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Iranian Paralympic powerlifter Rouhallah Rostami, who recently set his second world record in the Paralympic bench press, is training his sights on gold at the upcoming Tokyo Games. The athlete was seen taking part in a training session at Iran’s Sports Federation for the Disabled in Tehran.
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Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.
Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.
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