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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  • Intl. organizations should help remove sanctions on medicine: health minister
    by mahla on December 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –International organizations should help independent countries to remove illegal sanctions imposed on Iran’s pharmaceutical sector, Health Minister Bahram Einollahi has said. He made the remarks in a meeting with representatives of international organizations residing in Iran, which was held at the Ministry of Health on Thursday. Iran […]

  • Mirza Kuchak Khan Intl. Congress wraps up
    by mahla on December 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –The International Congress of Martyr Mirza Kuchak Khan Jangali wrapped up on Thursday after honoring some Iranian artists during a ceremony at the Rasht Central Hall, Gilan province. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili and a number of cultural officials, IRNA reported on Friday. […]

  • Tehran, Dhaka Eager to Cooperate on Pilgrimage
    by mahla on December 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Iran and Bangladesh welcome the expansion of cooperation in Hajj and pilgrimage areas. Bangladesh Ambassador to Iran Gousal Azam Sarker and Supreme Leader’s representative in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs Hojjatoleslam Abdolfattah Navvab held a meeting in Tehran. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on Bangladeshi pilgrims […]

  • Iran, Kyrgyzstan Can Cooperate on Agro, Mining
    by mahla on December 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Tehran Turdakun Sydykov during his visit to South Khorasan Province met with business activists of the province and discussed ways of cooperation between the two countries especially in the fields of agriculture and mining. In the meeting with business activists of the South Khorasan Province at Birjand […]

  • Enemies Committed Scandalous Miscalculations by Recent Riots
    by mahla on December 2, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –President Seyed Ebrahim Raisisaid on Thursday that the enemies of the Islamic Revolution of Iran who have been disappointed by the people of Kurdistan had committed a scandalous miscalculation. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Sanandaj Water Supply Project, Raisi said that the enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran had […]

  • Women in conservative region of Iran join Mahsa Amini protests
    by Agence France-Presse on December 2, 2022

    Dozens of women turn out on streets of provincial capital, where men have been protesting for monthsBlack-clad women in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province have joined nationwide protests on Friday sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, in what a rights group called a rare move in the staunchly conservative region.Videos online showed dozens of women on the […]

  • ‘We walked in front of the police with no veil’ – voices from Iran’s women-led uprising
    by Clea Skopeliti on December 2, 2022

    As the UN warns of a ‘human rights crisis’, Iranian citizens report on daily life in a country engulfed by protestsIran’s security forces have killed at least 448 people since protests began more than two months ago, according to a human rights group.Iran Human Rights (IHR) said those killed include including 60 children under the age of 18 and 29 […]

  • Why protesters in Iran are risking everything for change – video explainer
    by Deepa Parent, Maheen Sadiq and Nikhita Chulani on December 1, 2022

    People across Iran have been protesting for nearly three months, defying a deadly crackdown by regime forces. The demonstrations are seen as a fierce challenge to four decades of hardline clerical rule. The protesters' cry of 'Woman, Life, Freedom' has galvanised the movement, which has travelled around the world, but within Iran there have been more than […]

  • Iranian man, 27, shot dead for celebrating team’s World Cup exit
    by Helen Sullivan and agencies on November 30, 2022

    Mehran Samak was killed by security forces after honking car horn in celebration of Iran’s defeat to US, human rights groups sayAn Iranian man was shot dead by security forces after Iran’s national team lost to the US and exited the World Cup, as anti-government demonstrations took place inside and outside the stadium in Qatar and across Iran.Mehran […]

  • Is “El Nino” the savior of Iran from drought?
    by mahla on November 30, 2022

    According to the forecasts, El Nino–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) can lead to more rain in Iran in the second half of winter and early spring. The ENSO cycle has three phases called the neutral phase, El Niño and La Niña. It is a scientific term that describes the fluctuations in temperature between the ocean and atmosphere The post Is “El Nino” the […]

  • Supreme Court confirms death penalty against thugs linked to Israel
    by mahla on November 30, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –The death penalty has been upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court for four members of a group of hardened criminals linked to Israeli intelligence services, who intended to jeopardize the nation’s security. The final judgments against the Israeli-linked network, which were demolished in May after a combined operation by Iran’s […]

  • Focus, Iran’s key to success against the U.S.
    by mahla on November 30, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Iran are on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stage for the first time and that’s the time to make it happen. Sitting second in Group B with three points from two matches, Iran know a win against the U.S. secures passage to the knockout stages for the first The post Focus, Iran’s key to success against the U.S. […]

  • 25% Rise in Iran-Afghanistan Trade Exchange
    by mahla on November 30, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Head of Mashhad Office of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce says the trade exchange between Iran and Afghanistan has increased by 25% and admitted that Afghan Government does not give concession easily. Speaking to ILNA, Mr. Hadi Nabizadeh said that the trade between Iran and Afghanistan was facing downward trend in the The […]

  • Iraq Pays Off 1.6b Euros of Its Arrears to Iran
    by mahla on November 30, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Oil Minister Javad Owji said that Iran has received about €1.6 billion of Iraq’s arrears related to its gas export. Speaking among reporters on the sidelines of the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Owji stated that his ministry received about €1 billion of Iraq’s debt to Iran for gas import last year in The post Iraq Pays Off […]

  • How Iranians protested against country's regime during the World Cup – video report
    on November 30, 2022

    Iranians have used the World Cup to highlight some of the human rights abuses in their country. Protesters used the slogan "woman, life, freedom" through chants, banners and printed T-shirts but encountered problems with Qatari authorities. This including one man being pinned to the ground after the Iran v USA game and others reporting being watched. […]

  • Anti-regime Iranians celebrate World Cup exit to US in solidarity with protests
    by Helen Sullivan and agencies on November 30, 2022

    Footage shows fireworks and cheering across Iran and at Qatar stadium after team representing Islamic Republic lost 1-0Some Iranians have celebrated their team’s loss to the US and subsequent exit from the World Cup, as demonstrations against the government’s treatment of protesters took place inside and outside the stadium in Qatar and across Iran. The […]

  • Iranians celebrate World Cup exit as symbolic victory against country's regime – video
    on November 30, 2022

    Residents in Iran took to the streets cheering and honking car horns on Tuesday night, celebrating the national team's exit from the World Cup following defeat by the USA in Qatar. Videos acquired by The Associated Press showed cars out on the streets of Saqqez in the Kurdistan province, and some people chanting "death to the dictator" in reference to […]

  • Iran releases two former national team footballers arrested over protests
    by Oliver Holmes on November 29, 2022

    Both were bailed hours before Iran faces US in World Cup, following release of hundreds of other prisonersIran has released two former members of its international football team who were arrested on charges related to countrywide protests, just hours before the national squad was set to play the US at the World Cup.Right-back Voria Ghafouri was detained […]

  • Why are Americans ignoring the protests in Iran? | Francine Prose
    by Francine Prose on November 29, 2022

    The protesters’ cry of ‘woman, life, freedom’ is inspiring, but many people in the US quit listening after the first wordIt’s been more than two months since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, arrested by Iran’s so-called guidance patrol for incorrectly wearing her hijab, died in police custody. The official report blamed her death on heart failure, but […]

  • Iran’s Queiroz hits back in flag row by highlighting school shootings in USA
    by Paul MacInnes in Doha on November 28, 2022

    Coach also alludes to problems with racism in AmericaGregg Berhalter apologises for tweet of doctored flagCarlos Queiroz has raised the temperature before Iran’s crucial Group B fixture with the USA, addressing criticism of the Iranian regime by drawing parallels with American school shootings.The Iran coach made his latest controversial intervention […]

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