Wednesday October 25, 2000 / Aban 4, 1379, No. 1093
Kayhan: Unfair disqualification of Majlis deputies >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Ettehad-e Chap Kargari: Unrest among workers >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
I said, 'I'll fly like a bird from your hand.'
She said, 'Fly, and you'll suffer hard my loss.'
'I'm wretched,' I said, 'you have ruined me,'
'Bear that honor,'said she, 'with dignity.'
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Shamsolvaezin winner of press freedom award
New York, October 23, 2000 (Committee to Protect Journalists) -- The winners of the Tenth Annual International Press Freedom Awards are: Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, reformist editor of several now-banned Iranian dailies. Shamsolvaezin was jailed in April after being sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for allegedly insulting Islamic principles in an article that criticized capital punishment in Iran. He is currently serving his term in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison >>> FULL TEXT
Lawyers file for spy verdicts against four Jews to be annulled
TEHRAN, Oct 25 (AFP) - Lawyers for four Iranian Jews convicted of spying for Israel said they filed a motion at the prosecutor general's office on Tuesday for the ruling of the revolutionary court to be annulled >>> FULL TEXT
Iran says would-be assassins now back in jail
TEHRAN, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The justice department in Iran's capital city said on Tuesday all the would-be assassins of key reform strategist Saeed Hajjarian were now in jail, a day after the department's chief said they had all been let go. Eight men, among them members of the security forces, were sentenced to jail terms after the assassination bid. But when an MP visited a prison in the southern city of Shiraz last week, one of the men supposed to be incarcerated in the jail was not there >>> FULL TEXT
U.S. State Dept. denies Gore-Russia deal
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department said Wednesday there was no secret deal by the Clinton administration allowing Russian arms sales to Iran and endangering national security. An understanding between Vice President Al Gore (news - web sites) and then-Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin in 1995 was ``announced publicly,'' said John P. Barker, deputy assistant secretary of state for nonproliferation control >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami criticises Arab states for failing to defend Palestinians
TEHRAN, Oct 25 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami lashed out against Arab states Tuesday for failing to defend the Palestinian nation as the latest Middle East violence brought the death toll to near 140, the official IRNA news agency reported >>> FULL TEXT
OIC meeting of foreign ministers in doubt: diplomats
TEHRAN, Oct 25 (AFP) - The fate of a hoped-for emergency meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on the Middle East crisis was in doubt Tuesday, diplomats said >>> FULL TEXT
Revolutionary guards say Israel should be "wiped off" map
TEHRAN, Oct 25 (AFP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (Pasdaran) called Tuesday for the obliteration of Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported. "The Pasdaran believe that the state of Israel, this tumorous cancer, must be wiped off the Middle East map," the corps said in a statement cited by IRNA >>> FULL TEXT
Iraqi base MKO says mortar attack in Tehran carried out by women
NICOSIA, Oct 25 (AFP) - Iran's main armed opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen, said Wednesday that a mortar attack it claimed to have launched on security headquarters in Tehran at the weekend was carried out by a unit made up exclusively of women >>> FULL TEXT
Iran tanker firm says privatization on schedule
Tehran (Reuters) - Iran is proceeding with plans to privatise the state-owned National Iranian Tanker Co despite public criticism of the privatisation, NITC head Mohammed Souri said yesterday. "The transfer of National Iranian Tanker Co to the private sector is proceeding normally, according to the law," Iran's news agency, IRNA, quoted Souri as saying >>> FULL TEXT
Tehran trade with Saudi on the rise
October 22, Gulf Daily News -- TEHRAN: Iran 's trade surplus with Saudi Arabia last year was $6.9 million on the back of a 32-plus per cent rise in exports to the kingdom, the official Irna news agency >>> FULL TEXT
Remembering Moshiri "that wonderful man"
Arts fest awards painters
Tehran, (Hayat-e No) -- Soudabeh Mir-Fassih is among the winners of the contemporary arts festival in Tehran. Other award-winning painters include Mostafa dareh-Baghi and Pooya Aryanpour >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
What's showing in Tehran?
Tehran, (Hayat-e No) -- "A time for drunken horses", a winner at Cannes, is now showing in theaters in Tehran. At 400,000 tomans per day, box offce earnings are not great, but they are better than expected for a film that does not have a popular theme >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Jalal Talebi submits resignation
Tehran Oct. 25 (Iran Sports Press) -- Upon arrival in Tehran on Wednesday at Mehrabad Airport, Jalal Talebi submitted his resgination to Safaee Farahani, the President of the Iranian Football Federation. While the IFF has to approve the resignation, based on Farahani's comments at the airport Talebi's tenure is very much over. Talebi was met at the airport by Farahani and other members of the IFF. According to sources, Farahani asked Talebi to submit his resignation upon arrival >>> FULL TEXT
Azizi: "We did not deserve to win"
Tehran Oct. 25: The Iranian National Team arrived in Tehran on Wednesday following a dismal performance at the Asian Cup finals in Lebanon. Among the players returning to Iran were Khodadad Azizi and Karim Bagheri >>> FULL TEXT
Iran hoping to host 2004 finals
Why political parties are short lived in Iran?
A conference opened in Isfahan to discuss the challenges facing the growth of Iranian political parties. In this report by Behrouz Parsa, a political activist (Farrokh Negahdar) and two university lecturers (Dr. Reza Taghizadeh in Glascow and Dr. Mohammad Kazem Mohammadi Esfahani in Tehran) discuss why political parties in Iran are short-lived >>> LISTEN HERE
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