Monday, February 27, 2006

Some facts about Iran

This time, I want to write more about my country which I've never written about that since I started blogging.
If you are living in a country out of Asia and middle east , you might find it necessary to know more about my country Iran.My motherland Iran is a vast country located in the middle east ,surrounded by the Persian gulf,yes! I recommend Persian Gulf & nothing else,in the south, Iraq and Turkey in west, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the east and former soviet union republics (Actually Azerbijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan) in the north. Iran used to have a monarchy system before 1979, governed by the Shah, but after the 1979 revolution the system changed into an Islamic republic ruled by the great faghih ( Islamic scholar ).This country has sufferd many different problems since that time ,from which I can mention the 8 year war with Iraq in which the country was badly destroyed and unfortunately after the war this destruction continued due to the mismanagement of the rulers .Since 1979 the country is considered as an Islamic country which means ALL the rules are passed in regarding Islamic laws.Therefore, so many social rights that are considerd as basic human righs are thought to be a great sin here. At the top of the system is the great Faghih who is a shiaati muslim scholar and is not elected by the people ( believe it or not but he is said to be the representative of God on earth ). Then is the President who is chosen directly by the people through a general election, but this is not as easy as what you might think !! The candidates are chosen beforehand by a 12-membered council who are missioned by the leader ( the official name for Faghih).So as you see the whole power is in the hands of ONE person: The leader.The country has a parliamentary system too, but none of the laws can be passed in without the supervision of the leader. This is a brief description of the govenmental system of Iran.

ohh, Preparing a weblog is not as easy as you imagine, especially for such a person like me who is busy these days. BTW,this is my hobby and I'll try to do my best.


Blogger Yael K said...

Hey your best is pretty good! This is very interesting. How does the Faghih get his position? He's not elected so when one dies does he name a successor or is the successor chosen by a select group of scholars? Wow this is really interesting.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger The Miner said...

Dear Yael! Believe it or not, I really don't know!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 5:21:00 PM  

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