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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Military

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Marzieh Afkham, who` was reacting to Wendy Sherman’s remarks (that Iran’s nuclear issue would not deflect attention from Iran’s human rights records, their support for terrorism and interventions in the region), said that “these remarks would only perpetuate US failures in foreign policy in recent years, something…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  International

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During the Majlis session, memos written by Majlis members were read out for the executive head in the government. One Majlis representative submitted a memo to FM Mohammad Javad Zarif, criticizing his frequent meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry, and “the nerve of the…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Military

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Iran’s former ambassador to Germany and former top nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian has said that Iran “will never” dismantle its nuclear enrichment program, and that Tehran’s current promises to curb these activates are only temporary “If we accept limitations in the final deal to build trust…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Military

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Wendy Sherman Under Secretary for Political Affairs U.S. Department of State; David S. Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financing U.S. Department of Treasury David Albright, President, Institute for Science and International Security and Mark Dubowitz Executive Director Foundation for Defense of Democracies testified before the…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Military

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In a meeting with the Intelligence Minister, his deputies, managers and employees of the Intelligence Ministry, President Rouhani expressed gratitude and appreciation fro the efforts and sacrifice of the anonymous soldiers, adding that citizens are our blessing and our intelligence services are designed to protect their…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Military

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Qassem Suleimani, IRGC  Quds Force commander wrote the preface to the book The struggles of Victory, which details the operations carried out by Division 41 Tharallah of Kerman Province during the Iran-Iraq War during which Qassem Suleimani served as commander of the fighters from Kerman and…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Economy

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At a conference held in Tehran on the economy and capital investments between Iran and France, Iran’s Minister of Commerce, Mines and Trade Mohammed Reza Nematzadeh discussed the strong potential of both countries to increase the level of trade, saying that if we realize the existing…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Economy

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Head of the Presidential Office French businessmen are well aware of the Iranian economy’s diverse potential Mohammad Nahavandian, who is also former head of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines,  said that the visiting French 140 members business delegation should convey the message to…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Economy

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Iran Air’s (national carrier)  executive director Farhad Parvaresh said that the embargo on the importation of aircraft spare parts to Iran were suspended following the Geneva deal. He said “Certainly, with the import of spare parts to Iran, at least 10 Iran Air aircraft, which were left idle due to the lack of…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Economy

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In a “Javan” editorial headlined: “The reason behind America’s military threat”,  Hadi Mohammadi maintained that “It is true that America is using the sanctions-negotiations strategy towards Iran and that truly  believes that an ongoing economic pressure and sanctions will eventually lead to the submission of Iran and clear the…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Human Rights

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Last month, Hassan Rouhani, the new President of Iran, made a whirlwind visit to Ahvaz, capital of the southwestern province of Khuzestan. According to official media, Rouhani spent much of his time there dealing with “a number of sensitive files” left undecided by the outgoing president…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Human Rights

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New concerns about the safety of internet communications have emerged following statements by Iranian authorities about the government’s utilization of new, more complex, and undetectable filtering methods. The new methods used by government organizations not only limit access to Internet websites, but they also put the…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Human Rights

According to a report by human rights activists, security forces broke into the homes of the nine without any warrant and arrested them due to their conversion.  …

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Domestic

Chairman of the Executive Council of the Press Association Mashallah Shamsolvaezin  announced that the Ministry of Intelligence has withdrawn its complaint against the Press Association. He added that the hope was that the Association would reopen after the “Ten Days of Dawn”. Shamsolvaezin wished to express…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Domestic

Hassan Sadeghi said that this is the result of a corrupt economy and mistaken mechanism of defining groups included in the basket of goods. Sadeghi referred to an open letter he sent to the president on protection of worker rights and called for economic fairness and…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Domestic

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100 days after his election, Hassan Rouhani  said: “The Government will provide something small this year for people in low-income tiers. God willing, we hope to present people with two packages of staples for the low-income tiers by the end of this (Iranian) year (ends March…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Domestic

Use of home gas for heating purposes has surged. Widespread disconnection from the home gas grid has been reported in various provinces such as Western Azerbaijan, Gilan, Khorasan and others. Senior officials even called on citizens to use electric heaters. In several provinces, such as northern…

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