On this day in 1988, Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini accepted a truce with Iraq. (In late 2006, Iranians were stunned to learn that the head of the Revolutionary Guards had made the decision to end the war and not Khomeini.)
"This decision is based on many reasons, but since Imam Khomeini is aware of many political and military secrets, he cannot give more explanations at the moment," Rafsanjani said.
Back to the Present - On Friday, a reader who describes himself as an ordinary Scot sent me an e-mail to let me know that he is planning to organize a TV debate regarding the Lockerbie affair. His interest for the affair was triggered by a personal event."I happened to be staying in the same Dutch hotel as many of the trial witnesses and lawyers. I am sure, from listening to the drunken court reports each night in the hotel bar, that the trial was a sham and that an innocent is imprisoned," he told to me. Read full story