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Islamic republic since monarchy overthrown in 1979, currently facing stiff international sanctions over its nuclear program. Run by supreme council of ayatollahs.
Simmering fears U.S.-Iran tensions could lead to confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah.
"Whenever the intelligence agents want to pressure political prisoners, they use criminal inmates for the purpose, leaving no tracks of their involvement," dissident Alireza Golipour told Radio Farda
It was originally speculated that the accounts had been suspended in connection with the current tensions between Iran and the West.
In the letter, Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian chief of staff, demanded an explanation about what had happened to the imports promised by those who had received the currency.
By TZVI JOFFRE
Theresa May was criticized by government officials for failing to agree to a US offer to join "Operation Sentinel," an international effort to monitor and protect naval traffic in the Arabian Gulf.
The US warned in early May that Iran or its proxies were threatening the US and US allies. American naval assets were dispatched to the Gulf and war planes followed.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Haniyeh also took the opportunity to condemn a meeting between the Bahrain foreign minister and Israeli officials in the US.
The terror of Ghassemlou and his colleagues and hundreds of other members of the Iranian opposition encompass important lessons and revelations about the current climate of tension.
By HALMAT PALANI
Troubling as this issue is, it is Iraq’s relations with its geographical neighbors that find the state balancing on a political tightrope.
By NEVILLE TELLER
A German foreign ministry spokesman said, "We urge Iran to release (this)... ship and its crew immediately.
By SYDNEY DENNEN
"Our reaction will be considered but robust."
Al-Arabiya reported that Iranian-made ballistic missiles were recently transported to the base where the strike was made via trucks used to transport refrigerated food.
The gesture comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have impacted global oil markets.
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