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Iran

08.07.2013

The U.N. atomic agency and Iran may hold a new round of nuclear talks in August, diplomats said on Monday, in what would be their first meeting since last month's election of a relative moderate as the Islamic state's president, Reuters reported.

If it does take place, the meeting will be scrutinized by the West for any sign of increased Iranian readiness to compromise in the decade-old international dispute over its nuclear program after the June 14 election of Hassan Rouhani.

24.06.2013

Golestan Palace, belonging to the oldest buildings in Tehran, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organization said today.

The palace is a masterpiece of the art of the Qajar period. It embodies the successful integration of craft and architectural traditions of early Persian period and western influence.

The Qajar family came to power in 1779. It transferred the capital of Iran to Tehran and placed the government in a walled palace.

24.06.2013

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadnejad ordered his first vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi to drop the Judiciary's suggestion regarding the Iranian Bar Association from a proposed bill.

The mentioned suggestion effectively brings the Iranian Bar Association under the control of the judiciary, removing any remaining independence afforded to the legal profession.

"We have sworn to protect the Constitution and the people's interests. The suggestion contradicts both of abovementioned," the Iranian president said in a formal letter to his vice president.

24.06.2013

Iran is not supporting active terrorist cells in the Western Hemisphere, according to a State Department report that is likely to ignite a major battle with Capitol Hill, The Washington Post reported.

Although the number of Iranian officials operating in Latin America has increased in recent years, Tehran has far less influence and activities than some congressional Republicans have suggested, sources familiar with the report said.

20.06.2013

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.

20.06.2013

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.

20.06.2013

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.

18.06.2013

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."

18.06.2013

Iran's electricity consumption stood at 42,150 megawatt hours on June 15, an official with the energy ministry said on Sunday.

The amount is considered a new record in the current year (which began on March 21), the Mehr News Agency quoted Gholamreza Mehrdad as saying.

He also predicted that the country's electricity consumption may reach 47,000 megawatt hours in the summer.

The managing director of Great Tehran Electrical Distribution Company said on June 9 that there will be no planned power outage in Tehran during summer.

17.06.2013

The administration of Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani will revise the system for the cash subsidy handouts, the Mehr News Agency quoted Rohani's economic advisor Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht as saying.

According to the law, the government is allowed to distribute 50 percent of the revenues gained through removing subsidies among families, he said, adding that currently every Iranian family, both low-income or high-income, receive the same amount of cash subsidy.