Iran

August 15, 2000

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The Iranian oil authorities announced August 14 the discovery of a new on-shore gas field with recoverable reserves of about 133.1 billion cubic meters (4.7 trillion cubic feet) of sweet gas and about

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Iranian Parliament Speaker Mehdi Karubi on Monday defended the economic record of President Mohammad Khatami, who has come under attack for neglecting the country's economic woes.

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Iran has approved the merging of four key economic ministries into two to make them more efficient and streamline bureacracy.

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The cabinet recently approved a new law permitting all bank account profits to be tax-exempt, according to the governor of Iran’s Central Bank.

August 14, 2000

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Iranian President Mohammed Khatami calls for international action to save the people of Afghanistan, hit by civil war and drought.

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Iran says it has freed all Iraqi prisoners of war, closing a file which had hampered efforts to normalize ties between the two neighbors since their c

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Iran has discovered a major gas field in the south of the country with estimated reserves worth $4.7 billion.

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Iran's rich and powerful state Foundation for the Disinherited has decided to cut 114 of its top posts in order to improve its management and avoid bureaucracy.

August 13, 2000

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Iran has discovered a major gas field in the south of the country with estimated reserves worth 4.7 billion dollars.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Tehran late Wednesday on the fifth leg of a tour to prepare for a September OPEC summit in Caracas, the official IRNA news agency reported. He was welcomed

August 10, 2000

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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasts the foreign media following his personal decree banning the new reformist parliament from debating

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Iran releases a first batch of a total of 728 Iraqi POWs, who Tehran says are the last such prisoners held in Iran.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Tehran late Wednesday on the fifth leg of a tour to prepare for a September OPEC summit in Caracas.

August 9, 2000

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Relentless pressure by Iran's conservatives on their reformist rivals, using their control of the courts notably to silence pro-reform newspapers, is

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The first village outside Tehran was connected to the Internet last week. Shahkouh, a village in northeastern Golestan province, was chosen because of its proximity to a university research center.