Volume IV, Number 29
Other pieces/articles in this issue
>>>No God but God
>>>Love, Revolution, and Leaving Iran
Here and there
>>>White House promotes Bush's Iranian adviser
>>>Azar Nafisi: Women, Culture, Human Rights: The Case of Iran
>>>Shaghayegh, an Iranian model/singer/actress
>>>Group of French Poets to Visit Iran
>>>A new Author to be discovered An officer's daughter rmembers
>>>My father, my brother, the shahs of Iran -- Prince Gholam Reza Pahlavi's Memoir
>>>DC Choreographer Brings Persian Epic to the Stage
>>>A brief history of Khuzestan
>>>The Lottery Ticket
>>>Shooting an Elephant
liberalises laws on abortion
Articles in Persian
By: Darush Homayoun
By: Amir Sepehri
By: Ali Mirfetros
Sent by: Sharokh
Articles in English
June 23, 2005
Summary: So far, the Bush administration has shown it would like to resolve its problems with North Korea and Iran the same way it did with Iraq: through regime change. It is easy to see why. But the strategy is unlikely to work, at least not quickly enough. A much broader approach -- involving talks, sanctions, and the threat of force -- is needed.
or Hell, That is the Question
Many Iranian voters have boycotted the presidential election. Many others are going to the polls on Friday to vote for someone they know is dishonest in order to avoid someone they know is going to turn their lives into a living nightmare.
election in Iran
Once again, we are at the crossroads of making another vital decision about our country, Today, we are marching for the support of the voiceless students and the Iranian people in Iran. Today, we categorically and adamantly refuse to participate in this sham "selection."
AN AMERICAN BILLIONAIRE MULLAH FOOLS THE IRANIAN WITH HUMBLE TALKS BUT MUST DECLARE WHERE HIS MAFIA GOT THEIR BILLIONS OF FORTUNE?
In June 17,2005 Iranians are going to poll to elect a president in an election which can hardly be called democratic. For propaganda reasons, and in order to provide a cover for its dwindling legitimacy, from the list of over one thousands applicants for the job, which includes an American Joker, Iranians would "elect" a president. The list have been narrowed down to a dozen who are considered no threat to the security of Mullahs rule on Iran.
By: Amil Imani
In recent years, the US State Department
has called the Islamic Republic of
Murder Exposes Iran's Brutality
It was journalist Ziba (Zahra) Kazemi's fourth interrogation, which was orchestrated in a bright room in the presence of about six revolutionary guards and militia torturers, and Tehran's chief prosecutor.
You might have the impression that Ivy League "neoconservatives" wearing pinstripe suits inside the wonky think tanks in Washington, D.C., are currently plotting the overthrow of the mullahs running Iran. They and their hawkish Pentagon pals have checked the box next to Iraq on their to-do list (now that elections have happened), and are strategizing the best way to take down the tyranny in Iran. (Then we'll move on to Syria, and get ready for the draft, folks, we're fixing the world!)
By H Hakimi
Memoirs of a Career Diplomat in the service of the Iranian Foreign Office
of the world mass media about our country.
My nephew, whom I introduced to The Iranian a few years ago, wrote to me after reading the vitriolic attack on Cyrus Kadivar and his article 'we are awake'. He urged me to put down one particular episode in my career as a diplomat which I had told him about years before. He thought it might do some good as another anecdotal evidence of the animosity towards Iranian culture and history.
Shah and the Wheelman
Sent by: D.K.
Always on the lookout for something to please the Shah, the news of my arrival in Tehran on the bicycle no sooner reaches the ear of the court officials than the monarch hears of it himself. On the seventh day after my arrival an officer of the palace calls on behalf of the Shah, and requests that I favour them all, by following the soldiers who will be sent tomorrow morning, at eight o'clock, Ferenghi time, to conduct me to the palace, where it is appointed that I am to meet the 'Shah-in-shah and King of kings', and ride with him, on the bicycle, to his summer palace at Doshan Tepe.
A Summer of A Thousand Nights: From Tehran to Susa
My 1976 Diary in Tehran
By: Mark Dankof
I am awakened in the late hours
of this June night by a most comfortable breeze, blowing through the
screen which separates my bedroom from the elevated balcony terrace.
The breeze seems as perpetual as the darkness, permeated and illumined
by moonlight. I have never felt a breeze this comfortable, even as a
boy traveling and sleeping in the deserts of California by night. It
enters my mind that this must be the reason for the Hebrew word ruah
and the Greek word pneuma, both of which appear in the Scripture and
are simultaneously employed for the dual concepts of physical wind in
the cosmos, and the Spirit of God in the realm of the unseen.
by: Soheila Ghodstinat
The Iranian Action Committee, together with several other prominent Iranians had made necessary preparations to file charges against Dr. Ebrahim Yazdi for being accessory to acts of torture and crimes against humanity.
Tehran, May 2 (CHN) Forty two archaeological sites and monuments in the southern province of Fars dating to different eras including the Achaemenid, late Achaemenid, Parthian, Sassanid, and Islamic, are threatened by the newly constructed dams which are to be flooded by end of the year.
Our very dear Fardin and Burt Lancester, look alike?
More on Cinema
The Keeper selected for the Moscow International Film Festival 2005
Abbas Kiarostami President of Jury "Camera d'Or" Cannes
Copyright © Shirin Tabibzadeh, Cupertino, 2000 -2005
Nabavi was beaten up in Ghom & Ebrahim-e Yazdi in Ahwaz
Iran wins over Bahrain and will go to the World Cup
DEBKAfiles Exclusive Report
by Amil Imani
Today, once again, we are united in the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood, to let the world hear our voices of boycotting, yet another phony and sham "SELECTION" by the illegitimate Islamic regime in the holly land of Iran.
June 01, 2005
While the EU is trying to recover from the near-fatal blow that it received from the French voters last Sunday, the Iranian people are worried about possible behind the scene deals being brokered by EU-3 with the Ayatollah Pistachio-
sent by: Shahrokh
General Dwight D. Eisenhower was quoted as saying in 1951 that there is no region in the world which was geopolitically more important than the Middle East. It was true in 1951 and is even more truly profound today.
Early on the morning of March 16th, 1984, William Buckley left for work at the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
Hutzpah for President!
Mullah Rafsanjani who at the age of 73, once more wants to become president of Iran for another 8 years, in my opinion, is the living personification of Hutzpah! Hutzpah or chutzpah is a very meaningful term.
Tehran, May 04 - In an interview with a government-run
website, Ali-Akbar Velayati, Irans former Foreign Minister and
a senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is
also a candidate in the forthcoming June 17 presidential elections,
hinted at official responsibility for terrorist operations abroad
against its opponents.
the ethnic pot
TEHRAN - Today's Iran is the latest manifestation of a great and endlessly undermined Persian empire that once stretched from Iraq to Afghanistan, embracing a multitude of ethnicities along the way.
By Amir Taheri
This is the question now asked in teahouses all over the Middle East. As men puff at their hookahs and play backgammon they speculate about the next regime likely to be targeted by the United States and its allies once the Iraqi business is wrapped up.
U.S. Department of State
Dr. Shahram Azam, an unassuming, intense man in his late 30s, had barely started his emergency-room shift when he admitted a female patient on a stretcher from Tehran's Evin prison at 12:15 a.m.
Recently Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice placed the governments of Zimbabwe and Iran among the six most repressive regimes in the world. However, she neglected to mention one major difference between the two.
Regime and Fraudulent Elections
In spite of the long 2-week New Year holiday in Iran, the political pot continues to boil.