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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.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari.
German athletes association urges Iran be banned from Olympics
Members of the Iranian Army take part in the annual military drill, dubbed “Zolphaghar 99”, in the Gulf of Oman, Iran on September 7, 2020
Would Iran really risk war with US by killing an ambassador?
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia, US
CIA: Iran seeks to assassinate US Ambassador to South Africa – report
U.S. soldiers are seen during a handover ceremony of Taji military base from US-led coalition troops to Iraqi security forces, in the base north of Baghdad, Iraq August 23, 2020.
Pro-Iran media celebrates Trump’s 'endless wars' withdrawal
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British minister opposes death penalty for Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari
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More German intel confirms Iran seeks tech for weapons of mass destruction
Rawarpoor stumbles upon a Persian-Israeli in a Tel viv flea market, where they exchange views on the current situation in Iran
Persian network shows Iranians another side of Israel
By SARAH MOOSAZADEH
Prison cell block
CPJ urges Iran to stop arresting journalists, release Kayvan Samimi
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi addresses the media after a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Vienna, Austria June 15, 2020
IAEA chief in Iran for key meeting on Monday
iran soccer fans 298
Former Iran soccer team coach denounced for rejecting anti-Israel policies
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to speak to reporters following a meeting with members of the UN Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal and calling for the restoration of sanctions against Iran at UN headquarters in New York, US, August 20, 2020
China moves to block US triggering of snapback UNSC sanctions on Iran
A MISSILE unveiled by Iran is launched in an unknown location in this photo released yesterday.
How would president Biden deal with the Iran nuclear standoff?
The United Nations Security Council meets about the situation in Venezuela in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 26, 2019
UN Security Council votes on Iran arms embargo, result Friday
By REUTERS
US special representative for Iran Brian Hook speaks during a joint news conference with Bahrain Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani (not pictured), in Manama, Bahrain June 29, 2020.
Iran's judiciary calls to file lawsuit against ex-US envoy Brian Hook
US special representative for Iran Brian Hook speaks during a joint news conference with Bahrain Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani (not pictured), in Manama, Bahrain June 29, 2020.
Is Iran's regime pleased with Brian Hook’s departure or worried?
Iranian police stand near the parliament's building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017
Video of gunmen shooting, kidnapping body, shocks Tehran
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech on the occasion of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, in Tehran
Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with US over missile, nuclear programs
By REUTERS
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, D.C., US, July 30, 2020
Mike Pompeo says US has expanded scope of Iran metals sanctions
By REUTERS
Iran's refurbished mockup aircraft carrier (C-L), used previously as a simulated U.S. target during a February, 2015 Iranian naval war games exercise, is seen at its home port of Bandar Abbas, Iran February 15, 2020
Iran uses new satellite to track war games in Strait of Hormuz
Iran's refurbished mockup aircraft carrier, used previously as a simulated U.S. target during a February, 2015 Iranian naval war games exercise, is seen at its home port of Bandar Abbas, Iran February 15, 2020
Iran’s bizarre, giant fake US aircraft carrier towed to Straits of Hormuz
FILE PHOTO: An Airbus A340-300 of Iranian airline Mahan Air taxis at Duesseldorf airport, Germany, January 16, 2019.
Iranian judiciary: Passengers on 'harassed' airliner can sue US
By REUTERS
Fire at shipyard in Bushehr, Iran, July 15, 2020
Did Mossad's 2018 Iran operation pave way for 2020 explosions? - analysis
A handout satellite image shows a closeup view of a building damaged by fire at the Natanz nuclear facility in Natanz, Iran July 8, 2020.
Explosions in Iran not toppling Ayatollahs – experts
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi as they wear protective masks, in Tehran, Iran, July 21, 2020.
Iran’s maximum pressure on Iraq to remove US forces
Old rope with hangman’s noose (illustrative).
Iran executes ‘US and Israeli spy’ as a message to Washington
People stage a protest against the execution by Iran of up to 20 Kurds
Iran calls off executions of three protesters Trump tweeted about
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 increasingly obsessed with China deal, blames Israel for controversy
An oil tanker off the coast of Tartus, Syria
Tanker that 'disappeared' was hijacked to Iran, crew say
A US Navy helicopter continues fighting a fire on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego, in San Diego, California, US July 13, 2020
Iran media highlights US fires in response to explosions at home
Explosion near Tehran, June 26, 2020
Oil pipeline explodes in west Iran - report
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 has sent black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to France - official
By REUTERS
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seen wearing a face mask during a meeting, in Tehran, Iran, July 4 2020.
Iran's Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with COVID-19
By REUTERS
Women hold pictures of Iranian Maj.Gen. Qasem Soleimani during a funeral procession and burial in his hometown, Kerman, on Tuesday.
'Commander of Peace': Iran produces documentary on Qasem Soleimani
Missiles and drone aircrafts are seen on display at an exhibition at an unidentified location in Yemen in this undated handout photo released by the Houthi Media Office
Natanz retaliation test run: Iran practices with missiles, drones in Yemen
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, China May 13, 2018
Proposed China-Iran deal is bad news for Israel
Qasem Soleimani, commander of IRGC Quds Force
US 'begged' Iran not to retaliate for Soleimani killing, deputy FM says
View of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020.
Fire breaks out at petrochemical facility in southwest Iran
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 agency says chain of errors caused Ukrainian plane crash - report
By REUTERS
Iran's Kish Island 390
Iran’s Kish island trade operators reject island being sold to China rumor
The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran
Iran's president calls for ban on weddings, wakes to halt virus spread
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 will develop oil industry despite US sanctions - Oil Minister
By REUTERS
A handout satellite image shows a general view of the Natanz nuclear facility after a fire, in Natanz, Iran July 8, 2020
How have Iran's intelligence forces broken down in face of explosions?
Explosion near Tehran, June 26, 2020
Explosions, power outages reported near Tehran
A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, Iran
Iran sought illegal goods for nuke program - German federal intel
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen near a "3 Khordad" system which is said to had been used to shoot down a U.S. military drone, according to news agency Fars, in this undated handout picture
Will Iran deploy its 3rd Khordad lethal air defense in Syria?
View of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020.
Three-quarters of Natanz centrifuge assembly hall destroyed - nuke experts
A Houthi supporter looks on as he carries a weapon during a gathering in Sanaa, Yemen April 2, 2020
Pompeo: US seized Iranian weapons on way to Houthi rebels in Yemen
By REUTERS
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a meeting at the Diaoyutai state guest house in Beijing, China December 31, 2019.
Iran denies it will give China rights to islands for new trade deal
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
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
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