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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  International

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki . He said that “The arena of increasing cooperation between Iran and Iraq is vast and there is no obstacle in the way of developing relations and promoting regional cooperation.” President Rouhani also…

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke by phone with Catherine Ashton and said that Ms. Ashton called to emphasize that the 5+1 was serious in implementing its obligations with regards to advancing the nuclear agreement.  …

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Military

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First Vice President and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran AEOI Ali Akbar Salehi discussed criticism inside Iran of the slowdown of nuclear activity as a result of the Geneva Agreement and said: these statements are the result of an incorrect impression since at…

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that the US is the center and focal point of the greatest terrorists on earth. It supports and fosters terrorists around the world and even prevents itself as a country that fights terrorism and supports justice and the truth. On 13 Bahban…

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Military

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The military attaches of foreign countries in Tehran met with IRIN commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari. After a four year absence, this meeting marking Navy Day was also attended by the military attaches of Germany, the CzechRepublic, Italy, Greece, Poland and  Bulgaria.    …

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Economy

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Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said that the President will present the draft budget to the Majlis on December 8th. The presentation of the draft budget was initially scheduled for December 4th.  …

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Susan Rice said that the United States faces “tough choices and painful dilemmas” in defending human rights, across the globe. She said that “we call to account the world’s worst abusers, from Iran to Syria, from Eritrea to Zimbabwe, from North Korea to Sudan.  These governments…

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Reporters Without Borders condemns a new crackdown on online freedom of information in Iran during which Revolutionary Guards arrested at least 24 news and information providers in Rafsanjan, Kerman and Tehran in the past two weeks. Read more: 1  2  3  …

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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The four prisoners from Khuzestan (large Arab minority) were sentenced to death after having been declared corrupted on earth and disappeared last month from Karoon Prison and transferred to an unknown location. Human rights activists confirmed the execution of the four, noting that after their transfer…

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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The supervisory committee of journals at Shahid Chamran University in Ahvaz suspended two student journalists Sedaye Omid and Tarikh Pajoohi. The managing director of the journal Sedaye Omid, who is also student representative on the supervisory committee, will no longer be allowed to participate in the…

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Ahmadi-Moqaddam criticized the presence of some senior officials on Facebook and said that it was all good and well that some officials are slowly trying to pass the red lines and enter areas that regular citizens are prohibited from being. He added that it is clear…

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Majlis members did not approve the draft law that would allow blind candidates to run in the Majlis elections. Hamed Qader-Marzi said “instead of passing such law, it will be better if we think of the civil rights of the disabled and blind and take decisions…

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Statistics released by the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Shahid Beheshti University reveal that one-third of Iranians suffer from obesity, 17% of whom are children.  …

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Friday, 6 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Iran has posted banners encouraging families to have more children to address their declining birth rate problem.  …

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