Iran: July 30, 2002

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revolution, without any effect. 

  Frustrated at its inability to suppress prostitution, religious conservatives are considering opening government brothels, where "temporary marriages" (a rarely used Moslem practice) would be used and the girls gotten off the streets.

July 27, 2002;  A reformist party active since the 1960s has been shut down by the religious conservative courts, and most of it's leaders sent to prison.

July 26, 2002; Russia wants to build six nuclear reactors for Iran, and cooperate in developing oil fields in the Caspian Sea. Criticism of the nuclear projects from the US has

 

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