May 29, 1989 |
More than 600 people have been hanged this year in Iran's relentless campaign against drug dealers, including 23 on Sunday, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported in a broadcast monitored in Nicosia.
December 30, 1989 |
The Soviet Union has agreed to supply Iran with machinery and technology to produce aluminum oxide from local ore to reduce import needs, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported.
April 15, 1988 |
Earth tremors have injured 30 people and destroyed more than 600 buildings around Behbehan in southern Iran in the last two weeks, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported Thursday.
December 28, 1988 |
Iranian Revolutionary Guards killed or wounded 27 drug smugglers in a 24-hour-long clash in mountains near the southern city of Kerman, the national news agency IRNA reported Tuesday.
August 19, 1990 |
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 shook northeastern Iran on Saturday, the official Iranian News Agency IRNA reported. There was no mention of casualties or damage in the tremor in Mazandaran province.
January 7, 1988 |
Kurds opposed to the Baghdad government said they have killed 480 Iraqi soldiers and wounded 900 in northern Iraq since last March 22, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported Wednesday. IRNA, monitored in Cyprus, said a senior Kurdish leader told a news conference in the west Iranian city of Bakhtaran that his fighters also captured 26 Iraqi troops.
February 26, 1993 |
Floods have killed 500 people and caused $1 billion in damage in one of Iran's biggest natural disasters, the Iranian news agency IRNA said Thursday. Tehran has appealed for international help to cope with the damage, which Iran's mission at the United Nations said was the worst since a strong earthquake devastated a large area near the Caspian coast in 1990, the agency said.
January 7, 1990 |
Iran dismissed an Iraqi proposal for reviving peace talks between the two countries as "a new campaign of public deception," the official IRNA news agency reported. The dispatch said Iraq's three-point plan merely rewords previous Iraqi demands. Talks on a permanent end to the eight-year conflict have been stalemated since a cease-fire in August, 1988.
February 6, 1991 |
About 650 Sudanese fleeing the Gulf War crossed into Iran from Iraq over the last two days, the Iranian news agency IRNA said Tuesday. It said they were housed in temporary camps after arriving Sunday and Monday night through Khosravi, the main crossing point in western Iran. The latest arrivals brought to about 2,500 the number of refugees who have fled to Iran since the Gulf War started Jan. 17. IRNA said last week that 33 Iraqis from three families have sought asylum after crossing into