Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The Christian Science Monitor Iranian women, have some impressive accomplishments

The Christian Science Monitor | csmonitor.com:

"Iranian women, in fact, already have some impressive accomplishments to their credit. With 14 women in Iran's 270-seat parliament, they enjoy better representation than their sisters in the US Senate. More Iranian women than men have passed university entrance exams in recent years. They are snapping up jobs that were once exclusively male, such as bus driving. "

Mohammad Ali Abtahi - Very Odd Jokes in the Majlis

Mohammad Ali Abtahi: "One of the representatives was insisting hardly to point out a matter and Mr. Karrobi wanted to continue the session. That representative said:' I have sworn to God to talk.' Whenever Mr. President wants to talk to representatives of to make fun or kidding, he put away the microphone so that his voice cannot be broadcasted live in radio. I don?t know whether he had done this or no. So when the representative said that he has sworn to God, Mr. Karrobi told him in a scoffing way: 'sit dear! You have sworn to God and not to Imam Abbas!! This exactly broadcasted in Radio. When I arrived there I found out that they all know it was broadcasted. Mr. Karrobi said that?s a common joke!!

Leave apart kidding, our people make a special respect for Imam Abbas. "

Douglas Feith linked to Terrorist Group

News archive - August 2003 - Irandidban.com: "Driving half-blind in Washington
Aljazeera.info
The Pentagon policy unit that helped steer America into war in Iraq has changed its name. The infamous Office of Special Plans (OSP) is now known as the Northern Gulf Affairs office, its title before it embarked on a covert buildup to the conflict.
But old habits die hard. Douglas Feith, the undersecretary of defense for policy, who oversaw the OSP?s work gathering useful intelligence on former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein?s supposed arsenal of weapons of mass destruction, has shifted his attention to Iran. Despite State Department protests, his office has continued to promote as potential ?freedom fighters? the Mujahideen Khalq organization, the bizarre cult-like movement dedicated to overthrowing the Tehran government. The MKO, as the group is known in Washington, has been designated a terrorist group by the State Department.
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Polish President said that enhancement of ties with Iran is a priority

Persian Journal Iran News - Latest Iran News, : "May 26, 2004, 21:44

Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski said in Warsaw Tuesday that enhancement of ties with Iran is a priority in Polish foreign policy, especially in light of Poland's becoming a member of the European Union.

Kwasniewski's remarks were heard at a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi, who was in Warsaw on Tuesday on a one-day visit to discuss latest regional and international developments with Polish officials. He left for Spain later in the day. "

Iran Economy Going Up - Inflation Going Down

Mehr News Agency English: "Positive Prospects for Irans Economy: German Bank
TEHRAN May 26 (MNA) ?- Germanys Bank of Commerce predicted a 5.3 percent economic growth for Iran in the current year, Fars News Agency said on Wednesday.
The German bank also believes that the inflation rate in the country will be decreasing, the agency reported.

Referring to the recent hike in the oil prices, sustained energy at the global levels and the booming of Iran's efficient economy, the Commerce Bank of Germany envisioned a suitable prospect for the 2004-2005 periods in Iran"

600% increase in Iranian Border Exports

Mehr News Agency English: "General Secretary of the Cooperative Chamber Mohammad Reza?i Ramazani said at a one-day conference for border cooperatives managers that a drastic rise has occurred in the volume of exports by border cooperatives.

Pointing to half a million dollars in exports eight years ago, Ramazani said that the considerable increase in volume of non-oil exports of these border agents has some implications."

Iran's top non-oil export in Trouble

Persian Journal Economy - Latest Iran News, news Tehran Iranian News persian news web site sport iran news iranians site farsi women sport woman, newspaper football:

"Iran Pistachio Exporter Dismisses EU Cancer Fears
May 26, 2004, 11:43
Reuters
EU ports have blocked several pistachio shipments from Iran, the world's top producer, but an Iranian exporter dismissed fears about traces of a cancer-causing chemical contaminating the nuts as scaremongering.

Pistachios are Iran's top non-oil export and an inescapable table-top nibble across the Islamic Republic. But Brussels asserts some of the reddish-green nuts from Iran have too much aflatoxin, a carcinogen produced by a fungus that grows on them in certain conditions. Reza Sedaghat, managing director of the Dorchin pistachio company, said the EU message was damaging although Iran's exports to Europe had dwindled to some 10 percent of total shipments, from nearly 70 percent a decade ago. 'This is very bad news,' he told Reuters on Tuesday. "