Sunday, November 08, 2009

Iranian Capital to Move?

For a while there has been an on-going discussion on whether or not the Iranian capital out of Tehran for safety. The city lies on over one hundred fault lines according to the BBC article. There is also politics behind this possible move. Tehran is a liberal city, by Iranian standards, and the plan is to move the capital near Qom, the conservative religious capital. It is understandable that the religious-military complex which runs Iran would want to move the capital with all the anti-government protests by the younger demographic in Tehran. However, wherever the government goes so will jobs and eventually liberal-minded students seeking work as well.

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