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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  International

Lebanese minister Mohammad Chatah, who was killed in an explosion last Friday in Beirut, sent an open letter to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani before his death requesting that Iran stay out of Syria and Lebanon and that it stop assisting Hezbollah. Chatah wrote the letter last…

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Military

Acting Chairman of the Iran Space Agency Hamid Fazeli, announced that efforts were being made to lay the groundwork for the launch of one of the satellites built by Iranian researchers into space by the “10 Days of Dawn” (February). According to Fazeli, several satellites are…

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Military

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According to Mousavian, he arrived to visit his mother and will stay in Iran for two weeks. Mousavian emphasized that during his stay, he will not be involved in any political activity. He also denies talks that he served as Iran’s secret diplomat in the US…

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Military

Bahrain announced that it stopped a ship carrying Iranian- and Syrian-made explosives. According to the public security chief in Bahrain, this ship was on its way to Bahrain carrying 50 Iranian-made hand grenades. Bahrain has frequently accused Iran of meddling in its internal affairs. Since 2011,…

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Economy

Mehr News Agency reported last week that Iran has official approved the import of hazardous fuel additives from China. The VP of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company approved the import of 100 tons of fuel additives known as MMT. Use of this additive has been…

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Human Rights

With the encouragement of Intelligence Ministry agents, several security prisoners in Wing 350 of Evin Prison began shouting out against political and ideological prisoners. Following tension that was raised in the wing, in a puzzling move, prison authorities transferred three senor political prisoners, Amad Behavar, Hassan…

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Majlis Chairman) Larijani: “The West is deviating from the straight path in the nuclear talks.”  …

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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In the month since his arrest, Baha’i Manouchehr Kholsi by Intelligence Ministry agents in Mashhad, no information has been released about his condition. His family’s attempts to obtain information have come up empty….

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Taghi Karroubi discussed publication on the Supreme Leader’s website that included an image with the stamp ”Unforgivable ‘ regarding the Fitna 88 movement (the June 2009 election protests) and said that he does not know if this publication is designed to fan the flames of…

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Domestic

Tehran’s prosecutor general announced the filing of an indictment against Ali Motahari. The reason for the indictment is apparently Ali Motahar’s last speech at Shiraz University, in which he criticized government behavior with regards to Green Movement leaders in the Fitna 88.  …

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014  /  Domestic

Ali Younesi, special assistant to the president on minority affairs (former Intelligence Minister) announced that the arrangements have been made to establish a department for minority affairs in the president’s office.  …

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