Wednesday, January 20, 1999/ Dey 30, 1377, No. 648
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Murderers of dissidents to face public trial
TEHRAN, Jan 20 (AFP) - The alleged murderers of Iranian intellectuals and dissidents will be put on public trial shortly, a military official announced Wednesday. "They will be tried in public and can have a defense lawyer," a prosecutor of the Tehran military tribunal Mohammad Niazi said in an interview broadcast on state television ... FULL TEXT
Intelliegence minister may be replaced: paper
Tehran, Jan. 20, IRNA - information minister qorbanali dorri-najafabadi will stay in his post until the end of the current iranian year ending march 21, and "most probably he will be replaced by ali yunesi," an informed source told the daily 'tehran times'. yunesi is one of the three members who on behalf of president mohammad khatami successfully conducted an inquiry into the recent murders of dissident politicians and writers, added the article in the paper, published wednesday.
TV chief regrets airing anti-Khatami program
Tehran, Jan. 20, IRNA - The president of the islamic republic of iran broadcasting (irib), ali larijani, in a statement issued here on wednesday stated that part of the tv program 'cheragh' had violated the irib policy of preventing the politicization of the case of recent serial murders ... FULL TEXT
Iran sets petroleum exports at $12.1 bln in 1999/2000
TEHRAN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Iran is planning to earn $12.1 billion from its petroleum exports in the next Iranian year under a budget measure approved on Wednesday. In a session broadcast on Tehran radio, parliament deputies passed the measure forecasting $10.6 billion in crude exports and $1.5 billion in exports of petroleum products and liquefied natural gas in the year starting on March 21 ... FULL TEXT
Russia defends nuclear fuel sale
MOSCOW (AP) -- The nuclear fuel Russia plans to supply to Iran for a power plant cannot be used to build nuclear weapons, a top Russian official said Wednesday. Russia signed an $800 million deal with Iran in 1995 to help build a 1,000-megawatt light-water nuclear reactor in Bushehr. The United States and Israel have strongly criticized the project, saying it might help Iran obtain technology needed to develop nuclear weapons ... FULL TEXT
Iran's "Green Film Festival"
Tehran, Department of the Environment press release: The first international film festival focused on the living environment will be held in Iran in February 1999. Dr. Yousef Hojjat, deputy-managing director for training and planning at the Department of the Environment has announced the dates of February 28th to March 5th 1999 for the first international film festival to be organized around environmental issues ... FULL TEXT
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Climbing the road against the flow of the stream, Arash felt the comfort of being alone without being lonely. It had all melted in his soul, the walls and the doorways, the bread and the stream and the call from down the road. He was home and he would know it years later when he wasn't.
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