Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

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May 5: Iranian authorities announced intentions to build a nuclear-fuel cycle despite US demands to halt nuclear activity. [WSJ, 5/6]

May 8: The Guardian Council approved a law banning torture after the measure was passed by the Iranian Parliament. The council had rejected earlier versions of the bill three times, saying they violated Islamic law. LNYT, 5/9]

May 28: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens more north of Tehran.

[CNN, 5/28]

May 29: The Iranian Parliament elected Gholam'ali Haddad- 'Adel, a conservative leader in the Islamic Iran Developers Coalition, as the first non-cleric Speaker of the Parliament since the 1979 revolution. [BBC, 5/29]

June 1: A confidential International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report was obtained that indicted Iran for pursuing uranium enrichment technology more aggressively than had been admitted. [WP, 6/2]

June 6: Human Rights Watch released a report on Iran documenting thousands of illegal arrests and beatings, as well as other forms of torture. …

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