IranSource | Understanding and Analyzing a Multifaceted Iran

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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Iranians are poking fun at new billboards posted around Tehran by the city government that disparage what they call “American-style human rights.

Among the messages meant to inform the public about the real American lifestyle – as opposed to what Iranians see in American movies and music videos -- are statistics about domestic violence, children born out of wedlock and the number of prisoners in the United States.

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On June 24, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an intergovernmental body that sets and promotes standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing – revised its public statement regarding Iran to account for positive steps that Tehran has recently taken to bring itself into compliance with global banking norms.  

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Arranged marriages are far from the main means through which nuptials take place in Iran. Long gone, too, are the days when a nervous young man in his early to mid-twenties would scribble his landline number on a piece of paper, look around to make sure the morality police were not watching, and pass the note to a young woman who had caught his eye.

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ایران به دنبال سرمایه گذاری تازه ای برای توسعه سواحل مکران (یا سواحل دریای عمان) در  طول خلیج عمان است. این سرمایه گذاری می تواند باعث توسعه یکی از محروم ترین مناطق ایران شود، به مبارزه با مواد مخدر یاری رساند، و حضور نیروی دریایی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی را فراتر از خلیج فارس گسترش دهد.

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My movies are generally not happy ones. But I’m pleased that I make my people--or at least part of my people--happy with these awards,” said Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi in his acceptance speech last weekend at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

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Iran is seeking new investment for the Makran coast along the Gulf of Oman to boost development in one of the country’s most deprived regions, fight drug trafficking and expand its naval presence beyond the Persian Gulf.

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Since a landmark nuclear deal went into effect January 16, Iranians are increasingly frustrated that while they have fulfilled their part of the bargain, they have yet to see significant economic benefits.

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The results of this year’s runoff elections for seats in Iran’s tenth parliament have broken two records. The new parliament -- which will officially begin work on May 28 -- will host the largest number of women and the least number of clerics since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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