Thursday November 30, 2000 / Azar 10, 1379, No. 1116
Kayhan: Imam Ali and today's political crisis >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Sosiaalist-haaye enqelaabi-ye iraan: Powerless president should be removed >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Oh, when you remind me of her door,
I feel the rapture bubbling up once more.
How can I forget that blessing, ever,
When you bring to mind long buried treasure?
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Akbar Ganji on trial names names in serial murders case
TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) - A reformist journalist on trial in Tehran Thursday accused a senior judge of ordering the murder of a communist militant and a group of conservative clerics of being behind other killings of dissidents and intellectuals. Akbar Ganji named names at his trial before a revolutionary court over his participation with other reformists at a conference in Berlin in April which was deemed un-Islamic by conservative Iranian authorities >>> FULL TEXT
Ganji tries to turn tables on Iranian justice system
TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) - The trial of a key figure in a controversial conference deemed "anti-Islamic" edged towards farce Thursday as he blamed Iran's authorities for letting him attend, charging them with double standards. Journalist Akbar Ganji was appearing before Tehran's revolutionary court for the second time in the trial over the conference on Iran held in Berlin in early April, for which 17 others are also facing prosecution >>> FULL TEXT
Iran not yet delivered from dictatorship: Khatami
TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said Wednesday that Iran was still not delivered from dictatorship, more than 20 years after the fall of the Shah and his replacement by an Islamic regime. "Our country emerged 20 years ago from the heavy weight of dictatorship, but unfortunately we are not yet completely delivered from it, and dictatorship continues to haunt us all," he told reporters >>> FULL TEXT
Iran arrests distributors of report on dissident killings
TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) - Iran has arrested several people charged with distributing an 80-page report which implicates a number of authorities in the shock 1998 serial murders of several dissidents and intellectuals, press reports said Thursday. The centrist Entekhab paper cited Intelligence Minister Ali Yunessi as saying that several people, accused of distributing the undercover "night letter", had been identifed and arrested recently >>> FULL TEXT
Russian military offers arms for Iran's border forces
MOSCOW, Nov 30 (AFP) - Russia is ready to send arms to Iran to help reinforce its borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan, the military news agency AVN quoted a top Russian general as saying Thursday. The statement came only days after Russia announced its intention to renew arms negotiations with Tehran, effectively scrapping a five-year-old accord with Washington that banned conventional arms sales to Iran >>> FULL TEXT
Several years needed before cases of Iran-Iraq POWs settled: Red Cross
BAGHDAD, Nov 30 (AFP) - The Iran-Iraq war may have ended 12 years ago but it will take several more years to resolve the cases of prisoners of war, a Red Cross delegate said here Wednesday. "Some questions will remain in suspense for several more years," the official with the International Committee of the Red Cross told AFP on condition he not be identified >>> FULL TEXT
Iran Wants Russia To Build Second Nuclear Reactor -Report
November 30, MOSCOW (AP)--Iran has decided to ask Russia to build a second reactor at the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, offering a contract worth some $1 billion, a Russian newspaper reported Thursday. The business daily Vedomosti quoted Andrei Yedemsky, a spokesman for the Nuclear Power Ministry, as saying that the Iranian parliament had decided that the contract for the second reactor at the plant in southern Iran should be awarded to Russia >>> FULL TEXT
French film award for Meshkini
More French awards
Jalili's new film gets okay
Who will take charge?
Behind the scenes
It's a lie!
MPs plan to increase Khatami's power
Some of the reformist deputies of parliament say they are ready to pass a bill increasing President Khatami's power after he complained earlier this week that he didn't have the authority to prevent the violation of the Constitution. Saeed Yekta talks to Mohammad Dadfar, a reformist deputy, about the subject >>> LISTEN HERE
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Right to disagree
I have the right not to agree with the leader. Is this a crime? I disagree with the leader when he described the newspapers which have been banned as the base of the enemy. I disagree with him on the press law. I shouldn't be punished for disagreeing with the leader.
-- Akbar Ganji on trial
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