Teheran


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Teheran,

Iran: see TehranTehran
or Teheran
, city (1991 pop. 6,475,527), capital of Iran and Tehran prov., N Iran, near Mt. Damavand. It is Iran's largest city and its administrative, commercial, and industrial center. More than half of the country's industry is based in Tehran.
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Tehran

, Teheran
the capital of Iran, at the foot of the Elburz Mountains: built on the site of the ancient capital Ray, destroyed by Mongols in 1220; became capital in the 1790s; three universities. Pop.: 7 352 000 (2005 est.)
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Le president iranien s'exprimait depuis le ministere des Affaires etrangeres a Teheran, ou il a rencontre le chef de la diplomatie, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Over the decades, Teheran has built up nests of sympathizers across the region that would be activated in the event of conflict.
Au vu de tout ce qui precede, il semble que des pourparlers entre Teheran et Washington ne soient pas prets de se tenir.
Premier Ibadi arrived in Teheran yesterday in a 2-day visit, heading a ministerial delegation to discuss bilateral relations and coordinate efforts against terrorism.
Rohani succede a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dont les huit annees de presidence ont ete marquees par de nombreuses tensions avec l'Occident, en particulier sur le dossier nucleaire controverse de Teheran.
Il a devance largement les trois principaux candidats conservateurs: le maire de Teheran Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf (16,5 pc), l'actuel chef des negociateurs nucleaires Said Jalili (11,35 pc) et l'ex-chef des Gardiens de la revolution, l'armee d'elite du regime, Mohsen Rezai (10,58 pc).
During his visit, Khurshid will also inaugurate the Indian Cultural Center in Teheran and interact with the Indian community in Teheran.
The smog in Teheran was so toxic on Monday that city officials, including health minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, urged people in the 15-million-strong metropolis to flee.
The measures underscore the serious concern by officials facing one of the most potentially destabilizing scenarios, which has been partly blamed on the fallout from Western sanctions over Teheran's nuclear program.