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Monday, December 27, 2004IRANIANS TO HAVE A TELEVISION FROM HOLLANDIn a surprise move, the Dutch Parliament approved last week a 15 million Euros (20 million US Dollars) budget to create a new television service in Farsi (Persian) language.
HOUSHANG POURSHARI’ATI, ONE OF IRAN’S BEST JOURNALISTS, DIEDFriday, December 24, 2004 Houshang Pourshari’ati, one of Iran’s best journalists and the last General Director of Pars news agency, the former regime’s official news agency died Wednesday morning in a New York hospital, aged 70.
ARREST OF AMERICAN AND ISRAELI SPIES NOT SERIOUS: EXPERTSThursday, December 23, 2004 Experts and intelligence community did not take seriously the so-called revelations made on Wednesday 22 December by the Iranian Information (Intelligence) Minister concerning the arrest of 10 “spies” on charges passing nuclear information to American and Israelis.
MORE WOMEN ON DEATH ROW IN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRANSunday, December 19, 2004 The Islamic Republic is increasing brutal treatment of women in Iran despite calls from the European Union and international human rights organisations to pay more attention to the appalling human rights situation.
EU LEADERS CALL ON IRAN TO KEEP NUCLEAR ENGAGEMENTSFriday, December 17, 2004 Leaders of
the 25- member European Union on Friday called on Iran to keep its nuclear installations shut against closer relations with Europe.
IRANIAN GIRL WITH MENTAL AGE OF 8 ON THE DEATH ROWWednesday, December 15, 2004 A 19-year old girl, Leyla M, who is reported to have a mental age of eight, faces imminent execution for "morality-related" offences after being forced into prostitution by her mother as a child.
IRAN SAYS BRUSSELS TALKS OPEN NEW CHAPTER WITH EUROPEMonday, December 13, 2004 First round of sensitive talks between Iran in trhe one side, Britain, France and Germany on the other ended here on Monday with the Head of Iranian delegation announcing the opening of a “new chapter” in relations between the two sides.
DAIMLER CHRYSLER UNDER GERMAN INVESTIGATIONSSaturday, December 11, 2004 The German-American giant car and truck maker Daimler-Chrysler is under investigation for some 453 units of truck-trailers sold to Saudi Arabia but surfaced in Iran, it was learned on Saturday 11 December 2004.
THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC ALMOST OUSTED FROM THYSSEN KRUPPFriday, December 10, 2004 The Islamic Republic of Iran suffered Thursday another humiliating blow at the hands of the United States when the German heavy industry giant Thyssen Krupp accepted to drop the representative of the Iranian government from its supervisory board, informed sources confirmed.
IRANIAN DISSIDENTS TO FORM UNITED REFERENDUM FRONTTuesday, December 7, 2004 After years of bitter internal divisions and a series of crackdowns from the Islamic Republic, the Iranian democratic opposition in the last two weeks has organized a united front to push for a referendum on the powers of the supreme leader
"ONLY DEMOCRACY WOULD SAVE IRAN", KHATAMI TOLD STUDENTSMonday, December 6, 2004 Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, in a major speech that could well be the last before the end of his presidency next May, bitterly criticized the hard liners as well as some of the reformists for the sad situation the Islamic Republic both at home and in the world.
DISSIDENT JOURNALISTS OFFERING EXCUSES AND CONFESSIONSSunday, December 5, 2004 In a marked return to old demons, the Iranian Judiciary power which is directly controlled by Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i is reverting to letters of repentance written by intellectuals coming out of prisons.
IRAN TO REJECT IAEA RESOLUTION IN NEAR FUTURE, HARD LINE PAPERThursday, December 2, 2004 “The resolution that the international nuclear watchdog passed on Iran in November and all its clauses that are imposed on Iran would be declared as void in coming months”, an advisor to the Iranian leader predicted on Wednesday.