Jomhoori-e-Islami-e-Iran; (Islamic Republic of Iran)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Following widespread civil unrest, the Shah left Iran on 17 Jan. 1979. The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spiritual leader of the Shi’a Moslem community, returned from 15 years’ exile on 1 Feb. 1979 and appointed a provisional government on 5 Feb. An Islamic Republic was proclaimed on 1 April 1979. For the 1980–90 war with Iraq see The Statesman’s Yearbook, 1994–95, p. 771.


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Further Reading

  1. Amuzegar, J., Iran’s Economy under the Islamic Republic. London, 1992Google Scholar
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  12. Lahsaelzadeh, A. Contemporary Rural Iran. London, 1993Google Scholar
  13. Modaddel, M., Class, Politics and Ideology in the Iranian Revolution. Columbia Univ. Press, 1992Google Scholar
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