Britain, Iran & the 1919 Treaty
By A. R. Begli Beigie
March 27, 2001
It is interesting to read the recent debate in The Iranian about
the future of Iran. But how do we stand a chance of ever realising our
ambitions for Iran until we accept our shortcomings? Moreover we must stop
repeating past mistakes, which is not possible with out knowing our past.
Below is an account of such an episode in our history. It is the account
of the 1919 Treaty written by Sir Clermont Skrine who was the British Consul
in Mash-had during the Second World War. Skrine was part of the Indian
Civil Service and was assigned to Iran from India >>>
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By G. Reza Sami Gorgan Roodi
March 267 2001
Those who have been to the University of Sussex in England do not need
me to tell them that the library desks of this university have almost all
been riddled with all sorts of graffiti, some of which are gradually fading
away, and some are coated with black leather covers. WARNING:
Some of the profanity is quite strong. DO NOT read if... >>>
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Reformist deputy charged
BBC Persian Service
A reformist member of the parliament , Fatemeh Haghighatjou, has been
released on bail after being arrested on the orders of a civil service
court in Tehran. She had been detained on charges of inciting public opinion
and insulting the judiciary. Her detention provoked a storm of protest
from parliament which is dominated by reformists. Here is a report by Jim
Muir, in Tehran, followed by an analysis piece by Sadeq Saba >>> LISTEN
By Camelia Entekhabi Fard
Village Voice (New York)
March 28, 2001
A the close of 2000, some 81 journalists sat in jails around the world,
confined for the crime of pursuing the truth. Killings of reporters have
declined, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, but governments
still find ways to suppress free speech. Last year in Iran, Muslim rulers
continued their campaign to uproot a blossoming reformist press, banning
more than 30 publications and putting reporters on trial. This is the story
of one writer, imprisoned there in 1999 and now building a new life in
New York. >>>
Libya, Iran top oil exploration hotspots-survey
LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - Libya and Iran may still be out of bounds
for U.S. oil companies but the OPEC member states are at the top of the
world charts for new petroleum exploration ventures. A survey published
on Tuesday found that Libya pipped Iran into second place among international
oil firms in the league of the most popular countries for investment in
new exploration activities in the wake of last year's oil price boom >>> FULL
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* Run Khatami! Run!
writes: Thanks to Mr. Khatami's election thousands of Iranians from
abroad have been able to go to back home with some degree of freedom and
feel good about their visit as well as leave some more signs of freedom
with people there to follow and steps to take ["Don't
As everyone knows dramatic changes like this take at least a generation,not
just four or even eight years to reach fruition. People of Iran are capable,
they just need the time.
Mr. Khatami can prevent a civil war by staying in power and his patience
as well as his policies will have great results for future of Iran. If
he gives up I'm afraid Iran may fall back to the hands of people like talebaan
of afganestan. People of Iran have to decide if that's what they want.
* Khatami should decline
Mr. Zangeneh is absolutely correct ["Don't
run"]. Khatami's biggest contribution to Iran and its future is
to decline to run for another four years.
He must make it clear that under current circumstances he is unable
to bring anything to the table. It is time for our nation to demand accountability
from those with real power. And we all know who they are.
day I became a woman" in U.S. theaters
Translation of today's poem by Zara
This blooming branch will bend with fruit one day.
This falcon too will seek its prey one day.
His thoughts of you approach, then fly away,
Until at last they'll come to rest one day.
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The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
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