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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Introduction

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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Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops - The Associated Press
  1. Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops  The Associated Press
  2. Trump is right to face down Iran's empty threats  New York Post
  3. UK, France and Germany in last-ditch effort to save Iran deal  The Guardian
  4. EU may be slow to sanction Iran deal violations, sources say  CNN
  5. Iran’s behavior isn’t as mysterious as it looks  Los Angeles Times
  6. View full coverage on Google News


Iran shoots down US drone aircraft - CNN
  1. Iran shoots down US drone aircraft  CNN
  2. US confirms drone was shot down by Iranian missile  BBC News
  3. Iran shoots down US drone  The Guardian
  4. Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone  Al Jazeera English
  5. Iran shoots down U.S. naval drone in Persian Gulf region, U.S. and Iranian officials say  The Washington Post
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Iran Bars Times Correspondent From Reporting - The New York TimesIran Bars Times Correspondent From Reporting  The New York Times

The authorities in Iran have barred the Tehran-based correspondent for The New York Times from working for the past four months, the newspaper said Monday.



'They want to hit where it hurts': Here's why Iran could want to attack foreign tankers - CNBC'They want to hit where it hurts': Here's why Iran could want to attack foreign tankers  CNBC

It's crucial to note that the culprit behind attacks on two commercial tankers last week has not been conclusively proven.



Trump says Iran attacked 2 oil tankers. His critics agree. - Vox.comTrump says Iran attacked 2 oil tankers. His critics agree.  Vox.com

Rep. Adam Schiff and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are prominent Trump critics who agree Iran is behind the oil tanker attacks.



Iran 'shoots down US drone over its territory' - Deutsche WelleIran 'shoots down US drone over its territory'  Deutsche Welle

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down a US drone, the elite force's news website claimed Thursday. However, the US military denied flying over Iranian ...



US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran - The Associated PressUS moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran  The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the ...



US Navy: Mine fragments from tanker attack bear Iran hallmarks - Al Jazeera EnglishUS Navy: Mine fragments from tanker attack bear Iran hallmarks  Al Jazeera English

Navy displays mine fragments it said came from damaged tanker and bore a 'striking' resemblance to mines seen in Iran.



Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone. U.S. Says It Was In International Airspace - NPRIran Shoots Down U.S. Drone. U.S. Says It Was In International Airspace  NPR

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has shot down a U.S. drone that was flying in Iranian airspace. A U.S. official confirms the aircraft was downed, but disputes ...



Are We Headed for War With Iran? - The New York TimesAre We Headed for War With Iran?  The New York Times

And have conservatives given up on liberal democracy?



She's on a Hunger Strike in an Iranian Jail. He's Joining In, From London. - The New York TimesShe's on a Hunger Strike in an Iranian Jail. He's Joining In, From London.  The New York Times

LONDON — A British-Iranian woman held in a Tehran prison for years and her British husband began a joint hunger strike this week to demand her ...



OPEC spat over meeting date exposes Saudi-Iran hostility - Aljazeera.comOPEC spat over meeting date exposes Saudi-Iran hostility  Aljazeera.com

Tehran points finger at Riyadh for infighting as tensions rise over US sanctions on Iranian oil exports.



Lindsey Graham: If Iran 'attacks shipping again,' US should consider 'taking out their Navy, oil refineries' - Fox NewsLindsey Graham: If Iran 'attacks shipping again,' US should consider 'taking out their Navy, oil refineries'  Fox News

The Trump administration should consider taking serious action if Iran further disrupts shipping activity, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The situation ...



Iran may soon try to provoke Israel to gain the upper hand in its conflict with the U.S. - HaaretzIran may soon try to provoke Israel to gain the upper hand in its conflict with the U.S.  Haaretz

Intelligence assessments suggest that Tehran might initiate a provocation along one of Israel's borders in order to exacerbate the crisis, using one of the groups ...



Iranian military official claims country's missiles can take out aircraft carrier - CNNIranian military official claims country's missiles can take out aircraft carrier  CNN

One of Iran's top military commanders reiterated longstanding claims that the country has ballistic missiles capable of taking out an aircraft carrier, as President ...



What's behind US pressure on Iraq to become energy independent? - Aljazeera.comWhat's behind US pressure on Iraq to become energy independent?  Aljazeera.com

US push for Iraq's 'energy independence' aims to isolate Iran and take advantage of oil and gas reserves, analysts say.



Iran tensions: House votes to repeal 9/11-era law used to authorize perpetual war - Vox.comIran tensions: House votes to repeal 9/11-era law used to authorize perpetual war  Vox.com

As the United States escalates tensions with Iran, House Democrats are sending President Donald Trump a message: If he wants to take any military action, ...



Iran, Reparations, Poet Laureate: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing - The New York TimesIran, Reparations, Poet Laureate: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing  The New York Times

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.



Iran Could Close the Strait of Hormuz. America Needs to Be Prepared. - The BulwarkIran Could Close the Strait of Hormuz. America Needs to Be Prepared.  The Bulwark

Did Iran attack two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman? The U.S. government says they did. America's allies, including Japan and Germany, say they want to see ...



Tom Cotton wages lonely campaign to attack Iran - POLITICOTom Cotton wages lonely campaign to attack Iran  POLITICO

The hawkish Republican senator is ramping up pressure on Trump to launch a 'retaliatory strike.'



Donald Trump, Iran, and the Gulf of Tonkin Redux - The InterceptDonald Trump, Iran, and the Gulf of Tonkin Redux  The Intercept

Rep. Ro Khanna, reporter Negar Mortazavi, and journalist Amy Goodman are this week's guests.



US Resident Freed After 4 Years In Iranian Prison On Espionage Charges - NPRUS Resident Freed After 4 Years In Iranian Prison On Espionage Charges  NPR

Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen, was recently released from Iran's notorious Evin Prison, where he served nearly four years.



Japanese and German Doubts on US Drumbeat Towards Iran War - CounterPunchJapanese and German Doubts on US Drumbeat Towards Iran War  CounterPunch

Japan since 1945 has been the most abjectly deferential of U.S., even more so than the U.K. Tokyo rarely strays far from Washington's line on any global issue.



Top Iranian official: 'There will not be a military confrontation' with U.S. - POLITICOTop Iranian official: 'There will not be a military confrontation' with U.S.  POLITICO

A top Iranian national security official said Wednesday that his nation and the U.S. will not engage in a military conflict, even as the Trump administration ...



Iran's Oil Exports Plunge To 400,000 Bpd In May | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.comIran's Oil Exports Plunge To 400,000 Bpd In May | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

According to industry sources and tanker-tracking data cited by Reuters on Wednesday, Iran's oil exports this month have plummeted to 400000 bpd.



Suspected Iranian Oil Caught in Sanctions Trap - The Wall Street JournalSuspected Iranian Oil Caught in Sanctions Trap  The Wall Street Journal

With U.S. sanctions on Iran bearing down, Italian oil giant Eni rejected a cargo of crude that bore the hallmarks of Iranian oil.



5 things to know for June 20: Iran, China & N. Korea, David Ortiz, refugees, YouTube - CNN5 things to know for June 20: Iran, China & N. Korea, David Ortiz, refugees, YouTube  CNN

(CNN) If you've been pining for a change of scenery, you're in luck: Astronomers have found two planets that meet pretty much every requirement for supporting ...



Method of attack on tankers remains key evidence against Iran - The GuardianMethod of attack on tankers remains key evidence against Iran  The Guardian

The sophistication of the attacks on two shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week had already led most independent analysts to conclude Iran was ...



Iran Crisis: Have We Learned Nothing from The Iraq War? - The InterceptIran Crisis: Have We Learned Nothing from The Iraq War?  The Intercept

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson discusses what recent history can teach us about the current push for war with Iran.



An open letter to Google and Apple: Stop hindering Iranian entrepreneurs - TechCrunchAn open letter to Google and Apple: Stop hindering Iranian entrepreneurs  TechCrunch

Take away my toolbox and ask me to be a carpenter. This is what Google and Apple are asking of Iran's budding entrepreneurship sector by barring access to ...



China turns to Iran for LPG, ignoring sanctions - South China Morning PostChina turns to Iran for LPG, ignoring sanctions  South China Morning Post

Ship-tracking data appears to show that some Chinese buyers are continuing to use Iran as a source of liquefied petroleum gas, despite being hit by the trade ...



The U.S. Has Turned Up Pressure on Iran. See the Timeline of Events. - The New York TimesThe U.S. Has Turned Up Pressure on Iran. See the Timeline of Events.  The New York Times

As increased American pressure and sanctions have put a strangle on the Iranian economy, Iran now may be hitting back.



Fox News host Tucker Carlson has reportedly been privately urging Trump against a war with Iran - Business InsiderFox News host Tucker Carlson has reportedly been privately urging Trump against a war with Iran  Business Insider

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been lobbying against military action against Iran in private conversations with President Donald Trump, according to a new ...



Video of bear cub being stoned to death in Iran sparks outcry - FRANCE 24Video of bear cub being stoned to death in Iran sparks outcry  FRANCE 24

Follow international news through our Observers' amateur images and eyewitness testimony. All the *content* is verified and explained by our journalists.



In Iran crisis, our worst fears about Trump are realized - The Washington PostIn Iran crisis, our worst fears about Trump are realized  The Washington Post

Trump has shown no ability to grow in office; but then it's hard to learn if you all you read is Fox News chyrons.



Donald Trump moves troops toward Iran, but Pentagon has eyes elsewhere - ABC NewsDonald Trump moves troops toward Iran, but Pentagon has eyes elsewhere  ABC News

A tweet-storm from Donald Trump suggests he's furious that the prospect of cyber war with Russia has been raised in a week where he hoped to paint Iran as the ...



Have You Heard of the CIA’s Iran Mission Center? - Common DreamsHave You Heard of the CIA’s Iran Mission Center?  Common Dreams

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was adamant—just hours after it happened—that the explosions on two Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers were the ...



US Official Confirms Iranian Strike on Drone: ABC News - The Daily BeastUS Official Confirms Iranian Strike on Drone: ABC News  The Daily Beast

However, the official claims the U.S. drone was shot down over international airspace—not over Iran, as Tehran's state media has claimed.



Iran Warns It's 'Heading Towards a Confrontation' with the U.S. - NewsweekIran Warns It's 'Heading Towards a Confrontation' with the U.S.  Newsweek

Iran's envoy to the United Kingdom has warned that his country and the U.S. are getting closer to a potential conflict, one he warned Washington would regret.



Germany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks - Deutsche WelleGermany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks  Deutsche Welle

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "strong evidence" Iran carried out attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. She also warned Iran of consequences ...



Top U.S. general warns Iran to steer clear of U.S. interests - POLITICOTop U.S. general warns Iran to steer clear of U.S. interests  POLITICO

Any military response to the tanker attacks would “require an international consensus before military force is used,” Selva told reporters.



Iran’s Elite Defense Force Finds New Funding Sources as Tension Rises With U.S. - The Wall Street JournalIran’s Elite Defense Force Finds New Funding Sources as Tension Rises With U.S.  The Wall Street Journal

Iran's top paramilitary force is maintaining support for armed groups in the Middle East and finding new sources of funding, defying U.S. efforts to curb its ...



Middle East analysts see Iran's fingerprints on tanker attacks — but slim chance of war - CNBCMiddle East analysts see Iran's fingerprints on tanker attacks — but slim chance of war  CNBC

The attacks on a pair of tankers in the Gulf of Oman are likely the work of Iran, according to several analysts. The view among some Middle East watchers aligns ...



Top EU adviser blames US for Iran tensions - POLITICO.euTop EU adviser blames US for Iran tensions  POLITICO.eu

Oil tanker attacks are 'not a particularly extreme or radical response' to what Tehran views as American escalation in the Gulf, Nathalie Tocci says.



Iran Iran's women's movement, civil society come under 'maximum pressure' - Al-MonitorIran Iran's women's movement, civil society come under 'maximum pressure'  Al-Monitor

While the declared aim of Trump administration's “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is to pressure the Islamic Republic to alter its policies, Iranian ...



Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Insists Iran Is Behind Tanker Attacks - NPRSecretary of State Mike Pompeo Insists Iran Is Behind Tanker Attacks  NPR

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubled down Sunday on the claim that Iran was responsible for attacks on two tankers traveling in the Strait of Hormuz, ...



UK settles £1.3bn claim by Iranian bank over trade ban damages - The GuardianUK settles £1.3bn claim by Iranian bank over trade ban damages  The Guardian

In 2014 supreme court ruled sanctions on Bank Mellat had been unlawful.



Why is Iran so confusing? The key questions answered - Sky NewsWhy is Iran so confusing? The key questions answered  Sky News

Why is Iran so confusing? The key questions answered.



Iran, Gloria Vanderbilt, Mohamed Morsi: Your Monday Evening Briefing - The New York TimesIran, Gloria Vanderbilt, Mohamed Morsi: Your Monday Evening Briefing  The New York Times

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.



Iran to pull out of nuclear treaty if EU fails to save deal, Iranian MP warns - Sky NewsIran to pull out of nuclear treaty if EU fails to save deal, Iranian MP warns  Sky News

The threat come after Iran's nuclear agency said it would break the terms of the JCPOA and increase the purity of its uranium.



British-Iranian Woman Jailed in Tehran Begins New Hunger Strike, Husband Says - The New York TimesBritish-Iranian Woman Jailed in Tehran Begins New Hunger Strike, Husband Says  The New York Times

LONDON — A British-Iranian woman who has been imprisoned in Tehran has begun a new hunger strike to demand her freedom, her husband said as he ...



Saudi crown prince tells Iran: 'We won't hesitate to deal with any threat' - The GuardianSaudi crown prince tells Iran: 'We won't hesitate to deal with any threat'  The Guardian

Mohammed bin Salman speaks publicly for first time about latest tanker attacks amid fears of regional conflict.



US joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds - The GuardianUS joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds  The Guardian

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran and the US are also seen as less likely to use their influence for good than they were 10 years ago.



How the Bombs Would Fall: A U.S.-Iran War Would Be One Bloody Affair - The National Interest OnlineHow the Bombs Would Fall: A U.S.-Iran War Would Be One Bloody Affair  The National Interest Online

The facts are simple: Washington and Tehran are locked into a long-term geopolitical contest throughout the Middle East that will span decades—a similar ...



Trump's Iran problem: he's blown America's credibility - CNNTrump's Iran problem: he's blown America's credibility  CNN

Samantha Vinograd is a CNN national security analyst. She served on President Barack Obama's National Security Council from 2009 to 2013 and at the ...



Vox Sentences: Iran’s high-risk threat - Vox.comVox Sentences: Iran’s high-risk threat  Vox.com

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through ...



Distrusting Both Iran and U.S., Europe Urges ‘Maximum Restraint’ - The New York TimesDistrusting Both Iran and U.S., Europe Urges ‘Maximum Restraint’  The New York Times

BRUSSELS — European governments may believe Iran is to blame for the attacks this week on fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman, but their distrust of the Trump ...



What you need to know about CIA's Iran Mission Center | Opinion - Asia TimesWhat you need to know about CIA's Iran Mission Center | Opinion  Asia Times

The agency set up a special unit on Iran, predating the Trump administration, that some hawks fretted was not focusing enough on regime change.



FIFA: It was wrong to boot fans advocating for Iranian women out of Women's World Cup match - Yahoo SportsFIFA: It was wrong to boot fans advocating for Iranian women out of Women's World Cup match  Yahoo Sports

FIFA announced it was wrong of local officials to boot people from a Women's World Cup match in France for wearing T-shirts advocating for women to be ...



Katyusha rocket hits second US Iraqi base as Trump calls Iran 'nation of terror' - The NationalKatyusha rocket hits second US Iraqi base as Trump calls Iran 'nation of terror'  The National

The missile hit a joint Iraqi-US base in the city of Mosul.



Trump's Evidence About Iran is “Dodgy” at Best - CounterPunchTrump's Evidence About Iran is “Dodgy” at Best  CounterPunch

The crackpot president of the United States of America has so snarled up the gangplank to truth these past 29 months that no matter how much “evidence” he ...



Syria Thanks Russia, Iran and China for Support in War, But Wants Turkey and U.S. to Leave - NewsweekSyria Thanks Russia, Iran and China for Support in War, But Wants Turkey and U.S. to Leave  Newsweek

Syria's top diplomat thanked Russia, Iran and China for their support in the country's civil war, but warned Turkey and the United States should be among the first ...



The Taliban claimed an attack on U.S. forces. Pompeo blamed Iran. - The Washington PostThe Taliban claimed an attack on U.S. forces. Pompeo blamed Iran.  The Washington Post

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo included the May 31 bombing of a U.S. convoy in Kabul on a list of recent attacks carried out by Iran or its surrogates.



Trump’s Twists on Confronting Iran Confound Allies in Europe - The New York TimesTrump’s Twists on Confronting Iran Confound Allies in Europe  The New York Times

PARIS — President Trump and his aides have sent a dizzying, seemingly conflicting set of messages to Iran in recent weeks, ordering more troops to the Middle ...



As Trump Accuses Iran, He Has One Problem: His Own Credibility - The New York TimesAs Trump Accuses Iran, He Has One Problem: His Own Credibility  The New York Times

For any president, accusing another country of an act of war presents a challenge to overcome skepticism at home and abroad. For a president known for ...



Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network - ReutersIran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network  Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it had exposed a large cyber espionage network it alleged was run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and ...



US squadron of F-15E fighters arrive in UAE amid Iran tensions - Fox NewsUS squadron of F-15E fighters arrive in UAE amid Iran tensions  Fox News

A squadron of American F-15E Strike Eagles arrived in United Arab Emirates on Thursday as part of reinforcements against the Iranian threat as announced last ...



Trump Weighs Military Options Against Iran - Foreign PolicyTrump Weighs Military Options Against Iran  Foreign Policy

What's on tap today: The United States weighs all options, including military force, after attacks on tankers near the Persian Gulf, the United States readies ...



Iran says Europe not cooperating in buying Iranian oil: Fars news - ReutersIran says Europe not cooperating in buying Iranian oil: Fars news  Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday that Europe was not cooperating with Tehran to buy its oil in the face of U.S. ...



Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, says UN watchdog - Aljazeera.comIran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, says UN watchdog  Aljazeera.com

IAEA chief declines to quantify increase in Iran's nuclear enrichment activity, calls for dialogue to reduce tensions.



Iran: New Terrorist Activity in Europe - Gatestone InstituteIran: New Terrorist Activity in Europe  Gatestone Institute

One of the more disturbing discoveries regarding Iran's ever-expanding terrorism horizons has emerged in London where it was revealed by the Daily Telegraph ...



US policy toward Iran is all stick and no carrot - CNNUS policy toward Iran is all stick and no carrot  CNN

The motorcycle zipped past our taxi as we headed to Tyre in southern Lebanon, veering off the road onto a dirt track leading up into the hills. The passenger on ...



Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’ - The New York TimesTrump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’  The New York Times

BELLINZONA, Switzerland — In a second major softening of American policy toward Iran in recent days, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the ...



The US blames Iran for the tanker attacks. Here's what the Navy could do next - CNBCThe US blames Iran for the tanker attacks. Here's what the Navy could do next  CNBC

The war of words between the U.S. and Iran took a dangerous turn after two ships were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. One of the tankers was operated by a ...



Trump’s consistent criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict - The Washington PostTrump’s consistent criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict  The Washington Post

One constant in President Trump's malleable foreign policy has been his fierce criticism of Iran and what he described as a weak and dangerous nuclear ...



Intelligence Experts Question Iran Video: 'U.S. Track Record on Ginning up Evidence for War is Not Good' - NewsweekIntelligence Experts Question Iran Video: 'U.S. Track Record on Ginning up Evidence for War is Not Good'  Newsweek

The State Department believes the video is evidence that Iran was behind tanker explosions, but some experts argue that the video is not sufficient on its own.



The Trump administration’s Iran war case depends on 9/11 - Vox.comThe Trump administration’s Iran war case depends on 9/11  Vox.com

Trump administration officials like Pompeo rely on the 2001 AUMF, a post-9/11 law, to make the case for war with Iran.



White House Claims Iran Behind Attack On Nancy Kerrigan - The OnionWhite House Claims Iran Behind Attack On Nancy Kerrigan  The Onion

WASHINGTON—Blasting the Middle Eastern nation for the brutal assault on the Olympic figure skater, President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that Iran was ...



Senator Tom Cotton Calls For 'Retaliatory Military Strike' Against Iran After Tanker Attacks - NewsweekSenator Tom Cotton Calls For 'Retaliatory Military Strike' Against Iran After Tanker Attacks  Newsweek

GOP Senator Tom Cotton said he supports a military strike against Iran in the wake of attacks against commercial oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.



Is Iran on the verge of another revolution? - Al Jazeera EnglishIs Iran on the verge of another revolution?  Al Jazeera English

This week, amid the fallout of tough US sanctions and growing political uncertainty, many Iranians are marking the 10th anniversary of the Green Movement.



Iranian winger Omid Singh mulls over India jersey option - Times of IndiaIranian winger Omid Singh mulls over India jersey option  Times of India

Football News: Coach Igor Stimac wants to add Omid Singh to his new-look India side but the Iranian winger is yet to take a final call whether he wants to ...



Attacking Iran Would Unleash Chaos on the Middle East - The National Interest OnlineAttacking Iran Would Unleash Chaos on the Middle East  The National Interest Online

There is little doubt that Osama bin Laden would have loved to see the United States attack and overthrow another of Al Qaeda's enemies, this time the Shia ...



As pressure mounts, Iran denies role in tanker explosions - PBS NewsHourAs pressure mounts, Iran denies role in tanker explosions  PBS NewsHour

Between the strictest U.S. sanctions in history and accusations that Iran attacked two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, tensions between the two countries are their ...



Iranian Officials Blame U.S., Israel for Tanker Attacks As Washington Struggles to Build Anti-Tehran Consensus - NewsweekIranian Officials Blame U.S., Israel for Tanker Attacks As Washington Struggles to Build Anti-Tehran Consensus  Newsweek

Iranian officials have suggested the U.S. and Israel might be behind last week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as Washington continues efforts to ...



Who Is Actually Running the U.S. Military's Iran Efforts? - The New RepublicWho Is Actually Running the U.S. Military's Iran Efforts?  The New Republic

The United States appears to be fast entering a war footing with Iran—blaming the country for an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, accusing it ...



Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with U.S. - ReutersIran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with U.S.  Reuters

Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said on Saturday ...



Twitter removes thousands of accounts linked to Iran government - The GuardianTwitter removes thousands of accounts linked to Iran government  The Guardian

Twitter has removed nearly 4,800 accounts with ties to the Iranian government in a continuing effort to prevent election interference and misinformation on the ...



Plan to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to Counter Iran Faces Growing Opposition - Military.comPlan to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to Counter Iran Faces Growing Opposition  Military.com

A growing chorus of lawmakers is concerned about the military boosting its presence in the Middle East amid Iran tensions.



The China-Iran-Border Matrix - National ReviewThe China-Iran-Border Matrix  National Review

President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have worked the U.S. into an advantageous position with a consistent policy toward bad actors. We are now at a point ...



The Pirates of Tehran - The New York TimesThe Pirates of Tehran  The New York Times

If Iran won't change its behavior, we should sink its navy.



Analyst: New Photos Are 'Smoking Gun' Proving Iranian Involvement in Tanker Attack - USNI NewsAnalyst: New Photos Are 'Smoking Gun' Proving Iranian Involvement in Tanker Attack  USNI News

New imagery released by the U.S. on Monday makes the strongest case yet that sectarian Iranian forces attacked at least one petrochemical tanker in the Gulf of ...



Iran Releases US Resident Charged With Spying - The New York TimesIran Releases US Resident Charged With Spying  The New York Times

Nizar Zakka, arrested in 2015 and convicted of spying for the United States, was released to Lebanese authorities.



Punching Iran Over Its Foreign Policy Could Lead to a Faster Path to War - The New York TimesPunching Iran Over Its Foreign Policy Could Lead to a Faster Path to War  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In repeating his readiness to pursue a new nuclear deal with Iran, President Trump this week left unmentioned his administration's aim to ...



Iran Says New Sanctions Show Trump's Call for Talks Is Empty - BloombergIran Says New Sanctions Show Trump's Call for Talks Is Empty  Bloomberg

Iran's foreign ministry said new sanctions announced by the U.S. government show President Donald Trump's calls for negotiations with the Islamic Republic are ...



Will Russia back US' maximum pressure on Iran? - Al Jazeera EnglishWill Russia back US' maximum pressure on Iran?  Al Jazeera English

The May 14 visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Russia was, without exaggeration, expected in the Kremlin. After the report of Special Counsel Robert ...



Iran paralysed, by Thierry Meyssan - Voltaire NetworkIran paralysed, by Thierry Meyssan  Voltaire Network

The rise of tension in the Gulf is a dangerous game which could turn bloody at any moment. The unclaimed sabotage of the tankers could (...) [Voltaire Network]



Iran shuts 547 restaurants for playing illegal music, debauchery - Al Jazeera EnglishIran shuts 547 restaurants for playing illegal music, debauchery  Al Jazeera English

Police close venues saying 'observing Islamic principles is one of the police's main missions and responsibilities'.



U.S. doubles down as more nations point fingers at Iran for oil tanker attacks - AxiosU.S. doubles down as more nations point fingers at Iran for oil tanker attacks  Axios

Saudi Arabia has joined the U.S., Israel and the United Kingdom in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, the Washington Post ...



Buttigieg: Iran tensions 'disturbingly reminiscent' of run up to Iraq War - CNNButtigieg: Iran tensions 'disturbingly reminiscent' of run up to Iraq War  CNN

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday expressed concern about the Trump administration's Iran saber-rattling, drawing a comparison to ...



Should The World Be Concerned About Iran's Chemical Weapons? - RadioFardaShould The World Be Concerned About Iran's Chemical Weapons?  RadioFarda

Is Iran developing new chemical warfare agents that can be potentially used both domestically and in its international adventures?