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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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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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.
Iran won the 2013 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup on Friday, by beating Russia 6-1 in Tehran.
Also, in the bronze medal match which was held before the final on the same day, the United States overpowered Belarus 6-1.
Iranian wrestlers beat their Russian rivals in the 55-, 60-, 74-, 84-, 96-, and 120-kilogram weight classes.
Iran’s Hassan Rahimi in 55 kg and Masoud Esmailpour in 60 kg both dominated and gave Iran the early 2-0 lead.
Then Mehdi Taghavi lost in the 66 kg category. Sadegh Goudarzi made a great come back to win in 74 kg. The most important battle was Ehsan Lashgari who sealed the win for Iran in the 84 kg. » Read more
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated Saturday that the Islamic republic is not after building nuclear weapons.
He stated that what prevents Iran from seeking a nuclear weapon is not the fear from America, but the religious and Islamic belief which prohibits producing, using, or threatening by these weapons, and rather calls for removing them.
“We believe that nuclear weapons (in the world) must be obliterated, and we do not intend to make nuclear weapons. But if we had decided to possess nuclear weapons, no power could have prevented us.”
He considered that the contradiction in the US statements and acts is an indication to its irrationality, indicating that US President Barack Obama’s speech on preventing Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon is a forgery. » Read more
Tehran’s Farabi hospital registered a new record on the number of eye surgeries per one day.
On Thursday, Surgeons performed a number of 600 eye surgeries in Farabi Hospital.
It is considered a new record in eye operations.
Dr. Jabarvand, head of Farabi Eye Hospital, told Realiran that Farabi is one of the best equipped hospitals for eye surgery and many patients per year are admitted to the hospital.
He added that registering the new surgery eye record in Farabi is one pride for the hospital and in general Iranian medical system. » Read more
For the first time, Iran has unveiled a production line of Scan Eagle drones.
According to Fars news Agency, Iran has released the first images of production line of U.S-origin drones.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi had said previously that Iran has launched the production line of Scan Eagle drones.
Fadavi announced on December 4 that a US Scan Eagle drone had been captured by Iranian forces over the Persian Gulf upon the aircraft’s intrusion into the Iranian airspace. » Read more
Iran released a video obtained from the wreckage of the US drone surveillance aircraft, US RQ-170, it shot down last year in December.
All the data obtained from the aircraft has been decoded according to Senior Iranian commander Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh.
Earlier in April, the country’s military officers announced that Iranian experts have decoded the drone’s intelligence gathering system and hard discs, but provided little evidence of the breakthrough.
However, the newly released video specifics the first samples of the unmanned air vehicle’s activities, including flying around the Kandahar airfield (KAF) in Afghanistan, a building under observation and a Reaper drone parked at the KAF. » Read more