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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  International

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Hojjat al-Eslam Montazeri  said that “a group such as a European parliamentary delegation usually comes to discuss economic issues. They, however, “secretly met with two seditionists who were convicted of sedition 88 (post-June 2009 presidential election protest). The party responsible for organizing this meeting should be…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  International

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An informed source in the Shiite National Alliance revealed to (Kuwaiti newspaper) Al-Siyasah that the Iranian and the Syrian regimes agreed to change the method of sending weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon, and are using Iraqi airports to carry out this task, as part of an…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Military

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Majlis representative Hamid Resaei said that the transfer of the nuclear dossier from the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), i.e. from the position over the three branches of power, to the Foreign Ministry was a mistake, adding that the way to prevent further damage to the…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Military

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Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari’s criticism (Zarif was blamed for lack of military understanding)   “His (Jafari’s) opinion is respected although I do not share  this belief. I believe that what we (Iran’s nuclear negotiating team)  have achieved has been remarkable…Some said…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Military

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The head of the Center for Strategic Research and Khamenei’s advisor on international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati said that Iran was adhering to the Geneva agreement. There is no doubt that if the other parties, including the US, act in violation of the Geneva Agreement, they…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Military

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Speaking at a gathering of IRGC staff working to ensure airports security, Mohammad Ali Jafari said “terrorist threats in our world today is rooted in the technological advances of major powers and our enemies. They have combined technology and global hegemony to create a complex technological…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Military

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Majlis  National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC)  member Mansour Haqiqatpur said  that Iran’s  “strongest deterrence factor against enemies’ threats is its missile capability and capacity…Our Islamic Iran is the fifth missile power in the world.” Haqiqatpur underlined that Iran’s progress in areas such as stem cells, satellite launch…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Military

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Basij member Abolfazl Shiravanian was killed in a defense operation on Zaynab Shrine in Damascus.  The funeral took place in Esfahan. Abulfazel was the son of military official Mojtaba Shiroanian, who died in the Iran-Iraq War. Shiravanian is the son of Brig. Gen Mojtaba Shiravanian Foundation…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Military

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On Wednesday, a book written by Firouzabadi, head of the general headquarters of Iran’s Armed  Forces, titled “Uncovering the Secrets of the Zionist Regime” was released. The book was unveiled during an international exhibition in Tehran and focuses on the “false ideology, crimes and acts of…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Economy

Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam said that Iran’s economy relies 85% on local sources and only 15% depends on foreign economy. Even assuming that all of Iran’s foreign trade totals $150 billion, including oil sales, the import of goods and export of non-petroleum products, this figure comprises only…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Economy

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Expediency Discernment Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei said at a seminar on oil and economic development that oil is a product that affects both Iran’s economy and politics in both the domestic and international arenas. According to Rezaei, if the current consumption of oil continues, within 30…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Human Rights

24-year-old Abdolaziz Raeisi was executed by hanging in the central prison in Zahedan after 7 years in prison.  …

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Legal adviser to Iran’s general prosecutor and secretary of a work group tasked with determining “criminal content” in the cyber space Abdosamad Khorramabadi sent a letter to IRNA (Iran’s official news Agency), criticizing it for “advertising for the Zionist-espionage website of Facebook.” Khorramabadi quoted Khamenei as saying: “During…

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Thursday, 19 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Hassan Rouhani appointed Hojjat al-Eslam Mohammad Sadeq Salehi as the new governor-general of Qom Province.  …

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