Of course there are differences between “then and now.” For instance, in the 1970s the U.S. and many other countries objected to Iran having any capability to produce either plutonium or highly enriched uranium whereas in the current era Iran’s abilities in the latter regard are an established fact. AP Photo/Harry Koundakjian Despite Iran's views of the past, the government continued to value education and child development. Iranian and Afghan women: then and now Reader John W. sent me the photo below, showing women in Kabul in 1970 and the present, clearly meant to underscore the religously-induced difference in dress. Share this: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on … Then and Now: A Look at What Forty Years of Islamic Rule Has Brought to Iran. Today, Iran is facing down Israel, the U.S. and Europe over its nuclear program. Life in Iran under the Shah and now. Photos taken in Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which saw the ousting of King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, show what the vibrant Iranian life was like in the 60s and 70s. Forty years ago this past February, Iran’s secular intellectual elites joined with the conservative clergy to overthrow the Western-backed monarchy of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Iran is the only country in the world led by Islamic clergy. Perhaps Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi says it best: “The world is not divided between East and West. The word "traffic" (pronounced "teraafik") became part of the lingua franca as the capital's citizens began to experience congestion on the roads. But since that's almost always the answer, it doesn't do us much good. TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranians vote on Friday in the 10th presidential election since … July 21, 2013 Guest Contributor 1 Comment. On the Nowruz of 1935, Reza Shah Pahlavi asked foreign delegates to use the term Iran, the endonym of the country, in formal correspondence. Iran - Iran - Government and society: Iran is a unitary Islamic republic with one legislative house. The changing face of Iraq: Then and now pictures show how the country has recovered on the tenth anniversary of the invasion e-mail Ten years later and 120000 civilian deaths. W ith dozens of publicly known cases and multiple deaths, Iran is now the epicenter of the coronavirus in the Middle East. David Menzies takes us on a trip down memory lane to a time before Islamic countries became theocracies ruled by Sharia Law, a cautionary tale. A look back to the not-so-distant past could help inform a decision about the U.S. going to war. Jan 13, 2020 - Explore legerme's board "Iran: Then & Now", followed by 210 people on Pinterest. On her return she wrote a piece for Globe, magazine of The Globetrotter's Club, on her experiences. Iran’s coronavirus death toll now highest outside China – Health Minister gets infected News-Medical.Net 19:52. Good Hygiene Key To Preventing Spread Of Coronavirus – … By the second millennium BC, the ancient Iranian peoples arrived in what is now Iran from the Eurasian Steppe, rivaling the native settlers of the region. Iran’s coronavirus death toll now highest outside China – Health Minister gets infected News-Medical.Net 19:52. Iran then and now. Now as the international gaze rests on Iran once more, MailOnline Travel rounds up some archive images of this fascinating country, which has long been shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. Hezbollah supporters say revenge over Soleimani has only just begun. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. For now, it appears that the Stena Impero’s crew are being well treated by their captors.