• Tehran
  • Reporting from Tehran and New York - Two days after the world's atomic energy watchdog rebuked Iran over its nuclear program, the Islamic Republic's Cabinet on Sunday ordered a dramatic expansion of the program that would include 10 more nuclear plants. (latimes.com)
  • Ahmad Shirzad, a Tehran nuclear scientist and frequent critic of the government, said Iran had neither the industrial ability to create 500,000 centrifuges nor the basic ingredients to operate them. (latimes.com)
  • Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Iran will hold a 'large-scale military exercise' next month in order to prepare its forces to repel an offensive by the nation's enemies, government-funded Press TV reported, citing a top military official. (cnn.com)
  • The six nations offered Iran a deal to send most of its low-enriched uranium abroad for conversion into fuel for a medical reactor in Tehran. (cnn.com)
  • TEHRAN (Tasnim) - UN resident coordinator in Iran appreciated the measures adopted by the Islamic Republic in hosting foreign nationals, saying Iran is the world's second biggest country accepting foreign refugees. (tasnimnews.com)
  • In his visit to the Tasnim News Agency office in Tehran, Garry Lewis admired Iran for hosting a large population of refugees over the past three decades, the bulk of which have flocked into the country from neighboring Afghanistan. (tasnimnews.com)
  • Export Bank of Iran") is an Iranian multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Tehran, Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • 24 December 1843 in Mazandaran - 31 July 1909 in Tehran) was a prominent Shia Muslim cleric in Qajar Iran during the late 19th and early 20th century and founder of political Islam in Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1909, however, constitutionalists marched onto Tehran (the capital of Iran). (wikipedia.org)
  • June 18 - The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) starts designing a newer and a more powerful nuclear research reactor than the current Tehran reactor, according to AEOI director Ali Akbar Salehi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iran Daily and Tehran Times are both English language papers. (wikipedia.org)
  • In early October security forces confiscated the passports of three prominent Iranian journalists-Badrolsadat Mofidi, Farzaneh Roostai and Zahra Ebrahimi-at Tehran airport, preventing them from leaving Iran. (hrw.org)
  • Daily flights from [[Tehran]] on Iran Air, Iran Aseman and other companies. (wikitravel.org)
  • Situated at an altitude of 1,340 meters above sea level, 619 km northwest of Tehran, the second largest city in Iran until the late 1960's and one of its former capitals ( with a population of 1,400,000 according to 1992 census), Tabriz is in a valley to the north of the long ridge of Mount Sahand. (wikitravel.org)
  • Islamic Repu
  • New high-capacity centrifuges have been designed by the Islamic Republic of Iran that can carry out the task in fewer numbers," he said. (latimes.com)
  • According to article 3 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran guarantees "free education and physical training for everyone at all levels, and the facilitation and expansion of higher education. (wikipedia.org)
  • Events in the year 2010 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • Islamic Republic of Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • Championship sports: see also: National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sports education: see also: Education in Iran Public sport: see also: Health in Iran The annual government's budget for sport was about $80 million in 2010 or about $1 per person. (wikipedia.org)
  • Persia
  • Since Antiquity there has always been much interaction between Ancient Armenia and Persia (Iran). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Armenians presence in northern Persia/Iran continued to increase. (wikipedia.org)
  • The history of the establishment of western style academic universities in Iran (Persia) dates back to 1851 with the establishment of Darolfonoon - which was founded as a result of the efforts of the royal vizier Mirza Taghi Khan Amir Kabir, aimed at training and teaching Iranian experts in many fields of science and technology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iran used to be called Persia until 1935, by that definition all Iranians were considered Persian regardless of their ethnicity. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1935, the endonym Iran was adopted as the official international name of Persia by its ruler Reza Shah. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, in 1959, the government of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Reza Shah Pahlavi's son, announced that both "Persia" and "Iran" could officially be used interchangeably. (wikipedia.org)
  • 15 March 1878 - 26 July 1944) was the Shah of Iran (Persia) from 15 December 1925 until he was forced to abdicate by the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran on 16 September 1941. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • In 2016, Iran made global headlines for international female champions boycotting tournaments in Iran in chess (U.S. Woman Grandmaster Nazi Paikidze) and in shooting (Indian world champion Heena Sidhu) because they refused to enter a country where they would be forced to wear a hijab to compete in their sports. (wikipedia.org)
  • Armenian
  • Many of the oldest Armenian churches, monasteries, and chapels, are located within modern-day Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Armenian people are amongst the native ethnic groups of northwestern Iran (known as Iranian Azerbaijan), having millennia long recorded history there while the region (or parts of it) have had made up part of historical Armenia numerous times in history. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many of the oldest Armenian chapels, monasteries and churches in the world are located within this region of Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the Mongol conquest of Iran in the 13th century many Armenian merchants and artists settled in Iran, in cities that were once part of historic Armenia such as Khoy, Maku, Maragheh, Urmia, and especially Tabriz. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bourvari (Armenian: Բուրւարի) is a collection of villages in Iran, between the city of Khomein (Markazi Province) and Aligoodarz (Lorestān Province). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Armenians of the Middle East speak the western dialect of the Armenian language (except those of Iran) and the majority are adherents of the Armenian Apostolic Church, with smaller Catholic and Protestant minorities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Armenians have a millennia long native history in the region, and are part of the indigenous inhabitants of northwestern Iran, as well as many of the oldest Armenian churches, chapels, and monasteries are located there. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many Ottoman Armenians forcefully came to the Levant and Mesopotamia (known today as Iraq) while many strengthened the already large Armenian community in neighboring Iran, while others moved to Russia and other parts of the world, as they fled during the Armenian Genocide, during which 1.5 million Armenians perished. (wikipedia.org)
  • sanctions
  • Such items could be very difficult for Iran to procure, given the sanctions in place to prevent it from obtaining so-called dual-use materials, which can be used for peaceful purposes, or to build weapons. (latimes.com)
  • The EU sanctions against Iran describe Zanjani as "a key facilitator for Iranian oil deals and transferring oil related money" and accuses First Islamic Bank of being used to channel Iranian oil-related payments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Russia
  • Mottaki's comments came two days after Iran failed to meet a year-end deadline to accept a deal offered in October by the 'P5 plus one' -- permanent United Nations Security Council members Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, plus Germany. (cnn.com)
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. nuclear watchdog, had proposed that Iran send low-enriched uranium to Russia and then France for processing. (cnn.com)
  • In 1917, Britain used Iran as the springboard for an attack into Russia in an unsuccessful attempt to reverse the Revolution. (wikipedia.org)
  • Armenians
  • The Armenians have a many millennia old history within the modern-day borders of Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • From 1604 Abbas I of Iran implemented a "scorched earth" policy in the region to protect his north-western frontier against any invading Ottoman forces, a policy which involved a forced resettlement of masses of Armenians outside of their homelands. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iran quickly recognized the Armenians' dexterity in commerce. (wikipedia.org)
  • Armenians in Lebanon have the most freedoms, compared to other regions in the area that have large number of Armenians. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Armenians, notably those of Iran, were recognized as being astute businessmen and were renowned throughout the World. (wikipedia.org)
  • In contemporary times, the Armenians in the region lived through and were forced to participate in many conflicts, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanese Civil War, and under Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq War during the 1980s and the first Gulf War of 1990-91. (wikipedia.org)
  • Persian
  • Garmsar (Persian: گرمسار‎, also Romanized as Garmsār is a city in and the capital of Garmsar County, Semnan Province, Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term "Persians" refers to an ethnic group who speak the Western dialect of Persian and live in the modern country of Iran as well as the descendants of the people who emigrated from the territory of modern-day Iran to other countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • The name "Irān", meaning "land of the Aryans", is the New Persian continuation of the old genitive plural aryānām (proto-Iranian, meaning "of the Aryans"), first attested in the Avesta as airyānąm (the text of which is composed in Avestan, an old Iranian language spoken in northeastern Greater Iran, or in what are now Turkmenistan and Tajikistan). (wikipedia.org)
  • Reuters
  • Iran has informed [the International Atomic Energy Agency's Incident and Emergency Center] of the event, reporting that there has been no damage to the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant and no radioactive release from the installation," according to an agency statement cited by Reuters . (tfrlive.com)
  • earthquake
  • A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake has hit southern Iran, the US Geological Survey said. (tfrlive.com)
  • A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck in south-west Iran, not far from the country's only nuclear power station, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says. (tfrlive.com)
  • journalists
  • Attempts to establish private, independent media outlets in Iran have been restricted or banned, and Reporters Without Borders has declared Iran to have the highest number of jailed journalists in the Middle East. (wikipedia.org)
  • On August 17, on the basis of a warrant issued by Saeed Mortazavi, Tehran's prosecutor general, officials shut down the Association of Iranian Journalists on the day of the association's annual meeting, putting an end to operations of the only independent and the largest journalists' association in Iran, with more than 3,700 members. (hrw.org)
  • ethnic groups
  • Like the closely related Gilaks, the Mazanderanis are a Caspian people who inhabit the south coast of the Caspian Sea, part of the historical region that used to be called Tabaristan and are currently one of the main ethnic groups residing in the northern parts of Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Gilaki people or Gilaks are an Iranian people native to the northern Iran province of Gilan and are one of the main ethnic groups residing in the northern part of Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • Election
  • President Ahmadinejad casts his vote (epa) Election results in Iran so far indicate that allies of hard-line President Mahmud Ahmadinejad have won the largest share of seats in parliamentary elections. (rferl.org)
  • January 28 - Iran executes two opposition supporters for their role in the election protests in the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iran election: faces of the dead and detained [The Guardian] "We want to put a face to each of those hundreds -- possibly thousands -- killed or arrested since the Iranian election. (pbs.org)
  • On August 17, Etemad Melli , a newspaper aligned with another candidate, Mehdi Karrubi, was shut down for publishing a letter by Karrubi alleging that some post-election detainees in Iran were sexually harassed and raped in detention. (hrw.org)
  • strongly
  • Saudi Arabia has opposed Hezbollah's influence in Lebanon and its involvement in the Syrian Civil War, as the group is seen to be strongly aligned with Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • Caucasus
  • The term Greater Iran is not limited to the modern state of Iran, but includes all the territory ruled by the Iranians, including Mesopotamia, Eastern Anatolia, all of the Caucasus and Central Asia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Richard Nelson Frye defines Greater Iran as including "much of the Caucasus, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, with cultural influences extending to China and western India. (wikipedia.org)
  • Richard Foltz notes that while "A general assumption is often made that the various Iranian peoples of 'greater Iran'-a cultural area that stretched from Mesopotamia and the Caucasus into Khwarizm, Transoxiana, Bactria, and the Pamirs and included Persians, Medes, Parthians and Sogdians among others-were all 'Zoroastrians' in pre-Islamic times. (wikipedia.org)
  • southeast
  • A 6.3 magnitude earth quake has rocked Iran, just southeast of Bushehr city, near to the power plant, reports the U.S. Geological Survey. (tfrlive.com)
  • detention
  • September 15 - 2009-2010 detention of American hikers by Iran: Iran releases United States hiker Sarah Shourd from Evin Prison following payment of bail. (wikipedia.org)
  • History
  • The concept of Greater Iran has its source in the history of the Achaemenid Empire in Persis (Pars), and overlaps to a certain extent with the history of Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mostafa Pour Mohammadi, the head of a judicial investigations unit, has called the case "the most unprecedented financial corruption case in the history" of Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wrestling has a very long tradition and history in Iran and often even referred to as its national sport. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pakistan
  • Preceded by Pakistan, Iran is the second country in the world that accepts the highest number of refugees, Lewis announced. (tasnimnews.com)
  • To the Ancient Greeks, Greater Iran ended at the Indus River located in Pakistan. (wikipedia.org)
  • international
  • U.S. officials have said that time is running out for Iran to address international concerns regarding its nuclear program. (cnn.com)
  • January 24 - Taban Air Flight 6437: A flight operated by Kolavia on behalf of Taban Air crashes on landing at Mashhad International Airport, Iran, injuring at least 46 people. (wikipedia.org)
  • July 9 - Iran announces that women convicted of adultery will no longer face stoning to death after international concern. (wikipedia.org)
  • extent
  • At its greatest extent, it was the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth, with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km2 (2,000 sq mi), a length of 140 km (87 mi), a width of 55 km (34 mi), and a maximum depth of 16 m (52 ft). (wikipedia.org)
  • ministry
  • The Ministry of Higher Education, which oversees the operation of all institutes of higher education in Iran, was established in 1967. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1986, the ministry of higher education handed over supervision and overseeing of education in the medical sciences in Iran to the ministry of health, treatment and medical education. (wikipedia.org)
  • provinces
  • In the words of Richard Nelson Frye: Only in modern times did western colonial intervention and ethnicity tend to become a dividing force between the provinces of Greater Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • western
  • Iran says Western governments and Israel may have carried out the killing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lur people speak the Luri language and inhabit parts of west - south western Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to J. P. Mallory and Douglas Q. Adams most of Western greater Iran spoke Southwestern Iranian languages in the Achaemenid era while the Eastern territory spoke Eastern Iranian languages related to Avestan. (wikipedia.org)
  • countries
  • Bank Saderat Iran has around 3,500 offices in 12 countries and territories across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and around 10 million customers. (wikipedia.org)
  • government
  • Bank Saderat is used by the Government of Iran to transfer money to what the U.S.-designated terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah, Hamas, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, as alleged by U.S. Department of the Treasury. (wikipedia.org)
  • country
  • Iran has not initiated a war with any country for more than a century. (cnn.com)
  • The UN representative said some 10,000 Afghan refugees return to their country from Iran each year, stressing that stability should prevail in Afghanistan so that more Afghans would return home of their own volition. (tasnimnews.com)
  • Iran has hosted Afghan refugees since the late 1970s following the occupation of their country by the Soviet Union troops. (tasnimnews.com)
  • Although many of those refugees have returned to their country voluntarily, there are still hundreds of thousands of documented and undocumented Afghans in Iran. (tasnimnews.com)
  • We also learned that the Fed's multi-trillion bailout was not limited to Wall Street and big banks, but that some of the largest corporations in this country also received a very substantial bailout. (commondreams.org)
  • time
  • Experts say Iran lacks the ability or material to build the plants any time soon. (latimes.com)
  • Experts predicted Iran would have a tough time following through with the plan. (latimes.com)
  • Viewing the industrial development in Iran for the time being, it is not feasible," he said. (latimes.com)
  • At a time when large corporations are more profitable than ever, the Fed did not demand that corporations that received this backdoor bailout create jobs and expand the economy once they returned to profitability. (commondreams.org)
  • population
  • A majority of the population of Iran (approximately 67-80%) consists of Iranic peoples. (wikipedia.org)
  • The largest groups in this category include Persians (who form the majority of the Iranian population) and Kurds, with smaller communities including Gilakis, Mazandaranis, Lurs, Tats, Talysh, and Baloch. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • January 23 - A passenger train in Iran derails, killing at least eight people and wounding at least fifteen others. (wikipedia.org)
  • July 15 - July 2010 Zahedan bombings: More than 20 people are killed and 100 injured in a suicide attack at a mosque in southeastern Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Mazanderani people or Tabari people are an Iranian people whose homeland is the North of Iran (Tabaristan). (wikipedia.org)
  • Sports and athletic exercises were among the most fundamental daily pursuits of the people in Ancient Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • state
  • Iran has a large network of private, public, and state affiliated universities offering degrees in higher education. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iran state media accuses Israel and the United States of involvement. (wikipedia.org)
  • News
  • Molavi, Soul of Iran, Norton, (2002) p.5 http://www.payvand.com/news/11/apr/1090.html Sanati, Kimia (4 July 2007). (wikipedia.org)
  • Iraq
  • Out of the total 880,000 registered refugees in Iran, Lewis explained, 840,000 are Afghans and the rest come from Iraq. (tasnimnews.com)
  • He lost his brother in the Iran-Iraq war. (pbs.org)
  • rice
  • Gilaks play an important role in provincial and national economy, supplying a large portion of the region's agricultural staples, such as rice, grains, tobacco and tea. (wikipedia.org)
  • Access
  • Hariri apparently was forced to stay in the guest house of his family's mansion in Riyadh, from where he gave a media interview, and apparently did not have access to his clothes, as he was photographed leaving in overly large shoes. (wikipedia.org)
  • university
  • Scott Lucas, an Iran specialist at Birmingham University in England, suspects that Mr Zanjani will become the "fall guy" for corruption scandals involving powerful figures and institutions during the Ahmadinejad era. (wikipedia.org)