Tuesday January 9, 2001 / Dey 20, 1379, No. 1141
Kayhan: Why are reformists campaigning for their presidential candidate so early? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Workers Revolutionary Party of Iran, Kurdish branch: Government policies increase unemployment >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Being alive is a trespass without you.
Without you, what life can this living be?
Light of my life, each lifetime that passes
Without you is death; that's living for me.
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Murder defendants all secret agents: official
TEHRAN, Jan 9 (AFP) - All 18 defendants on trial for the 1998 murders of several Iranian dissidents and intellectuals are intelligence agents, Iranian TV on Tuesday quoted Intelligence Minister Ali Yunesi as saying. "All of them belong to the intelligence service and their faces will not be made public," he said, the first time an Iranian official has publicly confirmed all 18 are linked to the secret service.
Iran militants say secret agents tortured in jail
TEHRAN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A group of Islamic militants have accused senior clerics close to Iran's supreme leader of involvement in the cover-up of alleged torture against secret agents involved in the serial murders of dissidents >>> FULL TEXT
Saudi says World Court could end Iran-UAE row
DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A territorial row between Iran and the United Arab Emirates could best be resolved through the International Court of Justice as Tehran has rejected regional mediation, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said >>> FULL TEXT
Saudi says to sign security pact with Iran soon
DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's interior minister, Prince Nayef, was quoted on Monday as saying he expected to visit Iran soon to sign a security pact, a fresh sign of warming ties between the regional powers following years of mistrust >>> FULL TEXT
Kharrazi to make follow-up visit to Italy after security accords
TEHRAN, Jan 9 (AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi will visit Italy next week following key security deals signed between the two nations, a newspaper said Tuesday. "This visit is aimed at developing cooperation between our countries," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said, cited in the Khorassan daily >>> FULL TEXT
Iran claims Iraqi base MKO is on way out
TEHRAN, Jan 9 (AFP) - The Iraqi base MKO is on the way out, Intelligence Minister Ali Yunessi said Tuesday, adding that their "terrorist actions" only serve to strengthen national unity. Quoted by the state IRNA news agency, IRNA accused the Mujahadeen of killing "dozens of clergy and ordinary citizens" and attempting to launch "numerous terrorist acts inside and outside the country >>> FULL TEXT
Parliament to debate bill to fight US propaganda
TEHRAN, Jan 9 (AFP) - Parliament is gearing up to consider spending some 20 million dollars to fight US "propaganda" against the Islamic republic, a parliamentary source said Tuesday. "The measure was passed in committee and will be presented to the full parliament for a vote in the coming days," the source said >>> FULL TEXT
OPEC at odds over extent of production cut: Iran
TEHRAN, Jan 9 (AFP) - OPEC members are "a little" at odds on the extent of a production cut ahead of the cartel's January 17 summit in Vienna, Iran's oil minister said Tuesday, cited by the official IRNA news agency. "Iran believes OPEC's output should be reduced. The rest of the members too hold the same view, but with a little difference as regards the level of reduction," Bijan Namdar-Zanganeh said >>> FULL TEXT
Iranians seeing the world through Israeli eyes, paper fumes
TEHRAN, Jan 9 (AFP) - Israeli-made contact lenses have been smuggled into arch-enemy Iran and are being sold across the country, a conservative Tehran newspaper charged on Tuesday. An Iranian firm imported the lenses and hid their origin from buyers as well as the national health ministry and customs officials, the Jomhuri Eslami paper said >>> FULL TEXT
"Heess" best novel
Tehran (Dowran-e Emrooz) -- Mohammad Reza Kateb's "Heess" has been chosen as the best novel of the year by journalists. Other winners include Mohammad Reza Pour-Jafari's "Gorg o meesh" and Shahla Parvinrouh's "Hanaa-ye sookhteh" >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Theater fest: Dialogue of civilizations
Tehran (Dowran-e Emrooz) -- In the coming weeks Iran will host not only major international film and music festivals, but also a theater festival under the title of "Art, culture and dialogue of civilizations" >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Fajr film fest: Foreign films
Tehran (Dowran-e Emrooz) -- Names of possible foreign entries in the competition and other categories of the Fajr film fest >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Shahroudi: Daei is lying
Tehran (Persianfootball.com press clip) -- Reza Shahroudi claims Ali Daei has been the source of discord among national soccer team members >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Persepolis looking abroad
Tehran (Persianfootball.com press clip) -- Persepolis is looking to strengthen its lineup by employing foreign players. A Libyan and two Sudanese players have been invited for tryouts >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Mehdi and Ahmad-Reza are cool
Tehran (Persianfootball.com press clip) -- Mehdi Hashemi-Nasab and Ahmad-Reza Abedzadeh exchange smiles in their first meeting after Hashemi-Nasab's huge score in the Esqteqlal-Persepolis match >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Prisons outside Ministry's control shutdown
Several prisons not under the jurisdiction of the Organisation of Prisons have been shut down. Ali Akabar Moosavi Khoini, a member of the parliamentary group that visited the jails announced that there are still a number of such jails and the parliamentary group is trying to have them closed. Daryoush Homai reports >>> LISTEN HERE
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