CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1998 |
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.
June 19, 2003 |
Three Iranian exiles set themselves on fire Wednesday to protest France's crackdown on an Iranian dissident group that authorities said may have been planning attacks on Tehran's embassies in Europe. One of the demonstrators died of her burns. The three exiles were attending a demonstration against Tuesday's raids on the Moujahedeen Khalq, which is opposed to Islamic rule in Tehran.
July 19, 1985 |
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 |
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.
April 2, 1989 |
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.
November 15, 1986 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1998 |
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.
May 12, 1987 |
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 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1985 |
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.