February 4, 2002 |
In pointed remarks that raised questions Sunday about future relations between the elected Iranian regime and the United States, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld accused the government in Tehran of helping Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters flee Afghanistan. Asked on ABC's "This Week" if he could confirm a Time magazine report that Iran had aided Islamic militants escaping across the Afghan border, Rumsfeld replied: "I can."
November 6, 2001 |
The supreme leader says absolutely not. A top lawmaker says by all means. The Foreign Ministry says it's too early to talk about it. It is little wonder that the Iranian public and foreign governments are scratching their heads over whether the Islamic Republic might end 22 years of official estrangement from the United States.
November 2, 2001 |
A steel-fortified file cabinet ripped open by revolutionary students intent on bringing the United States to its knees. A dusty photograph of the White House inscribed with a message from President Carter "to the gang." A carnival game that shoots tennis balls into the mouth of a devil who looks a lot like Uncle Sam. Today, these artifacts--and surreal new creations--will go on public display for the first time at the former U.S.
October 28, 2001 |
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's restrained line toward the United States attacks on Afghanistan came under fire Saturday from his own defense minister as being too soft on the "enemy." Relentless U.S. attacks on neighboring Muslim Afghanistan and a spate of youth riots in Iran have provided fodder for a hard-line argument that Khatami may be sacrificing Iran's revolutionary legacy for better ties with the West.
October 20, 2001 |
Iran's foreign minister rejected a U.S. proposal to include members of the hard-line Taliban militia in any future Afghan government, saying Friday that the idea was "unacceptable." Russia and India, two allies of the United States in the fight against terrorism, also added their voices in opposition to letting Taliban "moderates" into a broad-based coalition being considered to rule Afghanistan if the Taliban regime collapses under U.S.-led bombardment. Secretary of State Colin L.
October 13, 2001 |
If Iranian state television had hoped to capture viewers with its half-hour broadcast of citizens chanting, "Death to America" in cities all over the Islamic Republic on Friday, it was out of luck. Instead, tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of the country to celebrate their national soccer team's 2-1 victory over Iraq. "Bringing national happiness, that's part of winning," said Hassan Ghaffari, director of international relations for the Iranian soccer federation.