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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  International

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Discussing the new sanctions imposed by the American Department of Treasury and State Department, Marzie Afkham said that unfortunately, we are witnessing serious confusion in the decision-making process and in statements made by American officials. Whereas the American government is ostensibly trying to prevent approval of…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  International

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Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, NSFPC, Alaeddin Boroujerdi discussed the inclusion of several Iranian and non-Iranian companies and individuals  on the list of sanctions by the US, and said that by doing so, the US has violated the Geneva agreement. Boroujerdi…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  International

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Spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Saeed Hossein Naqavi discussed the imposition of new American sanctions on Iran, saying that the current situation is essentially a test for both sides and Iran’s leaders must reassess the situation and adopt a vehement and…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  International

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Seyyed Abbas Araqchi,  who is also senior member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team,  has departed  for Germany to attend an event organized by the Koerber Foundation and to hold talks with German officials, including the foreign minister. Araqchi will also will hold meetings concerning Iran’s nuclear talks with…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  International

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Nine of the 290 members of the Iranian parliament are women. For the first time in over five years, a delegation from the European parliament has met with a group of Iranian females. The EU delegation is also scheduled to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  International

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Iran’s UN mission called on the US administration to provide explanations about former FBI agent Robert Levinson claimed to have gone missing in Iran a few years ago. Iran’s press counselor at the United Nations Alireza Miryusefi said that Iran does not have any information on Levinson’s whereabouts. The US citizen,…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Military

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On  his Facebook page and on Twitter Sunday morning, Javad Tarif wrote “I am on the way to the hospital to visit my mother. The reason I haven’t written in the past several days was because of my mother’s condition but her condition has thankfully improved….

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Military

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Supreme Leader’s Adviser in the IRGC Yadallah Javani addressed statements (made by FM Zarif) on Iran’s lack of defensive capability against an American military attack by saying that these statements are unprofessional and are apparently made due to unfamiliarity with military and defense matters. The truth…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Military

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A member of the Iranian negotiating team in the 4 rounds of talks in New York and Geneva 3-1 and head of the IRGC’s political and international affairs department Hamid Ba’eidinejad said that if the team receives constructive criticism about the Geneva Agreement that includes concrete…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Military

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At a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan, 12 Iranian-made cyber products were unveiled. This ceremony was also attended by Dr. Gholam Reza Jalali, head of the Passive Defense Organization. The Defense Minister emphasized to reporters the importance of passive and cyber defense as well…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Military

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15 Iranians and two Iraqis were killed and four people were wounded in an armed attack on Iranian engineers working on a gas pipeline project on December 13th. Rouhani demanded that the Iraqi government ensure safety of Iranians working or living in Iraq….

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Following approval from a court in Sanandaj and after having taken over the land that belongs to the Baha’i in the city that was used as a cemetery, bulldozers destroyed the entire Baha’i cemetery.  …

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Pastor Vruir Avanessian was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on charges of anti-regime propaganda and activity that harm national security. Avanessian is extremely ill and requires close medical supervision. For 17 years, Avanessian h as served as the official pastor in the Armenian churches but…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Six months have passed since the discovery of wiretaps installed in the office of Majlis member Ali Motahari. Motahari demanded that the Minister of Intelligence present within 10 days those responsible for this action. Motahari mentions that the Ministry of Intelligence eavesdrops on all Majlis members…

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Monday, 16 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Interior Minister and Secretary General of the Anti-Narcotics Headquarters Abdoleza Rahmani Fazli discussed the scope of drug use in Iran, saying that 6 million Iranians are directly involved in drugs. Despite the successes of the interior security forces, the Anti-Narcotics Headquarters, Ministry of Intelligence, etc. it…

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