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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  International

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President Hassan Rouhani has been officially invited to attend the 50th Munich Security Conference….

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  International

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Rouhani sent a “message of peace” congratulating “the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ” and urging world nations to put efforts into building a better world replete with peace and welfare, free from violence and extremism….

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  International

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Adviser to the Majlis speaker Hussein SheykhalIslam said that the Majlis is already making arrangements for the visits, adding that delegations willing to visit Iran include parliament speakers, members of parliamentary friendship groups or foreign commissions from different countries. http://www.bartarinha.ir/fa/news/84928/10-%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%AE%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA-%D9%BE%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D8%B3%D9%81%D8%B1-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  International

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Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) Alaeddin Borujerdi said that the “The Lebanese government must be aware that a Saudi Arabian is at the top of the lists of suspects in the bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut.” Borujerdi thanked…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  International

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Head of the Majlis Foreign Policy Subcommittee Vahid Ahmadi said that the source of…enmity of regional states like Saudi Arabia against Iran is not limited to the nuclear deal. These countries principally explore any avenue to obstruct the resolution of existing issues between the West and Iran…the geopolitics…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  International

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Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir Abdollahian said that the increased number of joint commissions is an indication of “growing cooperation” between Tehran and the Persian Gulf littoral states. Abdollahian said that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent tour of Persian Gulf…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  International

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A Bahraini coast guard official said that  items confiscated included Iranian-made explosives, Syrian bomb detonators, Kalashnikovs, C-4 explosives, Claymores, Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP’s), detonators, a PK machine gun, hand grenades, circuit boards for use in bomb making, armor-piercing explosives, TNT and a raft of other materials…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Military

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Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi underlined that the noticeable progress that Iran’s nuclear experts have made in the past years has enabled Iran to be among the rare manufacturers of modern centrifuges in the world. “There is nothing impossible for Iran in producing new-generation centrifuges…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Military

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Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts, said that Iran’s negotiations with the P5+1 “should be limited to the nuclear issue…We agree with the negotiations, but they should only concern the nuclear energy and the authorities are not allowed to speak a word about other…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Economy

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Vice-President for Planning and Strategic Supervision Mohammad Baqer Nowbakht has said that the Iran has succeeded to control inflation rate. He said that “The point-to-point inflation rate has dropped to 28.8% from 29.8% in the month of Azar November 22 –December 21 2013) and the 12-month inflation declined from 39.5%…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Economy

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In an address to members of Isfahan Chambers Trade Committee, the  head of the Iran-Britain Joint Chamber Ali Naqi Khamushi said that Iran-Europe chamber would soon be established to promote bilateral economic ties. He added that various European commercial delegations have recently arrived in Iran. Khamushi emphasized that chambers…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Economy

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Iran’s CNG Guild Association Chairman Ardeshir Dadras warned that the high household compressed  natural gas (CNG) consumption (despite high prices – see cartoon), amid the cold season, could trigger a crisis in Iran.  Dadras elaborated that an ongoing gas pressure drop forced the gas company to shut…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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The commander, who was in charge of the 117 Neynava Basij base in Tehran, told  the basijpress.ir website that snipers on the Basij force at the base “fired at protesters in the feet ” in order to scatter them and to prevent them from storming the base during  June 2009…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Majid Dorri, who was fired from Tehran’s Allameh University, has written an open letter to the  judiciary chief (Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani) , in which he  criticized the newly-ratified Islamic penal code. “During all my years in jail, I never felt guilty. It didn’t even occur to…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Human Rights

Gonabadi Dervishes Ebrahim Fazli, Mohammad Ali Saadi and  Asghar Karimi were sentenced to 2 years in prison.  …

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Kurdish political prisoner Ramezan Saeidi was released from Rejai Shahr Prison after serving out his eight-year sentence….

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Domestic

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The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance will attend an open session of Majlis on January 7th to explain “the Ministry’s irresponsible behavior with regards to controversial publications.” Eleven other ministers  will be “grilled” between January 4-8 - Minister of Education Ali Asghar Fani, Minister of…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Secretary of the Guardian Council (GC) Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said that the chant of “Death to America” that people have been shouting for more than 30 years “also refers to individuals like the leaders of ‘sedition’ who are linked with America…Seditionists, for the first time in…

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Friday, 3 January 2014  /  Domestic

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The trial of Saeed Purazizi, detained managing director of Bahar reformist newspaper, will begin on January 5. The newspaper was banned in November by the Press Supervision Board following publication of an article titled “Imam; political leader or faith role model?”  The trial will be held…

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