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Culture & Living, Iran


All Iranians, no matter of their religion, ethnic, sex, or age, will have equal civil rights in the country, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.

Rouhani made the remarks at the graduation ceremony of the students of Iran's Amin Police University, Iranian State IRINN TV reported.

Rouhani went on to note that civil rights are his administration's first priority, adding that the police should help the government in materializing the goal.

"Police should act as the axis of the democracy. Police should work within the framework of the law," he added.


Former president of Iran, Hashemi Rafsanjani has met with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and asked him to release two of country's opposition leaders, Saham News reported.

Mohammadtaqhi Karroubi, the son of jailed opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi said that Khamenei, during his talk with Rafsanjani, said that the country's National Security Council should look into this issue.


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to appear to before the Majlis to defend his choices for the positions of the 11th country's administration's Cabinet, Press TV reported.

Rouhani will attend Majlis session on Monday in which the Iranian lawmakers will discuss votes of confidence to his proposed Cabinet members.

During his first press conference on August 6, Rouhani said he had chosen his cabinet based on their competency, the country's conditions and need for experienced people.


New Iranian president Hassan Rouhani will be invited to the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Conference to be held during the UN General Assembly in the current year, IRNA news agency quoted UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Kubish as saying.

He said that Ban-ki Moon`s invitation will be sent to Rouhani soon.

According to the report, Kubish made the statement during his meeting with Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Mahdi Akhoundzadeh.

Boosting Iranian-UN cooperation with regard to Afghan issues was discussed during the meeting as well.


An earthquake measuring 3.9 on Richter scale jolted Kadkan county of Torbat-e-Heydariyeh city in Khorasan Razavi province on Monday afternoon, IRNA reported.

According to the report of seismography center affiliated to Tehran University Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 16:25 hours local time ( 11:55 hours GMT) and its epicenter was at 35.47 degrees latitude and 58.83 degrees longitude.

There is no immediate report on possible damage.


Iran will boost its maritime passenger fleet through adding 16 new vessels in the next Iranian calendar year which begins on March 21, 2014, IRIB quoted managing director of the Association of Iranian Maritime Cooperatives Ahmad Hashemi as saying.

A vessel, with a capacity to carry 120 passengers will be launched soon on the Bandarabbas-Qeshm route, he added.

The vessel has been built at a cost of $950 million, he noted.

The 16 new vessels projected to be built, will have the capacity to carry 100-150 passengers he said, adding they will each cost $1-1.7 million.


The administration of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has awarded 12 ministers and executive officials with the country's highest civilian medal of honor, which equals 100 gold coins in value, the Tabnak website reported.

This is while granting such awards should be proposed by the cabinet and approved by its cultural committee.

The Tabnak website is run by Mohsen Rezaei, one of the eight candidates of the presidential election.


Iranian lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel has praised the Iranian voters for their mass turnout and peaceful participation in the June 14 elections, Press TV reported.

"I believe that holding an election with such glory and splendor in utmost calm... without anyone hurt or a picture torn ... is the majesty, pride and a sign of the refinement of the Iranian nation, and indicates religious democracy and soft power transfer is institutionalized in Iran," Haddad-Adel stated on Wednesday.


President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met Iran's National Football Team players on Wednesday and congratulated them on their reaching 2014 Brazil World Cup, IRNA reported.

The team beat South Korean I-0 on Tuesday in 2014 World Cup qualifer.

President Ahmadinejad presented each team played with $20,000 (500 million rial) and gave them special license to import expensive foreign cars for personal use.

President Ahmadinejad also honored the team's Head Coach Carlos Queiroz and the team's captain Javad Nekounam with Medals of Honor.


The World Heritage Committee has decided to remove Iran's Bam from the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Monday, Xinhua reported

Bam was inscribed on this list in 2004, shortly after it was struck by a major earthquake.

"The Committee has now noted that remains of the desert citadel had been sufficiently stabilized and its management was sound enough for the site to be declared safe."