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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  International

Shiite Muslims commemorated the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, in the Battle of Karbala (680 AD). Imam Hussein’s death in battle is considered one of the defining myths in Shiism and a symbol of the ultimate sacrifice. Hojjatoleslam Ali Yunesi, former Intelligence…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  International

President Hassan Rouhani left an Ashura mourning ceremony hosted by Khamenei after those present chanted anti-US slogans (“Death to America”). According to the report, when Rouhani entered the venue, the participants began chanting slogans. The same slogans were also chanted upon the arrival of the late…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Military

In a special interview on Iranian television, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi discussed the cooperation agreement between Iran and the IAEA, saying that after 10 rounds of fruitless talks between Iran and the IAEA over the past two years,…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Military

Hussein Salami said during a memorial service for Hassan Tehrani-Moqaddam, Hussein Salami said that he played a crucial role in Iran’s missile program and in redefining Iran’s deterrence. Salami added that during his lifetime, Tehrani-Moqaddam transformed Iran into a fully independent SSM superpower with respect to…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Military

Key points: In messages that we send during maneuvers, drills and interviews, we constantly emphasize that the Persian Gulf is our home and that “no one will burn our home.” We are therefore not interested in creating tension, crisis or a war in this region. The…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Economy

 Protest by South Pars project workers After the minister’s decree, the equipment and workers of the South Pars project focused and channeled their efforts to accelerate production in only five stages that made the most progress, some of the workers in Stages 13 and 14 of…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Economy

Hamid Chitchian, Energy Minister, will depart nest week to Japan at the invitation of Japanese Ambassador to Tehran, Koji Haneda. Chitchian will attend two meetings on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Iranian minister and Haneda agreed on expansion of bilateral cooperation over management of water…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Two children, one 7 (Mohammad Ashoubi) and the other 8 (Mehran Yousefi), died while playing the “Execution Game.” They have seen public hangings (which are very common in Iran) and did it as a game and lost their lives.  Related: Man convicted of abusing women under…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Human Rights

The father of blogger and human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi, who is imprisoned at Evin Prison, expressed heavy concern for the life of his son, who is imprisoned in Wing 350 of the prison. According to the father, his son’s health has been rapidly declining over…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Nader Jani is serving a three-year sentence for participating in the June 2009 post-election protests. Ali Reza Rajabian, with similar charges, is serving a three-and-a-half year sentence. Both of them are jailed in Tehran’s Evin Prison….

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Domestic

Ali Abdollahi Interior Ministry Security and Law Enforcement Deputy, announced that the murderer of the Deputy Minister of Industry, Mining, and Trade was arrested and confessed. Abdollahi added that the murderer had a “personal motive for the killing.” “Rahmatabadi’s (deputy minster) killer had been one of…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Domestic

Ahmad Reza Radan said that not one of the recent murders that have taken place in Iran were attributed to political or security reasons, and that the police is continuing to investigate the matter. Radan added that despite claims by the Jeish al-Adul group of responsibility…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Domestic

A scathing satirical article in Asre Iran titled “This Nuclear Agreement is Very Very Bad!”: When you monitor reports about the nuclear issue, you really regret it! It is not clear whether Mr. Tarif (Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Tarif) is listening to statements being made by Ashton’s…

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Thursday, 14 November 2013  /  Domestic

Spokesman for the Supreme Labor Council said that concern for the welfare of workers will always be at the top of the Committee’s agenda when determining wages, adding that workers in Iran today are unable to event think about saving for the future. Their entire concern…

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