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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Military

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Majlis representative Hojjat al-Eslam Seyyed Mohammad Nabavian, a member of Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi’s radical faction, said in  Mashhad’s Arreshad al-Reza Mosque. “We held several sessions on the nuclear issue at the Majlis with (senior members of the nuclear negotiating team)  Zarif (foreign minister) ,…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  International

Head of the Consular Division in the Foreign Minister Hossein Qashqai said that 5 million Iranians currently live outside Iran. Qashqai called on Iranian students abroad to become active in the public diplomacy arena and for them to participate in the citizenship diplomacy for their friends…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  International

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Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad arrived in Iran on an official two-day visit and is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Zarif as well as Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Miqdad’s visit was aimed at discussing the latest developments in…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  International

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  International

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Corruption scandal in Turkey With regards to Reza Zareb, the Iranian arrested in Turkey, he said that we are looking into the matter. One must remember that the press in Turkey is not under any regulation at all and this “type of press loves to create…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Military

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Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said that he would meet the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union Catherine Ashton’s aide, Mrs. Helga Schmid in Geneva. Araghchi said that there are still some political issues between Iran and P5+1 to…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Military

Mohsen Rezaei addressed the government’s agenda in both foreign and domestic policy, saying that the most important issue on the agenda is the nuclear talks. The stage of talking has ended and we are now entering a difficult period in which we must remain alert and…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Military

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Referring to his government’s foreign policy achievements, Rouhani said that “in foreign policy, which was like a safe  that could not be opened by any key (key was Rouhani’s election campaign symbol) , there was the first fresh opening. The initial (nuclear) agreement with the 5+1…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Military

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During a meeting with Passive Defense Organization Director Gholam Reza Jalali, Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Iranian Foreign Ministry is sensitive to enemies’ movements and threats in cyberspace and considers it a serious responsibility to legally defend national interests.” The two agreed that any foreign…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Economy

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In a message to OPEC members, Namdar Zanganeh said  that unconventional oil production from shale reserves by non-OPEC countries will not be a threat to OPEC. He supported OPEC’s policy for stabilizing its ceiling output at 30 million bpd. “We believe it is our right to try…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Economy

When was asked whether the government retracted its decision to table the draft law on subsidy reform committee meeting, government spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht responded by saying that the government preferred submitting the issue of subsidy reform to the Majlis as part of a comprehensive draft…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Economy

The Supreme Labor Council ratified several months ago two resolutions to reinforce and increase salaries and work conditions for workers. One decision included an increase of cash bonuses and the second resolution involved on workers’ housing wages, but the government reduced the scale of the wage…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Economy

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From pistachio merchants to electricity exporters, some of whom are employers who received certificates of merit from the government. Topping the list is businessman and hotelier in Iran and Spain, Hossein Sabet Baktash. Second on the list is Asadollah Asghar Owladi, owner of Hassas, one of…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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On his Facebook page, Heshmatollah Tarbazadi wrote that he is returning to prison to serve out the remaining 4 years of an eight year prison sentence. Tabarzadi had been imprisoned for 7 years in the past. Since 1999, there hasn’t been one year in which Tabarzadi…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Human Rights

In the week that has passed since the clashes that broke out in Wing 350 of Evin Prison surrounding 9 Dey events, and the transfer of several Green Movement prisoners to solitary confinement (Amad Behavar, Hassan Asdi Zayid Abadi, Behzad Arab Gul and Ali Kazem Zadeh),…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Domestic

Member of the conservative faction in the Majlis Tabibzadeh addressed recent statements made by Ali Motahari , accusing him of speaking as a M16 agent, and of being unquestionably influenced by foreign intelligence services. Tabibzadeh emphasized that otherwise, there is no explanation as to Motahari’s failure to…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Domestic

Reza Taqipour, a former member of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, discussed filtering of Facebook, saying that he seriously opposes Facebook, and added that how can I agree to a network that the West itself admits is used as the United States’s most complex and important…

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Domestic

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The websites Nocut Press and Hemmat News were blocked without warning by the prosecutor general.      …

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Asri Iran website is reporting that in contrast with statements made by deputy chairman of IRIB Ali Darabi that the Iranian television has not banned even one person from appearing on television, the IRIB blacklist is even longer than a similar list held by the Ministry…

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