Iran is a republic country in Asia, It has been officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979.it’s also called Persia with 82 million inhabitants .
Iran is sharing borders with 7 countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, , Turkey, Turkmenistan and Iraq (The battlefield between USA & Iran nowadays)
Iran military power
Iran has one of the largest and most powerful armed forces in the Middle East, according to data compiled by the military-research website Global Firepower.
As of 2017, Iran had an estimated 534,000 active military personnel and 400,000 active reserve military personnel.
The country spent an estimated 3.0% of its GDP on its military in 2016, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Iran Oil Reserves
Iran has the world’s fourth-largest stock of proven crude oil reserves : 158.4 billion barrels, trailing only Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Canada.
Despite its oil wealth, Iran’s economy has been turbulent for much of the past decade.
It’s real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product fell in three of the four years from 2012 to 2015, grew by 12.5% in 2016 and is projected to have fallen back dramatically since then.
Released 4 Americans from prisoner for $4 M
US officials confirm that the Obama administration secretly arranged a plane delivery of $400 million in cash on the same day Iran released four American prisoners and formally implemented the nuclear deal.
The $400 million was Iran’s money, placed into a US-based trust fund to support American military equipment purchases in the 1970s.
When the Shah was ousted by a 1979 popular uprising that led to the creation of the Islamic Republic, the United States froze the trust fund.
US officials said cash had to be flown in because existing US sanctions ban American dollars from being used in a transaction with Iran
and because Iran could not access the global financial system due to international sanctions it was under at the time.
Polygamy only for men
Polygamy is legal in Iran, and men can marry up to four wives.
Once married, a girl can no longer go to high school. The marriage age of girls is currently 13, up from 9 years old after the Revolution.
Boys may marry at 15, the legal age Iranians can vote.