Friday, March 12, 1999/ Esfand 21, 1377, No. 685
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The Hague oil producer cuts dea
THE HAGUE, March 12 (Reuters) - Following is the full text of the statement released at the end of the oil producer talks on Friday: 1) In response to an invitation by HE Youcef Yousfi, the Minister of Energy and Mines of Algeria and President of the OPEC Conference, the Minister of Petroleum of Iran, Bijan Namdar Zangeneh; the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, Ali Al-Naimi; and, the Minister of Energy and Mines of Venezuela, Ali Rodriguez, met at the Algerian Embassy in The Hague ... FULL TEXT
Oil prices soar as producers agree new cuts
LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - World oil prices gained nearly a dollar on Friday, soaring after an emergency meeting of key oil powers agreed to remove more than two million barrels per day (bpd) from a glutted market to support prices ... FULL TEXT
Khatami gives upbeat view of Italy trip
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami described as ``positive'' his landmark visit to Italy this week, saying he managed to put across his country's new direction and ambitions, state television reported Friday. But a prominent Iranian official criticized the West for seeking to portray the trip as a result of Iranian weakness ... FULL TEXT
Italy visit a breakthrough for Khatami
LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - He came, he saw, he conquered. Iranian President Mohammad Khatami achieved a foreign policy triumph with his three-day state visit to Italy, impressing Pope John Paul, charming Italian leaders and reaching out beyond Rome to the rest of Europe and the United States. On the first visit by an Iranian head of state to a Western capital since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Khatami sought to reassure the West by pledging to promote democracy, fight terrorism and combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction ... FULL TEXT
Iran, Italy conclude $2 billion deals
TEHRAN, Iran, March 12 (UPI) -- An Iranian official says his country has signed economic agreements worth $2 billion with Italy during a visit by Iranian President Mohammed Khatami to Rome this week. Minister of Mines and Metals Eshaq Jahangiri, who is also the head of the Iran-Italy Joint Committee, said today) initial accords were reached to execute numerous economic projects by Italy in Iran ... FULL TEXT
Makhmalbaf to be honored in France
"Arash" going abroad
Pardis Ariazand in U.S. women's under-17 soccer team
Palo Alto, (Sportestan) - Pardis Ariazand is the first Iranian-American soccer player in the U.S. U-17 national team. Her dedication to the sport is one more proof of Iranians' passion for soccer. Here's her interview with Sportestan ... FULL TEXT
Updated March 12
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Special page dedicated to Iran's jailed former deputy prime minister.
This week's online screenings include the Oscar nominated "Holiday Romance."
Question: How many Iranians does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer: 257. One to screw in the bulb, 255 to stand around and criticize the bulb and the screwing method, and one who says we don't even need a light bulb.
Babak Yektafar of Radio Velayat in Fairfax County, Virginia
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