Thursday, September 17, 1998 / Shahrivar 26, 1377, No. 565
Afghan survey: Comments
* Ideal situation for conservatives
I don't think the situation in Afghanistan should be reduced to a Shi'ite and Sunni conflict. My heart goes to all people of Afghanistan. The gravity of the situation is highlighted by the fact that compared to the Taliban, the Islamic Repbulic does not look that bad. At the same time I hate seeing people like (Revolutionary Gaurds Commander) Raheem Safavi flexing their muscels (this is the ideal situation for their faction in the power struggle).
* A few surgical strikes
No war is a good one, an in the end, one nation looses a bit more than the other. There is no such thing as a winnable war anymore. In Iran vs Afghanistan, I truely believe a few surgical strikes should teach those barbarians a lesson they will not forget for a long time. To hell with their twisted ideology... GO TO FEATURE
Iran Weekly Press Digest report (August 30, 1998):
A senior Iranian Ayatollah termed conversation between girls and boys as a sin, the Tehran daily Zan reported Sunday. "The nature of any relations between girls and boys is illegitimate and even a conversation between the two can be a sin," Ayatollah Marashi Najafi was quoted by the women daily as saying. "Girls and boys are like cotton and fire, looking at each other might be out of desire, that's why I believe that men and women should be separated in academic centres and public organizations for not turning these centres into centres of immorality," the Ayatollah said.
* Persian Dance Music, Volume 1
Kharrazi to attend Afghan meeting with U.S.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi will take part in an eight-nation meeting in New York next week that will also be attended by U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, U.S. officials said on Thursday... FULL TEXT
Khatami to show Iran's new face at U.N. assembly
TEHRAN, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's trip to the U.N. General Assembly this weekend will provide a rare opportunity for the moderate Shi'ite Moslem cleric to expand on his proposed ``dialogue of civilisations.'' ... FULL TEXT
Washington's Iran exiles row precedes Khatami trip
DUBAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A Washington furore over support for Iranian guerrillas adds to the delicate nature of President Mohammad Khatami's forthcoming address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York, political analysts said on Thursday ... FULL TEXT
Iran art works out after 20 years
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Like buried treasure,
scores of original works by Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir and other Western masters
have lain hidden in the vaults of a museum in Iran for nearly 20 years.
But for the first time since the 1979 Iranian revolution, the rich collection
is expected to go on display early next year ... FULL TEXT
Pass looking to defeat Omani team
TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - National soccer league champions Pass will play Oman's Al-Sab in a return game tonight. Pass won the first leg in Tehran 10-1. A win will take Pass to the next round of the Asian Cup-holders champinship ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
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