The year 2003 A.D.

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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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