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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  International

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Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II as part of his Middles Eastern tour. He also met with Jordan’s Prime Minister and his counterpart Abdullah Ensour. Zarif’s regional tour started on Sunday. Zarif visited Lebanon and Iraq (met with his counterpart, PM and Parliament…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  International

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In a media interview, the head of the Defense Committee in the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Esmail Kowsari said that several months ago, the committee team traveled to Syria and Lebanon, where they met with Bashar Assad, Syrian officials and then with Hezbollah…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  International

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In the background pictures: national seminar Velayat-e faqih and Islamic Awakening, an invitation to submit articles for the seminar being sponsored by the Center for Religious College Management in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, the Supreme Leader’s representation in the province and the Office of the Supreme…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  International

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“We Muslims have perverted our progress w/our own hands. We can follow the #Prophet again to regain our glory, prosperity & #peace.“…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  International

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Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi arrived in Cuba during his Latin American tour. He is due to meet with Cuba’s Deputy Trade Minister and foreign investors to discuss bilateral economic and trade relations. His next stop is Venezuela….

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Military

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“Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation’s interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation’s will“. Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) replied to the twit saying:  “Is “surrendering to the Iranian people’s will”…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Military

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Basij force (IRGC voluntary arm) commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that “Israel is surrounded by the Resistance (referring to Hezbollah, Hamas, PIJ) today. After the formation of Palestine and Lebanon’s Basij (popular defense forces), the Syrian Basij was created; the Jordanian and Egyptian Basij will also be formed…..As the late Imam (Khomeini)…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Military

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Chief of staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Hassan Firouzabadi issued two different statements in which he congratulated the birth of the prophet Mohammed  and the unity week between Muslems. In these messages, he wished for the continued victory, unity, pride of all Muslims, “for the destruction…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Military

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In a newspaper interview, former intelligence minister during the Khatami regime and current special adviser to President Rouhani on National and Religious Minority Affairs Ali Younesi indirectly discussed increasing the activity of parallel intelligence mechanisms since Rouhani’s election, saying that the parallel activity is dangerous to…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Economy

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Tehran’s stock market suffered its sharpest drop this winter, losing 2.7%. Most companies today were selling shares. Stock market expert Dr. Saeed Hamid Mir Muaeni attributed the decline to a drop in the level of political risk that positively affected the stock market, the capital market…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Economy

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Head of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture Gholam Hossein Shafei met with the German ambassador to Tehran to discuss the upcoming visit of German economic and trade delegation to Iran. .” Shafei said that “we are witnessing the widening and development of…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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The two were arrested by IRGC Intelligence agents in December 2013. Fatemeh Ekhtesari, the editor of the post-modern sonnet journal titled It Was Tomorrow, has gone into a stadium disguised like a boy to view the football match between Iran and South Korea, which caused several…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Human Rights

According to prison authorities, these prisoners are prevented from meeting their families for two weeks as punishment for the strike that they themselves launched two weeks ago and a letter of warning that was sent regarding the physical condition of the prisoners.  …

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Human Rights

Mahmoud (Javid) Ahkarmi, a Snni minority activist involved in volunteering and collecting donations for the poor, was arrested by intelligence ministry agents in his home in ParsProvince on Sunday.  …

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Javad Karimi Ghoudousi accused Rouhani of “extremism”, and said that instead of being preoccupied with marginal issues, Mr. Rouhani would be better off submitting to the Majlis draft laws related to economic issues. He warned that if the extreme statements made by Mr. Rouhani’s advisors (Akbar…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Domestic

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In an interview with Aljazeera, Ali Jannati, speaking in English, said that he has had Facebook for the past 3 years (before becoming a minister) but has no Twitter account. Jannati said that he uses Facebook to maintain ties with his friends around the world. Jannati…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Half of the 500 leading websites in Iran, according to Alaqsa, are blocked. Nearly half of the websites that focus on politics, art and society in Iran have been blocked in recent months. The tightening restrictions have moved on from websites to cell phone content and…

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Following increased calls from citizens and some regime officials to release the Green Movement leaders from house arrest and to publicly try them, the Secretary-General of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani said that if there were any delay in this matter in…

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