Friday, January 15, 1999/ Dey 24, 1377, No. 645
Not only did the [Arab/Islamic] invasions bring a change in [the Persian] script, but also added some Arabic words and structures (especially in the singular-plural distinction of nouns) to modern Persian. These historical facts do not constitute solid reasoning to change the alphabet. While these advocates of a Latin script claim to reject a script brought by foreigners, they invite that of another group just as foreign. The purge of one foreign element and the acceptance of another, such as a script imported from Europe, is not an accurate removal of that which is foreign. ... GO TO FEATURE
Are you my man?
From ParsPage's Heart to Heart section:
Hamideh writes: A 35-year-old teacher with interests in romantic relationships would like to meet someone romantic and handsome between 18-40. Well, here we go. I'm sure you have been looking for me from the time you imagined to have a beatiful and romantic woman like me to date. I'm so sorry to know that, but forget the past, past is past, past has gone, hell with past. Now, I'm available, but, are you my man? Let we see!
Do you really claim that you are a proud typical Iranian man, romantic, handsome, tall, healty, muscular, educated, married, want to have secret romance, promise to keep it that way? Do you really understand my situation? I'm not happy with the man I married (white, Canadian and rich). We have to stick to our marriage without sexual contact. He is dating other Iranian women, so, I decided to get out of closet and get a very strong Iranian man who accepts to promise to keep our relationshi p a secret. A real secret.
You got to prove it to me that your relationship with your wife is more or less like mine. I guess, if we agree, later on, we will find similar people, like us. I don't care about your future with her, have kids and stick together, what I care is sometime share with me. That's all, no questions asked. I want to date you time to time and share our happiness, no sorrow should rise. Mutual resect and love. Iranian style, the one that I'm missing and lagging.
Future? you never know what god has planned for us, right? So, if you are serious and you mean it, come on, do something big you deserve. I'm sure, I deserved your love, so, give it to me, please. I love to trust you,what ever you do, where ever you go, go, as I said, no questions asked. Just keep our secret and wait for better. So, go ahead and make my day. I love you.
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Rafsanjani appeals for factional truce in Iran after dissident murders
TEHRAN, Jan 15 (AFP) - Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani pleaded with rival political factions on Friday to call a truce in their bitter quarrel over a recent spate of dissident murders. "None of you will benefit from this dispute. Our being at each other's throats has pleased the enemy and prompted them to raise questions about our regime and the (1979 Islamic) revolution," Rafsanjani said in a sermon at weekly Moslem prayers at Tehran University ... FULL TEXT
Isfahan's Friday Prayers leader fails to deliver sermon
Isfahan, jan. 15, IRNA 0 - friday prayers were not held in this historical city on friday due to spate of commotions developing among a number of worshipers against friday prayers of the city, ayatollah jalaleddin taheri and governor general of the province ja'far mousavi ... FULL TEXT
Iran oil opening slowed by wider reforms
LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Iran's drive for foreign energy investment has become mired in wider reforms that may delay big-ticket deals for months or years, oil executives say. Iranian negotiators running the biggest oil tender since the 1979 revolution have found themselves on a roller-coaster ride of economic change driven by shifting political forces. One victim could be a campaign to land one or two morale-boosting showpiece agreements with Western majors by the end of the Iranian year on March 20 ... FULL TEXT
Rafsanjani calls for up to 50 pct oil output cut
TEHRAN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Friday called on oil producers to cut output by up to 50 percent to boost weak oil prices. ``We must cut production by a certain amount until demand outweighs supply. This amount could be 20 percent, 30 percent or 50 percent,'' Rafsanjani, who now heads a top state body, said in a Friday prayer sermon broadcast on Tehran radio ... FULL TEXT
U.S., Russia trade gibes over Iran
January 15, 1999 (The Washington Post) - Relations between the United States and Russia have gotten off to a rocky start this year, as for the second straight day officials here harshly criticized Washington for taking Moscow to task over arms proliferation issues. In the latest instance, the Kremlin reacted testily ... FULL TEXT
Tehran-Karaj intercity train ready
Tehran (Hamshahri) - The intercity electric train between Tehran and Kataj (part of the Tehran metro project) will be inaugurated next month and begin official operation in March. In the first phase there will be three train services between 11 am and 2 pm ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
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27 players invited to Omid team
Tehran (Iran) - In preparation for the 2000 Olympics in Sydny and
the upcoming international matches in Vietnam, 27 players have been called
to join the youth national team (Omid) training camp ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Updated Jan 14
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