April 18, 2000 |
Iran's conservative outgoing parliament passed measures Monday to rein in the liberal press, whose influence is increasing in the Islamic country. The measures, part of a series of amendments to the press law, came as Iran's electoral watchdog nullified parliamentary poll results in several regions, drawing criticism from reformers. The press restrictions ban criticism of the constitution, seen by some in the liberal media as a hurdle to democratic reforms.
August 6, 2001 |
Fears of a national crisis grew after hard-liners delayed the swearing-in of Iran's reformist president, Mohammad Khatami. At the heart of the dispute is a fight for control of the powerful Guardian Council, seen as one of conservatives' last strongholds. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader, ordered an arbitration council to intervene in the row over nominations for seats on the powerful council, which can veto legislation by Iran's reformist parliament.
June 16, 1996 |
COMBAT Twelve Years in the U.S. Senate by Warren Rudman (Random House: $27.50; 275 pp.). "Combat"? It's a peculiar word with which to title a civilian memoir, especially since it concerns an institution once known for its gentility and is written by a man sometimes referred to as the Senate's "conscience."
October 16, 2013 |
GENEVA -- U.S. diplomats began a second day of international talks over Iran's nuclear program, facing political pressure from Congress if Iran fails to show a new willingness to make concessions by the end of the day. The two-day negotiating session, begun Tuesday in a United Nations palace, is exploring a deal under which Iran would agree to curbs on its disputed nuclear program in exchange for an easing of tough international economic penalties and...
May 1, 1995 |
President Clinton, hoping to strike a blow at a rogue state, announced tough new sanctions against Iran on Sunday that ban all U.S. investment in and trade with the Mideast nation. The President said the step, which will prohibit all U.S.
December 19, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of 26 senators Thursday introduced legislation calling for tough new Iran sanctions that the White House warned could deal a death blow to upcoming negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program. Despite frantic lobbying by the White House, a group that includes top Democrats introduced a measure that would tighten economic sanctions on Iran if it doesn't cooperate in the upcoming talks, and also sets a minimum requirement for a final deal to curb the nation's nuclear development activities.