iran iran  /ɪ ˈrɑn/


  • (n) a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil



  1. Iran votes: Why the Supreme Leader is so desperate to bring out voters

    Iran’s Supreme Leader is pushing hard for high turnout in presidential elections on Friday, hoping voters will “disappoint the enemy” in a “great divine test” and bury the memory of Iran’s fraud-tainted 2009 vote.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  2. Iran nuke policy 'unchangeable' no matter who wins

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Just hours after Iran's presidential candidates bickered over nuclear policies during a televised debate, the country's foreign minister stepped in with a comment of his own: Nothing will change regardless of the winner.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Iran president campaign ending before Friday vote

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Candidates for president of Iran wrapped up their final full day of campaigning on Wednesday, reacting to a last-minute surge for a moderate cleric at the expense of conservatives.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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  1. "This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops," Bush said. "We will...
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

  2. "This announcement is as convincing an answer to the efforts undertaken in Iran in the past few days as any we could provide," Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington when asked to react to a deal with Iran brokered by...
    on May 18, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "I think that stoning is a medieval punishment that has no place in the modern world and the continued use of such a punishment in Iran demonstrates in our view a blatant disregard for human rights," he said.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: William Hague Source: National Post

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