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Noun: Islamic Republic of Iran
  1. A theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
    - Iran, Persia

Type of: Asian country, Asian nation

Part of: Asia, Gulf States, Middle East, Mideast, Near East, OPEC, Organisation of Petroleum-Exporting Countries [Brit], Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries

Encyclopedia: Islamic Republic of Iran