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  The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran: An Assessment
The main conventional threat from Iran is in the naval arena; specifically, the threat it poses to the flow of oil from the region, the security and stability of the southern Gulf states, and the ability of the United States to project force in the region.
Moreover, Iran's use of terrorism as an instrument of foreign policy appears to be a corollary to the use of shadowy violent pressure groups in the Islamic Republic's domestic politics, and may therefore represent a manifestation of the political culture of the Islamic Republic.(35)
Iran has in the past shown it is able to use terrorist surrogates to strike painful blows against the interests of the United States and its allies, while obscuring its involvement in order to escape retribution.
meria.idc.ac.il /journal/2001/issue1/jv5n1a2.html   (8097 words)

  Islamic republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In an Islamic republic the laws of the state are theoretically required to be compatible with the laws of Islam, while the state remains a republic.
In the Islamic Republic of Iran (established in 1979), the president and members of the legislature are elected by direct vote of the citizens (although many westernized and pro-monarchy iranians object to elections as a means of choosing leaders).
Iran's Islamic republic is in contrast to the partially democratic state of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (founded in 1947) where Islamic laws are nonetheless considered to override laws of the state, though in reality they rarely do.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamic_republic   (328 words)

 Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, (Persian سازمان صدا و سيمای جمهوری اسلامی ايران, Sāzmān-e Sedā va Sima-ye Jomhūrī-ye Eslāmī-ye Īrān) is the Iranian organization in control of radio and television.
Prior to the Islamic Revolution, IRIB was known as the National Iranian Radio and Television, or NIRT.
The constitution further specifies that the director of the organization is chosen directly by the Supreme Leader for 5 years, and two representatives from The Judiciary, The President, and The Parliament, each, are to oversee the organization.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Broadcasting   (204 words)

 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Iran traces its national origin to Persia, an empire that emerged in the 6th century BC under the Achaemenid dynasty.
According to Iran's Constitution, the Supreme Leader of Iran is responsible for the delineation and supervision of "the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran." In the absence of a single leader, a council of religious leaders is appointed.
Iran is considered to be one of the fifteen states that comprise the so-called "Cradle of Humanity".
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref/index.php?title=Iran   (3105 words)

 Iran-Iraq War article - Iran-Iraq War Republic Iraq Islamic Republic Iran September 22 1980 August - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The Iran-Iraq War (also called the First Persian Gulf War, or the Imposed War in Iran) was a war between the Republic of Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran that lasted from September 22, 1980, until August 20, 1988.
The destabilization of Iran and its alienation from the West made that country a tempting target to the ambitious Saddam Hussein, Iraq's President.
An accusation against Iran of backing an assassination attempt aimed at Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz was used as a pretext for the attack.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Iran-Iraq_War   (1317 words)

 The Constitution of Islamic Republic of Iran
The Muslim people of Iran, after living through an anti-despotic movement for constitutional government, and anti-colonialist movement for the nationalization of petroleum, gained precious experience in that they realized that the basic and specific reason for the failure of those movements was that that they were not religious ones.
Unanimously, the nation of Iran, in partnership with the religious authorities, and the ULEMA of Islam, and the repository of Leadership, in a referendum concerning the Islamic Republic, took a final and categorical decision to set up an exalted new republican and Islamic order, and affirmed the Islamic Republic by a majority vote of 98.2%.
The Constitution, having regard to the Islamic contents of the Iranian Revolution, which was a movement for the victory of all the oppressed over the arrogant, provides a basis for the continuation of that revolution both inside and outside the country.
www.iranchamber.com /government/laws/constitution.php   (2633 words)

 THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
ARTICLE 2 - The Islamic Republic is a system based on faith in: The One and only God [There is no God but Allah],His exclusive1- Sovereignty and Legislation and the necessity of submission to His command.
ARTICLE 3 -The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is required, in order to achieve the objectives set forth in Article 2, to direct all its resources for the following: To create a suitable environment for the growth of moral virtues on the1.
Islamic rules for creating welfare, removing poverty and eliminating any form of deprivation whatsoever in the fields of nutrition, housing, employment, health care and generalizing the social insurance.
www.iranologyfo.com /low-e01.htm   (801 words)

 Welcome to the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
As a founding member of the United Nations, Iran believes deeply in the ideals of the organization and the purposes and principles of its Charter.
Iran is committed to participate actively in the endeavors of the United Nations to face our common challenges and realize our collective potential.
Mohammad Khazaee, new Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, Presented his Credentials to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at UN Headquarters in New York on 25 July 2007.
www.un.int /iran   (387 words)

 Country Profile -- Islamic Republic of Iran -- 7. Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Iran�s drug control policy is based mainly on a criminal oriented approach to the issue of drug abuse and trafficking.
Iran is an active member of the "6+2" Group on Afghanistan and regularly attends its meetings at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The I.R. of Iran has several times reaffirmed its support of two of the most important anti-terrorism multilateral documents issued so far, namely GA resolutions 46/5 of December 1991 and 49/60 of December 1994, as well as the declaration annexed to the latter mentioned resolution on measures to eliminate international terrorism.
www.unodc.org /iran/country_profile_page004.html   (3220 words)

 SESRTCIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Iran is located at the strategic crossroads between the Western and Eastern worlds.
Iran has a small area of arable land with meadows and pastures covering about a quarter of its land.
Iran is one of the leading producers of petroleum and has the second largest natural gas reserves in the world.
www.sesrtcic.org /members/irn/irnhome.shtml   (243 words)

 The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, summoning men to good by enjoining good and forbidding evil is a universal and mutual duty that must be fulfilled by the people with respect to each other, by the government with respect to the people, and by the people with respect to the government.
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, the freedom, independence, unity, and territorial integrity of the country are inseparable from each other, and their preservation is the duty of the government and of all individual citizens.
Since the family is the fundamental unit of Islamic society, all pertinent laws, regulations, and programs must tend to facilitate the foundation of a family and to protect the sanctity and stability of family relations on the basis of the law and the ethics of Islam.
www.leftjustified.com /leftjust/lib/sc/ht/wtp/iran.html   (9419 words)

In Iran for 25 years, the ruling mullahs have enforced humiliating and sadistic rules and punishments on women and girls, enslaving them in a gender apartheid system of segregation, forced veiling, second-class status, lashing and stoning to death.
Islamic fundamentalists' ideology and practices are adaptable when it comes to controlling and using women.
Islamic fundamentalism is a political movement with a political ideology that considers women inherently inferior in intellectual and moral capacity.
www.iran-press-service.com /ips/articles-2004/june/iran_sex_export_11604.shtml   (1802 words)

 Safeguards Implementation in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran's goals seem to have been to circumvent full implementation of its suspension pledge by claiming the need to process all material in the UCF through to UF4 and move as close as possible to production of UF6 in anticipation of ending its suspension.
Iran's failure to declare this offer in its previous declarations to the IAEA is significant, and indicates to us that Iran has still not declared the full history or scope of its centrifuge programs.
Iran's claim that the Physics Research Center (PHRC) at Lavizan was not involved in activities declarable under NPT safeguards is simply not plausible.
www.state.gov /t/ac/rls/rm/42901.htm   (2035 words)

 CICC | North Africa/Middle East :: Islamic Republic of Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Iran attended the third Assembly of States Parties at the Hague in September 2004 and reported that the parliament would have to decide on ratification which is not a political priority at this time.
Iran sent legal officials as observers to the Assembly of States Parties in September 2003.
Officials have stated that the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Director for Legal Affairs of the Foreign Ministry are conducting a study of the Rome Statute from the perspective of domestic and Sharia law.
www.iccnow.org /countryinfo/northafricamiddleeast/iran.html   (535 words)

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 Iran, Islamic Republic of
Article 4 provides that all civil, penal, financial, economic, administrative, cultural, military, political, and any other laws must be based on Islamic criteria; Article 12 provides that official religion is Islam and the twelver Ja’fari school; other schools of law to be accorded full respect and freedom of religious practice, including matters of personal status.
Iran was ruled by a series of dynasties for 2,500 years.
Under a 1933 law relating to the rights of non-Shi’i Iranians, courts are to apply the personal status laws applicable to the litigants belonging to officially recognised religions.
www.law.emory.edu /IFL/legal/iran.htm   (1515 words)

 Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The shape of the emblem is chosen to remind a tulip, for the memory of the (young) people who died for Iran.
It is an ancient belief in Iran, dating back to mythology, that if a young soldier dies patriotically, a red tulip will grow on his grave.
According to the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, number 22 was chosen because the Islamic Revolution (known as 1979 revolution in western chronology) overthrew the previous regime in the 22nd of the 11th month of the Iranian Calendar.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ir.html   (529 words)

 The Islamic Republic of Iran, freedom and democracy
The current Islamic government in Iran is the religious copy of the Shah’s brutal dictatorship.
Similar illegitimate scenarios are going on in Iran in recent years.
The Islamic government has severely violated the people's rights worse than the former brutal regime.
www.angelfire.com /home/iran/expect.html   (240 words)

 Conservation in The Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran's major mineral resources are coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, and sulfur.
Iran is a major producer of natural gas and petroleum.
There is air pollution in Iran, especially in urban areas, due to vehicle emissions.
darwin.bio.uci.edu /~sustain/h90/Iran.htm   (361 words)

 Islamic Republic of Iran Bilateral relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Diplomatic relations with the Federal Republic of Germany began in 1952 when the Iranian mission was opened in Germany.
Since the Islamic revolution, diplomatic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Islamic Republic of Iran have been fraught with considerable tension at times during the past few years.
Iran is already the most important market for German enterprises in the whole of the Middle East.
www.auswaertiges-amt.de /www/en/laenderinfos/laender/laender_ausgabe_html?type_id=14&land_id=63   (749 words)

 Iran (Islamic Republic of)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The current territorial borders of Iran (also referred to as Persia by Europeans previously in history; the name Iran was made the official name in the 1930s by the king of Iran, Reza Shah Pahlavi) are very close to the land area ruled by the Safavid Empire from 1501 - 1736.
In the mid-1700s conflict with the Ottoman Empire led to the breakup of the empire.
On April 1, Iran was declared an Islamic republic by Ayatollah Khomeini.
ehistory.osu.edu /world/CountryView.cfm?ID=102   (235 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile.
Iran has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism for its activities in Lebanon and elsewhere in the world and remains subject to US economic sanctions and export controls because of its continued involvement.
Iran's economy is marked by a bloated, inefficient state sector, over reliance on the oil sector, and statist policies that create major distortions throughout.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/ir.html   (1383 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Neither East Nor West : One Woman's Journey Through the Islamic Republic of Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The recent opening of Iran has been met by the curiosity of a number of writers wanting to understand and illuminate a country that has been shrouded by a lack of access--and by prejudice--for three decades.
Bird's account of her travels in Iran is enriched by her having spent three years of her childhood in Tabriz during the reign of the Shah.
Not na‹ve about popular Western misconceptions of Iran, she sets out to debunk them in this book: "we had demonized Iran so completely that it no longer seemed to be populated by human beings." Still, she is surprised by encounters with her own assumptions.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671027565?v=glance   (2090 words)

Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ottawa) in English
Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Washington
Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN
www.loc.gov /law/guide/iran.html   (264 words)

 Islamic Republic of Iran and the IMF -- Page 1 of 3
Islamic Republic of Iran: Financial Position in the Fund
Listed below are items related to the Islamic Republic of Iran, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).
On behalf of: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Algeria, Ghana, Islamic Republic of Iran, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia.
www.imf.org /external/country/IRN/index.htm   (649 words)

 Iran GenWeb Project - Islamic Republic of Iran, Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran, Kingdom of Persia
Middle Eastern Genealogy Web Project and was created to serve as a resource to those researching their family history in Iran.
Iran, officially known as Islamic Republic of Iran, Farsi (Persian) Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran, is a country in southwestern Asia.
Iran also controls about a dozen islands in the Persian Gulf.
www.rootsweb.com /~mdeastgw/iran.html   (546 words)

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