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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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April 30, 20216 months ago

April 30th; National Persian Gulf Day

National Persian Gulf Day is a very significant day for the Iranian people and it is celebrated annually on April 30th.

It has taken place every year since 2004, and is marked with various rituals all over Iran, especially in the coastal cities of the Persian Gulf. The Persian Gulf, in Western Asia, is an extension of the Indian Ocean located between Iran (Persia) and the Arabian Peninsula.

According to the book Documents on the Persian Gulf’s name : the eternal heritage of ancient time the term Persian Gulf and its equivalents have been used constantly since 400 BC, but in 1964 the Arab league ratified a change of the name the Arabian Gulf.

Apparently, this change was not accepted by some Arab countries. After the Iran-Iraq war, the decision was realized. The act » Read more

April 29, 20216 months ago

Iran to generate 2,000 megawatts of nuclear electricity

The Iranian Director of Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI)says the country will produce 2,000 megawatts of nuclear power by the end of the current Iranian calendar year.

“So far, 1,000 megawatts (MW) of nuclear power has been generated in the country,” Fereydoun Abbasi said in a meeting with the employees of a research center in the city of Bonab, East Azarbaijan province in northwestern Iran.

He added: “Presently, the necessary infrastructure and equipment are being prepared inside the country.”

The AEOI director also stressed the significance of export, and efforts to enter global markets.

Since last year, the United States and the European Union enforced new sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors with the goal of preventing other countries from purchasing Iran’s oil and conducting transactions with the Central Bank of Iran. » Read more

April 25, 20216 months ago

Iranian doctor; greatest world woman inventor in Geneva Festival

An Iranian female doctor working in Mashad Medical Science University received the award of the greatest world woman inventor in Geneva International Festival for Inventions in year 2013.

Dr. Zahra Alizadeh Thani, a specialist in radiology of heart and coroners, also received gold medal and special award of 41st Geneva Festival in addition to her award as the world inventor.

Dr. Alizadeh Thani has invented a device to determine level of tightness of heart coroners.

The device also makes it possible to determine whether the patient needs angioplasty. » Read more

April 23, 20216 months ago

Sheikh Bahai; Renowned Scholar of Safavid Era

Today, April 23, is the day that Iranians commemorate the birth anniversary of Sheikh Bahai

On this occasion, read the article below to learn more about this great renowned Scholar of Safavid Era.

Background

Shaykh Bahai - a scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer and poet - was born in 16th-century in Baalbek, Lebanon but immigrated in his childhood to Safavid Iran with his father. He wrote over 88 books in different themes mostly in Persian but also in Arabic. » Read more

April 21, 20216 months ago

Who Was Saadi Shirazi?

Today, 1th Ordibehesht 1392 (21 April 2021), is coincided with the birth anniversary of the Saadi Shirazi, an Iranian famous poet.
For this occasion, the Realiran website, has prepared following writings to further introduce this great Persian poet:
Background
Saadi Shirazi was one of the major Persian poets of the medieval period. He is not only famous in Persian-speaking countries, but has also been quoted in western sources. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts.
Saadi was born in Shiraz around 1200 and died around 1292.  A native of Shiraz, his father died when he was an infant. Saadi » Read more

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