April 17, 2000 |
An elite military wing in Iran warned pro-reform leaders and the press that any attempt to undermine Iran's Islamic ideology would be met with "Islamic violence." The strongly worded statement by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps conforms to the increasingly strident tone taken by hard-liners against reformists who swept parliamentary elections in February.
April 14, 2000 |
Former hostages and the families of victims of alleged state-sponsored terrorism appealed Thursday to Congress for help in collecting multimillion-dollar judgments they have been awarded. "The Clinton administration has continued to object to every practical proposal we have made," said Terry Anderson, who won a $341-million federal court award against Iran last month.
March 14, 2000 |
Several mortar rounds landed inside a large residential complex near a military base in northern Tehran on Monday, injuring at least four people, witnesses said. An Iraqi-based opposition group claimed responsibility. As many as 10 mortars hit the complex, which contains 360 apartments, witnesses said. Ambulances and fire engines raced out of the complex. Tehran radio also reported the explosions, saying they were from mortar rounds. One person lost his legs, witnesses said.
February 6, 2000 |
Mortars struck a publishing house Saturday evening in central Tehran, near key government buildings such as the Iranian president's office and parliament. One person was killed and four injured, Iranian television reported. Windows of the Golbang publishing house, located across the street from the judiciary building and top policymaking offices, were shattered and its walls pocked and broken in areas. Two cars parked in front were destroyed in the attack.
April 11, 1999 |
A high-ranking Iranian army commander was killed Saturday morning while on his way to work, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Brig. Ali Sayyad Shirazi, deputy chief of the joint staff command of the armed forces, was a senior army commander during Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq, the agency said. He was assassinated by "terrorists," a common euphemism for the Iraq-based opposition group Moujahedeen Khalq. The agency did not say how Shirazi was killed.
March 26, 1999 |
There are some events whose significance is knowable only in retrospect. The death last year of Mohammed Jafar Pouyandeh may well have been one of those occurrences: the killing of an obscure translator that could mark a turning point for Iran. Pouyandeh, who was little known outside a small circle of intellectuals and writers, was abducted, strangled and dumped along a railroad track in December.