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Zarif voices optimism about Iran N-deal

PressTV - Mon, 2014-09-01 21:10

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he is optimistic that the issues related to the country’s nuclear energy program “can be resolved in time.”

"I am quite optimistic after discussions with Lady Ashton that we can in fact resolve this issue in time," Zarif told reporters after a meeting with chief negotiator of the Sextet of world powers Catherine Ashton in the Belgian capital Brussels on Monday.

Iran Optimistic It Can Reach Nuclear Deal by November Deadline - Wall Street Journal

Google "Iran" - Mon, 2014-09-01 19:36

Reuters

Iran Optimistic It Can Reach Nuclear Deal by November Deadline
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS—Iran remains "quite optimistic" it can reach a nuclear deal with six major powers by Nov. 24, the country's foreign minister said Monday, although he criticized the U.S. for imposing new sanctions. Javad Zarif met with European Union foreign ...
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UN to send investigators to Iraq over Islamic State 'atrocities'

Guardian UK - Mon, 2014-09-01 19:23
Jihadis and Iraqi government forces both carried out 'acts of inhumanity', says human rights commissioner

UN officials are to investigate atrocities in Iraq after persistent reports that Islamic State fighters have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", including beheadings and other killings, forced conversions, slavery and sexual abuse. Speaking in an emergency debate on the crisis in Geneva, Flavia Pansieri, the UN's deputy human rights commissioner, said Iraqi government forces had also committed atrocitiesin three months of fighting, though not on the same scale, Reuters reported.

Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the UN session that IS fighters "oozing with barbarity" threatened his country, but he did not immediately respond to allegations against government troops. "Isis is not an Iraqi phenomenon," he told the 47-member human rights council. "It is a transnational phenomenon that poses an imminent danger to all countries of the world."

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‘US ME failures prompt new Iran bans’

PressTV - Mon, 2014-09-01 17:34

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the US has tightened sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear energy program in a bid to compensate for its failures in the Middle East.

'Iran economy growing despite bans'

PressTV - Mon, 2014-09-01 17:21

Iran’s economic growth rate will turn positive by the end of the current Persian calendar month (ending September 22) despite the West’s sanctions against the country, an Iranian vice president says.

After deadline, Iran holds serious talks with IAEA - The Daily Star

Google "Iran" - Mon, 2014-09-01 17:14

The Daily Star

After deadline, Iran holds serious talks with IAEA
The Daily Star
DUBAI/VIENNA: Iran held talks with the U.N. nuclear watchdog Sunday about its investigation into suspicions that Tehran has conducted atomic bomb research, and is still committed to implementing agreed transparency measures, official media reported ...
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‘ISIL formed to incite sectarian strife’

PressTV - Mon, 2014-09-01 17:02

The ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has been formed by the Western governments and their regional allies as part of a scenario to create sectarian strife among Muslims, a senior Iranian official says.

Iran leader urges clerics to accept Internet - Aljazeera.com

Google "Iran" - Mon, 2014-09-01 16:44

Aljazeera.com

Iran leader urges clerics to accept Internet
Aljazeera.com
Iran's president has urged the country's clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential conservative religious leaders in the Islamic Republic. Hassan Rouhani made the appeal ...

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Iran welcomes new government in Syria

PressTV - Mon, 2014-09-01 16:24

Iran’s Foreign Ministry welcomes the formation of new government in Syria, heaping praise on the Syrians for their resistance against foreign-backed terrorists.

Iran's Zarif 'quite optimistic' of Iran nuclear agreement - Reuters

Google "Iran" - Mon, 2014-09-01 15:09

Reuters

Iran's Zarif 'quite optimistic' of Iran nuclear agreement
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced optimism after talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program can be resolved by a Nov. 24 deadline.
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‘Iran sanctions show US confusion’

PressTV - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:45

Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani says the recent US move to impose new sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear energy program indicates Washington’s confusion.

A Christian Prisoner in Iran - Wall Street Journal

Google "Iran" - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:02

A Christian Prisoner in Iran
Wall Street Journal
Iran's leaders are preparing for another visit to New York this month for the U.N. General Assembly, but many of their citizens aren't going anywhere as they languish in the regime's prisons for political crimes. One notable case is Farshid Fathi, an ...

Zarif, Ashton hold talks in Brussels

PressTV - Mon, 2014-09-01 13:52

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and chief negotiator of the Sextet of world powers Catherine Ashton have met in Brussels to discuss the process of Tehran-P5+1 nuclear talks.

The meeting was held after the arrival of Zarif in the Belgian capital Monday morning.  

Iranian Women's Monthly Under Pressure From Hard-Liners

Payvand - Mon, 2014-09-01 12:59
A newly launched women's monthly run by a prominent female editor has irked Iranian hard-liners, who have accused her of promoting ";obsolete"; feminist views and ideas that are un-Islamic. Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported last week that Shahla Sherkat , editor of ";Zanan-e Emruz,"; will be put on trial by Iran's Press Court on September 7. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE

Basketball: Brazil Defeats Iran in FIBA World Cup

Payvand - Mon, 2014-09-01 12:59
Brazil basketball team beat Iran 79-50 in Group A of the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday evening. In the match held at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Brazil's Alex Garcia scored 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting.

Iran Police Chief Stirs Controversy Over Women Working In Coffee Shops

Payvand - Mon, 2014-09-01 12:59
Islamic Republic Police Chief Khalil Helali told reporters on Sunday that women are prohibited from working in coffee shops and traditional cafes. Helali's statements are being challenged by legal experts, who maintain that there is no legislation banning women from employment in coffee shops.

Over 350,000 Iranians studying abroad: Education Minister

Payvand - Mon, 2014-09-01 12:59
Ali Asghar Faani, who was briefing a gathering of teachers set to be dispatched to Iran's official schools abroad, said that his organization is planning to restructure the system governing its foreign missions and ";make them more compatible with the cultural changes.";

Iranian activist lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh wins right to resume her law practice

Payvand - Mon, 2014-09-01 12:59
Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh says an order issued by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal gives her permission to resume practicing law. Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested in 2010 and sentenced to a 20-year ban from practicing law.

Iran defeats Italy in FIVB Men's World Championship

Payvand - Mon, 2014-09-01 12:59
The 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship has started for the Iranian national team with a valuable 3-1 win against Italy in Pool D of the competitions being held in Krakow, Poland.

Who is failing Iran's forests, Environment Department or Parliament?

Payvand - Mon, 2014-09-01 12:59
This spring flames of fire soared higher than ever in the forests and rangeland of Iran. Golestan National Park caught fire a number of times burning down or severely damaging over 1000 hectares of the trees. The situation begs the question who is responsible for putting out and preventing these raging flames?
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