Paintings by Simin Meykadeh
July 19, 2000
Warm and wholesome are two words that immediately come to mind looking
at Simin Mykadeh's paintings. Lovely is another.
Mykadeh is an accomplished artist who lives in San Francisco's Bay Area.
Her work has been exhibited in more than twentry solo and group exhibitions.
She won this years top award for designing greeting cards for Papyrus,
a U.S. company >>>
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U.S. lawmakers seek repeal of Iran sanctions unless
By Amy Strahan
Bloomberg News, July 17, Washington -- Two Democrats in the U.S. House
said they will push to reverse a Clinton administration decision to ease
trade sanctions on Iran's reformist government unless Tehran releases 10
Jews convicted of spying for the U.S. and Israel.
Representative Bradley Sherman of California told a rally near the White
House that he will introduce legislation in few days to stop the import
of fruit, rugs, pistachios and caviar from Iran. Representative Robert
Wexler of Florida, Sherman's colleague on the House International Relations
Committee, said he will back the move >>>
Hollywood delivered at Iranian doorsteps
By Scott Peterson
Christian Science Monitor
July 18, 2000
TEHRAN, IRAN -- Illegal movie video dealers here are not usually given
to philosophy, but after five years on the job Ali Sufi - not his real
name - knows how his clients' tastes have changed since the election of
President Mohammad Khatami three years ago.
"Khatami came and started to give freedom and space to talk and
to think," Mr. Sufi says, as he rifles through an anonymous black
leather briefcase stuffed with video tapes >>>
CosmoGIRL! Is More Than Fashion
NEW YORK (AP) - As editor-in-chief of CosmoGIRL!, Atoosa Rubenstein
is well-versed in such timeless teen-age issues as summer love, boy bands
Make no mistake: Rubenstein takes these issues very seriously.
``It's all relative,'' she said in an interview at her office. ``For
a 16-year-old girl, the main things are friends, the guy she likes, parents.
We dissect these issues.'' >>>
Three kinds of women
Molla Hassani is the Friday prayers leader in Oroumiyeh. He has built
a solid reputation as a thug and a first class idiot. Here's a description
of women attributed to him (no one has offered proof that he actually said
it, but knowing him, you never know) >>>
* No Israeli tool
writes: Allow me to suggest that the anger expressed in your editorial
concerning sanctions against Iran to be proposed by Rep. Brad Sherman (Democrat-California)
and dumber"] is misdirected, and has produced a caricature of
a political process that is neither quite so sinister or cynical as you
seem to believe.
You attribute Rep. Sherman's move to his attentiveness to "outraged
Jewish constituents and powerful pro-Israel lobbyists." But it is
not clear to me why the hidden hand of Israel must be invoked here>>> FULL
* Beating around the bush
Mehdi writes: I
was completely baffled by your editorial about the new sanction proposed
by Mr. Sherman ["Dumb
and dumber"]! What are you saying? What is your position? Are
you for it? Are you against it? Are you with thousands of Iranian Americans
who are actively condemning Mr. Sherman's action? What is your position?
There is no time to beat around the bush anymore; you are either supporting
the new changes that are happening in Iran or you are a passive observer.
All I see in your commentary is negativity, resignation and passivism.
Your article is mentioning the obvious! What do you propose we should do?
Business: Second US-Iranian Agricultural
Last year the Iranian Trade Association hosted the first US-Iranian
Agricultural Conference in Washington, DC featuring US Senator Chuck Hagel.
On July 25th, ITA will assemble another panel of experts, organizations,
and policymakers to address the status and future prospects of this dynamic
market. Agribusiness II panelists will include >>>
Translation of today's poem by Zara
They say that heaven's a high paradise
Where nymphs and elixirs await.
So now we grasp at love and wine
In sweet anticipation of our fate.
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May not be duplicated or distributed in any form
Iran Jews defense files appeal
July 19 (AFP) - Seven of the 10 Iranian Jews sentenced to prison earlier
this month after allegations of spying for Israel submitted appeals Wednesday,
their chief defence lawyer told AFP. "This morning, we submitted our
requests for seven of the men, and will submit the appeal for Hamid Teflin,
Farzad Kashi and Asher Zadmehr on Thursday," Ismail Nasseri said >>>
Court holds second hearing for pro-reform
July 19 (AFP) - An Iranian court held a second hearing Wednesday for two
of the country's leading pro-reform lawyers, who are charged with producing
videocassettes that implicated top fundamentalists in terrorism, the state
news agency IRNA reported. No details were given about the closed-door
hearing on Mohsen Rahami and Shirin Ebadi, who are being tried along with
six other people for making videocassettes in which a conservative militant
described government leaders' roles in violence >>> FULL TEXT
IRNA reports threats from fundamentalists
July 19 (AFP) - Iran's official IRNA news agency said Wednesday it has been
flooded over the past two days by threatening anonymous phone calls from
Islamic fundamentalist circles. IRNA said the "organized threatening
phone calls" came after the agency criticized the conservative Kayhan
daily >>> FULL TEXT
President Khatami could run for second
July 19 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami could run for a second
term in presidential polls scheduled for next year, his brother, deputy
parliamentary speaker Mohammad-Reza Khatami, said Tuesday. "We think
that the president will stand because until now he has not announced his
intention not to," his brother told the official IRNA news agency >>>
Turkey expresses worry over Iran's missile
July 19 (AFP) - Turkey said Wednesday the latest missile test by its eastern
neighbour Iran was a cause of concern considering the high risk of arms
proliferation in the region. "The armament efforts by some neighbouring
countries is worrying," foreign ministry spokesman Huseyin Dirioz told
a news conference here >>> FULL TEXT
Iran, Qatar eye more trade, economic relations
July 18 (Reuters) - Iran and the Gulf Arab state of Qatar agreed on Tuesday
to develop trade and economic ties by avoiding double taxation and promoting
joint investment, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported. Other agreements,
signed at the end of a visit by the Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa
al-Thani to Tehran, called for more technical, medical and cultural exchanges,
IRNA said >>> FULL TEXT
Karamati: I'm back
(Bahar) -- He made "Morghaan vahshi" 11 years ago and left the
movie business. But Masoud Karamati says he intends to make a come back
>>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Tehran (Bahar) -- Iranians singing Italian folk songs in Tehran?
"Napolitan" songs to be exact. Check out some of the names >>>
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
500 new books in a week
(Bahar) -- The Culture Ministry has issued permits for some 500 new books
in the past week. Only 89 of them are translations, about three hundred
are first editions. The biggest topic? Religion >>> FULL TEXT IN
Cycling: Five medals
(Hamshahri) -- Iranian cyclists have so far won five medals in the Asian
championships being help in Shanghai (no gold yet) >>> FULL TEXT
Alidousti in Peykan
(Iran Varzeshi) -- Hamid Alidousti has become the head coach of Peykan.
Alidousti is also the assistant head coach of the national team >>>
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Skiing on grass
(Hamshahri) -- Iran will host its first international grass skiing competition
in two weeks >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
One hundred and sixty four parliamentary deputies
have written a letter to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, expressing
their support for his speech last week in which he condemned Russian style
reform >>> LISTEN
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