Iran

October 19, 2000

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Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar is to arrive in Tehran this weekend on a two-day official visit, the first by a Spanish government leader sinc

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Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said the Sharm el-Sheikh summit on Middle East peace had "no tangible result", and raised "an enormous doubt" o

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The Ukrainian energy authorities are considering their country\'s participation in a pipeline, which will transport natural gas from Iran and through Armenia, Georgia, Crimea and onto Western Europe,

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A Tehran conference held Tuesday, dubbed ‘investment in housing and urban development in Tehran’, hosted 1,250 local urban development and housing projects put up for tender to over 90 national firms

October 18, 2000

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The head of Russia's powerful advisory Security Council said in Tehran Wednesday that Moscow is determined to expand its relations with Iran.

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The armed Iranian opposition said one of its camps in Iraq came under rocket attack by Iranian "agents" on Wednesday, although the rockets fell on a s

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The Iranian press dismissed the Middle East peace summit in Sharm el-Sheikh as an ineffective attempt to stop the Palestinian uprising against Israel

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Iranian President Mohammed Khatami warned there could be an explosion of popular anger if his conservative rivals keep trying to stifle his reform mov

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An Iranian MP said under-fire Culture Minister, Ataollah Mohajerani, has withdrawn his resignation.

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Iran's air cargo fleet has been banned from making international flights after being ruled unfit to fly, due mainly to a lack of spare parts, press reports said Monday.

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The lens of the international media remains focused on Iran's power struggle between conservative and reformist elements. At the same time, President Khatami is striving to revitalize his country's la

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The massive reform victory spurred speculation that the United States would relax economic restrictions imposed on Iran. These expectancies were shattered, however, as President Clinton extended a ban

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Reformers attained a sweeping victory in last February’s parliamentary elections. Politicians that back the liberal policies of President Mohammad Khatami now control approximately two-thirds of Majl

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Indicators:  1998  1999  2000e  GDP real growth rate (%)  3.2  1.5  2.5  Budget Balance (% of GDP)  -3.5  -2.0  1.0  Inflation (%)  20.0  21  16.0  Total Exports (US$bn)  12.98  18.69  14.0  Total Imp

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Armed drug traffickers kidnapped six people Tuesday in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorassan, state radio reported. Iran is a major transshipment point for drugs from Afghanistan and Pakistan