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

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  • EU team submit ‘final text’ at talks to salvage 2015 Iran nuclear deal
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on August 8, 2022

    Revival of agreement awaits ‘political decisions’ in Tehran and Washington after negotiators in Vienna agree textThe European Union has submitted a “final text” at talks to salvage the 2015 deal aimed at reining in Iran’s nuclear ambitions.The revival of the agreement now awaits “political decisions” in Tehran and Washington after negotiators […]

  • Iran calls for establishing technical-engineering consortiums with CIS members
    by mahla on August 3, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Rostam Qasemi met with Director of the Intergovernmental Council of the Roads Management of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Bouri Karimov in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of transportation ties among CIS members. In the meeting, Karimov invited Iranian companies […]

  • U.S. “directly” involved in Ukraine fighting
    by mahla on August 3, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –The role of American intelligence in the Ukraine conflict is under the spotlight after Russia accused the U.S. of providing the military intelligence for long-range missile strikes while Washington announces a fresh multi-million dollar military package for Kyiv. Russia’s defense ministry said Washington was “directly involved” […]

  • Women hold 42% share of charity foundation’s job-creating plans
    by mahla on August 3, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Some 42 percent of job-creating plans launched by Barekat Charity Foundation are related to women entrepreneurs, Mohammad Torkamaneh, the CEO of the Foundation, said on Wednesday. Barekat Foundation has put the priority on breadwinners and vulnerable women for implementing its job-creating plans, IRNA quoted Torkamaneh as saying. To […]

  • Double Standard in Western Style
    by mahla on August 3, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Western countries in recent centuries and especially in recent decades have openly taken and openly revealed their double standard approach regarding any issue which they benefit, and nuclear program in countries is one of those disputes which have exposed this double standard which makes the world people laugh. On Monday once again […]

  • Iran Not to Shy Away From Any Action to Safeguard Its Rights
    by mahla on August 3, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Iran will not shy away from any action to safeguard its national rights against increasing pressures, Iran’s nuclear chief has said, days after the country began to feed gas into cascades of new centrifuges as an immediate response to a fresh round of U.S. sanctions. Speaking on the sidelines of a weekly The post Iran Not to Shy […]

  • Transit of goods via Iran rises 31% in 4 months on year
    by mahla on August 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Transit of commodities through Iran increased 31 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, the spokesman of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced. Ruhollah Latifi said that 4.921 million The post […]

  • UN chief warns of “nuclear annihilation”
    by mahla on August 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – The UN Secretary-General has warned that “geopolitical tensions reaching new highs” while some governments, in a false bid for peace and security, are spending “billions on nuclear weapons” has put “humanity” one misstep away from “nuclear annihilation” Antonio Guterres was speaking at the opening of the Tenth Review […]

  • FDA imports medicine for SMA patients
    by mahla on August 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – The first batch of SPINRAZA – a drug special for patients suffering from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – has arrived in the country, the Food and Drug Administration director announced on Tuesday. SPINRAZA is a prescription medicine used to treat SMA in pediatric and adult patients. Another medicine will also be provided The […]

  • Iran, Russia Explore Ways for Implementing Money Transfer
    by mahla on August 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian and Russian business activists in Tehran met to explore ways for boosting trade and finding ways for transfer of money. A trade delegation from Russia’s Sakha Republic led by the state’s Deputy Prime Minister Kirill Bychkov visited Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) on Tuesday to meet […]

  • President Raisi to Attend UNGA in New York
    by mahla on August 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Government spokesman said on Tuesday that President Ebrahim Raisi would attend the United Nations General Assembly in September. Ali Bahadori-Jahromi said that the preparatory planning has been done for the President’s attendance in the UN General Assembly which will open on September 13. Asked about the issue of Iran’s share of […]

  • ‘Assassin with loaded AK47’ faces federal charges for surveilling home of Iranian-American journalist
    by Ramon Antonio Vargas on August 1, 2022

    FBI intervenes for a second time since last summer in case involving Brooklyn-based writer and activist Masih AlinejadA man who had a high-powered rifle outside the home of an Iranian-American journalist and activist targeted by an Iranian kidnapping plot last year is now facing federal charges, according to authorities.The arrest of Khalid Mehdiyev on […]

  • Iran may eventually get its way in protracted power struggle in Iraq
    by Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent on July 28, 2022

    Analysis: Kurdish officials are considering allying with Iranian interests to finally form a government in BaghdadA parliament besieged by protesters, a country adrift nine months after an election, a feud between domestic blocs and Iranian proxies: for many Iraqis, the latest political crisis is nothing new.But to many observers this standoff appears more […]

  • Morad Tahbaz has been freed from jail in Iran on electronic tag, UK says
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on July 27, 2022

    Foreign Office confirms British-Iranian man is at home in Tehran and officials are working to free him permanentlyMorad Tahbaz, the British-Iranian man held in a Tehran prison, has been released on an electronic tag, the UK Foreign Office has confirmed.He had been due to be released on a tag at the same time as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori […]

  • Hit the Road review – irrepressible defiance in beautifully composed debut feature
    by Peter Bradshaw on July 27, 2022

    Directed by Panah Panahi, the son of jailed Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi, this tense family drama is drenched in a subtle but urgent political meaningGreat child acting is rare: so is great adult acting, and so is great directing of children and adults. But they all come together in this lovely, beautifully composed debut feature drenched in a subtle but […]

  • German-Iranian man facing death sentence on terror charges mounts final defence
    by Patrick Wintour on July 26, 2022

    Jamshid Sharmahd faces death sentence at end of six-day trial in TehranA German-Iranian political scientist – the victim of a kidnapping by the Iranian secret service – has mounted a last ditch defence against multiple charges of terrorism in a Tehran court.Jamshid Sharmahd is expected to be sentenced later, possibly to death, after a government […]

  • Flooding in southern Iran kills at least 22 people
    by Agence France-Presse in Tehran on July 23, 2022

    Vehicles carried away by rising waters after heavy rainfall in the largely arid countryFlooding in southern Iran has killed at least 22 people and left one person missing after heavy rainfall in the largely arid country, a local official has said.Videos posted on local and social media on Saturday showed vehicles being carried away by the rising waters of […]

  • MPs claim Foreign Office ‘inaction’ on sanctioning Iranians for hostage-taking
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on July 21, 2022

    Officials involved in arrest and intimidation of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe named in CommonsRichard Ratcliffe: My view of Liz Truss? She brought home my wife, Nazanin – then she failed herThe Foreign Office has failed to impose sanctions on key Iranians responsible for the arrest and intimidation of the British-Iranian dual national Nazanin […]

  • ‘You cannot imagine how crazy the system is’: Jafar Panahi’s film-maker son on Iranian censorship
    by Phil Hoad on July 21, 2022

    Speaking before his director father’s latest arrest, Panah discusses the hypocrisy of the regime, the impact of his family’s resistance – and his own award-winning debut featureIf there were one thing that might deter you from taking up your old man’s profession, it would surely be him being arrested, imprisoned, harassed and alienated for more than […]

  • My view of Liz Truss? She brought home my wife, Nazanin – then she failed her | Richard Ratcliffe
    by Richard Ratcliffe on July 21, 2022

    Those responsible for her imprisonment have still not been sanctioned, despite the Foreign Office knowing their identitiesAs the race for a new prime minister reaches its final stages, many journalists have been asking me for comment on the leadership candidates. Most have been looking for a critique of Liz Truss and her campaign’s claim that she was the […]

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