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Iran Focus:
Currency: Afghanistan afghani surpasses Iran rial
Civil servants go on strike in southern Iranian town
SSF agent killed in Rafsanjan
Students facing court sentence
Man sentenced to execution for killing mayor

AFP: Iran has blocked four local photographers from exhibiting some of their work in Paris after certain pictures were deemed to be "against Islamic values and mocking the image of Iranian women." Sources close to the dispute said Tehran's state-run Museum of Contemporary Art had been due to support the photographers by paying for the packing and shipping ...

Iran Focus: Tehran, Nov. 6 – Hundreds of students at the Teachers’ Training College staged a protest Wednesday over poor quality of food and administrative mismanagement in the institution.
Students also complained of a lack of proper tutorials and insufficient academic facilities.

AFP: German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer expressed "great concern" about Iran's nuclear technology programs but said he did not expect Western allies to go to war with Tehran over the issue.
"I do not think that we are heading anytime soon into a confrontation similar to the one in Iraq," Fischer told German news weekly Stern in an issue to be published Thursday.

AFP: President George W. Bush on Tuesday extended for one year a range of financial sanctions first imposed on Iran in November 1979, the White House announced in a statement.
"Our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal," Bush said in a letter to the US House of Representatives.

AFP: Iran wants China to replace Japan as its biggest importer of oil and gas, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh was reported as saying here Saturday. "Japan is our number one energy importer due to historical reasons ... but we would like to give preference to exports to China," Zanganeh was quoted as saying the China Business Weekly magazine.

Reuters: Iran says it is now able to manufacture large quantities of its medium-range Shahab-3 ballistic missile, which defence experts say is capable of hitting Israel or U.S. bases in the Gulf. "We have the capability to mass-produce Shahab-3 missiles," Defence Minister Ali Shamkhani told reporters on Tuesday. His comments, reported on several
local news agencies, were confirmed by the Defence Ministry.

AFP: The European Union's Dutch presidency dismissed Thursday speculation about a US military strike on Iran to force the Islamic republic to abandon its nuclear drive.
Referring to suggestions that some in the United States wanted to attack Iran, labelled part of an "axis of evil" by the re-elected President George W. Bush, Dutch Foreign Minister Bernard Bot said "not all people in Washington" endorsed this.

Iran Focus:
16-year-old boy sentenced to execution
Smoking up 31 fold by female students in Tehran
Earthquake jolts western Iran
Unpaid wages spark off demonstration

The New York Times: James Billington, the librarian of Congress, is in Iran this week on the first visit by a notable U.S. government official to that country in 18 years, administration officials said. The unannounced visit was confirmed by the Library of Congress on Wednesday after it was disclosed by the Federation of American Scientists, an independent policy group in Washington.

New York Times: Iran has continued its crackdown on journalists, with two arrests in the past week, and has moved against pro-democracy Web sites, blocking hundreds of sites in recent months and making several arrests. Mahboubeh Abbas-Gholizadeh, the editor of the magazine Farzaneh and an advocate of expanded rights for women, was arrested Nov. 1 after she returned from London, where she had attended the European Social Forum.

Reuters: Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, deeply involved in efforts to end the North Korean nuclear standoff, will visit Iran later this week and discuss the Islamic republic's own nuclear crisis.
The United States accuses Iran of seeking to build nuclear bombs. It wants the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to report it at a Nov. 25 meeting to the U.N. Security Council for defying the watchdog's demands to halt uranium enrichment.

Iran Focus:
18-metre-long petition in protest to water policy
Tehran students call for end to suppression
Three sentenced to execution
1,660 youths commit suicide every year

Iran Focus: Tehran, Nov. 6 - Officials in the city of Masjid Soleiman (southwestern Iran) have admitted for the first time that harmful gases polluted the area, leaving behind
numerous fatalities as well as permanent physical side effects on residents including brain damage, severe chest infections and respiratory problems.

AFP: British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said on Thursday it was "inconceivable" that the United States would attack Iran over its nuclear programme and that the world would back such action. "I don't see any circumstances in which military action would be justified against Iran full stop," Straw told BBC radio.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Nov. 6 – A 26-year-old female student committed suicide by jumping off a bridge over the Tajrish river, in the suburbs of the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday.
The young woman’s body was found in the river by local residents. She was identified only by her first name, Esmat, and is reported to have been a diplomatic studies student for a number of years.

Washington Post: George Bush may have triumphed at home, but he was burned in effigy again and again in Iran Wednesday. Officially, the angry street demonstration marked the 25th anniversary of the student takeover of the old U.S. Embassy, when 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days. But
unlike past commemorations, this one focused just as much on the future -- and the potential for another showdown with
the United States during Bush's second term.

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