Annotation. Iran is torn between the ways of Islam and the Western world. Disputes over how the country should be run and the control of its rich supply of oil have often turned to violence that has hit the news. Iran follows this nation's long and continuing struggle, exploring the beliefs, hopes, and fears of the many people involved. Book jacket.
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OIL AND MODERNIZATION
THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION 16
THE WAR WITH IRAQ 22
THE FUTURE FOR IRAN 28
aIso Arab Empire AXIS OF EVIL Ayatollah Khomeini Azeri 24 based on Islam BRIEFIN BRIEFING PRESIDENT British hoped clergy religious officials conflict conquered Council of Guardians dispute economic elected Majlis Emperor enemies exile Faqih foreign policy Gilaki and Mazandrani hardliners hostage hostage-takers HOT SPOT BRIEFING Hot Spots Happen Internet Iran Iran-Iraq war Iran's oil Iran's population Iranians Iraq Islamic Republic ISLAMIC REVOLUTION Islamic rules Islamic world Khamene'i Khomeini's death Leader Ayatollah LOTS OF OIL Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Majlis leader Middle East Mohammad Khatami Mohammed Mossadeq Mohammed's death Mongol Mosque Muhammad Backs Muslims name Reza nationalists nomads nuclear energy nuclear weapons oil industry oilfields opposed the shah Persia became Persian 51 Persian Empire PRESIDENT KHATAMI Product per person Rafsanjani religion religious government Revolution In 1979 Revolutionary Guards Reza Khan Reza Shah Shah Muhammad shah's rule Shi'ite Sunnis supporting terrorism supreme leader Tehran terrorist traditionalists U.S. Embassy United White Revolution women