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I know that we do not have a crystal ball but what would you describe as the most likely scenario related to Iran in 2013: A war or the situation will basically stay the same with more sanctions and some negotiations? Or perhaps you see any signs that could lead to some kind of positive breakthrough?
Two Iranian imprisoned activists, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi, are this year’s joint winners of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. They were chosen by president Martin Schulz and political group leaders.
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From Reuters: U.S. actor Sean Penn engaged in attempts to secure the release of two Americans freed by Iran, flying to Venezuela to ask President Hugo Chavez to intervene with Iran’s leader.
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An article based on the leaked cables in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten claims that Iran has been developing contacts in more than thirty countries, in order to acquire the technology, equipment and raw materials needed to develop a nuclear bomb.
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What happened in few days in the region: The exchange of fire on the Libanon-Israel border, alleged assassination attempt on Mahmud Ahmadinejad, missile attack on Eilat with one rocket landed in Aqaba…
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Will Tehran comply with international demands over its nuclear program? UN Security Council resolution 1929 was passed by 12 votes. Brazil and Turkey voted against. Lebanon abstained.
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