Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) greets Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Georgieva Bokova (L) during a meeting in Tehran, on April 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI
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Iran has overturned a ban on reformist newspaper Ebtekar, after it was shut down for "spreading lies", media reports said on Tuesday."I learnt through the fax that the ban on Ebtekar has been lifted and tomorrow we will resume publication," Mohammad Ali Vakili, managing director of the daily, told the ILNA news agency.The newspaper's headline had said that the prisons chief was sacked, but judiciary officials say he was promoted.The judiciary which is controlled by conservatives, has already imposed a ban on two reformist newspapers since Rouhani took office.
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