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Issue No. 51, October 5, 1998
5101Iran building missile plants in Libya. IranBrief Exclusive: Top Secret U.S. intelligence reports showthat Iran is becoming an exporter of ballistic missile technology.1357 words
- 5102 Israel seeks to expand missile defense. In an unusual move, Israel sent four Knesset members to Washington in September, to urge lawmakers to conduct joint missile defense projects with Israel. 744 words
- 5103 Shamkhani's threats. Iran's Defense Minister explains why Iran is building the Shahab-3, the Shahab-4, and more... 93 words
- 5104 Afghan trainers. What about those Iranian "diplomats" killed by the Taleban in Mazar-e Sharif in August? Turns out, they were very "special" diplomats indeed.... 182 words
- 5105 Iranian involved in spare parts ring. U.S. Customs has cracked down on military spare parts ring with possible international ramifications. 410 words
- 5106 Prosecutors tie Bin Ladin to Iran. For the first time, the FBI has publicly linked Osama Bin Ladin to Iran, at a time when the Clinton administration is pushing dialogue with Tehran.. Expect more to come. 1414 words
- 5107 Khatami ends hope of political dialogue. As for dialogue with the U.S., the regime wants none of it - just cash, drilling gear, and high-tech...American journalists miss the point at Khatami's NY press conference. 697 words
- 5108 Khatami's oil sponsors. Who footed the bills in NY. 139 words
- 5109 Hostage-taker to New York. Has the U.S. eased up on its previous policy of prevent the Students of the Imam's Line from entering the U.S.? 447 words
- 5110 Media crackdown belies liberalization. Despite Khatami's promises to expand personal freedoms, the authorities have been arresting journalists and threatening death sentences. 513 words.
- 5111. 32 Baha'is arrested The human rights front has also degraded under Khatami, with death sentences and arrests of Baha'i 437 words.
- 5112 Confusion over Rushdie. Back in Tehran, the Rushdie fatwa is still on - despite what British Foreign Minister Robin Cook believes. 256 words
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