IranInsight|Showcasing a Multifaceted Iran

Most observers believe Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has a very good chance of being re-elected next May to a second four-year term.

But it would be foolhardy to discount the possibility of a victory by the conservative camp, which remains deeply entrenched in the power structure of the Islamic Republic in organizations such as the Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the large paramilitary Basij militia, the police forces, the Guardian Council and the judicial system.

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On Sept. 12, Akbar Showkat, head of Iran’s Council of Construction Workers, told reporters that 15,000 workers have been hurt on the job, which means that Iran holds the record per capita for employment-related mishaps. Over half of annual job-related injuries, he added, are in the construction sector. 

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New York – Hassan Rouhani was determined not to make news.

In a carefully calibrated performance, Rouhani checked the boxes for his briefest visit to the UN General Assembly since he became Iran’s president in 2013.

Spending only two days in New York, he met with Muslim American leaders, held bilateral talks with key European counterparts and the president of Turkey, attended an off-record session with American think tankers and other Iran experts, gave the obligatory speech to the United Nations and conducted a press conference that broke no new ground.

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در گوشه و کنار جهان کوه های یخی و یخچال های طبیعی ذوب می شوند، آب دریاها بالا می آید، و منابع آب زیر زمینی تهی می شوند. از سال 1880 که اندازه گیری درجه حرارت هوا آغاز شد، ماه ژوئیه امسال گرم ترین ماه بود.
با این حال، مت لاور، مجری برنامه "فرمانده کل قوا" که چهار شنبه شب از شبکه اِن بی سی پخش شد، از نامزدهای انتخابت ریاست جمهوری آمریکا هیچ پرسشی درباره بزرگترین و احتمالا واقعی ترین خطری که بشریت را تهدید می کند، تغییرات اقلیم، نکرد.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have had troubled relations since the inception of the Islamic Republic in Iran in 1979.

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Iran’s Ministry of Agricultural Jihad in Ilam Province, bordering Iraq, is planning to cultivate grapes on 600 hectares land previously contaminated with landmines.

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Iranian-Saudi hostilities peaked during the 1980-88 Iraq-Iran war when Saudi Arabia poured billions of dollars into financing Saddam Hussein with the aim of toppling the Iranian government, which had promoted the export of its revolution.

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Among the most dispiriting aspects of Iranian policy since the 1979 revolution has been the seizure of foreign hostages.

From the 444-day ordeal of 52 Americans in the immediate aftermath of the revolution to the present-day captivity of three Iranian Americans and four other dual nationals, this policy has blackened Iran’s reputation and stymied its path to global re-integration.

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Iran is facing a series of environmental disasters this summer, including forest fires, record heat indexes in some provinces and sandstorms threatening the capital, Tehran.

Namak (Persian Salt) Lake in Qom province, which once measured 200,000 hectares, has completely dried up because of climate change, the ill-considered construction of tens of dams and depleted underground water resources.

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A year after it was reached, a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran has met its primary goals but remains challenged on multiple levels by those who never supported the deal and oppose reconciliation between the Islamic Republic and the United States.

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