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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  International

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Leading and influential pan –Arab Saudi Arabia-sponsored Asharq al-Awsat daily newspaper launched a Persian website. “Sharq Parsi aims to reflect the geopolitical and cultural significance of current affairs in the Middle East to Persian speakers. It strives to offer balanced, in-depth and up-to-date news coverage and analysis of…

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  International

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  International

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Press TV Newsroom Director Hamid Reza Emadi said that “On August 20, YouTube’s parent company Google deactivated Press TV’s new account weeks after disabling the channel’s official page…YouTube broadcasts a variety of obscene images and provides a platform for terrorists to propagate their dangerous ideologies, but…

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  Military

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Ali Akbar Velayati noted that Khamenei said that “We suspended any kind of (uranium) enrichment for two years (2003 – 2005). What was the result? Nothing. Every day, they (the West) imposed an extra demand on top of their previous demands. Why must we repeat this…

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  Military

The Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Rouhani did hand over the nuclear dossier to the Foreign Ministry. “We are capable and will do a good job.” Last week, Mehr News reported that some evidence suggested that Iran’s nuclear dossier was transferred from Iran’s Supreme National Security Council…

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  Military

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Newly-appointed head of the Atomic Energy Organization  of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has appointed three new deputies: - Behrouz Kamalvandi, strategic and parliamentary deputy -international affairs. Kamalvandi was head of the Foreign Ministry’s financial and administrative department during Salehi’s term as foreign minister and had…

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  Human Rights

Prosecutor General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei said that indictments will soon be handed down for defendants accused of involvement in the death of blogger Sattar Beheshti, who died in custody on November 3, 2012.  …

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Security forces searched a house church in west Tehran, arrested several Christians and beat worshipers. The arrested parties are Parham, Farazmand, Sara Sardsirian, Sediqeh Kiyani and Mona Fazli.  …

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Ali Hashemi was summoned to court in Evin, arrested and taken to Ward 350 one day after being released on bail….

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Father of political prisoner Pezhman Zafarmand said his son, who is still in solitary confinement at Ward 240 of Evin Prison, is being subjected to psychological pressure to extract a false confession. Akbar Amini, also in solitary confinement, is facing the same situation. Amini was arrested…

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  Domestic

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The involvement of the Intelligence Ministry (MOIS)  and other security services in the confirmation hearings on the proposed ministers was so obvious that Ali Motahari noted that  arguments and information used by some Majlis members to grill the proposed ministers would have been impossible without having…

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013  /  Domestic

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