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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  International

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“We condemn civil war in Syria and urge all stakeholders to come to negotiating table. Democratic resolution should be reached by Syrian people”  …

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  International

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An editorial in Bahar titled, “Sultan Qabus Is Coming to Iran as Rouhani’s First Guest; the Mediator Is on His Way to Tehran” highlights the role Oman has played during previous issues between Iran and the West (release of UK sailors arrested by the IRGC Navy in the Persian…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Military

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Reza Najafi, previously head of the Foreign Ministry’s Disarmament Department, was appointed as the new ambassador to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Tasnim news agency reported that in September 2010, when Ali Akbar Salehi was head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), he had issued a…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Military

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Ali Khorram, former ambassador to the IAEA, addressed the possibility of transfer of the responsibility of the nuclear dossier from the SNSC to the Foreign Ministry, “If the (nuclear) negotiator is a Foreign Ministry official and has (real) full authority, one could hope that (while) using…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Military

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Kuwait Al-Seyassah in an “exclusive” report quoting an unnamed Iraqi governmental source as saying that “the IRGC and Hezbollah suggested to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to provide his forces positioned alongside the Iraqi-Syrian border with UAVs to monitor the activities of the armed members affiliated…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Military

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Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, IRIAF Deputy Commander for Coordination, said that manufacturing the fighter jet domestically will eliminate the need to purchase fighter jets from other countries, especially for training purposes. He added that Iran is also designing and that “the Iranian Air Force, in cooperation with the…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Military

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Seyyed Ali Mirahmadi, Head of the Semnan Province Cyber Police has referred to Facebook as the Trojan Horse of the Zionist mafia at the service of Western espionage agencies and also said that it is aiming “to propagate anti-Islamic ideologies and exercise cultural terrorism.” Mirahmadi described…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Military

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A Javan editorial by Reza Gholami titled, “Officials’ Excitement about the Internet,” argues that that no one in Iran is  against using social networks for intercultural communication. Nevertheless, these networks have admitted that their main task is to spy on their millions of users and to…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Military

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Commander of Iran’s Basij Force, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, urged university students and academic circles to be vigilant against the enemies’ new wave of soft war targeting Iran’s academic centers. “Owing to the fact that science is the tool for the acquisition of power in every society, the enemies…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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3 people convicted on drug charges were hanged in Ardebil Family members of the 5 people hanged in Oromieh protested in front of the prison, were arrested They were found guilty of buying and selling, possessing and carrying about five kg of crystal and crack, were…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani has appointed Naser Seraj, the judge presiding over the country’s USD 3 billion bank embezzlement case, to head the Supreme Audit Court. Seraj is the judge presiding over the USD 3 billion bank embezzlement case and over the case of Mehdi…

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Friday, 23 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Farhad Daneshjoo, Chancellor of Azad University, said that Azad University “has plans to open single-gender universities,” confirming that the decision has been included in the university’s agenda. He also explained that the plan is to be pursued with the goal of “expanding the right of choice…

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