Iran, officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia that borders Iraq to the west, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan to the northwest, and Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east. To the north and south are the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf, respectively.
Iran is frequently mentioned in the Grand Theft Auto series, either directly or indirectly.
References in the Grand Theft Auto Series
- The Sultan derives its name from a Persian word meaning "king".
- Ma'am, who played for the Liberty City Cocks circa 2001, is an Iranian soccer (football) player.
- The Baran Discount & Coffee Shop in Vice City is possibly of Persian origin, as "baran" means rain in the Persian language.
- The Kent Paul's 80's Nostalgia Zone! website directly references events in modern Iranian history, including the Iranian Revolution, the exile of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Iran–Iraq War, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Iran–Contra affair.
- There is at least one Persian pedestrian who was cut from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas internally named IRFYST, which implies there may have been more Persian pedestrians planned; only her voice-lines remain.
- Crow holds a concert in Iran in 2008.
- Yusuf Amir is voice acted by Omid Djalili, an Iranian-British comedian.
- Michael De Santa mentions the Iranian Revolution and the fall of the Shah during the mission By the Book, in reference to the Los Santos residents of Middle Eastern descent.
- In the mission The Vice Assassination, Lester Crest states that Jackson Skinner is selling customer data from Moscow to Tehran.
- Armin Amiri, an Iranian actor, provides the voice of Ferdinand Kerimov.