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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  International

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Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs said that Mohammad Javad Zarif has put Saudi Arabia visit on the agenda and that the visit will take place when the foreign minister finds an opportunity. Amir-Abdollahian is currently is on a visit to Iraq to follow up assassination…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  International

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Military

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Director General for Political and International Affairs at the Foreign Ministry Hamid Baidinezhad heads the Iranian expert level team. Experts from nuclear, banking, oil and transportations sectors are accompanying the Iranian nuclear team. Ashton’s aide Stefan Clement chairs the G5+1 expert delegation in the talks. Iranian…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Military

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Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said  his organization’s vision is to “turn the Islamic Republic (of Iran) into  a center of [uranium] enrichment for the west Asian countries.” Salehi also reiterated that Iran’s heavy water reactor in Arak will continue its…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Military

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Vice-Chairman the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) Mansur Haqiqatpur said that committee members are set to visit the research reactor and heavy-water plant in Arak. Haqiqatpur said that the exact date of the visit has not been finalized so far, adding that it would…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Military

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The Iranian air force (IRIAF) has started the first stage of the fourth Fada’iyan-e Harim-e Velayat exercise in Bushehr province. Various types of aircraft, including fighter jets, bombers, and communication and transport planes, will be used in the exercise. fighter bases of the Regular Air Force,…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Military

Iran’s ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanai said that Iran expects that the agreement to sell the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile system is a legal agreement that must be fulfilled. In addition, the nature of this system is defensive and does not violate any international law. He…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Military

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Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) has claimed responsibility for the operation and is threatening to move the fighting to Tehran. The three Iranians killed were in a vehicle of IRGC engineer employees that was hit by an IED in Saravan, which is located in Sistan and…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Military

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Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Forces Ahmad Reza Pourdastan  announced a successful test of new anti-tank missiles by Iranian Army Ground Forces. According to Pourdastan, during the last drill, the Ground Forces successfully tested the new AT missiles and new weapons that were delivered to…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Economy

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In a message for the seventh seminar on Iran’s financial and tax policies,  Ali Tayebnia said Iran’s significant dependency on oil revenue over the past one hundred years has created one of the real challenges of Iran’s economy. He called on replacing oil revenue with revenue…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Economy

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The Secretary of the Dairy Industries Society announced the headquarters for dairy product market management decision against raising the prices of dairy products due to the allocation of 600 billion toman for cattle breeders. He added that Iran imports every month 5 thousand tons of butter…

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Friday, 20 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham has criticized the “politicization” of human rights following a United Nations General Assembly resolution expressing concern at ongoing abuses in Iran.  …

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