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July 24-25 2004
 
25/07/04

IRAN acquittal in killing of journalist assailed
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
TEHRAN Iran was threatened on Sunday with international legal proceedings
and possible Canadian sanctions after its hardline judiciary acquitted
the sole…
www.iht.com/articles/531024.htm

FRENCH Car Technology Flowing To Iran
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN (PIN) ˜ French carmaker Renault has inaugurated its new Tehran
headquarters in a bid to establish itself as a major player in Iran's
fast-growing…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/26/2004&Cat=9&Num=045

US Does Not Have the Power to Attack Iran: Army Commander
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN, July 25 (MNA) ˆ Brigadier General Naser Mohammadifar, commander
of the army‚s land force, said here Sunday that Iran‚s army forces
have succeeded…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/26/2004&Cat=2&Num=002

IRAN, Turkey Call For Expansion Of Mutual, Regional Cooperation
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Referring to ample historical, cultural, religious and geographical
commonalties between Iran and Turkey, he called for further expansion
of mutual relations…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/26/2004&Cat=2&Num=005

100 Illegal Punjabi Migrants Stranded In Iran
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Kerala Next.com) — Close on the heels of the Iraq hostage crisis,
Punjab Sunday was shocked by reports of over 100 youths being stranded
in Iran on their way…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/26/2004&Cat=2&Num=004

IRAN rejects claims of 9/11 links
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Jim Muir. Iranian officials have dismissed allegations in the report
of the 9/11 Commission of links between Iran and Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda
movement.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3925079.stm

IRAN in Bush's Sights
Dissident Voice – Santa Rosa,CA,USA
The same techniques used to get up the Iraq war are now being applied by
the political Right in the United States, including President Bush, to
Iran.…
www.dissidentvoice.org/July2004/Cole0724.htm

INDIA News > 100 illegal Punjabi migrants stranded in Iran:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
Close on the heels of the Iraq hostage crisis, Punjab Sunday was shocked
by reports of over 100 youths being stranded in Iran on their way to the
West as…
www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=4174

DEATH of reporter: Iran spy cleared
The Australian – Australia
… A senior Canadian foreign ministry official, who asked not to be named,
said: “The general view is one way or another, Iran should be sanctioned.”.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10244135%255E2703,00.html

IRAN approves production of Renault L-90
Payvand – Iran
… of Renault-Nissan Alliance in Tehran on Sunday referred to the decisive
impact of production of a new Renault model known as L-90 on Iran-France
economic…
www.payvand.com/news/04/jul/1189.html

IRAN trio banned, referee sent home
ESPN – USA
BEIJING, July 25 (Reuters) – Iran defender Mohammad Nosrati has been banned
for the rest of the Asian Cup along with controversial referee Abdul Rahman,
the…
soccernet.espn.go.com/headlinenews?id=305540&cc=3888

IRAN rejects 9/11 report on al-Qaeda link as “election fodder”
MENAFN – Middle East
TEHRAN, July 25 (AFP) – Iran on Sunday dismissed a US report linking the
Islamic republic to al-Qaeda as nothing more than election “fodder” in
the runup to…
www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?StoryId=CqqmWqeienJKXnKLYyw5YzwPLy3rZoteXCG

IRAN have the 'winning spirit': Ivankovic
Iran Sports Press – Columbia,MD,USA
… themselves, and ultimately fought back from a two-goal deficit in their
controversial but utterly compelling 2-2 draw against Oman, which had
Iran coach Branko…
www.iransportspress.com/artman/publish/article_945.shtml

IRAN defends acquittal of agent alleged in killing Iranian…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Commenting on the acquittal of the Iranian agent alleged to be responsible
for the death of Zahra Kazemi in July 2003, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman
Hamid…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=281718&lang=e&dir=news

US 9/11 allegation part of election campaign: Iran
Xinhua – China
TEHRAN, July 25 (Xinhuanet) — Iran on Sunday termed the US allegation
that it was involved in the Sept. 11 terror attacks as baseless…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/25/content_1646368.htm

FACT or Fiction? Iran's Quest for the Atomic Bomb
Reuters – USA
VIENNA (Reuters) – It has been two years since a group of Iranian exiles
accused Iran of hiding a secret atomic weapons program from UN inspectors,
and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=ourWorldNews&storyID=5764311

IRAN Says US Senators 'Daydream' of Regime Change
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday branded as “daydreamers”
US senators who have sponsored a bill aimed at toppling Tehran's clerical
rulers…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5764310

IRAN'S Nobel winner vows to find journalist killer
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… winner Shirin Ebadi vowed on Sunday not to rest until the killer of
Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi was identified, after Iran's
judiciary acquitted…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/HUG521323.htm

IRAN new US whipping boy
Canoe.ca – Canada
It claimed Iran allowed eight al-Qaida future airplane hijackers to pass
through Iran from Afghanistan between seven and 11 months prior to the
attacks on…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Eric_Margolis/2004/07/25/556378.html

IRAN denies US accusations
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 25 (UPI) — Iran Sunday denied as “totally baseless”
US accusations that al-Qaida terrorists are using Iranian…
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040725-051236-4561r.htm

IRAN agent acquitted in death of woman
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… religion. Relations between Iran and Canada further deteriorated after
Iran rejected the idea of Canadian observers attending the trial.
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/
2004/07/25/iran_agent_acquitted_in_death_of_woman

IRAN rescue late point against Oman at Asian Cup
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
CHONGQING, China ˜ Mohammad Nosrati scored an injury-time equalizer to
rescue a point for Iran in their 2-2 draw in Group D against tiny Oman
on Saturday.…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=6&id=306552

DECADES of Bad Iran Policy
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Not only was Iran potentially in league with Al Qaeda in the June 1996
Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 Americans and wounded 372, says the
report released…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-iran25
jul25,1,2442413.story?coll=la-news-comment-editorials

FAMILY dismay at Iran 'cover-up'
BBC News – London,England,UK
The family of an Iranian-Canadian photographer killed in Iran say Ottawa
should pursue Iran for justice, after an agent was cleared of her killing.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3923837.stm

IRAN acquits journo murder accused
TVNZ – New Zealand
… accused was a scapegoat. The Kazemi case has soured Iran's ties with
Canada – which last week recalled its ambassador from Tehran.
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/438131?format=html

IRAN: the next target?
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Last week the 9/11 Commission said Iran helped al-Qaeda, but was not connected
to the World Trade Centre attacks. … Iran‚s borders are porous places.

www.sundayherald.com/43574

ISRAEL moves to highlight Iran's nuclear threat
Ha'aretz – Israel
In the past, officials thought the international community was taking adequate
steps to restrain Iran's nuclear program and thought it would be unwise
for…
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/455482.html

24/07/04

IRAN court issues acquittal in murder of photojournalist Zahra…
Canada.com – Canada
TEHRAN, Iran (CP) – A court has acquitted the defendant in the murder of
photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, a case which has severely threatened diplomatic
ties…
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=c8c168e7-08e4-472b-aa6e-b0166b920ac3

IRAN escapes; Japan makes Asian Cup quarters
CNN/SI – USA
BEIJING, July 24 (Reuters) — Iran pulled off an improbable late escape
as holders Japan sailed into the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/soccer/07/24/bc.sport.soccer.asian/

DEFENDANT Acquitted in Iran Reporter Death
Guardian – UK
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A Tehran court acquitted the sole defendant in the
murder of an Iranian-Canadian photojournalist, the lawyer and Nobel Peace
laureate…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4347448,00.html

SANCTIONS On Iran Hindering Mine Detection: IAEO Official
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN (MNA) -ˆ Dr. Hossein Ghafurian, chairman of the nuclear research
center of Iran‚s Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) said that mine detection
is one…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/25/2004&Cat=2&Num=006

9/11 Accusations Against Iran Thumping Big Lies: Majlis Speaker
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said the allegation that Iran had
facilitated the transit of Al Qaeda elements in and out of Afghanistan,
which led to…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/25/2004&Cat=2&Num=009

LET‚S be Honest (Iran-Oman Analysis)
Iran Sports Press – Columbia,MD,USA
By Babak Golriz. (Iran Sports Press): Earlier today, Iran took the field
against Oman in its penultimate group game in the Asian Cup.…
www.iransportspress.com/artman/publish/article_939.shtml

IRAN a victim of chemical weapons
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 24 (UPI) — Iran said Saturday that it was a victim
of chemical weapons during its eight-year war with Iraq under Saddam Hussein.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040724-025557-7793r.htm

IRAN shrugs off September 11 blame
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iran has dismissed suggestions it bore any blame for the September 11 suicide
attacks, even though a US commission says there was evidence Tehran allowed
some…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/24/1090464909633.html

WA architect moves on Iran
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Dubai is developing at an extraordinary rate,” Mr Howlett said. “I
think Iran is the new game . . . we are getting in on the ground floor.”.

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10237147%255E462,00.html

NORTH Korea-Iran missile link feared
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Quoting a senior US official, Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily said it had learnt
that Iran had given data on launch tests to North Korea.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/24/1090464909636.html

IRAN FM spokesman: Carrot and stick diplomacy outdated
Persian Journal – Iran
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-reza Asefi said on Tuesday that any US
direct and indirect allegations against Iran over 9/11 terrorist attacks
are fictitious…
www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_3057.shtml

IRAN politician says report clears Tehran
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
TEHRAN, Iran — A powerful Iranian politician told anti-American worshippers
Friday there was nothing in the US Sept. 11 commission…
www.suntimes.com/output/terror/cst-nws-iran24.html

IRAN next on US hit list?
China Daily – Beijing,China
Tensions between the United States and Iran are building. … But the panel's
report spotlighted Iran's links to the al-Qaida organization.…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-07/24/content_351225.htm

WHAT to do About Iran?
TIME – USA
The 9/11 Commission cites limited Qaeda-Iran ties. But has the Iraq invasion
strengthened Tehran's hand? The 9/11 Commission's suggestion…
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,671919,00.html

  
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