Islamic republic since monarchy overthrown in 1979, currently facing stiff international sanctions over its nuclear program. Run by supreme council of ayatollahs.
The “25 year agreement” was raised by former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a political visit to Gilan province when he alleged there was a secret agreement.
The incident is the third mysterious explosion in a week and has led to many questions.
Today, the US says it guards “oil” in eastern Syria and has a base at Tanf near the Jordanian border.
The last crisis erupted in May as five tankers sailed to Venezuela from the port of Shaheed Rajaee in Iran.
"I think he has his own definition of what amounts to honesty. He definitely has different versions of facts, they tend to come and go as they suit him," Bolton said of his former employer.
“My position remains clear,” Netanyahu said for the umpteenth time before the meeting with Hook. “We will do whatever is necessary to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.”
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.
Gasoline shortages in Venezuela, like Iran a member of OPEC, have grown acute due to the US sanctions, and the country has undergone an economic collapse.
The discussion was about confronting Israel and getting the “Zionists" to “leave the occupied territories.”
Three mysterious incidents, linked by explosions – at least two of them at secretive nuclear and weapons facilities – have rocked Iran in the past week.