Iran

Country Iran
Capital Tehran
Continent Asia
Currency Rial(IRR)
Languages Persian, Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Lurish, Gilaki, Balochi, Mazandarani, Arabic, Turkmen, Armenian & Georgian

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Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and Shah Mohammad Reza PAHLAVI was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political authority vested in a learned religious scholar referred to commonly as the Supreme Leader who, according to the constitution, is accountable only to the Assembly of Experts - a popularly elected 86-member body of clerics. US-Iranian relations have been strained since a group of Iranian students seized the US Embassy in Tehran on 4 November 1979 and held it until 20 January 1981. During 1980-88, Iran fought a bloody, indecisive war with Iraq that eventually expanded into the Persian Gulf and led to clashes between US Navy and Iranian military forces between 1987 and 1988. Iran has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism for its activities in Lebanon and elsewhere in the world and remains subject to US, UN, and EU economic sanctions and export controls because of its continued involvement in terrorism and its nuclear weapons ambitions. Following the election of reformer Hojjat ol-Eslam Mohammad KHATAMI as president in 1997 and a reformist Majles (legislature) in 2000, a campaign to foster political reform in response to popular dissatisfaction was initiated. The movement floundered as conservative politicians, through the control of unelected institutions, prevented reform measures from being enacted and increased repressive measures. Starting with nationwide municipal elections in 2003 and continuing through Majles elections in 2004, conservatives reestablished control over Iran's elected government institutions, which culminated with the August 2005 inauguration of hardliner Mahmud AHMADI-NEJAD as president. His controversial reelection in June 2009 sparked nationwide protests over allegations of electoral fraud. The UN Security Council has passed a number of resolutions (1696 in July 2006, 1737 in December 2006, 1747 in March 2007, 1803 in March 2008, and 1835 in September 2008) calling for Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities and comply with its IAEA obligations and responsibilities. Resolutions 1737, 1477, and 1803 subject a number of Iranian individuals and entities involved in Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs to sanctions. Additionally, several Iranian entities are subject to US sanctions under Executive Order 13382 designations for proliferation activities and EO 13224 designations for support of terrorism.

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G7 summit: Iranian foreign minister attends unexpected talks - BBC News
  1. G7 summit: Iranian foreign minister attends unexpected talks  BBC News
  2. Iranian Official Makes Surprise Appearance on Sidelines of G7 Summit  The New York Times
  3. Iranian FM's surprise G7 nuclear talks end with no progress on US sanctions  FRANCE 24
  4. G-7 Summit 2019: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif makes surprise appearance after accepting invitation from Macron  CBS News
  5. Iran's Zarif holds surprise talks with Macron at G7 summit  Al Jazeera English
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Environmentalists filmed Iran’s vanishing cheetahs. Now they could be executed for spying. - The Washington PostEnvironmentalists filmed Iran’s vanishing cheetahs. Now they could be executed for spying.  The Washington Post

ISTANBUL — The nine conservationists had embarked on one of the most ambitious wildlife projects in Iran in recent years, setting camera traps in seven ...



US State Department warns Iran after 'threats' against US citizen - CNNUS State Department warns Iran after 'threats' against US citizen  CNN

The US is warning Iran it's taking Tehran's threats seriously and will hold it accountable if it compromises the safety of any American.



Drone war takes flight, raising Iran, US tensions - ABC NewsDrone war takes flight, raising Iran, US tensions  ABC News

From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in ...



Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around - NPRIran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around  NPR

At a cancer treatment center in Iran's capital of Tehran, a doctor's fight to treat her cancer patients has become harder. As U.S. sanctions sink in, the flow of ...



Exclusive: Iran says it will not negotiate missile work, wants to... - ReutersExclusive: Iran says it will not negotiate missile work, wants to...  Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran wants to export a minimum of 700,000 barrels per day of its oil and ideally up to 1.5 million bpd if the West wants to negotiate with Tehran ...



Iran test-fired new missile, says Revolutionary Guards commander - Al Jazeera EnglishIran test-fired new missile, says Revolutionary Guards commander  Al Jazeera English

Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami says Tehran has tested a new missile, but did not provide further details.



Released Iranian Oil Tanker Changes Course, Heads To Turkey - NPRReleased Iranian Oil Tanker Changes Course, Heads To Turkey  NPR

The U.S. alleged that the tanker, which was seized in July, was carrying 2.1 million barrels of crude oil to Syria in violation of an international embargo.



This U.S. Warship Threatens Iran (From 600 Miles Away) - The New York TimesThis U.S. Warship Threatens Iran (From 600 Miles Away)  The New York Times

We recognize that tensions are high, and we don't want to go to war,” said Capt. William Reed, a fighter pilot who commands the ship's air wing.



Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif makes surprise visit to G7 summit - MSNBCIran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif makes surprise visit to G7 summit  MSNBC

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made a surprise visit to the G7 summit amid tensions with the U.S.. Zarif arrived at the invitation of the French government to ...



Iran's foreign minister unexpectedly flies to G7 summit - CNNIran's foreign minister unexpectedly flies to G7 summit  CNN

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made an unexpected arrival in Biarritz, France, where the G7 summit is taking place, to meet with his French ...



Iran unveils new missile defence system, calls US talks 'useless' - Al Jazeera EnglishIran unveils new missile defence system, calls US talks 'useless'  Al Jazeera English

Display of Bavar-373 comes as top diplomat suggests Tehran may work with new French proposals to save nuclear deal.



Pompeo announces 'countdown' clock as Iran weapons embargo ends in 2020 - CNNPompeo announces 'countdown' clock as Iran weapons embargo ends in 2020  CNN

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned against ending an arms embargo on Iran, likening every day until the deal's October 2020 expiration ...



Iran-US tensions and Strait of Hormuz mission are 'quite separate' for Australia, Minister says - ABC NewsIran-US tensions and Strait of Hormuz mission are 'quite separate' for Australia, Minister says  ABC News

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says Australia's decision to join the US-led mission to keep shipping lanes open does not play into broader US pressure against ...



RIP, Iran?: Could the end of the Regime Be Near? - The National Interest OnlineRIP, Iran?: Could the end of the Regime Be Near?  The National Interest Online

Iran and the United States are as close to direct conflict as they have been for three decades, since Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 which was, at the time, the ...



Iran warns US against seizing oil tanker - Aljazeera.comIran warns US against seizing oil tanker  Aljazeera.com

Iranian tanker sought by US heads towards Greece as Tehran says any seizure attempt will have 'grave consequences'.



Why Iran is attacking oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz - Vox.comWhy Iran is attacking oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz  Vox.com

The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that lies between Iran and Oman. Dozens of tankers carry oil through the 21-mile-wide passage each day. This flow of ...



Iranian-backed militia blames US and Israel for attacks on bases in Iraq - The GuardianIranian-backed militia blames US and Israel for attacks on bases in Iraq  The Guardian

An Iranian-backed militia in Iraq has accused the US and Israel of involvement in an alleged drone strike on a munitions warehouse near Baghdad last week, ...



Kochavi: Iran's Qasem Soleimani personally oversaw planned drone attack - The Jerusalem PostKochavi: Iran's Qasem Soleimani personally oversaw planned drone attack  The Jerusalem Post

Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps's al Quds Force personally oversaw the training, funding and preparation for the drone ...



Trump's Spat With Denmark Could Cost Him Against Iran - Foreign PolicyTrump's Spat With Denmark Could Cost Him Against Iran  Foreign Policy

During Jim Townsend's decades of work on European policy in the Pentagon and at NATO, he never saw the Danes say no to a fight. From the first Gulf War to ...



Iran's Military Says It Has Become Middle East's 'Top Power' As U.S. Gets Two More Coalition Allies - NewsweekIran's Military Says It Has Become Middle East's 'Top Power' As U.S. Gets Two More Coalition Allies  Newsweek

The Iranian has hailed achievements in the country's defense industry, proclaiming its power unparalleled in the region as the United States attempted to ...



Iran’s Plan to Defeat Donald Trump - The Jerusalem PostIran’s Plan to Defeat Donald Trump  The Jerusalem Post

The mullahs who run Iran are obsessed with imposing a new worldwide caliphate. It is called “The Nation of Islam.” America is perceived as a threat to their ...



The Americans Left Behind in Iran - The AtlanticThe Americans Left Behind in Iran  The Atlantic

The U.S. president prides himself on freeing American prisoners held abroad. So why isn't he pushing harder for the ones in Iran?



What Kind of Weapons Does Iran Have? U.S. Military Lays Out Arsenal in Playing Cards - NewsweekWhat Kind of Weapons Does Iran Have? U.S. Military Lays Out Arsenal in Playing Cards  Newsweek

The U.S. military has laid out Iran's weapons in a new deck of playing cards featuring missiles, tanks, drones and more, according to a new report.



US blames Iran after drone is downed in Yemen - CNNUS blames Iran after drone is downed in Yemen  CNN

Washington (CNN) The US blamed Iran on Tuesday for the shooting down of a US MQ-9 drone over Yemen by a surface-to-air missile, an apparent escalation of ...



US makes last-ditch attempt to stop Iranian supertanker setting sail - CNNUS makes last-ditch attempt to stop Iranian supertanker setting sail  CNN

The United States has unsealed a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker anchored off the coast of Gibraltar. It is the latest twist involving the vessel at the ...



Israeli satellite imaging shows how Iran’s land bridge is under attack - The Jerusalem PostIsraeli satellite imaging shows how Iran’s land bridge is under attack  The Jerusalem Post

One day after another mysterious explosion rocked arms depots belonging to Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias in Iraq, Israeli satellite imaging firm ImageSat ...



Iran Issues Sanctions on Top Trump Admin Officials, Sen. Cruz - Washington Free BeaconIran Issues Sanctions on Top Trump Admin Officials, Sen. Cruz  Washington Free Beacon

Iranian lawmakers are preparing to issue a salvo of sanctions on top Trump administration figures and their supporters in Congress.



US officials expecting Iran to launch rocket in coming days - CNNUS officials expecting Iran to launch rocket in coming days  CNN

Washington (CNN) The US government is in possession of classified imagery that shows Iran is getting ready to launch a rocket as soon as next week that the ...



Trump to Lobby Boris Johnson, Other Leaders on Iran at G7 Summit - BloombergTrump to Lobby Boris Johnson, Other Leaders on Iran at G7 Summit  Bloomberg

President Donald Trump wants America's closest allies to ratchet up the pressure on Iran. But this weekend in France he'll find they're still reluctant to join him.



Gibraltar Releases Iranian Tanker, Hours After U.S. Asked to Seize It - The New York TimesGibraltar Releases Iranian Tanker, Hours After U.S. Asked to Seize It  The New York Times

LONDON — The authorities in Gibraltar on Thursday released an Iranian oil tanker they impounded six weeks ago, defying a United States request hours earlier ...



Iran tanker row: Greece closes out ship after US warnings - BBC NewsIran tanker row: Greece closes out ship after US warnings  BBC News

Greece has refused to help the Iranian tanker recently detained in Gibraltar on suspicion of shipping oil to Syria. Deputy foreign minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis told ...



Iran's Rouhani criticises US military build-up in Gulf - Al Jazeera EnglishIran's Rouhani criticises US military build-up in Gulf  Al Jazeera English

Iranian president also lambastes Israel's reported support of the US-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz.



Female Iran national football team fans set to be allowed to watch World Cup qualifier, says sports... - FirstpostFemale Iran national football team fans set to be allowed to watch World Cup qualifier, says sports...  Firstpost

Women fans will be allowed into the stadium for Iran's next football World Cup qualifier in October, a sports ministry official said Sunday, ahead of a deadline to ...



Iran 'seizes Iraqi tanker in Gulf for smuggling fuel' - BBC NewsIran 'seizes Iraqi tanker in Gulf for smuggling fuel'  BBC News

Iran has seized another foreign tanker in the Gulf, state media reports claim. Iranian forces seized the Iraqi ship for "smuggling fuel for some Arab countries" and ...



Iran's Spies Are at War With Each Other - Foreign PolicyIran's Spies Are at War With Each Other  Foreign Policy

Political rivalry among Iran's various factions is nothing new. Ever since the 1979 revolution and particularly after former President Mohammad Khatami's ...



U.S. Sanctions Turn Iran’s Oil Industry Into Spy vs. Spy - The New York TimesU.S. Sanctions Turn Iran’s Oil Industry Into Spy vs. Spy  The New York Times

Accused C.I.A. spies are said to have been gathering intelligence on oil sales, data that the Americans want and that Iran wants to keep secret.



Iran's Oil Tanker Seizure Revs Up Fight For Global Public Opinion - NPRIran's Oil Tanker Seizure Revs Up Fight For Global Public Opinion  NPR

Before the U.N., Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Iran for seizing a British-flagged oil tanker. An Iranian news *service* offered the opposite narrative ...



Iran's Zarif: 'We are not seeking war' | Iran - Aljazeera.comIran's Zarif: 'We are not seeking war' | Iran  Aljazeera.com

As the United States maintains its "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran, tension is on the rise in the Gulf, raising concerns over a full-blown military ...



Iraq’s desperate struggle to stay out of Iran-US feud - Financial TimesIraq’s desperate struggle to stay out of Iran-US feud  Financial Times

The country is determined not to be used as a proxy in the fight between its closest neighbour and one of its most important allies.



Iran president: US 'talks are useless' - NavyTimes.comIran president: US 'talks are useless'  NavyTimes.com

Tehran unveiled the Bavar-373, what it says is a long-range surface-to-air missile system that tracks 100 targets at a same time and attacks them with six ...



Kameel Ahmady: British-Iranian academic 'arrested in Iran' - BBC NewsKameel Ahmady: British-Iranian academic 'arrested in Iran'  BBC News

The social anthropologist's alleged detention comes amid high tensions between Iran and the UK.



Top Iranian official: We should never have signed Obama-era nuclear deal - NBC NewsTop Iranian official: We should never have signed Obama-era nuclear deal  NBC News

TEHRAN — A top Iranian official and close adviser to Iran's supreme leader says his country should never have signed the international nuclear deal that has ...



News Brief: Rainforest Fires, G-7 Summit, Iran's Economy - NPRNews Brief: Rainforest Fires, G-7 Summit, Iran's Economy  NPR

Wildfires are spreading in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. The G-7 summit opens Saturday in France. And Iranians answer this question: Who do you blame for Iran's ...



Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Top Diplomat - The New York TimesTrump Administration Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Top Diplomat  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took the unusual step on Wednesday of placing sanctions on Iran's foreign minister, essentially cutting off the ...



How the US Media Demonizes Iran - The NationHow the US Media Demonizes Iran  The Nation

Lesson 1: When the missile is American, use the passive voice.



Huawei CFO Allegedly Said the Company Has an Office in Iran - BloombergHuawei CFO Allegedly Said the Company Has an Office in Iran  Bloomberg

Huawei Technologies Co.'s chief financial officer allegedly told a Canadian border official that the company has an office in Iran -- an assertion potentially ...



Israel-Iran conflict exposes bleeding edge of a war for the entire Middle East - The Times of IsraelIsrael-Iran conflict exposes bleeding edge of a war for the entire Middle East  The Times of Israel

Jerusalem has taken a leading role in a campaign to halt what Sunnis see as an attempt by Tehran to carve out an empire across the region; expect the fighting ...



Iran has two nuclear options - Al Jazeera EnglishIran has two nuclear options  Al Jazeera English

The Islamic republic can go either the Israeli way or the Egyptian way.



Iran says Britain might release seized Grace 1 oil tanker soon - Al Jazeera EnglishIran says Britain might release seized Grace 1 oil tanker soon  Al Jazeera English

Report by Tehran's official IRNA news agency dismissed as 'untrue' by unnamed senior official in Gibraltar.



Iran has highly accurate missiles which it has not publicized:... - ReutersIran has highly accurate missiles which it has not publicized:...  Reuters

Iran has produced highly accurate missiles which it has not publicized, Iranian Deputy Defence Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh said on Friday, according to ...



Iran's Rouhani to Trump: Lift sanctions first - Aljazeera.comIran's Rouhani to Trump: Lift sanctions first  Aljazeera.com

Iranian president denounces 'economic terrorism' and doubts US 'maximum pressure' could bring about regime change.



Iran's Zarif says will see if scientist's death sentence can be delayed - Yahoo NewsIran's Zarif says will see if scientist's death sentence can be delayed  Yahoo News

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday Tehran "will do its best" to see if the death sentence on Swedish-Iranian scientist ...



Iran’s aggression and the Shi’ite apocalypse - The Jerusalem PostIran’s aggression and the Shi’ite apocalypse  The Jerusalem Post

With this in mind, I interviewed Saeed Ghasseminejad and asked what he thinks about Iranian aggressions today.



Iran’s Foreign Minister Was Invited to Meet Trump in the Oval Office - The New YorkerIran’s Foreign Minister Was Invited to Meet Trump in the Oval Office  The New Yorker

Robin Wright reports that the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, was invited to meet with President Trump just weeks before the Administration ...



U.S. Arranges Secret Talks Between Israel, U.A.E. Over Iran - The Wall Street JournalU.S. Arranges Secret Talks Between Israel, U.A.E. Over Iran  The Wall Street Journal

Israel and the United Arab Emirates held secret meetings arranged by the U.S. in recent months to share information and coordinate efforts to counter what they ...



Iran call for ‘fair policy’ on Kashmir - Telegraph IndiaIran call for ‘fair policy’ on Kashmir  Telegraph India

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday said the Indian government should adopt a fair policy towards the people of Kashmir, his ...



Iran is reportedly jamming ship GPS navigation systems to get them to wander into Iranian waters - INSIDERIran is reportedly jamming ship GPS navigation systems to get them to wander into Iranian waters  INSIDER

Ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf have been experiencing GPS interference and various other problems that US officials suspect is ...



High-Level Cyber Intrusions Hit Bahrain Amid Tensions With Iran - The Wall Street JournalHigh-Level Cyber Intrusions Hit Bahrain Amid Tensions With Iran  The Wall Street Journal

Suspected Iranian hackers infiltrated critical infrastructure and government computers in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain within the last month, raising fears ...



Team Trump Mangles Messages to Iran: 'Absolute Amateur Hour' - The Daily BeastTeam Trump Mangles Messages to Iran: 'Absolute Amateur Hour'  The Daily Beast

Allies are steamed, national-security officials are baffled, and even the president is pissed about the contradictory signals the administration is sending about ...



At crisis talks, Iran links tanker row to nuclear deal - Al Jazeera EnglishAt crisis talks, Iran links tanker row to nuclear deal  Al Jazeera English

Envoys from UK, Germany, France, Russia, China and Iran met in Vienna to discuss how to salvage historic 2015 pact.



Maryam Shojaei helps Iran’s female football fans carry fight for admission - The GuardianMaryam Shojaei helps Iran’s female football fans carry fight for admission  The Guardian

Gianni Infantino's efforts have not had much impact and, with World Cup qualifiers soon, the wait to attend games continues. Suzanne Wrack. Tue 13 Aug 2019 ...



Middle East Expert Vali Nasr: 'The U.S. Has To Get a Sense of Iran's Security Interests' - SPIEGEL ONLINEMiddle East Expert Vali Nasr: 'The U.S. Has To Get a Sense of Iran's Security Interests'  SPIEGEL ONLINE

In an interview, Middle East expert and former White House adviser Vali Nasr warns of the danger of a new war in the region and calls on Europeans to oppose ...



How decades of US sanctions decimated Iran's economy - CNBCHow decades of US sanctions decimated Iran's economy  CNBC

The oil-producing country has been the target of U.S. sanctions for decades, and they've taken a major toll on its economy. Inflation is now rampant, and ...



Iran’s bluster over 'Israel in the Persian Gulf' - The Jerusalem PostIran’s bluster over 'Israel in the Persian Gulf'  The Jerusalem Post

Tehran is slamming Israel's “illegitimate existence” and saying that Iran reserves the right to defend itself.



Defying U.S. Sanctions, China and Others Take Oil From 12 Iranian Tankers - The New York TimesDefying U.S. Sanctions, China and Others Take Oil From 12 Iranian Tankers  The New York Times

China and other countries are receiving oil shipments from a larger number of Iranian tankers than was previously known, defying sanctions imposed by the ...



Trump administration will again waive nuclear sanctions on Iran - The Washington PostTrump administration will again waive nuclear sanctions on Iran  The Washington Post

After an internal policy battle, the Trump administration is set to announce later this week that it will once again waive five different nuclear-related sanctions on ...



The UAE and Iran's Maritime Talks - LobeLogThe UAE and Iran's Maritime Talks  LobeLog

by Giorgio Cafiero and Dr. Khalid al-Jaber. Just over three and a half years ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) downgraded its relations with the Islamic ...



Iran's Rouhani says Gulf countries can protect region’s security - ReutersIran's Rouhani says Gulf countries can protect region’s security  Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran and other Gulf states could protect the region's security and foreign forces were not ...



Iran revisited (2) - Power LineIran revisited (2)  Power Line

To this date the American public has not been advised of the side deals that the Obama administration made with Iran to announce its agreement to the JCPOA.



Iran's invisible children - Global VoicesIran's invisible children  Global Voices

There are more than one million people undocumented people in Iran, and a significant number of them are children. One of the main reasons for this inhumane ...



Iran's navy chief warns any Israeli presence in Gulf could 'spark war' - The Times of IsraelIran's navy chief warns any Israeli presence in Gulf could 'spark war'  The Times of Israel

Remark follows reports Israel taking part in US-led mission to secure Western vessels in Strait of Hormuz, where Iran has seized several tankers.



Why Iran's Navy and Army Will Always Crush America in a War (Well, Iran Believes It) - The National Interest OnlineWhy Iran's Navy and Army Will Always Crush America in a War (Well, Iran Believes It)  The National Interest Online

Did you know that Iran's army is so invincible that no country can win a ground war against it? Welcome to the megalomaniacal world of Iranian media, where ...



UK sends 3rd warship to reinforce US-led anti-Iran armada in Persian Gulf - RTUK sends 3rd warship to reinforce US-led anti-Iran armada in Persian Gulf  RT

The UK, the biggest supporter so far of Washington's plan for an international naval armada to 'protect shipping' in the Persian Gulf, is sending a third warship to ...



Astonishing rise of Iran's heroic Christians - The Conservative WomanAstonishing rise of Iran's heroic Christians  The Conservative Woman

F YOU were asked which was the most unlikely nation to be experiencing Christian conversions on a large scale, the chances are that the 40-year-old Islamic ...



Architect overlays famous modern buildings on Iran's ancient palaces and castles - DezeenArchitect overlays famous modern buildings on Iran's ancient palaces and castles  Dezeen

Architect Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar has created photomontages that combine archaeological sites in Iran with contemporary buildings by architects ...



How an Old Iranian F-5 Could Kill An F-35 Stealth Fighter In Battle - The National Interest OnlineHow an Old Iranian F-5 Could Kill An F-35 Stealth Fighter In Battle  The National Interest Online

Amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States, in part resulting from U.S. President Donald Trump's decision unilaterally to withdraw the United ...



British Oil Tanker Seized By Iran Could Be Released Soon: Report - NDTV NewsBritish Oil Tanker Seized By Iran Could Be Released Soon: Report  NDTV News

Sweden has received "very strong indications" that a British oil tanker seized last month by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz is to be released soon, Swedish public ...



This skipper fled Iran. Now he's preparing to deploy there. - NavyTimes.comThis skipper fled Iran. Now he's preparing to deploy there.  NavyTimes.com

NORFOLK — The new skipper of one of America's aircraft carriers fled Iran as a child. Now, he's preparing for a deployment that could take him back to the ...



Don't Underestimate Iran's Ability to Fight a Bloody War - The American ConservativeDon't Underestimate Iran's Ability to Fight a Bloody War  The American Conservative

On July 29, President Trump tweeted: “Just remember, Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation.” In just 12 words, Trump leveled a multi-layered, ...



Iran’s cooperation with the Taliban could affect talks on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan - Washington PostIran’s cooperation with the Taliban could affect talks on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan  Washington Post

In late 2018, as it became clear that the United States was contemplating a withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Iranian military announced that it was taking charge ...



Iranian cargo ship sinks in Caspian Sea - CNNIranian cargo ship sinks in Caspian Sea  CNN

An Iranian cargo ship sank in the Caspian Sea near Azerbaijan's Lankaran port on Friday, according to Iran's state-run news agency IRNA.



Iran's government recognises cryptocurrency mining with caveat - Aljazeera.comIran's government recognises cryptocurrency mining with caveat  Aljazeera.com

Iran legalised cryptocurrency mining as an industry, but are the country's regulations too taxing for stakeholders?



Iran's foreign policy is to confront American hegemony: Iran vice... - ReutersIran's foreign policy is to confront American hegemony: Iran vice...  Reuters

Iran's foreign policy is to confront American hegemony and protect multilateralism, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Monday, adding that its ...



Revealed: Iran 'plotting to end tanker crisis by masterminding Saudi Arabia downfall' - Express.co.ukRevealed: Iran 'plotting to end tanker crisis by masterminding Saudi Arabia downfall'  Express.co.uk

IRAN could alleviate Western pressure over the Strait of Hormuz crisis by continuing to target Saudi Arabia's oil pipelines, a strategy expert has told ...



GitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea - TechCrunchGitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea  TechCrunch

The impact of U.S. trade restrictions is trickling down to the developer community. GitHub, the world's largest host of source code, is preventing users in Iran, ...



IP gas pipeline: Iran takes back notice on moving international court - The News InternationalIP gas pipeline: Iran takes back notice on moving international court  The News International

At present, legal teams of both sides are engaged whether gas transactions between the two countries invite the US sanctions are not. Iranian side said that US ...



Senior Iranian commander: The Islamic republic is on Israel’s borders - The Jerusalem PostSenior Iranian commander: The Islamic republic is on Israel’s borders  The Jerusalem Post

Today, Hezbollah and Hamas have gained great power and do not need our help anymore, and all of their [Israelis'] locations are within reach of the Lebanese ...



Tlaib, Omar share image by artist once celebrated in Iran's Holocaust cartoon contest - Fox NewsTlaib, Omar share image by artist once celebrated in Iran's Holocaust cartoon contest  Fox News

Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., continue to speak out against President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following ...



EXCLUSIVE: Sources say Pompeo aides 'softened' Iran report despite signals intelligence - Alabama's News LeaderEXCLUSIVE: Sources say Pompeo aides 'softened' Iran report despite signals intelligence  Alabama's News Leader

WASHINGTON (SBG) - In what senior U. S. officials describe as one of the fiercest inter-agency battles of the Trump presidency, an annual State Department ...



Iran's Government Gives the Official Nod to Crypto Mining - CoinDeskIran's Government Gives the Official Nod to Crypto Mining  CoinDesk

Cryptocurrency mining is now an official industrial activity in Iran after winning approval from the country's cabinet. In a session on Sunday, chaired by the ...



Iran shoots down US surveillance drone, heightening tensions - The Associated PressIran shoots down US surveillance drone, heightening tensions  The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic ...



Iran says 'idiotic' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy - The Associated PressIran says 'idiotic' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy  The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" ...



Iran's Mullahs: Loving the Democrats' Presidential Debates - Gatestone InstituteIran's Mullahs: Loving the Democrats' Presidential Debates  Gatestone Institute

"As long as Iran has money, we will have money...." — Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of the Lebanese paramilitary party; ...



AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week - The Associated PressAP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week  The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed ...



Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops - The Associated PressTensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops  The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on ...



US says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker - The Associated PressUS says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker  The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine ...



Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran - The Associated PressTankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran  The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing ...



Israel strikes at Iranian forces in Syria to foil attack: military - ReutersIsrael strikes at Iranian forces in Syria to foil attack: military  Reuters

Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that were planning to launch armed drones at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman ...



Iran’s threats are an attempt to negotiate - Brookings InstitutionIran’s threats are an attempt to negotiate  Brookings Institution

In July 2012, several senior U.S. government officials made a clandestine visit to Muscat, where they met with Iranian diplomats in the first of what would be a ...