IranSource | Understanding and Analyzing a Multifaceted Iran

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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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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