The Islamic Republic of Iran today is a Shiite Islamic republic with a Sunni minority under a theocratic regime which is ruled by President Hassan Rouhani since 2013. Historically, it is home to some of the world's oldest civilizations including the Persian empire. Since the 1979 Islamic revolution Iran has become more and more conservative.
An assassination of a US ambassador could undermine Trump in his re-election campaign or pull him into a new standoff.
Due to Iranian proxies targeting US forces over the past year, Iran would view this withdrawal as a win.
UK now joins US, Germany in urging Iran to stop execution of reportedly innocent wrestler.
Tehran has used German territory for surveillance and assassination operations targeting dissidents, pro-Israel advocates and Israeli and Jewish institutions
Produced by travel documentary filmmaker Human David Rawarpoor, the series, aims to educate Iranians about Israel by providing audiences a glimpse of Israel’s history, culture and food.
Iran’s regime frequently uses bogus charges to imprison journalists and crack down on attempts of independent reporting.
The visit is the director-general’s first to the country since he took office last December.
"We can't accept some things about the United Nations and refuse to accept others," the former coach noted.
China’s UN mission pledged that its country would work to uphold the JCPOA and seek a diplomatic resolution to the Iran nuclear issue.
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The 15-member council has been operating virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic so states have 24 hours to cast a vote.
The State Department announced that Eliott Abrams, the US special envoy to Venezuela, will take up Hook's post in addition to his own.
Brian Hook is leaving the position of Iran envoy after two years without having accomplished the US goal. Elliot Abrams is taking over.
The unusual violence was caught on video and has left many in Tehran wondering what transpired and why?
The United States has reimposed sanctions that have sharply lowered Tehran’s oil exports.
Pompeo in a statement called it a "major expansion" of the Iran metals-related sanctions administered by the State Department.
Based in the Hormozgan Province, the various air and naval units converged to show off Iran’s usual menagerie of weapons.
The fake carrier will be at sea as US Rear Admiral Jim Kirk’s USS Nimitz arrives at the 5th Fleet's area of operations.
The incident was the latest in tensions between Tehran and Washington since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in 2018 from Iran’s nuclear deal.
Turning the IAEA against the regime legitimizes sabotage.
Disagreements about intensity of expected Iranian response
The Ayatollah stressed that while Iran does not interfere in Iraq, it is the “corrupt” Americans who are interfering there and who only sow destruction in the region.
After the wave of mysterious incidents in Iran and Zarif’s Iraq visit, the timing may be to send a message to Iran’s adversaries
The three men were arrested last November after protesters against the government. Iran is accused of killing more than 1,500 protesters last year.
Iran accuses the US State Department, members of the former Pahlavi monarchy and Israel of being against the China deal.
It is highly unusual for pirates or hijackers to do this off the coast of the UAE, one of the most heavily trafficked waterways for oil tankers.
In trying to copy US reports about the fires in Iran, the Iranian media made the fires appear linked.
Numerous explosions have been heard throughout Iran in the past few weeks.
The fate of the cockpit voice and data recorders was the subject of an international standoff after the plane was shot down on Jan. 8, with Ukraine demanding access.
Iran, with a population of more than 80 million, has been the Middle East country hardest hit by the epidemic.
The documentary, titled "Commander of Peace," will be aired next month by state-run IRIB.
Iranian media has focused closely on this use of missiles and drones at the same time in an attack. In the past, Tehran has used drones to monitor its use of ballistic missiles.
The American “maximum pressure” campaign has clearly had a major impact on Iran, but a massive influx of Chinese investments will go a long way towards undoing it.
“The US sent a message to Iran via the Swiss ambassador to demand that Iran not give a response, but it was rejected immediately.”
There have been several explosions around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.
The CAO report, which was published on late Saturday, said the missile battery that targeted the passenger plane had been relocated and "was not properly reoriented".
Iran was suffering from US sanctions and economic challenges.
An advisor to Iran’s Coronavirus Task Force warned that if appropriate measures were not taken, between 50,000 and 60,000 people could die from the pandemic.
"We will not surrender under any circumstances ... We have to increase our capacity so that when necessary with full strength we can enter the market and revive our market share," said Zanganeh.
What the world is witnessing right now is someone hitting Iranian nuclear and conventional weapons and IRGC facilities practically at will.
Al-Arabiya reported that the explosions occurred in missile depots belonging to the IRGC southwest of Tehran.
Officials claim no violation of Iran deal • Questions abound
Iran’s new air defense help could also have ramifications for Turkey’s military presence.
Security expert David Albright told the ‘Post’ that some of the damage is likely irreparable.
"Iran is not abiding by the UN arms embargo that is due to expire in less than four months now," he said.
“There is no news of the transfer of Iranian islands, nor the presence of the military or other illusions,” former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called these rumors an old “trick.”
Compound which was hit likely more vulnerable than Natanz facility itself.
For Iran this embarrassment is compounded by an increasing crescendo of articles that not only highlight the destruction at the site but also point fingers at who did it.
We have ‘underground cities which house vessels and missiles’ – Brig.-Gen. Alireza Tangsiri.
“Do you wear a mask when you push gays off buildings?,” wrote Richard Grenell.
"The incident has caused significant damage but there were no casualties."
‘Not every incident in Iran has to do with us,’ Gantz says
The rial's decline has continued despite assurances from the Iranian Central Bank governor that the bank had injected hundreds of millions of dollars to stabilize the currency market.
The government has been trying to convince a reluctant public to accept masks and a week-long campaign by state television has been warning viewers that "Corona is not a joke".
The Kuwaiti paper argues that Iran has now lost 80% of its stock of this gas.
Since the coronavirus hit earlier this year, Iran has reduced its monthly payments to each of the four top militia groups in Iraq to between $2 million and $3 million from $4.5 million to $5 million.
Three mysterious incidents, linked by explosions – at least two of them at secretive nuclear and weapons facilities – have rocked Iran in the past week.
Two of Iraq’s most powerful Iranian-backed militias accused Israel and the US of carrying out military overflights of Iraq and have demanded the US leave the country.
How does Iran exert maximum pressure against the Americans? It plays the Middle East like a piano, keying in various partners and allies when necessary.
How can the US maximum pressure campaign against Iran remain effective if the conventional arms embargo expires in October?
The head of the Tehran Emergency Center told Iranian media that three people have been injured in the fire. However, reports on social media have already reported on at least 17 dead.
Iran does not recognise dual nationality and has rejected France's calls to free the 60-year-old anthropologist detained since June 2019, saying the case is an Iranian domestic legal matter.
The Iraqi attack on Sardasht, in the Iranian province of West Azerbaijan, on June 28, 1987, led to the deaths of 30 people, including 109 civilians. Over 4,500 people were injured in the attack.
On June 11, US and Iraqi officials began a series of talks as part of a “strategic dialogue” on military, trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
The strike targeted location where the IRGC Quds Force commander had visited hours earlier.
Sanctions, decline in oil exports among reasons for historic devaluation.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sought to spotlight Iran’s air force in recent comments, claiming that if an arms embargo is ended, then Iran’s expanded jet fighters could pose a threat.
"Iran is ready to cooperate with the (International Atomic Energy Agency) IAEA under law," Rouhani said.
In early June, US President Donald Trump urged Iran to make a deal with America.
This is an achievement, Tehran says. It takes place during the COVID-19 crisis and shows that Iran can continue to advance despite difficulties.
"Iran fully rejects this resolution and will respond appropriately...those who made this decision will bear responsibility for its consequences," Iranian official Kazem Gharib Abadi said.
Iran, along with Pakistan, North Korea and Syria, aims to complete and improve existing arsenals and develop new weapons through illegal procurement efforts in Germany.
This is the latest in a series of planned statues for Soleimani.
Also addressed was the ongoing situation in Syria and allegations that the Islamic Republic was behind the September 2019 missile attack on the Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia.
After gradually relaxing its lockdown since mid-April, Iran has seen a sharp rise of new daily infections in recent weeks.
"Knee on the neck," has become Iran's new message to symbolize US aggression against the Middle East nation.
Iran’s mission to the United Nations in New York did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the U.N. report.
Rouhani said the US has been trying to defeat Iran for decades and that Iran has outwitted the US. He referenced pressure going back to 1997 and other eras.
This comes after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reiterated demands for the Islamic Republic to release French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah.
The US official reiterated an appeal for Iran to release American citizens Baquer Namazi, his son Siamak Namazi and conservationist Morad Tahbaz.
Michael White had been released from an Iranian prison in mid-March on medical furlough but was held in Iran under Swiss custody.
In April 2016, the materials science professor was indicted as US federal prosecutors accused him of stealing trade secrets in violation of US sanctions on Iran.
Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, Washington is monitoring the supply.
Following the Ukrainian’s side delay in responding to Iran’s offer regarding the Ukrainian plane’s black box, the Iranian authorities have decided to send the black box to another country.
As of Friday, Iran had recorded 146,668 infections, with 7,677 deaths.
The social media giant provided no explanation for what defines “glorifying violence” and does not provide a way to report tweets specifically for this issue.
The theft was originally reported last summer but the stolen items were only found 10 days ago.
Iran’s role in Yemen gives it the ability to project power into the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait.
A bill passed last week on “confronting the hostile acts of the Zionist regime against peace and security” prevents any cooperation with Israel.
Islamic Center is Iran's supreme leader's long arm in Germany
Middle East Forum Berlin urges ban of "antisemitic" al-Quds rally.
Rouhani said last week that the shrines would open for three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon.
The posters included images of Iranian leaders and pro-Iranian groups, including Hezbollah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah.
Satellite images show Iranian ships.
"They should explicitly denounce this religious Nazi in Tehran and recall ambassadors for his genocidal threat to Jewish people."