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Iran, situated in the Middle East, is a diverse and historically rich country with a population exceeding 83 million. Governed as an Islamic Republic since the 1979 Revolution, Iran’s political landscape is dominated by the Supreme Leader, currently Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who holds significant influence over state institutions. The presidency, currently held by Ebrahim Raisi, serves as the head of government. Major political entities include conservative factions aligned with the Supreme Leader, such as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and more reformist or moderate groups like the Executives of Construction Party and the Reformists. The political system blends religious authority with elected representatives, though significant power resides with unelected bodies. Iran’s economy, primarily reliant on oil and gas exports, faces challenges due to international sanctions, mismanagement, and corruption. Despite its economic potential, Iran struggles with high inflation and unemployment rates. The nation is characterized by a rich cultural heritage, boasting contributions to literature, art, and science throughout history. Islam, particularly Shia Islam, is the dominant religion, shaping both societal norms and political discourse. Iran’s foreign policy is influenced by its regional aspirations, often leading to tensions with the United States and its allies. The country has been at the center of regional geopolitics, involving itself in conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Nuclear ambitions have also been a source of international concern, leading to negotiations and agreements such as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which Iran entered into to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. However, this agreement faced challenges and underwent changes in subsequent years. Iran’s geopolitical importance and influence in the Middle East contribute to its complex role in global affairs. The nation grapples with issues of human rights, restrictions on political freedoms, and censorship, with periodic protests reflecting public dissatisfaction. As Iran navigates internal and external pressures, its political and economic trajectory continues to shape the dynamics of the Middle East and international relations. HOMEAGERLY: Features democracy and rights of Iran.

Iran Population 2014

Iran 2014

Yearbook 2014 Iran. The breakthrough in the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program reached at the end of 2013 led to the presentation of a “joint action plan” in January. Behind the plan was the...