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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  International

In an interview at a seminar on “Discourse with the US or Death to the US” that took place at Mazandaran University, Secretary of the Human Rights Council in the Judiciary Mohammad Javad Larijani said that talk about a “win-win” strategy in talks with the West…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  International

Head of the IRGC Public Affairs and Support of the Intifada and Quds HQs Ramazan Sharif addressed Khamenei’s statements (“I am not optimistic about talks with the US”) saying that no harm was done. “The Americans have always proven that the only thing they understand is…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  International

In the cabinet meeting Hassan Rouhani discussed the greatness of the Ashura, and said that if this event once affected only Islamic society in a limited manner, today, over 2 billion people around the world are influenced by it, respect it and are studying it. In…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  International

Egyptian police arrested Ahmed Fahim Abdel Azim al-Siufi, Cairo’s Al-Alam (Iranian state-run Arabic news channel targeting a pan-Arab audience) bureau chief and a former Islamist lawmaker. al-Siufi was arrested in an apartment with ex-senate member Essam Ismail Farrag. The two were transferred for interrogation by the…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  International

Marziyeh Afkham rejected media reports that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had participated in an interview with “a Zionist regime (Israeli Ma’ariv) newspaper” and was asked by its journalist about Iran-Israeli relations. Afkham stressed “Due to the Zionist regime’s desperation and its efforts to break isolation, this…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Military

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said (CNN) that an “understanding or agreement” on Iran’s nuclear program may be possible as soon as Friday (November 8) ….We know what the ingredients should be. We have discussed them in the last three, four weeks. And I think our colleagues…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Military

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Military

A Press TV opinion poll on Iran’s nuclear program and Foreign Minister Zarif’s visit to France shows that an overwhelming majority of respondents around the world believe that the West must respect Iran’s nuclear enrichment rights….

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Military

In an interview with Asre Iran, former head of the Department of American Affairs and former Ambassador to Austria and Greece Mehdi Mohtashami said that as a result, extreme political groups are weakening Iran’s nuclear negotiating team. He expressed support of the latest position of the…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Military

An Asre Iran article declares that “there is no way around negotiations, either before or after war” and it should be before rather than after: since the dawn of human history, wars and conflicts have been an integral part of international relations. The more the world…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Military

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN) Alireza Tangsiri said “Today, when we hail Americans at sea or in the Straits of Hormuz, they respond to us and state their nationality and the number of warships (in their battle group). This is the…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Military

Iranian Navy Commander Habibollah Sayari announce IRIN’s readiness to cruise the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and other free waters around the world.  According to Sayari, this year, as part of international law, Iranian naval vessels cruised the waters of the Sinai. The presence in free waters…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Military

Deputy Head of the Basij Organization for Basij Operations Colonel Nasrollah Seyf said that Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem)  and Kowsar battalions will carry out drills codenamed ‘Ila Bayt al-Maqdis’ (towards Jerusalem)  in four provinces - Kermanshah, Hamedan, Markazi and Qazvin.” He added that the battalions will practice…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Economy

Unnamed sources maintained that tough Western sanctions which have slashed its exports in half are driving Tehran to increasingly desperate measures to keep oil flowing. Related:  Indian crude oil imports from Iran drop by over 40% this year…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Economy

According to an agreement reached between the managing directors of the National Oil Company and the National Gas Company, Alireza Kamali, diplomat and veteran manager of international affairs division in the National Iranian Oil Company was appointed the new managing director of the National Iranian Gas…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Economy

Ali Majadi, head of the International Affairs and Commercial Division in the Ministry of Oil, announced Iran’s new policies in gas exports: “direct discourse with countries.” Majari emphasized that according to a Ministry of Oil decision, initial talks for the sale of gas would be conducted…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Economy

The Iran Aerospace Organization announced the convening of a D8 Flight Procedure design workshop in conjunction with the five member nations in the D8. The Developing-8 is an organization for development cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey). This…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Shirin Ebadi strongly criticized the human rights record of President Hassan Rouhani and accused his government of lying about the release of political prisoners. Ebadi stressed that over the last 10 days, 40 people have been executed, including some political prisoners and that since Rouhani’s inauguration…

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Friday, 8 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) released “Denied Identity: Human Rights Abuses against Iran’s LGBT Community”—an in-depth examination of the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Part of the report maintains that LGBT Iranians are subject to…

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