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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  International

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Rouhani will pay an official visit to Bishkek in September to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit….

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  International

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Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Spokesman Seyed Hussein Naqavi Hosseini said that London’s call to improve diplomatic ties with Tehran will be discussed by Iranian parliamentarians to see if there has been any practical change in UK officials’ attitude towards Iran. “If the Majlis…

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Yemen has issued visas for members of an Iranian delegation to investigate the fate of an embassy staffer recently kidnapped in Sana’a. In separate remarks yesterday (10 August), Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir-Abdollahian told…

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Military

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Commander of the IRGC’s Second Naval Zone Brigadier General Ali Razmjou said that “The IRGC Navy (IRGCN) has guaranteed security of the Persian Gulf region along the coastal line stretching from Chabahar to the Arvand River”, boosting Iran’s defense and deterrence capabilities. Razmjou, however, warned “the…

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Military

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Zimbabwe’s Deputy Mining Minister has denied news report claiming that Zimbabwe has signed an agreement allowing uranium exports to Iran….

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Economy

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Elyas Naderan has said that he will issue a vote of no confidence regarding oil minister nominee Bijan Namdar-Zanganeh because of his past “failures.” Naderan underlined that “those who prepared the ground for the Crescent deal (25-year contract between UAE Energy Company Crescent Petroleum and NIOC…

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Economy

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Ali Tayebnia, a candidate for the position of Minister of Economy and Finance,  said that a safe haven in the foreign exchange market is necessary for better foreign investment. Discussing ways to attract foreign investment and lift barriers to foreign investment, Tayebnia said that  difficulties in…

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Economy

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Iran announced the list of the ten main goods exported to foreign markets during the first quarter of the Iranian calendar year (started on March 21  2013): methanol (methyl alcohol) for $429 million, non-concentrated ore and its concentrates for $424 million, petroleum bitumen for $382 million,…

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Political prisoners Merhrdad Ahankhah,  Isa Khan Hatami,  Mohsen Mohagheghi, Mohamad Hussein Naeimipour and  Amin Chalaki have been released on furlough….

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Principlist  Majlis member  Ruhollah Hosseinian said that  20% of the new president’s proposed cabinet members will not be approved by  the Majlis.  Hosseinian further said that the “failure to distance themselves from the sedition” of 2009 (post June 2009 presidential election) is the main reason why…

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Rouhani appoints Elham Aminzadeh, Ph.D. in Law from the Universityof Glasgow as Vice President for Legal Affairs…

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Rouhani has appointed Mohammad Baqer Nowbakht as Vice President for Planning and Strategic Supervision, as well as the acting Vice President for Management of Development and Human Resources. Nobakht has served as Rohani’s deputy in Expediency Council’s Strategic Research Center….

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Monday, 12 August 2013  /  Domestic

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