Islamic republic since monarchy overthrown in 1979, currently facing stiff international sanctions over its nuclear program. Run by supreme council of ayatollahs.
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Iranian Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a campaign meeting at the Mosalla mosque

Saudi Arabia says it will judge Iran's Raisi by 'reality on the ground'

Raisi, a hardline judge who secured an expected election victory, said he wanted to improve ties with Gulf Arab neighbors while calling on Saudi Arabia to immediately halt its intervention in Yemen.

Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021.

Iran’s president-elect Raisi tells US to return to deal, slams Yemen war

"European countries and the United States must look and see what they have done to the JCPOA."

IDF Chief Kohavi warns US against rejoining 2015 Iran deal

In light of the close alliance between Israel and the US, it is rare for a chief of staff to criticize the foreign policies of allies.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at work in the Prime Minister's Office, June 14, 2021.

New Iran strategy: Less shouting from rooftops - analysis

In the comments Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made about Iran in his first week in office, one needed bionic ears to hear any differences between his rhetoric and that of his predecessor.

A Houthi supporter shouts slogans during a rally against Trump's Middle East peace plan

End of Yemen quagmire? Saudi-led coalition, Houthis near peace deal

Talks between Saudi-led coalition and Houthis are focused on steps to lift a blockade on Houthi-held ports and Sanaa airport in return for a promise from the Iran-aligned group for truce talks.


Netanyahu: Lapid agreeing with US puts Israel in danger from Iran

The former prime minister accuses the new administration of giving into Biden's demand that he rejected.

Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021.

US violated 2015 Iran nuclear deal, EU failed commitments - Raisi

Iranian and Western officials alike say Raisi's rise is unlikely to alter Iran's negotiating stance in talks to revive the nuclear deal.

A general view of Abadan oil refinery in southwest Iran, is pictured from Iraqi side of Shatt al-Ara

Bank Leumi: Oil futures forecast price decline in second half of 2021

The drop in prices in the latter half of 2021 will be due an increase in oil production by OPEC states and the prospects of lowered tensions with a new US-Iran nuclear deal.

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant has emergency shutdown - state TV

Iran has witnessed dozens of mysterious fires and explosions across the country since mid-2020, many near nuclear facilities.


Iranian elections labeled as free, but nothing is further from truth

The supreme leader is ultimately in control of Iran. Its politics and foreign policy are no exception.

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