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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  International

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Rouhani has left for Switzerland to attend the Davos conference. Upon leaving Tehran, Rouhani addressed the Geneva II conference, saying that he was not optimistic about the chances of this conference….

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  International

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Member of the Majlis Legal and Judiciary Committee Ali Jalilian said that “Considering the differences that exist among the negotiators, no results will be achieved without Iran’s participation. These countries will blame Iran for their failure in the conference if our country participates; therefore, non-participation is to our country’s benefit.”…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  International

Iran’s ambassador in Berlin Alireza Sheikh Atar posed the plans for Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s 3-day trip to German (beginning on January 31st), saying that the Iranian FM would give a speech on Sunday February 2nd before a special panel on Iran. He added that numerous…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Military

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Deputy nuclear negotiators and Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi met with members of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC)  to brief them on the latest development in the Geneva nuclear deal., NSFPC  spokesman Seyyed Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini quoted Araqchi as saying that…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Military

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Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee spokesman Saeed Hossein Naqavi-Hoseyni announced the establishment of a special supervisory committee in the NSFPC that will oversee the Geneva Agreement. This team includes three heads of dedicated committees in the Majlis (Kowsari, Ahmadi and Mohseni  Sani) as well…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Military

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At an open session of the Majlis, principlist Majlis member Hamid Rasa’i described the suspension of most of Iran’s nuclear activity as part of the implementation of the nuclear agreement Iran and the P5+1 countries as regrettable, “First, I express my condolences on January 20, a day on which the…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Military

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Daneshjooo News Agency, which is identified with the Basij, “This morning )20 January( IAEA inspectors arrived in Iran to supervise the implementation of Iran’s commitments under the Geneva agreement….According to the information received, one of the most competent nuclear directors, the managing director of Shahid Ahmad Roshan (Natanz) enrichment facility…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Military

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Iranian military vessels have left for the Atlantic Ocean. The KHARK helicopter-carrying destroyer and the SABALAN combat destroyer will cruise at a distance of 25,000 nautical km on its way to the Atlantic Ocean….

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Economy

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Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Iran has no obligation to observe oil export ceiling once sanctions are lifted. He said that Iran was facing problems such as export, insurance of oil tankers, insurance of cargo, problem of transportation, foreign vessels, etc, which will be eliminated by lifting…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Economy

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Deputy Chairman of the Iran National Petrochemical Company Mohammad Hossein Peyvandi said that with implementation of the Geneva agreement, Iran can import ../../../css/ded_that_if_sanctions_are_lifted_on_the_sale_of_technology_for_the_petrochemical_industries_in__8230_7tdu2dtu5uvjkdkw865e0j.css;

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Economy

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The Director of International Affairs in the National Iranian Oil Company Seyed Mohsen Ghamsari discussed a suspension of sanctions on oil container insurance, and emphasized that a lifting of the insurance sanctions does not help increase Iranian oil exports. According to Ghamsari, only when all of…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Economy

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According to a Eurostat report, in November 2013, trade volume between Iran and the European Union increased by 14% in relation to October of the same year, from Euro 522.3 million to Euro 597.1 in November. The data further reveals that European exports to Iran increased…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Economy

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In an interview with Quds Newspaper, Dr. Jamshid Pazhooyan of AllamehTabatabaeiUniversity said that with the lifting of sanctions, Iran cannot expect to compensate for the damages inflicted on the Iranian economy overnight. According to Pazhooyan, once Iran can insure its boats, sell oil and petrochemical products…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Economy

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Immediately after the announcement on the suspension of 20% uranium enrichment, foreign currency rates dropped in Iran.  …

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Economy

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In a meeting with Chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce Gholam-Hoseyn Shafe’i  Swedish Ambassador to Tehran Peter Tejler underlined Swedish enthusiasm for further expansion of ties with Iran, and expressed the hope that the two countries’ Joint Chamber of Commerce will soon start operation “We seek to revive the relations…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Human Rights

27-year-old Jihand Riji, who criticized the dirty, polluted clothes that prisoners are forced to wear when being transferred to different locations, was, at the order of the intelligence office head, transferred to solitary confinement in the infamous wing known as being a house of torture in…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Shabnam Madadzadeh was released from jail after serving her 5-year sentence. While in prison, she wrote (in 2011) a letter to Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran ” I am writing to you from Iran, inside Evin prison, the Iran’s beating heart”…  Shabnam Madadzadeh, an imprisoned…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Vatanemrooz newspaper is continuing its criticism of Iran’s conciliatory policies in the nuclear arena. In the article, which appears on the first page of the Vatanemrooz daily by Hossein Kadiani titled You cannot keep us silent”, states that the government entered negotiations “based on dignity with…

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Domestic

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An editorial by Sadegh Zibakalem in Shragh newspaper titled “Giving an Opportunity to Nuclear Critics”: the Geneva agreement created an important turning point in Iran’s nuclear program. Over the past decade, only one opinion could determine the nuclear file and that was the official government opinion….

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  /  Domestic

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The website was filtered on January 4, following his remarks on the house arrest imposed on the opposition leaders Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi http://alimotahari.ir/…

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