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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  International

FM to visit Italy ahead of nuclear talks Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Italy (November 19) ahead of the next round of nuclear talks in Geneva. Zarif is due to meet with his Italian counterpart. During the last round of nuclear talks, Zarif was forced to…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  International

Hojjat el-Eslam val-Moslemin Kazem Seddiqi referred in his speech to the recent nuclear talks held in Geneva, and said that Iran’s ”strategy and tactic” is negotiations and an atmosphere of dialogue in the world” is putting the West to test. He underlined that Iran did not talk “from the position…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  International

Jeish al-Adl (Justice Army) claims responsibility for the assassination of Prosecutor General of Zabol and killing of 14 Iranian border guards.  …

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Military

Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated that “Iran’s enrichment right is the inseparable right of the Iranian nation based on the NPT…The issue of enrichment in Iran is our red line. We consider our red lines in talks and we will follow them…What is important for us is that all sides…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Military

In an interview with Fars News ahead of the third round of talks with the West in Geneva on November 20th, the head of the Europe and America Division in the IRGC and member of the nuclear negotiating team Majid Takht-Ravanchi said that the Iranian team…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Military

Foreign Minister Mohammad Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend the Majlis on Tuesday November 19 to brief the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) on outcome of the recent nuclear talks held in Geneva. Zarif’s deputies will also be present in the meeting to explain stages…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Military

According to the report, 150 students and scholars from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran will form (November 19) ahead of new round of nuclear in Geneva on November 20, a human chain in order to show their “readiness to safeguard and expand Iran’s nuclear…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Economy

 All executive branches in Iran are therefore working on the planning of their budget for the upcoming year (to begin on March 21, 2014). According to the report, Pars Oil and Gas Company, which is responsible for developing the South Pars gas project, requested a $9…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Economy

Mohammad Nahavandian, head of the Office of the President, submitted his resignation from the head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry and asked the executive committee of the Chamber to accept his resignation so that he could dedicate most of his time to government issues….

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Economy

Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) has signed a contract with a Belgian company to build and operate a graphite electrodes manufacturing factory in Ardakan City of Yazd….

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Prashid Nasri, Timor Nadri Zadeh and Barzan Nasrallah Zadeh, three ideological Sunni prisoners imprisoned in Rajai Shahr Prison were sentenced to death by a revolutionary court presided over by Judge Mohammad Moghiseai. All three were charged with terrorist activity due to their support of Salafist groups….

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Human Rights

In his Ashura night sermon, Grand Ayatollah Ali Mohammad Dastgheyb asked President Rouhani to help end the illegal imprisonment of Green Movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi. Dastgheyb emphasized that talk that they must express remorse and ask for a pardon are…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Rasoul Montajabnia, a member of the Central Council of the Etemade Melli Party (EMP), also known as the National Trust Party, said that his party will not be active until its Secretary-General Mehdi Karroubi is released. Karroubi, who is the founder and main figure of the…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Security forces shut down the businesses of three members of the Baha’i community in the Mazandaran Province. The three, Armin Esmail Pour, Michel Esmail Pour and Badiallah Aboulafazali, have been interrogated several times.  …

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Human Rights

An Ilam court handed down six-month prison sentences to Eshan Nik Pey, Mohssen Cheraghi and Shahoo Ahmadi, and six months probation on Rahmatollah Cheraghi, Alo Yussefi and Sejad Gheysari. The journalists worked for the Kurdish language monthly Verya….

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Nasur Taghipour was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of membership in a human rights activists group and anti-regime propaganda.  …

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Domestic

The president’s special aide Hossein Fereydun (Rouhani’s brother) said that a report on the government’s 100-day activities will be presented soon. “The report will be presented on the 100th day after the first meeting of the cabinet in different pictorial and written forms.” Hossein Fereydun added…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Domestic

The Majlis has approved the nomination of Mahmoud Goudarzi as Minister of Sports and Youth with 267 votes in his favor . Rouhani arrived in the Majlis to defend his nominee. Mahmoud Goudarzi is the fourth nominee for the Youth and Sports Ministry. The Majlis had…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Domestic

Seyyed Mahmud Alavi, who was recently criticized for appointing Ja’far Nili-Monfared and Ja’far Towfiqi as his advisers, has been asked to appear before the Majlis on November 19th. Ataollah Soltani-Sabur and Seyyed Mahmoud Nabavian, who are members of the Majlis Education and Research Committee, will ask…

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Monday, 18 November 2013  /  Domestic

Minister of Communications and Ali Jannati, Minster of Culture and Islamic Guidance who he himself is a member of Facebook criticized the continued blocking. Jannati said that “”Facebook is a social network  and, according to my opinion, it cannot be categorized as a crime. FaceBook members…

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