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یکشنبه ۲ آبان ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۰۷:۰۴ - ۲۳ اکتبر ۲۰۱۶

پيامد انتشار نظرسنجي رابطه با آمريكا: بازجوئي از سخنگوي هيات رئيسه مجلس در دادگاه مطبوعات

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Summary of Today's BroadcastRFE/RL Persian ServiceWednesday, October 16, 2002 - Judiciary investigates US relations opinion Poll - Khatami's Ukraine visit - Reformists set aside their exit threat - Jailed student gets 5-day furlough - Chicken producers seek free-market feed - Universities lack culture of research - Iran-EU negotiations Press Court Interrogates Majles Board's Spokesman over US Relations Poll * Tehran press court judge Said Mortazavi today interrogated reformist MP Ahmad Burqani, spokesman of the Majles board of directors, about his role in commissioning and publicizing the controversial opinion poll that showed 75 percent of respondents favor relations with the US. The head of the culture ministry's polling organization, "National Public Opinion Survey Organization (Sazeman-e melli Pazhuhesh-e Afkar-e Omumi) and the head of the official news agency IRNA were also summoned to court over the same matter. The judiciary closed the polling organization and in a letter to the Majles declared the survey a fabrication. Conservative newspapers today accused the pollsters of providing intelligence to foreign governments. (Fereydoun Zarnegar) Khatami Visits Ukraine * In a statement issued in Kiev, Khatami and Ukraine's president Kuchma vowed to fight against the spread of weapons of mass destruction. A joint US-UK team, in Kiev to investigate charges that Kuchma approved the sale of sophisticated radar equipment to Iraq, requested Ukraine government's cooperation. Tehran hopes to build 100 Antonov-140 jets in its joint venture with Ukraine, before Ukraine's license expires in 17 years. Experts say the passenger and transport jets can be easily fitted for military use. While Ukraine's medical degree is not honored in Iran, tens of Iranian students study in Kiev's medical schools. Khatami gave a speech to the students during his two-day visit in Ukraine. (Alireza Taheri) * In his joint press conference, Kuchma and Khatami opposed unilateral US military action in Iraq. The Russian-language press gave extensive coverage to Khatami's Iraq statement and his visit amid Kuchma's legal troubles. A Moscow-based Ukrainian opposition newspaper likened the visit to Romania's communist dictator Ceausescu's visit to Tehran after which he was overthrown. (Mani Kasravi, Moscow) Intelligence Minister Opposes Reformists' Exit Threat * Intelligence minister Ali Yunesi said the resignation of any of the political groups would be dangerous for the regime. Reformist MP Mohsen Armin said that the threat of exiting the regime is "fabricated by the anti-reform faction." Reformists had threatened to exit the regime if the Guardians Council rejects Khatami's two recent bills to expand presidential powers and reform the election law. Khatami's aids have avoided commenting on resignation or exiting the regime and maintain that they see no reason why the Guardians Council would reject the bills. (Siavash Ardalan) Jailed Student Gets Five-Day Furlough * Manuchehr Mohammadi, who was jailed after the July 8, 1999 student uprising, visited his family on a five-day furlough. His father Mohammad Mohammadi tells RFE/RL that his son's furlough was obtained by putting up the deed of a 360-million rial property as bail. He says he could not find another property among his friends and relatives to have his other son Akbar Mohammadi released on furlough. He asks officials to extend his son's furlough by a month so he can get needed gum surgery. He prays that officials release his two sons and other jailed students. (Mahmonir Rahimi) Chicken Producers Block Agriculture Crusade Minister in Protest * At the opening of the chicken industry trade fair in Tehran, chicken producers blocked the minister of agricultural crusade, protesting for half-hour the policies of the state-owned distributor of chicken feed. Tehran economic journalist Mohammad-Sadeq Janansefat tells RFE/RL that chicken producers want the government to abandon its monopoly on chicken feed distribution and allow chicken feed imports. Free-market price would lower domestic chicken feed price by 40 percent. Two years ago, he adds, the government ended price controls on chicken meat, but did not do the same with chicken feed, which is 65 percent of chicken production cost. (Fereydoun Zarnegar) Research in Universities * Deputy higher education minister Reza Mansuri complained about the lack of an adequate budget for research in Iran's universities. RFE/RL's Paris-based education commentator says more than budget and equipment, scientific research in Iran lacks a research culture. Negotiations to Resume EU-Iran Economic Cooperation Treaty * An EU economic delegation arrived in Tehran today in advance of official negotiations on an EU-Iran economic cooperation treaty. The negotiations, set to resume early next November, would reflect the recent political developments in Europe and the Middle East, including the upcoming expansion of EU and the potential long-term presence of US forces in Iraq. (Fereydoun Khavand, Paris) RFE/RL Roundtable: Akbar Ganji's Manifesto * Tehran-based reformist publisher and commentator Mohammad-Mohsen Sazegara and two Berlin-based leftist activists Hossein Alavi and Maliheh Mohammadi discuss the jailed journalist Akbar Ganji's Manifesto, in which he disavows religious modernism in favor of secular democracy and calls for such alternative political tactics as social disobedience. (Amir-Mosaddegh Katouzian) ARTS AND CULTURE Daily Internet Report * Popular satirist Ebrahim Nabavi announced on Monday that he would no longer write his daily newspaper column which also appeared on his website www.nabavionline.com. But on Wednesday he came back with a brilliant column about a weak ant that lives and saves according to the law, not knowing that in the jungle those with power decide the law. (Behnam Nateghi, New York) Daily medical advice Daily Book Review * RFE/RL's Tehran-based book critic reviews "Shahnameh in Prose" by Mohammad Dabir-Siaqi. Daily Science Report * Los Angeles Cedars Sinai hospital researchers cured brain cancer in mice by injecting lab-developed neural cells directly into the brain, according to Cancer Research magazine. (Fatemeh Aman, Washington) Pavarotti to Retire * Opera singer Pavarotti announced that he would not appear on the stage beyond 2005. (Ahmad Ra'fat, Rome) Song: Do Panjereh (Two Windows) * RFE/RL's Frankfurt-based music critic plays Do Panjereh, written by Ardalan Sarfaraz, performed by 1970's popular singer Googoosh. Shadi (Joy) * Los Angeles DJ Afshin Gorgin plays the latest Persian pop tunes. Veteran Song Maker Homayoun Khorram * During a ceremony in Tehran, veteran song maker and violin player Homayoun Khorram was honored. Khorram, active since 1940's, has composed many popular songs in the Persian national music repertoire. In an interview with RFE/RL recorded previously in Cologne, Khorram reviews his career. (Shahram Mirian, Cologne) WORLD * US and Europe praised the reopening after 8 years of the Kurdish parliament in northern Iraq, but Turkey called it a threat to its territorial integrity. (Jamshid Zand) * UN Security Council meets on the request of non-aligned movement's member countries. (Homayoun Majd, Washington) * Kuwait refuses FBI access to the 15 al-Qaeda related suspects arrested in relation to the shooting attack on the US marines. (Farideh Rahbar, Cairo) * Moscow expects US to honor its oil deals with Saddam Hussein, writes Warren Vieth in the Los Angeles Times. (Fariba Mavedat, London) * FAO warns that hunger in Africa has not decreased in the past year. (Ahmad Ra'fat, Rome) * Washington sniper kills 9th victim. (Homayoun Majd, Washington) * Alexandria's new library, built by the Egyptian government with the help of UNESCO on the ancient site of the famous pre-Islamic library, is to open tonight with the participation of 3000 international dignitaries. (Jamshid Chalangi, Cairo) * Francis Richard, Persian and Arabic collections curator of the new Alexandria library, tells RFE/RL about the city and its library's history. (Jean Khakzad, Paris)

احمدبورقاني، سخنگوي هيات رئيسه مجلس شوراي اسلامي، در ارتباط با پرونده موسسه ملي پژوهش افكار عمومي به شعبه 1410 دادگاه هاي عمومي تهران، ويژه رسيدگي به جرائم كاركنان دولت (دادگاه مطبوعات) احضار شد. قاضي سعيد مرتضوي در جلسه امروز احمد بورقاني را مورد بازجوئي قرارداد. روزنامه هاي هوادار محافظه كاران موسسه ملي پژوهش افكار عمومي را به جمع آوري اطلاعات براي بيگانگان متهم ساختند و نظرسنجي هاي آن را ساختگي قلمداد كردند. بورقاني متهم شد در مقام معاون وزارت ارشاد 20 ميليون تومان به رئيس اين موسسه پرداخته است. نظرسنجي رابطه با آمريكا كه از سوي اين موسسه ملي وابسته به وزارت فرهنگ و ارشاد اسلامي و دو موسسه دولتي ديگر انجام شد و نتايج آن توسط خبرگزاري جمهوري اسلامي انتشار يافت، حاكي است كه بيش از 75 در صد از پاسخ دهندگان خواستار برقراري رابطه با آمريكا بودند. مديرعامل خبرگزاري جمهوري اسلامي و مدير موسسه ملي پژوهش افكار عمومي و مسئول طرح نظرسنجي نيز قبلا مورد بازجوئي قرار گرفتند.

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