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This reality has preyed on their relationship, compelling them to consider leaving Iran. And they blame the government for their situation. These days, the phrase “marriage crisis” pops up in election debates, newspapers and blogs and is considered by government officials and ordinary Iranians alike to be one of the nation’s most serious problems. It refers to the rising number of young people of marrying age who cannot afford to marry or are choosing not to tie the knot. By official estimates, there are currently 13 million to 15 million Iranians of marrying age; to keep that figure steady, Iran should be registering about 1. The real figure is closer to half that. The young are already seething over their government’s radical stance in the world and its trashing of the economy, and their anger easily expresses itself politically.

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Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor February 28, The Islamic Republic of Iran [note 1] is a constitutional, theocratic republic in which Shi’a Muslim clergy dominate the key power structures. Article Four of the Constitution states that “All laws and regulations…shall be based on Islamic principles.

The unelected Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamene’i, dominates a tricameral division of power among legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

Jun 10,  · New windows of opportunity have been created by the withdrawal of the Trump Administration from Iran Nuclear Deal. Europe, Russia and China on the one side and Iran on the other, have vowed to continue to respect their commitment under the agreement.

A bas-relief at Persepolis , depicting the united Medes and Persians. By the second millennium BC, the ancient Iranian peoples arrived in what is now Iran from the Eurasian Steppe , [78] rivaling the native settlers of the region. From the late 10th to the late seventh century BC, the Iranian peoples, together with the “pre-Iranian” kingdoms, fell under the domination of the Assyrian Empire , based in northern Mesopotamia.

The conquest of Media was a result of what is called the Persian Revolt. The brouhaha was initially triggered by the actions of the Median ruler Astyages , and was quickly spread to other provinces, as they allied with the Persians. Later conquests under Cyrus and his successors expanded the empire to include Lydia , Babylon , Egypt , parts of the Balkans and Eastern Europe proper, as well as the lands to the west of the Indus and Oxus rivers.

Cyrus entered Babylon and presented himself as a traditional Mesopotamian monarch. Subsequent Achaemenid art and iconography reflect the influence of the new political reality in Mesopotamia. The Achaemenid Empire is noted for the release of the Jewish exiles in Babylon , [88] building infrastructures such as the Royal Road and the Chapar postal service , and the use of an official language , Imperial Aramaic , throughout its territories.

Following the premature death of Alexander, Iran came under the control of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire. In the middle of the second century BC, the Parthian Empire rose to become the main power in Iran, and the century-long geopolitical arch-rivalry between the Romans and the Parthians began, culminating in the Roman—Parthian Wars.

The Sasanians established an empire within the frontiers achieved by the Achaemenids, with their capital at Ctesiphon.

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Capital punishment in Iran Some human rights activists and opponents of the Iranian government claim between 4, and 6, gay men and lesbians have been executed in Iran for crimes related to their sexual orientation since , [18] while Amnesty International reports 5, have been. In a November meeting with his British counterpart, Iranian member of parliament Mohsen Yahyavi admitted that Iran believes in the death penalty for homosexuality. According to Yahyavi, gays deserve to be tortured, executed, or both.

In Iran, for most part, convictions are made either by confession or “judge’s knowledge”, rather than witnesses. Ten to fifteen percent of executions in Iran are for rape. In many cases the rape victim settles the case by accepting compensation jirah in exchange for withdrawing the charges or forgiving the rapist.

Jul 05,  · Nearly half of 18 to year-olds single,Iran is in the midst of a marriage crisis. In response the government has set up an official online matchmaking site.

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The image featured Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Jahromi drop-kicking the logos of Tor, an encrypted proxy network, and several social media platforms—a reference to the Iranian government’s ban of the messaging service Telegram in response to protests in late December. On January 4, the meme ended up on the front page of Ghanoon, a newspaper aligned with the country’s liberal Reformist movement.

The same day, Jahromi reposted it on his Instagram account along with the caption: As small economic protests encouraged by the Conservative opposition suddenly went nationwide last year, Telegram—used by more than 13 million Iranians—lit up with both credible information and viral rumors. At first, Rouhani’s Reformist administration walked the line between defending the right to “criticize and protest” and condemning “solutions to the problems of society in the streets.

May 09,  · The agreement, which was negotiated by the Obama administration and included Germany, France and Britain, had lifted most U.S. and international economic sanctions against Iran.

Trump warns Iran against resuming nuclear program Trump warns Iran against resuming nuclear program President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, May 9, , in Washington. If they do there will be very severe consequence. He declared he was making the world safer, but he also deepened his isolation on the world stage and revived doubts about American credibility with a rationale that contradicted the analyses of U.

Advertisement The agreement, which was negotiated by the Obama administration and included Germany, France and Britain, had lifted most U. In exchange, Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program, making it impossible to produce a bomb and establishing rigorous inspections. Advertisement Major companies in the U. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that licenses held by Boeing and its European competitor Airbus to sell billions of dollars in commercial jetliners to Iran will be revoked.

Certain exemptions are to be negotiated, but Mnuchin refused to discuss what products might qualify. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he was sending his foreign minister to the remaining countries but warned there was only a short time to negotiate with them. Trump also left open the possibility of a new deal, and told reporters Wednesday: He predicted Iran would choose to negotiate eventually, or face consequences. The administration said it would re-impose sanctions on Iran immediately but allow grace periods for businesses to wind down activity.

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Iran has announced plans to combat what it says are “immoral” online dating websites by launching an official site for young people seeking marriage. Local media quoted officials as saying the site would launch in the next few days and promote long-term marriages among the under s who make up 55 per cent of Iran’s 77 million people. There are strict prohibitions on sexual contact before marriage in the conservative country, but that can be circumvented under the Shiite form of Islam practised in Iran by “sigheh,” or temporary marriage, under which a couple can contract matrimony for as little as an hour.

The government is seeking to discourage the practice and the deputy minister for youth and sport, Mahmoud Gholrazi, said there are as many as websites deemed “illegal and immoral” that often encourage sigheh. The ministry, in cooperation with the Islamic propaganda organisation, will launch a new site “where young people can sign up and introduce themselves,” Gholrazi was quoted by daily newspaper Arman as saying.

Gholrazi did not say whether the site would be similar to traditional ones, where members post photos on a profile describing themselves, their interests and what they are seeking, but he did say “counsellors and psychologists” would work with it. Noting that Iran has a marriageable population of around 11 million, he said that, “with the help of this site, we could have , marriages with a correct method, and the problem of marriage for young people would be partly solved.

In big cities such as Tehran, an estimated one in three couples divorce.

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A student protests at Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police. AP Officials warned that citizens should stay away from “illegal gatherings,” even as protests spread to new regions. Footage emerged late Saturday of demonstrators appearing to attack government buildings and engaging in violent confrontations with police. The BBC Persian service reported that two demonstrators had been shot in the western part of the country, citing video on social media.

Steven Terner Mnuchin was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury on February 13, As Secretary, Mr. Mnuchin is responsible for the U.S. Treasury, whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity at home and abroad.

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