The Iranian Times

Thursday, October 22, 1998 / Mehr 30, 1377, No. 589

Unique Travel

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Shahin & Sepehr


    Baba Taher


    Bergman and I
    "Read it. It's very good," said the artist

    I had the pleasure of having dinner with an Iranian artist in London last week. By all accounts, he's a living legend. I didn't have very much to say, preferring to listen and observe. When I spoke, I asked questions about other artists, mostly writers.

    I was curious to hear his views on contemporary Iranian literature. I threw several big names at him. But he wasn't impressed. Then, as if to say there's some hope, he asked, "Have you read 'Hichkaak va aghaa baaji'?" Yes, I said, eyebrows raised... GO TO FEATURE


    Constituionalist Movement of Iran on upcoming elections

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    Business attire

    The West Los Angeles Lincoln Club, The Iranian American Republican Council and Los Angeles Community Dentists invite you to a reception in honor of State Treasurer Matt Fong California's Next United States Senator.

    Date & Time: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 5:30 p.m.

    Place: Duece's Supper Club, 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica

    $250 per person, business attire
    RSVP or information requests to Navid Sharafatian at (310) 820-3455 extension 162 or e-mail at

    Goli Ameri
    Iranian American Republican Council


    Revolution: 1979-1999

    Revolution Avenue

More Letters

* Glad I have American friends

CFSRB writes: I don't know if it's the Iranians that I have met, but people that called me their "brother" ended up being the biggest backstabbing, "Khaleh Zanaks" I have ever met in my life. I have many American friends that I have known for over 15 years, and they are my true friends. We have had our share of arguments and disagreements, but we have resolved what ever it was, and have gone on, even if we had to agree to disagree on certain points.... FULL TEXT

Following is the application for Iranian Student Scholarship offered by the Society of Iranian Professionals (SIP) in northern California. Please distribute this to your friends and family. Also in order to broaden SIP's ability to sponsor more students , SIP would welcome any donation for this cause. For more information please contact: 408-496-9093 or send email to: or visit us at ... CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Book of the Week

The Spiritual Wisdom of Hafez : Teachings of the Philosopher of Love

Translated by Haleh Pourafzal, Roger Montgomery

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Clinton blocks family from moves against Iran

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - President Bill Clinton on Wednesday blocked part of a bill that would have allowed the family of an American student killed in the Gaza Strip to collect damages by attaching Iranian government property. But the White House said it would discuss the possibility of attaching Iranian commercial properties with... FULL TEXT

Iran polls provoke more shrugs than passion

TEHRAN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Iranians from many walks of life look ahead to Friday's election for an obscure body of Shi'ite Moslem theologians and ask what difference it will make to them. The polls for the clergy-based Assemby of Experts, which appoints and can dismiss Iran's supreme leader, have been billed by conservative clerics as crucial to the survival of Iran's Islamic system. Voting, they say, is a religious duty ... FULL TEXT

Iran may extradite US rape suspect

CAIRO, Egypt, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Iran has offered to extradite a U.S. citizen charged with rape in the United States in what would mark the first law enforcement cooperation between the two countries in two decades. A U.S. law enforcement official in Cairo says today Iranian officials made the offer through Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization, of which both countries are members... FULL TEXT

Many demands of Iranian refugees' met

October 21, 1998 (International Federation of Iranian Refugees) - The sit-in of 200 Iranian refugees in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, in protest to the policies and practices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Iraq, has ended. (See earlier statement) Faced with local pressure from the sit-in participants as well international pressure coordinated by the International Federation of Iranian Refugees (IFIR), the UNHCR finally addressed many of the legitimate demands of the refugees... FULL TEXT

Mohajerani to coach olympic team?

TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - Heshmat Mohajerani, the former coach of the Iranian national football team is being cosidered as the head coach of the Iranian olympic soccer team. Mohajerani has been coaching in Arab states since the 1979 revoltion... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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The dollar now offered at up to 645-648 tomans

Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel:602-595-0777

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The Web

Exhibition of the commemoration of 2,500th anniversary of the Iranian Empire

This site, believe it or not, has been created in Iran by Iranian Institute of Contemporary Historical Studies. Amazing picture show...

More web sites... & the Web site of the day - beyond Iran

Quote Unquote


It seems that we are making excuses, by talking about what the Mongols and the Arabs and the Greeks did to us that makes us the way we are. What does that have to do with Iranians that have lived their whole lives here [in the U.S.]?

Letter to The Iranian
October 22, 1998

Photo of the Day

Reza Supermarket - London

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Musician of the Week


Five songs from his greatest hits album.

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