October 20, 1987 |
President Reagan, in choosing to attack a purely military target far from Iranian territory to retaliate for an Iranian missile attack on a U.S.-registered tanker last week, was seeking a response designed to appease both critics and supporters of U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf, government officials and independent analysts said Monday.
November 3, 1994 |
It was almost a perfect crime. Three well-dressed men walked into the suburban compound of Iranian exile Shahpour Bakhtiar in broad daylight, passed through X-rays and metal detectors manned by 24-hour police guards, slit his throat and disappeared. At first, it appeared to be a brilliantly plotted conspiracy, aided by luck. Then came the mistakes.
October 2, 1999 |
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi gave indirect assurances Friday that his country will not execute 13 Iranian Jews accused of spying for the United States and Israel. Kharrazi, in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, told reporters that the Iranian judiciary has pledged a fair trial for all those accused of espionage, who include Iranian Muslims as well as the 13 Jews.
January 8, 1988
Egyptian authorities arrested an alleged Iranian intelligence agent and accused him of trying to establish an anti-government group in a plot to "export the Iranian revolution," the state-controlled press reported. Cairo newspapers said the agent, whose name and nationality were not disclosed, was directed by an Iranian diplomat identified as Mahmoud Mohtadi. The former Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo, Mohtadi was expelled last May for "actions that violated the rules of diplomatic custom."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2000
A U.S. Immigration Court judge continues to ponder the fate of an Iraqi doctor who has challenged government allegations that he might be a spy for a Middle Eastern power. Judge D.D. Sitgraves is reviewing more than two weeks of testimony and numerous documents to determine whether Dr. Ali Yasim Mohammad Karim, 37, is a threat to national security and should be excluded from the United States.
February 21, 1990 |
An Iranian who masterminded a scheme to smuggle sophisticated U.S. military hardware to his homeland was sentenced to three years in federal prison. The relatively light sentence handed to Saeid Asefi Inanlou by U.S. District Judge Leland Nielsen stunned courtroom observers, especially because prosecutors labeled the crime a serious breach of national security.