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  Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Iranian climate is mostly arid or semiarid, though subtropical along the Caspian coast.
The majority of Iran's population speak one of the Iranian languages, though Persian is the official language.
Most Iranians are Muslims; 90% belong to the Shi'a branch of Islam, the official state religion, and about 9% belong to the Sunni branch (many of whom are Kurds).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iran   (3453 words)

 Iranians in Westwood
Iranians are also apt to live in the southern San Fernando Valley, particularly Encino and Tarzana, and in the Santa Monica Mountains.
This is especially evident in the Iranian women, who like, "to display expensive and stylish clothes, automobiles, and jewelry may represent their attempt to retain, at least on the surface, the prosperity and elegance they had known in Iran".
He said that a lot of the business owners in the village are from Iranian decent and unfortunately because of the lack of support from the city in helping to revitalize the Village they have had to close there doors and start their businesses over again in new locations.
www.lmu.edu /csla/community/students_projects/westwood   (5584 words)

 Project for the New American Century
In the face of Iranian clerics' assault on the democratic process leading up to Iran's recent parliamentary elections, the authors argue that it is time for the Bush administration to demonstrate that its commitment to democracy in the Middle East extends to U. policy toward Iran.
Contrary to common perception, Iranian society is today one of the most pluralist, and the Islamic regime one of the most fragile, in the region.
Like Poland then, Iranian society is organized, hostile to the regime, pro-democratic and pro-American, while Iran's rulers--like their Polish counterparts 20 years ago--have no legitimacy, are deeply corrupt, and seem ready to use any means necessary to survive.
www.newamericancentury.org /iran-20040224.htm   (1136 words)

 PBS Online: Beyond the Veil - Iranians in the U.S.
The 1979 Iranian Revolution resulted in one of the largest migrations in Iran's history.
Of course this estimate is challenged by unofficial assessments which place the number of Iranians in the United States at more than one million.
The average Iranian family in the U.S. is almost 20% richer than the average American household." Despite these characteristics which are indicative of a successful community, the post-revolutionary image of Iranians in the U.S. has been a negative one.
www.internews.org /visavis/BTVPagesTXT/Iranians_in_US.html   (486 words)

 [FREE IRAN Project] In The Spirit Of Cyrus The Great :: View topic - BREAKING NEWS June 9th: Iranians Will Never Give ...
Iranian Women who are representing the majority of the Iranian Nation have been struggling, since the conception of the Islamic republic regime, to keep their rights which have been mainly revoked and disregarded.
It's to note that the Iranian Women had one of the most freer life styles during the former Iranian regime while some of the familial law had been changed according to their rights and many other were under discussion in order to secularize them.
Iranians are planning for wide scale celebrations, and the rejection of the Islamic regime and its despotic ideology.
www.activistchat.com /phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1424   (9223 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Geographic's Gulf gaffe has Iranians irate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Not to mention the Iranian government, which on Tuesday banned National Geographic's publications and journalists from the country until the organization "corrects" the atlas.
The emotion reflects Iranians' deep pride in their own ancient culture, and a long history of enmity toward regional Arab powers such as Iraq, with which Iran fought a bloody eight-year war in the 1980s.
Iranians are alleging other mapmaking insults, including a description of three tiny islands in the Gulf.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002101154_atlas26.html   (574 words)

 iranian.com: Slater Bakhtavar, Persians push for Bush
The Persians were once again encouraged by the President's vision when he said "To the Iranian people, I say tonight: As you stand for your own liberty, America Stands with you." thereby reiterating his support to the Iranian freedom fighters inside of the Islamic Republic.
According to a recent poll by the National Iranian American Council a non-profit civic organization in the United States over ninety percent of Iranian-Americans are against any type of military attack on Iran.
In the end, the theory calls for barraging the truth to such a degree that anyone speaking otherwise is regarded as an enemy of Iran.
www.iranian.com /Bakhtavar/2005/February/Bush   (755 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Iranians march in anti-Israel protests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tens of thousands of Iranians have joined anti-Israel protests in support of their president's call for the destruction of Israel.
Iranians staged multiple protests in the capital, Tehran, and other cities such as Mashad in Iran's east, holding banners carrying anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian slogans.
The statement was the first official Iranian reaction since the president's speech on Wednesday to a meeting of consevative Islamic students.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/524D8D2D-1EED-4F0D-9A03-511EFAB49166.htm   (436 words)

 CNN.com - Iranians protest against clerics - Jun. 12, 2003
Iranian anti-riot policemen stand guard as they block the street during a student protest.
Many Iranians have lost faith in Khatami and his inability to reform the 24-year-old Islamic Republic faced with strong opposition from conservatives appointed to powerful state posts.
The country's high unemployment and strict Islamic laws have fed discontent among the overwhelmingly youthful population, about 70 percent of whom are under 30 and have little memory of life before the revolution.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/06/12/iran.protests   (462 words)

 Stifled by clerics, Iranians escape online / Uneasy youth abandon politics for chat rooms and porn sites
Many Iranians assume the double standard is intentional, leaving them an outlet to blow off steam without threatening the religious power structure.
When Khatami was first elected in 1997, about 80 percent of eligible Iranians voted among a population of 68 million, and his bedrock support was among the youth -- a huge advantage in a country where 70 percent of the population is under 30 and the voting age is only 15.
Iranians flock there from the desert plateau to feel the humid, rainy Caspian climate and smell the breeze off the water.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/11/16/MNGFI33BVI1.DTL   (1732 words)

 USATODAY.com - As Iranians head to polls, a lesson emerges for U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As Iranians head to polls, a lesson emerges for U.S. If ever there was a cautionary tale about the laws of unintended consequences for U.S. involvement in foreign countries, Iran —; as it goes to the polls for a presidential election Friday — is it.
Iranians turned their hatred on him and the USA.
Yet Iranians are stuck in a reform limbo.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/editorials/2005-06-15-iranian-elections-edit_x.htm   (580 words)

 Playing Make-Believe In Iran - CBS News
Generally for Iranians, and especially for the young, having a strong nuclear technology program is a matter of pride that also offers the prospect of jobs and scientific spin-offs.
Iranians are often especially offended to think the West doesn't trust Iran with nuclear weapons, when Pakistan to the east and Israel to the west already have nuclear arms.
Inside the privacy of their own homes, though, young Iranians are keen to imitate the West and if they have enough money they enjoy the same things: trendy clothes, iPods, the latest DVDs and parties "You have to be a different person in different parts of your life." said Arash.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/02/14/world/main673876.shtml   (1700 words)

 Mesa man accused of smuggling Iranians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Zeayadali Malhamdary, 39, an Iranian with permanent resident status in the United States, is accused of trying to buy phony Mexican visas so that three Iranians could fly into Mexico before being smuggled across the border.
Malhamdary, owner of Palez Tailoring on Baseline Road, bragged to an undercover FBI agent that he had smuggled as many as 60 Iranians into the United States using fake Mexican visas, according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Arizona.
During meetings and in recorded phone calls with the undercover agent from the FBI, Malhamdary said there were eight more Iranians interested in being smuggled into the United States using the fake visas, the complaint states.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/local/articles/0601Iranian01.html   (403 words)

 OpinionJournal - Featured Article
Bush's comments confirm that the vast majority of Iranians are looking beyond the whole Islamic regime, of which Mr.
Iranians are not Arabs and their whole frame of reference, historical and cultural, is Persian.
The final assumption is that the Iranians are "anti-American." Most Iranians would welcome any constructive dialogue that Washington pursues with members of the Iranian opposition both inside and outside Iran.
www.opinionjournal.com /editorial/feature.html?id=95001828   (960 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Poll: Iranians want regime change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A scientific public opinion survey of Iranians shows most want regime change in their country and 74 percent believe the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq increases the chances they will be able to overthrow their Shiite theocracy.
Validating reports of widespread discontent with the clerical regime, three-fourths of Iranians, 73 percent, support the call for a national referendum through which Iranians are given a chance to choose the form of government of their choice.
While more than 70 percent of Iranians believe the world is closely monitoring next Friday's election process, 57 percent of the population would be inclined to support a boycott of the elections if conditions for a free, fair and transparent election are not met.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44729   (647 words)

 Chemical Weapons Programs - Iraq Special Weapons Facilities
Citing the report of four chemical warfare experts whom the UN had sent to Iran in February and March 1986, the secretary general called on Baghdad to end its violation of the 1925 Geneva Protocol on the use of chemical weapons.
The report further stated that "the use of chemical weapons appear[ed] to be more extensive [in 1981] than in 1984." Iraq attempted to deny using chemicals, but the evidence, in the form of many badly burned casualties flown to European hospitals for treatment, was overwhelming.
Some 16,000 Iranians were reported killed by the toxic blister agent mustard gas between August 1983 and February 1986.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/iraq/cw/program.htm   (1859 words)

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While in Paris, the Republican team gave $40 million to the Iranian government as a gesture of good faith that the Reagan team was serious in dealing with the terrorist Khomeini government -- and that the 52 American hostages should remain captive until after the November election.
On June 7, 1985, the NSC was given permission to deal with Iran which could exert pressure on the Hezbollah to release the American and British hostages.
An Iranian convince North that he was a Saudi prince with superior intelligence connections and was paid $15,000.
www.angelfire.com /ca3/jphuck/BOOK3Ch7.html   (6565 words)

 ABC News: Militants: Iranians Volunteer for Attacks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
IAn Iranian child wearing headband with the inscription "There is no God but Allah" attends a registration meeting indicating her readiness for martyrdom to support Palestinians, in Tehran on Wednesday April, 20, 2005.
The recruiting effort was detailed during a ceremony organized by the Headquarters for Commemorating Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, a shadowy group that has been seeking attackers for nearly a year.
Iranians are barred from traveling to Israel and Samadi suggested that his suicide bombers secretly infiltrate the Jewish state.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=689059&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (279 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Iran leader vows "scorching hell" for attackers
Iranian scientists worked hard to develop nuclear technology on their own and will not stop due to "the illegitimate demands of others," he said.
BERLIN — Roughly 2,000 Iranian exiles from around Europe marched in Berlin yesterday, calling for democratic change in Iran on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Sensing their voices may be eclipsed by international developments, Iranian exiles are lobbying to overthrow the Tehran regime through economic sanctions and support of internal opposition groups.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002177190_iran11.html   (838 words)

 US Intelligence Fears Iran Duped Hawks Into Iraq War
Mr Chalabi and Mr Habib were the channels for much of the intelligence on Iraqi weapons on which Washington built its case for war.
"As for Aras Karim [Habib] being a paid agent for Iranian intelligence, we have very good reason to believe that is the case," added the intelligence official, who did not want to be named.
She said that after the CIA raised questions about Mr Habib's Iranian links, the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) conducted a lie-detector test on him in 2002, which he passed with "flying colors".
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/0525-03.htm   (1055 words)

 BuzzMachine... by Jeff Jarvis
It is the duty of those Iranians who live in democracies to try their best to do what they can to protect the Iranians that have mustered enough courage to take to the streets in Iran and demand a regime change....
Iranians know them as betrayers to the motherland who even joined the enemy and killed their Iranian people to fulfill their own political agenda.
Among all the various Iranian groups, I don't think there is any hated more by Iranians than the MKO, particularly because of their outright support for Saddam during his war against Iran.
www.buzzmachine.com /archives/2003_06.html   (13282 words)

 Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran
On behalf of the Iranian Student Movement and the Iranian Diaspora around the World, especially our oppressed countrymen, we extend our sincerest appreciation for your leadership and efforts to promote long term peace and democratic rule in the World.
In recognizing that Iranians want their country to dispose of the Islamic fascists, and not the U.S. Military, your deft management is obvious.
Iranians are openly opposed to its' illegitimate rule, and are seeking increased coordinated moral and direct diplomatic support from the totality of your administration.
www.daneshjoo.org /article/publish/article_3128.shtml   (820 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | UN derails ban on human cloning
The UN General Assembly's legal committee voted 80-79 in favour of an Iranian proposal to delay any decision on a ban for two years.
However, the decision to approve the Iranian call for a delay meant that neither of the rival proposals for a ban could be put to the vote.
Fifteen countries abstained in the vote on the Iranian motion, which diplomats said was intended as a compromise measure reflecting the lack of consensus.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/3247969.stm   (376 words)

 The Australian: 'Iranians' occupy plane in protest (archived)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
SEVERAL dozen passengers refused to disembark from a German airliner when it arrived in Brussels today in what appeared to be a protest against the European Union's conciliatory policies towards Iran, officials and reports said.
The situation was "calm", and federal police officers were on board the aircraft negotiating with those inside, said police and the airline.
The remaining passengers "all have passports from the European Union", but "they say they are of Iranian origin", said federal police spokesman Els Cleemput.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /common/story_page/0,5744,12511355^23109,00.html   (390 words)

 Bush Deal with Iranians
According to Israeli testimony, the Iranians were ready in September 1980 to release the hostages, but the Republican contingent did not want release until after the November 1980 elections.
The agent also testified that the $40 million the Iranians received as a "down payment" in the deal was actually funds left over from a $60 million illegal contribution to the Committee to Reelect the President (Richard Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign) from the Shah of Iran.
The Israelis, because of their role of mediator between the United States and Iran and also as the deliverers of U.S. weapons to Iran after the conclusion of the meetings, are believed to have arranged the meetings in the first place.
www.sonic.net /sentinel/usa3.html   (13108 words)

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