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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  International

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Rouhani posted photos of the visit on his Facebook page….

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  International

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United Nations Undersecretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Iran. The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said, “UN Deputy Chief Feltman is slated to hold talks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputy for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian.” Feltman served as…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  International

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Along with ongoing support of Bashar Assad and backing Damascus propaganda that Syrian “terrorists” used chemical weapons and increasing reports of deaths of IRGC and Basij fighters defending of Zeynab Shrine, more and more Iranians also criticize the this support. Critics even opened a Facebook page…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  International

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Ali Larijani said, “What is happening these days in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, especially the brutality seen in the blasts in Lebanon or the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) the terrorists used in Syria provide the ground for the US and the Zionist regime’s (Israel) opportunistic…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  International

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Khamenei tweets: “US & allies like Zionist regime produce, sell &use highly #illegal weapons includng #CW s &nuclear bombs &use them wherever they see fit” and gets a response: “Don’t come the patter big man you and your regime and your Hezbollah henchmen are responsible for…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  Military

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi denied the establishment of a nuclear think tank at the Ministry. “We deny the establishment of any kind of a think tank at the Foreign Ministry. No decision has been taken on rotation of ambassadors to the international organizations and the…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Ali Jafari emphasized IRGC full preparedness to defend Iran against any enemy aggression during his address to IRGCN in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. “The IRGC as a body bearing an outstanding part of the responsibility for defending the Islamic Republic (of…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  Military

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Massoud Jazayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity, condemned US officials’ statements that Washington is reviewing the military option for Syria, and warned that military intervention in the Muslim country will have grave consequences for Washington. “The…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  Military

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Hussein Dehqan said, “In coordination with the government’s foreign policy, we (in the Defense Ministry) think that defense diplomacy can solve a considerable part of the international issues. Thus, we will try to have interactions first with our neighboring countries and then with other countries in…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  Economy

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President Hassan Rouhani, by  decree, appointed Valiollah Seif as the new head of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). Seif serves as Managing Director of Karafarin Banks. He has over 30 years of banking experience as Finance Director, Board Member, Chairman of the Board and Managing…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  Economy

The committee will start organizing meetings toward this end on August 26. Rouhani urged the committee members to focus on “the opinions of those active in the private sector and the cooperatives.” The cabinet also empowered the Center for Free and Special Economic Zones (CFSEZ). CFSEZ…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  Human Rights

Pezhman Zafarmand’s father, Hassan Zafarmand, said that he was able to visit his son for short while in the presence of security guards. “He was in a very bad shape, looked very pale, and hardly had the strength to talk. He said he had been on…

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  Domestic

Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli, the Minister of the Interior, won a vote of confidence from the Majlis on August 15. He served as the head of the Supreme Audit Court and as the political deputy of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)….

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Monday, 26 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Farid Barati-Sadeh, Head of the State Welfare Organization’s department for the prevention and treatment of addiction, said that “The permit for this center, which will be opened in Tehran, has been issued for a pilot program. No other license will be issued until the conditions and…

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