Iran

Islamic republic since monarchy overthrown in 1979, currently facing stiff international sanctions over its nuclear program. Run by supreme council of ayatollahs.

Iran media discuss 25-year deal between Iran and China

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.

A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, Iran
What took place at the Iranian Natanz nuclear facility?

The incident is the third mysterious explosion in a week and has led to many questions.

A US military vehicle is pictured behind the Turkish border walls during a joint US-Turkey patrol
Russia, Turkey and Iran coordinate anti-US Syria policy, slamming Israel

Today, the US says it guards “oil” in eastern Syria and has a base at Tanf near the Jordanian border.

A crew member raises the Iranian flag on Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1
US-Iran heading for new tanker crisis over Venezuela

The last crisis erupted in May as five tankers sailed to Venezuela from the port of Shaheed Rajaee in Iran.

Bolton: A second term for Trump could be dangerous for Israel

"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.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the Knesset, February 2020.
Israel is juggling COVID-19, annexation and Iran - analysis

“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.”

02/07/2020
Members of the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) take part in their graduation ceremony
Coronavirus and sanctions hit Iran’s support of proxies in Iraq

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.

By REUTERS
02/07/2020
Workers of the state-oil company Pdvsa holding Iranian and Venezuelan flags greet during the arrival
US files suit to seize gasoline in four Iran tankers headed to Venezuela

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.

By REUTERS
02/07/2020
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media in Gazaa
Iran speaks to Hamas about annexation

The discussion was about confronting Israel and getting the “Zionists" to “leave the occupied territories.”

A view shows railway packages for containers with uranium hexafluoride salt, raw material for nuclea
Are three mysterious explosions in Iran linked? - analysis

Three mysterious incidents, linked by explosions – at least two of them at secretive nuclear and weapons facilities – have rocked Iran in the past week.

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