Wednesday, February 3, 1999/ Bahman 14, 1377, No. 658
Written and photographed by Armin Alaedini
It is hard to believe that twenty years have passed by since those turbulent days of the revolution. I can vividly remember looking out the window of my room at the demonstrators. Our apartment was on Farvardin Avenue facing Allahyar Saleh's house. I was only a child, and those shouting demonstrators didn't seem extraordinary at all; they seemed to be a part of daily life. Many of them were university students and most of them showed their hatred and hostility towards the Shah and his regime. ... GO TO FEATURE
U.S. Congress & Iran
The following text is a summary of the proceedings of a conference on "The US Congress and Iran: Twenty Years After the Revolution"presesented by the Middle East Institute and the University of Maine. This event took place on January 29, 1999 at the US Capitol Building.
The first panel dealt with the US Congress and Iran during the period 1979-99. Kenneth Katzman of the Congressional Research Service gave the main presentation. Frank Record, staff member of the House International Relations Committee, and Puneet Talwar, staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, were discussants. Henry Precht, State Department desk officer for Iran during the Carter Administration, served as moderator ... FULL TEXT
Book of the Week
The Priest and the King
By Desmond Harney
Bitter battle over landmark poll overshadows Iranian anniversary
TEHRAN, Feb 3 (AFP) - Iran's sqabbling political factions continued a bitter war of words on Wednesday over the country's first ever municipal elections, despite repeated calls for unity on the Islamic regime's 20th anniversary. The landmark vote, due on February 26, is considered the Islamic regime's first great test in local democracy, and has provoked a violent squabble between supporters of reformist President Mohammad Khatami and conservatives who have striven to bar radicals and moderates from standing as candidates ... FULL TEXT
CIA: Iran likely to face "serious unrest"
February 2, WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, blamed by the United States for last year's U.S. embassy bombings, is still a threat and the CIA fears another attack could occur "at any time," the U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday. Neighboring Iran, meanwhile, was "more likely to face serious unrest in 1999 than at any time since the revolution 20 years ago," Tenet said ... FULL TEXT
France annouces business deals with Iran
PARIS, Feb 3 (AFP) - France and Iran, breathing new life into bilateral ties, on Wednesday announced new business deals in the offing while striking a series of cultural and diplomatic agreements. The announcements came during a meeting to France by Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Khatazi, Tehran's first foreign minister in eight years to pay a "working visit" to France ... FULL TEXT
Central bank demands rescheduling of import payment bills
SEOUL, Feb 2 (AFP) - Iran, hit by currency shortages and falling oil prices, has asked South Korea to reschedule some 100 million dollars worth of import payments, officials said Tuesday. Iran's central bank called for advance payment for oil imports from the South Korean government if debt rescheduling is impossible, Daewoo Corp. said ... FULL TEXT
Palestinian police uncovers "Hamas-Iran plot"
GAZA CITY, Feb 3 (AFP) - The Palestinian police said Wednesday they had uncovered an Iranian "plot" to launch a wave of suicide bombings in cooperation with the militant group Hamas, including one against an Israeli school bus. Palestinian police chief Ghazi Al-Jabali said Palestinian security forces "confirmed the arrival of 35 million dollars from Iranian intelligence services," adding that relevant documents had been seized last week at a headquarters of the Ezzedin al-Kassam brigade, the military wing of Hamas ... FULL TEXT
FEATURE: Women in theater
Iranians in 2,000 U.S. census
The US Census 2000 is approaching very rapidly. Every Iranian American related group, association, and organization must immediately articulate a strategy including education, and full participation by all in the Iranian American community to respond to the Census, while citing their original cultural heritage ... FULL TEXT
Updated Feb 1
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Milad & Mohsen Alikhani are teenagers in Tehran with a web site better than anything produced by any Iranian in Los Angeles. (Just trying to make a point... settle down.)
Here's a site that takes a rather poignant look at the ads of yesteryear.
I had heard Las Vegas had great job oppourtunities. Since I had experience in card dealing for a Casino in Monte' Carlo, I decided to come to [Las] Vegas.
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Leftist revolutionary songs
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