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NEWS: Iranian government considers moving out of Teheran

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posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 10:12 AM
According to the online edition of the popular political german magazine "Der Spiegel" the Iranian government considers moving out of Teheran. This topic has been discussed since a few years but the current earthquakes urge the Iranian government to react. The national security council is talking about this topic actively now. The chairman Hassan Rowhani mentioned that this idea was rejected before by several government organisations.

On 26th of Decembre a huge earthquake of 6.3 hit the old and holy city of Bam located in the south of Iran. Experts say that Teheran will probably be hit by an earthquake with the power of 7 in the next couple of years, resulting in a catastrophe bigger than seen in Bam.

Teheran is located in the north-west of Iran near the Caspic sea. More as half of Teheran is placed in the most earthquake endangered zone, among them many government institutions and embassies.

During daytime about 11 million people are present in Teheran, during nighttime about 8 million. Nearly all buildings are considered to be not earthquake proof.

(english translation)

[Edited on 5-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 10:37 AM
Where would they move to? Is there a translated version of this article?

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 10:49 AM
I have posted a slightly altered translation of the article, there is no valueable information left out. At the moment I didn't peek on any translation but it is quite common that "Der Spiegel" knows things quite before others. I just never bothered to translate the stuff

As there is nothing said where they move to we can only assume it will be simply just somewhere with the given infrastructure and earthquake safety. I guess somewhere near their nuclear reactors

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 10:59 AM

Of Iran government removal of Teheran considers

Iranian experts count after the devastating earthquake of Bam on a still larger disaster, which could meet the capital Teheran. Therefore the government plays now an unusual measure to the end: the removal of the town with millions of inhabitants.

Umgestuerztes house, destroyed truck in Bam: The last aids took off
Teheran/Bam - experts say ahead that with a strength over seven on the judge scale in the coming years Teheran and cause an immense disaster could meet quake - possibly with still worse extents than with the quake in Bam, with which on 26 December approximately 35,000 humans died.
Now the national security council wants to be concerned seriously with a possible transfer Teherans, reported the message channel Khabar today. The chairman of the security council, Hassan Rowhani, said, some national organizations would have already rejected those since longer existing idea in the past.

More than half of the capital is according to the experts in to most endangered earthquake zone, under it the north with many authorities and messages. In Teheran, where the majority of the buildings is not earthquake-proof, are on the day about eleven million humans. In the night are approximately eight million humans in the city.
In the meantime in Bam after the catastrophic earthquake (strength 6.3) also the last international auxiliary troops broke their employment off. The Turkish rescue party left, also the US-American field hospital, in which in the past days more than 720 patients were treated, closed today again. The relief work for the survivors is taken over from now at more and more by the international red cross and by the red halbmond. In the night it came again in the region to a strong Nachbeben.

posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 11:32 AM

Originally posted by BlackJackal
Where would they move to?


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