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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.

WOMEN HOLD pictures of Iranian Maj.-Gen. Qasem Soleimani during a funeral procession and burial at his hometown in Kerman

Inside Iranian Gen. Soleimani’s imminent threats that led to US airstrike

Military personnel place a flag on a submarine during the Velayat-90 war games by the Iranian navy in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran responds to attack on Israeli ship: We monitor Israel's behavior in region

PEOPLE GATHER around the water nuclear reactor at Arak, Iran, in December 2019.

Iran’s strategy is 'threaten, rinse, repeat' to get concessions - expert

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends a news conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Istanbul, Turkey, January 29, 2021

Iran and Turkey appear to be on collision course in Iraq - analysis

IRANIAN PRESIDENT Hassan Rouhani (right) and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Who wanted to pay the price of moral action to truly stop Iran?

Iran rejects EU, US offer to hold direct talks on nuclear deal

By REUTERS
Ali Shamkhani

Iran: US airstrikes in Syria encourage terrorism in the region

By REUTERS
Maj.-Gen. Hossein Salami visits underground missile site of Iran's Revolutionary Guards

How a US intelligence analyst thinks Biden should handle Iran

IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER Mohammad Javad Zarif in Caracas last year.

Why is Iran so good at nuclear diplomacy?

PEOPLE GATHER around the water nuclear reactor at Arak, Iran, in December 2019.

Iran will scale back nuclear commitments if 2015 obligations not revived

By REUTERS
Reza Pahlavi, the last heir apparent to the defunct throne of the Imperial State of Iran and the current head of the exiled House of Pahlavi speaks during an interview with Reuters in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2018.

Fmr. Iranian crown prince: Nuclear deal a mistake, Ayatollahs won't change

A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison June 13, 2006.

Iran's use of ‘electric shocks’ on gay children is torture, says UN report

PEOPLE GATHER around the water nuclear reactor at Arak, Iran, in December 2019.

US said weeks, IDF said years - How long will it really take Iran to get a bomb?

A nurse prepares Russia's "Sputnik-V" vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for inoculation at a clinic in Tver, Russia October 12, 2020.

Vaccine debate rages in Iran as region pushes forward with inoculation

By DANIEL SONNENFELD/MEDIA LINE
An Iranian policeman takes out his gun ahead of a hanging.

Iran cleric: People who are vaccinated for COVID have ‘become homosexuals’

US President-Elect Joe Biden in this file photo from July 14 2020

Iran-based dissidents urge Biden to keep sanctions on Islamic Republic

Flags from Iran and the United States  at the California Convention for a Free Iran, Los Angeles, US, January 11, 2020

Iran is totally confused on how to approach Biden - analysis

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a virtual speech, on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, in Tehran, Iran November 3, 2020.

Top Iran leader posts Trump-like image with drone, vows revenge

By REUTERS
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, US, September 26, 2019

Iran's Rouhani says 'ball in US court' over nuclear deal return

By REUTERS
Antony Blinken, US President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, speaks as Biden announces his national security team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware on November 24, 2020.

Top incoming Biden aides say no quick Iran deal - analysis

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 Zarif: avoid 'absurd nonsense' about Tehran's nuclear work

By REUTERS
A missile unveiled by Iran is launched in an unknown location in Iran in this picture received by Reuters on August 20, 2020

Massive Iran missile drill is message to US, Gulf and Israel - analysis

US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem on August 24.

Pompeo to 'Post': Biden appeasing Iran would be bad for US security

VIEW OF a damaged building after a fire broke out at Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan on July 2.

Ex-intel, atomic chiefs: Why are there so many Iran nuke estimates?

Vigil held for Navid Afkari, a wrestler killed by the Iranian regime, in Toronto, Canada

Iran's regime to execute another champion wrestler

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a protective face mask, during a virtual meeting with lawmakers in Tehran

Twitter removes COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy tweet by Iran's Khamenei

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, May 14, 2019

Leading Iranian dissident urges Twitter to suspend Khamenei’s accounts

IRGC siezes ship near Bu Musa Island, Iran

Iran’s naval drill marks humiliation anniversary in message to US admin

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

Iran will expel UN nuclear watchdog inspectors unless sanctions are lifted

By REUTERS
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a virtual speech, on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, in Tehran, Iran November 3, 2020.

Iran leader Khamenei bans imports of US, British COVID-19 vaccines

By REUTERS
US Capitol building

FBI probing Soleimani-related ‘threat’ to fly plane into US Capitol

Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz

Iran says South Korea holding $7 bln Iran funds 'hostage'

By REUTERS
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during a meeting with Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Janša in Jerusalem, December 8, 2020

Netanyahu: Increased enrichment shows Iran seeks nuclear weapons

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter conducts flight control checks on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Indian Ocean November 25, 2020. Picture taken November 25, 2020

The 'USS Nimitz' turns around: US 100,000-ton message to Iran

Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s IRGC seizes South Korean tanker in naval piracy

US PRESIDENT-ELECT Joe Biden announces Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for secretary of transportation in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday.

Memo to Biden: Saudi Arabia is a bad actor, but Iran is worse - analysis

Iranian women wearing protective face masks walk in Darband street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran June 12, 2020

Iran says US approved its funds transfer to buy COVID vaccines

By REUTERS
Israel and Iran flags

US General Milley's visit to Israel sends strong signal to Iran - analysis

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and John Bolton (R)

In first, Iran media appears to praise John Bolton for comments

INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi talks at the opening of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, on Monday.

Top UN inspector: Biden’s plan to rejoin the Iran deal will not be easy

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
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.

Brian Hook: No more Arab-Israeli peace deals if Biden mollifies Iran

Ruhollah Zam, a dissident journalist who was captured in what Tehran calls an intelligence operation, speaks during his trial in Tehran, Iran June 2, 2020

Iran execution spree continues; first wrestler, now journalist - analysis

An Israeli naval vessel sails in the Mediterranean sea near the border with Lebanon, as Mount Carmel and the Israeli city of Haifa are seen in the background December 16, 2013

Iran media says Lebanon outplayed US in Israel maritime talks

US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo speaks with the Emirati Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in January 2019.

Dermer: What keeps me awake is not proposed F35 sale to UAE, but Iran

Clockwise from top left: Qasem Soleimnani ,Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Imad Mughniyeh

A generation of fighters who died by the sword

INSS DIRECTOR-GENERAL and former Military Intelligence head Amos Yadlin: ‘The assessment that the Iranians are leaving Syria is a wish.’

Yadlin: Iran may wait until end of Trump era to retaliate

IAEA director-general Rafael Grossi listens as head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi delivers his speech at the opening of the IAEA General Conference at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 21, 2020

Iran feeding uranium gas into advanced centrifuges underground - IAEA

A woman walks in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran November 2, 2019

US imposes Iran-related sanctions on individuals, companies

By REUTERS
People shout slogans against Israel while burning a makeshift Israeli flag during a protest against Trump's Jerusalem declaration, in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo, Egypt December 7, 2017.

Iran official to students: Burn Israeli flags at home this year due to COVID

A handout satellite image shows a general view of the Natanz nuclear facility after a fire, in Natanz, Iran July 8, 2020

Beware of Iran's underground nuclear facility - analysis

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran, July 25, 2005

US issues fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting state oil sector

By REUTERS
Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf, a parliamentary candidate, casts his vote at a mosque in downtown Tehran, Iran February 21, 2020

Is the IRGC pushing Ghalibaf to run for president of Iran?

Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants take part in the funeral of their comrade in the southern Gaza Strip November 14, 2019

Why is Iran suddenly interested in Palestinian Islamic Jihad again?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani casts his vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Tehran, Iran February 21, 2020

Iran confronts growing criticism of gov't at home

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran, July 25, 2005

Iran says it tested radar and Bavar-373 air defense

A missile is launched during the annual military drill, dubbed “Zolphaghar 99”, in the Gulf of Oman with the participation of Navy, Air and Ground forces, Iran on September 9, 2020.

Iran's massive air defense drill to cover 'half the country'

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei surrounded by military officials

How the end of the arms embargo disastrously splits Iranian terror, nukes

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei surrounded by military officials

UN arms embargo on Iran ends

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un

Iran, North Korea had an abysmal 2020 - analysis

Jafar Mahallati speaks at TEDxTehran

Iranian diplomat turned US professor accused of crimes against humanity

A missile is launched during the annual military drill, dubbed “Zolphaghar 99”, in the Gulf of Oman with the participation of Navy, Air and Ground forces, Iran on September 9, 2020

Iran showcases anti-ship ballistic missile to threaten US carriers

Giant Olympic Rings are installed at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, ahead of an official inauguration ceremony, six months before the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, January 17, 2020

Olympics slammed for not caring about murder of Iranian wrestler

A woman walks in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran November 2, 2019

US expected to impose new sanctions on Iran's financial sector - source

By REUTERS
Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari.

Olympics refuses to discuss Iranian regime’s murder of wrestler

French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah

Iran grants furlough to jailed French-Iranian academic - lawyer

By REUTERS
Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari.

Iran’s regime secluded witness to brutal torture of champion wrestler

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari.

Fire bomb hits Iranian court where wrestler was sentenced to death

A military vehicle of members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Iraqi Border Guards are seen on the Iraqi side of Mandali border crossing between Iraq and Iran, in Mandali, Iraq July 11, 2020.

Iran and Iraq commit to boosting border cooperation and trade

By REUTERS
AN IRAN AIR Boeing 747

Iran refurbishes Boeing 747 as it prepares for end of arms embargo

IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER Mohammad Javad Zarif shares a laugh with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Monday

What are Iran’s calculations against the US today?

A handout satellite image shows a general view of the Natanz nuclear facility after a fire, in Natanz, Iran July 8, 2020

Iran won't have nuke in 2020 despite US official's claim - analysis

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari.

German athletes association urges Iran be banned from Olympics

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia, US

CIA: Iran seeks to assassinate US Ambassador to South Africa – report

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?

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

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna

British minister opposes death penalty for Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna

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

Explosion near Tehran, June 26, 2020

Oil pipeline explodes in west Iran - report

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

People stage a protest against the execution by Iran of up to 20 Kurds

Iran calls off executions of three protesters Trump tweeted about

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

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