By decreasing sectarian tensions, a changing Taliban and post-revolution Iran, the two anti-American neighbours, have shown signs of goodwill to each other in recent years.
Experts argue that a regimented Iran led by a hardliner president might be more confident in dealing with the West.
Many moderate and reformist candidates were disqualified by the country’s Guardian Council, a vetting body dominated by clerics. But public opinion is shifting in favour of a moderate candidate.
The Islamic Republic’s cleric-dominated top Guardian Council disqualifies all moderate and reformist candidates ahead of the June presidential election, paving the way for a conservative victory.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran's uranium enrichment level would not be limited to 20 percent; it will be increased to whatever level the country needs.
For outsiders, all Shia groups know just one master, Iran, a Shia-majority country. But recent escalations between the two Shia groups disprove that understanding.
The new law gives 2015 pact’s European signatories two months to reduce sanctions on Iran’s oil and finance sectors, in the absence of which the government will halt UN inspections of its nuclear sites and step up uranium enrichment.
Iran's leadership is consistently finding that its armed proxies in the region cannot buy the country genuine political influence.
Iran's use of the George Floyd protests to hit back at American exceptionalism could reap dividends.
From Dublin to Wellington, Rotterdam to Paris, thousands gathered for protests this week in solidarity with the US demonstrations.
Iran has a longterm ideological and military aim that doesn't require the Syrian regime to reform, or redeem itself.
A stronger relationship between the two will trigger another headache for the US, but this time in its own hemisphere.
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