Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:56:22 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Iran completes implementation of three nuclear transparency measures http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118123-iran-completes-implementation-of-three-nuclear-transparency-measures- TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency said late on Sunday that Tehran has complemented the implementation of three of the five practical measures it agreed in May to take as part of the framework agreement with the IAEA until August 25.
Iran and the UN nuclear agency signed a framework agreement on further cooperation last November in Tehran. Iran has... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:33:57 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118123-iran-completes-implementation-of-three-nuclear-transparency-measures- Persian version of Antoine Bara’s book on Hazrat Zeinab (SA) published http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118120-persian-version-of-antoine-baras-book-on-hazrat-zeinab-sa-published TEHRAN -- Lebanese Christian author Antoine Bara’s “Zeinab Sarkhatu Akmaltu Maseerah”, which is about the role of Hazrat Zeinab (SA), the sister of Imam Hussein (AS), in the Ashura uprising, has been published in Persian.
Translated by Gholm-Hassan Ansari, the book was published by the International Publishing Company.
The book was unveiled during a ceremony at Tehran’s Art Bureau on Monday. 
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Culture Desk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:42:35 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118120-persian-version-of-antoine-baras-book-on-hazrat-zeinab-sa-published
Former Iranian VP sentenced to prison http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118119-former-iranian-vp-sentenced-to-prison-
A former Iranian first vice president, identified only by the initials M.R., has been found guilty of the charges against him, Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei said on Monday.
According to Mohseni-Ejei, the former vice president has been sentenced to prison terms and ordered to pay fines for the offences. 
He refrained from elaborating further on the issue, saying, “As... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:13:05 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118119-former-iranian-vp-sentenced-to-prison- Tehran to host meeting of Asian-African legal consultative body http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118118-tehran-to-host-meeting-of-asian-african-legal-consultative-body-
Tehran will host the upcoming annual meeting of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) from September 15 to 18, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi announced on Monday. 
Iran’s deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs said that the 47 member states of AALCO will be holding the meeting to discuss a number of international legal issues, including the rights of... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:10:57 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118118-tehran-to-host-meeting-of-asian-african-legal-consultative-body- Security atmosphere should not return to universities: Aref http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118117-security-atmosphere-should-not-return-to-universities-aref
TEHRAN – Former vice president Mohammad Reza Aref has said that care should be taken so that the “security atmosphere” that had pervaded universities will not return.  
“Certain people, whose interests are at stake, are making every effort to revive the security atmosphere in universities,” Aref said in a speech to a gathering of people in the western province of Lorestan on... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:09:16 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118117-security-atmosphere-should-not-return-to-universities-aref Muslim states, including Iran, should help U.S. fight ISIL: Brzezinski http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118116-muslim-states-including-iran-should-help-us-fight-isil-brzezinski
Former U.S. National Security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski has said that Muslim countries, including Iran, should help the United States in its fight against the militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Talking to the CNN’s GPS show hosted by journalist Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, Brzezinski said this fight cannot be an American enterprise led from the top.
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]]> Political Desk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:07:59 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118116-muslim-states-including-iran-should-help-us-fight-isil-brzezinski West looking for political excuses in nuclear talks: Rafsanjani http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118115-west-looking-for-political-excuses-in-nuclear-talks-rafsanjani
The Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council has said that certain Western countries are seeking to find “political excuses” in the course of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear energy program. 
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja in Tehran on Sunday.
The imposition of new sanctions against Iran shows... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:03:08 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118115-west-looking-for-political-excuses-in-nuclear-talks-rafsanjani Iran and Islam not associated with violence: Rouhani http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118114-iran-and-islam-not-associated-with-violence-rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday ruled out any association between Islam and violence, saying, “No extremism has ever existed among Iranians and in Islamic rules.”
Rouhani said his initiative World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE), which was approved by the United Nations last year, demonstrated that despite the baseless Islamophobic and Iranophobic campaigns by the Zionist regime, neither Iran nor Islam... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:58:52 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118114-iran-and-islam-not-associated-with-violence-rouhani Tehran reserves right of reciprocal actions to U.S. sanctions: VP http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118113-tehran-reserves-right-of-reciprocal-actions-to-us-sanctions-vp
Tehran reserves the right to adopt reciprocal measures against the U.S. for its recent sanctions against Iran, First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri told a meeting of governors on Monday.
Jahangiri said the new sanctions against Iranian individuals and institutions are against the Joint Plan of Action signed by Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:56:33 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118113-tehran-reserves-right-of-reciprocal-actions-to-us-sanctions-vp Iran to unveil new air defense systems: general http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118112-iran-to-unveil-new-air-defense-systems-general-
Iran will unveil several radars and air defense systems by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2015), the commander of the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base says.
The new sophisticated radars and systems will have various properties, including the ability to track and identify small flying objects, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili announced in a press conference on the... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:53:44 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118112-iran-to-unveil-new-air-defense-systems-general-