A Middle Eastern Muslim nation, formerly known as Persia, that used to be progressive before a bunch of religious lunatics gained power. Now, 67% of its people live in poverty and its current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has instituted fundamentalist Islamic "reforms" that mirror the Taliban, even going so far as to have separate sidewalks built for men and women, and banning Western music and pop culture. They claim to want a nuclear program for "peaceful purposes" and energy, despite mountains of evidence indicating that they really want to build nuclear weapons with which to wipe out Israel and America to pave the way for the return of the Mahdi--a Muslim ruler who is believed to have fallen down a well in 941 A.D. and will return when times are at their worst (yes, you read that right: he fell down a well). Iran rakes in hundreds of billions of dollars worth of oil revenue a year, but instead of using that money to help their people and improve their refineries and natural energy sources, the money is used to fund terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as their unnecessary "peaceful" nuke program; the rest of it goes into the pockets of the corrupt old Mullahs. It is estimated that around 2/3 of the Iranian population is under 30 years of age, and that the vast majority of these people hate the Mullahs; but instead of rising up and overthrowing them, they spend their time whining about how evil America is and burning Israeli and American flags, and denying that the Holocaust ever happened even though the Shah was a supporter of Hitler during World War II--Pahlavi even changed the name of the country from "Persia" to "Iran", a Farsi derivation of "Aryan", in reference to the idea of a proto-Indo-European lineage supported by both Nazis and Persian ethnologists.
Iran: 7500 years of history, and only about 500 were any good.
by S. E. H. October 06, 2006
Top Definition
A country in the Middle East. One of the few NON Arabic countries in the Middle East. They are actually Persian, not Arab, so don't get confused. 1950-1960 Good times in Iran where the mood was western like here. After the revolution, it turned into a chaotic land. Hopefully it will be restored to what it used to be, someday.
Iran is a country of beuty, spoiled by its government.
by Andrew August 15, 2003
a country that was once great and has been twisted by their fundamentalist leaders. america will not invade iran. the government of iran is americas enemy, not the people.
iran is located in the middle east, and was once a more western, free country.
by yankee May 03, 2005
Iran is desert? Shows how much you fucking know about it eh?
Iran is known for its huge variations in terrain. The Mountains, Grasslands, Caves, Jungles, Rivers and Deserts are all in Iran
by Dr Darius October 24, 2003
Formerly (until 1935), Persia. a republic in SW Asia: an Islamic republic since 1979. 53,920,000; ab. 635,000 sq. mi. (1,644,650 sq. km) . Cap.: Tehran.
A country which once ruled half the world. Currently under the dictation of an Islamic government, which is ripping the nation to pieces.
Various terrains, such as mountains, jungles, deserts, grasslands, etc., can be found in Iran without much difficulty. Huge natural gas and oil reserves are probably the reason Iran is still on the Map.
There are people of many races, religions and cultures all around Iran.
All 'n all, great country to spend a vacation in, not the place you want to raise your children.
I just gave you some facts about Iran without starting a war.
by fwaggle December 01, 2003
Middle Eastern country bordering Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Persian Gulf.

Ruled by the Pahlavi line until 1979, when the religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini came to power. In November 1979, Iranians overran the American embassy in Tehran and took 66 people hostage, some of whom were eventually kept for 444 days. There was a failed American attempt to come rescue the hostages, but it was over a year of negotiation with then-President Jimmy Carter and the fact that Iraq invaded Iran in 1980 (for unrelated reasons) that probably led to the hostages' release after Ronald Reagan had been elected President. Iran and Iraq stayed at war until 1988.
Iran, center of the Middle East, fundamentalist theocracy, and home to some of the richest history of human civilization as we know it.
by Blueberry Snow April 09, 2004
The country which will not be invaded by the USA since, unlike Iraq, Iran has a missile range which can reach Europe, and a modern radar and communications system not to mention approximately an army, including both conventional and revolutionary personnel, of about 750,000 strong. Furthermore attacking Iran, the third largest oil producing country in the world, would dramatically increase oil prices. Notice that Iraq, despite having such a low production of oil, was able to increase the price of oil dramatically. The government also contributes to the stability of Afghanistan, Iraq, and virtually the entire eastern portion of the Near East. So any attack would compromise everything hat the USA tried to do in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Furthermore, it has been historically shown that any empire that tries to conquer the modern day Iran either losses control of it in about a hundred years, gets destroyed by Iranians, or eventually is taken over by Iranian administrators since the guys who have conquered Iran do not have a clue about running the governments. And given the current case of Iraq, the USA certainly falls under that category.

Furthermore, if the USA attacks Iran, a country with three times the land and populous of Iraq, would very dangerously stretch US forces too thin to effectively engage in an actual threat from another country.
Iran will not be next country attacked unless the entire US representative and military personnel are complete idiots. Therefore, it will most probably happen ;).
by cyrus III May 08, 2005
A used to be peaceful country.
If you research deep iranian,american,and iraqi history, you would find out that the bush senior supported and persuaded saddam to attack iran, a YEAR before the gulf war. What the Hell is going on hear?
America The beautiful and great--
but ran by dumbasses who cant keep this great country in good health
by Sex Maniac September 01, 2004
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