Friday, 24 November, 2017

Vision and Politics

  • Velayat-e Faqih

    The faqih generally oversees the operation of the government to ensure that its policies and actions conform to Islamic principles. The faqih is a spiritual...

  • Executive

    The chief executive and head of state is the president, who is elected to a four-year term and may be reelected to one additional term....

  • Legislature

    Legislative authority is vested in the Majlis, a single-chamber parliament. Its 290 members, 5 of whom represent non-Muslim religious minorities, are popularly elected for four-year...

  • Council of Guardians

    A 12-member Council of Guardians ensures that all legislation enacted by the Majlis conforms to Islamic principles and the constitution. The Council of Guardians also...

  • Judiciary

    Islamic law was introduced into Iran’s legal system following the Islamic revolution of 1979. The country’s highest judicial body is the Supreme Council of Justice,...

  • Political Parties

    Political parties developed in Iran during the 1940s. Most parties were banned after forces loyal to the shah overthrew Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq and instituted...

  • International Organizations

    Iran is a charter member of the United Nations (UN) and belongs to all of its specialized agencies. The country is also a founding member...

  • Local Government

    Iran is divided into 31 provinces, each headed by a governor appointed by the Ministry of Interior. The provinces are further divided into counties, each...

  • Why Israel doesn’t attack Iran?

    These days we hear lots of rumors about attacking Iran. If we want to fully understand the scene firstly we have to see whether military...

  • THE REVOLUTION

    In 1978 opponents of the shah had several bloody encounters with his security troops. The most notorious of these clashes was on September 8, when...