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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Military

Kamalvandi added that the Iranian experts were currently holding technical consultations with the IAEA inspectors. Kamalvandi added that the suspension of 20% enrichment in Iran would begin at the end of the technical consultations with inspectors around its implementation. He further said that these talks and…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  International

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said  he had issued the invitation to Iran after “speaking at length in recent days” with Iranian Foreign Minister Javid Zarif, who had “pledged that Iran would play a positive and constructive role in Montreux.”…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  International

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In his Friday prayer sermon in Tehran Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi discussed the nuclear agreement, saying that this agreement was not from a position of weakness, poverty, hunger and sanctions. Our nation is a believing nation, studied in war and hardships. Our nation has evolved through difficulties…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  International

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Following a meeting with his Iranian counterpart in  Tehran, the Senegalese Foreign Minister announced that Senegal is willing to improve its relations with Iran, and said that it will reopen its embassy in Tehran in the near future. On February 23, 2011, Senegal severed diplomatic relations…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  International

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Economic attaché at the Iranian Embassy in Sana’a Ali Asghar Asadi was shot and killed. Asadi was shot as he was leaving the Iranian Ambassador’s residence in the south of the city by car. He was taken to hospital, where he died. Last year, Nour Ahmad…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  International

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Rouhani Congratulate all Muslims on the auspicious birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), teacher of mercy& compassion…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  International

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The Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Organization Ezatollah Zarqami announced that before the end of the new Persian year that will begin in March 2014, an Islamic Awakening channel will be operated (Islamic Awakening being the Iranian phrase for the Arab spring). He…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Military

Marzieh Afkham called the White House summary of the nuclear deal a unilateral interpretation of the accord “This (White House) statement is a unilateral interpretation of the recent unofficial agreements reached between experts from Iran and the P5+1…This statement is in no way the criterion for…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Military

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Member of the nuclear team Majid Takht Ravanchi, answering a question posed in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper as to why the agreement on implementation of the nuclear agreements was only reached two months after its signing, said that there was a difference in interpretation…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Military

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Chairman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi met with Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani. Salehi submitted to Rafsanjani an updated status report on Iran’s nuclear activity and on the research activity in the organization as well as on the…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Military

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The EU published a fact sheet regarding nuclear negotiations with Iran. It is important to note that the commitments made in the Joint Plan of Action are only a first step towards a more comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue. It is aimed at reducing…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Military

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During a visit to an IRGC air force base, Amir Ali Hajizadeh discussed sensitive conditions in the region and world, saying that thanks to the Supreme Leader, who is unparalleled in the world, and to the efforts of our young son and children who sworn to…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Economy

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The Head of the Foreign Investment Attraction in the Majlis Parliamentary Commission  and member of the Malis Energy Committee Jalil Jafari said that implementation of the Geneva Agreement would result in numerous positive achievements in all areas of Iran’s economy. Implementation of the agreement will, according…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Economy

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh plans to pay an official visit to London to expand cooperation with British and other European oil and gas companies. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Norman Lamont announced the news on the sidelines of a visit to Iran earlier this…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said that “The spike in the number of executions carried out so far this month in Iran is alarming. The Iranian authorities’ attempts to change their international image are meaningless if at…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of political prisoner Saman Nasim, currently imprisoned in Orumieh Prison. According to Nasim’s defense attorney, Saman Nasim born on September 20, 1994, was not of legal age at the time of crime committed on July 17, 2011, and…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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The parents of Mohamad Metaji who sent text messages to Majlis member Hadad Adel and other members asking for the release of Green leaders (Mousavi & Karroubi) and who are currently under house arrest have been summoned to Branch 2 of Evin Court. Mohamad Metaji is…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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The prosecutor general of Tehran has charged Khazali with anti-regime propaganda. This is the 11th trial against Khazali. Three years ago, Khazali was sentenced to 14 years in prison, 10 years in exile and 90 lashings. Last year, following a 64-day hunger strike, Khazali was released…

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi was summoned back to prison. He returned to Rejai Shahr prison.  …

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Monday, 20 January 2014  /  Domestic

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As a result of criticism of President’s Rouhani’s trips to Khuzestan province that these trips were reminiscent of former president Ahmadinejad’s trips, government spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht deflected the criticism of citizens running behind the president’s car, saying that neither the president nor his entourage wanted…

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