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A large threat to Iranâ's success as a country is the projected global warming and a deteriorating environment.1 Water scarcity, climate change, and land degradation are Iranâ's three largest environmental concerns.2 Exploitation of water sources by agricultural and domestic sectors is causing water sources to diminish or become chemically polluted.3 The long term effects of environmental degradation will end up costing Iran large amounts of money and resources.4 Currently, environmental issues constitute 5–10% of the nation's GDP.5

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1http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog/2013/oct/28/iran%E2%80%99s-environment-greater-threat-foreign-foes
2-5 Ibid
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Iran News

Aljazeera.com 
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the top foreign policy priority for his new government was to protect the nuclear deal from being torn up by the United States. "The most important job of our foreign minister is first to stand behind the JCPOA and ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Addressing the assembly before votes were held, Rouhani pointed to the 2015 nuclear deal that opened the economy for business and said Iran can achieve more by being united. “We need to move forward. This is not the time to have proponents and ... See more..
Press TV 
MAN Diesel & Turbo, a German multinational that produces engines and turbo machinery, says it is paying a serious look at Iran's investment potentials, saying it has already taken measures to restart its business in the country. “We are very active in ... See more..
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Foreign Policy (blog) 
15, he warned that if Trump imposed new sanctions, Iran could turn the nuclear clock back to where it was prior to the 2015 deal and could do so “not within months and weeks, but in a matter of hours and days.” In Washington, this was interpreted to ... See more..
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty 
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said his army has foiled Western attempts to overthrow his government thanks to assistance from allies including Russia, Iran, and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. "Their direct support -- politically, economically ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Iran, Afghanistan and Guinea-Bissau are the riskiest countries in terms of money laundering and "terrorist" financing, according to a study by a Swiss group. The Basel Institute of Governance, which works with the public and private sector to counter ... See more..
Press TV 
The Iranian men's national basketball team has proudly marched into the final showdown of the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball (FIBA) Asia Cup in Lebanon after trouncing South Korea in the continental tournament. On Saturday evening, the ... See more..
Press TV 
The national Iranian volleyball team has thrashed China in consecutive sets at the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Egypt. The Iranian team, which had suffered a 2-4 (14–16, 15–11, 11–15, 16–18, ... See more..
CNN 
Amid warning shots fired by US ships against Iranian ones, as well as very close calls when Iranian drones have buzzed the US military, President Trump will be called upon to certify that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal. His administration ... See more..
Al-Arabiya 
Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak has announced a Russian oil-for-food deal with Iran that will be implemented next month by buying 100,000 barrels of oil a day from Iran, Iranian and Russian media reported. The Russian minister said that the ... See more..
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Geography

Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan
Area

Total 1,648,195 sq km
Land 1,531,595 sq km
Water 116,600 sq km

Climate

mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, sulfur ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts, floods; dust storms, sandstorms; earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution, especially in urban areas, from vehicle emissions, refinery operations, and industrial effluents; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; oil pollution in the Persian Gulf; wetland losses from drought; soil degradation (salination); inadequate supplies of potable water; water pollution from raw sewage and industrial waste; urbanization

Demographics

Nationality
Iranian
Population
79,853,900 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Iran's economy is marked by statist policies and an inefficient state sector, which create major distortions throughout the system, and reliance on oil, which provides a large share of government revenues. Price controls, subsidies, and other rigidities weigh down the economy, undermining the potential for private-sector-led growth. Private sector activity is typically limited to small-scale workshops, farming, some manufacturing, and services. Significant informal market activity flourishes and corruption is widespread. Tehran since the early 1990s has recognized the need to reduce these inefficiencies, and in December 2010 the Majles passed President Mahmud AHMADI-NEJAD's Targeted Subsidies Law (TSL) to reduce state ...See More subsidies on food and energy. This was the most extensive economic reform since the government implemented gasoline rationing in 2007. Over a five-year period the legislation sought to phase out subsidies that previously cost Tehran $60-$100 billion annually and mostly benefited Iran''s upper and middle classes. Cash payouts of $45 per person to more than 90% of Iranian households mitigated initial widespread resistance to the TSL program. However, inflation in 2012 reached its highest level in four years, eroding the value of these cash payouts and motivating the Majles to halt planned price increases for the second half of 2012 through at least March 2013. New fiscal and monetary constraints on Tehran, following international sanctions in January against Iran''s Central Bank and oil exports, significantly reduced Iran''s oil revenue, forced government spending cuts, and fueled a 20% currency depreciation. Economic growth turned negative for the first time in two decades. Iran also continues to suffer from double-digit unemployment and underemployment. Underemployment among Iran''s educated youth has convinced many to seek jobs overseas, resulting in a significant "brain drain." Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$1.016 trillion (2012 est.); $1.035 trillion (2011 est.); $1.005 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

31.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 38.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 34.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, rice, other grains, sugar beets, sugarcane, fruits, nuts, cotton; dairy products, wool; caviar
Industries

petroleum, petrochemicals, fertilizers, caustic soda, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food processing (particularly sugar refining and vegetable oil production), ferrous and non-ferrous metal fabrication, armaments