Iran Hardliners Allow Reformist Daily to Publish
September 30, 2003
TEHRAN -- Iran's conservative judiciary has granted a leading reformist newspaper a reprieve from a 10-day ban criticised by the U.S. State Department, one of the newspaper's editorial board said on Tuesday.
Yas-e No had been ordered to stop its presses from Monday after it failed to reprint a judiciary statement on its front page that it originally tucked away in its middle pages.
But Morad Veysi, one of the editorial board, said the daily would return to the kiosks on Wednesday.
''There has been agreement and the newspaper is going to be published tomorrow and I know that the statement will be published in the middle eight pages,'' he told Reuters.
U.S. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher expressed concern over the suspension at his daily briefing on Monday.
The judiciary statement had been a riposte to articles in the newspaper on the welfare of imprisoned pollster Abbas Abdi who published a survey that found three-quarters of Iranians in favour of resuming dialogue with arch-foe the United States.
Some 90 newspapers have been banned by Iran's judiciary in the last three years and scores of reformist journalists have been jailed. http://famulus.msnbc.com/FamulusIntl/reuters09-30-061256.asp?reg=MIDEAST
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German economic delegation in Iran
Berlin, Sept 30 - A German economic delegation, headed by parliamentary State Secretary of the German Economics Ministry Rezzo Schlauch, will visit Iran on Thursday.
"The parliamentary state secretary will be accompanied in his Iran trip by 20 representatives of major German industries," a spokesman for Schlauch's office said Tuesday.
He added that Schlauch would also tour the German pavilion at the Tehran International Fair.
Meanwhile an official of the Iranian embassy, speaking on the condition of anonymity, here said that Schlauch is expected to meet with Iran's Deputy Economics Minister Khazaie and Deputy Energy Minister Ahmadian during his one-day stay.
Germany remains one of Iran's top trading partners, as German exports have been on the rise for three consecutive years whereas Iranian exports have been on the decline since 2000. http://www.iribnews.com/Full_en.asp?news_id=189267&n=36
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