The Islamic Republic of Iran has a close relationship with the number 2. With a surface area of 1.65 million sq km, the country is the 2nd largest in the Middle East region, after Saudi Arabia, while with a population of 77.9 million, it is the 2nd most populous country in the region, behind Egypt (82 million). In Tehran, its capital city of 7.2 million citizens, it has the 2nd biggest city in the region, with Turkey's capital, Istanbul, having 8.8 million. And finally, Iran borders Azerbaijan twice, with the main state (432km) and its exclave, Naxcivan (179km), frontiers divided by Armenia (35km) to the north.
"Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government" - No, the people of Iran did when they revolted, deposed the Shah and kicked British and American oil corps out of the country.
Talon 11th January 2011
Arabs destroyed Persia when they invaded .They cleared everything under the name of Islam and allah .Then they imposed Islam to cleared brains to make the Persians their slaves .
even in Arabs book of Quran it was mentioned that : do they bring an arabic book for ajams and ajami book for Arabs ?
Islam is a fabricated arabic religion for Arabs and not for Persians .
Ali Ahmadi 1st July 2010
I wonder why there is no mention of Cyrus the great, the founder of Iranian Empire, and the Achamenid dynasty. Of all he should be mentioned for every thing he has done for his country and for all mankind. For example, he wrote "The first code of human rights".
Thank you for your time,
fri 31st August 2009
your program is very good
sovay 29th May 2009
this was helpful with my world studies project, thank you!
Farshad 1st January 2006
If you need more information about Persian media resources, you can check GOOYA(UK) which offers direct access to TV, radio, and news channels.
ben dover 26th June 2005
i have a friend and the reason i said that is because you don't