The privatization of Kian Tire factory in Tehran (1990-1998) [IRN30010.E]

No information on the privatization of the Kian Tire Factory could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

The following information was provided during a 10 September 1998 telephone interview with an economics professor who taught at the Department of Economics at Teheran University between 1973 and 1983 and is currently at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

The professor has never heard of a strike at the Kian Tire Manufacture in Tehran.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Professor of Economics, Denison University, Granville, Ohio. 10 September 1998. Telephone interview.

Sources Consulted

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Arab Law Quarterly [London]. 1993 - 1998. Quarterly.

Arab Studies Quarterly [Lake Forest, Ill.]. 1995 - 1998. Quarterly.

Dialogue [London]. October 1993 - 1998. Monthly.

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Jane's Intelligence Review. Monthly. 1997-1998.

The Middle East [London]. November 1995 - 1998. Monthly.

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Middle East Report [Washington]. September 1995 - 1997. Bi-monthly.

Monde Arabe Maghreb-Machrek [Paris]. January 1995 - 1998. Quarterly.

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Pointer. a newsletter published by the Jane's Group, London.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, Global Newsbank, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD, WNC.