"National resolve" alone will not revive the economy
By Guive Mirfendereski
June 8, 1999
Marking the opening ceremony of an export promotion center, on June
2, 1999, President Khatami admitted that the country's economy is "ill"
and that it "needs a serious and fundamental restructuring."
"We need national resolve to boost exports," he prescribed.
The Iranian economy is not the moral equivalent of digging the Kandavan
Tunnel, requiring sacrifice and resolve; the economy needs political resourcefulness
in order to make the best use of the nation's available factors of production,
much of which is languishing in the hands of a bloated public sector, a
small but connected group of influential people, and tax exempt foundations
U.S., Israel call for release of 13 Iran Jews
By Janine Zacharia
JERUSALEM, June 8 (Reuters) - The United States and Israel on Tuesday
called for the immediate release of 13 jailed Iranian Jews accused of spying
for both countries, a charge Washington said was ``entirely without foundation.''
The U.S. State Department issued a statement saying it was ``aware that
13 members of the (Iranian) Jewish community have been arrested and are
expected to be charged with espionage for Israel and the United States.''
... FULL TEXT
My wife (Turkish) won the 1986 junior championships of horse jumping
in Ankara on a horse named Hazelnut brought to Istanbul from the stables
of the Shah by an officer escaping the revolution. This man, who was a
horse trainer (between 50 and 60 by now) should be living in the U.S. now.
Could you help us to find him ?
Michel de Kemmeter
* ONLY a good tennis player
Sara writes: My intention
in this letter is to merely ask, why would The Iranian feature an
article about anyone with an Iranian background who condemns, critisizes
and puts down Iranians, Iranian culture, the nation of Iran itself, and
has even gone as far to say that one of the things he most regrets in life
is being half Iranian?! Could someone please explain that to me? ["Andre the
great"] What the hell do Iranians need Andre Agassi for? ... FULL
* Leave him alone
Pedraam Parsian writes: Andre Aghasi does not like to be an Iranian
the great"]. He openly discussed this matter a couple of times.
This is his personal life and his own business. To be more definite, he
was born from a non-Iranian mother in the U.S. and has never been in Iran
in his whole life ... FULL
* Andre beats Cyrus
Arman Sepehri writes:
The title "The Great" used to be so expesive in iranian.com's
neighborhood . Even someone like Cyrus couldn't buy it. See the article
the (not so) Great" published in The Iranian a couple of
years ago where the writer believed Cyrus is not that great because of
this and that reason.
Andre Agassi is being called "The Great" because he won the
French Open ["Andre
the great"]. Probably if he had caught a cold the day before and
lost he would not have been that great.
How much of an Iranian Andre Agassi is is another debate.
(I hope people in The Iranian have the dignity to publish this
* Azarbajanis: World Congress
The Second Annual World Congress of Azarbaijanis will meet June 25-26
in Los Angles, California.
For more information call: (310)358-0574
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Amnesty concerned about Jews arrested in
8, 1999 (Amnesty International) - Amnesty International is concerned that
the 13 people named above may be at risk of unfair trial and could face
the death penalty if convicted. News reports citing the Iranian authorities
state that they have been accused of spying for Israel and the US, and are
to be prosecuted in a Revolutionary Court on espionage charges ... FULL
Top judge says he is stepping down
June 8 (Reuters) - Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, the head of Iran's judiciary
and a hardline conservative, said on Tuesday he was stepping down after
10 years in office, according to state radio ... FULL TEXT
Iranians fed up with conservative attitudes:
June 7 (AFP) - Faezeh Hashemi, a prominent moderate Iranian MP and the daughter
of former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, has lashed out at the Islamic
regime's conservative-dominated leadership. Hashemi, in remarks published
on Monday by the English-language Iran Daily, said that Iranians are "fed
up with hardline attitudes." ... FULL TEXT
Tehran's mayor wants to attract foreign
June 8 (AFP) - Tehran's new mayor Morteza Alviri said on Tuesday he wanted
to attract private capital, both Iranian and foreign, to tackle the city's
twin problems of pollution and traffic ... FULL TEXT
Tehran's new mayor vows to fight pollution
TEHRAN, June 6 (AFP) - Tehran's new mayor Morteza Alviri promised
Sunday to put the fight against pollution and traffic jams in the Iranian
capital at the top of his agenda ... FULL TEXT
Iran approves bill on easing labor laws
June 8 (Reuters) - Iran's parliament approved a bill on Tuesday to ease
labour laws as part of a drive to encourage investment and improve the country's
chronic unemployment problem, but the assembly must still work out the final
details ... FULL TEXT
Iran court proceedings to start in blood
June 8 (Reuters) - Court proceedings will begin on Wednesday in Iran's biggest
blood contamination scandal affecting hundreds of haemophiliac patients
who received HIV-infected blood, the Iranian press said ... FULL TEXT
World's #2 in Tawkwando
Tehran, (Iran daily) - The Iranian national Taekwando team took
second place in the world championships with two gold medals ... FULL TEXT
Iran 0 - Lebanon 2!
(Iran daily) - The under-23 "Omid" national soccer team was beaten
by Lebabnon. Iran's German coach - and everyone else - is stunned ... FULL
TEXT IN PERSIAN
National team packs its bags
(Iran daily) - After its friendly matches in Canada, the Iranian national
soccer team will not meet again for another five months. Why? ... FULL TEXT
Updated June 8
dollar now offered at 830-865 tomans in the U.S. and 878 tomans in Iran
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The Prince of Heaven - the rise and rise of Cassius Clay.
A Persian's heaven is eas'ly made:
'T is but black eyes and lemonade.
(1779 - 1852)
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