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.
"Israel is facing its end," "Death to America!" and you will hear "the glad tidings of the death of the government of Saudi Arabia,” they sang.
This messianic creed is the raison d’être for the Islamic Republic of Iran according to its founders and leaders.
After finding out that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tried to cover up the downing of the Ukrainian plane, Rouhani gave an ultimatum, come clean or walk.
Actual nuke still requires decision to weaponize, deliver
Hoffman said the military had seen symptoms like headaches, dizziness, sensitivity to light and nausea.
Abdolhossein Mojaddami was gunned down by two gunmen on a motorcycle.
Shine said the chances of rehabilitating the nuclear deal or of a new negotiation toward a modified “Trump deal” were “medium to low.”
The new head of the IRGC Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Esmail Ghaani, eulogized Soleimani over the weekend. “Our enemies do not understand a language other than force so we must stand firm against them.”
The U.S. State Department has said previously it had received videos of the Revolutionary Guards opening fire without warning on protesters in Mahshahr county in southwest Iran.
"No emotion. 'Two minutes and 11 seconds to live, sir. They're in the car, they're in an armored vehicle. Sir, they have approximately one minute to live, sir. Thirty seconds. Ten, 9, 8 ...'"
The Asian Football Confederation sent a letter to the Iranian Football Federation on Friday announcing the ban, but the IFF has yet to specify their reasons for receiving it.
The Iranian authorities are also prepared for experts from France, Canada and the United States to examine the data from the boxes, the semi-official, IRGC-run, news agency said.
A spokesman for Article 18 told Fox News the family discovered the desecrated grave when they went to visit on the anniversary of his hanging --December 3.
Israeli intelligence estimates that Iran will have capabilities to build a missile capable of carrying nuclear weapon within two years.
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The shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, killing all 176 people aboard, has led to one of the biggest public challenges to the Islamic Republic's clerical rulers since 1979.
When the missiles finally landed at about 1:30 a.m., they struck “empty bunkers that had been evacuated hours before,” the intelligence source said. No one was injured or killed.
US President Donald Trump urged Iranian leaders not to kill protesters in a tweet on Sunday, referencing protests in November when over 1,000 protesters were killed and thousands more were injured and arrested.
'Most people are much more concerned about an attack they can see and feel, and can't relate to this idea of a clandestine war'
After denials, Tehran admits “disastrous mistake,” saying air defenses were fired in error after Iranian missile strikes on US targets in Iraq
"Iran’s admission that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by mistake by its own armed forces is an important first step," Boris Johnson said in a statement.
According to a 'Washington Post' report, US forces tried to assassinate the commander of the Quds force in Yemen, but failed.
German politician Paul Ziemiak calls Iran's leadership a "terrorist regime"; his call to sanction the clerical regime stands in sharp contrast to the position of Merkel and her coalition government.
"The United States will continue to counter the Iranian regime's destructive and destabilizing behavior," the president said in a statement.
To be continued...?
Middle Israel: Soleimani’s only known military training, by contrast, was less than two months’ basic training when he joined the Revolutionary Guards in 1979.
Behind the Lines: A large amount of noise and smoke
Following his death in an American airstrike, Khamenei confidant Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s manifesto sheds light on Iran’s war on Israel.
The president said that ISIS has been eliminated, but also that Iran and the US could find common cause by joining forces again to fight the jihadist group.
Iran is believed to have deliberately sought to avoid US military casualties in missile strikes on bases housing American troops in Iraq.
"Investors hate uncertainty. If there really is a war the outlook would actually be clearer. At the moment, the uncertainty is overshadowing performance."
The Islamic regime knows that most Americans do not want war – but that it is not secure and could be targeted.
Pompeo also claimed that attacks planned by Soleimani, who was killed in a US drone attack last week, "were going to lead, potentially, to the death of many more Americans."
Former Israeli National Security Advisor IDF Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror was speaking during a phone briefing organized by The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA).
The scale of the crowds in Tehran shown on television mirrored the masses that gathered in 1989 for the funeral of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Thousands of paramilitary members march on US Embassy in Baghdad following deadly strikes.
According to a parliamentarian, the officials who were present at the meeting were shocked by the interior minister's indifference and coldness when he made the remarks.
The starting of the secondary circuit will not violate restrictions placed on Iran's nuclear program under a 2015 deal with world powers.
"At least 304 people were killed and thousands were injured between 15 and 18 November as Iranian authorities crushed protests using lethal force," it said.
“We have the right to question any vessels entering the Straits of Hormuz and Iranian territorial waters,” naval commander Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said.
"If the Zionist regime makes the smallest mistake toward Iran, we will reduce Tel Aviv to ashes from Lebanon," said IRGC commander Morteza Qorbani.
“This is the largest financial scam in Iran’s history,” Iran's Aftab News reported. “Millions of Iranians are worried to find their names among the list of hacked accounts.”
Even before coming to Israel, Mollaei will possibly face Israeli judoka Sagi Muki at the Qingdao Masters in China next week.
Reading between the lines, it seems Oman is now the most important diplomatic country in the Middle East, at least in terms of being able to talk to Israel, Iran, the US and everyone else.
State television acknowledged killings of protesters, some hours before U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran "is killing perhaps thousands and thousands of people right now as we speak."
Former senior Air Force officer warns that while Israel’s foes have no interest in war, they may try taking advantage of government-less Israel
Pompeo also addressed the regime’s decision to shut down the Internet in the country.
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.
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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.