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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  • America’s undying empire: why the decline of US power has been greatly exaggerated
    by Tom Stevenson on November 30, 2023

    For more than a decade, people have been saying that the era of US dominance is coming to an end. But in reality there are still no other global players to rival itIn recent years, the idea that the United States is an empire in decline has gained considerable support, some of it from quarters that until very recently would have denied it was ever an empire […]

  • Iranian kurash players win five more medals at world championship
    by mahla on November 29, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian players won five more medals at the 14th World Kurash Wrestling Championship on Tuesday. Saba Karamali in the women’s -78kg and Fatemeh Barmaki in the women’s +87kg won two bronze medals. Majid Vahid Barimanlou claimed a silver medal in the men’s -66kg. Saeid Talebinia in the men’s -60kg and Ramin Ahmadzadeh The post […]

  • Iran, Syria discuss expansion of monetary, banking relations
    by mahla on November 29, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –  During a meeting between the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) and the Syrian prime minister in Damascus, the two sides explored the ways to expand monetary and banking relations between the two countries. During the meeting, CBI Governor Mohammad-Reza Farzin announced the development of monetary and banking relations […]

  • Iran to celebrate World Soil Day
    by mahla on November 29, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Environment will celebrate World Soil Day (WSD) on December 5 to promote the importance of protecting soil and water as a source of food security and society’s health. The day will be observed by holding different programs such as art competitions, photography, 100-second short The […]

  • Al-Aqsa Storm led to de-Americanization
    by mahla on November 29, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has met with thousands of members of the Basij on the occasion of National Basij Week. The meeting took place at the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah on November 29, 2023. The leader described Basij as an invaluable legacy of Imam Khomeini, the founder of The post Al-Aqsa […]

  • We Dare to Dream review – powerful study of what refugee athletes did at the Olympics
    by Cath Clarke on November 29, 2023

    This film from the Oscar-nominated director of For Sama follows athletes at the Tokyo Games and looks at how they’ve escaped persecution to reach sport’s top tableThere’s nothing that Waad Al-Kateab – the citizen-journalist turned Oscar-nominated director of For Sama – needs to do to make her latest documentary more affecting. The resilience and […]

  • Iranian short animations at Festival of 3 Continents in France
    by mahla on November 29, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Three Iranian short animations are present at the 45th edition of the Festival of 3 Continents in Nantes, France, which was launched on November 24 and will run through December 3. The flicks are included in the program of three Iranian short films presented at the First Steps Towards the 3 Continents The post Iranian short animations […]

  • Iran FM urges ICC intervention to stop Israel’s war crimes in Gaza
    by mahla on November 29, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has urgently appealed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) through letters addressed to its chief prosecutor, emphasizing the crucial need for immediate ICC intervention in addressing recent atrocities in Gaza. Amir Abdollahian underscored the gravity of the situation, pointing to […]

  • Justice Shares to be allocated to more 5m-6m people: SEO head
    by mahla on November 29, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – The head of Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) announced that “Justice Shares” will be allocated to more five million-six million people by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2024). Making the remarks in a press conference at the place of the SEO on Tuesday, Majid Eshqi said The post Justice […]

  • Tehran hosting ECO meeting on disaster risk reduction
    by mahla on November 29, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –The fourth Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) expert group meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) opened in Tehran on Sunday and will wrap up tomorrow. The four-day meeting has brought together all national government officials and experts responsible for DRR from member states, particularly representatives from regional and […]

  • Iran execution of child condemned by UN human rights office
    by Agence France-Presse on November 29, 2023

    Seventeen-year-old Hamidreza Azari was executed along with Milad Zohrevand, 22, as UN agency calls for moratorium on capital punishmentThe United Nations said Tuesday it deplored the executions of a 17-year-old and a 22-year old in Iran and urged Tehran to immediately stop applying the death penalty.The UN Human Rights Office said it was troubled by […]

  • Actress Parvaneh Massoumi passes away at 78
    by mahla on November 27, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Iranian actress Parvaneh Massoumi passed away at a hospital in Rasht, northern Gilan province on November 27. Massoumi, who was hospitalized in the past days for intestinal perforation, was transferred to the ICU on Monday due to a lung infection and died a few hours later at the age of 78, ISNA The post Actress Parvaneh Massoumi […]

  • Iran Parliament speaker expresses condolences on martyrdom of Abbas Raad
    by mahla on November 27, 2023

    TEHRAN (Iran News) –Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf issued a message on Monday, expressing condolences over the martyrdom of Abbas Mohammad Raad, the son of Hezbollah parliament leader Mohammed Raad. The son of Hezbollah’s parliamentary leader in the Lebanese legislative body was killed in an Israeli airstrike early Thursday morning […]

  • ‘Escape to another world’: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on reading in prison
    by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on November 27, 2023

    Addressing Sunday night’s Booker prize ceremony, the translator jailed in Iran for almost six years described how illicit books sustained her sense of freedom• ‘Soul-shattering’ Prophet Song by Paul Lynch wins 2023 Booker prizeI spent nine months in solitary confinement with very little access to anything. Being claustrophobic, solitary was a […]

  • Yemen's Houthis release video of hijacked cargo ship – video
    on November 20, 2023

    Footage showing armed men dropping from a helicopter and seizing a cargo ship in the Red Sea has been released by Houthis in Yemen.The video was published by the movement's TV channel, Al Masirah, a day after the ship was hijacked by the group, who said Israel had links to the ship. Israel said the vessel was a British-owned and Japanese-operated cargo ship […]

  • Yemen’s Houthi rebels seize cargo ship in Red Sea and call Israeli vessels ‘legitimate targets’
    by Guardian staff and agencies on November 20, 2023

    Footage shows masked gunmen jumping on to Galaxy Leader, which Israel says is British-ownedSee all our Israel-Hamas war coverageYemen’s Houthi rebels said they have seized what they called an Israeli cargo ship in the Red Sea, and warned that all vessels linked to Israel “will become a legitimate target for armed forces”.Houthi forces would […]

  • Former foreign minister urges Iran not to get lured into war with Israel
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on November 14, 2023

    Mohammad Javad Zarif says Israel wants to expand Gaza conflict in order to drag the US into the fightingThe former Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is urging his country not to become embroiled in a direct war with Israel or the US.The best way to defend the Palestinian people was to avoid giving the west a reason to claim they are acting as a […]

  • Gulf states fend off call from Iran to arm Palestinians at Riyadh summit
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on November 12, 2023

    Iranian president had travelled to Saudi Arabia to try to force a more interventionist approach to Israel-Hamas warIsrael-Hamas war: live updatesGulf state leaders have fended off an Iranian-led attempt to call for arming the Palestinians and severing all diplomatic ties with Israel at an extraordinary summit in Riyadh, in a effort to retain control of the […]

  • Israel kills seven more Hezbollah fighters on border with Lebanon
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on November 11, 2023

    Iranian foreign minister says wider regional conflict inevitable as death toll among militant group rises to 78Israel-Hamas war – live updatesIsrael has killed a further seven Hezbollah fighters on its northern border with Lebanon, taking the total death toll of Hezbollah fighters to 78 since the Hamas attack on Israel on 7 October.The rising death toll […]

  • Spanish police investigate possible Iran link to shooting of former politician
    by Associated Press on November 10, 2023

    Alejandro Vidal-Quadras told police from hospital bed of his links to exiled Iranian opposition, source saysThe Spanish rightwing former politician Alejandro Vidal-Quadras is recovering in hospital after being shot in the face on a central Madrid street.Police said they were not ruling out any theories for the attack on Thursday afternoon, including a […]

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