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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  • ‘I got 12 years and 74 lashes’: Confess, the band jailed for playing metal in Iran
    by Matt Mills on January 26, 2022

    After their songs were deemed blasphemous propaganda, the duo were forced to flee to Norway and claim asylum. Now a band, they are writing angrily about what they facedFor almost as long as it’s existed, heavy metal has been used as protest music. On Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, the first thing you’re barraged with is War Pigs: a seven-minute savaging of […]

  • Development, strategic policy of Goharzamin
    by reporter 1222 on January 26, 2022

    Development, strategic policy of Goharzamin TEHRAN (Iran News) This is possible with the right policies in this sector and evaluating its effects on other economic sectors. Increasing investment and production in this sector will increase investment in this sector by increasing the return on capital in the mining and mineral industries. The mining sector is […]

  • The brave uprising in Sudan
    by mahla on January 26, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Medics say three more demonstrators have been killed after Sudanese security forces fired live rounds and teargas in further protests against the country’s military rulers. The latest in a series of demonstrations saw tens of thousands of protesters pouring their anger on the streets in cities across the country. Ever since The […]

  • WHO praises Iran for controlling malaria
    by mahla on January 26, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran has not registered any native cases of malaria for three consecutive years, Tedros Adhanom Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said, praising Iran for controlling malaria. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals; the disease is most commonly spread by an infected […]

  • The U.S., Leader of Economic Terrorism
    by mahla on January 26, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Terrorism is a phenomena which threatens nations and governments and through the decades it has occurred in different forms and recently some version of it, economic terrorism, is dominating the world and makes the people in the world suffer of it. If we have a look back at the history and The post The U.S., Leader of Economic […]

  • ICC Holds Coordination Meeting for Exhibition in Algeria
    by mahla on January 26, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – A coordination meeting was held between Iran Embassy with Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC) as the operator of Iran’s pavilion in the upcoming international exhibition in Algeria. According to the reports, ICC hosted this online coordination meeting with presence of deputy head of the ICC on international affairs as well as The […]

  • Iran Non-Oil Exports to Turkey Fivefold
    by mahla on January 26, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Secretary General of Iran-Turkey Joint Chamber of Commerce says that since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2021), Iran’s non-oil exports to Turkey have been valued at $4.2b and at the same time imports from Turkey in this period have been around $3.5b while Iran’s non-oil exports to The post Iran Non-Oil […]

  • Italian Embassy Hosts Domus Design – Tehran 2022
    by mahla on January 26, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Italian Ambassador to Iran, Giuseppe Perrone, officially inaugurated on Monday a special preview of the exhibit “Domus Design – Tehran 2022”, which will open in its full scale on Italian Design Day in mid-March. Special guest at the Italian Ambassador’s inauguration, which took place in one of the historical buildings The […]

  • Iran Prioritizing Close Ties With Neighbors
    by mahla on January 26, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran Prioritizing Close Ties With Neighbors. The enhancement of relations with the neighbors constitutes a top priority in Iran’s foreign policy agenda, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said yesterday in the closing ceremony of the First National Conference and Neighbors in Tehran Addressing the conference, Amirabdollahian […]

  • Iran-Russia-China coalition could be very painful for the West: ambassador
    by mahla on January 25, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali has said that possible coalition of Iran, Russia and China would be very painful for the West. “Naturally, the United States and the West, in general, are concerned about new coalitions, which are currently [being created] on the international arena. A coalition of the Islamic The post […]

  • Bid Boland Refinery’s outstanding performance a year after its inauguration
    by mahla on January 25, 2022

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Persian Gulf Bid Boland Gas Refinery in Iran’s southwestern Khouzestan Province was officially inaugurated by the previous president Hasan Rouhani in mid-January, 2021. The refinery, which had previously started its operation, is aimed at increasing the production of sweet gas, reducing the consumption of petroleum products, […]

  • Anoosheh Ashoori to start hunger strike in protest against Iran hostage-taking
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on January 22, 2022

    The British-Iranian dual national is staging a strike in solidarity with Barry Rosen who is campaigning outside Vienna nuclear talksA British-Iranian man imprisoned in Iran is to start a hunger strike on Sunday in support of a 77-year-old American who is protesting outside nuclear talks in Vienna against Iranian hostage taking.Anoosheh Ashoori, who is being […]

  • Saudis hit back with deadly airstrikes in Yemen after Houthis’ UAE drone attack
    by Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent on January 18, 2022

    Coalition announces strikes on Houthi strongholds as global leaders rally round Abu DhabiHouthi forces who control much of northern Yemen say about 20 people have died in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on the capital, Sana’a, a day after a Houthi drone attack killed three people in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia’s coalition partner.Neighbours […]

  • Radiograph of a Family review – unveiling a marriage shaped by Iran’s history
    by Phuong Le on January 17, 2022

    Firouzeh Khosrovani’s autobiographical film shows how the turbulent currents of Iranian life defined her family’s lifeFirouzeh Khosrovani’s autobiographical documentary opens in a grand yet sparely decorated drawing room, painted in white. As an unhurried tracking shot pulls viewers into the strangely still space, a sense of mystery permeates: nearly […]

  • Iran nuclear talks deadlock risks dangerous vacuum
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on January 17, 2022

    Analysis: As clock runs down on Vienna talks, key obstacles remain to be cleared by Tehran and the westThe countdown to the end of the six-month-long talks in Vienna on the future of the Iran nuclear deal has begun. No deadline has been formally set, but if there is no progress in less than two weeks the process will come to an end leaving a dangerous […]

  • Iran sends French-Iranian academic back to jail at key point in nuclear talks
    by AFP in Paris on January 12, 2022

    France says Fariba Adelkhah’s unexplained return to prison will damage efforts to revive 2015 curbs on nuclear programme Iran has sent back to prison from house arrest French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, a shock development in the midst of delicate talks on the Iranian nuclear drive.Adelkhah was sentenced in May 2020 to five years in prison for […]

  • Aras Amiri: Iran frees British Council employee accused of spying
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on January 12, 2022

    Amiri, 34, back in UK after Iran’s supreme court overturned 2019 conviction and 10-year prison sentence An Iranian woman who worked for the British Council has been freed from detention in Evin prison and returned to the UK after being acquitted of spying charges.Aras Amiri’s lawyers had mounted an appeal to the Iranian supreme court that led to her […]

  • Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi: ‘Global recognition is double-edged’
    by Steve Rose on January 10, 2022

    He has been detained at airports and told never to return to Iran. But the director, who could be about to win his third Oscar, refuses to be silenced about outrages in his own country – and in the westWithdrawing your film from the Oscars would be career suicide for most directors, but in November Asghar Farhadi appeared to do precisely that. Shortly […]

  • A Hero review – powerful moral drama from a master of Iranian cinema
    by Simran Hans on January 9, 2022

    Two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi hits home once more with this complex tale of a debtor who tries to make goodRahim (Amir Jadidi) is on two-day leave from debtors’ prison when his girlfriend, Farkhondeh (Sahir Goldoust), chances upon a pile of gold. Sure, it’s in a handbag that doesn’t belong to her, but has been abandoned at a bus stop, so she […]

  • Baktash Abtin, dissident Iranian poet, dies of Covid on prison furlough
    by Reuters on January 9, 2022

    Abtin’s death was ‘aided and abetted’ by the Iran’s government, says US human rights group PEN AmericaThe dissident Iranian poet and filmmaker Baktash Abtin has died of Covid-19 in hospital after being released on a furlough from prison where he was infected.Abtin was transferred to hospital in the capital Tehran “but the treatment did not succeed […]

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