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Iran

23.10.2013

Before giving Iran conditions, the U.S. political leaders must first exit their oblivion, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said during his speech in the country's parliament, Fars news agency reported.

Larijani's remarks came in response to the conditions that came from the US officials regarding the upcoming Nov. 23 Geneva 2 conference on Syrian conflict.

15.10.2013

Iran's Minister of Labor, Cooperative and Welfare Ali Rabiei held a meeting with Brazil's Minister of Social Security Garibaldi Alves Filho.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Third Global Conference on Child Labor in Brasilia, the Mehr News Agency reported.

During the meeting the two ministers agreed to start examining a joint project to boost welfare programs in the both countries.

Rabiei also stressed that Iran considers combating child labor as a religious and moral duty.

"Children under 15 are not allowed to work in Iran," he said.

15.10.2013

Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter is to meet with Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, IRNA reported.

Zarif, who is heading Iran's nuclear negotiating team, arrived in Geneva on Monday afternoon to attend the new round of talks between Tehran and Group 5+1.

The talks start on Tuesday and end on Wednesday.

According to reports, Burkhalter is to meet with Zarif on Wednesday.

Burkhalter has expressed optimism concerning results of the talks between Iran and Group 5+1 on Monday.

15.10.2013

Iran's oil minister Namdar Bijan Zangeneh has revoked previous decision on disestablishment of the National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC), Fars news agency reported.

After a several-hour meeting with his officials, Zangeneh issued an order, according to which, NIGEC will continue to operate as previously.

It should be reminded that on Oct. 14, Iran's Deputy Oil Minister Hamidreza Araqi issued an order to disestablish NIGEC.

Araqi said NIGEC will later be merged with the newly established international affairs unit of the National Iranian Gas Company.

09.10.2013

A survey being conducted by British daily The Guardian shows respondents believe that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is the most deserving candidate to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Press TV reported.

The opinion poll officially closes on Wednesday. Over 70 percent of the online voters have picked Rouhani from the Guardian journalist nominees, more than four times the number of votes received by the Pakistani teenage social activist, Malala Yousafzai, who is in second place.

The poll does not reflect the Nobel committee's actual opinions.

09.10.2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed two new vice-presidents, Fars News Agency reported.

Shahindokht Molaverdi was appointed as vice-president for women and family affairs and Mohammad Shariatmadari as vice-president for executive affairs.

Shariatmadari served as minister of commerce from 1997 to 2005 in the cabinet of the then President Mohammad Khatami.

09.10.2013

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.

02.10.2013

The Central Bank of Iran has reported that the growth rate of the domestic industry sector fell from 10 per cent to minus 13 per cent during the past two years ending autumn 2012. A separate report by the Majlis also indicates economic growth indices have degenerated in recent years.

On Monday September 30, many Iranian newspapers published sections of the Central Nank's report about economic indicators in the third quarter of the Iranian year 1391 (March 2012-March 2013), and called the economic situation of the country in the past two years 'amazing' and 'incredible'.

02.10.2013

Even if Iran imports 40 million cubic meters of gas daily from Turkmenistan, the country would still face a 30 billion cubic meters gas shortage this winter, the Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Tuesday.

"Iran also needs to use up to eight million cubic meters of gas per day from the Sarajeh and Shourijeh gas storage facilities in the cold months," the Mehr News Agency quoted Zanganeh as saying.

"The country's domestic consumption has increased in the past four year, while no phase of the South Pars gas field has come on the stream in the period," he said.

02.10.2013

It is expected that the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif to Azerbaijan will take place after the presidential election, Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayin told Trend.

According to Pak Ayin, the Iranian Foreign Minister will arrive in Baku to attend the next meeting of the intergovernmental commission which will discuss cooperation in economic, trade and humanitarian spheres.

The ambassador said at the moment diplomats are to determine the time of the next commission meeting.