The Iranian History 1986 AD

 


Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance Founded

Mar, 2, 1986 AD

Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini was born in Rafsanjan.Also known as Ershad, the was founded on March 2, 1986, based on a legislation passed by the Parliament, under President Ali Khamenei.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 Ministry of Culture and Art was in charge of public libraries all across the country.
On March 7, 1978 based on legislation passed by the Council of the Islamic Revolution, the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education was formed by integration of two ministries of Culture and Art and Science and Higher Education.
In 1981, the Ministry of National Guidance was renamed as Ministry of Islamic Guidance
Today, Ershad is responsible for restricting access to any media of which the Islamic Regime does not approve.
Ershad is in charge of import and export of motion picture, cinematographic and television films, audio tapes, phonographic discs, books and other publications, brochures, pamphlets, commercial advertisement products, business catalogues, pictures, gravures, paintings, tableaux, etc., licenses are required to be obtained from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
Affiliated organizations of this ministry are as follows:
- Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)
- Hajj, Endowment and Charity Affairs Organization
- Iran and World Tourism Centers Organization
- Printing and Publication Organization of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance
- Center for Cultural Documents of Islamic Revolution
Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini was appointed as the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance on Sep, 3, 2009. (Updated: Aug, 4, 2012)





US Arms Deal With Iran Revealed

Nov, 22, 1986 AD

Iran Air Force jetfightersU.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 came to trial.
The political scandal, later became known as Iran Contra Affair; in 1985 U.S. secretly authorized sales of weapons worth $48 million dollars to Iran in an attempt to secure the release of U.S. hostages in Lebanon held by Hezbollah. Part of the money from the sales was diverted to Nicaraguan contras.

List of arms supplied to Iran:
August 20, 1985. 96 TOW anti-tank missiles
September 14, 1985. 408 more TOWs
November 24, 1985. 18 Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
February 17, 1986. 500 TOWs
February 27, 1986. 500 TOWs
May 24, 1986. 508 TOWs, 240 Hawk spare parts
August 4, 1986. More Hawk spares
October 28, 1986. 500 TOWs (Updated: Dec, 1, 2007)





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