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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  International

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif categorically denied the remarks attributed to him about Israel, stressing that the Iran’s view about the Zionist regime (Israel) has not changed. Some Israeli media, including Ynetnews and German TV station Phoenix, misquoted the foreign minister as saying that “Holocaust should not happen…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  International

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In an interview on the German morning show  MorgenMagazin, FM Javad Zarif answered questions about the nuclear talks and the Holocaust. Zarif answered questions in English and avoided giving any direct responses to the interviewer’s questions. He said that the massacre of the Jews cannot be…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Military

An informed source in Munich reported that during the meeting between Zarif and John Kerry, Zarif called on Kerry to rely on the plans of the Geneva agreement in his statements and not on the fact sheet, which is not based on anything.  …

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Military

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Catherine Ashton announced that she would be arriving in Iran in the next several weeks, following the next round of talks between Iran and the 5+1. The purpose of the visit, according to Ashton, will be to speak with Iranian officials on regional issues. An announcement…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Military

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First Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi said that no representative of the Majlis is to be added to the nuclear negotiating team. Related: Head of NSFPC to join nuclear team consultation…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Military

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Spokesman for the  Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) Behruz Kamalvandi  said that “The Bushehr (nuclear)  power plant (NPP) will shut down on January 3rd  in order to change one third of its fuel (27 tones) and the refueling process will start as planned before.” Kamalvandi added that the…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Military

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Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, Deputy Commander for Coordination at the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, said on Air Force Day that the Americans have many vulnerable points, adding that in the first confrontation with Iran, they will lose their morale and they must know that Iran’s armed forces are completely ready. He…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Military

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Iraq’s ambassador to Iran  said that “We signed a military agreement with Iran because we find military equipment manufactured by Iran quite important and efficient and Iraq’s army needs to be equipped with these weapons”.  …

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Military

Head of the Information Technology and Communications Division in the Internal Security Forces Majid Soltani announced on the Ten Days of Dawn the unveiling of a local radio communications network for the security forces, Tetra, that is manufactured in compliance with international standards….

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Military

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Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Commander Farzad Esmaeili said that the effective range of the radar system of the medium-range surface-to-air Hawk missile system has been doubled and that the capability of the system to track and engage targets has been improved by 40%. Last week,…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Economy

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On Monday, a delegation that included 100 French companies, including Total, Alstom, Orange telecom and Renault,  arrived in Iran. A new round of talks are scheduled to begin in Tehran between the National Iranian Oil Company and French Total, as well as between the National Iranian…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Economy

Vice-president Mohammad Baqer Nowbakht confirmed  that Iran has received the first portion of unfrozen funds, $500 million, in line with the initial phases of the nuclear deal. Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi, added that “the first tranche of $500 million was deposited in…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Economy

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This issue has become a focal point for the Iranian media in recent days. It was written that the “distribution of the basket of products” was one of Rouhani’s election promises and on the first day of its implementation provoked serious protest by Majlis representatives who…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Economy

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Saeed Yasir Jabraeli, a doctor of political science, journalist and author, penned an editorial in Fars News titled “Iran’s Global Face Behind the Long Line for the Basket of Products” in which he wrote “Even a person who has experience in managing a company with a…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Economy

Jomhuri  Eslami editorial  maintained that  “These days, the supporters of the 11th (Rouhani’s) government and those who care about Iran and the (Islamic) system wish that during election debates Rouhani would have said ‘I am not a populist’ instead of saying ‘I am not a colonel’….

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Economy

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Economy

In a newspaper interview, Levan Dzhagaryan claims that Russian oil company activity in Iran, and the possibility of acquiring crude oil from Iran is sparking tremendous concern among other nations, particularly the United States. According to Dzhagaryan, the gradual solution to Iran’s nuclear issues has increased…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Human Rights

Judge Salavati opposed the release on bail of political prisoner Maryam Shafipour. In a hearing that took place Monday morning in the revolutionary court in the matter of Maryam Shafipour, the first student activist arrested following Rouhani’s election, Judge Salavati opposed a temporary release on bail….

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Human Rights

Zia Nabavi was a student activist who was arrested in the protests that followed the previous elections.  …

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  Human Rights

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Human rights activists are reporting that Mrs. Shahnaz Sagvand, wife of worker union activist Ali Nejati, was summoned to revolutionary court in Ahvaz to be retried. Sagvand was tried several times in revolutionary court in Shosh and Dezful, and was acquitted. The prosecutor of Shosh filed…

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