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.
"We will have to see how in the coming days we address these violations with the will to press ahead in the talks."
Iran's nuclear deal with major powers only lets Tehran enrich uranium to up to 3.67% purity, one of many limits that it breached more than a year ago.
The incident could give the US leverage - if they want it.
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Araqchi also announced that Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility.
The attack was reportedly carried out through a remotely detonated device smuggled into the facility.
This was reportedly at the request of current Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
The incident has been too well reported to enable Tehran to pretend it didn’t happen – and it was Iran that revealed it in the first place.
This “reserves the right” story about retaliation appears to be a dialing back of Iran’s claims it would retaliate.
Security cabinet set to meet next week amid growing tensions between Israel and Iran.
Austin’s visit took place less than 100 days into the Biden administration, and was the first for a Biden cabinet member.
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Iran has been on an inexorable march toward nuclear capabilities since the end of the Iraqi war in the 1980s.
Iran says it is hosting Russians this week.
At the time the operation was planned, it was still unclear exactly when and if the US and Iran would return to serious negotiations regarding a return to the 2015 nuclear deal.
While Israeli media initially reported the incident was caused by a cyberattack, more recent reports say an explosive device was used.
The expert groups will continue to work "in the course of next week."
While the amount of enriched uranium extracted is small, it amounts to a fresh breach at a delicate stage, as the US and Iran hold indirect talks in Vienna regarding a renegotiation of the deal.
The spokesman warned that Iran would "without any doubt" respond to the alleged attack, but added that Iran would not take any action until an investigation into the incident is completed.
Israel’s biggest problem with the JCPOA is that it does not actually stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
While discussing international wrestling on his podcast, Rogan said about Afkari and the regime in Tehran: “It seems like what they were/are doing was just making sure that people were scared."
"The issue is do we agree on what steps are going to be taken mutually," he told Reuters.
Iran has improved several key military capabilities, from expanding its drone fleet to a christening a new naval vessel.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps discussed attacking a US military base using an explosive-laden boat.
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The New Jersey Democrat addressed the prospects of a new deal with Iran after leading a bipartisan letter to Secretary Blinken, calling him to take a hardline on the Islamic Republic.
Soleimani was killed by the US alongside Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on January 3, 2020.
The MV 'Helios Ray,' a cargo vessel bound for Singapore, was hit with an explosion in the Gulf of Oman over the weekend.
Iran’s goal is to up the pressure on the US by showing it dictates the tempo.
It appears that Iran, having helped the Iraqi government grab Sinjar from the Kurdistan region, doesn’t want Turkey entering Sinjar now.
The US was "disappointed" with the Iranian response, a White House official reportedly to Walla News.
“America’s recent action strengthens and expands the activities of the terrorist Daesh (Islamic State) in the region.”
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Because US policy is always compartmentalized and because the end goal is a “deal,” Iran knows that it can exert pressure through various means.
US President Joe Biden's administration is weighing a wide array of ideas on how to revive the Iranian nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.
"Unlike countries that define themselves with what they support, that is, prosperity and progress for their people, the ayatollahs' regime defines itself through what it opposes."
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On Wednesday reports emerged that Iran is making small amounts of uranium metal, which could be used in a core of a nuclear weapon.
The planned import and use of the Russian vaccine has proved controversial in the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s regime has executed 4,000-6,000 gays and lesbians since its 1979 Islamic revolution.
"Maintaining maximum political, diplomatic, and financial pressure on the regime"
The Islamic Republic relies on a keen understanding of the West to make policy.
"The intention of the tweet seems to be keeping alive the spectre of revenge, which perhaps by itself is a kind of revenge," a Tehran-based analyst said.
"If Washington returns to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, we will also fully respect our commitments under the pact," Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting.
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"Reality check: YOU are destabilizing OUR region. Stop protecting criminals who chainsaw their critics and use YOUR arms to slaughter children in Yemen," Zarif tweeted,
Footage from Iran shows the missiles and precision strikes.
As a result of the “maximum pressure,” Pompeo said “it’s very clear that Iran is more isolated than it has ever been.”
Former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin and former Israel Atomic Energy Official Ephraim Asculai explain why there are so many estimates for the Iran nuke breakout timeline.
“The Olympic Committee has as yet refused to take any serious actions against the regime in Tehran for its bloody assault against athletes.”
The Twitter removal of the tweet was a rare instance of Western social media giants actually confronting Iran’s far-right authoritarian regime.
“A close review of these accounts in multiple languages which include Persian, English, Spanish, and Arabic, shows that Khamenei has repeatedly violated Twitter rules.
Iran says its navy and IRGC naval units are at the peak of their abilities.
Parliament passed a law to halt inspections of its nuclear sites by the IAEA and to step up uranium enrichment beyond the limit set under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal if sanctions aren't eased.
"If the Americans were able to produce a vaccine, they would not have such a coronavirus fiasco in their own country."
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The seizure of the MT Hankuk Chemi and its 20-member crew near the strategic Strait of Hormuz has been seen as an attempt by Tehran to assert its demands.
"A few minutes ago, the process of producing 20% enriched uranium has started in Fordow enrichment complex," Iran said Monday.
Ninety-six hours after being told to come home the 'Nimitz' got another order to “halt its routine redeployment” and remain on station.
The IRGC also behaves more like a pirate navy than an actual navy, harassing ships, threatening others and sometimes outright stealing and hijacking vessels.
This should not be an additional cause for US president-elect Joe Biden to realign America’s Mideast policy, and move its orientation away from countries like Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and toward Iran.
Iran has won US approval to transfer funds for coronavirus vaccines from overseas, the central bank chief said on Thursday, as its daily death toll fell to a three-month low.
Why would the most senior American military officer visit Israel for the third time in just over a year?
The former US National Security Advisor, who Iran media generally considers an extreme hawk, received rare praised on Fars News on Sunday when he headlined a story about his opposition to Trump.
Iran is now enriching and stockpiling uranium at levels well beyond the deal’s parameters, but nowhere near the levels it was at before the 2015 deal.
Hook spoke less than a week after Israel announced a normalization deal with Morocco. This was its fourth such agreement under the US brokered Abraham Accords.
Iran has become increasingly brazen and open in its killing of random innocent people for everyday acts.
The calculation by the Lebanese side may be that a US administration seeking to re-enter the Iran deal will be more favorable to Lebanon in discussions.
Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to Washington said "What keeps me up at night is the idea that somebody would return to the nuclear deal with Iran."
In some ways it is a tragedy that these men turned their fire and anger against Israel and the US.
However, he said it might just as likely “react in accelerating the nuclear program. The overt one.
The move is the latest nuclear standoff escalation by Iran with the US, Israel and their allies.
The action freezes any US assets of those blacklisted and generally bars Americans from dealing with proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters.
The website also features competitions ‘Why Down with the USA?’ and ‘Message to American Soldiers,’ for which students can enter drawings, essays, voice recordings and video clips.
Tehran may soon regain the ability to sneak out a weapon.
"The regime in Iran uses the petroleum sector to fund the destabilizing activities of the IRGC-QF."
It is not entirely clear what the agenda is, but in a country where media is linked to the state but where there are competing agendas, the decision by media to highlight one person and not another has a message.
Interest does not appear to be a coincidence because the group claimed it was “mobilizing” in Gaza over the weekend.
It appears that Rouhani is facing criticism due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in addition to poverty in regions around Iran.
The air defense drill is a message against adversaries and a potential sales pitch as it wants to sell its systems.
Iran's Tasnim News reported that the operation will take place as if it were a "real battle."
There is no debate that after the nuclear deal, Iran promoted terrorism as much or more in the Middle East and globally as before.
US instituted sanctions as other JCPOA signatories rejected extending embargo.
Pyongyang and Tehran have both lost ground in their respective standoffs with the US – and Israeli security is marginally better for the time being because of this.
Mahallati’s aim at the UN was to "obfuscate and lie to the international community about mass crimes perpetrated by the Iranian regime.”
The missile has a range up to 700 km. and Iran’s Fars News says it is a “new long arm” for the Islamic Republic.
"And the IOC turned away, claiming that Navid is not their problem."
President Hassan Rouhani in June said his country was experiencing the toughest year because of US economic pressure and the coronavirus pandemic which has hit the Islamic Republic hard.
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Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have arrested dozens of dual nationals in recent years, mostly on espionage charges.
Naseri said “Navid was spread out on the floor with his hands on his head begging them to stop beating him."
Entrance set ablaze to protest murder of wrestler Navid Afkari.
Hussein called for implementing bilateral accords in areas including border cooperation, transportation and trade between the two countries.
According to the report, the plane will fly to the UAE and then back to Iran but it is not clear what will be the plane’s overall future.
Recent statements paint a picture of a solidifying worldview in Iran that harkens back not only to the era of the Iran-Iraq War, but also its view of a 'final victory' against the West.