Tuesday November 28, 2000 / Azar 8, 1379, No. 1114
Hafez... yeah, yeah, yeah!
November 28, 2000
Rock songs with 14th century Persian poems? Yup. Sure. Why not?
A band in Iran, calling itself "O-Hum", has released their first album called Nahal-e heyrat (Young tree of bewilderment) using Hafez poems as lyrics >>> GO TO FEATURE
Kayhan: Three and a half years not enough time for Khatami? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Sosiaalist-haaye enqelaabi-ye iraan: Reformist students will abandon Khatami >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Since you know that I'm far from her goodness,
Forgive me for shunning good that's not her.
She has become my cane, and I am blind.
I can't walk by my self: I follow her.
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Kurdish MP accuses Iran's regime of repression, murders
TEHRAN, Nov 28 (AFP) - A Kurdish Iranian MP launched an unprecedented attack on the floor of parliament Tuesday, accusing the regime of murder and religious repression of the nation's minority Sunni Muslim Kurds. Jalal Jalalizadeh, who represents the Kurdistan provincial capital of Sanandaj, denounced what he called a "campaign of repression, serial murders, and the banning of the faith" of the Sunni Kurds >>> FULL TEXT
Hard-liners criticize Khatami
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian hard-liners harshly criticized moderate President Mohammad Khatami for accusing them of constitutional violations, saying it was part of a ploy to win re-election next year, newspapers reported Tuesday. On Sunday, Khatami said hard-line opponents of his pro-democracy reforms, including the judiciary, were violating the constitution and he was powerless to stop them. He said the closed-door, no-jury courts that are used to try journalists and political activists were an example of how the constitution was being trampled >>> FULL TEXT
US, Russia discuss Iran arms sales
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. delegation will travel to Russia next week to discuss Moscow's decision to no longer observe a 1995 pledge not to sell tanks and battlefield weapons to Iran, the State Department said Tuesday. Moscow has said it will withdraw from the agreement, effective Dec. 1, contending that recent publicity about the accord in the American press violated a secrecy pledge agreed to by the U.S. side >>> FULL TEXT
Sergeyev to visit Iran: official
MOSCOW, Nov 28 (AFP) - Russian Defence Minister Igor Sergeyev is planning to visit Iran, a senior Russian general accompanying Sergeyev on his current trip to Japan was quoted by the ITAR-TASS news agency as saying Tuesday. The defence ministry's head of international cooperation, General Leonid Ivashov, did not say when the visit would take place but the news agency quoted its sources as saying the trip could take place as early as January 2001 >>> FULL TEXT
Belgian in Iran spy case "also holds Ivorian nationality"
A Belgian national arrested by Iran earlier this month on espionage charges holds a second passport from the Ivory Coast, a European source told AFP on Tuesday. "He is apparently a European businessman who also has Ivorian nationality," said the source, who added that the man detained was not resident in Iran but only passing through >>> FULL TEXT
13 killed after security forces launch "clean-up" operation
Thirteen people were killed, including three policemen, after Iran launched a week-long "clean-up" operation in the drug-troubled eastern province of Khorassan, state radio said Tuesday. Six hostages who had been taken by bandits and drug smugglers in the area were freed in the operation, which left several other people wounded and led to 11 arrests, it said >>> FULL TEXT
Iran expects record oil revenues thanks to higher prices
TEHRAN, Nov 28 (AFP) - Iran expects to generate record revenues of 21.5 billion dollars from oil sales in the year to March 2001 thanks to higher prices, the governor of the central bank, Mohsen Nourbakhsh, said Tuesday. "We earned 15.6 billion dollars in oil sales between March 2000 and the end of October and, if the current trend in prices continues, our revenues will reach 21.5 billion dollars" at the end of the fiscal year, Nourbakhsh told a press conference >>> FULL TEXT
Turkmenistan and Iran discuss Caspian Sea statu
Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Ahani have discussed proposals on the status of the disputed resource-rich Caspian Sea, official reports said Tuesday. Ahani, Iran's special representative on Caspian issues, and Niyazov "confirmed the closeness of the positions" of the two countries on the issue of resolving the status of the inland sea, the Neutraly Turkmenistan reported >>> FULL TEXT
Best book nominations
Sepehri: 28th edition
Baizaie: Way ahead
Iran defeat Tajikistan 2-0
Tabriz - November 28 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Iranian National Team defeated Tajikistan 2-0 on Tuesday to clinch one of the ten spots at next year's World Cup 2002 qualifications. A draw was enough to put favorites Iran through thanks to the 19-0 demolition of Guam of by Iran earlier. However, Iran had little difficulties defeating Tajikistan infront of 20,000 spectators at the beautiful Takhti Stadium >>> FULL TEXT
Iranian Futsal team eliminated
Guatemala City - November 22 (Iran Sports Press) --The Iranian National Futsal Team's hopes of reaching the second round ended on Wednesday following a 7-2 loss to Spain at the 4th World Futsal Championships. Spain, runners up of the previous World Championship and one the favorites to win the title this year, were clearly the dominant side, having won the first half 6-0 >>> FULL TEXT
Strategy for reforms, at last
Almost four years after its establishment, the main coalition of Iranian reformists, the 2nd of Khordad Front, has set up a committee to define its strategy. Behrouz Parsa discusses with Dr. Alireza Nouri (MP) and Reza Alijani (Journalist) why the move came so late and what will be its impact on the Iranian politics >>> LISTEN HERE
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