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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  International

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A delegation headed by the Foreign Ministry’s Director General for Iranian Expatriates’ Affairs Seyyed Kazem Sajjadi is due to travel to Yemen to pursue the case, said Hassan Qashqavi….

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Military

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Former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was appointed head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.  Salehi had previously headed the AEOI from July 2009 to January 2011 and served as foreign minister in Ahmadinejad’s government from January 2011 to August 2013….

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Military

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Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy (IRIN) Rear Admiral Gholamreza Khadem Biqham said that construction of the Fateh-class (Conqueror) submarine is progressing on schedule and is nearing completion. Biqham said that the submarine will be delivered to the Iranian Navy in the near future….

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Six prisoners were hanged in Karoun Prison in Ahvaz (southwestern Iran) early August 14. The executions were the first to take place after a relative break in executions during the month of Ramadan….

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Imprisoned student activist Majid Doori wrote from Karoun prison in Ahvaz following his illegal transfer there from Behbahan prison. Part of the letter reads : “Behbahan is a city where I spent three years of my life, without even seeing the city. I realized how much…

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Ali Najafi, the candidate nominated for education minister, was attacked for his alleged involvement in the June 2009 presidential election “sedition” and for being a senior adviser to Mehdi Karroubi (currently under house arrest for nearly 1000 days); Jaffar Milimonfared,  who was nominated to be…

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Domestic

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The Ministry of Intelligence confirmed comments made by First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, who had defended the cabinet by saying that Rouhani’s team had conducted background checks on the proposed ministers through the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). The Intelligence Ministry issued a statement that reads : “In…

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Mohammad-Javad Zarif will start his term on August 17….

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Facial hair does not make a man a good Muslim but rather his faithful roots. This quasi-religious maxim applies well to the language of politics in Iran, and can be helpful in describing how the outer appearance of politicians varies from their truer selves. Many reformist…

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Khamenei social networking growing - after facebook, twitter and instagram  - he joins tumblr. (Following blogs)…

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Friday, 16 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Head of the police’s morality unit Brigadier Mohammad Mas’ud Zahedian said that the arrested individuals smuggled huge amounts of satellite equipment through Iran’s western border, exploiting the lack of (sufficient) surveillance in these regions. Zahedian said that “the smugglers stored the equipment (satellite receivers, dishes, and…

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