Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

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1996

Jan. 22: In Tehran, a trial began of six former military officers and businessmen charged with spying for Israel and the United States. [1/23 FBIS]

Jan. 25: Opposition radio reported that authorities had arrested five followers of the oppositionist Ayatollah Shaybani. [1/26 FBIS]

A court sentenced 'Abbas Ma'rufi, the director of the monthly magazine Gardoon, to six-months' imprisonment and 35 lashes for insulting President 'Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in an article. Gardoon was suspended. [1/30 FBIS]

Feb. 11: The US leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, spoke at a rally in Tehran marking the 17th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. [2/12 NYT]

Feb. 22: The US and Iran agreed to a $131.8 million settlement for the 3 July 1988 downing of Iran Air Flight 655 by the USS Vincennes, in the Strait of Hormuz, in which 290 people died. [2/23 WP]

Feb. 27: Iran and France signed an agreement pledging cooperation on various transportation projects, including rail and marine transport improvements. …

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