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The Islamic Republic of Iran today is a Shiite Islamic republic with a Sunni minority under a theocratic regime which is ruled by President Hassan Rouhani since 2013. Historically, it is home to some of the world's oldest civilizations including the Persian empire. Since the 1979 Islamic revolution Iran has become more and more conservative.

The open reactor with fuel rods are seen in a water pool inside the nuclear power plant Muehleberg during a yearly revision in Muehleberg, Switzerland August 16, 2012.
What does Iran lose from damage to advanced centrifuges in Natanz?
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Natanz nuclear site explosion looking worse for Iran amid internal crisis
An Iranian locally made cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, Iran June 17, 2020
Iran brags that new ‘missile cities’ are nightmare for enemies
Richard Grenell, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, attends the "Rally for Equal Rights at the United Nations (Protesting Anti-Israeli Bias)" aside of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 18, 2019
High-level US official slams Iran's Khamenei for execution of gays
View of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020.
Fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility caused significant damage
By REUTERS
Israel's new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi
Ashkenazi on Iran explosions: Our actions are better left unsaid
A man counts Iranian rials at a currency exchange shop before the start of the US sanctions on Tehran
Iran rial slides to new low as coronavirus, sanctions weigh
By REUTERS
Iranians wear protective face masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as they drive with the metro, in Tehran, Iran, May 20, 2020
Iran imposes new curbs as coronavirus toll rises
By REUTERS
View of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020.
Arabic media: Israeli cyberattack struck Natanz nuclear facility
Members of the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) take part in their graduation ceremony at a military camp in Kerbala
Coronavirus and sanctions hit Iran’s support of proxies in Iraq
By REUTERS
A view shows railway packages for containers with uranium hexafluoride salt, raw material for nuclear reactors, similar to the one be used for the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank
Are three mysterious explosions in Iran linked? - analysis
A U.S. F-16 fighter jet is seen on the tarmac if a military base in Balad, Iraq, July 20, 2015
Iranian-backed militias in Iraq accuse Israel of 'military operations'
A woman walks past the mural showing U.S. flag with barbed wire and the Statue Of Liberty with skull face in Tehran, Iran June 25, 2019.
Iran ramps up its 'maximum pressure' campaign on US, Israel, Saudi Arabia
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement after signing it in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington
US will fight, but Iran arms embargo is on death row - analysis
Explosion near Tehran, June 26, 2020
At least 17 dead in explosion in medical center in Tehran
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: A combination of file photos showing French President Emmanuel Macron attending a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2017, and Iran President Hassan Rouhani looking on at the Campidoglio palace in Rome, Italy, January 25, 2016
Iranian court confirms French-Iranian academic's 5-year sentence
By REUTERS
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (C) flanked by his two late sons Uday (L) and Qusay on December 13, 1996
Iran FM: We will never forget US, Europe complicity with Saddam Hussein
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi delivers a speech during the vote on the new government at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, May 7, 2020
Iran meddles in US-Iraq strategic talks
By MAYA CARLIN
Smoke rises after an air strike during fighting between members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria
At least nine pro-Iranian fighters killed in alleged Israeli airstrike
A woman displays a "Free Iran" sticker as thousands of Iranian opponents in exile stage a protest against the Teheran regime. Paris, France, February 8, 2019
Several factors behind record drop in Iranian Rial, analysts say
By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE
Iran's domestically-produced Saegheh fighter jets perform a flypast during a military parade to commemorate the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war in Tehran September 22, 2007
Could Iran’s air force ever be a threat to Israel or Europe?
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani  October 1, 2019.
Rouhani: Iran is ready for talks if US apologizes over nuclear pact
By REUTERS
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, March 4, 2020
Rouhani: US demand for talks with Iran is a lie
By REUTERS
Iranian workers stand in front of Bushehr nuclear power plant, 1,200 km south of Tehran
Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant reconnected to grid
Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi attends the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 16, 2019
UN watchdog presses Iran over nuke violations, Iran threatens retaliation
A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017
Iran still works to obtain weapons of mass destruction tech – German intel
Statue of former IRGC commander Qasem Soleimani in Jiroft, Iran
Pro-Iranian groups keep designing 'ugly' statues of Soleimani
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Iran slams IAEA, warns of proper response to counterproductive decision
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Coronavirus: Iran's daily death toll tops 100 for first time in 2 months
By REUTERS
Iranian armed forces members march during the ceremony of the National Army Day parade in Tehran, Iran September 22, 2019
Iran FM spokesman: US will 'kneel in front of Iranian nation'
A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017
UN: Arms seized by US, missiles in Saudi Arabia attack 'of Iranian origin'
By REUTERS
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani  October 1, 2019.
Iran’s Rouhani: We broke the knee of America that was on our throat
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Iran calls on France to stop interfering in internal, judicial affairs
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement after signing it in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington
US says door remains open for diplomacy with Iran
By REUTERS
A woman displays a "Free Iran" sticker as thousands of Iranian opponents in exile stage a protest against the Teheran regime. Paris, France, February 8, 2019
American detained in Iran since 2018 freed, on his way home, family says
By REUTERS
Dr. Sirous Asgari
Iranian professor acquitted of sanctions busting leaves US, Zarif says
By REUTERS
Workers of the state-oil company Pdvsa holding Iranian and Venezuelan flags greet during the arrival of the Iranian tanker ship "Fortune" at El Palito refinery in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela May 25, 2020
Iran ready to continue oil shipments to Venezuela
By REUTERS
General view of the debris of the Ukraine International Airlines, flight PS752, Boeing 737-800 plane that crashed after take-off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport, on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran January 8, 2020
Iran 'likely' to give Ukrainian airplane black box to France – report
Members of the medical team spray disinfectant to sanitize indoor place of Imam Reza's holy shrine, following the coronavirus outbreak, in Mashhad, Iran February 27, 2020
Mosques in Iran to resume daily prayers - president
By REUTERS
Trump and Khamenei
Twitter censors Trump for glorifying violence, lets Iran threaten Israel
The Tomb of Serah, daughter of Asher, Pir Bakran, Iran
Stolen Hebrew, Persian inscriptions returned to Jewish site in Iran
A Houthi holds up an image of Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, the movement leader, during protests against the Saudi Arabian-led coalition
Iran is increasingly promoting antisemitic Houthi leader from Yemen
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani  October 1, 2019.
Iran passes law banning use of Israeli technology
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
The Imam Ali Mosque is pictured in Hamburg, Germany, February 2, 2017
German party seeks to ban Iranian-regime center in Hamburg
Demonstrators attend an 'al-Quds Day' protest rally in Berlin, Germany, July 11, 2015
Rise in violent Iranian regime supporters in Berlin - Intel report
Members of the medical team spray disinfectant to sanitize indoor place of Imam Reza's holy shrine, following the coronavirus outbreak, in Mashhad, Iran February 27, 2020
Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites for Eid al-Fitr - president
By REUTERS
A banner hangs on a bridge on Palestine street showing pictures of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the late Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the late Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, during the annual al-Qud
Iraqi protesters tear down Iranian 'Quds Day' posters - report
A Spanish Civil Guard boat sails past Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 as it sits anchored after it was seized in July by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria, in the Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain August 13, 2019
Tanker fleet nears Venezuela amid US tensions
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures as he delivers a Friday prayer sermon in Tehran on January 17
Wiesenthal to Germany, Austria: Recall ambassadors to protest Iran
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures as he delivers a Friday prayer sermon in Tehran on January 17
German government condemns Iran’s call to 'destroy Israel'
A poster Khamenei's office published on his website for Quds day
Iran’s threats against Israel - unprecedented in international community
Iranian journalism, Nada Amin, who received asylum in Israel, organized a demonstration in support of the Iranian people and their protests against the regime in Iran, at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, on January 2, 2018.
Thousands of Iranians ask Israel for asylum, help
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech on the occasion of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, in Tehran
Iran’s supreme leader releases anti-Israel 'final solution' poster
People pose in front of a display showing the word 'cyber' in binary code, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica
Israel reportedly linked to cyberattack on Iranian port - Washington Post
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, May 14, 2019
Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria - Iran's Supreme Leader
By REUTERS
Damage is seen on Iranian-owned Sabiti oil tanker sailing in the Red Sea, Oct. 2019
Iran summons amb. over possible US measures against Venezuela shipment
By REUTERS
An Iranian Officer of Revolutionary Guards, with Israel flag drawn on his boots, is seen during graduation ceremony, held for the military cadets in a military academy, in Tehran, Iran June 30, 2018
Iran media: Israel 'cancerous' and a 'virus' after burning of Esther tomb
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, March 4, 2020
Are Iran’s Afghan ‘cannon fodder’ in Syrian corridor to confront US?
FILE PHOTO: A combination of file photos showing French President Emmanuel Macron attending a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2017, and Iran President Hassan Rouhani looking on at the Campidoglio palace in Rome, Italy, January 25, 2016
Iran sentences French academic to six years in prison
By REUTERS
The UN Security Council
US envoy to return UN sanctions on Iran if arms embargo not extended
By REUTERS
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Thursday any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would result in "all-out war"
Why the Iran-US standoff is going to get worse - analysis
ranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tehran, Iran, April 1, 2020.
Coronavirus: Iran locks down southwest county after spike in cases
By REUTERS
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech on the occasion of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, in Tehran, Iran March 20, 2020
COVID-19, hostages, drowning: Iranian regime criminality may be increasing
A supporter of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah carries pictures of the late Iran's Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani during a rally commemorating the annual Hezbollah's slain leaders in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon February 16, 2020
Iran praises Palestinian PFLP for commemorating Soleimani on Quds Day
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a news conference in the Press Briefing Room at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 7, 2020
Letter urges Pompeo to pursue diplomacy in extending Iran arms embargo
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Iranians burn an effigy in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest marking the annual al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day) on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Tehran, Iran June 8, 2018
Iran weighs holding its anti-Israel 'Quds Day' amid pandemic
The UN Security Council
US hopeful UN Security Council will extend arms embargo on Iran
By REUTERS
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Iran is the 'world’s chief trafficker in antisemitism,' says US monitor
An Iranian Shahed 171 drone dropping a bomb as part of a military exercise in the Gulf, in Iran
Inside the Iranian IRGC’s secretive drone unit
An Iranian Officer of Revolutionary Guards, with Israel flag drawn on his boots, is seen during graduation ceremony, held for the military cadets in a military academy, in Tehran, Iran June 30, 2018
How has coronavirus changed the Iranian threat to Israel?
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani  October 1, 2019.
Rouhani says Iran would 'never' initiate a regional conflict with the US
By REUTERS
An SH-60 Sea Hawk flies over the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during a vertical replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Gulf
Trump to US Navy: Destroy Iranian ships if they harass us at sea
By REUTERS
PEOPLE STAGE a mock hanging as they protest outside the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin on February 4, 2013, where Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi was due to deliver a speech.
Iran executes Kurdish prisoner who escaped to avoid coronavirus
An undated file picture shows an Israeli soldier firing an anti-tank missile Spike-LR, manufactured by an Israeli Defense contractor. Israeli Defense Ministry said December 29, 2003, it signed a deal worth about $250 million to produce and supply anti-tank missiles to Poland.
Why is Iran bragging about 'replicating' an Israeli missile?
Iranian military personnel stand on a submarine during a naval parade on the last day of the Velayat-90 war game in the Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran January 3, 2012. Iran will take action if a U.S. aircraft carrier which left the area because of Iranian naval exercises retu
Ex-Mossad official: Iran nuke submarine idea cover for uranium enrichment
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow, Russia December 30, 2019.
Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif in Syria to meet with Assad
Members of firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as they disinfect the streets, ahead of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, March 20, in Tehran, Iran March 18, 2020.
Iran extends prisoner furloughs, closure of holy sites amid coronavirus
By REUTERS
Volunteers from Basij forces wearing protective suits and face masks spray disinfectant in the streets, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Tehran, Iran April 3, 2020
Iran reporting over 5,000 deaths, over 80,000 cases of COVID-19
By REUTERS
Iranian versions of the American RQ-170 drone which were used in a military exercise in the Gulf in Iran, involving dozens of drones, are seen on the a runway, in this undated handout photo.
Iran shows off drones that can reach Israel, threat increases
A military vehicle carrying Iranian Zoobin smart bomb (L) and Sagheb missile under pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) and Late Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011.
Iran parades medical supplies, not missiles, on Army Day
By REUTERS
A VOLUNTEER sprays disinfectant at a bus station in Tehran during the coronavirus outbreak earlier this month
Which way is Iran leaning as coronavirus, nuke embarrassments mount?
A man wearing a protective face mask, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sits at a bus stop in Qom, Iran March 24, 2020
Father of son murdered by Iran: Sanctions-lift will aid regime, not people
U.S. soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020
US moves new missile defense systems to Ain Al-Assad airbase in Iraq
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: Members of the media and officials tour the water nuclear reactor at Arak, Iran December 23, 2019. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
Iran defies EU, declaring continued nuclear uranium enrichment
VOLUNTEERS FROM the Basij forces get ready to disinfect the streets, amid coronavirus fears, in Tehran, last week.
'After coronavirus: Iran may provoke more on nuke front' - ex-CIA official
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, March 4, 2020
Coronavirus: Iran's Rouhani slams the US for 'medical terrorism'
By REUTERS
No sanctions relief for Iran.
Coronavirus: Iran approves tapping sovereign wealth fund to fight COVID-19
By REUTERS
People wear a protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as they walk at the Grand bazar, ahead of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, March 20, in Tehran, Iran March 19, 2020
Iran’s virus deaths soar over 10,000 as regime deceives public - report
A volunteer from Basij forces sprays disinfectant as he sanitizes a bus station, amid coronavirus disease fears, in Tehran, Iran
Iranian official calls for probe into US role in creation of coronavirus
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Iranian women wear protective masks to prevent contracting coronavirus, as they walk in the street in Tehran, Iran February 25, 2020.
Iranian dissidents oppose IMF loan to Tehran’s rulers
ranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tehran, Iran, April 1, 2020.
US expert: HRW report against Iran sanctions not ‘credible’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seen during meeting with health ministry top officials in Tehran
Rouhani: US sanctions not impeding fight against coronavirus
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, March 4, 2020
US believes Iran 'directly involved' in killing dissident in Turkey
By REUTERS
AN IRAN AIR Boeing 747
German health minister stops flights from Iran due to lack of transparency
A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, Iran
If US eases sanctions on Iran, how much quicker could it produce a nuke?
Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards march during a military parade to commemorate the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war in Tehran
Iran is ramping up threats to US in Iraq - analysis
Members of firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as they disinfect the streets, ahead of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, March 20, in Tehran, Iran March 18, 2020.
Iran has nearly 67,000 people with coronavirus symptoms – report
Saint Sarkis Cathedral and a building with a mural of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran December 21, 2019
Iran refuses to release Christian prisoners despite coronavirus outbreak
A cleric man wears a protective mask amid concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, at Najaf airport in the holy city of Najaf upon his arrival from Iran
Iran's regime deceived public about lack of coronavirus kits – report
Soldiers of the German armed forces Bundeswehr hold the Iranian flag during a ceremony for the diplomatic accreditation of the new ambassador of Iran to Germany in Berlin
Iraqi pro-Iran cleric calls to expel envoys over LGBTQ support
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