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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  International

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Following his visits to Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the United Arab Emirates on December 4th. Foreign Minister Adviser Seyyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour will attend the IISS Regional Security Summit in Bahrain from December 6th-8th. On his FaceBook account, Zarif wrote that the Persian…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  International

Professional talks between Iran and the 5+1 to take place in Vienna attended by IAEA observers on December 9 and 10. Britain’s non-resident envoy to arrive in Tehran on Tuesday, where he will meet with the Foreign Minister. Iran’s non-resident envoy will leave for London over…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Military

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Key points: “We definitely don’t allow them (west) to disrespect us in the (nuclear) negotiations. We truly hope Iranian friends inside the country recognize this and do not say that the other party has disrespected us and that the (nuclear) negotiating team hardly survived. We need…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Military

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Members of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) are scheduled to visit the plant in two weeks.  …

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Military

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A round table discussion took place at Fars News Agency that was attended by experts and a member of the Fars editorial board on the Geneva talks and the initial agreement achieved between Iran and the 5+1. International relations expert Mehdi Motaharnia claimed that the agreement…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Economy

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif said that the CBI intends to establish a task force next week to pursue Iran’s frozen assets in foreign countries.  …

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Economy

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Islamic  Iran Participation Front member Ahmad Reza Ahmadpour was sentenced in 2009 to one year in prison. At the end of his sentence, he was sentenced again to three years in prison in exile at Ahvaz Prison and ten years in exile in Yazd due to…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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The revolutionary court has sentenced Keyvan Momeni Fard, Farzad Honarjoo and Shahoo Ebrahimi to death. The three were arrested three years ago and charged with harming national security by having contact with Salafist groups.  …

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Adel Gholami, Nemat Azadkhah and Morteza Amini, who were imprisoned in Rajai Shahr Prison, were suspended from their studies despite having been acquitted by the court of the charges. The three were summoned to interrogation several times at the Intelligence Ministry headquarters in Mahabad, where interrogators…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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The prison doctor warned of the serious and dangerous state of health to the prison director. The report further revealed that the families of the six prisoners have appealed to the judge in charge of regulation of prisons inTehran with a request to treat the six…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Tataloo was questioned in the security court on security-related charges. In the post published several days ago on his Facebook page, the singer addressed rumors regarding his arrest and said that he was currently all right and had no problems. He decided to represent himself before…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Domestic

Gholam Hossein Ejehei  said that there is no disagreement between security forces and legal authorities regarding the filtering of Facebook and other social networks. Anti-security measures were taken on Facebook that violate morals and values and as long as this type of activity continues on this…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Domestic

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On “World AIDS Day”, Iran’s Health Minister Hassan Hashemi expressed grave concerns over a dramatic rise in the number of people with HIV in Iran, warning that the majority of Iranians were unaware of their infections and that the trend was shifting from drug use to sexual…

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Ahmadinejad has invited President Hassan Rouhani to a public debate to resolve “uncertainties” about the president’s 100-day report. Rouhani’s ministers have publicly complained of “empty coffers” despite Iran receiving approximately $600 billion in oil revenues during Ahmadinejad’s tenure.  Rouhani adviser Akbar Torkan has accepted the challenge for a…

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