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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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After years of  reporting dramatic changes in the Iranian domestic arena, nuclear dossier and violation of human rights,   Iran Daily Brief comes to an end February 6 on the verge of the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution  . Thanks to all our devoted readers. IDB…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denied comments attributed to him about the possibility of Iran recognizing Israel. “The position of the Islamic Republic of Iran on its refusal to recognize the Zionist regime (Israel) has not changed at all, and no part of my words can be taken to…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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A biting satirical article on opposition website khodnevis by Obaid San-Khouzani: “Atonement for the man of understanding” I absolutely loved what Zarif said. He is right. You can’t ride a camel with a bent back. In all countries, all that the governments have is real and…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt met with his Iranian counterpart and tweeted from snowy Tehran. “Also had talks on extensive use of death penalty in Iran. In many cases heavy drug offenders. But death sentence is always unacceptable”; Human rights must be a key part of…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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  Director General of Ministry of Culture for Foreign Press Mohammad Mansur Kushesh announced that that “107 non-resident correspondents from the US, Russia, France, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Tunisia, Japan, Spain, Tunisia and Qatar plan to cover the 35th  Islamic Revolution victory anniversary.” He added that  reporters…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Military

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Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman of the (AEOI) Behruz Kamalvandi has denied reports that the talks with the IAEA to be held on February 8 in Tehran are to focus on the polonium  issue. “We do not consider it apt to respond to the foreign media reports….

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Military

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President Hassan Rouhani criticized the critics of the Geneva agreement, calling them people of “limited intelligence”. “Is it that only a small group, which is being fed from a special place, should be talking? They are talking and criticizing, and there is no problem. Why is…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Economy

Eshaq Jahangiri said that the nuclear agreement has weakened the architecture foundation the sanctions, adding that “they cannot impose sanctions on Iran easily.” He called for continued negotiations between Iran and the world powers, saying “In fact, negotiation is a difficult task that should be pursued.” Jahangiri also said that…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Economy

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Minister of Labor, Cooperatives and Welfare Ali Rabei has warned of the specter of rising unemployment and stressed the need for government support to entrepreneurship “Based on official statistics, we have 3.5 million unemployed now and 4.5 million university students will soon hit the job market.”…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Human Rights

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Tehran University Professor Sadegh Zibakalam, one of Iran’s leading political scientists and a prominent analyst in international media, has been summoned for interrogation over remarks criticizing Iran’s nuclear program. He was later released on $2000 bail. Zibakalm said that “Two days ago, I was summoned by…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Human Rights

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Jafar Panahi to Hassan Rouhani: “Do Not Try to Establish a New System of Censorship!” “To my utmost regret, after reading the complete (Rouhani’s) address, I was reminded of the words of Sadegh Zibakalam: “There are streaks of Ahmadinejad’s populism in Rouhani as well.” I believe…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Human Rights

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Freedom House condemns Iran’s execution on January 27 of renowned Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani.  In July 2013, an Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal had sentenced the poet to death, along with 14 others, on charges of “waging war on God,” “spreading corruption on earth,” and “questioning the principle of…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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 A scheduled television interview with Rouhani was nearly prevented by head of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Ezatollah Zarghami  in what appears to be controversy over the choice of the journalists who would conduct the interview.  Zarghami was appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei….

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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The son of Mehdi Karroubi responded to statements made by the spokesman of the Judiciary Chairman on the need to express regret and for punishment of people who were associated with the Fitna, and emphasized that his father did nothing wrong. The son added that my…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

In a speech to the heads of the Basij medical community and Minister of  Health, Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that there was a need to spread the Islamic and Iranian format in health and medicine. Naqdi later discussed Iran’s population, saying that ways to increase the…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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Heavy snow continues to fall in various parts of Iran. At the same time, emergency situations were reported in northern cities that are not accustomed to snow. The National Iranian Gas Company issued a warning to the public in the major cities to reduce their use…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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” Special adviser to the president on national and religious minority affairs Ali Yunesi said that the government is making a concerted effort to prevent extremism and tendentious moves by some security organizations towards minorities. He added that to date, the issues of some minorities, including…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Mehdi Kakovan announced that the cyber police does not infiltrate private space of people and does not track emails and chats between two people. According to Kakovan, the cyber police handles violations in cyber space that includes economic crimes, theft from bank accounts, phishing, morality…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

Rouhani has appointed Mohammad Esmaeil Shushtari as the head of President’s Special Inspections Office.  …

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