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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  International

Kayhan’s main headline on Tuesday (day after the marking of the US Embassy takeover) “The largest demonstration ever against imperialism – the Iranian people are shouting their hostility towards the US.” The main headline in Jomhouri Eslami “Anti-imperialism demonstrations on 13 Bahban across Iran including chants…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  International

The Foreign Ministry has announced that it will launch investigations into a recent leak by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the US spying on Khamenei during his 2009 visit to Kurdistan province. “Iran will specifically pursue this case of US spying…Iran strongly condemns eavesdropping to which even US…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  International

FM spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham stressed that “We have announced that the Islamic Republic (of Iran) has very strong political ties with Syria but we deny recent news reports regarding Iranian military presence in Syria. We do not have any kind of military presence in Syria.” Yesterday,…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Military

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham has urged ahead of a fresh round of Iran – P5+1 nuclear negotiations in the media “Let us not have any prejudgment because the atmosphere is really serious and based on a clear and transparent agenda…The era of negotiations for negations…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Military

A Kayhan editorial by Sadollah Zarei titled “Supreme Leader’s wise stance from the opponent’s view”  maintained that “In his speech on November 3, Khamenei, on the one hand, expressed his trust in the  nuclear negotiating team and strongly advised against efforts to undermine it … and, on…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Military

Head of Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said that he invited Amano to visit Iran. “I hope that he will accept the invitation…If Mr Amano visits Iran, we hope that we will be able to come to a conclusion about the (nuclear) issue”….

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Military

Head of the Majlis Renewable Energy Resources and Nuclear Energy Committee Jalil Jafari said that there is no possibility of explosion at Arak research reactor. He said that “considering the fact that Arak heavy water research reactor (IR-40) is a low-pressure reactor and its maximum pressure…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Economy

In a conversation with ISNA, Managing Director of Tejerat Bank Mohammad Reza Ranjbar Falah said that the lifting of sanctions from the banking system, and particularly off the Central Bank CBI is on the agenda of the nuclear talks. Discussing the lifting of sanctions against Tejerat…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Economy

Member of the Majlis’s Planning, Budgeting and Auditing Committee Ali Mohammad Ahmad, who accompanied Majlis speaker Ali Larijani during the recent visit to China, the visit included a review of possible ways to pay back Iran’s oil revenues from China and the two sides’ eventually agreed to have…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Economy

Government spokesman and head of the Planning and Strategic Supervision Division in the Office of the President Mohammad Bagher Nobahkt said that the government is not rushing to cancel the cash subsidies given to the wealthy and that the decision will only be made once all…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Human Rights

  Nine men and two women were executed in the central prison in Urmieh. No information was provided about the reason for their conviction. According to the report, over 170 prisoners in this prison are on death row and their sentences were ratified by the Supreme…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Hassan Damirchi was arrested in order to serve out a six-month prison sentence handed down by the revolutionary court in Tabriz following his participation in national meetings inside and outside Iran, fundraising, conducting music lessons without approval and in secret, and ties with isolationist parties outside…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Two Baha’i prisoners from Marvdasht who were imprisoned in the Intelligence Ministry headquarters in Shiraz were transferred 48 days later to the Adel Abad Prison in Shiraz. The two, Hassan Bazrafakhan and Wahid Takavagio, were arrested last summer along with 5 other Baha’i by Intelligence Ministry…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Domestic

Secretary-general of the Followers of the Line of the Imam (Khomeini) and the Leader and member of the Expediency Council Habibollah Asgaroladi has passed away at the age of 81 after several months of illness. Asgaroladi served as Minister of Commerce and head of the Imam…

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013  /  Domestic

Head of the Organization for Development and Modernization of Schools in Iran Morteza Raisi announced that 150,000 Iranian classrooms are still being heated with gas and oil heaters, despite the heavy concerns and dangers that lie with this type of heating that have been frequently reported….

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