Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Petroleum Affairs, Regional Affairs


Jan. 19: The US special envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, has repeated American concerns and has specifically warned Tehran against sending militants into Afghanistan. President George W. Bush had also warned Iran against harboring al-Qa`ida members or meddling in Afghani affairs. [BBC, 1/19]

Jan. 20: The trial began in a closed revolutionary court in Tehran of a veteran political activist, Ezatollah Sahabi. He was the first of a group of 15 members of a loose liberal alliance to appear in court on charges of plotting to overthrow the Islamic regime. The prosecution had been strongly condemned by international human rights organizations and by reformist leaders in Iran. [BBC, 1/20]

Jan. 30: Iran strongly denounced US President George Bush's description of Iran as a sponsor of terror in his State of the Union speech. Iran's reformist President, Mohammad Khatami, said Mr. Bush's speech was "bellicose and insulting" and accused his counterpart of "war-mongering". [BBC, 1/30]

Feb. 6: Iran said it would not seek nuclear weapons for any reason, dismissing allegations by the United States that it wants to develop weapons of mass destruction. Defense Minister `Ali Shamkhani was quoted as saying the existence of nuclear weapons would "turn us into a threat that could be exploited in a dangerous way to harm our relations with countries of the region". …

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