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August 26, 1986 | From Reuters
Senior representatives from Canada, Western Europe, and Australia began three days of private consultations Monday on problems posed by an influx of Iranians seeking asylum in their countries, U.N. officials said. Representatives of the Geneva headquarters of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees also attended the talks, the latest in a series called to discuss refugees.
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July 19, 1985 | From Reuters
The Iraqi government said Thursday that its forces killed 2,225 Iranian troops and captured dozens in fierce fighting in the northern sector of the war front. Baghdad television showed film of hundreds of corpses of what it said were Iranians killed in the north on Wednesday. The Iraqi claims could not be independently confirmed.
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February 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
An Iranian crowd burst into cheers Tuesday when U.S. wrestlers carried the Stars and Stripes into an international meet--marking what is believed to be the first time in 18 years that the American flag was displayed with honor rather than hatred in this capital. The U.S. flag, burned and trampled again and again here since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, received more applause than any of the other 16 national banners, save that of the host nation. Wrestlers on the five-member U.S.
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November 15, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Iraqi warplanes destroyed a crowded Iranian oil platform in the central Persian Gulf on Friday, causing casualties and leaving the surrounding sea ablaze, an Iraqi military spokesman and regional shipping sources said. The attack came several hours after an Iranian missile hit Baghdad, killing a family of seven, wounding 63 other people and demolishing four houses, an Iraqi military spokesman said. It was the fourth missile Iran has fired at Baghdad since August in the six-year-old war.
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April 2, 1989 | PATRICK E. TYLER, The Washington Post
He is one of the millions of Iranians who have tried to get out--legally or illegally--and now he is resigned to stay, not because he wants to, but because the running took so much out of him. It was that night 18 months ago, lying half submerged in a drainage ditch near the Turkish-Greek border as four guards with lanterns stood over him in the dark.
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April 8, 1998 | VALERIE BURGHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two brothers from Reseda pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they attacked a group of people Sunday at an Iranian New Year's event at an Irvine park. Jahad Afridi, 26, and Said Afridi, 23, were charged in Municipal Court in Newport Beach with two counts each of assault and civil rights violations. Bail was set at $50,000 apiece. The incident occurred in William R. Mason Regional Park where more than 10,000 people were celebrating Sez-deh Bedar, the last day of the Iranian holiday, Norouz.
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May 12, 1987 | United Press International
Retired Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord arranged a secret White House meeting in September, 1986, for three Iranian officials to assure them they were dealing with the "highest echelons of U.S. government," he said Monday night on ABC's "Nightline" program. Secord said he opened the "second channel" of Iranian contacts with the approval of Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North and unidentified CIA officials because former National Security Adviser Robert C.
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September 3, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Iranian gunboats intercepted two Soviet freighters in the Persian Gulf, allowing one to continue its voyage but escorting the other at gunpoint to an Iranian port where its cargo was unloaded today, shipping executives said. The Soviet Union and the shipping insurers Lloyd's of London said the Pyotr Yemtsov was seized off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, the scene of fighting in the 6-year-old Iran-Iraq war.
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July 24, 1985 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
A central figure in a smuggling ring that sold sophisticated aircraft parts to Iran has been freed by British officials after posting bail. Saeid Asefi Inanlou, identified in a federal affidavit as an Iranian national living in London, was freed Friday after posting about $150,000 bail. Inanlou, who allegedly received the stolen parts from a San Diego-based ring and forwarded them to Iran, was freed the same day that a U.S.
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December 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Iranian veterans of the 1980-88 war with Iraq say the Americans and their allies cannot expect a short, quick war if they attack to liberate Kuwait. "The Iraqis can take a great number of casualties and continue to fight over the corpses of their dead," said Col. Amir, an infantryman who fought in most of the major battles of the gulf war. Amir refused to be further identified. "If they want to fight the Iraqis, the Americans are going to have to stomach death," he said in an interview.
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