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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 6, 20216 months ago

Seven Iranian satellites launch into orbit this year

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

March 27, 20217 months ago

NATO researchers call Stuxnet attack on Iran illegal

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

March 25, 20217 months ago

Iranian New Year celebrations; customs and traditions

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

March 14, 20227 months ago

Amano acknowledges Iran nuclear program peaceful

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

March 12, 20227 months ago

Gas pipeline project inaugurated by Iran, Pakistan leaders

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

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