Spreading corruption, robbing youths of moral values, decadent clothes and sexual problems are all deviations bred by satellite television.
LOTFALLAH ZAREI QANAVATI, MEMBER OF
THE IRANIAN PARLIAMENT, MARCH 1995
If you criticize, I learn, and I don't mind how much you criticize. Feel free and do your best. This is the policy of the government. Hopefully it will be very helpful for the successful operation of the government.
KAMAL KHARRAZI, FOREIGN MINISTER IN THE RECENTLY ELECTED IRANIAN GOVERNMENT, SEPTEMBER 1997
During the summer of 1997, a pair of aircraft took off on simultaneous transcontinental flights, one from a Russian air force field and one from an American base. Crammed with cameras and "spy devices," each plane crossed international boundaries to begin a long tour, photographing and probing the territory of its former enemy. Once almost unimaginable, this mission was first in a series of verification overflights, mandated under arms