Iran

Area Total 1,648,195 sq km
Climate mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast
Natural Resources petroleum, natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, sulfur
Imports UAE 29.8%, China 12.7%, Turkey 4.4%, South Korea 4%, Germany 4% (2017) – industrial supplies, capital goods, foodstuffs and other consumer goods, technical services
Government theocratic republic
Capital Tehran
Population Population field listing
83,024,745 (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes
Language Persian (official), Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, Arabic
Exports China 27.5%, India 15.1%, South Korea 11.4%, Turkey 11.1%, Italy 5.7%, Japan 5.3% (2017) – petroleum 60%, chemical and petrochemical products, fruits and nuts, carpets, cement, ore

News about Iran

RSS News Sources: The Guardian | Iran News Daily

  • Gold Price
    by reporter11 on October 26, 2020

    TEHRAN (Iran News) Gold Price edged lower on the first day of a new trading week and dropped to over one-week lows during the Asian session, albeit lacked any strong follow-through selling. The precious metal extended last week’s rejection slide from the $1931-33 supply zone and remained depressed for the third consecutive session on Monday. The post […]

  • Feeling the heat over Arctic sea ice
    by reporter11 on October 26, 2020

    TEHRAN (Iran News) The delayed freeze in the Laptev Sea is consistent with the entire Arctic Ocean, which is set for the slowest recovery in the extent of sea ice this autumn, if the current daily trend continues. This follows on from this summer having the second lowest minimum since 1979, with the early decades The post Feeling the heat over Arctic sea […]

  • All flights to Europe ‘on normal schedule
    by reporter11 on October 26, 2020

    TEHRAN (Iran News) Hossein Jahani, the head of the airline’s public relations office, said on Friday that flights to England, France, Austria, Germany, and Italy are being operated normally and based on a set schedule.”All flights to Europe ‘on normal schedule’: IranAir” He noted that the airliner is set to re-launch flights to Rome, Karachi, The […]

  • Ghalibaf strongly condemns insult to Prophet Muhammad
    by reporter11 on October 26, 2020

    TEHRAN (Iran News) “In recent days, the low-minded enmity of the leaders of France with the Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) has hurt the feelings of believers around the world,” said Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in the open session of Parliament on Monday. “Those who do not tolerate the slightest words to themselves have now increased […]

  • Leader Calls for Unity , Solidarity to Overcome Problems
    by reporter 1222 on October 26, 2020

    Leader Calls for Unity , Solidarity to Overcome Problems IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei says Iran at the current critical time requires “cooperation, unity and solidarity” more than ever. He made the remarks during the first in-person meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and […]

  • Launching Trade Centers in Countries Best Way to Boost Exports
    by reporter 1222 on October 26, 2020

    Launching Trade Centers in Countries Best Way to Boost Exports IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK TEHRAN – Head of Iran-China Joint Chamber of Commerce Majid-Reza Hariri says in order to improve exports, Iran trade centers should be launched in countries as venues for barter of forex between exporters and importers. In an interview, Hariri said that The post […]

  • Iran Expresses Satisfaction Over Indians’ Performance in Chabahar
    by reporter 1222 on October 26, 2020

    Iran Expresses Satisfaction Over Indians’ Performance in Chabahar IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK TEHRAN – Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Mohammad Rastad says Indians’ performance in Chabahar Port has been satisfactory, adding he anticipates a good horizon for bilateral cooperation in the future. In an interview, Mr. Rastad talked […]

  • “JCPOA Plus” Through Americans’ Eyes
    by reporter 1222 on October 26, 2020

    “JCPOA Plus” Through Americans’ Eyes According To Iran News, The U.S. presidential election is to be held in a condition that each one of the two major candidates has not missed talking about Iran in their debates and rallies. Of course Iran issue is not just limited to this year’s election campaign. In every edition of The post “JCPOA Plus” […]

  • Hopes for Kylie Moore-Gilbert after detained academic moved out of Iran's Qarchak prison
    by Ben Doherty and Helen Davidson on October 25, 2020

    British-Australian scholar moved to mystery location as notorious desert prison tries to quash outbreak of coronavirus Detained British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has reportedly been moved from Iran’s Qarchak prison, along with all of her belongings, but it is not known to where she has been taken.Family and friends who have been campaigning […]

  • Iran Can Counter U.S. Unilateral Sanctions
    by reporter 1222 on October 24, 2020

    Iran Can Counter U.S. Unilateral Sanctions IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK TEHRAN – Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) called bartering one of the classic methods for countering U.S. unilateral sanctions. : In a joint meeting with Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade, Minister of Oil and Minister of Agriculture Jihad, Abdul Nasser Hemmati said: The post Iran […]

  • How Bavar-373 Became a “Belief”
    by reporter 1222 on October 24, 2020

    How Bavar-373 Became a “Belief” Among the news stuff in just a couple of days ago, there was some reporting the successful test of strategic and domestically-developed “Bavar-373”  (Bavar means belief in Persian) air defense missile system and its tracing and destroying of an electro-optic-guided target during the joint specialized air defense […]

  • Iraq's prime minister says country on tightrope between US and Iran
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on October 22, 2020

    Mustafa al-Kadhimi also urges Europe to assist the Middle Eastern nation’s debt-ridden economyIraq’s prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has warned that he is being forced into an impossible balancing act between the US and Iran, as he urged Europe to come to the aid of his country’s debt-ridden economy.Appointed as prime minister in June, Kadhimi – […]

  • Russia and Iran obtained US voter data in bid to sow unrest before election, FBI warns
    by Maanvi Singh on October 22, 2020

    In rare news conference, the director of national security says Iran has sent spoofed emails to intimidate votersRussia and Iran have obtained some US voting registration information and are attempting to sow unrest in the upcoming election, the government’s national intelligence director said in a rare news conference Wednesday night.“We have already […]

  • Even if Biden wins US election, time is running out to save Iran nuclear deal
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on October 21, 2020

    Events in the US are being watched closely as Iran’s presidential election looms in early 2021Even if Joe Biden triumphs at the polls, Iran’s weakened government may only have a few months to negotiate a revived nuclear deal before facing its own electoral challenge by hardliners who oppose any engagement with the west. The narrow window has prompted […]

  • Iranian woman arrested for 'cycling without hijab'
    by Agence France-Presse on October 20, 2020

    Unnamed cyclist in Najafabad detained for breaking Islamic law on veils for womenA young woman has been arrested in central Iran for “insulting the Islamic hijab”, state media said on Tuesday, after a video appeared to show her cycling without a veil.“A person who had recently violated norms and insulted the Islamic veil in this region has been […]

  • Global report: record Covid cases and new lockdowns across Europe
    by Jon Henley Europe correspondent on October 20, 2020

    Parts of Spain and Italy facing restrictions as Ireland set to become first EU country to reimpose national lockdownRegions in Spain and Italy have returned to lockdown and Ireland will do so from Wednesday as countries across Europe continue to report new Covid infection highs and governments struggle to contain the second wave of the pandemic.The northern […]

  • Iran hails lifting of 13-year UN arms embargo as 'momentous day'
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on October 18, 2020

    Immediate shopping spree is unlikely after end to military sanctions despite US protestsIranian officials have hailed the lifting of a 13-year UN arms embargo on their military as a momentous day, claiming they were once again free to buy and sell conventional weapons in an effort to strengthen their country’s security.The embargo was lifted on Sunday […]

  • In the age of Covid, sanctions against ‘rogue states’ just spread the misery | Simon Tisdall
    by Simon Tisdall on October 18, 2020

    Aggressive measures affecting North Korea, Iran and Venezuela have merely hurt the vulnerable and hardened attitudesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe sight of a tearful Kim Jong-un sobbing, not waving, at last weekend’s grand military parade in Pyongyang has upset the west’s familiar North Korea narrative. Was Kim putting […]

  • 13,300 new infections in Spain – as it happened
    by Lucy Campbell (now); Sarah Marsh, Jessica Murray, Amelia Hill and Alison Rourke (earlier) on October 15, 2020

    This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.39pm BST Hi, Helen Sullivan here. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: France reports record new cases as WHO warns Europe's case surge is 'of great concern' 11.13pm BST 10.27pm BST […]

  • Celebrations as Yemen civil war prisoners freed in huge swap
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on October 15, 2020

    First exchange, of 1,000 people, on flights to and from Saudi Arabia and inside Yemen, after two-year UN/ICRC negotiationsMore than 1,000 political prisoners captured during the Yemen civil war began to be released on Thursday in a massive prisoner swap negotiated over the past two years and largely overseen by the UN and International Committee of the Red […]

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