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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  International

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to travel next week on an official visit to Kuwait and Oman and added (in a meeting with his Turkish counterpart) that he also intends to visit Saudi Arabia. The visit will take place on Sunday, during which…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  International

Rouhani “said that “there is no military solution to the crisis in Syria, and restoring stability and peace…is one of Iran’s objectives’. He also praised the Syrian government for foiling foreign war threats through full cooperation with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  International

Hojateleslam Ali Saeedi said that although the agreement was reached by both sides, they know that we are unwilling to retreat from our principles and furthermore, we are also waiting to see whether or not the West will keep its promises. Their (the West’s) reputation in…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Military

After hearing comments made by Majlis members (on that the West should not be trusted), he said that the statements made by Majlis members were also considered by us, and I have reiterated many times not only to Western media but also to the 6 ministers…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Military

During Wednesday’s Majlis session, Majlis member  Zuhar Tabibzadeh Nouri asked to make a comment to President Rouhani, and asked why cooperation of the colleagues of the martyr Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan (assassinated in January 2012) with Atomic Energy Organization of Iran ended.  …

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Military

Hussein Salami said that “We are thinking about a comprehensive agreement and believe that as we have shown (heroic) flexibility, they (p5+1) should lift all sanctions. Otherwise this is a reversible path.”  Salami added that “Until we started the 20% (uranium) enrichment, Europeans and representatives of…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Military

Two internal security force soldiers in Iranshahr were killed after being fired upon by unknown assailants who attacked security forces in the city. Iranshahr is located in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province….

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Economy

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Iran’s oil ministry has initiated contacts with major western companies as the government of Hassan Rouhani tries to capitalize on progress in nuclear talks and encourage companies to prepare for an eventual lifting of sanctions. Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, oil minister has said he had held meetings…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Economy

Eshaq Jahangiri discussed the increased trade volume between the two countries in recent years, saying that the volume of trade in 2012 reached $22 billion but despite the desire of both countries to increase the sum to $30 billion in 2015, 2013 showed a drop in…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Economy

To date, over 150 Iranian and foreign companies have registered to participate in the exhibition. This year’s exhibition is attended by 10 foreign companies from Germany, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, China, Iraq, UAE and others. Talks are being held  for foreign reputable companies in the oil…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) chart documents executions of people by Iran beginning in January 2013. The official announcements are noted but, as the Iranian government does not announce many executions, it is difficult to know the exact number. Human rights activists are launching a…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Kasra Nouri, who is imprisoned in Adel Abad Prison, suffers from severe ruptured disk and is unable to even walk and there is a need to hospitalize him.  …

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Human Rights

Farhang Pour Mansour, imprisoned in Rajai Shahr Prison, launched a hunger strike over the failure to meet his demands. Mansour has not been granted furlough in 14 years and was initially sentenced to death on charges of hijacking an airplane in the Ahvaz-Bandar Abbas route but…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Human Rights

No information has been released as to the condition of Shahin. According to his relatives, Dadkhah was transferred to solitary confinement after having written a letter about the nuclear talks. Dr. Shahin is an expert in political and security affairs, and former advisor to the Supreme…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Domestic

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweets Rohani’s ‘New Voyager” clip produced by Hussein Dehbashi for the 100th day of the “Government of Prudence and Hope”, featuring Hassan Rouhani’s first speech as Iran’s President.  …

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Domestic

Senior Tehran University professor and well-known political analyst Sadegh Zibakalem, regarding the president’s interview marking his 100th day in office, said that the broadcast authority is not popular among citizens and the question is then asked why the president chose to conduct the interview there. If…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Domestic

An editorial on conservative website Alef by Reza Estakamet titled “Nuclear Agreement? What’s that got to do with me?!” On Sunday morning, I too was part of the millions of Iranians who tried to gain any shred of updated information about the Geneva talks. This effort…

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Thursday, 28 November 2013  /  Domestic

Vice-President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh said that the government has prepared the blueprint of civil rights charter pledged by President Hassan Rouhani during his presidential campaign. Aminzadeh added that the civil rights charter was drafted in cooperation with some 200 academics and legal and political elites…

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