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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  International

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Tehran to discuss Iran’s nuclear program as well as bilateral ties. Lavrov is scheduled to meet with FM Zarif and President Rouhani and will speak with other Iranian officials about the Syrian situation and the legal status of Caspian…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Military

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Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif interview with TIME. Key points: Biggest differences removal of all sanctions and Iran having an enrichment program. It’s too late in the game for somebody to come and tell us that we have concerns that cannot be addressed. No place for producing…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Military

Mehrdad Bazrpash has reservations about statements made by the US president and says that Iran’s nuclear negotiating team must speculate about the statement. According to Bazrpash, Obama is condemning the Iranian people without fear and with all of the impudence, demonstrating rudeness in statements that not…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Military

Acting Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mansour Haqiqatpour discussed statements issued by some Arab countries regarding the need to participate in Iran’s nuclear talks with the 5+1, saying that this claim is not in place but the admission that the security…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Military

A Kayhan editorial by Hossein Shariatadmari titled “Why Shouldn’t They be Serious?!” it must first be said that there is no doubt that Iran’s nuclear negotiating team are children of the revolution and reliable, trustworthy people who are in charge of a complex and fateful assignment…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Military

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari will attend an international meeting on maritime security titled The Reasonable Navy, Key player of Maritime Security Enhancement. The naval commanders of 17 nations are expected to attend the conference.  …

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Economy

Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization has announced  the China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) willingness to invest $1.8 billion.  …

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Economy

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During this visit, the Pakistani oil minister was accompanied by a high ranking delegation that includes deputy ministers and heads of Interstate Gas Systems company. The visit is taking place following a discussion between Pakistani officials with Qatar, which is considered Iran’s most important gas partner…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Iranian state television has broadcast images of several men they claim have been in contact with and funded by “espionage networks” and who were charged with “offering reporter training seminars in Turkey and Malaysia,” “internet activities aiming for a ‘soft overthrow’ of the Iranian regime,” and…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Mulawi Abdollhamid expressed concern over repercussions of the prolonged hunger strike, and asked the president to intervene to fulfill their requests with the judiciary. The Sunni prisoners in Ghezel Hessar Prison launched a hunger strike to protest the harsh prison conditions.  …

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Human Rights

One of the prisoners is Abdoolalreza Kanbari, a teacher whose death sentence was commuted in appellate court to 10 years in prison, was not in exile but was for some reason transferred this week to the prison in exile. Kanbari was arrested during the post-election events…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Human Rights

In recent weeks, over 40 political prisoners at Evin have warned the law and prison authorities of the poor medical condition of the prisoner. According to his cellmates, Barzagi was transferred to solitary confinement in extremely poor physical and emotional condition. Barzagi is an Azeri dentist…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Esrafil Sultani, who is a paraplegic and imprisoned in Wing 209 at Evin Prison, launched a hunger strike in protest of the prison conditions in Wing 209, and what he called his illegal arrest. Sultani was arrested last week on charges of anti-regime propaganda after having…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Fihman Qasen Nazed was arrested two years ago on initial charges of anti-regime propaganda and installation of a satellite dish but the court, headed by Judge Salavati, Fihman Qasen Nazed for Israel and installation of satellite dishes and was sentenced to three years in prison. Since…

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Masoud Bastani returned to Rajaei Shahr prison after furlough extension was denied.  …

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Masoud Zehadian announced that the police is supervising cyber space and networks such as Facebook, Instagram, WECHAT (texting software that has become popular in Iran), etc….

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013  /  Domestic

According to Hadianfar, 41% of internet users are searching for information and news, 19% search for bank activity, 16 % use the internet to download content, 14% to enter social networks and 10% for shopping. The cyber police is active in 33 provinces, and in 56…

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