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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  International

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One of the most prominent speeches on Student Day was given by Keyhan Editor in Chief Hossein Shariatadmari, who is close to Supreme Leader Khamenei. At the Student Day ceremony at Sharif University, Shariatadmari said that if the heads of the Fitna (Mousavi and Karroubi) were…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  International

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Amirkabir students gathered at the university carrying Iranian flags and chanting  “Students are vigilant, they hate America”,  and “Death to America, death to Israel”. The students continued their rally at the grave of “the unknown martyrs of the university” by burning an American flag.  …

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  International

The European Parliament announced that a five member Parliamentary delegation will arrive in Iran by the weekend to renew the Parliament’s ties with Iran. The delegation will conduct talks on the restoration of ties, issues related to human rights including the rights of minorities, and will…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  International

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Majlis speaker and adviser on international affairs Hossein Sheykholeslam said that the delegation, headed by the current leader of the Union of Democrats and Independents in French parliament, Jean-Louis Borloo, will visit Tehran at the invitation of Head of Majlis Research Centre Kazem Jalali on December…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  International

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After Iran had been drawn with Argentine in the Group F in Brazil World Cup 2014, about 40,000 comments in Persian had been posted in Lionel Messi’s Facebook page, part of which was offensive and invective.  The attack was extensively reported on world leading media outlets….

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Military

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AEOI Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said that “the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has provided the (IAEA) agency with necessary information about the Iran’s (nuclear) activities research within the framework of the Safeguards Agreement.” He added that the new generation of centrifuges has greater capacity in…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Military

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs and senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi, said that experts and directors from Central Bank of Iran (CBI) will attend Iran 5+2 (experts technical) meeting on December 9 “Several CBI representatives and directors will be there (nuclear experts talks)…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Military

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Hossein Dehghan commemorated  Hezbollah senior activist Hassan al-Laqis, who was killed last week in Beirut, describing him as a silent warrior who, since the early Revolutionary years and early years of Jihad movement, had been an indefatigably working to enhance Hezbollah’s technical  and logistic capabilities and…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Military

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Former IRGC commander Yahya Safavi, at a Student Day ceremony at Imam Hossein University said that reinforcement of the national identity and a stable history of the people are what forge the spirit of the jihad and the epic among nations. Jihad and the philosophy of…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Military

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Project manager Mohammad Naderi announced that Iranian experts launched the first-ever cyber defense network dubbed “Shahpad” (شهپاد   (.  The system protects data and operates as data manager and is responsive to the safety needs of all organizations.  …

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Military

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Developer Abbas Husseini said that unique feature of this antivirus is that it can function as IT security police, protecting the contents of the computers, while other parts such as firewalls are outside the computers.  …

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Economy

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Rouhani has formally submitted the Government budget for March 2014-March 2015 (Iranian year 1393) to the Majlis for consideration. The budget is $66 billion at the current exchange rate for the Iranian Rial and assumes an average oil price of $100 per barrel ( $10 below…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Economy

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Iran’s oil minister stated that Iran has invited French company Total, Royal Dutch Shell, Italian ENI, Norwegian Statoil, BP and US companies Exxon Mobil and Conoco Phillips to participate in oil and gas projects in Iran. During his visit to Vienna last week, Zanganeh has met…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Kerman’s Prosecutor General announced the arrest of nine people linked to foreign media and cyber networks. He said that through forming diverse websites they provided assisted cyber networks and their directors and owners, as well as to the foreign media, including BBC Persian. They were also…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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The head of the FATA Police (Cyber Police) in East AzerbaijanProvince Mohammad Qasemlu said that bypassing internet filters is “unauthorized and forbidden…and no one, except those who have the required license granted by the authorities, is allowed to use (filtered sites on) the internet. Also, the…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Baha’is Fariba Ashtari and Shabnam Motahed were sentenced to 3 years imprisonment in Yazd. Iman Rashidi was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment by court in Yazd  …

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Sheikh Hashem Hussein Pahani was summoned to Special Court for the Clergy, where he was arrested and transferred to Evin Ward 350/325.  Sheikh Hashem is a teacher at the Imam Bukhari Madrassah in Sanandaj. He is also a member of the office of Sheikh Hasan Amini,…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Poet, blogger and Arab literature teacher Hashem Shabani and chemistry teacher Hadi Rushi were charged with terrorist activity and anti-regime propaganda. The two were sentenced to death and in light of the recent secret executions of four Sunni prisoners, human rights activists have expressed concern over…

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Human Rights

An IRGC division in Fars Province announced the arrest of 4 members of a deviant and immoral cult that misled innocence civilians, particularly educated citizens, and encouraged them to commit immoral acts.  …

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Monday, 9 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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