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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Javad Zarif, in an interview with the journal Iranian Diplomacy — run by former Deputy Foreign Minister and advisor to President Khatami Sadegh Kharazi shed some light on Iran’s foreign policy guidelines :   We should pursue Iran’s nuclear rights “We have had numerous discussions in the government…

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  International

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German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle congratulated Mohammas Javad Zarif on his confirmation in a telephone conversation and invited him to visit Germany….

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  International

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Iran has long criticized Turkey’s “western” role in the Syria crisis….

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Military

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Mehr News reported that some evidence suggests that Iran’s nuclear dossier was transferred from Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)  to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and that Mohammad Javad Zarif, as foreign minister, will  conduct the  talks with EU foreign policy chief (Catherine) Ashton. The…

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Military

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Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said that army’s Ground and Air Forces would conduct massive asymmetric exercises under actual battle conditions in southeastern Iran in mid-autumn. “The Qamar-e Bani Hashem exercises will be staged in three operational zones…actual asymmetric battlefields will be created…

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Economy

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Newly appointed oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said that “As a first measure, a designated ad hoc committee must be formed to study the sanctions imposed onTehran and find ways to increase Iran’s oil exports. In traditional and new markets…. because sanctions will not be lifted overnight, we…

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Economy

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Bizhan Namdar-Zanganeh, who has become head of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum for 2013, has started preparations for hosting the world’s gas giants in autumn. Zanganeh replaced former Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi, as Iran was elected to head the organization in 2013.  …

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Economy

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New Oil Minister Bizhan Namdar-Zanganeh, in his first move after receiving the Majlis’s  vote of confidence, dismissed Ahmad Khaledi, deputy minister of petroleum in international affairs and the one in charge of following up the Crescent (Petroleum) case.”  Zanganeh appointed Mansur Mo’azzami to replace Khaledi. Under…

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Three men convicted of theft, abduction, and rape were executed by public hanging in 3 different locations inKaraj…

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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A furlough extension was denied for Mohsen Mohagheghi and Mohamad Hussein Naeimipour, who are now back in Evin  …

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Faezeh Hashemi said, “I have been acquitted of charges of disruption of prison order”  while doing time in Evin. Fa’ezeh was released in March 2013 after serving a six-month jail term in Evin Prison. Related :  Rafsanjani’s daughter sent to solitary confinement after being charged with…

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Domestic

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New labor minister Ali Rabi’i -  in one of the first decisions – removed controversial ex-judge Saeed Mortazavi from the trustees’ board of the Social Security Organization (SSO).Iran’s Ministry of Labor issued a communiqué saying the new members of the trustees’ council will be appointed by…

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Mahmoud Vaezi called information technology a source of national development, and that one of the main items on his agenda as head of the ministry will be to increase the speed of broadband internet. Vaezi confirmed that in the past four years, the communications ministry has…

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Monday, 19 August 2013  /  Domestic

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