October 12, 2001 |
The Islamic Republic's first demonstration against the West for its campaign in Afghanistan took place this week in this holy city where Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini became a cleric. But even here, where hatred toward the U.S. government is as deeply rooted as the demand that women cover every strand of hair beneath the black drape of a chador, participants played down the significance of the rally. "It wasn't a protest.
July 28, 2001 |
Congress sent legislation to President Bush that would extend sanctions for five years against foreign firms that do business with Iran and Libya. By a voice vote and with no debate, the Senate approved a version of the legislation that the House adopted Thursday. Iran and Libya have been accused of involvement in international terrorism. Lawmakers of both parties say the sanctions make it harder for the two countries to finance terrorism with income from oil profits and other forms of
June 8, 2001 |
As Congress moved Thursday to extend sanctions on Iran, a blue-ribbon panel of former top U.S. policymakers called for ending the economic embargoes that have characterized tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic for more than two decades. Lifting sanctions would almost certainly have the widest impact on Iran's rich energy industry--and the United States' growing appetite.
May 6, 2001 |
The United States has closed off the primary supply route Iran has used for almost 20 years to fly weaponry and other material support to Syria for extremist groups in Lebanon, according to U.S. and Mideast officials. That success, however, has been countered by Iran's escalating involvement with extremist groups--primarily Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah--determined to destroy the U.S.-brokered Mideast peace process.
December 21, 2000 |
A federal grand jury has indicted two Iranians and a Malaysian in an alleged plot to smuggle aircraft parts out of the United States to keep Iran's aging fleet of F-14 Tomcat warplanes flying. An indictment unsealed this week accuses the three of using a warehouse in Bakersfield to store the parts before shipment to London.
September 22, 2000 |
Prospects for rapprochement between the United States and Iran suffered a major setback Thursday when Tehran reneged on a behind-the-scenes diplomatic pledge involving 10 Iranian Jews convicted of spying for Israel, according to U.S. officials and European diplomats. Although an Iranian appeals court on Thursday reduced the prison sentences of the 10 Jews, its action fell short of what U.S. officials said they had been led to believe would occur.