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Thursday December 28, 2000 / Dey 8, 1379, No. 1135

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By Sadaf Kiani Abbasian
December 28, 2000
The Iranian


His red-robed highness
Exposing Iran's dirty secrets

By Akbar Ganji
The Iranian

The many proud actions of the special interrogator for Saeed Emami's>>> GO TO FEATURE


Washington Cannot Stop Russian Nuclear Deals With Tehran

By Brenda Shaffer
International Herald Tribune
December 28, 2000

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts Throughout the past decade, Russian-Iranian cooperation in the nuclear sphere has puzzled Washington.

Moscow is constantly discovering Iranian attempts to illicitly attain technology related to weapons of mass destruction, yet does little to stop these efforts, and officially cooperates with Iran on civil nuclear projects, which provide Iran with knowledge to advance its military programs >>> FULL TEXT

BBC's Persian Service turns 60

BBC Persian Service

The BBC Persian Service started its broadcasts on 28th December 1940. It has millions of listeners in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and amongst the Persian speakers of the Gulf states and in the West. On the occasion of 60th anniversary of the BBC's Persian Service Maria Sarsalari talks to Shahriar Radpour, a veteran member of the service>>> LISTEN



Brother Akbar writes to The Iranian: Assalaam Wa Alaikum. Can u guys put up the Hezbollah National Anthem on your site? Please contact me after u guys have posted it up.

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* G.W. Bush, aka Imam Zaman

Ramin Tabib writes: It was such a delight to read Dr. Ameli's attack against Clinton and Gore ["Misled by..."]. I foresee a great ambassadorship for the Doctor.

Too bad Clinton and Gore were not in power back in the 70s and 80s otherwise the good doctor would have blamed Watergate, Iranian revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair on the Clinton presidency.

Why doesn't Dr. Ameli come out and say it straight: George W. is the 12th Imam.

* Broken record for Republicans

Aref Eghbalian writes: Dr. Ameli where in the hell did you get all your info ["Misled by..."]? You must be Rush Limbaugh's number one fan.

You claim to be non-partisan. Holy shit! I wonder what you might have said if you were partisan. The sad thing about your comments is that almost all of them are false. You sound like a broken record for the Republican Party.

Your response would carry a lot more weight if it was not full of subjective and wrong information.

If you know how to really check information, you will realize that even if you did not count the votes in Chicago, Mr. Nixon would've lost the 1962 election, but then again you don't know how, do you?

* Welcome Daryl

Kavir writes: I read some of the comments about the photo of Ms. Ovissi and her husband ["Drawing the line"]. As usual we are very hot tempered people and go to extremes. While an interracial marriage should not attract this much attention, it is clear that we are still far from there.

First of all let's welcome Daryl to our community. I am sure he will find people that are capable of opening their mind and I am sure once he gets to know the Iranians in person he will see that in spite of obvious prejudice most will be able to overcome their prejudices >>> FULL TEXT

* Not like Iranians I know

Roya writes: Your site is very nice and thank you for it. But the cover picture looks very little like the Iranians I know or like to know.

Protest: Picket "Convention of Muslim Students" in Dallas

December 27, 2000 (Iranian Democratic Association of Dallas) -- The Islamic regime's Interests Section is planning a gathering under the name of "Convention of Muslim Students" in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 28th-31st... We invite all representatives of the Dallas area news media to join and cover this peaceful demonstration on Thursday December 28 >>> DETAILS




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    If those dark eyes were merely painted so.

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U.S. worried about Russian plans to sell arms to Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was very worried about reports Russia was planning to sell arms to Iran, saying they would pose a threat to its interests in the Middle East.``We are particularly disturbed by Russian press accounts that we've seen today of Defense Minister (Igor) Sergeyev's discussions with the Iranians which suggest that Russia is ready to sell Iran missiles, submarines and other equipment,'' State Department spokesman Philip Reeker told a news briefing >>> FULL TEXT

Russia, Iran say talks fruitful

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The visit of Russia's defense minister to Iran opened a new chapter of military cooperation between the two countries and led to several agreements, he and his Iranian counterpart said here Thursday. Russia's Igor Sergeyev said the agreements included training Iranian army officers in Russia, and the ``exchange of information about the military structures, military doctrine and general threats to both countries.'' >>> FULL TEXT

Tak film fest

Tehran (Aftab-e No) -- "Tak" international film festival will feature minute-long films by Iranian and foreign directors >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT

Green film fest in March

Tehran (Aftab-e No) -- Environmental films will be shown at an international green film festival next March. Tehran and 13 other cities will host the festival at the same time >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT

No more war films

Tehran (Aftab-e No) -- The head of the war films association has two war films to his credit. He now wants to make films that are now about the Iran-Iraq war >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT

Persepolis v. Esteqlal: Compete stats

Iran Sports Press -- A look back at all the games between Persepolis and Esteqlal since 1968 >>> FULL TEXT

Azadegan league standings

Iran Sports Press -- The outcome of the Esteqlal-Persepolis match could have a major impact on the Azadegan league standings >>> FULL TEXT


Complaint filed against judges

In Tehran the wives of a number of imprisoned journalists and writers including Akbar Ganji, Emmadedin Baghi, Hasan Yusefi-Eshkevari, and Ahmad Zeidabadi, are going to attend the Judiciary Disciplinary Court on Monday to file their complaint against the judges investigating and ruling on their husbands' cases. In an interview with Mr Baghi's wife, Fatemeh Kamali, Maria Sarsalari asks about the complaint >>> LISTEN HERE

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