An independent inquiry has called on the United Nations to investigate the "systematic and widespread" murder of political opponents by Ayatollah Khomeini's regime in Iran during the 1980s.In its judgment at the end of a three-day session in The Hague, the Iran tribunal found that the Islamic regime had committed "gross human rights abuses" including torture, sexual violence, extra-judicial executions and unjust imprisonment.Khomeini regime committed gross human rights abuses, finds tribunalIran tribunal in The Hague urges UN to investigate 'systematic and widespread' murder of political prisoners in 1980shttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/04/khomeini-regime-human-rights-abusesOwen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent guardian.co.uk, Sunday 4 November 2012 06.54 EST
All information taken from:“A Modern History of Iran,” PBS Newshour, Feb. 11, 2010, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/middle_east/jan-june10/timeline.html
Iran, before 1921, was called Persia. Itwasled by Shahs in the Qajar Dynasty.Then, in 1921, Reza Khan (a military officer)led a rebellion against the Shah and won.He declared himself Shah of Persia.
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U.S. intelligence statedthat Iran had stoppedtrying to develop nuclearweapons in 2003 but wasstill developing uranium(which means it couldrapidly resume itsnuclear program at anytime).
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