Monday, March 15, 1999 / Esfand 24, 1377, No. 686
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Five Iranian moderates barred from Tehran council: paper
TEHRAN, March 15 (AFP) - The election of five moderates to the Tehran municipal council has been annulled, a newspaper said Monday, as Iran's conservatives stepped up the pressure to overturn the sweeping victory by reformers in last month's elections. Former interior minister Abdollah Nuri and four other backers of reformist President Mohammad Khatami will not to be allowed to take their seats on the council by orders of the conservative-dominated Supervision Board, the pro-government newspaper Sobh-e-Emrouz said ... FULL TEXT
MKO appeals U.S. designation as terror organizations
March 14, 1999 (The Washington Post) -- Two groups designated by the Clinton administration as foreign terrorist organizations have turned to the American courts for vindication, waging the most significant challenge yet to a 1996 antiterrorism law and the way the State Department designates U.S. enemies. The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran and Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have hired prominent lawyers to take their cases to the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. They allege they were designated as terrorists by Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright in October 1997 based on a mostly secret record and with no advance notice or opportunity to respond ... FULL TEXT
Iran executes killer of prison chief
TEHRAN, March 14 (AFP) - Iran has executed the killer of former prison chief Assadollah Lajevardi who was gunned down in August, Tehran's revolutionary court announced on Sunday. Ali Asghar Ghazanfarnejad Jolodar, said to be a member of Iran's main armed opposition movement the People's Mujahedeen, was executed Saturday at Tehran's Evin prison, the court said in a statement, the official IRNA news agency reported ... FULL TEXT
Dowlatabadi gives his award to families of slain writers
* Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, who has received a special cultural award in Germany, has dedicated his award to the families of slain dissident writers, Mohammad Mokhtari and Mohammad Jafar Pouyandeh ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Former Tehran mayor gets approval for new paper
TEHRAN, March 15 (AFP) - The convicted former mayor of Tehran was given the green light Monday by Iran's culture ministry to launch a new newspaper, the official news agency IRNA said. Gholamhossein Karbaschi was given approval to launch the Ham-Mihan (Compatriot) paper despite onging efforts by opponents in the conservative-dominated parliament to take away his control over the official paper of the Tehran municipality, Hamshari (Citizen) ... FULL TEXT
Iran cautiously welcomes Afghan accord
TEHRAN, March 15 (Reuters) - The Taleban's agreement to negotiate power-sharing with the opposition in Afghanistan satisfies one of a series of conditions set by powerful neighbour Iran for entering talks with the Islamic militia. Iran, which backs the anti-Taleban alliance, also wants the militia controlling about 90 percent of Afghanistan to punish the people who killed eight Iranian diplomats and one journalist in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif last August ... FULL TEXT
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Took 20 years
This marks a turning point because they are now paying attention to people who have not been listened to for the past 20 years. All we have seen in the past 20 years are curses.
Houshang Golshiri, writer, on the official honoring of prominent writers
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