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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  International

In a meeting with Basij commanders in Iran, Khamenei stressed the following main points: We insist on exercising the Iranian people’s natural rights. We will not intervene in the specifics of the talks with the West but there are red lines and borders that must be…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  International

Earlier this week, Rouhani talked to his Russian counterpart Putin….

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  International

The Managing Director of Iran Air Farhad Parvaresh announced that following a government request from airlines to express a willingness to prepare for direct flights between Iran and theUS, Homa expressed a willingness in writing to the airline and to the president’s senor adviser.  …

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  International

Lebanon-based Al Qaeda-linked groups, “Kataeb  (Brigades) Abdullah Azzam” claimed responsibility and threatened further attacks unless Iran withdraws forces from Syria.Ghazanfar Roknabadi,Iran’s ambassador toBeirut, identified one of the dead as Ebrahim Ansari, a cultural attaché at the embassy. Head of the embassy security team Radwan Fars was…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Military

In an interview with ISNA, senior member of the nuclear negotiating team Abbas Araghchi  said that since the trust of the Iranian government is less than it was in the previous round of talks, our work in the next round will be even more difficult. Initially,…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Military

The new slick Iranian diplomacy - Foreign Minister Javad Zarif produced a propaganda video that was broadcast on YouTube ahead of the nuclear talks. Part of the message reads: “Nuclear energy is not about joining a club or threatening others…it is about a leap toward deciding…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Military

Majlis member Fatma Alia announced the preparation of a draft law for immediate approval that would require the government to protect the Iranian people’s right to obtaining nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in accordance with the NPT. She emphasized that the draft law was prepared and…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Military

A Kayhan editorial by Mohammed Imani “180 Degrees Agreement in Geneva?!”: The third round, essentially the fifth round, of talks in Geneva are scheduled to begin on Wednesday (November 20th). Although ten days ago, reports discussed an imminent agreement, it appears that today, there is a…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Military

Students form human chain around Fordo uranium enrichment facility to support nation’s nuclear energy program ahead of talks in Geneva. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Ali Akbar Salehi assured the students that no steps against national interests would be taken in the process of…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Military

Seyyed Hussein Mousavian (*) said  “the idea that it is sanctions that have brought Tehran to the table is wrong. The real cause is the desire of new President Hassan Rouhani to reach a rapprochement with theUS, the EU, its neighbors and other world powers, alongside the fact…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Military

Mohammad Ali Jafari said during a ceremony honoring the taking back of Susangerd (Khuzestan province)  from Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War- Many eyes around the world are looking at the resistance of the Iranian people. We must appreciate our martyrs because we owe them the respect…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Economy

In an article titled “National Gas Company goes Bankrupt”, AsriIran claims that the National Iranian Gas Company, with debts exceeding 10 billion Toman, has joined other government companies that have gone bankrupt. Deputy Oil Minister confirmed the financial bankruptcy of the gas company and announced new…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Economy

Deputy oil minister reported the cancellation of a gas storage project in Khorasan next winter that was considered to be one of the largest gas storage projects in the Middle East. The minister announced that the benefits from this project was being deferred by a year….

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Taghi Karroubi, son of Mehdi Karroubi, announced that his father was receiving medical treatment and infusions for the past several days due to a deterioration in his medical condition. According to the report, the 1000 days of house arrest and the lack of sunlight has…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Shiva describes the abuse she was subjected to as a male to female transsexual in Tabriz, including lashings and custodial rape. She also discusses her sex reassignment process during her time in Iran.  …

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Daughter of the Farhuar couple, victims of the chain murders that took place in the 1980s in which the Intelligence Ministry was accused of, announced that security forces and the Intelligence Ministry prevented a memorial service for her parents. According to the daughter, the Ministry of…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Since her arrest, Shafipour was hospitalized once due to a deterioration in her medical condition. Her family’s efforts to release her on bail have been in vain. Miryam was suspended from the university in the past due to her political activities and sentenced to one year…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Domestic

Over two million foreign workers are flooding the job market in Iran for several decades and are not demonstrating any desire or interest in leaving Iran. They work in Iran, get married and start families. Government officials claim that most foreign workers are in Iran without…

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Domestic

The Managing Director of Milad Tower in Tehran announced that by the end of the Persian year (March 2014), pop concerts will not be allowed in the Tower’s concert halls. Preference will be given to traditional Iranian music.  …

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013  /  Domestic

Data on women’s employment in Iran: for every 1.82 male job seekers, there is one woman looking for work and women are in serious competition with men in the job market. Approximately one million women are looking for jobs in Iran, and the unemployment rate among…

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