"Security of the Persian Gulf is part of Iran's strategic priorities."
Video and photos showed the fast boats also harassing the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton. In the video the Iranian boats speed around the US warships.
Like hardliners, conservatives back the ruling theocracy, but unlike them support more engagement with the outside world.
The rocket improves upon the fuel consumption, weight and range of similar Iranian rockets and shows off the IRGC's ability to strike at neighboring countries.
Mohammad Hejazi led IRGC forces in Lebanon and worked with Hezbollah to improve precision guidance.
The prime minister said that Soleimani killed many US citizens and other innocent civilians in recent decades.
Soleimani was the architect of Tehran’s overseas clandestine and military operations as head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force.
Trump accused Iran of orchestrating demonstrations at the U.S. embassy in Iraq on Tuesday and said Tehran would be held responsible. Iran has rejected the accusation.
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Matthias Haghnejad, leader of the Iranian church, and eight other members have been sentenced to five years in prison after a short trial alongside eight more