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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  International

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Before Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s arrival, Supreme Leader’s Deputy Representative in the IRGC Abdullah Haji Sadeqi said that “Erdogan had turned into a puppet in the hands of the Zionist regime but we have recently witnessed his awakening from sleep.” He said given Turkey’s failure…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  International

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Fifteen Majlis thanked IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari for his “crushing response” to US Secretary of State John Kerry recent remarks. A number of Majlis members criticized the government for its weak policies against statements by foreign officials. Head of Majlis Defense Committee Esmaeil Kowsari, Esmaeil…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  International

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Military

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IRGC naval forces Commander (IRGC), Ali Fadavi, has said that “We started discussing the issue of smart vessels years ago due to the tangible enmity of America and its allies with Iran, which is obvious and will be manifested physically in the sea, and which will need…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Military

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Acting commander of Iran’s internal security forces Ahmad Reza Radan discussed the oil debts of internal security forces LEF to the government, and said that part of this debt has been paid while the balance is being handled and in the process of being paid off,…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Military

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At a press conference held to mark the Ten Days of Dawn (in February), Hojat al-Islam Ali Saeedi  , the Supreme Leader’s representative in the IRGC, discussed the accomplishments and repercussions of the Islamic revolution in soft power and the role of the IRGC in defending…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Military

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In a meeting with Defense Ministry workers, Grand Ayatollah Hussein Nuri-Hamadani discussed recent statements made by John Kerry regarding Iran (all options are on the table) and said that the enemies of the revolution and of Islam can never be calm with Iran, adding that the…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Economy

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At a press conference, Managing Director of the Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran and Deputy Economics Minister Behrouz Alishiri said that initial data reveals that over the past ten months, Iran raised approximately $3,450,000,000 in foreign capital investments, and that this sum…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Economy

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In the one week since implementation of the first stage of the Geneva agreement and the partial lifting of sanctions against Iran, citizens and experts believe that new hope has been created in Iran’s economic arena but no tangible, positive change has been experienced. During the…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Economy

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On the sidelines of a the cabinet’s weekly session, vice-president Mohammad Baqer Nowbakht said that the national budget for the next Iranian year “did not consider the (possible) achievements of the Geneva deal at all.” He added that oil revenues in the next year’s budget make…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Iranian Human Right News Agency (HRANA) reported  that “A total of 18 prisoners convicted of drug smuggling were executed in Alborz, Lorestan, Mazandaran, Qazvin and Gilan provinces during the past days,” Amnesty international reported earlier this month that “Iran hangs 40 people in two weeks amid…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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 Two Iranian-Arab political prisoners, Hashem Shaabaninejad and Hadi Rashedi (a chemistry teacher) who were transferred to an unknown location in early December, are now reported to have been executed. Ahwaz Ministry of Intelligence informed the family (January 29) that “the two prisoners were executed three days…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Hamid Babaei has been detained in Evin’s Wing 350 since September 19 2013. Babaei is a PhD student from University of Liege, Belgium. After returning to Iran for a family visit on 27 July 2013, he was summoned by the intelligence services of Iran and arrested following…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Domestic

Chairman of the Construction Workers Organization in Iran Akbar Shukat said in a talk with ILNA that of the 1,700,000 construction workers in Iran, only 700,000 use National Insurance services, and since national insurance coverage was presented as a threshold requirement for receiving vital product services…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Domestic

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In light of the worsening areas in environmental quality in Iran, a seminar was held attended by the  Chairman of the Environmental Protection Organization of Iran, deputy energy, oil and industry ministers as well as Iranian artists and environmental activists. Among the participants were Sadegh Ziba…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Domestic

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One-and-a-half weeks after the fire in a Tehran building killed two workers, the deputy mayor of  Tehran announced the establishment of a technical committee to review the incident and the performance of the fire department during the event. As a result of the negative wave of…

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