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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Military

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Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi interviewed by state-run IRTV2. Key points :   R&D the best part of the Geneva agreement “When you analyze R & D, you find out that it is the most transparent part of the deal, with…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  International

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During his meeting with Putin at the Kremlin, Zarif praised the Russian President for his constructive “role in bilateral ties and international peace and security…Our success in Geneva talks owes much to Russia’s efforts; and we insist on collaborating and coordinating with you until we reach…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  International

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US hung so much hope on Zarif and thought that he was one of them and when he expressed respect for (Imad) Mughniyeh , the Americans became insulted. Acting Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee in the Majlis, the NSFPC, Mansour Haghighat discussed…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  International

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During a conference to express support of a Sunni-Shia unity, Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that Iranian support in Bahrain is not sectarian support but similar to support of Sunnis in Gaza and designed to oust the monarchy. The aim is that the position and opinions of…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  International

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During his visit to Syria, Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the heads of Palestinian organizations that oppose the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. The meeting, which took place at the Iranian embassy in Syria, was attended by Ahmad Jibril of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  International

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to visit Tehran on January 28, when he will meet high-ranking Iranian officials to discuss bilateral ties and the latest regional developments….

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  International

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Iran’s government invited the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to come to Tehran, on 50th anniversary of a previous concert they gave in Iran. “If pittsburghsymphony.org/  is indeed coming to Tehran, it would be a first since the 1979 revolution that severed ties between Iran and US”. (Erdbrink…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  International

The Thai ambassador to Iran announced that there were currently no problems in issuing tourism visas between the two countries, and added that the visa requirement between Iran and Thailand might be cancelled.  …

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Military

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Summary of Technical Understandings Related to the Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program. The summary includes the following sections: “What Iran Has Committed to Do”- Verification Mechanisms, Transparency and Monitoring, “What the P5+1 and EU Have Committed…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Military

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The cartoon title: “Claims of Victory Once Again”. In the cartoon: “Wow, he is beaten…he gave me everything I wanted…below next to the poor man there is text that states: the public  …

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Military

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Three years have passed since the sensational arrest of Dr. Shahin Dadkhah, former advisor of the Supreme National Security Council and senior expert on the nuclear negotiating team headed by current president Hassan Rouhani. The arrest of Dr. Shahin as well as other experts and advisers…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Economy

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The German ambassador traveled to the Iran Chamber of Commerce this week, where he announced that a German economic delegation would soon visit Iran. The Wall Street Journal announced that a large economic delegation from France would travel to Iran next month. According to the newspaper,…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Economy

Following the decision to implement the first step in the Geneva Agreement, next Monday the gradual lifting of sanctions will begin, and some of the Iranian money that is frozen overseas will gradually be released. The Foreign Ministry has charged the Central Bank to present the…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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The arrest of Heshmatollah Tabarzadi was accompanied by violence. Tabarzadi had been imprisoned for ten years in the past, and in the post-June 2009 election protests, where he was sentenced to 9 additional years in prison and 74 lashings. Read his letter from prison 3 years…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Human Rights

22-year-old Abdolvahid Shah-Bakhs and 23-year old Mahmmoud Shah-Bakshi, to Baluchi minorities who were arrested last year by security forces and held in remand by the IRGC intelligence in Zahedan, were sentenced to death by the revolutionary court in Zahedan. Although no exact information has been released…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Senor cleric and lecturer at the religious studies school in Sanandaj Hashem Hossein Panahi, who also served as head of the office of the mufti in Kurdestan, was sentenced to six months in prison and 30 lashings b y a special religious tribunal on charges of…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Human Rights

The prosecutor general of Tabas announced that a man convicted of drug-related crimes was executed in the local prison facility. He added that the court rejected the prisoner’s request to lighten his sentence due to his young age, and the prisoner was executed 4 years after…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Seven prisoners charged with murder were executed by hanging at the Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj; five prisoners charged with drug-related offenses were executed by hanging in Shahrud; a death row prisoner was publicly executed in Sava in the central province….

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Masoumeh Ebtekar was the first woman appointed vice president and almost the first woman to give a speech at the pre-Friday sermon prayer. Vice President and Head of Environmental Protection Organization  was scheduled to give a speech to mark Clean Air Week in Iran. The central…

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Friday, 17 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Ghanoon newspaper published a audio recording of a discussion between a journalist for the paper and Majlis member Mahdi Kouchak Zade, in which the Majlis member was heard to curse and insult the newspaper and its reporters. According to the report, following publication of the news…

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