June 21, 1994 |
A bomb blew up in a crowded mausoleum in Iran's holy city of Mashhad on Monday, killing 25 people and wounding 70 gathered for prayer, Iran's official news agency said. Police arrested a number of people in connection with the blast, the official Islamic Republic News Agency said in reports monitored in Nicosia. It gave no further details. The government blamed the opposition Moujahedeen Khalq for the bombing.
November 6, 1992 |
The United States said Thursday that a U.S. citizen arrested in Iran had been held without access to foreign consular officials since Sept. 21. It demanded that consular access be provided immediately. Iran said Wednesday that it had arrested U.S. national Milton Mayar on charges of illegal business deals. It did not say when he was detained.
November 5, 1992 |
Iranian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested an American businessman and accused him of spying. The official Islamic Republic News Agency said Milton Mayar, 58, was providing vital Iranian business information to several international companies. The agency also said he has links with foreign intelligence agents. Sources in Tehran said Mayar owns a travel agency and has tried to promote tourism in the country.
April 20, 1991 |
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck the southern Iranian province of Fars, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Friday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
January 28, 1991
IRAN'S parliamentary Speaker Mehdi Karrubi unveiled a plan to end the war in the gulf by calling for an immediate cease-fire and the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait and U.S.-led allied troops from the region. Karrubi, a leading radical, said the five-point plan is his own personal peace initiative. He told a news conference that soldiers from Islamic countries should replace Iraqi troops in Kuwait and the multinational force in Saudi Arabia.
October 31, 1990 |
Iran hanged 41 alleged drug smugglers and bandits Tuesday, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
July 23, 1989 |
Iranian authorities confiscated hundreds of silk carpets before they could be smuggled out of the country, then discovered the rugs were stuffed with jewelry, the official news agency said Saturday. The shipment of hand-woven carpets, the largest taken from smugglers in 10 years, was valued at tens of millions of dollars, and the jewelry was worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, the report said.
May 5, 1989 |
Iran on Thursday hanged 27 drug traffickers, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.