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23rd Annual Report of Republic
Hamid Ostad of the Ansar-e Hezbollah Islamic tugs disrupted a comedy
show they deemed un-Islamic in the northeastern city of Mashhad.
The Ansar vigilantes waged a violent crusade against what they consider
as symbols of "decadent" Western culture in the Islamic
republic, attacking movie theaters and concerts and beating up the
Islamic regime has focused on buying short- and medium-range missiles
such as the Shihab-3 and Shihab-4 with Chinese and North Korean
BHP Billiton Ltd appears poised to buy into a $359 million petroleum
project in Iran, marking its first exposure to the oil-rich nation.
This deal will triple oil output from the offshore Forouzan and
Esfandyar fields to 130,000 barrels per day (bpd) - is due within
Officials from Tehran are said to be in final talks with national
company PetroIran over the buyback-type deal.
The head of Iran's Continental Shelf Oil Company Abolghasem Hasani
said the development would raise output from the Forouzan field
to 105,000 bpd from its current 45,000 bpd and to 25,000 bpd from
the Esfandyar field, the Persian daily Hamsharhri reported.
Three escaped Iranian detainees clung freezing to the roof of a
freight train for almost two days as it travelled 2000km to Perth.
They had wanted to go to New Zealand after fleeing Woomera detention
center in the South Australian desert by tunneling under two fences.
Morteza Dehghany Eshratabad, 33, a veterinary surgeon, Hamid Reza
Nowroozi Eshratabad, 25, a chicken farmer, and Ali Reza Sohrabi
Zamani, 32, a welder, were found begging for food and money at a
Rivervale mosque on June 18.
Islamic regime has launched a military exercise of the vigilante
wing of the Revolutionary Guards Corps in the northern Persian Gulf
port city of Bushehr. The exercise, termed Shahmat-80, or Courage-80,
is meant to coordinate the Basij vigilantes to fight people's uprising.
Basij exercise will "evaluate their abilities in using weapons
and military equipment."
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, awarded the estate and family
of Rev. Lawrence Jenco $314.6 million in damages from Iran for the
18 months he was held hostage in Lebanon in the mid-1980s. The ruling
includes $14.6 million in compensatory damages to Jenco and his
six siblings or their estates and $300 million in punitive damages.
Jenco, a native of Joliet who died of cancer in 1996, was taken
hostage in Beirut in January 1985 while serving as director of Catholic
Relief Services there. He was abducted by five armed men and held
for 564 days by a terrorist group founded and controlled by the
Islamic regime in Iran.
The family of Bakhtiyar, an assassinated Iranian prime minister
sued Iran for $165 million, charging that the regime ordered his
murder. Hosein Nosrat of the New York-based Permanent Mission of
Islamic regime to the United Nations says there was "no state
involvement" in Bakhtiar's death.
Six young Iranians accused of drinking alcohol were publicly flogged
in Tehran's western Azadi (Freedom) square.
Three young men were publicly flogged in a central Tehran square
Wednesday night for having consumed alcohol.
A conservative cleric defended Friday the Islamic regime's use of
floggings and the death penalty, saying both forms of punishment
are a "fundamental principle" of Islam.
Ayatollah Mohammad-Taghi Mesbah Yazdi, professor at a religious
school in the Iranian holy city of Qom, said that "if the Westerners
do not like it, that is their problem, but the death penalty and
the use of flogging are fundamental principles of our religion."
Three men have been publicly flogged in Iran's holy city of Qom
on varied charges of consuming drugs and illicit sexual relationships.