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Transcript of Iran
Hazards: Due to their location and climate, Iran sometimes experiences:
earthquakes Iran is slightly smaller than Alaska
1,648,000 km² ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - The Islamic Republic of Iran is proclaimed following a referendum. - 1979 - As the political situation deteriorates, the Shah and his family are forced into exile. - Iran hostage crisis begins. 53 Americans are held hostage for 444 days. -1980 - Abolhasan Bani-Sadr is elected the first President of the Islamic Republic. - The exiled Shah dies of cancer in Egypt. - Start of Iran-Iraq war which lasts for eight years. - 1988 - Iran accepts a ceasefire agreement with Iraq following negotiations in Geneva under the aegis of the UN. - 1989 - Ayatollah Khomeini dies. On 4 June, President Khamene'i is appointed as new supreme leader. - Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani is sworn in as the new president. - 2001 - President Khatami re-elected. - 2003 - Thousands attend student-led protests in Tehran against clerical establishment. - 2004 - Iran is rebuked by the IAEA for failing to fully cooperate with an inquiry into its nuclear activities - 2006 - IAEA votes to report Iran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear activities. Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Natanz. - US President George Bush describes Iraq, Iran and North Korea as an "axis of evil", warning of the proliferation of long-range missiles being developed in these countries. The speech causes outrage in Iran and is condemned by reformists and conservatives alike. - 2007 - Protests erupt after government imposes petrol rationing amid fears of possible UN sanctions.
- 2009 - Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei tells anti-Israel rally that US President Obama is following the "same misguided track" in Middle East as President Bush.
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1979-Present Illegal activities in Iran: In Iran, all alcohol and drugs are illegal. The comsumption, selling, and creation of alcohol and all drugs are prohibited.
Homosexuality in Iran, is a crime punishable by death under the country's theocratic Islamic government.
It is illegal to possess, create or distribute any type of pornography which the punishment received may be death. Sexual Harassment to women is a problem in Iran
Avoid travelling overland to Pakistan. If doing so, exercise a high level of caution, travel only on main roads and in official parties, and avoid travelling after dark.
Respect religious and social traditions to avoid offending local sensitivities. Playing music loudly in public, including in cars, is prohibited by law.
The quality of medical care varies and is generally not up to Western standards.
Terrorist attacks sometimes occur in the region bordering Pakistan, in the Sistan and Baluchestan province.
You are advised against all travel to the Sistan and Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran as this region is regularly affected by ethnic conflicts and there have been a number of kidnappings involving foreign tourists in that province
United States 283,225 (2000)
Iraq 227,000 (1993)
Canada 95,420 (2006)
Germany 100,000 -120,000(2003)
Qatar 73,000 (1993)
Sweden 53,892 (2000)
Bahrain 48,000 (1998)
Israel 47,800 (2007)
United Kingdom 42,494 (2000)
Netherlands 30,617 (2009)
Oman 25,000 (1993)
France 18,376 (2000)
In Beverly Hills, Iranians represent as much as 40% of the city's population and 50% of the students in public schools Iranians Living Abroad: Above: The Shah and Empress of Iran Above: The Shah, the Empress
and the crowned Prince Above: A recent photo of Empress Farah Pahlavi The Pahlavi family was the last royal family of Iran.
The family members are:
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi - last Shah (King) of Iran
Farah Pahlavi - Empress of Iran
Reza Pahlavi - Crown Prince (eldest)
Farahnaz Pahlavi - Princess of Iran
Ali-Reza Pahlavi - Prince
Leila Pahlavi - dead in 2001
Trade: Fast Facts: The Asiatic Cheetah is a Rare species found only in Iran (Left) Iran is called the 'capital of nose jobs' because they preform so many surgeries on both men and women. Iran ranks second in the world in natural gas and third in oil reserves.
Thank you: Mamnoon
Welcome: Khosh Amadid
Persian, Kurdish, Arabic , Luri, Azeri, Mazandarani Rial Currency: Government: Theocratic Republic - headed by Sayyed Ali Khameneii as the leader of Islamic Revolution (since 1979) and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the president since 2005 Sangak bread (30cmx80cm) - IR1500 ($0.17)
30 minute ride in a private taxi – IR25,000 ($2.75)
15 minute ride in a shared taxi – IR2500 ($0.28)
Bus ticket – IR200 ($0.02)
Iran produces 80% of the worlds petroleum. Persian rugs bring in more than $500 million a year from exports.