The Iranian Times

Monday, December 28, 1998 / Dey 7, 1377, No. 632

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Shahin & Sepehr

    Vahshi Bafqi

    Cover story

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Opposition group blames regime for Foruhar's murder

TEHRAN, Dec 28 (AFP) - An Iranian nationalist opposition movement accused the intelligence services on Monday of a role in the murder last month of its leader Daryush Foruhar and his wife.

"I explicitly declare that these murders could not have been committed without collaboration from, coordination with and knowledge of a part of the intelligence services," said Bahram Namazi, a member of the Party of the Iranian Nation (PIN).

Namazi, speaking before a crowd of around 100 people gathered at Foruhar's home in central Tehran, where he was stabbed to death on.... GO TO FEATURE

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Dear Mr. Farhang,

Your enthusiasm for the ancient Iran heritage/ traditions and Zoroastianism is commendable ["Inaccurate heresies"]. However, such desire should not stretch concepts beyond the realm of reality. Your statements about Islam, Christianity, and Judaism and the dual concepts of heaven & hell, good & evil; is fundamentally different in the Unitarian beliefs of Moslems, Christians, or Jews than it is in Zoroastianism ... FULL TEXT

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Book of the Week

Closed Circuit History

The illustrations of Ardeshir Mohassess

Ardeshir Mohassess is recognized internationally as Iran's leading caricaturist and graphic artist (see feature in The Iranian). Yet, as the powerful images on the following pages show, neither appellation fully describes the breadth, depth, intricacy, and complexity of his art and vision. In his drawings, be they detailed tableau or simple, primitive sketches, Mohassess quite literally dissects his characters with his pen and then peels away the conventional facade to expose the underlying reality of his world... -- Ali Banuazizi

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Registration begins in Iran for local elections

TEHRAN, Dec 28 (AFP) - Hopefuls began registering on Monday for Iran's first local elections since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, seen by Iranian reformers as a major step towards greater democracy. The landmark vote on February 26 will allow Iranians to elect around 200,000 councilmen and councilwomen in thousands of rural and urban districts throughout the country. The councillors will be responsible for the appointment of around 720 mayors and supervising their activities as well as ensuring public participation in local social, political, economic and cultural affairs ... FULL TEXT

Iran economic woes hit tax-fee Kish island-IRNA

TEHRAN, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Many Iranian holiday-makers, hit by an economic slowdown after a slump in oil prices, are staying away from Iran's duty-free island of Kish in the Persian Gulf. Kish airport head Hassan Baniadam, quoted by Iran's news agency IRNA on Monday, said most flights to the holiday and shopping island were cancelled at the weekend due to the low number of passengers. Baniadam said domestic carriers Kish Air, Asseman, Mahan, Caspian, and Sahan had cancelled flights to Kish, it said ... FULL TEXT

Khamenei says U.S. world 'despot', rejects ties

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasted the United States Friday as a world ``despot'' bent on dominating Iran, and he ruled out ties with Washington. ``The Americans seek domination not relations, pillage not trade...What they want is the political and economic domination they had for 30 years and which was ended by the (1979) revolution,'' Khamenei said in a sermon carried by Tehran radio... FULL TEXT

Shedding light on Achamenid life

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Translationms of tablets found at Persepolis give details of Achamenid life ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

The story behind Iran's largest meteorites

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Hundred-twenty-year-old document tells how a large meteorite crashed near Varamin southwest of Tehran ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Iran's volleyball players mature

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Iran's national volleball team lost three straight gamesf in the recent world championships but showed signs of maturing ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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