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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  International

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Mahdi Sanaei and Russia’s Michael Bogdanov discussed developments in Middle East, with particular focus on the continuing Syrian crisis and Geneva II conference….

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  International

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Member of the Majli’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) Mehdi Davatgari said that “a study of Saudi Arabia’s behavior shows that the kingdom has always played an nonconstructive role against Iran…We hope that the Saudi statesmen modify their political behavior towards Iran.” He underlined that…

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Military

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Head of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council and Khamenei’s adviser on international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati said that nuclear talks should continue to vindicate Iran’s legitimate rights, which are in compliance with international rules and regulations. Velayati said “We hope that our negotiators,  with reliance…

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Military

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Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) Avaz Heydarpour  discussed the telephone call between FM Zarif and Catherine Ashton, and said that Iran wishes for the talks to continue. According to Heydarpour, all Iranian officials are determined to continue the talks in…

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Military

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IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said that “Given the mission we have been assigned…we have been able to design and build equipment for our vessels, including the ability to equip our small helicopters with large anti-warship missiles while mounting and equipping small vessels and…

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Economy

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Majid Jalil Sarghale discussed the government budget for next year and said that the government must manage all of the sources and revenue from oil sales and taxes so that it can overcome the complications. He added that the Majlis was willing to cooperate whenever necessary…

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Economy

The countdown has begun for the launch of 4 new petrochemical projects, two of which will be carried out with the direct participation of oil companies from EU member nations, including Italy and Sweden.  …

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Secretary of the Press Supervisory Board Saeed Alaedin Zuhurian, discussed publication of an interview in Kanoon newspaper that harmed Islamic values and said that the Press Supervisory Board is responsible for handling these issues, and in its meeting, the publications from Kanoon newspaper will be presented…

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Human Rights

A report by human rights activists in Iran claim that a prisoner in Zahedan Prison was electrocuted to death after having been forced by prison authority leader in Sistan Province to handle exposed electricity cables after having dared to comment on the dangers of the exposed…

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Students from Babol Noshirvani University published a statement condemning the arrest of student activist MOHSEN BARZEGAR, who was remanded to serve a two-year prison sentence that was handed down to him. Students later called on authorities to at least allow him to take the semester’s final exams….

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Human Rights

8 death row prisoners have been moved to solitary confinement in Rajaei Shahr prison prior to their sentences being carried out.  …

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Baha’i Mozhdeh Zohori was arrested in Gorgan in a raid of her home. Books, cellphone and  other items were confiscated. Zohori’s husband Farhad Fahnadzh is serving a 10 year sentence in Rejaei Shahr prison  …

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Supreme Leader’s adviser in the IRGC Yadollah Javani said that if the government wishes to deviate from the revolutionary path, it is only natural that the IRGC will be required to do what it must with open eyes (and intervene). The principle (of the IRGC) is…

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Thursday, 26 December 2013  /  Domestic

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Senior Tehran University professor and well-known political analyst Sadegh Zibakalem harshly criticizes government action on  air pollution, saying that the main responsibility for air pollution is that of the government and unfortunately, the government is not investing the necessary capital to eliminate air pollution. The only…

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