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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  International

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Opposition cartoon reacts to Rouhani’s Christmas greeting tweet “Free the priests please and then I’ll think about it”. Related : “Obama left Pastor Saeed behind” – Wife of American pastor imprisoned in Iran fears for his life …

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  International

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Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said that the Iran will dispatch a task force to Yemen later this week to pursue Nour Ahmad Nikbakht’s fate. She said the Iranian delegation would visit Yemen within the next two days to investigate the fate of Nikbakht following a…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Military

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During the closing ceremony of the biennial expert conference on Iran’s fuel cycle and nuclear materials in Esfahan, the  head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said that there are 19,000 centrifuges in the country and that Iran had entered the group of…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Military

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Rapportuer of the Majlis’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) Hussein Naqavi Hosseini said that the bill would require the government to enrich uranium to the 60% level to provide fuel for submarines and other facilities in case Western anti-Iran sanctions are intensified. 100 Iranian…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Military

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Hojjat al-Eslam Hussein Sobhaninia, a member of the Majlis Presidium Board, called the draft “a hasty decision” that could  provide the enemy with a pretext (to attack Iran). Sobhaninia said that “We believe in the Geneva deal and the fact that the other party has violated…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Military

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Fereydoun Abbasi said that  Iran had unnecessarily accepted Western conditions to “curb the level of its enrichment at the request of others….A hero is one who will not give concessions and [can] get concession from a powerful rival.” He declared that suspension of enrichment of 20%…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Military

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Mojtaba Shiravanian, father of Abolfazl Shiravanian who was killed in Syria as part of the defense operation Protection of the Zayneb Shrine, said that the path of the resistance martyrs in Syria is the path of the martyrs of the iran-Iraq War and the nuclear martyrs….

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Economy

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Eshagh Jahangiri announced that the headquarters for special economic arrangements in the government would convene for its meetings and as long as the government plan remains incomplete, subsidy reform would continue in its current format. According to Jahangiri, the first stage of the subsidy reform law…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Economy

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According to UCO Bank, which handles trade with Iran, India’s exports to Iran currently stand at about $500 million, in  contrast with $40 million last year – a sharp twelvefold increase. Most of these exports are food items. The UCO Bank has so far processed 3,112…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

According to an announcement of the head of the prison authorities in Mashhad, two prisoners charged with murder were executed by hanging in the central prison in Mashhad.  …

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Behzad Asiyaei,Kaveh Rahimi,Arash Kamanche and Parvin Zandi were sentenced to 1 year each on charges of propaganda against the system….

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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The public flogging of three prisoners charged with stealing electricity cables and each sentenced to 74 lashes was carried out in the central square of Cehdasht….

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mohsen Armin’s house was raided while he and his wife were not home. Despite objections from Armin’s daughters who were home at the time, IRGC agents searched and videotaped the home, confiscating personal items. Armin was a representative for Tehran and vice speaker of the sixth…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Over the past five days, no information has been released about the condition of political prisoner Arjanag Daoudi, who is imprisoned in Bandar Abbas. Five days ago, the prisoner was transferred from the security wing in the prison to an unknown location and there is concern…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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51-year-old blogger Mohammadreza Pourshajari, who is imprisoned at Karaj Central Prison,  has been hospitalized….

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

Female prisoners go without water for 20 days and without hot water for months, resulting in a rise in infectious diseases.  …

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mehrdad Sabori and Afshin Nadimi were sentenced to jail after their trial was held in Sanandaj without the presence of their defense attorney…

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 27 December 2013  /  Human Rights

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One week after the popular WECHAT application was blocked, Mehr News is reporting that Iranian users  found other alternative applications, which will apparently also be blocked shortly. The official reason given for the filtering of the popular application was invasion of private space and compilation of…

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