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.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, according to Iranian media reports.
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The report said Iran’s regime can use “Detour deliveries over ‘third states’ in order not to identify the final buyer” and “the use and misuse of inexperienced freight deliverers and transporters."
Khamenei was speaking on Iran's annual Quds Day, which uses the Arabic name for Jerusalem, held on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The JCPOA was a bad deal that worked pretty well. Canceling it, in contrast, led Iran to multiply its efforts to obtain nuclear weapons or force concessions from the US.
When high profile people or those involved in sensitive work fall out a window, it is naturally considered suspicious.
The findings from the three European intelligence agencies in 2021 contradict Khamenei’s claims and are likely to fuel a new debate about rejoining the Iran nuclear deal.
It would appear rumors about a rapid return to a deal and US appeasement of Iran’s regime may not be on the cards as quickly as some have predicted.
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According to the Israeli official, the Israeli delegation told the US delegation that there is no point negotiating specific details at this moment of the “longer and stronger” deal
Reiterating Israel's position that it does not consider itself bound by the diplomacy, Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said: "A bad deal will send the region spiraling into war."
The recording, shedding a rare light on ties between the government and the elite Guards, has angered hardliners in Iran, who called the leak "an espionage act."
The decision to try to counter UAVs or drones has been in the works for years. Back in 2018 Congress first authorized a cooperative US-Israeli Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) Program
'Additional focus of Iran’s intelligence is the observation of and fight against opposition groups domestically and abroad.'
It seems ridiculous that Zarif was unaware of the widely reported alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria, begging the question why he's claiming he didn't know.
Joe Biden appears to be unfazed by the Natanz incident, Iran's 60% uranium enrichment and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's claim that John Kerry leaked info to him.
There are real reasons to criticize Kerry, such as failing to predict the Abraham Accords and backing the Iran deal, but he probably doesn’t deserve the wrath he’s attracting over this Zarif quote.
Erdan's words came as talks to revive the 2015 Iranian deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program advance.
Negotiations between Tehran and Washington are still far from a conclusion after the latest round of nuclear talks in Vienna, according to a senior American official.
Iran was elected to the UN's Commission on the Status of Women, an organization that works to be the global champion for gender equality.
The report is the latest evidence that Iran is pressing ahead with the installation of advanced machines.
A high-level delegation of Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi, Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen and National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat will arrive with senior IDF officers in Washington.
Pardo suggested Israel support the two-phase approach of the Biden administration – especially the second phase of lengthening and strengthening the JCPOA.
“If Americans act within the framework of honesty, we will achieve results in a short time.”
All the messaging from Iran, US, Russian and China indicate that an interim deal for the new Iran nuclear deal is near completion.
Its missile arsenal was designed to be an asymmetric kind of threat because Iran has a weak conventional army and weak air force.
Tehran must compromise in Vienna negotiations or face economic danger.
Before looking for whom the message was intended, it is worth looking first at who was not likely the targeted audience: US President Joe Biden and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The Islamic Republic has improved the range and guidance on its drones.
In December, Turkish forces at Bashiqa were wounded in an ISIS attack.
A day before the attack, a shadowy group told Sabereen news that it had targeted “Mossad” in northern Iraq.
Electricity and landline telephone and internet in Gonaveh city had been cut off "and people are taking to the streets for fear of earthquakes", semi-official news agency Tasnim reported.
Iraq's prime minister visited Saudi Arabia late last month.
"Reza Karimi, the perpetrator of this sabotage... has been identified" • suspect fled the country before the attack
"We do not support and do not think it's at all helpful that Iran is saying it's going to move to enrich to 60 percent," Biden told reporters in Washington.
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"You [US] are essentially in the driver's seat to get to a point to where we can address what I believe were shortcomings in JCPOA."
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Iran needs to revamp its security, says the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council who reports directly to the supreme leader.
"We will have to see how in the coming days we address these violations with the will to press ahead in the talks."
Iran's nuclear deal with major powers only lets Tehran enrich uranium to up to 3.67% purity, one of many limits that it breached more than a year ago.
The incident could give the US leverage - if they want it.
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Araqchi also announced that Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility.
The attack was reportedly carried out through a remotely detonated device smuggled into the facility.
This was reportedly at the request of current Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
The incident has been too well reported to enable Tehran to pretend it didn’t happen – and it was Iran that revealed it in the first place.
This “reserves the right” story about retaliation appears to be a dialing back of Iran’s claims it would retaliate.
Security cabinet set to meet next week amid growing tensions between Israel and Iran.
Austin’s visit took place less than 100 days into the Biden administration, and was the first for a Biden cabinet member.
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Iran has been on an inexorable march toward nuclear capabilities since the end of the Iraqi war in the 1980s.
Iran says it is hosting Russians this week.
At the time the operation was planned, it was still unclear exactly when and if the US and Iran would return to serious negotiations regarding a return to the 2015 nuclear deal.
While Israeli media initially reported the incident was caused by a cyberattack, more recent reports say an explosive device was used.
The expert groups will continue to work "in the course of next week."
While the amount of enriched uranium extracted is small, it amounts to a fresh breach at a delicate stage, as the US and Iran hold indirect talks in Vienna regarding a renegotiation of the deal.
The spokesman warned that Iran would "without any doubt" respond to the alleged attack, but added that Iran would not take any action until an investigation into the incident is completed.
Israel’s biggest problem with the JCPOA is that it does not actually stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
While discussing international wrestling on his podcast, Rogan said about Afkari and the regime in Tehran: “It seems like what they were/are doing was just making sure that people were scared."
"The issue is do we agree on what steps are going to be taken mutually," he told Reuters.
Iran has improved several key military capabilities, from expanding its drone fleet to a christening a new naval vessel.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps discussed attacking a US military base using an explosive-laden boat.
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The New Jersey Democrat addressed the prospects of a new deal with Iran after leading a bipartisan letter to Secretary Blinken, calling him to take a hardline on the Islamic Republic.
Soleimani was killed by the US alongside Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on January 3, 2020.
The MV 'Helios Ray,' a cargo vessel bound for Singapore, was hit with an explosion in the Gulf of Oman over the weekend.
Iran’s goal is to up the pressure on the US by showing it dictates the tempo.
It appears that Iran, having helped the Iraqi government grab Sinjar from the Kurdistan region, doesn’t want Turkey entering Sinjar now.
The US was "disappointed" with the Iranian response, a White House official reportedly to Walla News.
“America’s recent action strengthens and expands the activities of the terrorist Daesh (Islamic State) in the region.”
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Because US policy is always compartmentalized and because the end goal is a “deal,” Iran knows that it can exert pressure through various means.
US President Joe Biden's administration is weighing a wide array of ideas on how to revive the Iranian nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.
"Unlike countries that define themselves with what they support, that is, prosperity and progress for their people, the ayatollahs' regime defines itself through what it opposes."
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On Wednesday reports emerged that Iran is making small amounts of uranium metal, which could be used in a core of a nuclear weapon.
The planned import and use of the Russian vaccine has proved controversial in the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s regime has executed 4,000-6,000 gays and lesbians since its 1979 Islamic revolution.
"Maintaining maximum political, diplomatic, and financial pressure on the regime"
The Islamic Republic relies on a keen understanding of the West to make policy.
"The intention of the tweet seems to be keeping alive the spectre of revenge, which perhaps by itself is a kind of revenge," a Tehran-based analyst said.
"If Washington returns to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, we will also fully respect our commitments under the pact," Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting.
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"Reality check: YOU are destabilizing OUR region. Stop protecting criminals who chainsaw their critics and use YOUR arms to slaughter children in Yemen," Zarif tweeted,
Footage from Iran shows the missiles and precision strikes.
As a result of the “maximum pressure,” Pompeo said “it’s very clear that Iran is more isolated than it has ever been.”
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“The Olympic Committee has as yet refused to take any serious actions against the regime in Tehran for its bloody assault against athletes.”
The Twitter removal of the tweet was a rare instance of Western social media giants actually confronting Iran’s far-right authoritarian regime.
“A close review of these accounts in multiple languages which include Persian, English, Spanish, and Arabic, shows that Khamenei has repeatedly violated Twitter rules.
Iran says its navy and IRGC naval units are at the peak of their abilities.
Parliament passed a law to halt inspections of its nuclear sites by the IAEA and to step up uranium enrichment beyond the limit set under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal if sanctions aren't eased.
"If the Americans were able to produce a vaccine, they would not have such a coronavirus fiasco in their own country."
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