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April 12, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Iran's conservative outgoing parliament began debating new restrictions on the press, setting up a struggle with reformers poised to take over the legislature in less than two months. Proposed amendments to the press law would expand the role of the courts in monitoring the press, which has flourished under President Mohammad Khatami's cultural liberalization. "The newspapers are the voice of the people.
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June 29, 2001 | Associated Press
Iran's hard-line watchdog body has rejected legislation aimed at guaranteeing public trials by jury for government critics and protecting the rights of political prisoners, newspapers reported Thursday. The Guardian Council, whose oversight role is intended to ensure that statutes do not violate the Iranian Constitution or Islamic law, rejected the "political crime" bill approved by parliament in late May, the government-owned daily Iran reported.
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November 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Parliament passed a bill Tuesday allowing Iran to arrest any American anywhere who offends it, and fanatics of the Revolutionary Guards whipped up fervor about the seizure of the U.S. Embassy 10 years ago. Iranian militants stormed the embassy Nov. 4, 1979, and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. Chief Justice Ayatollah Mohammed Yazdi said the bill approved by 150 members of the 270-seat Parliament responded to the "bullying nature" of the United States.
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April 18, 2000 | From Reuters
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.
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April 18, 2000 | From Reuters
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.
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June 29, 2001 | Associated Press
Iran's hard-line watchdog body has rejected legislation aimed at guaranteeing public trials by jury for government critics and protecting the rights of political prisoners, newspapers reported Thursday. The Guardian Council, whose oversight role is intended to ensure that statutes do not violate the Iranian Constitution or Islamic law, rejected the "political crime" bill approved by parliament in late May, the government-owned daily Iran reported.
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August 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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June 16, 1996 | CHRIS GOODRICH
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."
WORLD
October 16, 2013 | By Paul Richter
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...
WORLD
December 19, 2013 | By Paul Richter
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.
NEWS
April 12, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Iran's conservative outgoing parliament began debating new restrictions on the press, setting up a struggle with reformers poised to take over the legislature in less than two months. Proposed amendments to the press law would expand the role of the courts in monitoring the press, which has flourished under President Mohammad Khatami's cultural liberalization. "The newspapers are the voice of the people.
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November 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Parliament passed a bill Tuesday allowing Iran to arrest any American anywhere who offends it, and fanatics of the Revolutionary Guards whipped up fervor about the seizure of the U.S. Embassy 10 years ago. Iranian militants stormed the embassy Nov. 4, 1979, and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. Chief Justice Ayatollah Mohammed Yazdi said the bill approved by 150 members of the 270-seat Parliament responded to the "bullying nature" of the United States.
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May 1, 1995 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 31, 2013 | By David S. Cloud and Michael A. Memoli, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
WASHINGTON -- Making his first public comments after his nomination to lead the Pentagon, former Sen. Chuck Hagel said Thursday he stood by his record but also urged senators to look beyond controversial votes and statements he has made, which critics have seized on. Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee for his confirmation hearing as defense secretary, Hagel sought to rebut critics who contend he may not push hard enough to prevent...
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