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There are 3 messages totalling 103 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Iran to attract investors with free capital flows into country
2. Plan to murder Fruhar in 05/12/96
3. Special issue of Meehan on the "Khaksepari"


Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 23:42:04 GMT
From: Farhad Abdolian <farhad@ALGONET.SE>
Subject: Iran to attract investors with free capital flows into country

TEHRAN, Nov 25 (AFP) - Iran is considering allowing capital to
flow freely into the country, in a bid to attract foreign investment
to its ailing economy.
Iranian Industries Minister Gholamreza Shafei was quoted by the
press Wednesday as saying that the government is planning to allow
investors to bring capital into the country and withdraw it "at
their own discretion" without permission from the government or
Central Bank.
The proposal is part of the draft budget for the fiscal year
starting March 1999, which parliament will discuss in coming days.
"With the approval of the (investment) clause, foreign
investment will grow considerably," the English-language Iran News
quoted Shafei as saying.
Iran is trying to encourage private-sector and foreign
investment in its depressed economy in an attempt to diversify it
and cut the country's near total dependence on the sale of oil. Iran
is facing a severe cash crunch following plummetting oil prices.
The move, if ratified, is another step away from years of
central planning, nationalisation and an emphasis on national
self-sufficiency, though the private sector remains excluded from
telecommunications, oil and other "strategic" areas.
Foreign investors have been reluctant to deal with Iran's
byzantine bureaucratic procedures, whose regulations change
overnight. In addition, private property is subject to confiscation,
and the currency has yet to hit rock bottom.
Iran has attempted to make itself more attractive by creating
free-trade zones and designing buy-back plans to ensure steady
returns for foreign investors in the oil sector.
But the results seem to be limited, with Shafei putting total
foreign investment in Iran in the past six months at just over 70
million dollars.


Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 01:45:28 +0100
From: Asghar Abdi <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: Plan to murder Fruhar in 05/12/96

Please read about a plan to murder Fruhar in 05/12/96


Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 21:01:50 EST
Subject: Special issue of Meehan on the "Khaksepari"

source: Meehan

Here are som of the slogans in the "Khaksepari ceremonies":

"Mossadegh, Forouhar Rahat edameh darad"
"Aza Azast emrooz, Mossadegh Ghahreman saheb azast emrooz"
"Parvaneh Forouhar, Shaheed Rahe Mellat, Rahat Edameh darad"
"Taleban Haya kon, En mellat Rah Raha kon"
"Marg Bar Estebdad Marg Bar Taleban"

Accoding to the special issue of Mehhan, the count of people was tens/hundreds
of thousands.

The security forces had arrested some young people.

The memorial service will be on Monday in Tehran.

In one of his interviews with Mehehan, he had been asked: "Shoma Negarane jane
Khod nisteed?" He answered:

" Man Nazdeek Haftad sal Ra Poshte Sar gozashteAm va dar eshghe in Marz o boom
va sodaye yek Iraneh Azad va Abad behtareen Salhaye ZendegiAm rah Dar Zendan
besar bordehAm. Man o Ma keh Omreh Javdan Nadareem. Amma En Keshvar va En
Mellat Hameesheh Paydar Ast. Javdanegieh Man Dar An Ast Keh Zendegiam Rah
Fadaye Iran va Sarbolandieh An bekonam. Pass Az man deegaran, Javanan, Shomaha
hasteed va Agar Man Rah Bekoshand baz ham Seteezz va Peykare Mardom Keh Dam be
Dam owj Meegirad edameh Khahad yaft. Pas Cheh Bak, Zendegee man fadaye Iran
vasarbolandieh An bad. Man Rahe Khodam Keh Rahe Pakan Ast, Rahe Mossadeghe
Bozorg Ast Meeravam va Baraye Marg Ham Amadeh Hastam".

These were only parts of the special issue.




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