Tuesday November 21, 2000 / Azar 1, 1379, No. 1111
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Rah-e Kargar: Labor protests at the Alaedin plant >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: Role of Basijis in preventing vice >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
I asked, 'Where is your home, beautiful moon?'
She said, 'In the wreck of your drunken heart.
I am the sun shining into your ruin.
Long may you call this wild wasteland your home.'
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Police clash with youth after memorial service
TEHRAN, Nov 21 (AFP) - Police clashed with young people exiting a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday marking the second anniversary of the assassination of a nationalist political leader and his wife, an AFP reporter said >>> FULL TEXT
Akbar Ganji calls off hunger strike: IRNA
TEHRAN, Nov 21 (AFP) - An outspoken pro-reform Iranian journalist who said he has been tortured in prison called off his hunger strike Tuesday, the official IRNA news agency said. It said Akbar Ganji, jailed over articles linking former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to the 1998 murders of several dissidents, had agreed to end the strike but was still demanding his rights as a prisoner >>> FULL TEXT
Judiciary drops charges against deputy minister over August riots
Deputy Interior Minister Mostafa Tajzadeh had been due in court Tuesday morning to face questioning over the unrest which marred a pro-reform student conference, leaving one person dead and dozens wounded. But the hearing was called off and the sources told AFP that the charges against the reformist Tajzadeh, a regular target of conservative attacks, had been dropped >>> FULL TEXT
Iran arrests Belgian national on spy charges
China escapes U.S. arms sanctions, Iran, Pakistan hit
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was waiving sanctions against China for past missile technology transfers to Iran and Pakistan but imposing them on these two states for receiving the equipment. ``The U.S. side has decided to waive sanctions under U.S. law for past Chinese assistance to missile programs in Pakistan and Iran, and to resume certain commercial space interactions with China,'' State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said >>> FULL TEXT
China promises not to sell missiles
BEIJING (AP) - China promised Tuesday not to sell missiles or components to countries developing nuclear weapons, easing tensions with Washington over long-suspected Chinese assistance to Pakistan, Iran and North Korea. A statement, released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry (news - web sites), was China's most explicit pledge to date on refraining from spreading missile technology. It covered not only whole missile systems, which Beijing agreed not to transfer two years ago, but also dual-use components that could be used in other technologies >>> FULL TEXT
Iran giving monthly aid to 2,400 Palestinian families
TEHRAN, Nov 21 (AFP) - Iran is giving monthly financial aid to 2,400 Palestinian families, including those of 200 people killed in the recent violence with Israel, an official said Tuesday. Ali Qanbari, director of international affairs for the Martyr's Foundation, said the families were getting money each month but did not specify the amount, the state IRNA news agency reported >>> FULL TEXT
Iran delegation off for Saudi to work on security pact
TEHRAN, Nov 21 (AFP) - An Iranian delegation left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for initial work on a planned security cooperation agreement between the two countries, the official IRNA news agency reported. The interior ministry team is to prepare the way for the signing of the deal during a future visit to Tehran by Saudi Interior Minister Nayaf bin Abdel Aziz, IRNA said without specifying the date >>> FULL TEXT
Statoil signs co-operation agreement with Iranian Oil Company: report
OSLO, Nov 21 (AFP) - The Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil has signed a co-operation agreement with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), the electronic edition of the Norwegian newspaper Stavanger Aftenbladet reported on Tuesday. The co-operation agreement concerns four projects: exploration in the Gulf of Oman near the Straight of Hormuz, technology related to the liquefaction of gas, optimal use of productive capacity, and possible participation by Statoil in exploration of the Salman oil field >>> FULL TEXT
Pitz wins Manheim jury prize
Pop singer silenced by extremists, fights back
Tehran (Hambastegi) -- Hossein Zaman, a pop singer, writes about how religious extremists forced the cancellation of his concert in Sari and asks others to break their silence towards such incidents >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Shajarian in Paris
Final players for World Cup qualifiers
Tehran - November 21 (Iran Sports Press): The Iranian Football Federation announced on Tuesday the names of 20 players that will represent Iran at the upcoming World Cup 2002 qualifiers to be held in Tehran from November 24-28 >>> FULL TEXT
Iran's hopes dented by Argentina
Guatemala City - November 21 (Iran Sports Press): The Iranian National Futsal Team was defeated by Argentina 2-1 on Monday at the World Futsal Championships. Two goals within a span of one minute in the second half was enough to dent Iran's chances of advancing from its group >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami and the students
President Khatami and the students The Guardian has reported today that reformist students in Iran have changed their mind about supporting President Khatami in the upcoming elections. Mehdi Sharif talks to Ali Afshari, one of the leaders of Daftar Tahkim Vahdad, the largest student organisation in Iran >>> LISTEN HERE
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Now we think that anyone who [subscribes] to passivity is helping the conservatives. The government should have helped political parties develop and social organisations grow ... Instead, the reform movement became too passive and moved backward.
-- A student leader in Iran
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