, arguing that many plans were proposed on women’s affairs under Ahmadinejad’s government, but none were implemented, while “the dear females awaited the implementation of these plans in vain.” The…

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Hassan Rouhani has presided over his first cabinet meeting following his inauguration in the Majlis earlier this week. With the Majlis still mulling over the vote of confidence for his proposed cabinet members, the ministers of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government attended the meeting. Mohammad Nahavandian,…

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Thursday, 8 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Tasnim news agency reported that its English website, which has been on a trial run, will be unveiled on Id al-Fitr (August 8). Tasnim said that covering the recent “revolutions” - “Islamic awakening” - in the Middle East and North Africa would comprise the core of…

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