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  1. I·ran
    IPA[iˈrän]
    • 1. a country in the Middle East, between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf; population 66,429,300 (est. 2009); capital, Tehran; languages, Farsi (Persian) (official), Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, and others.

    • a country in the Middle East, between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf; population 66,429,300 (est. 2009); languages, Farsi (Persian) (official), Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Arabic, and others; capital, Tehran.
    • n. noun

      a political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anticommunist Contras in Nicaragua, despite congressional prohibition.
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