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The name of Iran is the Modern Persian derivative from the Proto-Iranian term Aryānā,, meaning "Land of the Aryans", first attested in Zoroastrianism's Avesta tradition.

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.
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Role of People

In December 1979, the country approved a theocratic constitution, whereby Khomeini became Supreme Leader of the country.

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.
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History

The earliest archaeological artifacts in Iran, like those excavated at the Kashafrud and Ganj Par sites, attest to a human presence in Iran since the Lower Paleolithic era. Neanderthal artefacts dating back to the Middle Paleolithic period have been found mainly in the Zagros region at sites such as Warwasi and Yafteh Cave.
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Government

The political system of the Islamic Republic is based on the 1979 Constitution. Accordingly, it is the duty of the Islamic government to furnish all citizens with equal and appropriate opportunities, to provide them with work, and to satisfy their essential needs.
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Science and New Technologies

The Iranian nuclear program was launched in the 1950s. Iran is the 7th country in production of uranium hexafluoride and controls the entire cycle for producing nuclear fuel.

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.
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Culture

The culture of Iran is a mix of ancient pre-Islamic culture and Islamic culture. Iranian culture has long been a predominant culture of the region, with Persian considered the language of intellectuals during much of the 2nd millennium, and the language of religion and the populace before that.
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Foreign Relations

Iran's stated goal is to establish a new world order based on world peace and justice. Iran's foreign relations are based on two strategic principles: eliminating outside influences in the region and pursuing extensive diplomatic contacts with developing and non-aligned countries.

Iran maintains diplomatic relations with almost every member of the United Nations.
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Religion

Religion in Iran is dominated by the Twelver Shia branch of Islam, which is the official state religion and to which about 90% to 95% of Iranians belong. About 4% to 8% of Iranians belong to the Sunni branch of Islam, mainly Kurds and Iran's Balochi Sunni. The remaining 2% are non-Muslim religious minorities, including Bahá'ís, Mandeans, Hindus, Yezidis, Yarsanis, Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians.
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Economy

The economy of Iran is the twenty-fifth largest in the world by GDP (nominal) and the eighteenth largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity (PPP). Iran's economy is a mixture of central planning, state ownership of oil and other large enterprises, village agriculture, and small-scale private trading and service ventures.
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Military

The Islamic Republic of Iran has two types of armed forces: the regular forces Islamic Republic of Iran Army, Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, Islamic Republic of Iran Navy and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), totaling about 545,000 active troops. Iran also has around 350,000 Reserve Force totaling around 900,000 trained troops.
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The critical media often consider Internet and the Internet freedom as one of the examples of violations of freedom of speech in Iran. The fact is that Internet in Iran like many other countries is restricted in the form of “blacklist sites” and in critical conditions such as elections period, internet speed slows down.

Two points about the limitations of the Internet has never been covered by the world media which may » Read more

May 20, 20215 months ago

“The Past” by Iranian Oscar winning director

Iranian Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi premiered a drama called “The Past” at Cannes on Friday.

The Past picks up many of the family themes and the taut drama of the Tehran-based A Separation, which saw Farhadi scoop the Academy Award for best foreign-language film last year.

Farhadi said his decision to set his movie in France this time was for the sake of the story, not because of any restriction on artists at home.

“I can work for years outside Iran but I do remain a very Iranian director. Of course the set may change but I don’t change,” Farhadi told reporters.

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May 14, 20215 months ago

Iran’s elections are more democratic or that of U.S?

The U.S. officials and media have long accused Iran of holding undemocratic elections. However, the characteristics of numerous elections in Iran during past three decades and its comparison with similar elections in U.S show that Iran’s elections are not only democratic, but also are even more democratic than that of U.S in some ways.

On the eve of presidential elections in Iran, we’re going to do a comparison between Iran and U.S elections.

This comparison helps to gain a better understanding of the Iranian elections and to indicate that contrary to claims by U.S. officials, Iran’s elections are held in a democratic and fair environment.

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May 6, 20215 months ago

The New Persian Kitchen: A Journey to Iran

“I LAHV YOU too mahch,” said the glamorous woman with the clinking bangles. She was my dad’s sister, my Aunt Mansoureh—known to all as Mali—and she beamed as she hugged me for the umpteenth time since she had arrived in Philadelphia from Iran. Because she barely spoke English and I didn’t speak Persian, we communicated with smiles. In the kitchen, the scents of freshly cut dill, caramelized onions and steeping saffron mingled into a spicy perfume. It was the late ’70s, before the 1979 Islamic revolution, and I was getting my first real taste of Persian culture. I was not yet 10 years old.

My dad had come to America in 1961, fresh out of medical school in Tehran, to do his residency at a hospital in Philadelphia. Leaving » Read more

May 2, 20216 months ago

Reza Kahlili Makes a Gaff on Iranian President

Reza Kahlili[1], a self-proclaimed former CIA, recently published an article in WND.com  claiming that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested and held for seven hours on Monday by the Revolutionary Guard and warned to keep his mouth shut about matters detrimental to the Islamic regime before he was released.

According to WMD, Ahmadinejad was allegedly told to back down with claims that the regime defrauded voters at the last general election and allegations of fraud against political rivals.

His alleged arrest came hours after a news outlet (Baztab news) reported that Ahmadinejad had threatened to release tapes proving » Read more

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