Chronology: Iran

The Middle East Journal, Autumn 1999 | Go to article overview

Chronology: Iran


See also, Petroleum Affairs, Regional Affairs, Iraq

1999

Apr. 17: Over 320 journalists signed a letter to President Muhammad Khatami asking for legal protection for journalists. [4/19 WP, FBIS]

Apr. 21: A court sentenced Ayatollah Mohsen Kadivar to 18 months' imprisonment for "disseminating lies" and "disturbing the public opinion." Authorities had arrested Kadivar on 27 February. [4/22 NYT, WP, FBIS]

Thirty-one deputies signed a proposal, submitted to the Majlis, calling for the impeachment of Islamic Culture and Guidance Minister Ata'ollah Mohajerani. The reason given for the move to impeach was Mohajerani's lack of supervision over the press. [4/22 NYT, FT, WP, FBIS]

Apr. 27: The electoral supervisory committee disqualified the candidacies of five "reformists" elected on 26 February to the municipal council of Tehran, including former Interior Minister `Abdallah Nuri. [4/28 NYT, FT]

Apr. 28: The interior ministry reported that the election supervision committee had no mandate to disqualify candidates after the 26 February municipal elections, [4/29 NYT, WP]

May 1: Islamic Culture and Guidance Minister Mohajerani survived a vote of no-confidence with a vote of 135 to 121. [5/2 NYT, WP, 5/3 FBIS]

May 2: The ministry of Islamic culture and guidance barred from service for one year a Tehran-based Associated Press reporter for writing "false reports." [5/3 FBIS]

May 4: Gholamreza Ansari, the former charge d'affaires to the United Kingdom, became Iran's ambassador to the United Kingdom. [5/7 FBIS]

May 6: Former Mayor of Tehran Gholamhusayn Karbaschi began serving his sentence of two years' imprisonment for graft charges. Former President Ayatollah `Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of the Expediency Council, sent Karbaschi a letter, expressing regret over his imprisonment. [5/9 NYT]

May 9: The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that 146 Majlis deputies had signed a letter to Ayatollah `Ali Khamene'i asking for amnesty for former Mayor Karbaschi, who was imprisoned for graft charges. [5110 FBIS, 5/11 NYT]

At Tehran University, students held a demonstration to protest the imprisonment of Ayatollah Kadivar. [5/10 FBIS]

May 11: Ayatollah Khamene'i stated that he would not pardon former Mayor Karbaschi. [5/12 NYT, WPI

May 18: Britain appointed Nick Browne, the charge d'affaires to Iran, as ambassador to Iran. [5/19 NYT, FBIS]

May 23: Tens of thousands of President Khatami's supporters gathered in the Azadi stadium in Tehran to celebrate the second anniversary of his election. [5/24 WP]

May 30: `Ali Akbar Nateq-Nuri was re-elected as Majlis speaker. [6/1 FBIS]

June 1: Tehran's city council elected Morteza Alviri as the new mayor to replace imprisoned former Mayor Karbaschi. Alviri had been an advisor to President Khatami. [612 NYT, WP, FBIS]

June 7: The state-run radio reported that, in Fars Province, authorities had arrested 13 Jewish Iranians on charges of spying for Israel and the United States. [6/8 NYT, FBIS]

June 8: Ayatollah Muhammad Yazdi, the head of the judiciary, resigned after ten years in his post. [6/9 NYT, FT]

June 9: US Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright called the detentions of the 13 Iranians accused of espionage "unacceptable." [6/10 NYT]

June 16: Husayn Kashani, director of the publication Hoveyat-e Khish, was arrested for publishing articles contrary to the "public order and the public interest." [6/20 NYT]

June 20: IRNA reported that Said Emami, one of the ten intelligence agents suspected in the 1998 deaths of five dissidents, had committed suicide in a Tehran prison. [6/21 NYT, WP]

June 21: Intelligence Minister `All Yunesi announced that authorities had killed one person and arrested several others suspected of the April assassination of `All Said Shirazi, the deputy chief of staff of the armed forces. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Chronology: Iran
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.