Thursday October 26, 2000 / Aban 5, 1379, No. 1094
Kayhan: Chain awards for chain newspaper editor Shamsolvaezin >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Rah-e Kargar: Condemning latest newspaper closures >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
How could the soul that holds your image
Ever fade or decay? The crescent moon,
Though waning, thin and pale, begins its voyage
And grows to full perfection very soon.
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Saudi calls on Iran to sign a security accord
RIYADH, Oct 26 (AFP) - Saudi Arabia is ready to sign a security cooperation agreement with Iran, Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz said, urging Tehran to push ahead with the accord. "The Saudi kingdom is ready to sign a security agreement with Iran," he told a press conference late Wednesday, and called on Iran "to give a positive response to signing the agreement." >>> FULL TEXT
Congressmen want Russia-Iran papers
WASHINGTON (AP) - The debate over an alleged secret deal on Russian arms sales advanced on Capitol Hill Thursday, with Republicans in both chambers calling for release of the agreement. ``We should demand it,'' Sen. Christopher Bond of Missouri said on the Senate floor. ``We should subpoena it.'' >>> FULL TEXT
Hamilton defends Gore over arms
WASHINGTON (AP) - The former chairman of the House International Relations Committee says Vice President Al Gore (news - web sites) fully briefed Congress on Russian arms sales to Iran and that Gore's critics on the issue are playing politics and harming U.S. national security. Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., stepped into the dispute with a statement as the Clinton administration denied Gore made a secret agreement allowing Russia to continue selling arms to Iran without triggering U.S. sanctions against Russia >>> FULL TEXT
Iran says Iraq lets more pilgrims visit shrines
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Neighbors Iran and Iraq have agreed to allow more Iranian pilgrims to visit Shi'ite holy shrines in Iraq, Tehran's official IRNA news agency said on Thursday. The move is a sign of improving relations between the two countries, which have long been at odds over a host of issues including prisoners still held after their 1980-88 war and support for guerrilla groups fighting to overthrow each other's governments >>> FULL TEXT
Iran Signs $850 Mln Salman Oil, Gas Deal
October 23, TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran signed an $850-million deal with the Iranian company Petro Iran on Monday to boost oil output and begin natural gas production at the offshore Salman field in the Gulf, state television reported. It said that under the agreement, oil production would be increased to 130,000 barrels per day (bpd) within three years from the current 85,000 bpd >>> FULL TEXT
BBC special series: Iranian performing arts
BBC Persian Service -- A unique 22-part series narrated by the distinguished photographer and film maker, Shahrokh Golestan, begins on BBC World Service next month and will mark the 60th anniversary of the Persian service. The series, Performing Arts of Iran, celebrates Iran's enduring cultural identity and tells the story of the country's resilient dramatic art - from the passion plays and fertility rites of ancient Persia which are still captivating Iranians in towns and villages today, to comic improvisation, traditional dances, operettas and experimental and modern Iranian theatre >>> FULL TEXT
Youth film fest kicks off
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- The 17th international youth film festival began in Tehran today. The event is huge, with many promising young filmmakers trying to make a name for themselves. Some 161 women submitted films >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Basiji boys, the TV series
Farahani: "We don't have enough money!"
Tehran Oct. 26 (Iran Sports Press) -- With audio: In an interview on Thursday, Safaee Farahani, the President of the Iranian Football Federation, said he will shoulder all the responsibility for Iran's early exit from the Asian Cup finals. "I am sorry for what happened in Asian Cup finals", said Farahani. "I am saying sorry not because I did not do something that I had to do, because I did everything that could have been done in my capacity. We had record number of friendly matches in past year, and everything was done to prepare our team", he added >>> FULL TEXT
Talebi: "Mahdavikia Should Say Why He Played Poorly"
Tehran Oct. 26 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: In an interview on Thursday, Jalal Talebi, the former head coach of the Iranian National Team, said the results in Lebanon were 'acceptable'. "The results themselves were good in Lebanon", Talebi said. "It happens all the time in European games where a team gets knocked out in the golden goal period", he added >>> FULL TEXT
Mahdavikia: "I owe everything to the national team"
Hamburg Oct. 26 (Iran Sports Press) -- With audio: In an interview on Thursday, Mehdi Mahdavikia blasted the Iranian media for magnifying internal rifts in the Iranian National Team. "The media has created side issues for our players. Instead of focusing on the game our players are worried about what the papers are saying about them", Mahdavikia said >>> FULL TEXT
CIS defence ministers talk security
Defence Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States have discussed regional security in Dushanbe. The Russian Defence Minister, Igor Sergeyev, also held talks in Dushanbe with the Iranian Foreign Minister, Kamal Kharrazi, and the anti-Taleban Alliance commander, Ahmed Shah Massoud. Noor Mohammad Khalzadeh reports from Dushanbe >>> LISTEN HERE
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