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.
After the internet was shut down various accounts said that around 100 peopole were killed in the first 48 hours.
Trump Administration reinstated harsh economic sanctions.
The allegation that Qatar endangered US-allied ships appears to be in contrast to the open anti-terrorism cooperation between the US and Qatar.
Iran’s protests come after massive protests across the border in Iraq where more than 300 have been killed by security forces.
“Despite America’s sanctions... Iranian workers have found an oil field with 53 billion barrels of reserves,” Rouhani said in a speech in the central city of Yazd.
Iran confirmed that it prevented the inspector from gaining access to its main uranium-enrichment facility at Natanz.
Ryszard Henryk Czarnecki, a Polish MEP, said the “terrorist regime” in Iran shows “no mercy for its citizens.”
“Iran is not a theoretical enemy,” Absorption Minister Yoav Gallant said.
Iran is suspected of attempting to secure know-how for uranium enrichment.
Fuel price increases are expected throughout the world's major economies, with countries in Asia particularly sensitive to spikes because of their energy-intensive manufacturing industry
“As much as 80% of Iran’s retirement funds rely on government subsidies, which the documents refer to as unsustainable for not just pensions, but for food products, drugs and fuel.”
Base expected to hold thousands of troops and precision missiles
The Adrian Darya, formerly called Grace 1, was now headed for the southeastern Turkish port of Iskenderun, tracking site Marine Traffic showed.
Channel 13: Netanyahu tried to scuttle a Trump-Iranian meeting
Mohammad Khorsand, who had been Imam of Friday prayers in Kazeroon since 2007, had been attending a Ramadan ceremony when he was attacked.
The possibility of face-to-face talks or even a photo opportunity between leaders of two nations that have been iconic foes for four decades would almost seem like a fantasy scenario.
Rouhani said Iran was always ready to hold talks. "But first the US should act by lifting all illegal, unjust and unfair sanctions imposed on Iran."
The clerical regime lashed out at FDD, accusing the think tank of “spreading lies, lobbyism, [and] propaganda against Iran,” according to a report in state-controlled Mehr news agency
“The vessel is now headed to Dubai, where it will refuel before beginning a months-long journey around the horn of Africa, through the Mediterranean and to the shores of Syria.”
The official claimed that the people of Iran also agree with him in thinking that signing the agreement was a mistake.
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, women are banned from entering a stadium where a men's soccer match is taking place.
The Grace 1 oil tanker was seized by Royal Marine commandos in a landing in darkness off the coast of the British overseas territory on July 4.
"The clock is ticking. Time remaining before the UN arms embargo on Iran expires and Qasem Soleimani’s travel ban ends," Pompeo tweeted.
Raisi is viewed as hardline and there would be major implications for the US and Israel if he succeeds Khamenei as opposed to some more reform-minded candidates.
China may continue to send oil to Iran even once it goes beyond 20% uranium enrichment
Iran has already seized a UK tanker in response and London has said it will attempt to protect its ships from more Iranian harassment.
"Our reaction will be considered but robust."
Trump said on Thursday that the drone had flown to within 1,000 yards (914 meters) of the U.S. warship Boxer and had ignored "multiple calls to stand down".
United States is generally required to allow access to the United Nations for foreign diplomats. But Washington says it can deny visas for "security, terrorism, and foreign policy" reasons.
Think tank report says Iran exploited JCPOA loopholes at Fordow
Pence: Tehran should not confuse restraint with a lack of resolve
Friday's meeting in Vienna between the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal was the "last chance" to save the accord, Iranian officials claimed.
The decision not to strike was criticized for indecisiveness, and not projecting strength, but it could be a pivotal moment.
FATF holds fire on Iran in as region heats up.
Iran is reeling from increased sanctions and other forms of pressure, and is lashing out before it realizes the error of its ways. Is everyone convinced?
The military action under consideration would be an aerial bombardment of an Iranian facility linked to its nuclear program, the officials further claimed.
The new Trump motto is “we’ll see what happens" as Iran's Press TV says the US "lost momentum" in war talk.
New strategic border crossing being built at the al-Bukamal crossing between Iraq and Syria
According to a second source, Iran and Syria already signed a protocol for the training of naval forces in Syria.
If the Iran war talk sounds familiar, it might be because there are elements that resemble the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War, not least among them the Israel factor.
The US has concentrated naval power and B-52s in the Persian Gulf in recent days.
The Trump administration sees Iran’s behavior as another instance of why it pulled the U.S. out of the deal in the first place: the Iranian regime is not trustworthy.
Iran has dismissed the new US deployments, including of an aircraft carrier, as old news announced now to intimidate it through "psychological warfare."
Yisrael Katz spoke at the annual Independence Day reception hosted by President Reuven Rivlin for heads of foreign diplomatic missions.
China holds the key to the Iranian regime’s collapse. To become the world leader it evidently wants and deserves to be, Beijing should turn that key.
The Iranian cleric also asserted that the flooding that swept Iran at the end of March of this year was a "divine blessing."
Islamic Shi’ite center promotes destruction of Israel.
Zarif said that the US wants to control relations with other countries, hinting that Turkey must not be influenced by US views.
The United States fears long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit could also be used to launch nuclear warheads.
Takht Ravanchi, 61, is currently Iranian deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs. He has also served as ambassador to Switzerland.
"They wish to plot against our Sepah (the Guards)... it is in the frontline of confronting enemies of our [1979 Islamic] revolution and has always defended the country."
The standoff continues with multiple possible new game-changers in play from this past week.
The extent of the crises in Iran took days to reach Iranian media, likely because of government attempts to censure some of the disaster.
"We should resist this and, God willing, we will come out victorious"- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Reports indicate now that Javad Zarif is the point man for Iran’s quest to create a new chapter and strategic bond with Iraq.
The floods illustrate the failure of Iran’s civilian authorities to handle natural disasters and the competition between military, local government and the IRGC.
In his speech kicking-off the Iranian religious new year, he signaled that the Islamic republic is likely staying in the 2015 nuclear deal until it expires despite US sanctions.
The announcement was unexpected as earlier this month the Iranian government said it was unsure about whether or not salaries would be raised.
Hezbollah’s role in Syria is part of larger network of Iranian-backed groups seeking to threaten Israel and to create a corridor of Iranian influence across Iraq and Syria.
"The Iranian armed forces have certainly the capabilities to protect the country's shipping lines in the best way against any possible threat,” Defense Minister Amir Hatami said.
From Iran’s point of view, nothing could be going better in this visit.
Strategically, what Iran is hoping to do in Gilan Province is to prepare itself to withstand the U.S. sanctions and even benefit in coming years.
Fars News held a press conference with the group termed “anti-war organization Code Pink in Iran,” at which several of the women activists held signs saying “peace with Iran.”
"I do not speculate" about possible past violations by Iran, says IAEA chief Yukiya Amano.
The actions earned Jangravi a three-year prison sentence.
Netanyahu and Zarif sparred at the 2018 Munich Security conference, when the former brandished a piece of an Iranian unmaned aerial vehicle the IDF had downed over the Golan Heights a week prior.
"I am apologizing to you for all the shortcomings ... in the past years during my time as foreign minister ... I thank the Iranian nation and officials."
"Our enemies, America and Israel, want to create division among Iranians."
No one has figured out how to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, but it appears that the US is engaging in another intense round of sabotage to slow it down.
"The time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and join with us," U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Warsaw summit on security in the Middle East.
Israeli intelligence assessment finds if Tehran leaves JCPOA it would have enough fissionable material within a year.
Iran presents itself as a model of regional security in Turkey while Tehran’s foreign minister meets Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Iran announced it was “ready” to make the jump to reaching 190,000 (Separate Work Units) SWU for enriching uranium.
"We have not asked and will not ask for permission to develop different types of ... missiles and will continue our path and our military power."
Nuclear expert David Albright explains the most important discoveries from the Iranian archives stolen by the Mossad.
Iran says it has missiles with the range of up to 2,000 km, which puts Israel and US military bases in the region within reach.
"We are clear; this commitment does not in any way preclude us from addressing Iran's hostile and destabilizing activities."
Senior Iranian official: "These are all part of a psychological war launched by the United States and its allies against Iran."
"There has been no talks, whether secret or not secret, about our missile program with France or any other country."
"The U.S. sanctions turned Iran into the region’s unparalleled power today.”
According to the report, Khamenei congratulated leaders of the Islamic Jihad for, what he called, their victory against Israel in Gaza.
Larijani is also part of the nepotistic group of powerful families at the center of the regime’s politics.
“Corporations realize that doing business with Iran means funding the IRGC’s terror strategy.”
Shahroudi, 70, was a close ally of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and had been seen by analysts as a possible successor to him.
To upgrade its aging fleet, Iran Air ordered 200 passenger aircraft - 100 from Airbus, 80 from Boeing and 20 from Franco-Italian turboprop maker ATR.
Two launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen appear to have been manufactured in Iran.
Iran carries out up to 50 missile tests a year, Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards' airspace division said.
The United States has restored sanctions targeting Iran's oil industry as well as its banking and transport industry.
Iran reportedly doubled the number of its tests in 2018.
Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car bomb attack this week.
The meeting comes as Gulf Cooperation Council gathers in Riyadh.
UNSC members France and Great Britain requested the meeting, which will be held in New York.
Analysts argue that the West, in general, needs to acknowledge that Hezbullah is the all-encompassing dominant force in the country
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake was at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) and struck 114 km northwest of the city of Ilam, close to Iran's border with Iraq.