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 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
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.
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.
“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
Reza Kahlili, 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