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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  International

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Massimo D’Alema (PM 1998-2000) will address a conference at the Iranian Foreign Ministry on December 18. D’Alema met with FM Zarif.  D’Alema is visiting Iran several days prior to the visit by Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Emma Bonino to Iran at the official invitation of Mohammad Javad Zarif….

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  International

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Marziyeh Afkham said that Tehran has repeatedly stated that (former FBI / CIA agent)   Robert Levinson is not in Iran.  …

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  International

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Yemen tribal source in Ma’rib announced the death Nour Ahmad Nikbakht, who was kidnapped by al Qaeda in July 22. During a telephone conversation with his Yemeni counterpart on December 16, Foreign Minister Zarif voiced deep concern over the abducted diplomat’s fate and emphasized that the…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  International

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After thousands of insulting messages sent by Iranian fans to Messi’s Facebook page, Iranian film, television and theater actor Jamshid Mashayekhi will travel to Spain as an ambassador of peace and friendship for the Iranian soccer club Esteghlal. Mashayeki is traveling to placate Barecelona player Lionel…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Javad Zarif called the US Treasury Department decision to blacklist Iranian and foreign companies  “a huge setback that demonstrates a lack of understanding of the direction of action to solve the nuclear discussion” and reiterated that “Despite the Americans, Iran will maintain (the) negotiations (course).”…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Military

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Marziyeh Afkham said “One of the key issues mentioned in the Joint Plan of Action (the Geneva agreement) under the title of the other sides’ commitments is avoiding imposition of new sanctions…We have previously announced that any action to impose new sanctions means the death of…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Military

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Newly elected head of the conservative Followers of the Line of the Imam (Khomeini) and the Leader in the Majlis Mohammadreza Bahonar, said Iran might pursue 60% uranium enrichment if the Iran-P5+1 Geneva agreement is broken. Bahonar added that weakening the nuclear negotiating team at the moment…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Military

Kayhan has criticized the recurrence of “inappropriate behavior” demonstrated by FM Zarif, writing that the FM published a message confirming the telephone call between Dr. Zarif and John Kerry. The message said that Iran’s Foreign Minister expressed Iran’s dissatisfaction. This message is so vague that even…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Economy

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Thierry Courtaign, who resides in Iran, has announced that between February 4-5, managers of the largest French economic organizations in every commercial sector will arrive in Iran. The delegation will also include members of the mining industries. MEDEF includes 800,000 French economic entities and organizations and…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Economy

In a Fars News interview, Mustafa Tehrani Safa discussed the impact of Western sanctions on trading of petrochemical products and on methods used to cope with the sanctions. He emphasized that in the petrochemical sector, there is no such thing as frozen money but there are…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Economy

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Director of the International Affairs Department at National Iranian Oil Company Mohsen Ghamsari said that export of crude oil to India will continue without any problem. Iranian oil consignments are destined to Indian ports without any problem…oil tankers carrying Iranian crude oil are now berthing at…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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The IRGC intelligence unit has arrested Mohammad Amin Akrami, who used to live abroad and who returned to Iran from India six months ago. Akrami, who was arrested in late November, is currently  undergoing interrogation in Ward 2-A (IRGC’s detention centre)”. Mehdi Reyshahri Tangestani from Shahinshahr, another social…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Over 50 women’s rights activists convened to discuss the civil rights charter published by the President’s Office for review by citizens and opinion-makers prior to final approval. The activists expressed hope that the President’s Office would agree to a request to postpone approval of the convention…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Imprisoned pastor Behnam Irani sent a letter to the UN High Commission on Human Rights reporting an outbreak of violence by Intelligence Ministry agents in Karaj in his home and the home of two beadles before Christmas. They conducted a violent, barbaric search of the three…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Miriam, a student activist, blogger and member of the Karroubi elections campaign was sentenced to one year probation for five years  but has been imprisoned with no information released for the past five months.  …

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Human Rights

The four were charged with murder and were executed last week. Iranian media reported on the executions….

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Domestic

The Ahvaz representative in the Majlis Nasser Sudani discussed the heavy air pollution in Ahvaz, which caused over 20,000 residents to visit clinics and hospitals. Sudani said that the reason for the unprecedented number of city residents suffering from shortness of breath following air pollution following…

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Ali Jannati said that “evaluating this subject is important to “tackle the damage caused by these channels…We need practical and correct measures to counter  this damage and scholars should devise these measures in a format that is acceptable to both the government and the people.” Regarding…

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