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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US says no more sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil - The Associated Press
  1. US says no more sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil  The Associated Press
  2. U.S. Moves to Stop All Nations From Buying Iranian Oil, but China Is Defiant  The New York Times
  3. U.S. Won't Renew Sanction Exemptions For Countries Buying Iran's Oil  NPR
  4. Iran oil sanctions: Asian countries need to find new sources of oil  CNN
  5. Experts Warn Latest Trump Administration Move on Iran Could Backfire  TIME
  6. View full coverage on Google News


As Trump Moves to Cut Off Iran's Oil Revenues, What's His Endgame? - Lawfare
  1. As Trump Moves to Cut Off Iran's Oil Revenues, What's His Endgame?  Lawfare
  2. Trump pressure will fail because Iran has a 'Ph.D. in sanctions busting,' says Iran's Zarif  NBC News
  3. Trying to bypass US sanctions on Iran is futile  Financial Times
  4. What Effects Will Tighter U.S. Sanctions on Iran's Oil Have?  Council on Foreign Relations
  5. Mideast-U.S. Bloc Spoiling for Conflict With Iran, Top Diplomat Says  The Wall Street Journal
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US labels elite Iran force a foreign terrorist organization - The Associated PressUS labels elite Iran force a foreign terrorist organization  The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented ...



Iranian minister drops offer to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe in swap - The GuardianIranian minister drops offer to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe in swap  The Guardian

Hopes that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe might be released from a Tehran jail as part of a prisoner swap have suffered a setback after the Iranian foreign minister ...



Iraq PM: We will try to ease US-Iran tension - Aljazeera.comIraq PM: We will try to ease US-Iran tension  Aljazeera.com

Iraq looks for ways to balance both its relationship with the US and Iran.



Opinion: Here's Why The Trump Administration's Iran Sanctions Strategy Won't Work - NPROpinion: Here's Why The Trump Administration's Iran Sanctions Strategy Won't Work  NPR

The Trump administration can cause Iran severe pain, but it cannot trigger the collapse of the regime, argue Aaron David Miller of the Wilson Center and Richard ...



Iran How incompetence, sanctions jointly hit Iran's economy - Al-MonitorIran How incompetence, sanctions jointly hit Iran's economy  Al-Monitor

There is an Iranian proverb that goes, “You can tell a good year from its spring.” Judging from the massive damage caused by the recent floods in Iran, one has ...



The Syrians Don't and Won't Toe the Iranian Line: Explaining a Most Curious Alliance - War on the RocksThe Syrians Don't and Won't Toe the Iranian Line: Explaining a Most Curious Alliance  War on the Rocks

The war in Syria has played up all the classic clichés that have defined the Middle East for the last many decades: democracy versus authoritarianism,



The Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions - LobeLogThe Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions  LobeLog

by Joseph Cirincione and Mary Kaszynski. The Trump administration is laying siege to Iran. Taking pages from the Iraq War playbook, senior officials paint a ...



Google Cuts YouTube Access For Iran's Press TV And Hispan TV 'Without Any Warning' - ForbesGoogle Cuts YouTube Access For Iran's Press TV And Hispan TV 'Without Any Warning'  Forbes

Google has acted against two Iranian state broadcasters, Press TV and Hispan TV, blocking access "without warning" to their YouTube and Gmail accounts.



India prepares for life without Iran oil - Economic TimesIndia prepares for life without Iran oil  Economic Times

US waivers that allowed India to continue importing Iranian oil for six months end May 1.



Sink the Carriers: How Iran Could Go to War Against the U.S. Navy - The National Interest OnlineSink the Carriers: How Iran Could Go to War Against the U.S. Navy  The National Interest Online

Given the volume of valuable commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf, Tehran is investing in improving its ASBMs—and publicizing that effort to the world—as a ...



Iran's parliament approves bill labelling US army as 'terrorist' - Al Jazeera EnglishIran's parliament approves bill labelling US army as 'terrorist'  Al Jazeera English

Move comes after US said that no country would any longer be exempt from sanctions if it continues to buy Iranian oil.



Uncertainty looms over basmati, tea exports after Iran sanctions - Economic TimesUncertainty looms over basmati, tea exports after Iran sanctions  Economic Times

New Delhi | Kolkata: Uncertainty looms over tea and basmati rice exports from India as the US intends to fully clamp down on Iran oil exports, say companies ...



Pakistan PM Imran Khan visits Iran amid tense relations - Aljazeera.comPakistan PM Imran Khan visits Iran amid tense relations  Aljazeera.com

Border security and regional issues on the agenda as Pakistan's Imran Khan set to meet Iranian leaders on two-day visit.



Russia, Iran, Turkey discuss post-war scenario in Syria talks - Aljazeera.comRussia, Iran, Turkey discuss post-war scenario in Syria talks  Aljazeera.com

Key regional players meet in Kazakhstan to discuss rebuilding efforts in talks aimed at winding down war.



Iran’s Rouhani says ‘no choice but to resist’ US sanctions - Financial TimesIran’s Rouhani says ‘no choice but to resist’ US sanctions  Financial Times

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the country has no choice but to resist US sanctions because Washington has no genuine intention to negotiate with the ...



Syria and Now Iran: How the US Is Driving Russia South - The Moscow TimesSyria and Now Iran: How the US Is Driving Russia South  The Moscow Times

Opinion | Trump's decision to end Iran oil waivers will shift Russia's foreign policy down south.



Iran says all US troops in the Middle East “terrorists” - Vox.comIran says all US troops in the Middle East “terrorists”  Vox.com

Trump labeled part of Iran's government, the IRGC, as terrorists. Iran just labeled US troops in Middle East terrorists too.



Trump's Iran terrorist designation is designed to lock in endless enmity - The GuardianTrump's Iran terrorist designation is designed to lock in endless enmity  The Guardian

Branding the IRGC a terrorist organisation serves Israel and Saudi Arabia's interests but makes a return to Obama-era rapprochement more difficult.



Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran - Al Jazeera EnglishIraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran  Al Jazeera English

Baghdad meet brings together lawmakers of Iraq's six neighbours: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, and Kuwait.



Khamenei names new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards - ReutersKhamenei names new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards  Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV ...



Devastating floods leave millions in Iran facing humanitarian crisis - NBC NewsDevastating floods leave millions in Iran facing humanitarian crisis  NBC News

Relentless rain and flooding throughout Iran has left some 2 million people facing a humanitarian crisis.



Iran prison SHOCK: Inside the CHILLING torture cells as Ayatollah of DEATH takes charge - Express.co.ukIran prison SHOCK: Inside the CHILLING torture cells as Ayatollah of DEATH takes charge  Express.co.uk

EXCLUSIVE: IRAN'S controversial record on human rights is universally acknowledged - but with Tehran's latest appointment of the so-called Ayatollah Death ...



Iran's flood repairs to cost $2.5bn - Aljazeera.comIran's flood repairs to cost $2.5bn  Aljazeera.com

Officials want to get the newly homeless out of tents and into temporary homes.



Iranian who removed headscarf pardoned from year in prison - Aljazeera.comIranian who removed headscarf pardoned from year in prison  Aljazeera.com

Lawyer of Vida Movahed says court sentenced her in March after finding her guilty of encouraging public 'corruption'.



Iran says ready for U.S. waivers end, as Guards threaten to shut Hormuz - Yahoo FinanceIran says ready for U.S. waivers end, as Guards threaten to shut Hormuz  Yahoo Finance

Tehran is prepared for a U.S. decision to end waivers granted to buyers of Iranian crude, an Iranian oil ministry source said on Monday, as the Revolutionary ...



Trump's Iran Decision Could Kill The OPEC+ Deal | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.comTrump's Iran Decision Could Kill The OPEC+ Deal | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

Trump's decision to let Iran waivers expire could kill off the OPEC+ deal while dealing a serious blow to the coalition's ability to coordinate production cuts.



Trump faces a 'cruel summer' for crude oil prices after ending Iran waivers: RBC's Helima Croft - CNBCTrump faces a 'cruel summer' for crude oil prices after ending Iran waivers: RBC's Helima Croft  CNBC

President Donald Trump could be facing a "cruel summer" when it comes to crude oil prices, says RBC's Helima Croft. Oil prices surged to nearly six-month ...



Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: The Supreme Leader’s Military-Industrial Complex - The New York TimesIran’s Revolutionary Guards: The Supreme Leader’s Military-Industrial Complex  The New York Times

Iran has used the Revolutionary Guard Corps to project power abroad through arming and funding paramilitary groups that target Iran's enemies.



China, Russia, Iran rise in Latin America as US retreats | TheHill - The HillChina, Russia, Iran rise in Latin America as US retreats | TheHill  The Hill

A retreat that began under President Obama has accelerated under President Trump.



Flooding In Iran Kills At Least 70, Forces Evacuation Of Thousands - NPRFlooding In Iran Kills At Least 70, Forces Evacuation Of Thousands  NPR

Record rainfalls over the past two weeks have killed people across 13 provinces. Forecasters expect heavy rain to continue over the next few days, forcing the ...



Iran's Hassan Rouhani urges regional powers to 'unite against US' - Aljazeera.comIran's Hassan Rouhani urges regional powers to 'unite against US'  Aljazeera.com

Speaking at an Army Day parade, Iranian president also urged neighbouring countries to 'drive back Zionism'.



Henkin family files $360m. lawsuit against Iran, Syria for parents' murder - The Jerusalem PostHenkin family files $360m. lawsuit against Iran, Syria for parents' murder  The Jerusalem Post

The four Henkin children – then ages nine, seven, four and ten months – bore witness to the shocking murder of their parents, all from the backseat of the ...



Iran to Afghanistan, Pakistan to face new round of dangerous thunderstorms this week - AccuWeather.comIran to Afghanistan, Pakistan to face new round of dangerous thunderstorms this week  AccuWeather.com

On the heels of the deadly severe weather early last week, a new storm threatens to spark violent thunderstorms from Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan early this ...



Iran Should Reconcile With America - The New York TimesIran Should Reconcile With America  The New York Times

Isn't it time to abandon the policies that have kept the people of Iran and the United States apart since 1979?



Sadaf Khadem: Iranian female boxer halts return over arrest fears - BBC NewsSadaf Khadem: Iranian female boxer halts return over arrest fears  BBC News

An Iranian who became the first woman from her country to contest an official boxing match says she has cancelled her return home from France after hearing a ...



Iran’s Latest Economic Woes Hit Residents in Their Stomachs - The Wall Street JournalIran’s Latest Economic Woes Hit Residents in Their Stomachs  The Wall Street Journal

Iranian authorities have a new target in their bid to calm the country's economic turmoil: meat-market manipulators.



SDF says no plans to attack Abu Kamal held by Iran-backed forces - Kurdistan24SDF says no plans to attack Abu Kamal held by Iran-backed forces  Kurdistan24

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A spokesperson for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Wednesday denied rumors of a *fresh* military operation in Syria.



US Says Chabahar Port Project Won't Be Impacted By Iran Oil Sanctions - NDTV NewsUS Says Chabahar Port Project Won't Be Impacted By Iran Oil Sanctions  NDTV News

The Chabahar port project, being developed by India in Iran, is a separate exception and will not be impacted by US President Donald Trump's decision not to ...



Rouhani: Iran floods revealed vicious nature of the US - Aljazeera.comRouhani: Iran floods revealed vicious nature of the US  Aljazeera.com

Iranian president lashes out at US-imposed sanctions that hampered flood relief operations in his country.



As Islamism Fades, Iran Goes Nationalist - The New York TimesAs Islamism Fades, Iran Goes Nationalist  The New York Times

Forty years after the 1979 revolution, Islamism is exhausting itself as a legitimizing force for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Studies sponsored by the Iranian ...



Iran WARNING: Tehran pursues military alliance with China against ‘arrogant’ US - Express.co.ukIran WARNING: Tehran pursues military alliance with China against ‘arrogant’ US  Express.co.uk

IRAN is backing China's militarisation of the South China Sea as it seeks to forge a closer alliance with the Communist superpower China and lessen the impact ...



Iran: Release Anti-Compulsory Hijab Activists - Human Rights WatchIran: Release Anti-Compulsory Hijab Activists  Human Rights Watch

Iranian authorities should release and quash the convictions of all activists who have been prosecuted for peacefully protesting the country's compulsory hijab ...



Why Iran is a hub for sex-reassignment surgery - The EconomistWhy Iran is a hub for sex-reassignment surgery  The Economist

I REALISED QUITE early on that I was gay,” says Soly, a 25-year-old chef from Tehran. As a young boy, he would strut about the house in his mother's high ...



Israel-Iran tensions SURGE as Israel 'launch supersonic Rampage missiles on Iran' - Express.co.ukIsrael-Iran tensions SURGE as Israel 'launch supersonic Rampage missiles on Iran'  Express.co.uk

ISRAEL has launched supersonic Rampage missiles on Iranian positions in Syria, local media has reported.



Iran Hit With 3rd Major Flood in 2 Weeks - The New York TimesIran Hit With 3rd Major Flood in 2 Weeks  The New York Times

The authorities ordered the evacuation of flood-ravaged cities in western Iran. The Red Crescent said contact had been lost with much of the region.



2020 Democrats promise to re-enter the Iran deal, and Israel is concerned - Haaretz2020 Democrats promise to re-enter the Iran deal, and Israel is concerned  Haaretz

Officials describe a 'political nightmare scenario' in which Israel is dragged into the presidential contest if Iran deal becomes a major issue. Israel's ambassador: ...



Designating Iran's Revolutionary Guard as terror group could jeopardize U.S. troops - NBC NewsDesignating Iran's Revolutionary Guard as terror group could jeopardize U.S. troops  NBC News

The White House aimed to shake things up when it designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization. It worked.



News Iran: Release women's rights defenders detained for peacefully protesting against forced veiling - Amnesty InternationalNews Iran: Release women's rights defenders detained for peacefully protesting against forced veiling  Amnesty International

Iranian authorities must stop harassing, arresting and imprisoning women's rights defenders peacefully protesting against Iran's degrading and discriminatory ...



Pakistan: Iran-Based Militants Behind Slaying of Security Personnel - VOA NewsPakistan: Iran-Based Militants Behind Slaying of Security Personnel  VOA News

Pakistan alleged Saturday that anti-state militants operating out of “terrorist camps” inside Iran are behind this week's slaying of 14 security personnel in a ...



Iran condemns Trump silence on Saudi mass execution - FRANCE 24Iran condemns Trump silence on Saudi mass execution  FRANCE 24

Tehran (AFP). Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday condemned the silence of US President Donald Trump's administration on Saudi ...



Gold holds steady on weaker dollar, US-Iran tensions - CNBCGold holds steady on weaker dollar, US-Iran tensions  CNBC

Gold steadied on Monday, holding above a nearly four-month low touched the previous session on support from a weaker dollar and expectations the United ...



Iran lawmakers authorise firm action against U.S. "terrorist" acts - Yahoo NewsIran lawmakers authorise firm action against U.S. "terrorist" acts  Yahoo News

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday requiring the government take firm steps to respond to "terrorist actions" by U.S. forces, state TV ...



Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for 'natural disasters' fund - Aljazeera.comIran: Deadly floods highlight need for 'natural disasters' fund  Aljazeera.com

Despite flooding that has killed 70, Iran's efforts to establish an insurance fund are hampered by a lack of resources.



A Mystery Agent Is Doxing Iran's Hackers and Dumping Their Code - WIREDA Mystery Agent Is Doxing Iran's Hackers and Dumping Their Code  WIRED

Nearly three years after the mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers began disemboweling the NSA's hackers and leaking their hacking tools onto the open ...



PM Office says Imran's statement in Iran taken 'largely out of context' - DAWN.comPM Office says Imran's statement in Iran taken 'largely out of context'  DAWN.com

The Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks in Tehran that terrorists had in the past misused Pakistani territory to ...



Iran’s Allies Feel the Pain of American Sanctions - The New York TimesIran’s Allies Feel the Pain of American Sanctions  The New York Times

Iran's financial crisis, worsened by American sanctions, has taken a toll on its allied Syrian militias and Hezbollah, who are showing signs of financial strain.



US announces sanctions possible for Iranian oil imports - CNNUS announces sanctions possible for Iranian oil imports  CNN

The Trump administration announced that all countries that continue to import Iranian oil will be subject to US sanctions, after the president decided not to ...



Iran's referendum and the transformation to the Islamic Republic - Al Jazeera EnglishIran's referendum and the transformation to the Islamic Republic  Al Jazeera English

The 1979 Islamic Republic referendum fused Iran's religion and politics and changed the country's legislative landscape.



Iran's Khamenei urges Iraq to force out U.S. troops 'as soon as possible' - ReutersIran's Khamenei urges Iraq to force out U.S. troops 'as soon as possible'  Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave “as soon as possible”, during a visit by Iraqi ...



At least 62 people killed in Iran floods as US accused of blocking aid - The GuardianAt least 62 people killed in Iran floods as US accused of blocking aid  The Guardian

The death toll from two weeks of flooding in Iran has risen to 62 as frustration mounts inside the country at the government's handling of the crisis and an ...



Pompeo: Length of Sanctions ‘Depends Solely’ on Iran’s Leaders - National ReviewPompeo: Length of Sanctions ‘Depends Solely’ on Iran’s Leaders  National Review

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the length of new U.S. sanctions on Iran's oil industry will depend “solely on the Islamic Republic of Iran's ...



Build an Iranian Sanctions Wall - The Wall Street JournalBuild an Iranian Sanctions Wall  The Wall Street Journal

Some Democrats promise to return to the Obama deal. Trump can stop them by taking action now.



Exclusive: Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report - sources - ReutersExclusive: Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report - sources  Reuters

This April 17 story has been refiled to add dropped word in paragraph four.)



Iran Is Peddling a Million Barrels of Oil Again. No One Wants It - BloombergIran Is Peddling a Million Barrels of Oil Again. No One Wants It  Bloomberg

An Iranian exchange has offered investors as much as 6 million barrels of oil so far this year. Only a single deal closed, for the minimum 35000 barrels.



The US Navy sends a double aircraft carrier message to Iran - Washington ExaminerThe US Navy sends a double aircraft carrier message to Iran  Washington Examiner

In a rare double-up deployment close to Iran, the U.S. Navy currently has two carrier strike groups in the Mediterranean Sea. Just a few days sail from the ...



Soleimani: Mastermind of Iran’s Mideast Expansion - Voice of AmericaSoleimani: Mastermind of Iran’s Mideast Expansion  Voice of America

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week described a powerful Iranian military commander as a “terrorist,” while discussing options the U.S. government ...



11 dead in Syria clashes between Russia troops and pro-Iran militias - Middle East Monitor11 dead in Syria clashes between Russia troops and pro-Iran militias  Middle East Monitor

At least 11 people have been killed in escalating clashes between Russian forces and pro-Iranian militias in the city of Aleppo, amid strained relations between ...



Palestinian to Iranian media: Israel is stronger, future unpredictable - The Jerusalem PostPalestinian to Iranian media: Israel is stronger, future unpredictable  The Jerusalem Post

Soltan-Shahi was described by MEMRI in 2018 as secretary-general of the Organization for Aiding the Islamic Revolution of the Palestinian People in the Office ...



Undercover: female football fans in Iran | Art and design - The GuardianUndercover: female football fans in Iran | Art and design  The Guardian

It takes Zeinab about 15 hours to travel from Ahvaz to Tehran by train to watch Persepolis, her favourite football club. Since the Islamic revolution of 1979, ...



Iran’s VIPs just got a new IRGC commander - The Jerusalem PostIran’s VIPs just got a new IRGC commander  The Jerusalem Post

Jamiri has been an influential IRGC commander in Yazd province in central Iran. There he was known for giving zealous speeches supporting the Basij, ...



‘Not a whisper’ from US as Saudi executes 37, decries Iran - Business Day‘Not a whisper’ from US as Saudi executes 37, decries Iran  Business Day

Some of the 37 Saudi nationals were executed 'for adopting terrorist and extremist thinking' after sham trials, says Amnesty International.



Iran denounces US talks with Taliban - Greater KashmirIran denounces US talks with Taliban  Greater Kashmir

President Donald Trump has voiced impatience at ending the longest-ever US war, launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. AFP.



Trump's Iran Policy Is 'Untethered to History' - Foreign PolicyTrump's Iran Policy Is 'Untethered to History'  Foreign Policy

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once referred to diplomacy as the “patient accumulation of partial successes.“ For over 30 years, this was the life ...



Confronting Iran - The National Interest OnlineConfronting Iran  The National Interest Online

The reason this Iranian opposition group has survived for so long is precisely because it has support inside Iran.



Iran's Crypto Regulations: What's Happening Behind Closed Doors - CoinDeskIran's Crypto Regulations: What's Happening Behind Closed Doors  CoinDesk

Under pressure for being months behind schedule, the Central Bank of Iran finally published a draft framework on the legality of cryptocurrencies in late January ...



Iranian Foreign Minister Proposes a Prisoner Swap With the U.S. - Yahoo NewsIranian Foreign Minister Proposes a Prisoner Swap With the U.S.  Yahoo News

Iran's foreign minister publicly proposed a prisoner swap that would involve the U.S. agreeing to release Iranians awaiting extradition in exchange for Tehran ...



Southeast Asia should be aware of Iran's tactics to evade oil sanctions: US official - CNBCSoutheast Asia should be aware of Iran's tactics to evade oil sanctions: US official  CNBC

Sigal Mandelker, under-secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said the United States had placed additional "intense pressure" on ...



Hezbollah Donation Boxes Show Trump's Sanctions Are Hurting Iran - BloombergHezbollah Donation Boxes Show Trump's Sanctions Are Hurting Iran  Bloomberg

Hezbollah's on a fund-raising drive and wants everyone in its Lebanese strongholds to be able to contribute. The militant group's donation boxes, for years ...



Trump Administration Designates Part Of Iran's Military As Foreign Terrorist Group - NPRTrump Administration Designates Part Of Iran's Military As Foreign Terrorist Group  NPR

The U.S. moved to list the Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corp as a terrorist group — an escalation of anti-Iran moves that critics say could leave U.S. forces ...



Court decision allows 9/11 families to go after Iran's Alberta assets - Edmonton JournalCourt decision allows 9/11 families to go after Iran's Alberta assets  Edmonton Journal

Families of people killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be able to go after Iranian government assets in Alberta after a multibillion dollar judgement was ...



New concerns Trump admin. laying legal groundwork for armed conflict with Iran - ABC NewsNew concerns Trump admin. laying legal groundwork for armed conflict with Iran  ABC News

Congress and some legal experts are concerned the Trump administration is laying the legal groundwork for war with Iran by increasingly connecting the ...



India delays May order for Iran oil, awaits clarity on sanctions waiver: sources - ReutersIndia delays May order for Iran oil, awaits clarity on sanctions waiver: sources  Reuters

Indian refiners are holding back from ordering Iranian oil for loading in May pending clarity on whether Washington will extend a waiver from U.S. sanctions ...



Why Yon Don't Want to Mess with Iran's Missiles - The National Interest OnlineWhy Yon Don't Want to Mess with Iran's Missiles  The National Interest Online

So the United States likely will continue threatening Iran, while Iran continues developing more and more powerful missiles. Iran is continuing to develop ...



Iran says U.S. pressures on Iran, Venezuela making oil market fragile - ReutersIran says U.S. pressures on Iran, Venezuela making oil market fragile  Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's oil minister said on Sunday that U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela and tensions in Libya have made the supply-demand balance ...



Iran's New Fighter Isn't So Scary - The National Interest OnlineIran's New Fighter Isn't So Scary  The National Interest Online

Amidst policy woes with the United States, Iran showcased its new fighter during the Thursday National Army Day Parade in Tehran, hoping to strike fear into the ...



Image of Colombian protester is falsely described as example of Iranian torture of women - PolitiFactImage of Colombian protester is falsely described as example of Iranian torture of women  PolitiFact

A viral image recently posted to Facebook of a woman buried in the ground up to her neck sipping a spoonful of water is misleading users to believe it was taken ...



Sheikh Khalifa orders 95 tonnes of relief aid for flood-hit Iran - Khaleej TimesSheikh Khalifa orders 95 tonnes of relief aid for flood-hit Iran  Khaleej Times

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a relief plane to Tehran carrying 95 tons of relief items to support those affected by the ...



World weatherwatch: 'western disturbance' submerges Iran - The GuardianWorld weatherwatch: 'western disturbance' submerges Iran  The Guardian

A western disturbance parked over north Pakistan has introduced rounds of heavy rain to Iran for three weeks straight, submerging much of the country.



Rouhani says U.S. must lift pressure and apologize before Iran will negotiate - Yahoo NewsRouhani says U.S. must lift pressure and apologize before Iran will negotiate  Yahoo News

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran is willing to negotiate with America only when the United States lifts pressure and apologizes, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said ...



Iran Foreign Minister: President Trump Wants to Talk, While Bolton Wants Conflict - Yahoo NewsIran Foreign Minister: President Trump Wants to Talk, While Bolton Wants Conflict  Yahoo News

Iran's top diplomat said President Donald Trump's aim “is to bring us to our knees to talk” — but national security adviser John Bolton and key U.S. allies in the ...



Iran designates U.S. military forces as 'terrorist' group: state TV - ReutersIran designates U.S. military forces as 'terrorist' group: state TV  Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's top security council has designated U.S. military forces a “terrorist organization” in reaction to Washington's decision to blacklist Iran's ...



Netanyahu's reveal of Iranian nuke archive damaged Israel, senior intel officials say - HaaretzNetanyahu's reveal of Iranian nuke archive damaged Israel, senior intel officials say  Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's revelation that Israel broke into an Iranian archive of nuclear-related documents a year ago has damaged the state, senior ...



Locusts Hit Iran's Southern Provinces - RadioFardaLocusts Hit Iran's Southern Provinces  RadioFarda

Iranian Plant Protection Organization (IPPO) warned on Thursday, April 18, that if the necessary budget for fighting desert locusts is not provided within two ...



When Will Iran's Regime Finally Cave In?, Iran - Gatestone InstituteWhen Will Iran's Regime Finally Cave In?, Iran  Gatestone Institute

"Yes, the accused fled from a country where virtual bullies push against science, knowledge and expertise and resort to conspiracy theories to find a scapegoat ...



UNHCR stepping up support to Iran's flood affected communities - UNHCRUNHCR stepping up support to Iran's flood affected communities  UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working with the Iranian government to assist ongoing efforts to support people affected by the recent unprecedented ...



Oil prices climb as Trump to end Iran waivers, escalating feud - BNNBloomberg.caOil prices climb as Trump to end Iran waivers, escalating feud  BNNBloomberg.ca

The Trump administration said it won't renew waivers that let countries buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, a move that roiled energy markets and risks ...



How Netanyahu saved Assad, helped Russia and gave Iran the run of Syria | Opinion - HaaretzHow Netanyahu saved Assad, helped Russia and gave Iran the run of Syria | Opinion  Haaretz

As Assad consolidates power, Israel's prime minister is basking in plaudits for his 'prescient' strategy on Syria. But Netanyahu has been played - exposing Israel ...



America Just Declared War on Iran and Nobody Blinked - The American ConservativeAmerica Just Declared War on Iran and Nobody Blinked  The American Conservative

It is no longer a question of if Americans will die in a conflict with Iran, but when. The United States has long been engaged in a secret shadow war with Iran's ...