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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Iran's presidential election begins

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s pick, Ebrahim Raisi, is likely to win * Low turnout expected, as low as 30%-40% compared to 70% in 2017.

IDF Chief of Staff Kohavi to fly to Washington Sunday, discuss Iran, Gaza

It will be the first visit by Kohavi and he is expected to try to persuade the Americans not to reenter the Iranian deal

PRIME MINISTER Naftali Bennett meets this week with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi.

What security challenges will Israel's new government face?

BEHIND THE LINES: In the past, the emergence of a new leader has prompted Israel’s adversaries to put him to the test

Iranian election: Changing faces, not politics - opinion

The competition has become de facto limited to seven candidates, most notably Ebrahim Raisi, one of the most prominent close associates of the Iranian leader, Khamenei.

Police stand outside a hotel where a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan

Outrage over Austrian FM's alleged ban of protest against Iran talks

Atusa Sabagh, an Iranian dissident based in Vienna, said police told protestors that Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said they “are not allowed to protest.”

Four wild Iran nuclear standoff developments

There have been four wild developments on Wednesday and in recent days which will have major impacts on the future of the Iranian nuclear standoff.

Iranian election officials at the ballot.

Two low-profile candidates drop out of Iran's presidential race - TV

The decision resulted in a field of two low-key moderates five hardliners, including the front-runner, hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, an ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

People gather to ask for justice for late Sarah Halimi on Trocadero plaza in front of the Eiffel Tow

Iran regime-backed Hezbollah builds stronghold in France - report

Investigative journalist Rachel Binhas reported the French government authorized the extradition of the Lebanese national Mazen al-Atat, who is alleged by the US to be an agent for Hezbollah.

Iran perverts democratic process to promote despotism - opinion

From the very beginning of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the leaders of the regime constituted the function of elections in Iran as a demonstration of public support.

The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters, befor

Iran moderate candidate: 'Positive coexistence' may pave way to US talks

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say in all matters of state, has repeatedly ruled out negotiations with the United States.

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