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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  International

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Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi asked regional states and “Turkish friends” to “be careful about what is going on in Syria as any attack against that country will serve the interests of the Zionist regime.” “The entire region should remain vigilant and not allow further spread…

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  International

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Mohammad-Javad Zarif said that Oman’s Sultan Qaboos, in his discussions  with Iranian officials, offered his own ideas concerning US officials’ viewpoints and heard Iranian officials’ viewpoints (in this regard)  that he would convey to the Americans. Zarif called Iran - Oman relations as very close, with…

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  International

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During the Majlis opening session on August 27th, Majlis members approved a bill for the legal and political investigation into the August 19, 1953 coup d’état against Iran “orchestrated” by the United Kingdom and the United States. They also urged the government to follow up legal…

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  International

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Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced that “the next spokesman of the Foreign Ministry is a female (Marzieh Afkham)   who will be introduced next week… and the first female ambassador will be appointed and start work soon. This is a success for Iran’s foreign policy”. Earlier…

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Nahavandian referred to the possibility of forming a think-tank that would include a group of representatives of the Foreign Ministry and would focus on the nuclear issue and talks with the P5+1, saying that “comprehensive consultations are being held regarding this important (nuclear) issue, especially…

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  Military

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Head of the Bushehr nuclear power plant (BNPP) Hossein Derakhshandeh stated that “the Bushehr nuclear power plant will enter the new phase of industrial operation as responsibility over the plant will be handed over (from Russian experts) to Iranian experts within the next two months”….

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  Military

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Head of the Majlis Foreign Relations Committee Hojjat al-Eslam Vahid Ahmadi  described Iran - Syria  as “strategic relationship…deep and extensive…(thus) Iran considers “the plot” to attack Syria as aimed at weakening the Resistance front, Palestine, Hezbollah and the Axis of Resistance countries.”, National Security and Foreign…

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  Economy

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Oman’s Oil and Gas Minister, who was part of a delegation led by Sultan Qaboos to Tehran, signed a memorandum of understanding with his Iranian counterpart Bijan Namdar Zanganeh to accelerate implementation of previous letters of intent signed between the two countries for gas cooperation.  …

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Five prisoners convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in Qom central prison. Since August 21, 39 prisoners have been executed in Iran….

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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Sam Keshmiri was arrested several days before the 2011 Majlis election by IRGC intelligence and placed in solitary confinement in the IRC 2-A detention center for one month. Keshmiri has now been transferred to Ward 350 of Evin Prison to serve his four month prison sentence….

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Ali Akbar Torkan served as deputy head of Rouhani’s election campaign office during the June presidential election.  Torkan had been head of the defense industries establishment during the Iran-Iraq war, defense minister in 1989 in Rafsanjani’s first term government and transport minister in Rafsanjani’s second term….

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Harakat Ansar Iran, a Sunni insurgent group based in the Sunni Sistan-Baluchistan province, is using its English and Arabic Twitter accounts to ask supporters for munitions. Also published was a video explaining its ideology and aim  …

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