Monday, January 11, 1999/ Dey 21, 1377, No. 641
Book of the Week
FULL COVERAGE OF NEWS ON INVESTIGATIONS INTO RECENT MURDERS IN IRAN
Montazeri wants secret police purged
TEHRAN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Iran's most prominent dissident cleric called in a statement published on Monday for a thorough purge of the country's secret police after revelations of death-squads in the organisation. Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, whose statement appeared in the moderate daily Khordad, called for a ``deep and complete purge of the (Intelligence Ministry) personnel.'' ``This purge is an immediate necessity and should not be delayed. This action will regain the people's confidence,'' said Montazeri, who has often complained about police pressures ... FULL TEXT
Factions debate minister's fate after murders
TEHRAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A factional debate raged in Iran on Sunday after revelations of death-squads in the secret police as a newspaper said the conservative intelligence minister was unlikely to resign despite pressure by moderates. Backers of moderate President Mohammad Khatami have called for a thorough purge of the Intelligence Ministry after it revealed last week that some of its agents were linked to a recent spate of killings of dissidents ... FULL TEXT
Iran's MAPNA considers Caspian pipeline partners
DUBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Iranian project management company MAPNA said on Monday that it had won a $347 million deal to build a Caspian Sea oil pipeline to the country's northern refineries and was considering consortium partners. MAPNA regional manager Reza Ebadzadeh told Reuters that his firm had been informed by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) that it won the contract, beating Italian, British, German, Russian, South Korean and Saudi competitors ... FULL TEXT
Tehran Film Festival
Tehran (Hamshahri) - Deputy guidance minister in charge of films detailed some of the plans for this year's international Fajr Film Festival which will be held in next month ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Ferdosi & Iran's youth
Tehran (Hamshahri) - A commentary on Mohammad Ali
Eslami Nadoushan's research regarding Ferdosi and the impact of the Shahnameh
on Iran's youth ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Soccer: Planning for the future
Tehran (Hamshahri) - Yes, we won the Asian Cup. But
what about the future? Is the Iranian national team ready to face new challenges?
Commentary from Hamshahri ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
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