Acknowledgement of the violence came in a television package that criticised international Farsi-language channels for their reporting on the crisis after Amnesty International said at least 208 people were killed in the crackdown.
Nazanin Zahgari-Ratcliffe and her husband recently ended their hunger strike to protest her imprisonment for espionage in Iran.
Experts say Iran and its adversaries could benefit from the ongoing naval escalation and also question the timing of Thursday's attacks on oil tankers as Japan's PM Shinzo Abe was having a meeting with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
Part V: Traitors to the Islamic Republic - this is the fifth in a series of articles that looks at how the Iranian Revolution came to be in 1979, and where it has led Iran over the course of four decades.
The Iranian president met Iraqi president Barham Salih and Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Sistani is a sign to Washington in times where US officials visited Iraq frequently.
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians across the country attended events marking the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, where the rallying cry ranged from "Death to America" to "Death to Israel".
Part III: A Sign of Things to Come - this is the third in a series of articles that looks at how the Iranian Revolution came to be in 1979, and where it has led Iran over the course of four decades.
CIA director Mike Pompeo said he sent a letter to Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, warning Tehran would be held accountable for any attacks it conducted on American interests in Iraq.
Iran votes in second round of parliamentary elections for nearly a quarter of parliament's seats.
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