April 10, 2004

Deserted Station (Istgah-e Matrouk) The mannerisms of Iranian cinema are all present and correct. What was once enigmatically mesmerising in this kind of modish Iranian movie is now redundant and exasperating. The Guardian

April 09, 2004

The Embargo and the IEEE Strategy The website "contains information and news updates about the embargo applied by the IEEE towards its members from Iran, Libya, Cuba and Sudan, and the petition action. It also contains an analysis of the IEEE strategy and links to press articles concerning this embargo."

Iran's Rafsanjani Praises Sadr's Shi'ite Uprising Rafsanjani told worshippers at Friday prayers in Tehran that a distinction should be drawn between Shi'ite fighters, who have battled U.S.-led troops across southern Iraq this week, and insurrectionist supporters of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s Ba'ath party he described as "terrorists."

April 08, 2004

The Travel is full of Ambiguity. Photos by: Mehrdad Asgari Be aware that when you contemplate on a picture; that picture holds a travel.

Want Peace in Iraq? Take Out Iran Nuke Plant The Wall Street Journal editorial page urged President Bush on Tuesday to send a message to Iranian-based Shiite insurgents in Iraq by taking out Irans Bushehr nuclear plant.

Iran, against US occupation of neighbour, but seen clear of Iraq violence The Islamic republic is keeping clear of the violence orchestrated by supporters of firebrand Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr, anaylsts and diplomats say. "Iran is closer to the SCIRI and, publicly at least, has kept its distance from Sadr," said one Western diplomat here. "Sadr and a lot of his people are deeply hostile to the SCIRI and to Iran, so Iran has very little interest in giving him any support," said the diplomat.

April 07, 2004

Majnoun Written and directed by Mehrdad Seyf. Iran: fundamentalists, terror and the axis of evil. 30 BIRD PRODUCTIONS presents a new perspective of this beguiling country in a surreal and comic expose of the veil, the role of women and the modernisation that swept Iran in the twentieth century. Tuesday 30 March - Sunday 18 April

Russian and Iranian railroad leaders to sign cooperation agreement in Russian and Iranian railroad leaders will sign a cooperation agreement in Tehran

April 06, 2004

Iran Facing the New Century (word doc.) is a conference, organized by the faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford University. The conference, will study the domestic, regional and global issues that Iran faces in the next decade or so, specifically from the viewpoint of Iran's national interests.

The C.I.A. in Iran By James Risin (New York Times) including pictures and detailed story of C.I.A. presence in Iran.

Persian Translator of Shakespeare Dies at 98 Alaeddin Pazargadi, the Persian translator of Shakespeare, died in Tehran at age 98. TEHRAN April 4 (Mehr News Agency)

April 01, 2004

U.S. traded Iran oil deal for SDF in Iraq A U.S. representative said Tuesday that the administration of President George W. Bush allowed Japan to invest in a major oil field project in Iran in exchange for its dispatch of Self-Defense Forces troops to Iraq

Tyranny@25 Twenty-five years ago today, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini stood triumphant in the holy city of Qom. For two days, millions of Iranians had flocked to the polls to vote in a referendum. The question was simple: "Do you want an Islamic Republic?" According to revolutionary authorities, 98.2 percent said yes.

Yassins death opens door to Iran control Yassins death is seen as an opportunity for Iran to move into the vacuum. Control over a Sunni Muslim group would be a huge feather in Teherans cap and could help target Washingtons allies in the Middle East.

High court orders Iranian family to leave Japan The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday upheld the immigration authorities decision to deport an Iranian family of four in Gunma Prefecture who have overstayed their visas, rejecting a lower court ruling which had allowed them to remain in Japan.

Germany considering game in Iran A German delegation will visit Tehran later this month to discuss plans for a match against Iran in October, the German soccer federation (DFB) said Thursday.

”All Men Are Jerks” Book Banned in Iran Daylle Deanna Schwartz bestselling book on relationships, All Men Are Jerks Until Proven Otherwise, has been translated into nine languages and distributed in dozens of countries including Russia, Egypt, and Israel, but it wont be appearing in Iranian bookstores anytime soon.

Armenia, Iran to sign gas pipeline deal in late April Armenia and Iran will sign a final contract in Yerevan in late April on the construction of a gas pipeline linking the two countries, Armenian Energy Minister Armen Movsisian told journalists.

March 31, 2004

Iran Soccer Team To Play Los Angeles Galaxy - The Los Angeles Galaxy announced today that the club will host the national team of Iran, who recently climbed seven slots to claim their best-ever FIFA World Ranking of 24th place, in an international friendly on Wednesday, April 28 (7:30 pm) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Although not confirmed, Iran is due to play another match in Washington D.C. against a South American national side.

PSU Receives Largest Gift in University History from Alumnus Fariborz Maseeh - At a public announcement ceremony today, PSU President Daniel O. Bernstine and Dr. Fariborz Maseeh, founder and president of The Massiah Foundation, announced the largest gift in Portland State University's history—$8 million from the Foundation to the College of Engineering and Computer Science. With this gift, the College will become the Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

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