Islamic Republic of Iran


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Noun1.Islamic Republic of Iran - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western AsiaIslamic Republic of Iran - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
MEK, MKO, Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization, People's Mujahidin of Iran - a terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants; sought to counter the Shah of Iran's pro-western policies of modernization and opposition to communism; following a philosophy that mixes Marxism and Islam it now attacks the Islamic fundamentalists who deposed the Shah
OPEC, Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries - an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
Usuli - a religious movement by Persian Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iran that is opposed to the Akhbari; "Usuli Shiism produced the politically active caste of priests that is a distinctive feature of Iranian Shiism"
Middle East, Mideast, Near East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century; "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
Gulf States - the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
capital of Iran, Iranian capital, Teheran, Tehran - the capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran
Abadan - a port city in southwestern Iran
Bam - an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003
Mashhad, Meshed - the holy city of Shiite Muslims; located in northeastern Iran
Aspadana, Esfahan, Isfahan - city in central Iran; former capital of Persia
Rasht, Resht - city in northwestern Iran near the Caspian Sea
Shiraz - a city in central southwestern Iran; ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby
Tabriz - an ancient city in northwestern Iran; known for hot springs
Orumiyeh, Urmia - a city on the western side of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran
Qum - a city in northwestern Iran; a place of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims
Persepolis - an ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire; now in ruins
Kurdistan - an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
Dasht-e-Kavir, Great Salt Desert, Kavir Desert - a salt desert in north central Iran
Dasht-e-Lut, Lut Desert - a desert in eastern Iran
Demavend - an active volcano in northern Iran
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Caspian, Caspian Sea - a large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world
Daryacheh-ye Orumiyeh, Lake Urmia, Urmia - a shallow saline lake in northwestern Iran between Tabriz and the western border of Turkey
Irani, Iranian, Persian - a native or inhabitant of Iran; "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"
ayatollah - a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well
Translations
Islamische Republik Iran
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The Islamic Republic of Iran both praises and places great importance on the national political role that Speaker Berri has [played] in to order to preserve calm, security, and stability in this brotherly country," Abdollahian said after their meeting.
Also in relevant remarks in November, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Logistics Brigadier General Mostafa Izadi played down the attempts made by the US and its main ally Israel to isolate the Islamic Republic of Iran through spreading Iranophobia across the region.
It is a great honor and pleasure for me as the first resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Macedonia to have the opportunity to briefly present my views about our 20 years of bilateral relations.
The meeting was attended Saud bin Ahmed al- Barwani, Sultanate's Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran and the delegation accompanying the Minister of information, and officials at the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
Undersecretary Alamer stressed that such statements do not serve to improve relations and cause to increase tensions between the two countries, despite all the positive attitudes of the Kingdom of Bahrain towards the Islamic Republic of Iran at various times and at all levels.
The inking ceremony was attended from the Omani side by Sheikh Yahya bin Abdullah al Fannah al-Araimi, the Sultanate's ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the military delegation accompanying the Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, the Omani Military Attache in Tehran, while from the Iranian side, it was attended by a number of senior officers at the Iranian Ministry of Defence.
Feltman's second visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strongly condemns the attacks against its diplomatic mission in the Islamic Republic of Iran, holding the Iranian government fully responsible for the protection of the missions of the Kingdom and of all members of the diplomatic mission on its territory in accordance with international laws and conventions.
We reaffirm our commitment to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and in accordance with the related articles of the NPT, recall the right of all State Parties, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy (as well as nuclear fuel cycle including enrichment activities) for peaceful purposes without discrimination.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is in a state of blockade with the international community, and this could affect its allies in the region such as Hizbullah and Hamas," Hamadeh said.
All know that it is a legal exercise and carried out within borders and territories of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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