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  Province of Khuzestan - WikIran
As such, Khuzestan is the most ancient Iranian province and is often referred to in Iran as the "birthplace of the nation," as this is the area where Aryan tribes first settled, assimilating the indigenous Elamite population, and thus laying the foundation for the future empires of Persia, Media, and Parthia.
The name of the province, Khuzestan, literally means "Land of the Khuzi," and is in reference to the Khuz (or Khuzi) people, who were the original pre-Aryan ethnic group of the area and had formed one of the major population groups of the kingdom of Elam.
Khuzestan is situated between the Zagros mountain range to the north and the Persian Gulf to the south.
www.wikiran.org /w/index.php?title=Khuzestan   (808 words)

  
 Iranian Provinces: Khuzestan
Khuzestan is situated on the southern part of the Zagros mountain ranges, which covers the north and east of the province.
The ziggurat of Choqa Zanbil in Khuzestan was a magnificent structure of the Iranian Elamite Empire.
Khuzestan is the most ancient Iranian province and is often referred to in Iran as the "birthplace of the nation", as this is the area where Aryan tribes first settled, assimilating the native Elamite population, and thus laying the foundation for the future Persian Empires of Median, Achaemenid, Parthian and Sassanid.
www.iranchamber.com /provinces/15_khuzestan/15_khuzestan.php   (1869 words)

  
 Khuzestan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Historically Khuzestan is what historians refer to as the ancient Elamite Empire, whose capital was in Susa, and in previous ages, Iranians referred to this province as Elam.
Khuzestan is the most ancient Iranian province and is often referred to in Iran as the "birthplace of the nation," as this is the area where Aryan tribes first settled, assimilating the native Elamite population, and thus laying the foundation for the future empires of Persia, Media, and Parthia.
The ziggurat of [[Choqa Zanbil in Khuzestan was a magnificent structure of the Iranian Elamite Empire.]] The province of Khuzestan is one of the centres of ancient civilization, dating back 6000 years around the region of Susa.
khuzestan.iqnaut.net   (2818 words)

  
 Inventory of Conflict and Environment (ICE), Template
Khuzestan is the only predominantly Arab province of Iran, and also happens to be one of the richest oil producing provinces in the entire country.
As the Arab population in the region increased, Khuzestan became known as Arabistan (3).
Among the principle objectives were to capture the Khuzestan Province, which Saddam claimed belonged to Iraq (11), and take the oil refinery in Abadan, Khuzestan’s capital city, where they hoped that the local Arab population would rise up against the Iranian government and capture the province’s resources (12).
www.american.edu /ted/ice/khuzestan.htm   (2168 words)

  
 Khuzestan
Khuzestan, where society progressed in the nursery of modern man, marks one of the world's most glittering centers of human civilization.
Chogha Zanbil, a hill in Khuzestan which embodies a number of Elamites relics, including the remains of an immense Ziggurat "Elamite Chogha Zanbil", which is the largest temple of its kind.
Furthermore, Khuzestan is another land; a world full of differences and varieties: the land of naked grandeur, with a lot of burning sunshine which is life warming and the source of serenity, sincerity and compassion that characterizes the South and Southerners.
www.mohajeri.com /khuzastan.htm   (1255 words)

  
 Khuzestan - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Khuzestan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The province is often referred to by Arabs as Arabistan.
Khuzestan was formerly called Arabistan (ancient Susiana) and roughly corresponds to the ancient country of Elan.
In October 1999, Iran announced the discovery of a giant onshore oilfield, containing perhaps 26 billion barrels of oil, in Khuzestan.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Khuzestan   (190 words)

  
 Zoltan Grossman - KHUZESTAN: The First Front in the War on Iran?
Khuzestan was the seat of the ancient civilization of Elam, with its capital at Susa.
Iranian forces pushed the Iraqis out of Khuzestan in 1982, but the province's cities and oil refineries were the most heavily damaged in the war, that finally ended in 1988.
The Arabs of Khuzestan have long resented Tehran for failing to alleviate chronic poverty and unemployment in the oil-rich province, and for neglecting postwar reconstruction of the bombed-out cities.
www.mltoday.com /Pages/Commentary/Grossman-Khuzestan.html   (2674 words)

  
 Khuzestan Apartments for rent Khuzestan apartment rentals, Khuzestan furnished apartments to rent.
Khuzestan Apartments for rent Khuzestan apartment rentals, Khuzestan furnished apartments to rent.
Khuzestan apartment rentals and houses for rent are posted daily by Khuzestan owners, property managers and roommates.
Khuzestan apartment rentals, sublets, rooms and potential Khuzestan renters have not been screened, verified or evaluated.
www.sublet.com /city_rentals/Khuzestan_Rentals.asp   (181 words)

  
 Independent Access to Khuzestan Urged in Wake of Violence by Jim Lobe
Amid rising tension between Iran and the United States, a major U.S. human rights group said Tuesday that at least 50 people were killed during week-long protests in southwestern Khuzestan province last month and urged Iran to permit independent journalists and rights monitors to go to the strife-torn region across the border from Iraq.
While regional specialists say ethnic Arabs in Khuzestan have long-standing reasons to be angry with the central government, the province's proximity to Iraq and rising tensions between Teheran and Washington over issues ranging from alleged Iranian influence in Iraq to its nuclear program make the government's charges at least superficially plausible.
Khuzestan's Arabs, who, because of the influx of Persians, now make up only about half of the province's population, suffer economic hardship, disproportionate levels of unemployment, and discrimination.
www.lewrockwell.com /ips/lobe209.html   (1048 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Middle East News, Iraq, Iran current affairs
The ultimate prize is Khuzestan province, where 90% of Iran's oil is located and which provides the country with 80% of its funds from oil production.
Trying to defuse the situation, Tehran argues that nine of Khuzestan's 17 members of the majlis (parliament) are Arabs, and Arabs are posted in senior positions both in Khuzestan and in Tehran.
The logic of war led to the destruction of Abadan and its refinery, and the devastation of Khorramshar and its port.
atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/HD06Ak01.html   (1230 words)

  
 The Province of Khuzestan - A Brief Glimpse
When I was a child my family and I visited the Province of Khuzestan a number of times.
For example, Khuzestan was home to one of the oldest human civilizations dating back at least 6000 years to Shoosh (Susa).
As a result of the precedence of human civilization in Khuzestan, there are many ancient and magnificent wonders in the area.
www.parstimes.com /travel/iran/khuzestan.html   (634 words)

  
 OPLAN 1002 Defense of the Arabian Peninsula
The Iranian province of Khuzestan is the one large piece of flat Iranian terrain to the west of the Zagros Mountains.
Khuzestan [Khouzestan] is the most important pivot of Iran's economy.
Khuzestan was home to one of the oldest human civilizations dating back at least 6000 years to Shoosh (Susa).
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/oplan-1002.htm   (4815 words)

  
 Annexing Khuzestan; battle-plans for Iran
Never the less, Khuzestan will become the next front in the war on terror and the lynchpin for prevailing in the global resource war.
The annexing of Khuzestan will prevent Iran’s bourse from opening, thereby guaranteeing that the dollar will maintain its dominant position as the world’s reserve currency.
This was just one of the many bombings, incitements, and demonstrations that have taken place in Khuzestan in the last year that suggest foreign intervention.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article11743.htm   (1017 words)

  
 Khuzestan Province Summary
Khuzestan lies in southwestern Iran bordering on Iraq and the Persian Gulf and occupies an extension of the Mesopotamian valley situated between the Zagros range and the sea.
Khuzestan has the third largest oil reserves in the Middle East and the fourth largest in the world.
Khuzestan (Persian: خوزستان) is one of the 32 provinces of Iran.
www.bookrags.com /Khuzestan_Province   (3982 words)

  
 Khuzestan, Iran: Amnesty International calls for an end to the cycle of violence in Khuzestan and an investigation into ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Khuzestan, Iran: Amnesty International calls for an end to the cycle of violence in Khuzestan and an investigation into the root causes of recent unrest
Amnesty International is today urging Iran’s security forces to exercise restraint in its policing of demonstrations in the province of Khuzestan in order to bring a peaceful end to the disturbances which have left at least 31 dead, hundreds reportedly injured and many hundreds more in detention.
The cycle of violence in Khuzestan must end to avoid further loss of life, injury; arbitrary arrest and damage to private and state property.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGMDE130172005?open&of=ENG-IRN   (817 words)

  
 Iran Focus-Tit-for-tat: Iran accuses Britain of weapons smuggling - Iran (General) - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The top police commander in the province also said, “With the efforts of the State Security Forces in the province of Khuzestan and during an intelligence operation, 117 guns were discovered and confiscated from four weapons smugglers in the province”.
Kayhan added that since the start of this year 1,603 guns had been confiscated in the province, “most of which were brought in to Iran’s Khuzestan province with the support of agents of Israel’s Mossad and backing of British troops”.
Late September, Khuzestan’s Chief Prosecutor accused Canada and the United Kingdom of supporting and training individuals who carried out a spate of bombings in the provincial capital, Ahwaz, in June.
www.iranfocus.com /modules/news/article.php?storyid=3975   (379 words)

  
 Khuzestan home to 258 bird species - Irna
Southern Khuzestan province is home to 285 bird species belonging to 57 families, the director-general of the Khuzestan Department of the Environment (DOE) said.
Highlighting the fact that breeding birds account for 48 percent of Khuzestan's bird population, Mahmoudi Rad explained that these species flock to the province in spring and summer and stay there for six months.
Mahmoudi Rad said that 47 Khuzestan bird species are under the DOE's protection and 16 others are threatened with extinction.
www.irna.com /en/news/view/line-16/0610192722115827.htm   (456 words)

  
 All Eyes on Khuzestan
John Pilger notes that, while the Pentagon cannot seriously plan to occupy Iran, it may be that "it has in its sights a strip of land that runs along the border with Iraq.
This is Khuzestan, home to 90 per cent of Iran's oil.
And Khuzestan may be the handle of the spigot.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article11864.htm   (606 words)

  
 iranian.com: Amir Nasiri, Separation of provinces from Iran will never ever happen
The group which calls it self the Khuzestan liberation army has claimed responsibility and is so proud to kill unarmed Iranians.
First the Khuzestan Liberation army claims that they have never been part of Iran and all of the oil revenues belong to them.
Khuzestan, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan and Baluchistan have always been part of Iran and greater Persia.
www.iranian.com /Nasiri/2006/January/Iran/index.html   (1360 words)

  
 AL-AHWAZ NEWS >>>>>
In recent weeks, Al-Ahwaz TV has been broadcasting to the Arab-majority province of Khuzestan calling for non-violent resistance and a boycott.
Polling stations were reportedly empty throughout Friday in the province's Arab-populated districts, two months after the regime ordered a bloody crack-down on Ahwazi demonstrators which resulted in the deaths of over 160 unarmed civilians.
The regime claimed the turn-out in Khuzestan was over 80 per cent, well above the supposed national average of 65 per cent.
www.ahwaz.org.uk /2005/06/election-boycott-in-khuzestan.html   (395 words)

  
 Roger L. Simon: Something's Happening in Khuzestan
Khuzestan, for those of us only faintly aware of its existence, is the oil-rich region of Southern Iran where a separatist movement among the Arabs has been in progress for some time.
Khuzestan's deputy governor Gholam Reza Shariati said the unidentified attackers were trying to damage "the territorial integrity of the country and the election process."
According to an IRNA article, Iranian President Mohammad Khatami left Lorestan province on Saturday and was en route to Mashahr, Khuzestan.
www.rogerlsimon.com /mt-archives/2005/06/somethings_happ_1.php   (1417 words)

  
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More importantly, we won't have to worry about a nuclear attack on a city of ours every day until we leave Iran by some country that has secretly built a nuclear deterrent and is using it to make sure that no country grabs hold of their oil supply.
Therefor we are the ideal country to grab Khuzestan from Iran and restore it to Iraq.
With the USA in control of Khuzestan, the air dominated by the USAF, and the rebels in control of Tehran and other cities, my guess is that most Iranian military units would stay in their barracks or join the rebels.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/34-1100.aspx   (3916 words)

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