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Tuesday, 17 December 2013  /  International

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Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani has criticized recent US sanctions against Iran at a meeting with a visiting European parliamentary delegation “Commitment to one’s sealed (nuclear) agreement is the first and foremost principle in the political ethics of diplomacy…The world expected Obama’s administration to respect the…

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013  /  International

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Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mohammad Hassan Asfari addressed the visit by the European Parliamentary delegation to Iran and its meeting with prominent human rights activist who had been imprisoned for a lengthy period of time, Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director…

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013  /  International

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Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir-Abdollahian has traveled to Iraq to discuss an attack against Iranian gas company staff operating in Iraq’s Diyala Province.  …

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013  /  Military

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On uranium enrichment “… Iran did not decide to enrich. Iran was forced to enrich, because we had a share in a consortium in France called “Eurodif,” which we had paid for fully, but we were not able to get a gram of enriched uranium, even…

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013  /  Military

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Commander of the Khatam Alanbiya Air Defense Command Farzad Esmaili announced the installation of the Iranian ARASH radar this week in one of the air defense command sites that will provide greater range for Iran’s air defense network. Esmaili later discussed the decrees of the Supreme…

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013  /  Military

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Iranian navy (IRIN) Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Coordination Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari said that new Damavand destroyers built by the Defense Ministry are being tested by the IRIN. He added that  that “The Damavand destroyer belongs to the second generation series of Mowj…

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Fatemeh Hashemi’s trial is scheduled to begin on January 8th in Tehran’s Islamic Revolution Court.  Hashemi’s lawyer, Mahmud Alizadeh Tabatabai, said that the first bench of the aforementioned court had set the date as Fatemeh Hashimi’s hearing, adding that she would be tried on charges of…

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013  /  Domestic

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People trying to access the website were greeted with the following message “This website is closed until further notice, as staff at the website of Tabnak daily are on strike.” The daily is affiliated with former IRGC Commander and current Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen…

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Mahmoud Vaezi announced that the national information network would begin operating in 1394 (March 2015-March 2016) and that by the end of 1393 (the next Iranian year), internet capacity would increase from 70 Gigabytes per second to up to 700 Gigabytes per second. Vaezi later discussed…

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