Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

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See also, Central Asia and Transcaucasia, Regional Affairs, Afghanistan, Iraq


July 31: Security forces arrested alleged Mojahedin-e Khalq (MKO) member Mahdi Nahvi in connection with the 20 June bombing of the Imam Reza Shrine. Nahvi was wounded in the capture. [8/1 FBIS]

Aug. 2: Nahvi died from bullet wounds sustained during his arrest. [8/3 NYT]

Aug. 3: Riots broke out in Qazvin after the parliament rejected a bill by a vote of 105-103 to separate Qazvin from Zanjan province and establish a separate provincial government, allowing Qazvin to retain more profits and taxes from its agriculture sector. [8/4 FT, 8/5 WP]

Aug. 4: The government announced that it would allow Qazvin to separate from Zanjan province to become part of Tehran province. [8/5 NYT]

Aug. 8: In Qazvin, clashes between demonstrators and government soldiers killed 37 people and injured 386. Seven hundred and forty-five people were arrested. [8/9 FBIS]

The parliament ordered the government not to cut subsidies on food and medicine but agreed to cuts in domestic energy subsidies. …

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