The year 1997 A.D.

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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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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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