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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  International

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In a public address (also tweeted) in Qom on January 9 to mark the mass anti-monarchy demonstrations in the city in 1978, Khamenei said that victory was achieved thanks to the wise leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, who “showed the right path to people.” Khamenei said that…

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  International

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Rafsanjani said that the Iran-Saudi relationship has worsened in recent years and that he could not help improve them since he does not have any official responsibility and authority. “Responsibility for restoring the relationship is first and foremost that of Khamenei and secondly the Government.” Earlier, Rafsanjani…

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  International

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  Economy

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Namdar Zanganeh said that his Ministry has been pressuring imprisoned billionaire Babak Zanjani, saying he owes the Ministry 2.6 billion Euros ($3.5 billion). Zanganeh said the Ministry has not received the money, and documents that Zanjani submitted to the CBI to show that he paid the debt….

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  Economy

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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According to the report, a representative of the prosecutor general traveled to Wing 350 and met with some of the prisoners, threatening them with a ban on family meetings if their names and information on their condition appear in the media.    …

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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One month after the IRGC Intelligence Unit arrested several Internet specialists in Kerman, the Head of the Kerman Province’s Judiciary Ali Tavakoli listed the detainees’ charges as “executing projects and plans of anti-revolutionary foreign residents,” alleging that they worked for BBC Persian Service and the Green Voice of…

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Responding to a question about chats between men and women, the Supreme Leader said that chats between a man and a woman who were not married is prohibited. The ruling came days after Iranian authorities blocked WeChat, a popular messaging application that enables smart phone users…

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Friday, 10 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) experts arrived in western Azerbaijan. Following a visit to Lake Urmia, the experts expressed a willingness to cooperate and save the lake, considered the second largest salt lake in the world.  Rouhani criticized previous policy on the lake, saying that it’s…

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