2 – Active participation in the national development process;
3 – Participation in promoting, supporting, and advancement of peace in Iran and in the world;
4 – Forming unions, trade associations, non-governmental organizations and political parties and free membership in them;
5 – Economic participation and intervening in the management of scientific, technical, economic, etc. areas;
6 – Social participation and efforts to realize inclusive social justice;
7 – Direct or indirect participation in the country’s general affairs.
Note: The offices of Vice President-Legal Affairs is required to prepare and submit the bill for the formation of “The Citizenship Rights Organization” and “The Supreme Council of Citizenship Rights” as the highest element of the organization, to the Cabinet of Ministers.
Note – The office of Vice President- Legal Affairs will be a member and secretary of this Commission.
Iran’s supreme leader celebrated the 1979 revolution on his Facebook page, even though the site is banned in the Islamic Republic. The following are images Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s account posted in early February to mark the revolution’s 35th anniversary. Each one heralds what Iran views as one of its main accomplishments – in nuclear science, women’s rights, education, building its armed forces, and more.
On February 10, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Program and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace convened a panel of experts to discuss Iran’s revolution on its 35th anniversary. The following is a recorded video of the event moderated by Dr. Haleh Esfandiari featuring:
Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
On February 8 and 9, the U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran reached groundbreaking agreement on seven measures to be implemented by May 15, 2014. The measures are based on the interim nuclear deal’s framework brokered in November 2013. For the first time, Iran has agreed to deal with U.N. suspicions that it conducted weapons-related research. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wants to clarify Iran’s research on fast-functioning detonators, which have some non-nuclear uses but can also trigger an explosion. Several of the measures deal with expanded access for inspectors.
But “there are still a lot of outstanding issues,” Tero Varjoranta, deputy director general of IAEA, said at Vienna airport after returning from Tehran. “We will address them all in due course.” The following is a list provided by the IAEA.
- Providing mutually agreed relevant information and managed access to the Saghand mine in Yazd;
- Providing mutually agreed relevant information and managed access to the Ardakan concentration plant;
- Submission of an updated Design Information Questionnaire (DIQ) for the IR-40 Reactor;
- Taking steps to agree with the Agency on the conclusion of a Safeguards Approach for the IR-40 Reactor;
- Providing mutually agreed relevant information and arranging for a technical visit to Lashkar Ab'ad Laser Centre;
- Providing information on source material, which has not reached the composition and purity suitable for fuel fabrication or for being isotopically enriched, including imports of such material and on Iran's extraction of uranium from phosphates; and
- Providing information and explanations for the Agency to assess Iran's stated need or application for the development of Exploding Bridge Wire detonators.
Click here for the U.N. press release.
New Report by U.S. Institute of Peace and Stimson Center: Recommendations to Rebalance U.S. Policy Toward Iran