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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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CNN reporter Jim Sciutto met in Tehran with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to obtain his reaction to  Obama’s State of the Union address, in which the US president said that the American pressure diplomacy had halted Iranian nuclear progress. Zarif clarified that these types of statements…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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Khamenei’s advisor on international affairs and head of the Expediency Council Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati said that “Iran is determined to continue nuclear talks to maintain the integrity of its nuclear rights for peaceful purposes.” Referring to President Obama’s SOTU address,  Velayati  said that “He…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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The visit was agreed upon during a trip to Iran this month by a four-man delegation from the British parliament headed by former British  former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw , who met with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Labour parliamentarian and a delegation member Jeremy Corbyn said “We formally…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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Secretary of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mohammad Hasan Asafari has announced “We are not ready to host the Canadian parliament members and will not allow them to travel to Iran due to their ugly and improper acts against our diplomats, the Iranian embassy,…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Military

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Tehran University professor, writer and senior political analyst sent a letter to Kayhan’s chief editor Hossein Shariatamdari criticizing his critical approach to the nuclear agreement, and presented to him a question in this context. The letter states: “…last week, I sent a letter to Hojatoleslam Hamid…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Military

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In a joint session between the government and Majlis, acting chairman of the Majlis Economic Committee Mohammadreza Purebrahimi said that the atmosphere was positive. The heads of the committee presented their concerns on the economy, health and industry. FM Zarif and President Rouhani spoke at this…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Military

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Ahl al Bayt News Agency (which distributes news related to Shi’a Islam around the world and operates in many languages) discussed Shi’a involvement in fighting in Syria. The claim is that when war broke out in Syria and “terrorist groups infiltrated Syria” (hinting at Sunni elements…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Military

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Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Headquarters Commander Farzad Esmaili unveiled the systems at a ceremony and said that “the plan of building and designing the simulator dubbed ‘Ghaffar 1′ was presented and approved by the base. Hag and SkyGuard simulator systems have been assimilated and operated by…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Military

Hossein Dehghan told reporters that not a day goes by in which we are not witness to another achievement, and on the day that marks the beginning of the Ten Days of Dawn, we will announce the new Ministry of Defense accomplishment. When asked about the…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Economy

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Iran’s Statistical Centre announced that the inflation rate for the 12-month period ended the tenth Iranian calendar month of Dey (21 December 2013) hit 35%, a 0.5% drop compared to the previous month. The point-to-point inflation rate hit 27.5%. In November 2013, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his government plans to…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Secretary General of the Iran Democratic Front Heshmatollah Tarbazadi sent a message from his cell to mark Ten Days of Dawn and called for an increase in the world battle against the religious dictatorship ruling Iran. He called on Iranian citizens around the world to demonstrate…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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According to a report by the Committee of Human Rights reporters, over the past several days in Tehran and Mashhad, four cyber activists and social activists as well as student activists have been arrested. According to the report, cyber activist Muslam Bushehrian was arrested by the…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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According to reports, prison guard forces at Rajai Shahr Prison broke into the political prisoner wing, conducted widespread, brutal searches accompanied by verbal violence against the political prisoners. In addition, the political prisoner library was closed.  In protest of the restrictions and pressures, as well as…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Bagher Alavi, a member of the Freedom Movement of Iran (FMI), was sentenced to 4 years in prison for his membership in that group….

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Domestic

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In continuation of the pressures being applied to journalists, last week a Tehran court headed by Judge Mohammadi-Kashkoli heard the case against Khorasan newspaper and the journal Bukhara. Khorasan is charged with publication of lies in order to incite public opinion and the managing director of…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Domestic

Seyed Shokr Khoda Musavi contacted the Minister of Justice and said that several judges in his area intervened in affairs that are not related to them. He emphasized that Majlis representatives have a duty to citizens and they must express their position on all issues.  …

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Managing Director of the Ministry of Health Mohammad Esdamaeil Mutlaq announced that 250,000 abortions are performed in Iran every year. He made this announcement during a meeting that examined the causes behind the declining population. Motalaq added that this data pertained solely to illegal abortions while…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Reza Malek Zade announced that 70% of Iranians eat too much and 20% of the population suffers from obesity. According to Zade, overeating is the most important cause important risk to public health in Iran. Overeating of rice and bread has resulted in about 70% of…

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