[tz] Updates on Iranian Time Zone (IRDT)

Mohammad Ali Tofighi alitoumob at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 18:44:48 UTC 2022

Hi everyone.
A couple of minutes ago they announced that the new rules *will not take
effect* this March. However, the decision is on its way to become final in
the coming weeks. They just said that it will not happen in the coming
Its reason wasn't about the IT industry at all. The Guardian Council has
yet to decide on it and the government should implement it within 15 days
of their approval, which causes them to miss the deadline!

Please read it on the news as well:

Kind regards,
Ali Tofighi

On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 4:23 PM Ali Mirjamali <alimirjamali at riseup.net>

> The chances are high. Majlis (parliament) ratification should be further
> rectified by "Guardian Council" to become actual law and take effect.
> Guardian Council has 10 days to approve or reject it. If they approve it
> with delay (which is very probable), it will be enforceable from next year.
> This is in Persian but online translation should clarify it.
> https://www.tasnimnews.com/fa/news/1400/12/24/2682848/%D9%85%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%A8%D9%87-%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%84%D8%B3-%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%87-%D8%AA%D8%BA%DB%8C%DB%8C%D8%B1-%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D8%AA%D8%A3%DB%8C%DB%8C%D8%AF-%D8%B4%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D9%86%DA%AF%D9%87%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%85%DA%A9%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D8%B4%D9%87%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%87
> Best regards,
> Ali
> p.s. Re-sending since the previous email was formatted as HTML.
> On 12/25/1400 AP 11:35 PM, Alan Mintz via tz wrote:
> > What are the chances they will be convinced to delay the decision taking
> > place until next year?
> >
> > While the tzdb maintainer(s) can work hard to implement a change (less
> > than six days before the next transition), the process of many
> > organizations pushing that change out through multiple layers of
> > operating systems, application software, and embedded systems (like
> > smartphones and networking equipment) is much longer, and this will
> > likely cause a lot of trouble. The tzdb environment has recommended such
> > changes be made at least a *year* before they are to take effect.
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 11:21 AM Mohammad Ali Tofighi via tz
> > <tz at iana.org <mailto:tz at iana.org>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hi.
> >     Recently the Iranian parliament has decided to remove daylight
> >     saving from the Iranian time zone, eliminating the one-hour shift in
> >     the summer time. Hence, it is always going to be UTC+3:30.
> >     *This is not their final decision yet* and there is a final
> >     confirmation to be made, but I just wanted to inform you about the
> >     update to prepare possible modifications. I'm a software engineer
> >     and if we have the update on /tzdata/ package as soon as possible,
> >     the software companies can adjust themselves accordingly.
> >     Please read these official news:
> >     https://www.isna.ir/news/1400122419045/
> >     <https://www.isna.ir/news/1400122419045/>
> >     https://www.yjc.news/00Xw0k <https://www.yjc.news/00Xw0k>
> >
> >     Regards,
> >     Ali Tofighi
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Alan Mintz <Alan.Mintz at gMail.com>
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