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Iran - Ahlam
The Shah and his family are forced into exile as the political situation deteriorates.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is proclaimed following a referendum.
The exiled Shah dies of cancer in Egypt.
Start of Iran-Iraq war which lasted for eight years.
Iran accepts a ceasefire agreement with Iraq following negotiations in Geneva under the aegis of the UN.
Ayatollah Khomeini dies. On 4 June, President Khamene'i is appointed as new supreme leader.
Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani is sworn in as the new president.
A major earthquake strikes Iran, killing approximately 40,000 people.
Iran and Iraq resume diplomatic ties.
Iran deploys thousands of troops on its border with Afghanistan after the Taleban admits killing eight Iranian diplomats and a journalist in Mazar-e Sharif.
Inauguration of the Sixth parliament.
President Khatami re-elected.
Russian technicians begin construction of Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr despite strong objections from US.
40,000 people are killed in an earthquake in south-east Iran; the city of Bam is devastated.
Iran breaks IAEA seals at its Natanz nuclear research facility.
Iran launches a research rocket to inaugurate a newly built space centre.
Iran takes delivery of its first new aircraft in 37 years.
Hassan Rouhani wins re-election as president.
Several people are killed in co-ordinated attacks on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini. The Islamic State group claims responsibility.
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