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Archives for January 1999

U.S. Designates 30 Groups as Terrorists

Justice: Label triggers law freezing assets, denying visas and punishing Americans for financial, arms support.The Los Angeles TimesThursday, October 9, 1997By NORMAN KEMPSTER WASHINGTON–Secretary of State Madeleine Albright designated 30 foreign organizations as terrorist groups Wednesday, triggering a law that freezes their financial assets in the United States, denies U.S. visas to their members and […]

Iran: U.S. Policy and Options

U.S.-Iran Relations Since Khatemi’s ElectionUpdated January 14, 2000 CRS Report for CongressOn October 8, 1997, the State Department officially designated the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) as a terrorist group, in accordance with the provisions of the Anti- Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-132). Two years later, the […]

End of The Con-Game?

The Washington TimesMay 28 2003Arnold Beichman….”The Great Con-Game” has been responsible for one of the most mysterious chapters in the making of American foreign policy over the past two decades. I am referring to the what-the-hell-is-going-on secret diplomacy between the State Department and Iran, a country that President Bush included as part of the “axis […]

U.S. renews appeal for dialogue with Iran

ReutersOctober 14, 1999 WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The United States renewed its offer of unconditional dialogue with the Iranian government on Thursday but said it could not approve U.S. investments or international loans until Iran makes some policy changes. In what looked like a goodwill gesture, Washington also announced a crackdown on the activities […]

Madeleine & Bill

New York TimesOctober 13, 1997By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN The French oil company Total, the Russian oil company Gazprom and the Malaysian oil company Petronas just signed a $2 billion contract with Iran to jointly explore its South Pars offshore gas field. The deal was strongly endorsed by the French, Malaysian and Russian Governments and is […]

Clinton Makes Overture to Iran

Associated PressOctober 15, 1999By BARRY SCHWEID WASHINGTON (AP) — The Clinton administration is renewing an overture to Iran for face-to-face talks “on the basis of equality and mutual respect.” The goal in talking to Iran would be to encourage Iran to support Mideast peacemaking, stop supporting terrorism and halt the proliferation of weapons of mass […]