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سه شنبه ۴ آبان ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۹:۱۴ - ۲۵ اکتبر ۲۰۱۶

كنفرانس مطبوعاتي رئيس جمهوري اسلامي: لايحه افزايش اختيارات

مهدى خلجى

Summary of Today's BroadcastRFE/RL Persian ServiceWednesday, August 28, 2002 - Khatami to ask Majles to expand his powers - Convicted lawyers meet with MPs - Interior ministry links Hojatieh to Qom arrests - Zanjan hospital says detained newborn never existed - Switzerland asks Argentina for more evidence on Menem's Iran bribe case - Tehran stock exchange opens second trading floor - Roundtable: Unemployment - Daily reports on Internet, science, books, arts and music Khatami to Propose Expansion of Presidential Powers * President Khatami said today in a press conference in Tehran that his government would soon propose a bill to expand presidential powers. He said the president is charged with implementing the constitution lacks the power to do so. He said he is certain that the Majles and the Guardians Council would pass the bill since it contains nothing contrary to Islam or the constitution. He criticized the conservative judiciary for prosecuting political activists and journalists behind closed-doors and without jury. He said the Tehran judiciary's ban on media discussions of Iran-US relations was due to a misunderstanding. (Mehdi Khalaji) * Tehran-based reformist journalist Mehdi Mahdavi-Azad, who was at Khatami's press conference, tells RFE/RL that there was hardly any new point in Khatami's remarks, which were scattered and lacked focus. He says Khatami admitted that his reforms have failed. His remarks did nothing to help bridge the growing gap in among his followers, which would eventually lead to the exit of a group of reformists from the regime. (Fereydoun Zarnegar) Convicted Lawyers Meet with Majles MPs, Call for Zarafshan's Freedom * The lawyers convicted by the judiciary to jail and license suspension for their defense of political activists met with the Majles complaints committee and called for Majles investigation of the circumstances of lawyer Naser Zarafshan's conviction to 5 years in jail and 50 lashes. Zarafshan was accused of revealing government secrets for his work as lawyer of the relatives of the 1998 serial murders of dissidents by intelligence ministry agents. Zarafshan's lawyer Mohammad-Ali Jedari-Forughi tells RFE/RL that he has asked supreme court to throw out the verdict due to irregularities in the trial and evidence gathering. (Alireza Taheri) Interior Ministry Links Hojjatieh Society to Qom Arrests * Morteza Mobalegh, interior ministry's political deputy, linked recent arrests of dissident clerics in Qom to the Hojjatieh Society, a semi-secret extremist Shiite sect that opposes any form of government in the absence of the Shiite's 12th imam, believed to be alive but hidden. (Mehdi Khalaji) Zanjan Hospital Says Detained Newborn is Imaginary * Head of Vali-ye Asr hospital in Zanjan said the story of the newborn child held for 17 months in the hospital for non-payment of the delivery bill is imagined by the 51-year old infertile Bijari woman who is the only one in her family who says she has seen the child. There is no record in this or any other hospital of the baby the woman claims she has delivered. A relative of the woman tells RFE/RL that the mother says she has seen her son as recently as last week in the hospital. Yesterday, the Bijar MP told RFE/RL that he has complained about the Zanjan hospital's detention of the baby for 17 months in a letter to the healthcare minister. (Mahmonir Rahimi) The Swiss Find Argentina's Evidence against Menem Insufficient * Switzerland asked Argentina for more evidence to support its request to close the Swiss bank accounts of former president Carlos Menem, accused of taking $10 million from Tehran to hide the Islamic regime's role in the 1996 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish center. (Shahram Mirian, Cologne) Tehran Stock Exchange Opens a Second Trading Floor * A second trading floor opened today in the Tehran stock exchange. Tehran-based economic journalist Mohammad-Reza Balideh tells RFE/RL that companies that cannot comply with the stock exchange rules can offer their shares on the second floor while they work to bring their books up to code. (Fereydoun Zarnegar) RFE/RL Roundtable: Unemployment * Northeastern University economics professor Kamran Dadkhah says government policies have made investment in Iran too risky. Tehran University economics professor Mehdi Taqavi says joblessness of university graduates is on the rise. Editor of Tehran reformist daily Hambastegi Ali Mirzakhani says the ratio of investment to GNP is too low in Iran. (Fereydoun Zarnegar) ARTS AND CULTURE Interview with Political Comic Strip Artist Marjan Satrapi * Paris-based artist and writer of the popular French comic book series Persepolis, on the Iranian revolution and its aftermath, tells RFE/RL that the new volume in her series deals with her immigration to Europe from Iran as a young adult. Her first two volumes have been translated to English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch and many other languages. (Golnaz Esfandiari) Daily Internet Report: Kaafar.com * Kaafar.com web site, Iranian rationalists and skeptics publish articles disputing religious beliefs. (Behnam Nateghi) Daily medical advice (Dr. Mansur Moslehi, Los Angeles) Daily Book Review: Modernism and Post-Modernism * RFE/RL's Tehran-based book critic Kamran Fani reviews a Persian collection of articles on modernism and post-modernism edited by Hossein-Ali Nowzari. Daily Science Show * A study on thousands of farmers links pesticides to Parkinson's disease. U.S government gives $20 million to Atlanta's Emory University and UCLA for research on causes of Parkinson's disease. (Fatemeh Aman, Washington) Venice Film Festival Begins on Thursday * Seven Iranian films are among the 140 features to be screened at the Venice International Film Festival. (Ahmad Ra'fat, Rome) Civil Society and Human Rights: Policy of Elimination * Washington-based lawyer and human rights activist Mehrangiz Kar discusses the dispute between the regime's conservative and reformist factions about the methods of elimination of dissidents. Drought and Global Warming * Ecologists see global warming as one reason for the drastic climate changes that cause floods and droughts. (Jamshid Zand) Song: Azadi (Freedom) * RFE/RL's music critic Mahmud Khoshnam plays Azadi (Freedom) by Afsaneh Sadeqi. Shadi (Joy) * Los Angeles DJ Afshin Gorgin spins the latest Persian pop tunes. New York Magazine: Larry Rivers's Obituary * Pop Art luminary and jazz musician Larry Rivers dies at 79. (Behnam Nateghi) Le Monde's UN Correspondents's 15-Year Assignment Ends * Afsane Bassirpour, Le Monde's diplomatic correspondent, who covered UN for 15 years, tells RFE/RL before leaving for her new Geneva assignment that she began her work in the UN as a stringer for the VOA Persian service during the final year of the Iran-Iraq war. Bassirpur who was elected to the UN reporters association, is known among the UN press corps for her articles criticizing the former UNSG Boutros Boutros-Ghali. She says Boutros-Ghali wanted to act as a head of state, not realizing that the role of UNSG is moral leadership. Kofi Anan on the other hand, played that role during his first five-year term by pushing on human rights and fighting against hunger and diseases. She says Anan should be more active in promoting the UN in the US. (Behnam Nateghi, New York) WORLD * The UN conference on sustained development in Johannesburg. (Fariba Mavedat, London) * Arab press find President Bush's meeting with Saudi crown prince and Saudi ambassador in Washington as signs of US-Saudi friendship. (Jamshid Chalangi, Cairo) * Qatar asks Iraq to allow UN arms inspectors to return. Saudi foreign minister says all Arab countries oppose US military action against Saddam. US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld says in case of a US attack to force a regime change in Iraq the whole world would join the US. (Farideh Rahbar, Cairo) * Russia-Georgia conflict over Russian bombing of Chechen rebel positions inside Georgia. (Mani Kasravi, Moscow) * Israel and the Palestinian Authority postpone security talks in Tel Aviv. (Jamshid Chalangi, Cairo) * Polls show the Islamic party leading in the upcoming parliamentary election in Turkey. (Jamshid Zand) * Secretary of State Collin Powell to announce new plans for promotion of democracy in the Middle East, writes the Financial Times. (Fariba Mavedat, London)

محمد خاتمي، رييس جمهوري اسلامي، در كنفرانس مطبوعاتي امروز به مناسبت هفته دولت گفت طرحي براي افزايش اختيارات رئيس جمهوري به مجلس خواهد داد كه يقين دارد در شوراي نگهبان نيز تائيد مي شود زيرا مغاير قانون اساسي يا شرع نيست. خاتمي از محاكمه ارباب جرايد و فعالين سياسي نهضت آزادي و ملي - مذهبي در دادگاه هاي مخفي انتقاد كرد. وي گفت اطلاعيه دادگستري تهران در باره منع بحث مطبوعاتي در باره رابطه با آمريكا اشتباه بود و پس گرفته شد.

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