The year 1998 A.D.

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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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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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