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Answers to Iran Homework Article. Question 1. 1. The assassination of an Iranian nuclear engineer. 2. Iran threatened to close off the Strait of Hormuz. 3. An Iranian court handed down a death sentence to a 28-year-old American citizen accused of spying. Question 2.

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Answers to iran homework article

Answers to Iran Homework Article


Question 1

Question 1

  • 1. The assassination of an Iranian nuclear engineer.

  • 2. Iran threatened to close off the Strait of Hormuz.

  • 3. An Iranian court handed down a death sentence to a 28-year-old American citizen accused of spying.


Question 2

Question 2

  • 1979 Revolution—Radical Shiite Muslims, led by Ayatollah Khomeini, overthrew Iran’s monarchy and imposed strict Islamic rule on what had been a Western-leaning country.

  • Iran turns into a theocracy.

  • Good relations between the US and Iran end.


Question 3

Question 3

  • The sanctions have hurt Iran’s economy, which also suffers from government mismanagement and corruption.


Question 4

Question 4

  • Leaders: Real power is held by Ayatollah Khamenei—Supreme Leader—holds absolute power—gets authority directly from Allah.

  • Ayatollah is a high ranking title given to Shiite clerics—similar to a Bishop in Christianity.

  • President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad—sixth and current president of Iran

  • Elections are held but power belongs to the Ayatollah—Supreme Leader


Question 4 cont d

Question 4 cont’d

  • 2009 election was believed to be rigged in his favor, and demonstrators took to the streets to protest. The government responded with brutal crackdowns in which as many as 150 Iranians were killed and more than 4,000 arrested and tortured.

  • The Iran/US relations are poor and approaching a “state of war”.

  • The government/citizen relationship is decreasing. The unemployment rates are increasing and citizens are protesting in response to rigged elections, human rights violations, and oppression.


Question 4 cont d1

Question 4 cont’d

There is an international belief that Iran, despite its denials, is getting closer to building a nuclear weapon. Both the US and Israel have said they will not tolerate nuclear-armed Iran.

Iran says they are pursuing nuclear technology in order to create efficient energy and protect the country from nuclear warfare.


Question 5

Question 5

  • World’s 5th largest oil producer

  • Very high unemployment

  • Suffers from economic sanctions


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