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

  • The effect of US sanctions on Iran was global and a global effort must end them
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – For nearly three years, the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal has hung precariously in the balance. The Trump administration withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – to use its official name – in 2018, arguing that a policy of economic coercion, dubbed “maximum pressure”, would deliver an improved […]

  • Rouhani, vaccination in Iran will start soon
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – As long as the indigenous vaccine has not arrived, the use of foreign one is a necessity, President Rouhani said at the national anti-coronavirus headquarters meeting in Tehran. Since the outbreak of coronavirus worldwide more than a year ago, the people experienced difficult days, President Rouhani said calling for following health […]

  • Goldman Bullish On Oil, Relief Package
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Oil prices will be supported this year by the upcoming massive economic stimulus package in the United States and the low probability of much Iranian oil returning to the global market, according to Goldman Sachs. The $1.9-trillion COVID relief package proposed by President Joe Biden is set to stimulate the American The post Goldman […]

  • Hassan Taftian wins gold at Meeting Elite Indoor
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Hassan Taftian wins gold at Meeting Elite Indoor. He won the 60-meter race with a time of 6.68 seconds. French athletes Ryan Zeze and Marvin Rene finished in second and third place respectively, clocking 6.70 seconds. Taftian, the fastest Iranian man, won a quota place for the Tokyo Olympics in the The post Hassan Taftian wins gold […]

  • Araghchi, US Must lift sanctions before returning to the JCPOA
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – “Iran’s request is realistic, and that is for the United States to lift sanctions and return to the nuclear deal. I do not see any other alternative,” said Araghchi in an interview with the Italian newspaper of la Repubblica about Iran’s request to the new US administration. “We negotiated in good faith The post Araghchi, […]

  • Gold Markets Pullback Towards the Weekend
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Gold markets broke down a bit during the trading session on Friday as the 50 days EMA has offered a significant amount of resistance. At this point, the 200 day EMA at the $1821 level should offer short-term support, but traders are paying more attention to the interest rates in the The post Gold Markets Pullback Towards the Weekend […]

  • Zarif to embark on Eurasian tour
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Khatibzadeh on Saturday announced the visit of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the head of a delegation to the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Russian Federation, Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey on Monday, saying that Zarif is scheduled to meet and hold talks with his counterparts and other officials of these countries. The post […]

  • Tehran, Bangkok to Work Together to Tackle COVID-19 Impact on Culture, Art
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran and Thailand have underlined the need to exchange experience on tackling losses inflicted on the culture and art sector due to the coronavirus pandemic. Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyed Abbas Salehi sat down with the Thai ambassador to Tehran where the two sides called for the enhancement The post Tehran, […]

  • Tehran, Moscow Urged to Launch Joint Trade, Industrial Holdings
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – During a videoconference held on Wednesday, Iran and Russia were urged to form joint trade and industrial holdings in order to boost the bilateral trade cooperation. Iran-Russia Industrial and trade videoconference was hosted by Iran Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) where the head of ITPO Mr. Hamid Zadboum, Deputy Minister of […]

  • Japan Keen to Expand Ties With Iran
    by reporter 1222 on January 23, 2021

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Japan Ambassador to Tehran Ikawa Kazutoshi in meeting with Head of Iran-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group Mr. Ruhollah Motefakker-Azad said his country is eager to expand its relations with Iran in different fields like political, economic, cultural, and parliamentary. In the meeting, Mr. Ikawa pointed to the significance of […]

  • The effect of US sanctions on Iran was global – and a global effort must end them
    by Ali Vaez on January 22, 2021

    A coordinated move by the US, UK and EU to strengthen the nuclear agreement could pave the way to reducing tensionsFor nearly three years, the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal has hung precariously in the balance. The Trump administration withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – to use its official name – in 2018, arguing that a […]

  • Iran frees US hostages after 444 days in captivity – archive, 1981
    by By our foreign staff on January 21, 2021

    21 January 1981: The 52 hostages held at the US embassy in Tehran are handed over to American authorities in Algiers The 52 American hostages were officially handed over to the US authorities by the Algerians in Algiers this morning, at the end of 444 days in captivity. Related: Second billing for Reagan as hostages fly to freedom Related: Iranian students […]

  • World leaders hail 'new dawn' under Biden as Chinese media says 'good riddance'
    by Jon Henley and Helen Davidson on January 21, 2021

    Leaders say Europe again has a friend in the White House as Chinese outlets hail end to Trump’s ‘toxic rhetoric’Biden inauguration – live updatesWorld leaders have voiced relief at Joe Biden’s inauguration, with European officials hailing a “new dawn” for US relations, and Chinese state media saying “good riddance” to Donald Trump, but […]

  • Unscrupulous and aggressive, Pompeo plans to be the next Trump – but smarter | Simon Tisdall
    by Simon Tisdall on January 17, 2021

    The secretary of state has laid political booby traps for Biden in a diplomatic onslaught – with the aim of winning the White HouseWhile all eyes are on Donald Trump and his Capitol Hill mob, a would-be heir and successor is running riot all by himself, storming citadels, wagging the flag and breaking china. No, it’s not Donald Jr, or Ivanka, or Ted […]

  • 'Grave military implications': Iran making uranium metal alarms Europe
    by Agence France Presse on January 17, 2021

    Britain, France and Germany say Tehran has ‘no credible civilian use’ for fuel that it previously pledged not to produceEuropean powers have voiced deep concern over Iran’s plans to produce uranium metal, warning that Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for the element.“The production of uranium metal has potentially grave military […]

  • UN predicts 'famine not seen in 40 years' due to Pompeo's Yemen policy
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on January 14, 2021

    Mike Pompeo’s designation of Houthis as foreign terror group will block food and other aid, senior humanitarian saysThe US designation of the Houthi movement in Yemen as a terrorist organisation is likely to lead to a famine on a scale not seen for 40 years, the UN’s most senior humanitarian official has said.Mark Lowcock, the director general of the […]

  • The last days of Pompeo: secretary of state lashes out as reign comes to an end
    by Julian Borger in Washington on January 14, 2021

    Trump’s foreign policy chief has pursued confrontation with Iran and other perceived enemies, but his efforts to disrupt diplomacy will end in failure The finale of Mike Pompeo’s reign at the state department has been as controversial and clamorous as the rest of his 32-month tenure, but it is unclear what traces will remain after he has gone.The last […]

  • Mike Pompeo claims without evidence that Iran is al-Qaida's new 'home base'
    by Julian Borger in Washington on January 12, 2021

    Move seems designed to restrict Biden administration’s options as secretary of state confirms killing of al-Qaida leader in AugustThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has claimed, without providing evidence, that al-Qaida leaders have established a new “home base” in the Iran, in what appeared to be his latest effort to raise the political cost of […]

  • Nuclear stand-off: can Joe Biden avert a new arms race?
    by Julian Borger in Washington on January 11, 2021

    Analysis: new president will face threats on multiple fronts, including from Russia and Iran, and must decide future of US arsenal Joe Biden will have to make critical decisions on arms control in his first days in the White House that could determine whether a new nuclear arms race can be averted, and possibly reversed.When the new president takes the oath […]

  • Iran bans importation of Covid vaccines from the US and UK
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on January 8, 2021

    Despite virus spread, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei forbids what he calls ‘untrustworthy’ jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccines produced by the US and UK will be banned from entering Iran, its supreme leader has said, even though his country has suffered the worst virus outbreak in the Middle East.“Imports of US and […]

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