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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  International

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Nouri al Maliki and his accompanying delegation arrived on December 4 to Iran on an official visit that will last for several days. First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri met alMaliki to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syrian and the upcoming Geneva- 2 conference on Syria.  …

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  International

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Fars News Agency (FNA) reported that one of the commanders of the Lebanese Hezbollah Haj Hassan al-Laqqiss was assassinated outside his house in Beirut “by the Zionist regime’s espionage and intelligence service (Mossad).” FNA published a list of former Hezbollah commanders allegedly “assassinated by Israel” (former…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Ali Jafari expressed his admiration and gratitude for the efforts of the Iranian nuclear negotiating team and emphasized that like the previous team, this team has earned the trust of the regime and its citizens. Everyone must helpIran’s negotiating team and diplomacy so that it…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Military

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Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (IAEO) deputy for international and strategic affairs Behruz Kamalvandi said that it would be the third visit to Arak heavy water plant made by IAEA inspectors….

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Military

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Behruz Kamalvandi said that government plans to involve the private sector in the production of electricity through nuclear power, adding that the government will not be the sole body in charge of the nuclear power. He added that at the moment we are preparing the legal…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Military

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Jaish al Adl spokesman Abd AlRauf Rigi claimed responsibility for the attack on Iranian troops in Saravan.  Deputy Governor-General of Sistan and Baluchestan Province for Political and Security Affairs Rajabali Sheikhzadeh said that “one border guard soldier was killed and 6 others wounded. In October, Jaish…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Economy

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Iran’s desire to increase its daily oil exports to one million barrels will be affected by a drop in demand, since Russia, the largest oil exporter in the world. Head of the Planning Division in the Ministry of Oil Mansour Moazami discussed increased supply of oil…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Kurdish political prisoner Shirkoo Moarefi did not know that he was to be executed until his final moments. Saghez Prison Intelligence Supervisor Noroozi summoned prisoners Shirkoo Moarefi and Motalleb Ahmadian to “Zir-Hasht,” the central sentry of the facility, and told them that they would be punished…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Lawyer for the family of deceased blogger Sattar Beheshti Giti Pourfazl reports that the court has rejected the charge of first degree murder against a policeman and will proceed with the charge of manslaughter regarding the death of the blogger while in custody of cyber police…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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The six are Ali Asar Honaramand, Abas Naranji I Wahidi, Ali Reza Waziri, Nasim Nikmaher, Malika Nakhari, Mohammad Hossein Moussa Zadeh and Sarah Sajadpour. Since their arrest on Tuesday, no information was released as to their condition. Last year, the website won the best Persian blog…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Kerman deputy prosecutor-general said that the people arrested were active members of a complicated security-media networks that threatened national security through cooperating with foreign channels, designing websites and production of content for anti-Islamic Revolution websites aimed at toppling the establishment of the Islamic Republic….

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Domestic

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In response to Ahmadinejad’s invitation to President Rouhani to a public debate between the two, the Office of the President sent a letter to Ahmadinejad titled “It’s time to go on trial, not time for debates.”  Related: Ahmadinejad challenges Rouhani to public debate…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Ansar Hezbollah (Hezbollah supporters) published an op-ed attacking Rouhani for allowing a large number of mixed-sex pop music concerts to take place and for his “careless” approach to Iran’s film industry, thus threatening Iran’s religious and cultural values. “Mr. Doctor, what is your plan for a…

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Thursday, 5 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Head of the Cinema Organization Hojatollah Ayyubi said the banned Iranian films will be reviewed in order to promote the presence of Iranian cinema in international festivals. He underlined that the foreign section of the Iranian cinema should play an active role in intentional arenas and…

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