The Iranian Times

Wednesday, October 7, 1998 / Mehr 15, 1377, No. 578

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Shahin & Sepehr




    We take pleasure...
    Leisure in Abadan? Sure. In 1969.

    By White Cloud

    The best shot in the arm and boost to the adrenalin is the flicks. A color film on a rectangular screen with the sound of music, surrounded by the darkening evening sky full of stars makes the Hollywood opiate work like a charm.

    Seated on tubular chairs with feet resting on the empty canvas chair in front, and with a good stretch of the imagination, you could be sitting in the over-stuffed plush seats of Joshua Logan or Elia Kazan or Billy Wilder's private home cinema. Only the orange flares on your right place you squarely in Abadan at the Naft Club. On evenings when the film is a lemon, you can look up and watch the stars... GO TO FEATURE

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    Iran-U.S. relations

    Looking for books on Iran-U.S. relations? We have listed several of them which can be bought directly from If you have any suggestions on recent books on this topic, let us know and we will include them in this section. GO THERE


    She's back

    Believe it or not, Delkash is on a concert tour. She is currently in London and will be singing at other European cities as well.

    Delkash, whose singing career peaked in the 1950s, lives in Iran where female singers can only perform for female audiences at private gatherings.

    I don't know if she has any concert plans in the U.S. I hope she does. If you want to hear some of her old songs, click here.


    Revolution: 1979-1999

    At Behesht-e Zahra

    More Letters

* Low-profile

Hossein Saidpour writes: As I am a new reader of Iranian Times I would like to know why the buisiness section is low profile and you can not find much up to date analysis of the relevant issues, even the $ rate given is not daily.

I am sure most Iranians in different parts of the world would like to know the up to date rate of exchange for the rial in different currencies.

* Film: Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio

Dariush Mehrjui introduces THE PEAR TREE (1998)
Wexner Center for the Arts
Ohio State University
Sunday, Nov 15 / 2 pm
Special Admission Price: $7; $5 Wexner members, students, etc.

Immediately following his retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui comes to the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, to present his most recent film THE PEAR TREE, which Variety described as "a lush, golden evocation of first love."... MORE DETAILS

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 More news

Iran reformists meet rejection

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Most reformists who sought to run for a key assembly that chooses Iran's spiritual leader -- the country's most powerful position -- have been rejected by hard-liners. The list of candidates, published Wednesday, is evidence of the overriding clout of the hard-liners in Iran's clerical government, where President Mohammad Khatami and a small group of moderates are struggling to ease social and political restrictions ... FULL TEXT

Names of approved candidates

TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - Names of official candidates for the Assembly of Experts from various provinces ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Human Rights Watch calls for release of Iranian journalist

New York, October 7, 1998 - In an open letter sent today to the Head of the Judiciary in Iran, Ayatollah Yazdi, Human Rights Watch called for the immediate and unconditional release of four journalists from the daily newspaper Tous, who were arrested on the order of a Revolutionary Court on September 16... FULL TEXT

Mobil attacks U.S. stance on Iran

ALMATY, Oct 7 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Mobil slammed the United States' position on energy investment in Iran on Wednesday, saying that Washington's reluctance to do business with Tehran was ``doing more harm than good.''... FULL TEXT

Iran plans major presence at Asian Games

TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - Iranian sportsmen and women are taking part in 27 different events at the upcoming Asian Games in Thailand. And all of them will be tested for any trace of performance enhancers ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

"Shah" will be made - director

TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - "Shah" a film orginally-based on a book written by Masoud Behnoud has faced numerous obstacles during production. But director Kiumars Pourahmad insists that he will make the film (also known as "Cabinet") no matter what... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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Make-believe oasis

Abadan can pull at your heart strings when you remember only the good times in fine weather by the tall palm trees fringing the blue sky and when today is the first day of the rest of your life in a make-believe desert oasis.

White Cloud
"We take pleasure..."
The Iranian
Oct, 7 1998

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