Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979, following a revolution which became one of the defining moments of the 20th century. In 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became the sixth president of the new Iran.
This series explores daily life in the world’s first Islamic state, which largely remains covered in a veil of mystery. It conveys the atmosphere in the cities of Tehran and Isfahan in 2006, at the time that Ahmadinejad announced that Iran had enriched uranium.
Iran’s nuclear programme prompted the international community to impose increasingly tough sanctions in a bid to persuade Tehran to stop enriching uranium, which can be used for civilian purposes, but also to build nuclear bombs.
Isfahan - April 11, 2006 - Si o se Pol bridge. President Ahmadinejad reveals first time uranium enrichment. © Pierre Crom
Isfahan - April 11, 2006 - Students portrayed under the Si o se Pol bridge. President Ahmadinejad reveals first time uranium enrichment. © Pierre Crom