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Iran

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

Abstract

Key Historical Events. 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 Year-Book, 1994–95, p. 771.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996

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  • Brian Hunter

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