The Iranian History Era :

Islamic Republic (1979 - ?) AD

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January, 4, 1979 A.D.:
Guadeloupe Conference On Iran


The Guadeloupe Conference attended by heads of four Western powers; U.S., UK, France and West Germany, was held in the first week of January 1979 on the island of Guadeloupe. Their agenda concerned world issues and the political crisis in Iran, where a popular revolutionary upsurge was about to top... Read Full Article:


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January, 6, 1979 A.D.:
Bakhtiar Becomes Prime Minister


Shapour Bakhtiar was Mohammad Reza Shah's last Prime Minister. He took several measures to appeal to the opposition movement such as ending restrictions on the press, freeing political prisoners, dissolution of SAVAK, and lifting martial law.He promised free elections, and ordered withdrawal from CE... Read Full Article:


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January, 12, 1979 A.D.:
Council Of The Islamic Revolution Founded


(Wikipedia) - The Council of the Islamic Revolution was a group formed by Ayatollah Khomeini on 12 January 1979, shortly before he returned to Iran. Over the next few months the council issued hundreds of rulings and laws, dealing with everything from nationalization to salaries. Its existence was k... Read Full Article:


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January, 16, 1979 A.D.:
Shah Flees To Egypt


The last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi left Iran with his wife and family for Aswan in Egypt on Jan, 16, 1979. Public demonstration in almost all Iranian cities could no more be silenced by military force and Shah was afraid of a coup against himself and was hoping that after his departure a C... Read Full Article:


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January, 24, 1979 A.D.:
Military Occupation Of Mehrabad Airport


Military occupation of the Mehrabad Airport took place on January 24, 1979 by an order from PM Shapour Bakhtiar. It was the last move from Pahlavi regime in order to prevent Imam Khomeini from flying to Tehran. Bakhtiar took several measures designed to appeal to elements in the opposition movement.... Read Full Article:


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February, 1, 1979 A.D.:
Ayatollah Khomeini Arrives In Tehran


An important milestone in actualization of the Islamic Revolution was Ayatollah Khomeini's return from exile on this day, Feb, 1, 1979. He arrived at the Mehrabad Airport of Tehran at 9:33 am on Air France. Accompanied by thousands of enthusiastic supporters, he went directly to Behesht Zahra Cemete... Read Full Article:


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February, 3, 1979 A.D.:
American General Leaves Tehran


General Robert E. Huyser a special envoy from Jimmy Carter left Tehran for Washington. His mission was to help the Iranian army take control of the civil uprising in Iran. Of Dutch origin Huyser was a US air force general who published the book Mission to Tehran before he died of heart attack in 199... Read Full Article:


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February, 5, 1979 A.D.:
Bazargan Becomes Prime Minister


On Feb, 5, 1979, Mehdi Bazargan was appointed by Ayatollah Khomeini as the revolutionary prime minister to form the interim government. At the same time Shapour Bakhtiar who was still claiming power, was the last prime minister appointed by Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi; thus Iran had two prime ministe... Read Full Article:


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February, 14, 1979 A.D.:
CFK Occupation Of US Embassy


Only three days after the Iranian Revolution, on Feb, 14, 1979 a group of CFK armed militants took control of the US embassy in Tehran facing little resistance. After a brief clash with the US Marines guarding the embassy, the compound was under control of the CFK. The United States was seen as Iran... Read Full Article:


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February, 19, 1979 A.D.:
Iran Sides With Palestinians Against Israel


One of the most determining dates in contemporary Iranian history is today when during a ceremony Yasser Arafat, the leader of the PLO inaugurated the Palestine embassy in Tehran. The building allocated for this purpose was the embassy of Israel. Ahmad, Ayatollah Khomeini's son represented his fathe... Read Full Article:


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April, 1, 1979 A.D.:
Referandum From Monarchy To Republic


After a referendum that took place on two consequent days, a great majority of Iranians voted for a change of regime from Monarchy to Islamic Republic. According to published records in this referendum 20,288,000 people voted "Yes" and 241,000 people voted "No" at the poll. Ayatollah Khomeini's decl... Read Full Article:


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May, 1, 1979 A.D.:
Dr. Motahhari Assassinated


Morteza Motahhari, one of the most prominent figures of the Islamic revolution of Iran was assassinated while leaving Dr. Sahabi's house in Tehran. The murderer approached him from behind and shot him in the back of his head causing his death in minutes. The extremist Forghan group took the responsi... Read Full Article:


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August, 7, 1979 A.D.:
International Qods Day Initiative


On Aug, 7, 1979, Imam Khomeini invited the Muslims around the globe to march in solidarity with Palestinians on the last Friday of Ramazan. Khomeini declared the liberation of Jerusalem a religious duty to all Muslims.Khomeini was quoted: Quds Day is an international day, it is not a day devoted to... Read Full Article:


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September, 10, 1979 A.D.:
Death Of Taleghani


Ayatollah Mahmoud Taleghani (1911 - September 10, 1979) was an Iranian theologian, humanist, Muslim reformer, democracy advocate and a senior Shia cleric of Iran. Taleghani was a contemporary of the Iranian Revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and a leader in his own right of Iran's Shia... Read Full Article:


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November, 4, 1979 A.D.:
Iranian Students Seize U.S. Embassy In Tehran


During public uprising Shah fled the country. After the revolution U.S. was asked to return the dictator but the request was denied. He was reportedly under treatment for cancer and took a surgery in New York. On Nov, 4, 1979 a group of young people calling themselves Students in the path of Imam st... Read Full Article:


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November, 5, 1979 A.D.:
PM Bazargan Resigns


One day after the U.S. embassy was raided, PM Bazargan resigned in protest. Bazargan was constantly under pressure from hardliners. He was one of founders of the most respected liberal movement in Iran whose political background indicated his activities alongside Mosaddegh. After the regime change, ... Read Full Article:


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November, 6, 1979 A.D.:
Last Shipment Of American Grain To Iran


Iran began a worldwide search for large quantities of grain to make up for supplies of grain from the United States. The last American grain shipment to Iran was a 32,000 ton cargo that left Portland, Oregon on Nov, 6, 1979.US wheat farmers considered a boycott not to be in their best interest.On No... Read Full Article:


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November, 13, 1979 A.D.:
US Reacts To Hostage Crisis


The United States freezes Iranian assets in the US based on the decision by President Jimmy Carter entering the two countries into a long-term period of hostilities. Anti-American sentiments in Iran fueled in part by close ties between the U.S. and the unpopular leader Mohammad Reza Shah. Shah fled ... Read Full Article:


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December, 3, 1979 A.D.:
Islamic Republic Constitution Approved


On June 18, 1979, the Freedom Movement released its draft constitution for the Islamic Republic that it had been working on since Imam Khomeini was in exile. Aside from substituting a president for the king, the draft constitution did not differ markedly from the 1906 constitution. Approved by Khome... Read Full Article:


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December, 15, 1979 A.D.:
Shah Escapes To Panama


Under international pressure and fear of being assassinated or delivered to Iran for trial, the Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah finds a resort in a far away island in Panama. Because of massive street demonstrations and constant public pressure Shah had fled from Iran like he had done 26 years ... Read Full Article:


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January, 4, 1980 A.D.:
U.S. Files Complaint Against Iran


The United Nations received a complaint submitted by the United States. Iranians' demand for extradition of the deposed Shah and seizure of the US embassy in Tehran were debated in the UN General Assembly and the UNSC. The two bodies condemned in principle the violation of diplomatic immunity. US al... Read Full Article:


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January, 21, 1980 A.D.:
Iran Air Boeing 727 Crash


(Wikipedia) - On January 21, 1980, an Iran Air Boeing 727-86 was making a domestic flight from Mashhad Airport to Tehran Mehrabad Airport in Iran. At 19:11 local time, the aircraft, registered as EP-IRD, collided with the Alborz Mountains, 29 kilometers north of Tehran, during its approach to Tehran... Read Full Article:


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January, 25, 1980 A.D.:
Banisadr Becomes President


Monarchy was abolished in Iran by a referendum on April, 4, 1979. According to results of the first presidential election, Abolhasan Banisadr was elected to a four-year term as President on January, 25 1980Of 124 nominees for the presidential race, only 18 were disqualified. In the first presidentia... Read Full Article:


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March, 23, 1980 A.D.:
Last Trip For The Last King


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran fled the country on Jan, 16, 1979 after 37 years of reign during demonstrations and nationwide public uprising. He spent 15 months abroad moving from country to country in hopes of returning as king again. He first went to Aswan in Egypt. Then he went to ... Read Full Article:


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April, 24, 1980 A.D.:
U.S. Special Forces Fail In Tabas


The operation Eagle was a rescue mission inside Iran given to U.S. special forces. Nearly 6 months after a group calling themselves "Students in Imam's path" stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took the personnel hostage, President Jimmy Carter showed a green light for a rescue operation. Three C... Read Full Article:


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May, 30, 1980 A.D.:
Terror Attack On Iranian London Embassy


The siege of Iranian London Embassy took place on April, 30 1980 at approximately 11:30 after a group of six heavily armed men stormed the embassy building in South Kensington. The gunmen took 26 people mostly embassy staff hostage, but several visitors and a police officer, who had been guarding th... Read Full Article:


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June, 12, 1980 A.D.:
Iran Shuts Down Higher Education


On 12 June 1980 the Cultural Revolution shut down Iran's Higher Education system for over a year to completely Islamize it, purging many students and faculty members. Only a few months after toppling the despotic Pahlavi monarchy, Iran was undergoing a systematic elimination of all voices of dissent... Read Full Article:


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July, 9, 1980 A.D.:
The CIA Backed Nojeh Coup Uncovered


Nojeh is the name of a garrison near the city of Hamedan in which a coup against the regime had been planned. The American secret service, CIA had made all necessary preparations for the coup and had installed the commanding headquarters in Paris under supervision from Shapour Bakhtiar while having ... Read Full Article:


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September, 17, 1980 A.D.:
Saddam Nullifies Algiers treaty


On a signal from the western and Arab countries that wanted to stop expansion of revolutionary ideas from Iran, the Iraqi dictator finds necessary support and guarantee from his masters to start a war with Iran. For that, he needed an excuse. In 1979 he expressed views that the Algiers accord was in... Read Full Article:


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September, 22, 1980 A.D.:
Iraq Invades Iran


In the midst of a hostage crisis with the United States and covert efforts to overthrow the new revolutionary regime, Iraq invades Iran thus commencing an eight year devastating war, primarily on the grounds that in 1969, Iran voided the 1937 agreement with Iraq on the control of the Arvand river an... Read Full Article:


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September, 23, 1980 A.D.:
Iran Strikes Iraq Back


Iraq staged a surprise attack on Iran Air Force bases on Sep, 22, 1980. Their plan was to destroy Iranian Air Force power, a tactic Israel used in 1967 against Egypt, Jordan and Syria. In the first wave of two air assaults, 192 Iraqi planes attacked several targets in Iran. 6 enemy war planes headed... Read Full Article:


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October, 17, 1980 A.D.:
Iranian Becomes Best F-5 Fighter Pilot Ever


(Wikipedia) - Major Yadollah Javadpour was a fighter pilot in the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), serving for the full duration of the Iran–Iraq War. His record qualifies him as an ace and one of the most successful pilots of that conflict.He began his service as an elite pilot in the ... Read Full Article:


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October, 30, 1980 A.D.:
Fahmideh; Iconic Martyr of Khorramshahr


Hossein Fahmideh is an icon of Iranian patriotism who became martyr at the age of 13.In the besieged city of Khorramshahr, Hossein Fahmideh fought side by side with older Iranian soldiers. On Oct, 30, 1980, invading Iraqi forces pushed the Iranian troops back as they were passing through a very narr... Read Full Article:


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November, 28, 1980 A.D.:
Iraqi Navy Paralyzed


Two months after Iraq invaded Iran, the Iranian Navy and Iranian Air Force launched Operation Morvarid against the Iraqi Navy and Air Force on Nov, 28, 1980 which resulted in a victory for Iran and a heavy toll for Iraq:-Destruction of 80% of the Iraqi Navy, early warning bases and SAM sites.-Destru... Read Full Article:


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January, 19, 1981 A.D.:
Iran-US Sign Algiers Accords


(Wikipedia) - The Algiers Accords of January 19, 1981, were brokered by the Algerian government between the United States and Iran to resolve the Iran hostage crisis. The crisis arose from the takeover of the American embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979, and the taking hostage of the American staf... Read Full Article:


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January, 21, 1981 A.D.:
American Hostages Released


After 444 days of captivity, American hostages were freed, only one day after Jimmy Carter's presidency term ended. The Iran Hostage Crisis began on November 4, 1979 when a group called Students in the Path of Imam stormed the US embassy in Tehran. Only nine months earlier, the US embassy had been o... Read Full Article:


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January, 26, 1981 A.D.:
Terror Attack On Bank Melli In San Francisco


(Wikipedia) - On January 26, 1981, a bomb exploded outside the San Francisco offices of Bank Melli Iran. According to the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, a bomb exploded at BMI branch in San Francisco, shattering windows and damaging the wall of the building where the ex... Read Full Article:


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March, 17, 1981 A.D.:
Amirentezam Charged With Espionage


Court hearings started on March, 17, 1981 for Abbas Amirentezam who was charged with espionage.Abbas Amirentezam was the spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister in the Interim Cabinet of Mehdi Bazargan after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.He was born from a Jewish father and later converted to Islam and... Read Full Article:


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April, 4, 1981 A.D.:
Iranian Jets Bomb Al Walid Airbase


(Wikipedia) - During the Iran–Iraq War, the Iranian Air Force maintained at least one Boeing 707 aerial tanker which was used most effectively on April 4, 1981, refueling eight IRIAF F-4 Phantoms on long range sorties into Iraq to bomb the H-3 Al Walid airfield near the Jordanian border. It was a ... Read Full Article:


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April, 20, 1981 A.D.:
France Sides With Iraq During The War


Saddam Hussein's main supplier was the Soviet Union. He was sent its best equipment : Mig 29 planes, T 72 tanks, artillery, gunboats and Scud missiles. Russians were not the only one!According to the document # D-53/4/2099 in the archives with the ministry of defense of the toppled Baath regime, the... Read Full Article:


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June, 27, 1981 A.D.:
Plot To Kill Khamenei Failed


Ayatollah Khamenei was seriously injured after a bomb inside a tape recorder went off in Abuzar Mosque in Tehran on June, 27, 1981.In the midst of the Iran–Iraq War, the MKO terrorist group started armed attacks around the country and plotted bombs to create fear among civilians. On June, 23 a bom... Read Full Article:


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July, 1, 1981 A.D.:
First Iran–US Claims Tribunal Convenes


(Wikipedia) - The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (IUSCT) is an international arbitral tribunal established out of an agreement between Iran and the United States, under an understanding known as the Algiers Accords of January 19, 1981. The Algiers Accords were the outcome of negotiations between... Read Full Article:


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July, 24, 1981 A.D.:
Rejayi Elected President


2nd presidential election: Of 71 nominees for the presidential race, only 4 were qualified. Of 22,687,017 Iranians eligible to vote 14,532,869 people participated in the election marking a %64.2 participation rate. Mr. Rajayi leaded the election with %87.87 of the votes and became the second preside... Read Full Article:


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August, 30, 1981 A.D.:
President And Prime Minister Assassinated


President Rajayi and Prime Minister Bahonar, together with some other state officials were killed after a bomb attack on the Prime Minister's office in Tehran. A dissident leftist Islamic group called MKO took the responsibility for the bombing. It was one of the bloodiest power struggles in contemp... Read Full Article:


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September, 2, 1981 A.D.:
Interim Government Formed


The interim government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (September 2, 1981 – October 29, 1981) was established after the assassination of Mohammad Ali Rajayi (President) and Mohammad Javad Bahonar (Prime Minister) on August 30. In accordance with the constitution, a Provisional Presidential Council... Read Full Article:


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December, 11, 1981 A.D.:
Ayatollah Dastgheyb Assassinated


Ayatollah Seyyed Abdolhossein Dastgheyb was a prominent Shiite cleric who had fought against the Pahlavi regime and had served terms as political prisoner before the 1979 revolution. Born in Shiraz in 1913 he decided to go to Najaf when he lost his father at the age of 12. He performed Friday prayer... Read Full Article:


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December, 31, 1981 A.D.:
Ayatollah Khamenei Elected President


3d presidential election: Of 46 nominees for the presidential race, only 4 were qualified. Of 22,687,017 Iranians eligible to vote 16,737,320 people participated in the election marking a %73.8 participation rate. Mr. Khamenei leaded the election with %95.04 of the votes. He assigned Mr. Mousavi as ... Read Full Article:


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January, 26, 1982 A.D.:
Communist Guerilla Attacks Amol


A guerilla group called Communists Union of Iran staged armed uprising against the Iranian regime. Around 200 of the group members went into hiding in the forests in September, 1981. They staged sporadic attacks on small civilian targets stealing food and necessities until Nov, 9 when they closed th... Read Full Article:


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March, 28, 1982 A.D.:
Iranian Response To Al-Qadesiya


The Iraqi Army staged a surprise attack on Iran on September, 22, 1980. In order to destroy the Iranian air force on the ground, Iraq launched numerous sorties against Iranian air fields. There was a chaos in Iranian leadership and while leftists and rightists were engaged in a power struggle, the I... Read Full Article:


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May, 24, 1982 A.D.:
Khorramshahr Liberated


On Sep, 22, 1980 Iraq attacked Iran at a time when Iran was least prepared for a war. The Iraqi army supported by western and Arab countries advanced into Iran capturing Khorramshahr and Susangerd and stopped near Ahvaz. Abadan became under siege and was about to collapse when it was suddenly freed ... Read Full Article:


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August, 1, 1982 A.D.:
Islamic Azad University Founded


Originally founded as Islamic Azad University of Tehran on Aug, 1, 1982, this private institution of Higher Education currently has an enrollment of 1.5 million students, making it the world's second largest. Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch is the first and the largest branch of Islami... Read Full Article:


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December, 19, 1982 A.D.:
Iraqi Missile Attack On Dezful


(Wikipedia) - Iraq was the first to use ballistic missiles during the Iran–Iraq War, firing limited numbers of Frog-7 rockets at the towns of Dezful and Ahvaz. On 27 October 1982, Iraq launched its first Scud-Bs at Dezful killing 21 civilians and wounding 100. Scud strikes continued during the fol... Read Full Article:


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June, 18, 1983 A.D.:
Bahai Followers Executed


Mona Mahmoudnejad was among 10 Bahai women who were executed at the Chowgun Square In Shiraz in June, 1983. Born on Sep, 10, 1965, she was 16 when she was arrested on Oct, 22, 1982. For her beliefs as a Bahai follower, she was mistreated in prison. Mona was asked to repent and change her religion b... Read Full Article:


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April, 24, 1984 A.D.:
Claims Of An Iranian Nuclear Bomb!


(Opinion Juris) - The British defense magazine, Jane's Defence Weekly reported in its Apr, 24, 1984 edition quoting West German intelligence sources saying that Iran’s production of a bomb is entering its final stages soon after West German engineers visited the unfinished Bushehr nuclear reactor.... Read Full Article:


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August, 10, 1984 A.D.:
UN Resolution Registers "The Persian Gulf"


Following the resolution # UNAD Qen/311 on March, 5, 1971, the United Nations votes on a second resolution # UNLA 45-8-2 on Aug, 10, 1984 to register the name "Persian Gulf" as the correct name for the area surrounded by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. Since Pythagoras's exped... Read Full Article:


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August, 16, 1985 A.D.:
Ayatollah Khamenei Re-Elected President


4th presidential election: Of 50 nominees for the presidential race, only 47 were disqualified. Of 25,993,802 Iranians eligible to vote 14,089,468 people participated in the election marking a comparatively low %54.2 participation rate. Mr. Khamenei leaded the election with %85.66 of the votes. He d... Read Full Article:


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March, 2, 1986 A.D.:
Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance Founded


Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance was founded on March 2, 1986, based on a legislation passed by the Parliament, under President Ali Khamenei. Also known as Ershad, it replaced the ministry of Culture in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In 1964 Ministry of Culture and Art was formed.In 1965, the... Read Full Article:


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November, 22, 1986 A.D.:
US Arms Deal With Iran Revealed


U.S. Department of Justice announces finding memo in Colonel Oliver North's office that proves money transfer of $12 million to Nicaragua contra guerillas from arms sale to Iran. Caspar Weinberger, former defence secretary was pardonned by President Bush I before his case known as Irangate scandal c... Read Full Article:


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January, 10, 1987 A.D.:
Iraq Bombs Iran Schools


On the seventh year of the Iran–Iraq War, in the winter of 1987, after the successful Karbala 5 Operation by Iranian armed forces, the Iraqi army started bombing several cities in western Iran. On Jan, 10, 1987, around 13:00 o'clock, Iraqi warplanes bombed a primary and a secondary school in Borou... Read Full Article:


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June, 2, 1987 A.D.:
Islamic Republic Party Dissolved


Nine years after its formation, the Islamic Republic Party of Iran was dissolved. Founded by clerics close to Khomeini, including Bahonar, Khamenei, Rafsanjani and Beheshti, the party soon succeeded in turning Iran to a single party system in a very short time. with it's daily published Islamic Repu... Read Full Article:


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June, 3, 1987 A.D.:
Nasr 2. Operation Started


The Nasr 2 operation was conducted by the Iranian army ground troops. This military operation during the Iran–Iraq War aimed to take control of heights overseeing Meymak front in the middle of the enemy lines.The attack started with the code:Ya Hossein Mazlum, reviving the memory of historical opp... Read Full Article:


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June, 28, 1987 A.D.:
Sardasht, Chemical Hiroshima


Sardasht should be registered in human history just like Hiroshima as a city who became victim of weapons of mass destruction. Sardasht was the first city where nerve gas was used that killed civilians. On June, 28, 1987, the city of Sardasht and its neighboring villages became target of chemical bo... Read Full Article:


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July, 31, 1987 A.D.:
Massacre Of Iranian Hajj Pilgrims


Many years after an Incident in the holy city of Mecca that led to decapitation of an Iranian pilgrim in 1944, tensions rose again in 1981 when a group of Iranian Hajj pilgrims staged political demonstrations in Mecca and Medina. After a regime change in 1979, Iranian leaders dreamt of exporting the... Read Full Article:


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September, 21, 1987 A.D.:
U.S. Attacks Iranian Ship


In a clear move to protect Saddam's regime from losing the war, U.S. navy staged some attacks on Iranian oil platforms and ships in the Persian Gulf. Iran Ajr was the name of the ship that was attacked by U.S. helicopters. In this attack some of Iranian sailors were killed while others tried to flee... Read Full Article:


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October, 19, 1987 A.D.:
U.S. Attacks Iranian Oil Platforms


On Oct, 19, 1987, the U.S. navy attacked 3 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf. In a statement made by the U.S. President Ronald Reagan, the move was justified as a response to Iranian attacks. According to US claims, Iran staged a missile attack three days earlier on a reflagged Kuwaiti oil tanke... Read Full Article:


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January, 3, 1988 A.D.:
Imam Khomeini's Letter To Gorbachev


(FNA) - The Iranian Delegation headed by Ayatollah Javadi Amoli left Tehran for Moscow on January 3rd, 1988 and returned to Tehran the day after. They stayed in Moscow for 23 hours and were given a warm welcome by prominent Russian officials and Moscow Friday prayer leader. Before the official meeti... Read Full Article:


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February, 6, 1988 A.D.:
Expediency Discernment Council Created


A new entity in Iranian political system was formed after revisions to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Feb, 6, 1988: The Expediency Discernment Council of the System shortly named as Majma is an administrative assembly appointed by the Supreme Leader. Majma was originally set up ... Read Full Article:


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April, 29, 1988 A.D.:
Saudi-Iran Tensions Rise


The Saudi king threatened Iran with using its newly acquired Chinese missiles. Two days after announcing that Saudi Arabia was breaking diplomatic relations with Iran, King Fahd charged Iran in an interview with repeated acts of aggression against Saudi Arabia. Iranian diplomats were asked to leave ... Read Full Article:


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July, 3, 1988 A.D.:
IR655: U.S. Shoots Down Iranian Civilian Airplane


Iran Air Flight 655 "IR655" was a commercial flight, that flew on a Tehran-Bandar Abbas-Dubai route. On this day, the flight was shot down by USS Vincennes on the Bandar Abbas-Dubai leg, which resulted in 290 civilian fatalities from six nations including 66 children. 38 non-Iranians were aboard als... Read Full Article:


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July, 18, 1988 A.D.:
End Of 8 Year Iran-Iraq War


Iran decided to call off the war with Iraq because there was growing opposition to it among Iranians. Khomeini described his decision to end the war as bitter as poison. Iran finally was forced to accept the UN resolution #598 and made peace with Iraq having regained its territories two weeks after ... Read Full Article:


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July, 28, 1988 A.D.:
Executions Of 1988


MKO was a leftist Islamic group that staged armed uprising against the Shah's regime. However, they fell at odds with the central government after 1979 and staged several terror attacks including bombing the parliament after which the group went underground. MKO leaders fled to Europe and then opene... Read Full Article:


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July, 28, 1988 A.D.:
The Mersad Operation


After Iran accepted the UN resolution #598 and declared a ceasefire with Iraq, Saddam Hussein used the terrorist MKO group encamped in Iraq to gain as much of Iranian territory as possible.The MKO was calculating on civil unrest against the regime and public support for their cause. An army of about... Read Full Article:


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February, 7, 1989 A.D.:
University Of Yazd Inaugurated


After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Ayatollah Mohammad Seddoughi and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khatami started efforts to build a university in Yazd. In late 1986, the Ministry of Higher Education decided on establishing a university in Yazd. On Aug, 23, 1987, during a meeting at governor's office projec... Read Full Article:


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February, 14, 1989 A.D.:
Death Decree For Rushdie


Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa calling for death of Salman Rushdie after he published a book called The Satanic Verses in which he allegedly mocks Quran. Khomeini's decree backfires, bringing much fame and fortune to the Bombay born English writer who met with president Clinton at the white house... Read Full Article:


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June, 4, 1989 A.D.:
Ayatollah Khomeini Died


Iranians mourned the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic revolution of Iran. He was buried at Behesht-Zahra cemetery and construction of a gigantic mausoleum began right after his death. A couple of years later his son Ahmad also died on March, 17, 1995. He represented an uncompr... Read Full Article:


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June, 5, 1989 A.D.:
New Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei


Ayatollah Khamenei was appointed as the new Supreme Leader after Ayatollah Khomeini suddenly died. Khamenei served twice as President, once after assassination of President Rajayi, he won elections in October 1981 with more than %95 of the 16 million votes cast, and he was elected again in November ... Read Full Article:


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July, 28, 1989 A.D.:
Hashemi Rafsanjani Elected President


5th presidential election: From a total of 79 nominees for the presidential race, 77 were disqualified leaving only two presidential candidates. Of 30,139,598 Iranians eligible to vote 16,409,353 people participated in the election marking another low %54.4 participation rate. Mr. Rafsanjani leaded ... Read Full Article:


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August, 19, 1989 A.D.:
IRI Helps Free US Hostages In Lebanon


Eight U.S. hostages were being held in Lebanon and the Reagan administration was struggling to get them back. On Aug, 19, 1989, Iran offered to assist the American government to get the prisoners back, but wanted the U.S. to help free Iranian diplomats kidnapped in Lebanon.The Lebanon hostage crisis... Read Full Article:


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September, 1, 1989 A.D.:
1st First Iranian Vice President


Hassan Ebrahim Habibi was the 1st First Vice President of Iran from Sep, 1, 1989 to Sep, 11, 2001, eight years under President Rafsanjani and then four years under President Khatami. He was followed by Mohammad Reza Aref in Khatami's second term.A constitutional referendum was held in Iran on 28 Jul... Read Full Article:


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June, 21, 1990 A.D.:
Earthquake Devastates Gilan


A major earthquake jolted Gilan province north of Iran at 12:30 AM. Measured at 7.3 on the Richter Scale by Tehran University, combined with more than 100 aftershocks, it caused huge disaster and left thousands of people buried in rubbles. More than 30,000 died and about 100,000 were injured while 5... Read Full Article:


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August, 8, 1991 A.D.:
Shapour Bakhtiar Slain In France


Shapour Bakhtiar, Iran's last Prime Minister before the Islamic revolution of 1979, was found dead at his home outside Paris. His throat had been cut while at least four security officers were guarding his house. Bakhtiar was appointed Prime Minister by the Shah in January 1979 in a desperate attemp... Read Full Article:


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October, 28, 1991 A.D.:
U.S. Secretly Passed Intelligence To Iraq


Shortly after taking office in January 1981, Ronald Reagan Administration secretly decided to aid Iraq directly in 1982. This fact provides evidence that Washington played a much greater role than was previously known in affecting the course of the long and costly Iran–Iraq war in which U.S. asser... Read Full Article:


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December, 9, 1991 A.D.:
UN Recognizes Responsibility of Iran-Iraq War


(Urdu Movies) - On December 9, 1991, just three weeks before the end of his tenure, the former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, submitted one of the most important reports he had ever prepared to the UN Security Council. His competence for preparing that report was based on Paragraph 6 ... Read Full Article:


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December, 17, 1991 A.D.:
Iran-Iraq Exchange Corpses


Iran and Iraq partially exchanged corpses of victims of the 8 year war which started by Iraq's invasion in 1980. The body of Mohammad Javad Tondgooyan was among the victims. He was appointed Minister of Oil on Oct, 2, 1980 after in Rajayi's cabinet. Only one month later, on Oct, 30th, Tondgooyan and... Read Full Article:


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April, 18, 1992 A.D.:
Iran Recognizes Croatia


(Wikipedia) - Croatia and Iran established diplomatic relations on April 18, 1992 when Iran became the 7th country to recognize the newly-independent Croatia. Croatia has an embassy in Tehran and Iran maintains an embassy and a cultural centre in Zagreb.Iranian vice-president Hassan Habibi visited C... Read Full Article:


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July, 31, 1992 A.D.:
Iran Confiscates Iraqi Planes


Iran decided to hold on to 132 military and civilian Iraqi planes that escaped destruction during the Persian Gulf War, including Russian MIG fighters and Sukhoy bombers as well as civilian and commercial planes. Iran made a first step towards compensating part of several hundred billion of dollars ... Read Full Article:


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January, 18, 1993 A.D.:
Isfahan Petrochemical Complex Completed


(EPC) - Esfahan Petrochemical Company was officially inaugurated in Dec, 1992 by President Rafsanjani and operations began on Jan, 18, 1993.According to the company website, license and basic engineering started in June 1987 with partnership from UOP of England and Dutch Lummus. Construction started... Read Full Article:


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June, 11, 1993 A.D.:
Rafsanjani Re-Elected President


6th presidential election: From a total of 128 nominees for the presidential race, 124 were disqualified by the Guardian Council, thus leaving only 4 presidential candidates. Of 33,156,055 Iranians eligible to vote 16,688,741 people participated in the election marking another low %50.34 participati... Read Full Article:


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June, 20, 1994 A.D.:
Bomb Explosion In Imam Reza Shrine


A bomb exploded at the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad killing 24 and injuring another 70 persons. The bomb went off in a prayer hall of the shrine during Ashura ceremonies.Imam Reza is the 8th of the 12 Imams that make the backbone of the Shiite faith. The attack was quickly blamed on the outlaw MKO te... Read Full Article:


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July, 18, 1994 A.D.:
Iran Blamed For Bombing In Argentina


A bomb destroyed the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires killing 85 and wounding more than 200 on July, 18. The van used in the attack was altered with parts of other vehicles to build a better bomb. To direct the full force of the blast, an interior side of the van was reinforced with steel bag... Read Full Article:


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October, 12, 1994 A.D.:
Aseman Air Crash Kills 66


Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 746 was a Fokker F-28 flight that operated on the Isfahan-Tehran route. The flight crashed near the town of Natanz on October 12, 1994, killing all the passengers and crew members.On October 12, 1994, the flight took off from the Isfahan International Airport towards the ... Read Full Article:


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September, 19, 1995 A.D.:
Iranian Plane Hijacked


A disgruntled Iranian flight attendant hijacked a Kish Air passenger plane with 173 passengers onboard. Just before landing on Kish Island, a holiday resort in Persian Gulf, the unidentified flight attendant hijacked the airplane at gunpoint. He demanded to fly to Europe. But the plane, which was sh... Read Full Article:


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January, 28, 1996 A.D.:
Shiites Silenced In Bahrain


A resurgence of civil unrest in the Shiite Muslim villages that surround capital Manama was silenced by force in Bahrain. Hundreds of people were put in jail in connection with the disturbances. The arrests, including those of leading Shiite clerics, have added to political and sectarian tensions in... Read Full Article:


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February, 11, 1996 A.D.:
Farrakhan Visits Iran


Louis Farrakhan visited Iran attending a rally marking the 17th anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution. In a speech he made, he told the crowd tha their country had become a model religious democracy. He praised the Iranian model and added "If America wants the world to be democratic, Iran has had... Read Full Article:


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April, 9, 1996 A.D.:
Party Of God Strikes Israel Back


Iranian backed Hezbollah resistance army fired Katyusha rockets on Israel, as a response to massive air raids that caused many civilian casualties, Hezbollah thus waged a war in a relentless campaign to drive Israeli occupiers out of southern Lebanon. Founded after an Israeli invasion in 1982, Hezbo... Read Full Article:


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February, 28, 1997 A.D.:
Destructive Ardabil Earthquake


(Wikipedia) - The 1997 Ardabil earthquake was a destructive earthquake that occurred on 28 February 1997. The epicenter was located near the city of Ardabil in north-western Iran.Background and tectonicsArdabil and the surrounding province which bears its name are agricultural lands, primarily popul... Read Full Article:


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May, 23, 1997 A.D.:
Khatami Elected President


7th presidential election: From a total of 238 nominees for the presidential race, 234 people including 9 women were disqualified leaving only 4 presidential candidates. Of 36,466,487 Iranians eligible to vote 29,076,884 people participated in the election with a remarkable %79.74 participation rat... Read Full Article:


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August, 14, 1997 A.D.:
The Night Bat Hanged


Gholamreza Khoshroo, a serial killer who became famous as "The Night Bat" was hanged in a depot at the Azadi stadium in Tehran. Five years before, he had been arrested under charges of multiple armed robberies and rape but he escaped from the police while he was being taken to the court for trial. A... Read Full Article:


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November, 10, 1997 A.D.:
Iran Ratifies Chemical Weapons Pact


Iran ratifies Chemical Weapons Pact, a treaty banning the production and possession of nerve gas weapons. The treaty subjects Iran to mandatory international inspections. Thousands of Iranians became victims of chemical weapons during the Iran–Iraq war. Iran and Holland signed an MOU on treatment... Read Full Article:


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November, 22, 1997 A.D.:
European Envoys Back In Tehran


EU members withdrew their envoys in April, 1997 after a German court implicated some Iranian officials in the killing of four Kurdish dissidents at a restaurant in Berlin. Iran's response was recalling ambassadors from European Union states that had summoned their Tehran envoys home for consultation... Read Full Article:


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November, 25, 1997 A.D.:
Questioning Supreme Leader Leads To Protests


Following reports that he had questioned the suitability of the supreme leader, protesters in many cities expressed their allegiance to Ayatollah Khamenei and shouted slogans against the dissident cleric; Ayatollah Montazeri, the state media reported.Born in 1922, Ayatalloh Hosseinali Montazeri was ... Read Full Article:


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April, 4, 1998 A.D.:
Tehran Mayor Detained


Gholamhossein Karbaschi, the mayor of Tehran was detained on charges of corruption. He was found guilty on July 23, was banned from public office for 10 years, got two years in prison, and fined $533,000. The court ordered 60 lashes, a sentence that was later suspended. Being an ally of Hashemi Rafs... Read Full Article:


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April, 6, 1998 A.D.:
Iran / Iraq Exchange P.O.W.'s


Iran and Iraq begin a major exchange of prisoners of war held captive since the two Persian Gulf powers ended their long and bloody war a decade before that killed and wounded en estimated 1,000,000 people. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which has been monitoring the handover at the b... Read Full Article:


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July, 24, 1998 A.D.:
Tehran Mayor Gets 5 Years In Prison


An Iranian court convicted the Tehran Mayor on charges of corruption and mismanagement, sentenced him to five years in prison and barred him from public office until 2018. Trial of the Mayor, Gholamhossein Karabaschi, a close ally of President, Mohammad Khatami. was evaluated in Iran as politically ... Read Full Article:


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August, 8, 1998 A.D.:
Taliban Massacre Of Iranian Diplomats


After Taliban forces captured Mazar Sharif city in northern Afghanistan on Aug, 8, 1998, 11 Iranian diplomats and a reporter disappeared. It was later confirmed that 8 of the Iranian diplomats and the reporter were killed by the Taliban militia.Public reactions followed by heavy tensions and an Iran... Read Full Article:


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August, 23, 1998 A.D.:
Islamic Iran Participation Front Founded


(Wikipedia) - Islamic Iran Participation Front was founded on August 23, 1998.The Islamic Iran Participation Front is a reformist political party in Iran. It is sometimes described as the dominant member within the 2nd of Khordad Front.It was led by former Secretary-General of the party, Mohammad Re... Read Full Article:


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September, 25, 1998 A.D.:
Iran Sets Rushdie Off The Hook


''The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has no intention, nor is it going to take any action whatsoever, to threaten the life of the author of The Satanic Verses or anybody associated with his work, nor will it encourage or assist anybody to do so,'' the Iranian Foreign Minister, Kamal Khar... Read Full Article:


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November, 22, 1998 A.D.:
Assassination Of Dariush Forouhar


Dariush Forouhar,70 and his wife Parvaneh, 56 were violently murdered in their home in Hedayat Street of Tehran. Forouhar was a well known nationalist that was very active in Iranian political scene. He was the founder of Pan Iranist party, and became the leader of Iran Mellat party, and was one of ... Read Full Article:


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July, 9, 1999 A.D.:
Tehran University Street Uprising


The University Street events are a series of clashes at the Tehran university between 7-13 July, 1999. University students were attacked by armed forces and civil suits also referred to as regime's hit agents. Ansar Hezbollah , is one of main branches of civil suits which has operation centers aroun... Read Full Article:


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July, 19, 1999 A.D.:
Iranian Military Warns Khatami


In a letter to President Khatami, the military leaders said his reformist policies have led to chaos and they warned that their patience is running out. Twenty-four senior officers in the Revolutionary Guard signed the letter, which was published in a conservative newpaper. The attack marks an inten... Read Full Article:


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January, 1, 2000 A.D.:
Ministry of Commerce Founded


The Ministry of Commerce of Iran was formed on January 1, 2000 under President Mohammad Khatami. It was the main organ of the government in charge of regulation and implementation of policies applicable to domestic and foreign trade. Its goals included:• Implementing commercial strategies and regu... Read Full Article:


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January, 21, 2000 A.D.:
Iran vs Asia All-Stars Soccer Game


(Wikipedia) - On January 21, 2000, the Iranian national football team played against an Asian all-star side, in an exhibition testimonial match for Iranian captain Nader Mohammadkhani. Iran's lucky striker Ali Daei was simply unstoppable having scored a hat trick. Asian all-star's best chances were ... Read Full Article:


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March, 17, 2000 A.D.:
US Official Admits Role In 1953 Coup


(Wikipedia) - In a speech on March 17, 2000 before the American Iranian Council on the relaxation of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said: "In 1953, the United States played a significant role in orchestrating the overthrow of Iran's popular Prime Minister, Mohamma... Read Full Article:


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March, 18, 2000 A.D.:
U.S. Ends A Few Sanctions Imposed On Iran


As a Norooz gesture, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced lifting a few economic sanctions against Iran and declared a commitment to take extensive steps toward ending two decades of hostility. It was the most explicit overture towards normalizing economic ties with Iran. It signaled... Read Full Article:


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May, 25, 2000 A.D.:
Rafsanjani Quits Iranian Parliament


Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former president of Iran, resigned from the new parliament giving up his seat because of what he described as a campaign of propaganda against him by reformists. Rafsanjani had become a figurehead for conservatives in their power struggle with the reformists who dominat... Read Full Article:


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November, 14, 2000 A.D.:
Top Level Contact With Iraq


President Mohammad Khatami met one of the most senior Iraqi leaders since the two countries went to war 20 years ago. President Khatami held talks in a guest palace in the Qatari capital Doha with Izzat Ibrahim, Saddam Hussein's number two.Few details have emerged from the meeting, attended by both ... Read Full Article:


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March, 21, 2001 A.D.:
Homecoming For Googoosh


Iran's most famous female pop star made her first appearance in Dubai after more than 20 years. About 30,000 people, most flying in from Iran attended the concert. Googoosh had been banned from performing in her home country since the Iranian revolution in 1979. She could not leave the country eithe... Read Full Article:


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May, 8, 2001 A.D.:
Red Carpet For Fidel Castro


The iconic Cuban President Fidel Castro was warmly received in Tehran by his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Khatami. Castro was welcomed in grand style with a guard of honor at the former imperial palace, before the two leaders started their first round of talks. The 74 year old Castro flew in from A... Read Full Article:


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July, 26, 2001 A.D.:
Tabriz–Ankara Pipeline Operational


(Wikipedia) - The Tabriz–Ankara Pipeline officially started operating on July, 26, 2001 but the project was not easy one facing both economic and political obstacles.Construction of the pipeline started in 1996 after signing a gas deal between Turkish and Iranian governments in Turkey on August, 3... Read Full Article:


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August, 8, 2001 A.D.:
Khatami Sworn As President Again


Mohammad Khatami begins his second term in office as the president. The ceremony was delayed for several days because of a power struggle between religious conservatives and reformers for seats in the Guardian Council, The body consisting of 12 members half of which are appointed by the Supreme Lead... Read Full Article:


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October, 26, 2001 A.D.:
Iran Allies With US Against Taliban


When the U.S. declared war on the Taliban in Oct, 2001, she was pleasantly surprised to find a silent ally in Tehran. Diplomats speak of a commonality of interests. It was believed that the two neighboring theocracies would have a world in common but Iran's Shiite clergies never got along with Talib... Read Full Article:


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January, 29, 2002 A.D.:
Bush Invents Axis Of Evil


On Jan, 29, 2002, in the state of the union address by President George W.Bush of the U.S.A, he denounced Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as the axis of evil. The U.S. administration alleged baselessly that Iran was sympathetic to the Taliban in Afghanistan and supportive to Al-Qaeda. White House reite... Read Full Article:


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February, 12, 2002 A.D.:
Iran Plane Crash Kills 117


(BBC) - All 117 people on board an Iranian passenger plane died when it crashed into snow-covered mountains in the west of the country, government officials have confirmed.The plane was totally destroyed and scattered in small pieces across the mountainFour government officials were among those who ... Read Full Article:


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July, 28, 2002 A.D.:
Court Bans The Freedom Movement


An Iranian court dissolved one of the country's oldest opposition parties, sentencing some members to jail and banning others from political activity for up to 10 years. The Iran Freedom Movement party, is a religious nationalist party formed more than 40 years ago. The party members formed the back... Read Full Article:


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February, 19, 2003 A.D.:
More Than 300 Dead In Plane Crash


(Guardian) - An Iranian military plane carrying more than 300 members of the country's Revolutionary Guards crashed in a southeastern province yesterday, almost certainly killing all those on board, the state news agency reported.The flight was en route from Zahedan, on the Pakistani border, to Kerm... Read Full Article:


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March, 18, 2003 A.D.:
Iran-Iraq Exchange POWs


(IRNA) – On the eve of the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran and Iraq finalized the exchange of prisoners of war (POWs), the official IRNA news agency reported Wednesday, Match, 19, 2003. Four countries participated with troops during the initial invasion of Iraq, which lasted from March, 19 to April,... Read Full Article:


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April, 15, 2003 A.D.:
MKO Surrenders To US Forces In Iraq


(Wikipedia) - During the Iran–Iraq War (1980-1988), the MKO terrorist group was given refuge by Saddam Hussein and mounted attacks on Iran from within Iraqi territory. The MKO transferred its headquarters to Iraq in 1986. Government sources claim that over 17,000 Iranians were killed by the MKO. A... Read Full Article:


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May, 4, 2003 A.D.:
Iranian Olive Branch To USA


Through the Swiss Embassy, Iran sent a letter to the US administration on May, 4th 2003.The letter included proposal for negotiations, which suggested that Iran was willing to consider far-reaching compromises on its nuclear program, relations with Hezbollah and Hamas and support for a Palestinian p... Read Full Article:


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September, 2, 2003 A.D.:
King Of Jordan Visits Tehran


Abdollah 2, the king of Jordan entered Tehran. President Khatami personally welcomed him during an official salutation ceremony at the Mehrabad airport. King Abdollah's visit came as a surprise because the relations between the two countries were severed after the Islamic Revolution. Ayatollah Khome... Read Full Article:


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December, 10, 2003 A.D.:
Shirin Ebadi Becomes Nobel Laurette


Born in Hamedan in 1949, Shirin Ebadi studied law and obtained a doctorate in private law from Tehran University in 1971 but could not practice until 1992 when she succeeded in obtaining a lawyer's licence and set up her own law office. She accepted to defend some national cases such as representing... Read Full Article:


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December, 26, 2003 A.D.:
Quake Destroys BAM


A strong earthquake of 6.6 Richter magnitude jolts the ancient city of Bam at 5:27 AM killing 26,721 people, 9,000 injured and as many as leaving around 60,000 people homeless. The earthquake also destroyed the historical building called Arg of Bam, a citadel made of mud bricks 2000 years ago. A 97 ... Read Full Article:


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January, 2, 2004 A.D.:
Oil Drills In National Parks


(Wikipedia) - On Jan, 2, 2004, natural gas and oil resources were discovered near the city of Aran va Bidgol. After three years of scientific study and exploration, crude petroleum was discovered at the depth of 3,964 meters in the Central Desert of Iran, also known as Dasht-e Kavir.After injecting ... Read Full Article:


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February, 1, 2004 A.D.:
Tehran Has A New International Airport


The new Imam Khomeini International Airport was originally scheduled to be inaugurated in Ahmadabad, 40 km south of Tehran on Feb, 1, 2004.In 1966 ICAO submitted a report covering a study of specifications of a future airport in Tehran. The current site was agreed upon in 1971 and purchase of land ... Read Full Article:


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February, 10, 2004 A.D.:
Iranian Plane Crashes In Emirates, Kills 43


An Iranian plane crashed Tuesday as it approached Sharjah airport in the United Arab Emirates, killing 43 people aboard. The Kish Air Fokker-50, flying to Sharjah from the Iranian island of Kish in the Persian Gulf, crashed at 11:40 a.m. in an open area near the airport. Through the charred debris, ... Read Full Article:


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February, 18, 2004 A.D.:
320 Killed In Train Blast


A 51-car train rolled out of a switchyard and eventually reached a speed of more than 140 km/hr before it derailed, caught fire and exploded, killing at least 320 people and injuring hundreds more near Neishabour. It's not been clear whether negligence or brake failure caused the accident. An iron w... Read Full Article:


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February, 18, 2004 A.D.:
Russia Trains 600 Iranian Nuclear Experts


(AFP) Russia has trained 600 Iranian experts to work on the Islamic Republic's first nuclear power station, which Washington fears is being used to develop atomic weapons, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported Wednesday Feb 18, 2004.An Iranian nuclear official told the agency that the experts had under... Read Full Article:


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February, 20, 2004 A.D.:
Seventh Parliament Elections


The seventh parliament elections took place in an atmosphere of mistrust caused by many reformist candidates' disqualification from entering the elections. Thus, the outcome of these elections were prejudiced when on February 23, the ministry of Interior affairs announced the results. Allegations of... Read Full Article:


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March, 17, 2004 A.D.:
Tehran Monorail Project Started


(Wikipedia) - Despite overwhelming criticism of the project, a project to build the first phase of Tehran Monorail officially began on March 17, 2004. Phase one comprised of a 6 km line with six stations: Sadeghiyeh Square, Tehran Metro (Green line), Apadana Complex, West Tehran Bus Terminal, Azadi ... Read Full Article:


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June, 21, 2004 A.D.:
British Navy Violates Iranian Territory


(Wikipedia) – The 2004 Iranian seizure of British Navy personnel took place in the Arvand Rood (Shatt Al Arab) waterway on 21 June. Six British Marines and two Navy sailors were captured. The British servicemen were seized while training Iraqi river patrol personnel after Iran said they had straye... Read Full Article:


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January, 31, 2005 A.D.:
Iran Open To Ties With U.S.


(USA TODAY) - Iran's top national security official said Monday his government wants better relations with the United States, but he advised the Bush administration to stop threatening Iran and said his country will not yield to demands that it permanently stop its effort to enrich uranium - which t... Read Full Article:


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February, 11, 2005 A.D.:
North Korea Backs Iran


(SCOTSMAN) - North Korea has sent a message of solidarity to Iran amid suspicions that it boasted of having nuclear weapons to raise the stakes while United States attention is focused on Iran’s nuclear program.North Korea declared yesterday for the first time it possessed nuclear weapons and pull... Read Full Article:


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February, 18, 2005 A.D.:
Russia Backs Iran In Nuclear Row


(BBC) – On Feb, 18, 2005 Russian President Vladimir Putin said that recent moves by Iran have convinced him that Iran is not trying to build nuclear arms.He said Moscow would continue working with Tehran in all fields, including nuclear power, adding that he had accepted an invitation to Iran.His ... Read Full Article:


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February, 27, 2005 A.D.:
Russia-Iran Sign Nuclear Fuel Deal


(BBC) - Russia and Iran have signed an agreement for Moscow to supply fuel to Iran's new nuclear reactor in Bushehr. Under the deal Iran has to return spent nuclear fuel rods from the reactor, which was designed and built by Russia.The clause is a safeguard meant to banish fears that Iran might misu... Read Full Article:


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April, 12, 2005 A.D.:
Iran–Turkmenistan Friendship Dam Inauguration


(Wikipedia) - The Iran–Turkmenistan Friendship Dam was officially opened on April, 12 2005. The Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Turkmenistan leader Saparmurat Niyazov made a speech at the inauguration ceremony The Iran–Turkmenistan Friendship Dam is a dam on the Hariroud River, which form... Read Full Article:


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May, 31, 2005 A.D.:
Foundation Of National Elites Foundation!


(Wikipedia) - Iran's National Elites Foundation (INEF) is an Iranian governmental organization founded on May 31, 2005 by approval of the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council of Iran. The main purpose of the foundation is to recognize, organize and support Iran's national talents. Members of the foun... Read Full Article:


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June, 12, 2005 A.D.:
US-UK backed Terror In Ahvaz, Tehran


(Wikipedia) – On June, 12, 2005 terror attacks occurred in Ahwaz; four bombs exploded killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 87 others, days before the presidential election. One of the bombs exploded outside the governor-general's headquarters. Two went off near government offices and ... Read Full Article:


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June, 24, 2005 A.D.:
Ahmadinejad Wins Presidential Elections


9th presidential election: Among 7 nominations accepted by the Guardian Council from 1014 candidates on May, 23, the first round of elections on June, 17 was inconclusive. 7 days later, on June, 24, the second round results showed a voter turnout of %60, and the surprise winner became Mahmoud Ahmadi... Read Full Article:


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October, 15, 2005 A.D.:
Explosions In Ahvaz


(Wikipedia) - On Oct, 15, 2005 two bomb blasts hit a shopping center, killing at least six people and injuring up to 100 in Salman Farsi Street in Ahvaz. The terrorist attacks, a few minutes apart, took place near an area which had been targeted by several bombs in June. The bombs were planted in ru... Read Full Article:


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November, 27, 2005 A.D.:
MTN Kicks Turkcell Out


As a step towards privatization of Iran's ailing state owned economy, PTT was on top of the list and measures for a second GSM operator were taken in 2004. Although Turkcell won the bid in February, 2004 and was awarded an operating license owning %51 of Irancell, Turkcell failed in finalizing the d... Read Full Article:


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November, 27, 2005 A.D.:
Earthquake Kills 13 in Qeshm Island


(Wikipedia) - The 2005 Qeshm earthquake was a powerful earthquake that occurred on November 27, 2005, at 13:52 local time just west of a sparsely populated area of Qeshm Island off of Southern Iran. The earthquake was the second powerful one in Iran that occurred in 2005, following the Zarand earthq... Read Full Article:


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December, 1, 2005 A.D.:
Campaigns To Counter Anti-Iranianism


In the eyes of the corporate greed that dominates world economy today, profit is the only value that overrides all rules of morals and ethics, otherwise who would want a war and bloodshed other than a perverted soul? According to most U.S. polls, a majority of Americans oppose any war with Iran. Yet... Read Full Article:


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December, 6, 2005 A.D.:
IAF C-130 Plane Crash Kills 128


Iranian Air Force C-130 airplane crashed on December 6, 2005 at 14:10 into a ten-floor apartment building in the residential Towhid area of Tehran near Mehrabad airport. Bound for Bandar Abbas, the plane was carrying 10 crew and 84 passengers mostly state journalists en route to cover a series of m... Read Full Article:


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February, 17, 2006 A.D.:
Iran Calls For UK Iraq Pull-Out


(BBC) - Iran's foreign minister has called for the "immediate withdrawal" of UK troops from Basra, in southern Iraq.Manouchehr Mottaki claimed the presence of the British was destabilizing security in the city.But Tony Blair dismissed the comments, saying Mr Mottaki's aim was to "divert attention" f... Read Full Article:


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February, 27, 2006 A.D.:
Bomb Blasts Hit Khuzestan


(BBC) - Iran has been hit by a spate of bombings in recent monthsTwo bombs have exploded in the southern Iranian cities of Dezful and Abadan, according to Iranian reports.In both cities, the devices were planted in the governor's offices, the official IRNA news agency says. No serious injuries were ... Read Full Article:


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May, 12, 2006 A.D.:
Iran Newspaper Cockroach Cartoon Controversy


(Wikipedia) - The cockroach cartoon controversy of Iran weekly magazine arose over a cartoon, published in the Iranian holiday-magazine of Iran-e-jomee (Iran Friday), drawn by the cartoonist Mana Neyestani, an ethnic Iranian Azeri. The cartoon, published in the children's section of the newspaper on... Read Full Article:


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June, 30, 2006 A.D.:
UNSC Resolution #1696: Suspension Required


After Ahmadinejad became president, the policy of dialog adopted during Khatami's presidency was soon replaced by a hardliner stance of confrontation. Iran resumed uranium enrichment and the IAEA referred the case to the UN Security Council. The UNSC resolution #1696 passed on June 31, 2006 endorse... Read Full Article:


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September, 1, 2006 A.D.:
Iran Air Tours Crash Kills 28


On September 1, 2006, Iran Air Tours Tu-154 aircraft traveling from Bandar Abbas with 11 crew and 137 passengers on board burst into flames upon landing in Mashhad, Iran at 13:45 local time, killing 28 of those on board.The specific cause is not known, however it is believed that the nose gear tire ... Read Full Article:


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September, 18, 2006 A.D.:
Anousheh Ansari Becomes First Iranian In Space


45 years after Russian Gagarin became the first person to reach space, Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian-American businesswoman reached space at the age of 40 and became the first Muslim woman and the first Iranian in space. Ansari lifted off on the Soyuz TMA-9 mission on Monday September 18, 2006 from Ba... Read Full Article:


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October, 1, 2006 A.D.:
Royana, Cloned Sheep Is Born


Royana is the name of the second sheep born in the Royan research institute through cloning technique. The first sheep died few hours after birth. Cloning is a very complicated high tech method that enables us to reproduce exact copies of the original mammal with exactly the same genetic structure. ... Read Full Article:


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October, 30, 2006 A.D.:
Modern Thinkers Party of Islamic Iran Founded


Modern Thinkers Party of Islamic Iran also known as MTPII, was founded on Oct, 30, 2006 as a modernist, moderate conservative political party. The party has supported justice, freedom, and "moral rule" of Iranian society, and to resolve community problems through dialogue with the political elite. D... Read Full Article:


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November, 20, 2006 A.D.:
White House Dismissed CIA Draft


According to a report by the New Yorker magazine, the White House dismissed a classified CIA draft assessment that found no conclusive evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program. Iran's arch foe, the United States constantly accused Iran of trying to acquire WMD, while Iran systematically ... Read Full Article:


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December, 11, 2006 A.D.:
Iran Hosts Conference On Holocaust


(Wikipedia) - The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust was a two-day conference that opened on December 11, 2006, in Tehran, Iran. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the conference sought "neither to deny nor prove the Holocaust... to provide an approp... Read Full Article:


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December, 23, 2006 A.D.:
UNSC Resolution #1737:Trade Sanctions On Iran


In February 2003, after revealing its uranium enrichment program, Iran claimed it was using the technology for peaceful purposes and invited the IAEA to visit. Driven by the corporate media campaign and AIPAC lobby, US alleged that the program is part of a drive to develop nuclear weapons and sought... Read Full Article:


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December, 31, 2006 A.D.:
Saddam Hussein Sacrificed


Saddam was born on April, 28, 1337 in village near Tikrit. The Iraqi dictator who was on the loose after the fall of Baghdad was caught in a hiding hole dug underground on Dec, 13, 2003. His high profile trial for war crimes lasted for three years and he was executed by hanging on Dec, 31, 2006 on ... Read Full Article:


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January, 11, 2007 A.D.:
US Takes Iranian Diplomats Hostage


On Jan, 10, 2007, U.S. President Bush made a statement that signaled a tough stance on Iran, whom he accused of destabilizing Iraq. The following day US troops in Irbil raided a building Iran said was a consulate, arresting five men. Iran demanded the release of the five Iranians and claimed they we... Read Full Article:


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February, 4, 2007 A.D.:
Innovation In Repairing Cord Injuries


(FNA) - Iranian scientists introduced a revolutionary technique for repairing spinal cord injuries on Feb, 4, 2007."In this method, stem cells which have been taken from the patient are injected into his spinal cord," Iran's Minister of Health Kamran Bagheri Lankarani said during a ceremony at Tehra... Read Full Article:


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February, 14, 2007 A.D.:
Bomb Kills 11 People


(BBC) - Eleven people have been killed in a bomb blast near a bus in city of Zahedan in south-eastern Iran, the official IRNA news agency has reported.The bomb, hidden in a car, targeted members of IRGC, Iran's Revolutionary Guard, the agency said, although it is unclear if all the dead belonged to ... Read Full Article:


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February, 20, 2007 A.D.:
Shahram Jazayeri Escapes The Prison


Shahram Jazayeri, a high profile prisoner whose name was associated with financial corruption and bribing of top officials escaped while being taken for investigation about a property. Accompanied by two guards, he suddenly vanished near his apartment in Ecbatan district of Tehran. The escape sent a... Read Full Article:


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March, 19, 2007 A.D.:
Iran-Armenia Gas Pipeline Inaugurated


The initial plans to build the Iran-Armenia gas pipeline were announced on April, 15 2002 by Armenian Energy Minister Armen Movsisian. The pipeline started operations on December, 20 2006, and was officially inaugurated by the Presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and Robert Kocharyan of Armenia on... Read Full Article:


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March, 23, 2007 A.D.:
15 British Soldiers Seized In Iranian Waters


Iranian naval forces seized British sailors and marines who were reportedly in Iran waters. Iran's Revolutionary Guard naval corps, which operates separately from Iran's navy, was involved in this operation. After heavy diplomatic traffic and media coverage, on April, 4th, the Britons were released... Read Full Article:


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March, 24, 2007 A.D.:
UNSC Resolution #1747: Second Sanctions


Following the resolution #1737, the UNSC resolution #1747 which was passed on March, 24, 2007 was built on its previous decision to impose sanction on Tehran by banning arms exports from Iran and freezing financial assets some individuals and entities. The resolution takes into account some of the c... Read Full Article:


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April, 3, 2007 A.D.:
Kidnapped Iranian Diplomat Released


Jalal Sharafi, an Iranian diplomat who was taken hostage during a kidnapping in 2007 was released on Tuesday, April, 3 2007, and walked back into the Iranian embassy in Baghdad.It remains unclear whether the release of the 15 British naval personnel on April, 4, 2007 had any connection with the rele... Read Full Article:


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June, 27, 2007 A.D.:
Gasoline Rationing Plan Starts


(Wikipedia) - 2007 Gasoline Rationing Plan in Iran was launched by president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's cabinet to reduce Iran's fuel consumption. Although Iran is one of the world's largest producers of petroleum, rapid increases in demand and limited refining capacity has forced the country to import a... Read Full Article:


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November, 8, 2007 A.D.:
US Faking Intel To Attack Iran


A US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran was held up for more than a year in an effort to force the intelligence community to remove dissenting judgments on the Iranian nuclear program. U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney with an aggressive policy toward Iran pressured on intelligence analysts ... Read Full Article:


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February, 2, 2008 A.D.:
Obama Wants Direct Talks With Iran


(FNA) - US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said he would favor holding direct talks with Iran and Syria in a bid to stabilize the Middle East if elected president.In an interview with French magazine Paris Match on Thursday, Obama said, "I want to have direct talks with countries like... Read Full Article:


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February, 3, 2008 A.D.:
Rationing Lowers Fuel Imports


(FNA) - Iran's daily gasoline imports have fallen about 57 percent since the country introduced fuel rationing last June, a senior oil official was quoted on Saturday as saying.The world's fourth-largest oil producer lacks sufficient refining capacity, a vulnerability that hostile western countries ... Read Full Article:


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February, 4, 2008 A.D.:
Iran Enters International Space Race


Iran officially announced her entrance into space race by launching her first space research center and firing the Safir rocket designed to send her first home-made satellite named Omid. The new Iranian space center is located in the province of Semnan. The rocket blasted off from a launch pad in de... Read Full Article:


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February, 15, 2008 A.D.:
Iran, Cuba Sign Cooperation Agreement


(FNA)- On Thursday, Feb, 15, 2008, Representatives of Cuba and the Islamic Republic of Iran signed their first agreement of scientific cooperation to contribute to their economic and social development.The document was inked by Cuban Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment Fernand... Read Full Article:


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February, 17, 2008 A.D.:
Oil And Petrochemicals Exchange Established


(Wikipedia) - The Iranian Government established the Oil And Petrochemicals Exchange under directives from the IME Company. The first phase was launched on February 17, 2008.Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) is a commodities exchange located in Tehran, founded in 2006. IME trades in agricultural, indus... Read Full Article:


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February, 29, 2008 A.D.:
Indonesia / S.Africa Oppose UNSC Sanctions


(FNA) - Permanent Representative of Indonesia Marty M. Natalegawa has expressed fundamental reservations about the new UN resolutions on Iran. Addressing a press conference at the UN headquarters, the diplomat announced that Indonesia, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, is not co... Read Full Article:


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April, 12, 2008 A.D.:
Explosion In Shiraz Mosque


(Wikipedia) - The 2008 Shiraz bombing was an April 12, 2008 explosion that occurred during prayers at the Hosseinieh Seyyed al-Shohada Mosque in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz. Fourteen people were killed and 202 were injured. Around 800 people, which were mostly youth, were gathered at the Mos... Read Full Article:


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August, 21, 2008 A.D.:
Iranian Ship Hijacked In Gulf Of Aden


(Wikipedia) - On August 21, 2008, MV Iran Deyanat, an Iranian ship, owned and operated by IRISL (The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines) was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden by 40 pirates with Kalashnikovs and RPGs. The crew of the ship numbered 29: a Pakistani captain, 14 Iranians including an eng... Read Full Article:


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August, 24, 2008 A.D.:
Aseman Air Crash Kills 68


Iran's Aseman Airlines Flight # 6895, an Itek Air Boeing 737-219 Advanced (registered as EX-009), was a charter flight operated on behalf of Iran Aseman Airlines which crashed on August, 24 2008 (at 20:30 local time) near Manas International Airport in Kyrgyzstan while en route to Imam Khomeini Inte... Read Full Article:


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September, 10, 2008 A.D.:
Earthquake In Bandar Abbas


(Wikipedia) - The 2008 Bandar Abbas earthquake occurred on September, 10, 2008 in the Hormozgan Province, 850 km south of Tehran. Its epicenter was 26.743°N 55.828°E near Noghasha south of the Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, where an earthquake two years before had caused damage. The earthquake... Read Full Article:


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October, 7, 2008 A.D.:
Milad Tower Inaugurated


After eleven years, the Milad Tower was inaugurated. Milad Tower is a multi-purpose skyscraper. Holding a world record of over 12,000 square meters of infrastructure, the new symbolic building is visible from almost every part of Tehran. It's the 8th tallest tower in the world. Milad Tower has been ... Read Full Article:


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November, 14, 2008 A.D.:
Jomhouri Movie Theater On Fire


It was 4:03 am of Nov, 14, 2008 when the fire department was informed that the old Niagara Cinema was on fire. When fire squads from two nearby stations arrived at the scene they noticed large amount of smoke and flames. Extra forces from 6 other stations were quickly dispatched to the scene. After ... Read Full Article:


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November, 17, 2008 A.D.:
Israel Spy Hanged


Iran hangs an Israeli spy signaling a serious intelligence war. Ali Ashtari, who was arrested in February 2007 for cooperation with Israeli intelligence services; Mossad for three years, was sentenced to death in June and was hanged in Tehran on November 17. He was a 45 year old telecom salesman acc... Read Full Article:


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January, 28, 2009 A.D.:
EU Protects MKO Terrorists


(FNA) - The European Union's decision to take the anti-Iran terrorist group MKO off its blacklist has caused angry reactions in the Iranian society.Iran's Attorney General Ghorbanali Dorri Najafabadi condemned the EU action and called it an unjustifiable measure.Najafabadi said the action indicates ... Read Full Article:


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February, 5, 2009 A.D.:
Ahmadinejad Asks World Powers To Be Polite


(SPACEWAR) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked world powers on Thursday to be "polite" in dealing with Tehran, a day after diplomats from six countries met to discuss the nuclear standoff."Bullying powers should learn how to speak correctly and be polite so Iran's cultured and peace-loving... Read Full Article:


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February, 10, 2009 A.D.:
Parthian Battery Replicated


(FNA) - Iran has rebuilt the world's oldest battery, dating back to the Parthian Dynasty, to explore theories about its usage 2,200 years ago.The Parthian Battery is the name given to galvanic cells found in an ancient tomb near Khujut Rabu in 1936 just outside modern day Baghdad.The battery consis... Read Full Article:


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February, 14, 2009 A.D.:
Blast Kills Four Iranian Police Near Pakistan


(FNA) - Four members of Iran's security forces were killed by an explosion set off in a booby-trap attack by rebels near the Pakistani border.The state-run radio reported late on Friday that the four policemen were buried the same day in the city of Zahedan in southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan provinc... Read Full Article:


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February, 16, 2009 A.D.:
Israel Indicted For War Crimes


(FNA) - More than 5700 Iranian lawyers indicted Israeli Leaders for their war crimes and genocide in Gaza onslaught based on domestic and international laws.The lawyers submitted their appeal to Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Shahroudi.Israel's recent military operation in Gaza killed some 1,400 ... Read Full Article:


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February, 16, 2009 A.D.:
Five Die In Iran Plane Crash


(FNA)- An Antonov training aircraft crashed in central Iran killing all five people on board on Feb, 16, 2009.The aircraft crashed near Shahin Shahr, a town about 30 km north of the central Iranian city of Isfahan. The plane was incinerated in the crash, killing the pilot and four crew members.On No... Read Full Article:


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April, 11, 2009 A.D.:
US Plots Against Iran/Syria Uncovered


(Wikipedia) - The Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group (ISOG) was an interagency organization formed in early 2006 within the U.S. government, consisting of officials from the State Department, White House, Central Intelligence Agency, Treasury Department, and other agencies that worked, to influe... Read Full Article:


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June, 12, 2009 A.D.:
Presidential Election Shakes Iran


The 9th presidential elections took place on 12 June 2009 with a high participation. The official results which declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner, were rejected by all three opposition candidates, who claimed that the votes were manipulated and the election was rigged.During the days that foll... Read Full Article:


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June, 14, 2009 A.D.:
Raids On University Dormitories


(Wikipedia) - The 2009 Iranian university dormitory raids took place on June 14, 2009 (or 24 Khordad in the Iranian calendar) at various university dormitories throughout Iran. The raids were carried out by the state-sponsored Basij militiamen against students suspected of having participated in the... Read Full Article:


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June, 20, 2009 A.D.:
Neda Brutally Murdered In Protests


The footage of the death of a 26 year old Iranian girl; Neda Agha Soltan drew international attention after she was killed during the 2009 Iranian election protests. The protests erupted after allegations of widespread fraud at the polls. Neda's death was captured on video and broadcast over the int... Read Full Article:


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July, 15, 2009 A.D.:
168 Die In Plane Crash


(AP) - A Russian-made jetliner carrying 168 people nose-dived into a field after taking off from the Iranian capital on Wednesday in a fiery crash that shredded the aircraft and killed everyone aboard — Iran's worst air disaster in six years. Witnesses say the plane's tail was on fire before it we... Read Full Article:


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July, 31, 2009 A.D.:
Detention Of American Hikers/Spies


(Wikipedia) - On July 31, 2009, three Americans, Sarah Shourd (32), Shane Bauer (28) and Joshua Fattal (28), were taken into custody by Iranian border guards for allegedly crossing into Iran while hiking near the Iranian border in Iraqi Kurdistan.2009–2011 detention of Americans by Iran:Iran was s... Read Full Article:


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August, 1, 2009 A.D.:
Presidential Poll Protests Trial


(Wikipedia) – After announcement of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the winner of the presidential elections held on June, 12 2009 and allegations of fraud, protests erupted around Iran which followed a crackdown on dissidents. - 2009 Iran poll protests trial:On August 1, 2009, 110 people were put on tria... Read Full Article:


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August, 9, 2009 A.D.:
Report Of Prisoner Abuse In IRI


Allegations of prisoner abuse were associated with the existence of the Islamic Republic of Iran since its foundation. Although news of torture, sexual misconduct and brief executions shook the world, voices were briefly silenced and Nazi style propaganda machine created headlines that quickly pushe... Read Full Article:


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September, 22, 2009 A.D.:
IRIAF Ilyushin Il-76 Accident


(Wikipedia) - The 2009 Iranian Air Force Ilyushin IL-76MD accident of September, 22 2009 resulted in the destruction of Iran's only functional Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, an Ilyushin IL-76MD. Sources conflict on the cause of the loss, with some stating that there was a mid-... Read Full Article:


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October, 12, 2009 A.D.:
Hafez-Goethe Dialogue In Germany


(Persia Note) - For the first time in the Western world, Hafez Memorial Day was ceremonially inaugurated in Weimar, Germany on October 12, 2009. It was the first West-östlicher Diwan (West-East Divan) Festival with Iran as the guest country taking place under the patronage of Germany’s Foreign Mi... Read Full Article:


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December, 22, 2009 A.D.:
Shiraz Biogas Power Plant Operational


(Wikipedia) - In accordance with stable global development, special role has been assigned to renewable resources of energy in international plans and policies, Iran Renewable Energy Organization (SUNA) has been working on this issue since 1995 in order to achieve updated information and technology ... Read Full Article:


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December, 27, 2009 A.D.:
Electin Protests On Ashura


(Wikipedia) - The 2009 Ashura protests were a series of protests which occurred on 27 December 2009 in Iran against the outcome of the June 2009 Iranian presidential election, which demonstrators claim was rigged. The demonstrations were part of the 2009 Iranian election protests and were the larges... Read Full Article:


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December, 30, 2009 A.D.:
Massive Pro-Government Rallies


(Wikipedia) - On December 30, 2009, pro-government demonstrations took place in Shiraz, Arak, Qom, Isfahan and Tehran, among other cities in Iran to protest recent anti-government demonstrations connected with the much disputed 2009 presidential election. Participants numbered in the tens or hundred... Read Full Article:


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January, 12, 2010 A.D.:
MOSSAD Targets Iranian Nuclear Scientists


- Masood Alimohammadi, an Iranian nuclear physics professor, is killed in a bomb attack in the capital Tehran; Iran state media accused Israel and the United States of involvement. According to news media, authorities on condition of anonymity have confirmed his involvement with Iranian nuclear prog... Read Full Article:


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February, 1, 2010 A.D.:
Crack Seizures Increase By 159%


(FNA) - An Iranian police commander announced on Monday that the volume of discoveries and seizures of Crack (condensed heroin) in Tehran has increased by 159 percent during the last 10 months."430kg of Crack has been discovered during the last 10 months. The volume of discoveries in the same period... Read Full Article:


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February, 1, 2010 A.D.:
Iran produces unmanned helicopter


(IRNA) - Iranian researchers of Amir Kabir University of Technology successfully manufactured the first light unmanned helicopter in the country.The helicopter weighs 10 kg and can fly for one hour with airplane fuel, according to the report.It is equipped with automatic system and can be used for t... Read Full Article:


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February, 8, 2010 A.D.:
U.K. Firm Fined For Supplying 747s To Iran


(AVIATIONWEEK) - The aviation arm of U.K. trading company Balli Group has been fined $15 million after pleading guilty to illegally exporting three Boeing 747s to Iran.London-based Balli is headed by Iranian-born Vahid Alaghband.Between 2005 and 2008, the U.S. Justice Dept. says, Balli Aviation purc... Read Full Article:


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February, 19, 2010 A.D.:
Iran Launches New Destroyer


(CNN) -- Iran has launched a new guided missile destroyer Friday, Iran's state-run news agencies reported.The announcement comes at a time when nuclear watchdogs have accused Iran of working to develop a nuclear warhead for a missile.The new vessel, called Jamaran, has the capacity to carry about 12... Read Full Article:


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February, 23, 2010 A.D.:
Terrorist Caught In The Sky


Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of notorious Jondollah terrorist group was caught in the air on Feb, 23, 2010. The commercial flight QH454 from Dubai en route to Bishkek was intercepted by Iran Air Force and was escorted to an airbase in Bandar Abbas. During a televised broadcast, Iranian security agent... Read Full Article:


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February, 26, 2010 A.D.:
Nasrollah Meets Ahmadinejad In Syria


(AFP) - The head of the Lebanese Shia Islamist movement Hezbollah, Seyyed Hasan Nasrollah, has made a rare public appearance in the Syrian capital, Damascus.Sheikh Nasrollah attended a dinner with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He is under an Israeli deat... Read Full Article:


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April, 17, 2010 A.D.:
Tehran International Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation


(Wikipedia) - Iran convened a conference titled "International Disarmament and Non-proliferation: World Security without Weapons of Mass Destruction" on 17 and 18 April 2010 in Tehran. The theme of the conference was Nuclear Energy for All, Nuclear Weapons for No one.The conference resulted in Irani... Read Full Article:


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May, 13, 2010 A.D.:
Iran-Iraq Border Clash


(Wikipedia) - The 2010 Iran–Iraq border clash occurred on May 13, 2010, when Iraqi and Iranian border guards exchanged fire. 2010 Iran–Iraq border clash:It was the first major incident between the two since December 2009, when Iran took control of a disputed oil well. The gunfight lasted 90 minu... Read Full Article:


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July, 30, 2010 A.D.:
July 2010 Iran earthquake


(Wikipedia) - On July 30, 2010 a 5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran.Iranian media reported at least 170 people were injured as a result of the earthquake, while the Iranian Red Crescent Society reported more than 150 injured. The organization said all injured were tr... Read Full Article:


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September, 23, 2010 A.D.:
President Says US Behind 9/11 Plot


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the United Nations on Sep, 23, 2010 most people believe the U.S. government was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, prompting the U.S. delegation to leave the room in protest. 9/11 attacks were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks upon the United Stat... Read Full Article:


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October, 19, 2010 A.D.:
No Fuel For Iranian Planes In Europe


Iran confirmed that some companies at European airports were refusing to sell it fuel, and its flag carrier said planes were making unscheduled stops en route to Tehran because they could not refuel in London.Iran has played down the impact of international sanctions over Iran's nuclear programs, wh... Read Full Article:


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January, 9, 2011 A.D.:
Iran Air Crash Kills 77


Iran Air Flight 277 was a passenger flight which crashed near Urmia Airport, West Azarbaijan province, Iran, on January 9, 2011. 77 of the 105 aboard died. The aircraft involved, a Boeing 727-286 Advanced, was operating Iran Air's scheduled domestic service from Mehrabad International Airport, Tehra... Read Full Article:


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January, 30, 2011 A.D.:
Iran Builds Space Labs


(FNA) - Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced on Sunday that Iran has constructed 10 space test laboratories to strengthen the infrastructures of the country's space industry and help improve the abilities of human resources. The labs were inaugurated by Iranian President... Read Full Article:


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February, 6, 2011 A.D.:
Iran, Turkey Sign Trade Pact


(CNN) - Iran and Turkey signed a trade pact Sunday Feb, 6, 2011, one which Tehran said could be worth $30 billion over five years and signaled even stronger ties between the two nations.Both nations' leaders touted the agreement as something that could provide huge mutual economic benefit, according... Read Full Article:


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February, 7, 2011 A.D.:
Iran-Oman Stage Naval Exercise


(FNA) - Iran and Oman staged their second joint naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman as the two countries' senior military officials started their meeting in the Omani capital city of Masqat.Iranian navy fleet was dispatched to the Gulf of Oman to take part in the relief operations drills with Oman.Th... Read Full Article:


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February, 9, 2011 A.D.:
Mamloo Dam Inaugurated Near Tehran


(FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended an official ceremony on Wednesday morning to inaugurate the Mamloo Dam in Eastern Tehran, which has cost the country nearly $1.6mln with a crest length of 807m and height of 89m on the Jajrood River.The ceremony was also attended by the Iranian E... Read Full Article:


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February, 13, 2011 A.D.:
Iran Names New Nuclear Agency Chief


(CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday appointed Fereydoun Abbasi -- who survived an assassination attempt late last year -- as the new head of the country's Atomic Energy Organization, the state-run Press TV reported.Abbasi, a professor at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, rep... Read Full Article:


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February, 20, 2011 A.D.:
Ashtiani Stoning: German Journalists Freed


(AFP) - Two journalists who were detained by Iran last year have arrived back in Germany after being freed.Marcus Hellwig and Jens Koch, from Germany's Bild Newspaper, were held while interviewing the son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.Germany's f... Read Full Article:


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February, 22, 2011 A.D.:
Iran warships sail via Suez Canal


(BBC) - Iran warships sail via Suez Canal amid Israeli concern. The Iranian supply vessel and Iranian frigate are the first to go through the Suez Canal since 1979Two Iranian warships have sailed through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea, canal officials say.Iranian officials have said the war... Read Full Article:


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April, 27, 2011 A.D.:
Amnesty International Condemns Iran Executions


(Wikipedia) - In 2011, Iran is on course for a record year in executions. In 2010, according to Amnesty International, 253 people were executed, though an additional 300 people are also believed to have been killed. In the first six months of 2011, according to Amnesty, Iran has acknowledged the exe... Read Full Article:


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September, 11, 2011 A.D.:
Iran Ships Iran-Kashan


(Wikipedia) - On Sept 11, 2011 Iran Shipbuilding & Offshore Industries Complex launched a third ship named "Iran-Kashan" after successfully delivering previous two orders to Iran Shipping Lines, namely: Iran-Shahr-e Kord which was identical to Iran-Arak.Iran Shipbuilding & Offshore Industries Comple... Read Full Article:


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September, 12, 2011 A.D.:
Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant Operational


(Wikipedia) - Iran's first nuclear power plant, Bushehr I reactor was complete and officially opened on September, 12 2011.The nuclear program of Iran was launched in the 1950s with the help of the United States as part of the Atoms for Peace program. The participation of the United States and Weste... Read Full Article:


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September, 18, 2011 A.D.:
Biggest Embezzlement Scandal In Iranian History


(Wikipedia) - Amir Mansour Aria was arrested on Sep, 18, 2011 on charges of leading the 3000 billion Toman embezzlement in Iran (approximately $2.6 billion USD). This was a record fraud involving the use of forged documents to obtain credit from at least seven Iranian state and private banks to purc... Read Full Article:


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October, 11, 2011 A.D.:
Operation Red Coalition Conspiracy


(Wikipedia) - On October,11 2011, United States officials alleged there was a plot tied to the Iranian government to assassinate Saudi ambassador Adel Al Jubeir in the United States. The plot was referred to as the "Iran assassination plot" or the "Iran terror plot" in the media, while the Federal ... Read Full Article:


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November, 29, 2011 A.D.:
Attack On British Embassy In Tehran


(Wikipedia) - The British Embassy in Iran and another British diplomatic compound in Tehran were attacked on November, 29 2011 by a crowd of Iranian protesters who stormed the embassy establishments, ransacking offices and stealing documents. One small building was set on fire during the incident an... Read Full Article:


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December, 4, 2011 A.D.:
Iran Captures U.S. Spy Drone


(Wikipedia) - On 4 December 2011, an American Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was captured by Iranian forces near the city of Kashmar in northeastern Iran. The Iranian government announced that the UAV was brought down by its cyber warfare unit which commandeered the ai... Read Full Article:


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August, 5, 2012 A.D.:
Iranians Shine At 2012 Olympics


A shiny Gold medal in 55kg for Hamid Sourian on Aug, 5, was a signal that London 2012 would be the most successful Olympic Games ever for Iranian athletes especially in Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling. Omid Norouzi won the second gold medal in 60kg on Aug, 6, and Ghasem Rezaei earned the third gold meda... Read Full Article:


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August, 26, 2012 A.D.:
Iran Hosts 16th NAM Summit


(Wikipedia) - The 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement was held from 26 to 31 August 2012 in Tehran, Iran. The summit was attended by leaders of 120 countries, including 24 presidents, 3 kings, 8 prime ministers and 50 foreign ministers.The summit's framework was the "Final Document" adopted duri... Read Full Article:

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