The Iranian Revolution claimed to represent the voice of the poor when coming to power in 1979, but this week arrested a rapper who voices the struggles of the poor.
The Islamic republic has also built a 1,000-km pipeline to carry its oil from Goreh, in the southwestern Bushehr province, to the new terminal in the country's southeast.
Websites that appear to have been abruptly taken offline by US authorities include state television English-language arm Press TV. Others include Yemeni Houthi rebels' Al Masirah satellite news channel.
The two rivals held first direct talks in years, but experts say several sticking points remain.
Since January, Iran has begun enriching uranium at up to 20 percent purity, a technical step away from weapons-grade levels.
UN Special Rapporteur on Iran calls for easing of US sanctions on Iran.
US says it's disappointed by Tehran’s rejection to join a meeting but remained ready to "re-engage in meaningful diplomacy" and would consult with the other major powers.
The State Department has said the US would accept an invitation from the European Union to attend a meeting of the participants in the original agreement.
International Court of Justice President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said the tribunal "finds consequently that it has jurisdiction ... to entertain the application filed by the Islamic Republic of Iran."
The US has long employed the power of its currency to dictate the foreign policies of other countries.
FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran under mysterious circumstances more than a decade ago.
The UN envoys for Britain, France and Germany said that they remain committed to retain the nuclear agreement with Iran.
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