The term Ērān is found to refer to Iran in a 3rd century Sassanid inscription, and the Parthian inscription that accompanies it uses the Parthian term "aryān" in reference to Iranians.
Role of People
The speed and success of the revolution surprised many throughout the world, as it had not been precipitated by a military defeat, a financial crisis, or a peasant rebellion.
Although both nationalists and Marxists joined with Islamic traditionalists to overthrow the Shah.
Science and New Technologies
Iran's current facilities includes several research reactors, a uranium mine, an almost complete commercial nuclear reactor, and uranium processing facilities that include a uranium enrichment plant.
Iran maintains diplomatic relations with almost every member of the United Nations.
The presidency of Hassan Rohani has created an opportunity for a potential reconciliation between Iran and some of its Arab Persian Gulf neighbors, according to an article published on the website of Eurasia Review on Monday.
According to Scopus ranking, Iran’s scientific community has been placed in the 15th place which represents a breakthrough for the country’s scientific establishment.
Jafar Mehrad, Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC) Director, made the announcement in Shiraz on Sunday, Real Iran reported.
Scopus which officially named SciVerse Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and documents for academic journal articles. It contains approximately 20,500 titles from over 5,000 international publishers, of which 19,500 are peer-reviewed » Read more
Twenty five years ago on July 3, 1988, Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655) was shot down by USS Vincennes which led to the loss of life of 290 innocent civilian from six nations including 66 children. There were 38 non-Iranians aboard.
Flight 655, as a commercial flight, operated by Iran Air that flew on a Tehran-Bandar Abbas-Dubai route.
According to the United States Government, the crew mistakenly identified the Iranian Airbus A300 as an attacking F-14 Tomcat fighter. Contributing to the error was the fact that the aircraft did not respond to several inquiries to change course and did not identify itself clearly as civilian. The Iranian government maintains that Vincennes neglectfully shot down the civilian aircraft. The event produced a great deal of dispute and criticism of the United States. Several » Read more
On Friday, 72 percent of the 50 million eligible Iranians had turned out to vote and moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani had secured just over the 50 percent of the vote needed to avoid a run-off.
Iranian Interior minister Mustafa Mohammad-Najjar told on Saturday that Rouhani had won Iran’s presidential elections with more than 18 million of the votes.
Iranians’ high turnout in Friday Elections and the victory of moderate Rouhani send several important messages to western countries and their allies.
Iranian Space Research Institute has opened a new facility center for monitoring space and tracking objects passing near the Earth. Iranian President visited the center in the town of Delijan, some 200 kilometers south of Tehran, on June 9, accompanied by other officials. Different news agencies reported that the center will share its data with agencies in other countries. The Iranian official responsive with the project was quoted as saying the purpose of the base is to secure Iran’s “space facilities” and to monitor objects, “especially satellites,” that pass overhead. He said the Delijan center uses radar, radio, and electro-optical tracking methods. Iran currently has nine command-and-control centers for its space program, including one in Syria.