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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Editorial

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  Iran and the P5+1 signed in Geneva (November 24th) an interim agreement that has already been called historic that should resolve the Iranian nuclear case within six months and that guarantees that Iran does not produce nuclear weapons. The highlights of the agreement (that have…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  International

In a charity game to take place this coming Thursday between veterans of Iran’s Persepolis soccer team and AC Milan stars, the heads of the Persepolis team has made concerted efforts to allow the presence of families in the stadium but these efforts failed and they…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Military

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Military

In a letter addressed to Supreme Leader Khamenei, Hassan Rouhani has congratulated him and the Iranian nation over reaching an “initial agreement”. Part of the letter reads : “Your  revolutionary progeny (nuclear negotiating team)  have been able to take the first step in such way that…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Military

In an interview with journalists and enthusiastic reception at Tehran airport upon his return from Geneva, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran is prepared to begin the talks on finding a final arrangement. At the same time, he clarified that all steps are reversible…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Military

Rouhani  invited the families of the “nuclear martyrs” to join him at the podium in honor of the “efforts and bravery of the martyred nuclear scientists”. Rouhani said the latest success of Iran in the nuclear talks was the outcome of the resistance and patience of…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Military

Following the signing of the interim agreement Rouhani said that the “architecture of sanctions will be broken following the implementation of this (interim) agreement, whether others like these words or not. Cracks in the structure of sanctions started last night and as time goes by, the…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Military

Ali Akbar Salehi, Vice-president and head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) praised the “nuclear martyrs” and said “the  (interim) agreement stops none of our country’s nuclear activities. We only reduced amount of the enrichment voluntarily for six months.”  He stressed that nuclear research, exploration. Mining…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Military

An editorial by Hossein Shariatmadari headlined “Why are they being evasive?!  maintained that “The most challenging point during the nuclear talks was   our  (nuclear) negotiating team’s insistence on getting a formal and written approval by the P5+1 guaranteeing Iran’s right to enrichment uranium . The enemy…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Military

Later in the Majlis session, several Majlis representatives criticized the agreement signed between Iran and the 5+1, claiming that this was not a victory. They claim that according to the NPT, all countries reserve the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and it appears…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Military

The nuclear agreement that protects Iran’s nuclear achievements is considered a historic success for Iran and for the international community. The first achievement of this agreement for Iran is the continuity and reinforcement of the hope in the public, no increase in sanctions and even a…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Economy

With publication of reports of the agreement with the West, the value of the dollar dropped, and it is now being traded in the unofficial market at 28750 rial….

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Economy

Yahia Al Eshagh discussed the nuclear agreements signed in Geneva and said “After many years, the 5+1 has dropped its hostile position and achieved a form of negotiations with Iran and this is positive, since they recognized Iran’s right to enrich uranium. At the same time,…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, produced a YouTube video in which he asks all countries, particularly his negotiating partners in Geneva, to trust the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program. The problem with Zarif’s performance in the video is that he goes far beyond what “an…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Javad Lotfi, Abas Haghighi, Qumarc Rahimi and Ahmmad Saberi, four workers in the polyacrylic factory inEsfahan, were arrested last Thursday following protests by factory workers. No information has been released as to the cause of their arrest.  …

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Human Rights

A student journal at the Tehran University of Science and Technology was suspended and 19 students were summoned to the disciplinary committee regarding moral-related issues. Five students were summoned to the manager of the dorms and were required to sign a letter of undertaking. According to…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Human rights activists are reporting the harsh condition of prisoners, who are subjected to tremendous pressure and are cut off from other prisoners….

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Security forces prevented guests who were invited to the private memorial service for Dariush and Parvaneh Forouhar (secular national activists Dariush and Parvaneh Forouhar were murdered in their home in Tehran by Intelligence Ministry agents in 1998) from participating. According to the report, security forces broke…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Human Rights

The prisoners were identified as “Abdolaziz A.” convicted of participation in trafficking and possession of 18 kilograms of opium, 10 kilograms of crack and drug addiction; ”Saeed B” for possession and trafficking of 52 kilograms of morphine containing drugs; ”Sirus S” for possession and trafficking of 306 kilograms of…

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Monday, 25 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Haj Rashid Rigi has been imprisoned in Zahedan prison for the past 11 years, sentenced to death on charges of murder. Rigi was executed yesterday morning in Zahedan central prison in presence of judicial authorities….

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