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Reader comment on item: Did the CIA Fiddle With Population Statistics about Iran?

Submitted by 1time (United States), Jan 8, 2015 at 18:37

And that their census agency is less able to be specific, than say the US Census Bureau. This group http://iranpoliticsclub.net/library/iran-population/ claims ethnic populations of: Persian 55% , Azeri 18% , Kurdish 8% , Gilak 5% , etc. However the points stand: What is the right number? What is up with the data switch?

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Of course, estimates differ on a difficult topic like this. But why did the CIA to radically change its numbers and why so belatedly?

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