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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  International

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In their meeting, Rouhani praised the Syrian people’s resilience in the face of internal and external pressure. He said that at the moment, the most dangerous regional and extraregional terrorists have gathered in Syria. The problem of terrorism and extremism is threatening the entire world and…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  International

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Abbas Araqchi, who is in The Hague to participate in 18th international annual conference of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) member states, met with Director General Ahmet Üzümcü there. Kazem Gharib Abadi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  International

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Zarif’s recent tone and statements are strikingly similar to the semantics so typical of Ahmadinejad. He refers to the decisions on sanctions regarding human rights as a “torn paper” and even called the statements made by Wendy Sherman (Chief US nuclear negotiator) and others useless. Javad…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  International

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The Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman expressed concerns over street unrest in Thailand….

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Military

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Ayatollah Hassan Mandouhi related to the conflicting statements made by some of Western players regarding recognition of Iran’s right to enrich uranium and said, “The Westerners are always liars and fraudsters by their very nature. We know this and that is why we need to open…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Military

Commander of the Iranian Navy’s Missile Program, Ali Vafadar, stressed that the Iranian Navy has become a regional superpower and is prepared to train other countries in the fields of seamanship and sailing.  …

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Economy

Mesbahi Moghadam said that the Subsidy Reform Law was included in the budget for the coming year (commencing in March 2014), but no final decision has been made regarding how the second stage will be implemented. According to him, several scenarios will be examined and then…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Economy

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Mahdi Karbasian said that in the new civil year will be a year of capital investments and development of mining and industry projects in Iran. He added that in light of the positive results in the nuclear talks in Geneva, he expects investors and managers of…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Economy

Mehr News Agency reports that the heads of the privatization organization believe that privatization of refineries, petroleum and gas companies, and petrochemical companies is actually very interesting to players in the capital market and, despite this, the Oil Ministry declared that the activity of some of…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Economy

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Saeed Leylaz (economist, journalist, former advisor to President Mohammad Khatami and vocal critic of Ahmadinejad’s economic policies, was arrested in June 2009 and sentenced to three years in prison) maintained in an editorial titled, “The revival of Iran’s economic growth” that (interim nuclear) agreement was signed due mainly to…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Economy

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Fars news cartoonist reflects on the nuclear agreement for French auto makers Peugeot and Renault was like finding a treasure.  Related: Peugeot and Renault secure initial deal to return to Iran market …

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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The Iranian attorney living in Canada, Gholam Hossein Raisi, accepted the award on behalf of Sultani and read his message from prison at the ceremony held in Toronto: “Unfortunately I must say that Iran today is not known in the international human rights community as a…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Izita Momtaz, a Baha’i student from Shiraz, was suspended due to her religious beliefs. A Baha’i resident of Mashhad was arrested by security forces The raided Manouchehr Halutzi’s home and seized personal and religious effects. They then searched his father’s home as well. At the same…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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About one year ago, Khaled Hosseini was arrested on International Women’s Day by the Ministry of Intelligence and was released on bail after 31 days of incarceration and interrogation. Since then, he has been summoned several times for interrogation on charges of propaganda against the regime….

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Five prisoners were hanged in two different prisons. Three prisoners were hanged at the prison in Rasht early Sunday morning. Two others were hanged in Bandar Abbas prison. …

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Iran Human Rights (IHR) issued a statement addressing the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran and urged – following Geneva (nuclear deal) the world must focus on Iran’s deteriorating human rights. IHR points to a worrying trend in human rights abuses with a surge in executions…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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I respectfully inform you that over the past six months, the interrogating officers of my son Seyed Hussein Ronaghi Maleki (blogger and political dissident who was imprisoned after the June 2009 presidential elections for his role in the post-election protests) have denied him much needed medical…

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013  /  Domestic

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This project, spanning 11 kilometers, is considered one of the largest and most complex development ventures in Iran, and it was performed by Shaid Rajee Group, which belongs to the construction HQ of the IRGC’s Khatam ol-Anbia. Hossein Salami, acting Commander of the IRGC, Ebadollah Abdullahi,…

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