Like most girls in her neighbourhood in Tehran, Tahmineh is a virgin. In her world, virginity is still revered. Virginity is seen as a marker of decency, of good family stock and morals.
In Iran, many people believe that it is important for women to be virgins on their wedding day. Even so, many women do have sex before marriage. The surgical procedure involves closing up, sometimes almost completely, the vaginal opening so that the woman will bleed when she has intercourse with her new husband.
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Iran has broken the terms of the nuclear deal for the first time since it was signed in in a move that will put pressure on Europe to do more to help mitigate the effect of crippling US sanctions. The breaching of the limits on uranium stockpiles, warned of in advance by Iran, follows the US withdrawal from the deal last year and frustration in Tehran that EU states have been unable to do more to counterbalance the effect of US sanctions. European leaders urged Iran not to breach the deal, including at a meeting on Friday.
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The seizure prompted condemnation from the U. The free flow of traffic through the Strait of Hormuz is of international importance because one-fifth of all global crude exports passes through the waterway from Mideast exporters to countries around the world. The narrow waterway sits between Iran and Oman.
Thursday's attacks raised fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route at a time of increased tension between Iran and the United States over U. President Donald Trump told Fox News. He was referring to a video released on Thursday by the U.
For five years, Maryam, the hairdresser, and Karim, the home appliance salesman, carried on a love affair, meeting secretly at the house where Karim lived with his parents. The young couple's relationship was officially sanctioned by Iran's Islamic Republic, even though unmarried couples who have sex or even date and hold hands can be arrested, fined, even flogged. That is because Maryam and Karim were married. They had a valid contract of temporary marriage.
AN Iranian couple frogmarched their year-old daughter to the doctor for a virginity check after finding out about her secret boyfriend, a court heard today. The mum, 42, and dad, 56, threatened to kill their teenage daughter and her boyfriend - telling her she would be sent "back to Iran to marry a cousin". The couple had taken the year-old to the doctor's for the test - but the GP refused after the teen said she did not want to be examined.
Social attitudes in Iran have changed greatly since the revolution, but the taboo on premarital sex remains, at least in the public sphere. Although the government tries to enforce draconian Islamic laws to curb relationships between the sexes, many younger people nevertheless go their own way- much to the consternation of senior Shia clerics. Independent experts believe the real percentage may be even higher. Premarital sex, especially among young men, is no longer seen as quite out of bounds as was once the case.