Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

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1996

July 23: A court sentenced to death Kurosh Nikakhtar for the 1 February 1994 assassination attempt on President `Ali Akhbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. [7/30 FBIS]

July 27: Following a state visit by Iranian first vice-president Hasan Habibi, Bosnian radio reported a $50 million grant from Iran to Bosnia for infrastructure improvements and business investment. [7/28 WP]

July 29: In the northern province of Gilan, an accident at a power plant resulted in the injury of 21 people. One report stated that injuries resulted from radiation exposure. [8/1 NYT]

Aug. 12: Iran filed lawsuits at the International Court at The Hague against the United States arguing that recent US legislation was a violation of the 19 January 1981 "Algiers Accord." The US legislation provided funds for covert anti-Iranian action and established secondary sanctions against foreign (non-US) investment in Iran. [8/13 FBIS]

Aug. 24: In a German trial of five men suspected of killing Kurdish leader Sadiq Sharafkandi and three others on 17 September 1992, former Iranian president Abu al-Hasan Bani-Sadr testified that President Rafsanjani and religious leader `Ali Khamenei had personally ordered the killings. …

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