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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  International

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Javad Zarif will leave Wednesday night for Moscow to repay a visit made by Russian Foreign Minister for consultations regarding the agreements achieved during the last talks between the presidents of the two countries….

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  International

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Upon his arrival at the Beirut airport, Mohammad Javad Zarif said that friendly and good relations with its sister country Lebanon were important for Iran, and as long as Lebanon remained strong against Israel, it will remain a strong country. Iran is aware of Lebanon’s importance…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  International

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Fars News Agency quoted whatdoesitmean.com, which deals with conspiracy theories and dubious information that claims that Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden revealed Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) documents providing incontrovertible proof that an alien/extraterrestrial intelligence agenda is driving US domestic and international policy,…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Military

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In a special interview, Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi discussed the achievement of a joint solution following the prolonged marathon negotiations, adding that the first step in the six months to build confidence between the two sides will be initiated so…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Military

Main points from an interview with recently appointed Chairman of the Defense Committee in the Majlis Security and Foreign Policy Committee Esmail Kowsari: -          The Defense Committee is responsible for coordination with the armed forces, with the Ministry of Defense and with the internal security forces…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Military

In a meeting with IRGC investigators, Hossein Salami said that the primary goal of the imperialist regime is thought control and regulation of thought of world citizens. One of the ways used to achieve this goal is the creation of nations, and we can see this…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Military

Main points from the speech given by Mohammad Reza Naqdi at the memorial service for medical martyrs: -          All ideological matters that we have achieved, including power, independence and freedom are due to the blood of our martyrs. The path of the martyrs is inspirational. -         …

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Economy

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The White House said  that the $1.5 billion a month deal could trigger U.S. sanctions. Russian and Iranian sources close to the barter negotiations said the deal could see Russia buy as much as 500,000 barrels a day of Iranian oil in exchange for Russian equipment and…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Economy

The head of coordination with investors from Finland announced that in light of the negative reports by Western countries with regards to Iran, extensive efforts have been made over the past six months to prepare the groundwork for the arrival of these investors to Iran. He…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Economy

Mehr News is reporting that despite the Oil Minister’s recent denials of the import of every type of substandard, inferior quality fuels form China, published documents indicate that a cargo of octane boosters to be imported from China lacked EPA standard that is emphasized by the…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Plainclothes officers arrested Sara Rahiminejad, Majid Sheidaee, Mostafa Nadri, and George Issaian in Fardis village of Karaj on, December 31, 2013. Several Christian converts had gathered at the home of George Issaian to celebrate the New Year when plainclothes forces stormed the home, beating up those…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Human rights activists are reporting that Ahmad Danshepour Moghadam suffers from ulcerative colitis that resulted in his losing 40 Kg of his body weight to date. Due to a worsening of his condition, Moghadam lost consciousness and was hospitalized in the clinic. Prison authorities are refusing…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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From Rajai Shahr Prison, Efshin Bayimani has been prevented furlough to receive medical treatment despite having suffered two heart attacks. Bayimani has been imprisoned for over 13 years, and suffered two consecutive heart attacks. During the second heart attack, the prisoner was taken by ambulance to…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Domestic

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The government is now scrambling to reverse its birth control plan by promoting larger families. Some even speak of handing out gold coins to tempt parents to have more children. Mohammad Jalal Abbasi, head of the Demographics Department at Tehran University, said that even “a gold…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Domestic

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The managing director of conservative weekly 9 Dey Hamid Resaei was sentenced to prison and lashings following publication of an article criticizing Majlis Chairman Ali Larijani. According to the report, the weekly’s political editor Saeed Zakari was also sentenced to prison and lashings….

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Rouhani will meet with the heads of the Arab tribes on his 3-day trip to mostly Arab populated Ahwaz Khuzestan province…

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014  /  Domestic

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A new website calls for accountability from local authorities with an online survey of citizens. Periodically, Iran Voices will publish reports about specific cities based on the surveys and send them to media, local politicians and the municipality itself. The very first report, in October 2013, focused…

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