(April 1, 1979- )
Between Iraq and Afghanistan
Primary language is Farsi
Capital is Tehran
Formerly known as Persia
Why Iran might be annoying
The people suffer from droughts and earthquakes.
Half the country is poverty stricken.
3% of the population are drug users.
Spinach was first available here.
It was illegal to import Barbie Dolls because it is considered anti-Islamic.
It had boundary disputes with Iraq that led to war (1980-88).
Iranian militants took American hostages at the US Embassy in Tehran (1979).
They try to make nuclear weapons.
They have public hangings that draw large crowds.
Before attempting to hang 55 year old convicted Iranian murderer, Mohammad Hadi, the man had a heart attack. They took him off the noose and let him recover in a hospital. When he recovered, they hanged him (October 2002).
Crimes that are punishable by death include murder, armed robbery, rape, apostasy and serious drug trafficking.
Why Iran might not be annoying
It's a great place for hang-gliding and trekking.
It's a major producer of oil.
The windmill was invented here.
Cleopatra was part Iranian.
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