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.
Seven Iranian satellites will be launched into orbit in 2013, head of Iran’s Space Agency said.
“Currently the construction and preparation of the satellites is underway, as we are working directly with local space universities,” Fazeli said.
He also said that one of the satellites named the “Nahid” satellite has been designed by local scientists using new technology.
Fazeli added the “satellite pages” are attached to the satellite via a different way that allows them to be opened as soon as the satellite reaches the destination height. » Read more
A group of NATO researchers agreed that the 2009 Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities constituted “an act of force,” noting that the cyberattack has probably been a violation of international law.
While that accusations against U.S. and Israel have never been confirmed by either government, a NATO Commission has now confirmed it as an “act of force.”
“Acts that kill or injure persons or destroy or damage objects are unambiguously uses of force,” according to “The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare.” » Read more
The Persian New Year is composed of several rituals and ceremonies which starts since the last Wednesday of every Iranian year (Chaharshanbe Suri) and continues to Sizdah Bedar. During the New Year celebrations, it is a custom and tradition that Iranian families go into the homes of their relatives and friends.
In this post, we’re going to introduce some customs and traditions of Iranian New Year celebrations which start since the Chaharshanbe Suri and continue to Sizdah Bedar.
1- Chaharshanbe Suri
Chahārshanbe-Sūri (Persian: چهارشنبه سوری, pronounced Chārshambe-Sūri) is the Persian Fire-Jumping Festival. Chahrshanbeh Souri means Wednesday Feast, from the word sour which means feast in Persian, or more plausibly, consider sūr to be a variant of sorkh (red) and take it to refer either to the fire itself or to the ruddiness (sorkhī), meaning good health or ripeness, supposedly obtained by jumping over it, is an ancient Iranian festival dating back to at least 1700 BCE of the early Zoroastrian era. Also called the Festival of Fire, it is a prelude to Nowruz, which marks the arrival of spring. The words Chahar Shanbeh mean Wednesday and Suri means red. Bonfires are lit to “keep the sun alive” until early morning. The celebration usually starts in the evening, with people making bonfires in the streets and jumping over them singing zardi-ye man az toh, sorkhi-ye toh az man. » Read more
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has acknowledged that Iran is using its nuclear program solely for peaceful purposes.
“Iran has a comprehensive agreement with the IAEA and Iran is subject to UN Security Council resolutions which are legally binding. This is the standard,” Amano said at a joint press conference with Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Wednesday.
“In light of this standard, I can say that declared activities and material of Iran are staying in peaceful purposes,” He told reporters in New Delhi.
Amano emphasized that the West’s dispute over Iran’s nuclear program should come to an end “through diplomatic means and » Read more
Iranian President and his Pakistani counterpart have officially inaugurated the final construction phase of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, intended to transfer natural gas from Iran to energy-hungry Pakistan. On Monday, Ahmadinejad and Zardari attended the ceremony on the Iran-Pakistan border. The project willIranian President and his Pakistani counterpart have officially inaugurated the final construction phase of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, intended to transfer natural gas from Iran to energy-hungry Pakistan. On Monday, Ahmadinejad and Zardari attended the ceremony on the Iran-Pakistan border. The project will help improve economic, political and security ties between Tehran and Islamabad, the two leaders stressed. They also underscored » Read more