Iran: June 12, 2005


Nine bombs went off in the capital, and Ahvaz, the capital of  Khuzestan province, which  borders Iraq. At least eight people were killed, and nearly a hundred wounded. Iranian Arabs are suspected, as there has been tension because of rumors that the government wants to move ethnic Iranians into Khuzestan, to dilute the majority Arab population. Arabs comprise only about two percent of Iran's population, and most of these Arabs are in Khuzestan. Much of Iran's oil production is also in Khuzestan. Only about half of Iran's population are ethnic Iranians (an Indo-European people), the rest are Arabs, Turks and other varieties of Indo-Europeans. The non-Iranian Iranians are always ready to suspect the works of the Iranian majority that dominates the country. The government blames pro-Saddam Hussein groups for the bombs.


Article Archive

Iran: Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close