Thursday September 28, 2000 / Mehr 7, 1379, No. 1074
Kayhan: National Security Council's report on Khorramabad riots >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Ettehad-e chap: Workers on strike in various factories >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
How long will I keep burning in your flame?
How long will I keep pulling at your skirt?
How many friends will turn from me in shame?
How long will you be distant? How long will I still hurt?
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Lawyers disbarred, militant given two years
TEHRAN, Sept 28 (AFP) - A suspected Iranian militant was given two years in prison in a controversial case over a videotape in which he claimed dissent among Iran's leadership, a government-run paper said Thursday. Meanwhile, two leading pro-reform lawyers who had been suspected of helping make and distribute the tape were given suspended sentences but each slapped with a five-year ban from the bar >>> FULL TEXT
Conviction of Iranian lawyers condemned
September 28, 2000, New York (HRW)--Human Rights Watch today condemned the conviction by a court in Tehran of two Iranian human rights lawyers on charges of defamation and disseminating false information. Mohsen Rahami and Shirin Ebadi were both given suspended prison sentences of fifteen months and banned from practicing law for five years by Court Branch 16 >>> FULL TEXT
Reformist-run Iran body blames hardliners for riot
TEHRAN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A reformist-run Iranian state security body on Wednesday blamed Revolutionary Guards and other hardliners for the bulk of last month's bloody unrest in the western city of Khorramabad, Iran's news agency IRNA reported. The National Security Council, headed by moderate Interior Minister Abdolvahed Mousavi-Lari, also said in a report that more than 60 police and security force members were injured, several by gunshots, in the city's riots, IRNA said. It did not refer to injuries among civilians
Egyptian minister visits Iran
TEHRAN, Sept 27 (AFP) - The Iranian parliament on Wednesday warned students not to let hardliners draw them into more violence that could harm President Mohammad Khatami's reform movement. The reform-majority legislature, in a statement carried by the state news agency IRNA, said the current situation was "extremely sensitive" after days of riots marred a pro-reform student meeting last month >>> FULL TEXT
Iran records first surplus with Western banks in three years
London, Sept. 28, IRNA -- During the first three months of 2000, Iran's external position with western banks moved into surplus for the first time in over three years. According to the latest quarterly review from the Bank of International Settlement, Iran's deposits in all sectors rose to Dlrs 9.3 billion at the end of March, up from Dlrs 8.1 bn at the end of 1999 and from Dlrs 6.3 billion at the end of 1998 >>> FULL TEXT
Too much oil on the market: Oil minister
CARACAS, Sept 28 (AFP) - As OPEC held a historic gathering in Caracas amid international concern over oil prices, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said Wednesday there was too much oil on the market. "We have excess supply on the market," he told journalists a few hours before the scheduled start of a summit of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) >>> FULL TEXT
Iran MP blasts US reserve release as political ploy for Gore
TEHRAN, Sept 28 (AFP) - A conservative MP in OPEC giant Iran on Wednesday blasted the US decision to open the taps of its strategic oil reserve as a political move to boost the White House chances of US Vice President Al Gore. "This decision by the American government is aimed at helping the Democratic candidate in the presidential elections," said Ali Hashemi-Behramani from parliament's energy committee, cited by the state news agency IRNA >>> FULL TEXT
New bio on Seyed Zia
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Rakhshan Bani-etemad's latest film, "Zir-e poost-e shahr" (Under the city's skin), received great attention during a screening at the "Dialogue of Civilizations and Cinema" seminar >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Some 700,000 tourists have visited Iran in the first six months of this year, according to an official. The total for the year is expected to be 1.3 million tourists, up from 1.1 million last year >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Saee takes bronze in Sydney
SYDNEY, September 28 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Iran's gold medal hopeful Hadi Saee was forced to settle for bronze medal in the men's under 68kg Taekwondo on Thursday after his hopes for a gold medal were shattered following a loss at the hands of Joon Sik Sin of Korea >>> FULL TEXT
Saipa on top
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- Latest Azadegan League standings. Saipa and Zobahan are first and second. But Esteqlal and Persepolois have played fewer matches. Reza Sahebi and Reza Ostovari, both from Zobahan, have scored the most goals so far >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Minavand's Sturm thrashed by Monaco
VIENNA, September 28: SK Sturm Graz lost 5:0 in Monaco on Wednesday evening. Mehrdad Minavand played the entire 90 minutes and was the best player in an otherwise weak Sturm-team. Best player on the pitch was Monaco's forward Marco Simone, who gave Monaco the win with his three goals in the first half >>> FULL TEXT
State Security Council reports on Kharramabad riot
The State Security Council has published its report on the recent unrest in the western city of Khorramabad. For the first time, members of the Revolutionary Guards, Baseej and representatives of the Supreme Leader in Khorramabad have been accused for inciting the clashes >>> LISTEN HERE
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