Shavad aayaa keh degar...?
By Morteza Mirbaghian
March 30, 2000
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People in Iran quickly get involved in your situation
March 30, 2000
Letter to The Iranian:
The article written by Cyrus Raafat ["Real
Iranian girls"] inspired me to go to Iran during last December.
I corresponded with this brother for a while and then got my papers together
and went to Iran for the first time in my life, having been born in the
United States in 1975.
People in Iran quickly get involved in your situation, watch out. There
are the doomsayers, the jealous, and the troublemakers who try to ruin
your little pleasures for reasons you'll never understand! Unlike Cyrus,
I speak Farsi pretty well, having gone to a Persian school here in the
U.S., and I could figure out the innuendos and slights made by this or
that nosy relative!>>>
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Conspiracy at Desert One
By Bernace Charles
Chapter Forty-Seven >>>
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Iranian pundits reflect evolution of the revolution
Two U.S.-educated scholars view America, homeland in new
By Barbara Slavin
March 30, 2000
WASHINGTON -- He became an Islamic revolutionary in Pasadena, Texas.
A student in the late 1970s at San Jacinto College, Nasser Hadian was
one of thousands of Iranians who availed themselves of U.S. political freedoms
to organize and call for the overthrow of a despotic government back home.
Angry at the United States for backing the shah, Hadian returned to
Iran to support its Islamic revolution. Now he is among the most sought-after
Iranian pundits for a U.S. foreign policy elite struggling to keep up with
dizzying political changes that are once again drawing Iran closer to the
Thanks to Farhad Sepahbody
Letter to The Iranian:
My name is Stewart George and I represent a web site called Peoples Poll.
In order to guage public reaction, our editors recently posted a question
on our site asking the public if they supported President Clinton's recent
moves to thaw relations with Iran -- 44% of respondents said "yes"
they did and 45% said "no" they didn't.
What are your reactions to this public view and what do you feel is
to be gained from such an initiative?
Your contribution will be of significant value to our voters -- thank
you in advance for your views.
* No justice
Nariman N. writes:
I would like to comment on the issue of Terry Anderson's "judgement"
against Iran which was addressed in Bradley Hernlem's article ["Who
to blame"]. When the judge announced that the Iranian government
must pay Anderson $341 million as compensation for his 7 years of captivity,
I wrote a letter to Anderson via email.
Unlike Dr. Hernlem's letter, mine was not very diplomatic. There is
no longer any room for diplomacy here. Far be it from the fact that the
Iranian government is not directly responsible for his ordeal, since he
was held in Lebanon by an Arab resistance group, a U.S. federal court does
not even have the jurisdiction to tell a sovereign nation's government
what to do. That is obvious. Americans will forever think that the rest
of the world should be subordinate to their laws and should do what it
tells them to do >>>
* Love your radio show
Mark Rush writes
regarding Radio Saba in Kansas City ["Broadcasting
Although I am not Iranian and only know a few words of Farsi, I love
listening to your program when I can (usually on Sundays). The music is
I also really like the sound of Farsi - it reminds me of my best friend
back in college days - a guy named Reza Shaikhzadeh from Abadan - and two
very special Iranian women I was lucky enough to mee: Shoreh and Shideh.
Iranians are some of the best people you will ever meet, and I am glad
to be able to hear you here in Kansas City. Thanks for your radio show!
Film: "Sweet Agony" at DC
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Human rights reform in Iran an irreversible
March 30 (AFP) - Reform of Iran's human rights situation is an irreversible
trend and is expected to pick up speed, while a sense of accountability
is also emerging, a UN rapporteur said Thursday. But resistance to change
in Iran still exists, a fact made clear by press reports, in themselves
a reflection of freedom of expression, special representative Maurice Danby
Copithorne told journalists >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami's brother summoned by press court
March 30 (AFP) - Mohammad-Reza Khatami, brother of the Iranian president
and publisher of the reformist daily Mosharekat (Participation), was summoned
Thursday to appear before the country's press court, IRNA reported. Khatami
has been named as a defendant in a "private defamation and libel suit,"
and is to stand trial "next week, perhaps later next month," the
official news agency said without further comment >>> FULL TEXT
Taliban ask Iran to deny sanctuary to escaped
March 30 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia Thursday asked neighbouring
Iran not to give sanctuary to escaped anti-militia leader Ismail Khan, saying
this would damage improving bilateral ties. Taliban Information Minister
Mawlawi Qudratullah Jamal, however, said he believed Khan was still hiding
inside Afghanistan >>> FULL TEXT
Japan says arms issue won't affect Iran
March 29 (Reuters) - Japan said on Wednesday it did not expect any diplomatic
fallout over the alleged involvement of a senior Iranian diplomat and OPEC
official in illegal military exports from Japan. ``We are not linking this
incident to our relations with Iran,'' said Ryu Yamazaki, press secretary
at Japan's Foreign Ministry. ``This incident is being left up to the authorities
who are investigating.'' >>> FULL TEXT
Iran again slams US pressure on OPEC
March 30 (AFP) - Iran Thursday hit out again at US pressure on OPEC member
states to increase oil production levels in order to lower oil prices. "American
pressures on OPEC are in violation of the international rules of free commerce
and trade," state radio quoted foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza
Asefi as saying >>> FULL TEXT
Tehran (Asr-e Azadegan) - At first they came for the Jews, but
I didn't say anything because I'm not a Jew... and then they came for my
colleague at Asr-e Azadegan >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Not a happy Noruz for films
(Asr-e Azadegan) - Films screened during this Noruz season are hit by slow
ticket sales due to lack of TV ads and >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Cinema Maks (Pause)
(Asr-e Azadegan) - They call themselves the followers of Abbas Kiarostami.
And they want to start a new movement in Iranian cinema >>> FULL
TEXT IN PERSIAN
Daei: "I will score against Syria"
Iran Sports Press - In interviews with IRIB in Damascus, stars
of the Iranian National Football Team spoke about their upcoming games in
the Asian Cup qualifiers. Iran's star striker Ali Daei said: "I will
score against Syria again. We have come to Syria to become the champion
of Group 2." >>> FULL TEXT
Syria: Iran can be beaten
Iran Sports Press - The Syrian media in recent days has made an
effort to build the confidense of its team in hopes of passing through the
rough seas ahead in the Asian Cup qualifiers. While most of the media in
Syria acknowledge Iran's supremacy in the group, they heighlight Syria's
last draw with Iran in Tehran, where the visiting side managed to score
2 goals before thousands of Iranian fans >>> FULL TEXT
Azizi's Earthquakes look for win
Iran Sports Press - Following an unfortunate ending to their 2000
season opener, the Earthquakes (0-1-0, 0 points, fourth in MLS West) look
to bounce back in their second straight match on the road. This weekend's
opponent, the Miami Fusion (1-0-1, 4 points, first in MLS East), is coming
off a 3-1 victory over the MetroStars >>> FULL TEXT
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I believe the trend to change, to reform [in Iran] is now in effect irreversible.
The question will be more at what speed it progresses.
-- Maurice Danby Copithorne, U.N. human rights rapporteur
March 30, 2000
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