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  Supreme Religious Leader  Ali Khamenei 1 89 +100.00%
  President  Ebrahim Raisi 0 21 +58.60%
 Islamic Consultative Assembly    
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Established March 21, 1935
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedRBH April 12, 2019 02:06am
Description Islamic Republic of Iran
Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran

Once the thriving Persian empire, Iran is a Middle Eastern nation bordering the Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan. With its capital in Tehran, Iran is comprised of 28 provinces: Ardabil, Azarbayjan-e Gharbi, Azarbayjan-e Sharqi, Bushehr, Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari, Esfahan, Fars, Gilan, Golestan, Hamadan, Hormozgan, Ilam, Kerman, Kermanshah, Khorasan, Khuzestan, Kohkiluyeh va Buyer Ahmad, Kordestan, Lorestan, Markazi, Mazandaran, Qazvin, Qom, Semnan, Sistan va Baluchestan, Tehran, Yazd, Zanjan. An overwhelming majority, about 89% of Iranians, are Shi'a Muslims. Another 10% are Sunni. Iran is a diverse nation with 51% of its citizens being ethnic Persian. 24% are Azeri, 8% are Gilaki and Mazandarani, 7% are Kurd, 3% are Arab. Lur, Baloch and Turkmen are also represented. Most Iranians speak Farsi.

As a theocratic republic, the Qura'an holy book is the supreme rule of law. Islamic edicts are strictly enforced by the nation's leaders, who took control of Iran on April 1, 1979 by exiling the Persian Shah and the Royal Family. The head of state takes the title of Supreme Leader, a religious authority. Administration is the jurisdiction of the President and his Council of Ministers. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the unicameral Islamic Consultative Assembly or Majles-e-Shura-ye-Eslami.

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Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the United States Courtesy of the Embassy of Pakistan  Discuss
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Newspaper Iran Daily 
Newspaper Tehran Times 
Political Group News Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran 
Website Islamic Republic News Agency 
Website Yahoo News: Iran 

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Mar 02, 2012 06:00pm Mar 02, 2012 06:00pm General Election Iran Parliamentary Elections  411 Name Removed 
May 04, 2012 12:00pm May 04, 2012 12:00pm General Election Iran Parliamentary Run-Offs  411 Name Removed 
Feb 26, 2016 03:00pm Feb 26, 2016 03:00pm General Election Iran Parliamentary Election  RP 

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Apr 28, 2022 07:00am News Iran executions: Alarming rise in use of death penalty in 2021 - report  Article IndyGeorgia 
Oct 27, 2021 11:00am Announcement Iran to Return to Nuclear Deal Talks in Vienna Next Month   Article RP 
Nov 29, 2020 10:05am News Iran's supreme leader vows revenge after top nuclear scientist apparently assassinated  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 15, 2020 01:15pm News Iran bans vasectomies and contraceptives to improve birth rate  Article IndyGeorgia 
Mar 05, 2020 10:00am News Iran triples stockpile of enriched uranium in breach of nuclear deal  Article WA Indy 
Oct 10, 2019 03:00pm News Iran beats Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women  Article Bojicat