It covers roughlysq kmsq mi and borders five countries. To the ancient Greeks and Persians, the lake's immense size suggested it was an ocean, hence its name.
Conservative clerical forces led by Ayatollah Ruhollah KHOMEINI established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political authority vested in a learned religious scholar referred to commonly as the Supreme Leader who, according to the constitution, is accountable only to the Assembly of Experts AOE - a popularly elected member body of clerics.
US-Iranian relations became strained when a group of Iranian students seized the US Embassy in Tehran in November and held embassy personnel hostages until mid-January The US cut off diplomatic relations with Iran in April During the periodIran fought a bloody, indecisive war with Iraq that eventually expanded into the Persian Gulf and led to clashes between US Navy and Iranian military forces.
Iran has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism for its activities in Lebanon and elsewhere in the world and remains subject to US, UN, and EU economic sanctions and export controls because of its continued involvement in terrorism and concerns over possible military dimensions of its nuclear program.
Following the election of reformer Hojjat ol-Eslam Mohammad KHATAMI as president in and a reformist Majles legislature ina campaign to foster political reform in response to popular dissatisfaction was initiated.
The movement floundered as conservative politicians, supported by the Supreme Leader, unelected institutions of authority like the Council of Guardians, and the security services reversed and blocked reform measures while increasing security repression. His controversial reelection in June sparked nationwide protests over allegations of electoral fraud, but the protests were quickly suppressed.
In June Iranians elected a moderate conservative cleric Dr.Japan Inflation Rate Unexpectedly Climbs to 4-Month High Japan's consumer price inflation rose to percent year-on-year in July from percent in the previous month and far above market consensus of percent.
This column is an obituary to inflation targeting and call for nominal GDP targeting to replace it. The current economic crisis has called into question the role of monetary policy, particularly inflation targeting and its oversight of asset bubbles and supply side shocks.
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As with other developed nations, the country's economy is dominated by the service industry, which employs about three quarters of Canadians. Canada has the fourth highest total estimated value of natural resources, valued at US$ trillion in Thailand: Growth rate of the real gross domestic product (GDP) from to (compared to the previous year) Gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate .
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