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or Te·he·ran  (tĕ′ə-răn′, -rän′, tĕ-răn′, -rän′)
The capital and largest city of Iran, in the north-central part of the country south of the Caspian Sea. A commercial and industrial center, it became the capital of Persia (Iran) c. 1788 and was modernized under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (ruled 1941-1979).


(tɛəˈrɑːn; -ˈræn) or


(Placename) the capital of Iran, at the foot of the Elburz Mountains: built on the site of the ancient capital Ray, destroyed by Mongols in 1220; became capital in the 1790s; three universities. Pop: 7 352 000 (2005 est)
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Noun1.Tehran - the capital and largest city of IranTehran - the capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - 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


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leader expressing frustration that Tehran had yet to answer an offer to enrich uranium outside of Iran.
Tehran continues to provide funding, training, logistical support, and direction not only to Hezbollah, but also to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, Al-Aqsa Martyrs, and over two dozen other terrorist organizations.
Jordan Avenue, one of the city's largest streets, is lined with high schools and colleges, making it a favorite after-school hangout for teens in Tehran.
In 2001, Harari courageously canceled an international Holocaust deniers' conference, scheduled for Beirut and organized by Jorgen Graf, a professional bigot who fled Switzerland to Tehran after being sentenced to jail for defaming the memory of Hitler's victims.
On the morning of July 9, 1999, a group of militant vigilantes, Ansar-e Hezbollah, sought to crush the students' optimism by storming Tehran University's dormitory complex, beating students in their sleep and throwing some from second- and third-story windows.
The US and other nations contend that Tehran is undertaking a covert effort to build a nuclear weapon, and an IAEA resolution last month censured Iran for hiding suspicious activities.