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March 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The March 12 shooting of leading Iranian reformer Saeed Hajjarian was related to the 1998 deaths of five political dissidents at the hands of Intelligence Ministry agents, vice president for environmental protection Masoumeh Ebtekar said. The remarks echo the concern of many Iranians that forces are at work in Tehran to thwart President Mohammad Khatami's push for social and political reforms.
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March 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The March 12 shooting of leading Iranian reformer Saeed Hajjarian was related to the 1998 deaths of five political dissidents at the hands of Intelligence Ministry agents, vice president for environmental protection Masoumeh Ebtekar said. The remarks echo the concern of many Iranians that forces are at work in Tehran to thwart President Mohammad Khatami's push for social and political reforms.
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January 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four men armed with grenades and handguns tried to hijack an Iranian airliner during a domestic flight, but security guards killed them in a midair shoot-out, Iranian news reports said. Tehran Radio said the gunmen tried to seize the Boeing 727 on Thursday night after it took off from Shiraz in southwest Iran en route to the port city of Bandar Abbas. The plane later returned safely to Shiraz. A spokesman for the Revolutionary Guard said that the hijackers had demanded to go to Israel or Iraq.
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January 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four men armed with grenades and handguns tried to hijack an Iranian airliner during a domestic flight, but security guards killed them in a midair shoot-out, Iranian news reports said. Tehran Radio said the gunmen tried to seize the Boeing 727 on Thursday night after it took off from Shiraz in southwest Iran en route to the port city of Bandar Abbas. The plane later returned safely to Shiraz. A spokesman for the Revolutionary Guard said that the hijackers had demanded to go to Israel or Iraq.
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July 15, 1989 | From Times Wires Services
Gunmen burst into a meeting and assassinated Iranian Kurdish opposition leader Abdul Rahman Qassemlou and two other exiled Kurdish activists and wounded a man with an Iranian diplomatic passport, police in Vienna said Friday. "The murders were politically motivated," Police Chief Werner Liebhart told a news conference. He said the three killers, who later fled, burst into an apartment in central Vienna where the four men had held talks Thursday evening and immediately opened fire.
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