The Iranian Times

Wednesday, September 23, 1998 / Mehr 1, 1377, No. 568

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Shahin & Sepehr



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    Not funny
    Cartoons from a now banned newspaper

    A couple of months ago these cartoons were introduced as evidence by the prosecution to support their demand to close down the liberal "Jame'eh" newspaper. The paper was eventually banned but its original editors and writers started the daily "Tous." In mid-September, that paper too was shut down for "undermining the Islamic Republic." These cartoons were reprinted in the monthly news magazine, "Payam-e Emrooz" in Tehran last month. Thanks to R. Khadem... GO TO FIRST CARTOON


    Lost and found messages

    * Nouriel Saedian from New York looking for my good old friend Taei whom I went to high school with in Isfahan, Adab High School 1974-1980. If you know of his whereabout please send me a messaqge: Email: Nouriel@worldnet.attnet

    * Hi everybody, I am looking for an old close friend of mine called Shahpour Johary (or his other first name, Ghobad). I havn't seen him since I left Iran 1984. If any body knows him please give him my email address: . My name: Khosrow Afrasiabi.

    * A friend in Iran, Homayoun Safiri, is looking for a good friend of his that he lost contact with: His name is: MAJID ALIZADEH. If you know anything about his or his family's whereabouts, send a message to: Homayoun Safiri thru:


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* Iran's frozen assets in U.S.

Hamid N. writes: Having worked with the special organization that continues to implement that mechanism (arbitration at The Hague, suits in the U.S., in Iran and other forums), I would like to hear what these "assets" are. What is the source for this claim. I hope it is not Mr Rafsanjani's messages to reporters... FULL TEXT

* Frankly, he's wrong

Zohreh Hosseini writes: Reading the Iraj Mirza poem brought up some mixed feelings for me and my friends. In some ways this poem might sound funny and cute but in some other ways harsh and arrogant. The poet simply admits that he allows himself to be manipulative, deceiving, and seductive to get to what he wants and meanwhile he's making a point!? ... FULL TEXT

* Alavi's mystical installations, Santa Clara


Contemporary artist Seyed Alavi seeks to capture the ecstatic experiences of poets and mystics from varied cultures and spiritual backgrounds. For this exhibition, he has created installations using common, everyday materials with which he hopes "to inspire thinking and contemplation." Opening Friday, September 25, 1998 7 p.m. de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. RSVP 408-554-4528

* Musical: Last chance: "Seven Valleys" in Berkeley
* Film: "Adam barfi" ("The Snow Man) in Berkeley

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Iranian MPs want action against liberal media

TEHRAN, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Two-thirds of deputies in Iran's parliament on Wednesday called for journalists who write against Islamic principles to be put on trial for threatening national security. The official Iranian news agency IRNA said 180 of the 270 deputies, in a letter read out in parliament, backed supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's call for action against newspapers he accused of ``abusing freedom of speech.''... FULL TEXT

IRNA director, editor released

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The deputy director and an editor of Iran's official news agency were set free on Wednesday, and the agency said a complaint against them apparently had been withdrawn... FULL TEXT

IRNA staff calls for detained colleagues' release

TEHRAN, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Senior editors and reporters at Iran's official IRNA news agency on Wednesday called for the immediate and unconditional release of two arrested colleagues... FULL TEXT

Iran's Khatami seeks U.S. action, not words

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami challenged the United States Tuesday to match its new conciliatory tone towards his country with action to end sanctions and to change its Middle East policy... FULL TEXT

Conviction in Iran-jet conspiracy

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A Texas man who worked for a multimillionaire arms dealer was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to sell F-14 engine parts to Iran. Robert Cassidy of Houston faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced Jan. 8 for conspiring to violate the federal Arms Export Control Act... FULL TEXT

Iranian film festival in Paris

TEHRAN (Hamshahri) - Paris will host an Iranian film festival for 14 days, starting October 7... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Build the national team from scratch

TEHRAN (Hamshahri) - Commentary on need for major changes in the national soccer team... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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Job Security

The reporters, editors and chief editors of the Islamic Republic News Agency... called for the immediate and unconditional release of the IRNA deputy managing director in charge of news and the chief editor of its social desk and demanded job security.

IRNA report quoted by Reuters
Sept 23, 1998

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