Iran: January 17, 2000


in Japan. The lenses were to be sold to Iran for $33,000.

The CIA issued a report stating that Iran is close to having nuclear weapons. This was deduced from the pattern of Iranian attempts, and successes, in obtaining key bomb components over the last few years.

January 17, 2000; In a shootout with police in southern Iran, four drug smugglers were killed and a ton of heroin seized. Smuggling  is a major problem in Iran, with over 2,000 people arrested for it last year. Most of the smugglers are non-violent and not involved with drugs. But those that do move drugs, are


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