A country of diversity, the Islamic Republic of Iran has a population of almost 60 million. Considered one of the oldest civilizations, Iran is still making history in the fields of culture, technology, and politics. In the news, Iran is noted for its nuclear program and foreign relations commitments, and their national football team has won the Asian Cup on top of being a major player in the FIFA World Cup. Owner of one of the largest oil reserves in the world, Iran is also a producer of manufactured goods and agriculture. As a unique ally to the United States, President Obama addresses the people of Iran for their top national holiday: NoRooz (No Ruz).