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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  International

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn his invitation to Iran to participate in the forthcoming Geneva II conference aimed at achieving a political solution to the Syrian crisis. Iranian state run media reported that the UNSG was forced to so under pressure from the United…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  International

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Discussing the importance of the Geneva II conference, Jazayeri emphasized that Syria must avoid falling into traps at Genea 2. He added that the United States and the supporters of the terrorist groups, who failed in their attempts to oust the Syrian regime, are now trying…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  International

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I and my Foreign Ministry colleagues are mourning the death of one of our finest colleagues and activists who has become a martyr by extreme infidels who do not know the true message of the prophet. I express my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Military

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The US Treasury provided a so-called Guide for the Perplexed to the Sanctions Relief Provided for in the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) between the P5 + 1 and Iran. On January 12, 2014, the P5+1 and Iran arrived at technical understandings for the Joint Plan of…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Military

In a joint meeting with the Foreign Minister of Senegal, Javad Zarif said that the agreement reached between Iran and the 5+1, known as the Joint Plan of Action, is clear text that was published by Iran immediately in the original language and was made public…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Military

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For Iran’s nuclear program, conservative newspaper Vatanemrooz (whose editor is affiliated with Ahmadinejad), in a prominent act of protest against implementation of the Geneva agreement, published its issue on Monday (first day of implementation of the nuclear agreement and the suspension of uranium enrichment at 20%…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Military

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IRGC-affiliated Mashregh website is reporting the death of another Iranian, Hossein Nasarti in Syria. According to the website, Nasarti was killed defending the Tomb of Zaynab in Syria. According to the report, over 10 Basij and IRGC members have been killed in Syria to date….

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Economy

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Fars News is reporting that an informed source has informed Fars News Agency that there banks have been designated to be in charge of transferring the frozen funds to Iran following implementation of the Geneva agreement.  According to the source, the banks are SOCIETE GENERALE, STANDARED…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Economy

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Immediately after entering his position, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh announced that he is placing at the top of his agenda completion of the five old phases 12 and 15-18 of the joint gas field with Qatar, South Pars, while waiving development of the new phases. As…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Economy

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Acting chairman of the Iran Trade Development Organization Saeed Mir Abutalabi said that in light of the large volume of requests to travel and visit Iran, a long line of foreign delegations has formed that wish to visit Iran. According to Abutalabi, the Europeans are now…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Economy

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Head of the Regulatory Division in the Central Bank of Iran Hamid Taharanafar discussed the issuing of Visa and MasterCard in the Iranian market by certain companies, and said that these credit cards are not issued in Iran but by several foreign banks. According to Taharanafar,…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Economy

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According to a report from an informed source, the second stage of the subsidy reform law will involve a rise in free gas prices, and will range between 1000-1200 tomans. The current price of free gas is 700 toman….

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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The (UK)) Foreign & Commonwealth Office said that there was no substantive improvement in the human rights situation in Iran between October and December 2013. The Iranian government continued to make positive public statements on civil rights issues, but there has been no sign of institutional…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Abed Alhossein Baladi, a cultural and citizen activist from Ahvaz, was arrested by armed plain clothes police in their classroom. One of the pupils who protested the attitude of the agents was also remanded and his documents confiscated. Following his arrest, the agents traveled to his…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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According to the report, authorities replaced the locks on the library and prevented access to political prisoners. The books in this library were purchased and personally created by the prisoners. Wing 12 in Rajai Shahr Prison currently houses 80 political and security prisoners….

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Banned student activist Maryam ShafiPour has been detained for over five months on charges apparently related to her peaceful political activism….

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi said that a trial for imprisoned June 2009 presidential candidates Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi would not be in the best interest of the regime, and that the regime has determined that “they should remain restricted… if Mousavi and Karroubi were put on…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Domestic

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On the sidelines of the meeting between the president and religious scholars, Hojatoleslam Mahmoud Alavi addressed the measures adopted by the Intelligence Ministry to ensure security of investors and capital investments, saying that the security of investors and capital investments should not require special measures. Anyone…

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014  /  Domestic

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The two were killed as they jumped from the fifth floor due to a fire that broke out at the factory. Another worker was injured….

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