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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  International

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Member of the Majlis Presidium Committee Mohammad Sadeghi discussed the trip of the British parliamentary delegation to Iran headed by former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and said that the parliamentary delegation’s plans were discussed during the presidium committee meeting. Sadeghi added  that the exchange of delegations…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  International

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Mohammad Javad Zarif met with members of a visiting Italian parliamentary delegation in Tehran on January 5. The Italian delegation was headed by Chairman of the Italian Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Pier Ferdinando Casini.  Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Emma Bonino recently visited Iran, the first visit…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  International

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Mohammad Hejazi said that Iran has not yet received official request “but if such a request is made, we will certainly provide them with equipment and consultations.” Hejazi also said that the Iraqi army has enough troops to deal with al Qaeda and there is no…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  International

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Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Turkey with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. Both parties expressed satisfaction with the development of ties and the improved level of cooperation in recent months as well as continued improvement by Erdogan’s scheduled visit to Tehran (end of January). The two supported…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  International

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Military

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Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi expressed optimism that implementation of an interim nuclear deal would begin in the third or fourth week of January. Salehi said that “an agreement has been reached on how to implement the deal and only…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Military

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Abbas Araqchi said that “We welcome any expertise added to the (nuclear) negotiation team but expert level talks has already ended and once expert-level talks of the final step begin, the experts team will probably be reorganized and enhanced in line with issues to be discussed…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Economy

Conservative websites, including Jahan News, is discussing the arrest of Babak Zanjani, claiming that the legal and just handling of all of the accused in economic, political an security affairs are the necessary and most important demand of the legal system in Iran. Although Babak Zanjani’s…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Human Rights

Christian convert Hossein Sakhati Arameseri was sentenced to one year in prison on charges of spreading Christianity.  …

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Bagher Kolami, a Sunni Arab activist was arrested by the Intelligence Ministry and his location is unknown. Kolami was released this past October after having served a one year prison sentence on charges of affiliation with the Salafists and hostility towards the Shia religion.  …

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Maryam Shafipour, student activist, former member of Mehdi Karroubi‘s presidential election campaign and student deprived of her education, was arrested on August 5, 2013 by Iran ‘s Intelligence Ministry. Maryam Shafipour from her birthday last year….

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Domestic

Hamid Rezq Moghadamfar claimed that the public demand is that the Fitna leaders be tried, and this will happen soon. Moghadamfar reiterated that Mousavi and Karroubi are corrupt on earth (which carries a death sentence according to Islamic penal law).  …

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Domestic

At a conference that took place to mark the 9 Dey, Hojateleslam Mehdi Taaeb, head of the Amar Command said that some of the causes of the “Fitna 88” (definition of the protest following the elections by Conservative elements) were from the enemy’s puzzle and another…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Following the increased media blitz by regime officials against the Green Movement over the past several weeks, Majlis member Ali Motahari criticized the judiciary in light of its inability to review the heavy sentences imposed against political prisoners, lawyers, politicians, students and human rights activists who…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Domestic

Mashallah Shams Alouazeen, press activist, discussed the efforts to renew Association activity by the government, and said that in light of talks that have taken place until now, and the positive decree granted by the president, the minister of labor, guidance and intelligence were appointed to…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Domestic

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On Sunday, the trial of the managing director of Bahar newspaper began. According to the indictment, charges include encouragement of moral corruption, publication of immoral photos, anti-regime propaganda, publication that violates Islamic values, creation of a rift in society, harming Islam, etc.  The court ratified six…

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Monday, 6 January 2014  /  Domestic

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“From now on, to access the news, messages and statements of Ayatollah Khamenei in Farsi language, follow @Khamenei_irFa“…

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