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IRAN - Sept. 18 - Anti-Terrorism Vigil; Basij Counter-Hit.



Basijis in plain clothes and security forces attack several hundred young people near Mohseni Square in north Tehran trying to hold a candle-lit vigil for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 and Washington. Marchers led by the Pak Party of environmentalists are kicked and beaten up after they blocked traffic as they lit their candles, with police watching on. The Interior Ministry had told Pak its application to hold a rally had been denied. Pak (clean) then told its followers followers

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 through the press the rally would not be held. But people including women still turned up. (The incident highlighted the political tensions between the reformists and hardline traditionalists. The former saw in the Sept. 11 tragedy an opportunity to make overtures o·ver·ture  
n.
1. Music
a. An instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio.

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 to the US, as Pak markers chanted "Death to Terrorism", while the traditionalists were opposed to this. Pres. Khatami was quick to denounce de·nounce  
tr.v. de·nounced, de·nounc·ing, de·nounc·es
1. To condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible. See Synonyms at criticize.

2. To accuse formally.

3.
 the Sept. 11 attacks and to urge the people to pray for the US victims. But Supreme Leader Ayat. Khamen'i, while he condemned violence against innocent people, said on Sept. 17 Iran would not support any US retaliation RETALIATION. The act by which a nation or individual treats another in the same manner that the latter has treated them. For example, if a nation should lay a very heavy tariff on American goods, the United States would be justified in return in laying heavy duties on the manufactures and  against Afghanistan. Yet the traditionalists remain strongly opposed to the Sunni Taliban regime and Bin Ladin in Afghanistan).
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Publication:APS Diplomat Recorder
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:Sep 22, 2001
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