IPS Archives:

Gustbook entries for the period 1997-1999


Comments added to the guestbook are listed in chronological order: 


Aslaam-alay-kum , I have recently taken  Islam and would love to learn more about the life of the prophet PBH and about is family and companions, I often come across names that I'm not familiar with, please advise. Allah hafiz.

perveen reasat <dermo_kosar(AT)>

abirmingham, U.K. - Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 12:47:56 (EST) 

I was in a Tehran taxi recently when a young man said that he had previously appllied to join the Qom clergy School but changed his mind, I asked him "why" He replied " the first entrance exam would have caused a massive pain in the arse" Perhaps Mr Mahmood can shedd more light on how much pain or indeed joy it caused him. 


Bonn, germany - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 00:21:18 (EST) 

Assalamu alaikum If anyone wants to email me to just chat and so on, that would be cool. Also, does anyone out there know where I can get some free Islamic literature?

Lucinda Holcroft <islam1419(AT)>

Toronto, Canada - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 20:49:29 (EST) 

Thank you for your useful information. Your hopes are the same as mine!

Chaim Stern <cstern(AT)>

Tel Aviv, Israel - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 01:39:24 (EST) 

Thank you for your excellent reporting on Iran. I am a Journalism Major at Indiana University (AT) Indianapolis, studying international news and reporting. I am in the process of completing a major capstone assignment on foreign press and have chosen Iran as my focus. Due to the Iranian media's central role in the forthcoming elections I find that Iran is the perfect nation for my project. When my report is complete it will be posted on the internet at our class's web site. I will of course site your web page as a source and you could gain some free advertisement this way. I will be contacting you through your feedback section very soon because i have several questions to ask about Iranian history and current situations. I will also ask your opinion on several topics and would greatly appreciate a response or several if you have time. Expect to hear from me sometime this weekend. If there is any problem that you can percieve relative to my use of your site as a referance, please contact me at the E-mail address I have given. Thank you again and keep up the good work. 

Andrew P. Peck <appeck(AT)>

Columbus/Indianapolis, IN, USA - Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 12:25:19 (EST) 

To confused Usacitizen here is what an Arab Muslim said about the imposed war upon Iran by Iraq then. "This war is imposed by all the Kufr powers (and their obedient proxies) to extinguish the candle of Islam. I have already issued a fatwa (religious edict), declaring all those who are fighting as volunteers alongside the Baathist regime in this war shall be executed, if caught," Sheikh As'ad Al Tamimi (former Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Al Quds). Today, who is being encircled? Whose 5th fleet is in the Persian Gulf? Who is paying to incite disobedience within a sovereign nation? Who is the pale-face who talk with fork tongue? Who is to blame for making "Usacitizen?" so careless and obtuse in their understanding of foreign affairs? 

muhamad habibullah mahmood

- Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 12:38:22 (EST) 

Iran is run by complete terrotists, I feel sorry for the was the people represent one another. Total chaos and a joke is what this country is. Always involved in civil unrest.

Usacitizen <usa(AT)>

D.C, USA - Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 12:53:31 (EST) 

Being interested in Iranian matters owing to a large number of Iranian friends, this website provides an informative, balanced look at news which cannot be found in any English newspaper

Robert Driscoll <bmb9rd(AT)>

Leeds, England - Friday, October 29, 1999 at 09:22:46 (EDT) 

A tribute to Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi for his honest stand. He speaks for the martyrs, the Muztazafeen, within the framework of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, which had been under constant, illogical, inhuman threats and butchery, by godless, greedy slavish mentalities. Under the circumstances, it becomes the religious duty for Muslims to defend the honor of God, their Prophet, the Imams from such villainous people. "Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious, loyal and neutral in a moment. No man." Does one need to answer an incongruous propaganda? ENDS ALIREZA DASTAFSHAN.

muhamad habibullah mahmood

- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 13:07:48 (EDT) 

Khatami and his gang of chronies are nothing but terrorist. They absolutely are no differnt than their presuccessors. So for the love of God, stop acting like a child and stop calling him a reformist. He and Nouri were nothing but Khomeini's henchmen during early years of religious faciesm that he brought.Down with the Islamic Terrorist Republic, Long Live Freedom. Dorood-Bar- Mossadegh

Peyman Sadr <peymann(AT)>

Calgary, Canada - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 00:20:34 (EDT) 

Very nice job. It would be still better if you can add interviews related to Iran with some opposition leaders. 

Nader Mehregan <nadmeh(AT)>

- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 11:18:23 (EDT) 

Very useful for my work relating to Iran; it would only be more useful if it were to come to me directly!

Drewery Dyke <ddyke(AT)>

London, UK - Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 13:24:10 (EDT) 

A note from the Editor As a result of the polemic started by some recent comments made in the guestbook in defence of the Islamic Republic, it's leaders and Islam, views that have nothing to do with the contents of IPS but have deeply hurt the feeling of other readers, promting some of them to enter the polemic and make their own comments, thus creating a dangerous situation, it had been decided to strict the comments to few lines only, hoping that this would put an end to this unwanted "forum". Safa Haeri Eeditor Iran Press Service

Safa Haeri <safahaeri(AT)>

Paris, France - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 17:44:28 (EDT) 

Dear Mr Hayeri, It seems that some of the comments are made for a guestbook but they are suitable for a discussion forum. I congratulate you on your tolerance of the freedom of speech. However, you are the host and you are the only authorised person to clean your guest room from any comment non-suitable and guide them to the mosque or town hall. It is not censorship but a proper management of a house. You may also set up a discussion forum for those interested and I would be pleased to help you with it. I take liberty to suggest setting a rule for the comments in advance with a deadline. Then, you may clear the guestbook from non-suitable comments. With respect for your professional journalism. 

Asghar Abdi, MD PhD <a.abdi(AT)>

UK - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 07:09:18 (EDT) 

The Movement for Reform and Civil Society in Iran: Before 1357, there were various movements in Iran. Nehzat-e-Azadi and some independent political personalities were campaigning for Human Rights. MKO and Fadayies were campaigning for a "Jomhuri Democratic Khalq" which was based on Democratic Centralism. Many divisions among Fadayies indicated that the founders of Fadayies did not know the meaning of their slogans and today there are many groups who claim that they are following the path of early Fadayies. MKO has given birth to Rajavi's group and Shuray-e-Moqavemat. While MKO is still the largest Islamic Organisation among the opponents of the IRI, they are under sever criticism from Human Right activists. Secular supporters of Mosaddeq are working in the same line as Jebheye Melli. Jebheh was called as Murtad by Khomeini which prevented any allience between secular and pro-Khomeini activists. The support of MKO, Hezb-e Tudeh and its leftist allies for Khoemini in the early days of the revolution was due to the lack of popular support among the religious people of Iran. However, Khomeini allowed his supporters to slaughter atheists throughout Iran. Any atheist with a speaking tongue had to die and only mute ones have survived Khomeini's mercenaries. When Khat-e-Emami murderers finished killing atheists and MKO, they started killing each other. The first fight between murderers was between Khomeini and Montazeri's supporters. Khomeini and Montazeri agreed in killing those who criticise the Shariat Laws. Montazeri still supports killing the murtads. Kargozaran may not talk about religion, but their father (Ayatullah Hashemi Rafsanjani) has been responsible for the crimes of Rey Shahri and Fallaheyan............................ Sadeq Khalkhali and Seyed Hussein Musavi Tabrizi are two examples of the most merciless murderers who have slaughters thousands of leftists and atheists. Ayatullah Saneyi and Hojjato Islam Mohtashami are also members of Khatami's camp. Sazeman Mojahedin Enghelab Eslami and Daftar-e-Tahkim-e-Vahdat were also involved in barbarities against atheist leftists and MKO. However, there are signs of transformation among Khatami's camp, but they still have long way to go. They are still justifying Khomeini's barbarian instruction regarding atheists and seculars. Sometimes, the ultra-fascists of Jameye Ruhaneyat-e-Mobarez force the reformists to support Khat-e-Emami Fascists. However, it does not clear the name of reformists. A society is made from atheist and religious humans. A society can not be considered civilised untill secular and religious citizens have equal status in the society and laws are made by the representatives of all citizens. I think that some factions of the Movement for Reform and Civil Society are gradually moving toward accepting the principles of a civilised society. In such society, all Gods (and prophets and Imams) and all humans are equal. Men are equal to women. Atheists are equal to Muslems. Marx and Lenin are respected as much as Muhammad and Jesus. 

Abdullah Khodaparast

- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 06:50:42 (EDT) 

Who are conservatives? Who has given them the power and authority?! A) They are businessmen (bazaries) and their supporters in the seminary schools of Qom, Najaf, Mashhad and etc... B) They have set up seminary schools (sponsored by businessmen and managed by clerics) to teach the teachings of the earlier scholars, Imams and prophets. In the history of modern Iran, they have continously been opposing new thoughts and knowledge. They were against showers. They were against biology, chemistry, geology, philosophy, sociology,astronomy, modern history and physics etc... They were against women's right for voting and election. They were against women's right to get of their houses without the permission of their husbands. They were against the marriage of virgin girls without permission of their fathers. They were against Omar Khayam, Saedi, Rumi, Hafez, Obeidzakani, Hallaj, Attar, Naser Khosrow, etc... They were against Ali Muhammad Bab, Bahaullah, Amir Kabir, Kasravi, Kheyabani, Mosaddeq, Shariati and many writers and poets. They were against all the textbooks taught in the universities and modern schools. They were opposing anything new and they were guarding old values and traditions. They were against eating "khaviar" and playing chess. They against radio, TV, newspapers, VCRs, Satellites, internet. They are in one word "devils" against any progress of humanity. They were the protecters of darkness and backwardness. They were defenders of male dominancy. They were against humanism, freedom, social justice and people's rule. 

Abdullah Khodaparast

- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 07:23:00 (EDT) 

Is Child sexual abuse a recent phenomenon? Sexual abuse of girls also has a long story. In the Bible, we read of numerous incidents of sexual violence against young women. In 2 Samuel 13, we are told of the rape of Tamar by her half-brother Amnon. Both of them were children of King David. Tamar was a virgin, and probasbly just a young teenager, since girls married at a much younger age then than they do now. Amnon took the advice of his friend and uncle about how to make sure he was alone with Tamar. He then seized her and raped her. The Bible records that after he loved Tamar, but he loved her. Amnon had believed that he loved Tamar, but he loved her only with his eyes, and his feelings towards her after he had raped her showed his real contempt for her. Before the rape, he had gone to great length in order to be alone with her. …. Twince in the Old Testament, in Genesis 19:8 and Judges 19:24, we read of fathers offering their virgin daughters to violent men because it was better for them to rape a daughter than to rape the male guests under the father's roof. Lot offered his virgin daughters to the men of Sodom for sex. In Judges 19, a similar story is told of an old man in Gibeah who welcomed a Levite and his concubine into his home. When some men pounded on the door of the house and the guest's concubine, it was a 'disgraceful thing' to rape an honoured maale guest, but a teenager daughter or the man's daughters were loaned to guests as an act of hospitality, and the Old Testament stories may reflect these cultural practices in the Middle East during this period. Child Sexual Abuse and the Churches by Patrick Parkinson, pp 14-15. 1997. Imam Khomeini approved non-penetrative sexual relationship with girls under 9 (even infants) within marriage (whether temporary or permanent). Tahrir-el Vasileh, Volume 3, Pages 412-…., Persian translation. Prophet Muhammad was 51 when he married Ayesheh and was 53 when he had sex with her. Imam Ali (25+) also had sex within marriage with Fatimeh (Muhammad's daughter, about 9) according to Shieh scholars. The Quran confirms the story of Lot when he offered his daughters to be raped by male invaders to spare his honourable guests. Quran approved Muhammad's polygamous behaviour (about 9 at a time). Quran justifies having sex with female slaves who have been arrested in the war or have been bought in market. They do not need to be married. The owner is the same has the rapist. 

Abdullah Khodaparast

- Friday, October 08, 1999 at 16:27:52 (EDT) 

good newspaper boys!!

Achmed Ramezun <>

NewYork, USA - Friday, October 08, 1999 at 11:07:19 (EDT) 

Nice web site. wish we could see the light of freedom and democracy at the end of this dark tunnel called islamic republic in our life time though i seriously doubt it.

reza aghaee <docm74(AT)>

LA, USA - Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 19:24:11 (EDT) 

Excellent and timely job on the translation & presentation of play on the Mahdi! Real contribution to appreciation of situation in Iran. AFARIN! Can safahaeri please contact me? He can't be traced on "safahaeri(AT)" Thanks. 

aryeh levin <aryeh-l(AT)>

Jerusalem, Israel - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 07:07:54 (EDT) 

I support your work and believe it to be positively informative. After I read news data from various sources I check your analysis. The real problem in Iranian politics is that one not only believes that one is right in one's political thinking but that others have no right in having a differing view. Nonetheless Mr Mahmmood is not even in this catagory. He is either drunk on propeganda or there is a more worrying and sinster reason for his kind of rehteric. In my view those who hide behind the "unquestionable" locked doors of PIETY always hide many skeletons in a very full wardrobe. To question a political system is not to question a RELIGION. And to politically silence a whole nation with with fear and falsehood is not RELIGIOUS. There is one certainty "In my view" in foreseeing the future of Iran, that is Iran is deeply divided in its roots both in religious and political terms and this presents a problem, it remains a hostage to national divisions (One of the root causes of the revolution 20 years ago). Iran can not escape religious influence and therefore she has to accomodate it. The question is wether religious leaders today will sell Islam, Iran and the nation for the sake of POWER?! I believe the answer to that question to be in the afermative. 

an iranian <nemidam>

london, uk - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 12:23:24 (EDT) 

Keep up the good work. The information that you are passing on is very important

Jeanne Shafer <Zhane4567(AT)>

Kennewick, USA - Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 21:37:53 (EDT) 

job well done, thank you

moefayyaz <moefayyaz(AT)>

sacramento, - Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 06:49:20 (EDT) 

i would be happy if i get know some more about your sources news and make connection 

daryo <gracei(AT)>

auckland, new zealand - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 17:08:02 (EDT) 

I do not know what is the purpose of guest book!!!

Mazdak Farhat <mazdakfarhat(AT)>

Los Angeles, U.S.A. - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 01:44:09 (EDT) 

Good work, keep it up! Regards to Juni from Aryeh

Aryeh Levin <Aryeh-l(AT)>

Jerusalem, Israel - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 09:34:32 (EDT) 

Thank you for being inclusive in your journalism. People should be able to hear all sides. A well informed people, can make a better decision. Special Thanks for your exclusive INTERVIEW WITH MANSOUR HEKMAT Keep up the good work. visit us at for our latest newsrelease.

Asaad Kosha <akosha(AT)>

Salt Lake, US - Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 00:02:03 (EDT) 

 Thank you M. Ali Iranmanesh. You could contribute financially to the plight of the flood victims at Mazandaran, Islamic Iran. Allah grants you "taufik" and "hidayah," for your contribution.

Mohamad Habibullah Mahmood

- Friday, August 06, 1999 at 22:19:41 (EDT) 

I like your views and articles. How can I financialy contribute to your cause. Good Luck, MAI

M. Ali Iranmanesh <aegimai(AT)>

Tampa, FL USA - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 14:04:08 (EDT) 

It is a fact to be noted that ISLAM has done more damage to Persian nationalism and all things Iranian, than all the foreign invasions of any barbarians past or present. As long as the Persians blindly embrace this, the worst plague on earth, their future shall be dark indeed. 


paris, france - Friday, July 30, 1999 at 14:53:36 (EDT) 

Very nice site! Please visit Madame Tussaud Wax Museum. (

Janet <janks(AT)>

USA - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 07:37:41 (EDT) 

I really enjoy reading the news and articles posted, since there are not very many proper sources available for news. Keep up the good work, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Anoosheh Mostafaei <anoosheh(AT)>

Long Beach, CA, USA - Monday, July 26, 1999 at 20:47:20 (EDT) 

Enough is enough. Islamic Iran has shown her religious and political prowess. Live and let live. Agree to disagree within the limits of good neighbourliness and friendship. Be a sport and accept the truth. Islamic Iran led by the Vilat e Faqih, the President and the people is here to stay. So forget the experts and go to the poor and oppressed and hungry of the world. Let us eat to live and not live to eat. If you are really concern about Islamic Iran, be positive. Don't smite her people's Leader for God sake ask WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR ISLAMIC IRAN. The theme must now be "No more master and slaves and the measure is "TAQWA". God bless all who are initiated in Islam. Good Muslims, Christian and Jews are brothers. 

Mohamad Habibullah Mahmood

- Monday, July 26, 1999 at 03:27:24 (EDT) 

Where is Almad Najafi? Enjoyed his Detective Allavi series, director Hadyat. Great entertainment. 

linda r morano <lindarmorano(AT)>

greenwich,, usa - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 18:04:48 (EDT) 

I found your site via Newsroom. I thank you for providing an objective view of the news in Iran. I found your site to be among the very few useful Iranian sites that serve our. community. Please keep up the good work.

Farhad Nariman <Farhad5(AT)>

N.Y., USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 12:15:17 (EDT) 

Gentlemen: Iran is a fascinating country. Plenty of intrigue...mistique. Salaam allekum God is Great

Linda R. Morano <lindarmorano(AT)>

Greenwich,, Connecticut - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 11:44:42 (EDT) 

Thank You for this very intersting and useful site, I found here a lot of opinions and news thet I am using create a broader opinion about Your country. Best Regards, Gabriele

Gabriele Pierantoni <gabriele.pierantoni(AT)>

Genoa, Italy - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 06:50:44 (EDT) 

Your site helped me to understand the poroblems of the student-revolt.

Bernhard Bals <bbgalaxy(AT)>

Feldafing, Germany - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 13:18:50 (EDT) 

we would like to express our deep sympathy and support for the brave iranian students. Danny and other students friends from tel-aviv, israel 

Danny & Friends

Tel-Aviv, Israel - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 05:32:56 (EDT) 

web pages like this are very important to let people aware of what is actually going on in Iran and how the international press manipulates facts on behalf of political and commercial interests from the west. 

Marcos cunha

rio de janeiro, Brazil - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 07:11:12 (EDT) 

Thank you for keeping us informed.

Amin Tarzi <amin.tarzi(AT)>

Monterey, USA - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 14:13:58 (EDT) 

Just wanted to introduce you to the book, Rage Against the Veil, The Courageous Life and Death of an Islamic Dissident, by My son Romin P. Thomson and I, which is the biography of Dr. Homa Darabi who self-immolated in Northern Tehran on Feb. 21, 1994. The book is published by Prometheus Books, Amherst NY and also published in German and Dutch. Thanks, Parv

Parvin Darabi <parvin(AT)>

Truckee, CA, USA - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 21:50:47 (EDT) 

I don'no I hope so.

Alireza Mobayyen <Mobayyen(AT)>

Tehran, Iran - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 06:40:25 (EDT) 

Isn't it better to have some pictures related to the news? there are some mistakes in dictation. correct them! to news?

Mehdi Rohany <d2smrtz(AT)>

Tehran, Iran - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 03:56:15 (EDT) 

I don't know which perspective your looking from but try a bit harder to be factual and objective. However I didn't write this to say that. I just wanted to say that it ruins the whole point when you can't spell Opposition correctly. Kinda makes me question your reliability. PS( Forgive me for spelling mistakes but I'm not a journalist)


- Friday, June 04, 1999 at 23:53:41 (EDT) 

be iranian. we will prevail 


toronto , canada - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 13:35:14 (EDT) 

Ba doroud. Iran Press yeki az kameltarin va behtarin marakez khabari hast. Ba arezouye pirouzi.

O.J.S.M.C.I. (Org. of young monarchists)

NICE, FRANCE - Friday, April 16, 1999 at 07:54:08 (EDT) 

This is a great site for subjective journalism. Yes -- subjective.

Saddam Hussain <saddam(AT)>

Sacramento, CA, USA - Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 20:51:46 (EDT) 

Asalam Alaikum, I thank Allah for having an Islamic Goverment like Iran. USA was and it will always be the enemy of Iran, be united and we will win in God's will.

Emad <Katyusha1(AT)>

calgary, canada - Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 10:10:00 (EDT) 

Nothing but United Iran. Just go to this site, recomend it to those that they like to see united Iran. No left, no right, no religous. Inform our people, let them know what is their right and give them the information that they need to be a FREE MAN/WOMAN then let them decide who should govern them. Do not dictate to them. Once we are educated enough, all of us, we would have powerful united country. Governing to people that do not understand their right, do not know where their right stands is easy. As you see. They slap you in the face, world of colonialism/imperialism/neo-colonialism did to us in the past. 

Iran, Iran, Iran <>

Nothing but Iran, Iran - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 15:00:57 (EDT) 

THIS IS TO MR. WILSON AND PEOPLE supporting HIM! Hey look, Our country is not for sale! In any society you can find good and bad people. It is so hard to change the old generation but lets hope the new generation (specially the ones raised in the western world) will understand the problems that hunted their pervious generations and work toward building a unified Iranin community,within Iran or for that matter, wherever there is a significant iranian population. We will be a force to recogn with once we unite.. Just watch hour English head, once we unit you would not have it any more! 


North Pol, USA - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 14:40:12 (EDT) 

Sale no mobarak bad baraye hamege shoma sale shadei dashte bashid.

Arash <Arash(AT)>

Stockholm, Sweden - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 15:48:05 (EST) 

is very useful. Thankx

Przemek Wasilewski <beefeater(AT)>

Szczecinek, Poland - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 16:44:06 (EST) 



SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 05:41:19 (EST) 

Hello  Your page is very good. My page is about "WOMEN"

sahar <sahar33(AT)>

Paris, France - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 20:11:03 (EST) 

i'm a journalist who will visit Iran 14.4-28.4 and would like to write some articles in advance on freedom of press. Do you have a good webb-site for that?

Pia Heikkila <pia.heikkila(AT)>

Abo, Finland - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 02:51:58 (EST) 

Nasser Asgary <nasser(AT)>

Winnipeg, Canada - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 13:03:03 (EST) 


Daniel Mohsen Bassiri <daniel.bassiri(AT)>

London , U.K. - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 13:26:03 (EST) 

A recent reader.Enjoyed it alot.Let know it more for more coment. Great job ,keep on going. 


Montreal, Canada - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 19:23:00 (EST) 

*NEW* hello, We found you...... Very impressive,we'll be regulars. See you soon Bye

sharon and mupps <sharonalikhani(AT)

- Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 14:55:45 (EST) 

To M.R. Nourbaksh: Khatami's email address is khatami(AT) but you wont get answer from him if you write againts the regime and the leader. His email and internet site is under conservative control. Visit the official site at or


- Monday, December 21, 1998 at 00:56:46 (EST) 

To Mr. Wilson- Please shut up with the british self-righteousness. Iranians on this site haven't all said anything regarding the states, and you'd better re-assess who you're talking to-- not a bunch of mullahs, but regular Iranian people who left Iran because of the economic/political/other conditions there. Instead of ranting on about getting one's hand severed, and saying your miserly British "cheers!" try reading a book.

Iranparast <iranparast(AT)

- Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 18:13:44 (EST) 

If the US is such a bad place, how come so many of the people (Iranian I assume)in your guestbook are writing from there? It's real convenient to slam the U.S. but at least in the U.S. and U.K, one can show dissent and not worry about getting a hand cut off. Whenever Iranians and the rest of the Middle East stop being so amazingly hippocritical then an effort toward peace should be made. Cheers!

Bill Wilson <wilson(AT)

London, UK - Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 18:14:25 (EST) 

New look on islam, politic, life, women and social problems. Search words:iran,islam, politic

Seyed Mohammad Ali - Mearaji <casanova(AT)

Nakskov, Denmark - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 10:36:31 (EST) 

I am a university teacher here in Orlando Florida and I love Iran and Iranians. I wish to be in contact with Iranian as I was over 20 years teacher in Iranian Universities and High-schools. I will be very happy if you can help me. I know 4 languages and have a lot of experiences in writing and teaching.

Amir Sahameddin Ghiassi <Aghiassi_fhc(AT)

Altamonte Springs, USA Florida 32714 - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 17:54:44 (EST) 

I read many of the news and opinion items in your site. I think this site is an excellent source of objective journalism. I an thanksful for you being there. Dorood! Ali Moezzi...

Ali Moezzi <moezzi(AT)>

Albany, CA - Saturday, October 24, 1998 at 01:19:50 (EDT) 

While in your first page you pretend to be independent, but soon in next few pages you show really the meaning of the independence. Mister, "Hanaye Shoma digar rangi nadarad" There are many sources that show the true iranian news.

Mohsen Abdullahi

US - Saturday, October 10, 1998 at 21:38:50 (EDT) 

This is a serious, well-organized information site. My congratulations. In fact you are accomplishing a very important democratic task in giving open-minded information about Iran. You are at the same time filling in a void. The mass media should not be left to political organizations whose main aim is seeking power by any means. 

Farhad Ordibehesht

Paris, France - Friday, September 25, 1998 at 09:03:11 (EDT) 

Thank you for preparing such a well-organized and informative site, I have been wanting to be more informed about what is happening in Iran but had not found a site that convinced me. Please keep up the good work!

Mojdeh Hojjati <mojdeh(AT)>

Mexico City, Mexico - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 18:37:43 (EDT) 

I browsed your web-site, I have to say that you created an excellent web. thanks for your service. please keep the same good work. Good luck. Fred

Fred Nameni <Frednameni(AT)>

Toronto, Canada - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 00:17:44 (EDT) 

very nice !

lars thulin <lars.thulin.(AT)>

stroemstad, sweden - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 15:55:33 (EDT) 

Very Nice. I want to say you thanks. I beleive your efforts have been help so many peoples who want to understand on Iran around the world.

seong eun lee <lse12(AT)>

seoul, KOREA - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 04:47:03 (EDT) 

Mr. Haeri, Once again you've been faithful to your ideas and profession. In the dark hours of the Iranian History few people, as like as your person, kept their auditors informed with such a profesionalism. You're the symbol of truth and patriotism wich fights the Clerical Propaganda everyday, bringing to the World and the Iranians the real events happening in our country. With hope of the instauration of a democratic government of Iran where your comments will be accessible to all. God bless you Sincerely, Aryo B. Pirouznia

Aryo Barzan Pirouznia <AryoPirouznia(AT)>

Dallas, Texas, USA - Saturday, July 11, 1998 at 17:20:21 (EDT) 

I love your site, you always keep it up-to-date and interesting. Keep up the excellent work and Thank You.

Homa Modabberi

Paris, France - Wednesday, July 08, 1998 at 19:04:16 (EDT) 

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- Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 11:53:14 (EDT) 

I just wanted to thank the makers of this site, before I was never able to get informed so much about Iran. I am just missing the aspects of sports in this site.

Mehdi Malayeri <mlayaeri(AT)at.>

Vienna, Austria - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 03:56:19 (EDT) 

I would like to thank you for bringing news about Iran to the intressted iranians like me who does not have access to everything happening there. Good luck and keep going!

masoud Forghani <masoudf(AT)>

Oslo, Norway - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 09:33:28 (EDT) 

I wish to add a few of my own personal comments to your excellent analysis. I am concerned that many consider that the solution to all of Iran's problems to be encapsulated in the US. It must be borne in mind that the US is a regional rival to Iran and many of its national interests are in clearly different to those of Iran. It showed bad faith in its response to the approaches for better relations in the early part of the presidnecy of Mr. Rafsanjani which resulted in the undermining of his domestic authority and credibility. The interests of US dictate a weak and divided Iran. However a working relationship is vital to Iran.

Ali Amiri

- Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 05:31:48 (EST) 

Khatami may or may not fulfill his progressive potential, but that is irrelevant: his mere presence is already changing the political landscape. Like DeKlerk, Gorbachev, and Rabin, he is a catalyst; democratic reforms do not happen overnight, they are deftly nurtured by moderate intellectuals who appeal to reason and basic human decency. Hopefully, this will be a non-violent transition, a change that gives the average Iranian more freedoms without compromising the nation's sense of identity or dignity. The extremists never represent the whole of any country. 

j. y. tractatus

Orlando, FL, U.S.A. - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 17:49:33 (EST) 

Informative site about Islamic Republic of Iran

Syed Salman Cazmi <SCazmi(AT)>

Mississauga, Canada - Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 20:11:30 (EST) 

I would registor in guestbook for my husband,Manuchehr Maleki. He was a book publisher in Iran. 

saeedeh-maleki <maleki.saeedeh(AT)>

sheffield, england - Friday, March 13, 1998 at 06:41:40 (EST) 

Greetings to Mr.Haeri, from the Alikhani clan in California

Shahrokh Taleghani <stali(AT)>

San Francisco, CA - Monday, March 09, 1998 at 17:26:24 (EST) 

Thank you for interesting and imformative site.

Fred Rafia <mmmauto(AT)>

San Jose, CA - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 19:19:03 (EST) 

IPS, Your site is a wonderful source for information relaying the opinions difficult to find in the U.S. As an international relations student, such a site is invaluable in the formation of opinions in a quickly changing world. Michael Smith

Michael Smith <RedDevils97(AT)>

Liberty, U.S.A - Monday, February 09, 1998 at 19:32:23 (EST) 

I enjoyed very much reading very interesting articles and news throughout your site. I appreciated your good and professional journalism in Iran and now here. Keep up on your good work,and thank you.With my best wishes. Ahmad Vaziri

Ahmad Vaziri <avaziri(AT)>

Riverside, CA, USA - Friday, February 06, 1998 at 14:25:38 (EST) 

The information provided by your agency is very informative. I've always had a profound respect for the Iranian people and their Persian background. I would very much like to see a closer relationship between the United States of America and Iran. Of course, I did not like the extremism exhibited by some Iranian leaders. I truly believe that people in both countries don't fully understand the reasons for attitudes and actions prevailing in their countries. It seems to me that there is more concern for higher moral conduct and wholesome living in Iran than there is among the people of our country. The problems of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, illicit sexual promiscuity, etc. that are prevalent in my own country are of much concern to me. It seems to me that the leaders of Iran, while appearing extreme to most Americans, do believe that there should be higer moral standards than many of our leaders exhibit. I look forward to obtaining more information from your agency. 

Doyle Bullard <edmondb(AT)>

Cullman, Alabama, USA - Sunday, January 25, 1998 at 00:42:46 (EST) 

Shideh Modjarrad <SModjarrad(AT)

Dallas, USA - Friday, January 09, 1998 at 10:02:18 (EST) 

Good job... profesional design... keep up the good work... we would like to include you in our news section as soon as your site is complete...

Webmaster(AT) <webmaster(AT)

canada - Thursday, January 08, 1998 at 01:43:09 (EST) 

How can I send an email to President Khatami? I don't know his email address. Can you please send it to me? Sincerely, M.R. Nourbakhsh

Mahmood Reza Nourbakhsh <amtron1(AT)

Oceanside, USA - Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 20:49:31 (EST) 

I would like to see the latest coverage concerning the two British nurses and their trial for murder. Excellent site.

A. Laurence Roberts <aroberts(AT)

Bisbee, AZ, USA - Thursday, December 25, 1997 at 15:07:12 (EST) 

real good

Anne Habedank <anne.habedank(AT)

Berlin, Germany - Tuesday, December 09, 1997 at 10:02:46 (EST) 

very very good 

Ahmad Rafat <rafat(AT)

Rome, Italy - Wednesday, November 26, 1997 at 15:52:55 (EST) 




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