Saturday, May 29, 2004

Gov. Masoud Emami feared dead in Rescue helicopter crash in Iran (May 30, 2004) | Rescue helicopter crashes in Iran (May 30, 2004): "Gov. Masoud Emami feared dead"

A HELICOPTER flying a provincial governor and three of his aides from the site of an earthquake that killed at least 35 people crashed in the mountains of northern Iran today, killing all on board, official Tehran television reported.

Earlier reports said army helicopters were ferrying rescue teams into mountain villages in northern and central Iran that were cut off by landslides caused by the quake.

The television report said the governor of Qazvin province was in the crashed helicopter with three aides and a journalist from the state-run television. The report did not name any of the officials, but the governor is Masoud Emami.

Death toll rises to 45 dead in Iran Quake

45 dead, 400 injured in Iran earthquake - "

Saturday, 29 May , 2004, 13:25

Tehran: Upto 45 people were killed and 400 injured in Iran when a major quake jolted a wide mountainous area north of the capital Tehran, official sources said.
The Iranian Red Crescent, quoted by the official news agency ISNA, put the death toll of Friday's quake at 45, with the casualties occurring in the provinces of Qazvin and Mazandaran. "

India and Iran discuss Peace in Iraq

Kerala news, : "India News: India, Iran stress restoration of peace in Iraq
Tehran, India : India's new Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has emphasised the need to restore peace and security in Iraq.

Manmohan Singh made the remarks during a telephonic conversation with Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, who had called him Friday to congratulate him on his election, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

Khatami reiterated his government's policy that the withdrawal of US-led forces from Iraq was a pre-requisite for the restoration of Iraq's sovereignty.

The withdrawal of the occupying forces would enable Iraq to resume its status as a member of the international community, he said. "