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Hundreds of Iranian immigrants gathered Thursday outside the Anaheim Marriott hotel to protest an appearance by Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, the most senior figure of the Islamic regime permitted to visit California since the hostage crisis of 1980. Hadi Nejad Hosseinian was invited to speak at a symposium of the World Affairs Council of Orange County. The forum addressed the possibility of resuming relations with Iran after almost 20 years of U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 19, 2014 | By Josh Fattal
On the morning of my appearance before an Iranian Revolutionary Court, where I was convicted on a fabricated charge of espionage, I heard the chant "Death to America!" from the world beyond my prison window. The chant, and the associated stereotype of Islamic Iran, was quite different from what I heard in Section 209, the grim area of Evin Prison where political detainees are beaten, tortured and held without charge. As Americans, my friend and cellmate Shane Bauer and I were denied contact with Iranian inmates during our imprisonment there.
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.
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.
May 17, 2013 | By David Wharton
On the eve of an international wrestling meet at the Sports Arena, American officials remain at a loss to explain why the Iranian team - making its first visit to the U.S. since 2003 - has unexpectedly withdrawn and flown home. Los Angeles was supposed to be the second stop in a two-city tour. The Iranians competed in New York earlier this week. Iranian media reported Friday that team officials had security concerns and that U.S. officials refused to guarantee their safety on the West Coast.
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