The unsurprising victory of Ebrahim Raisi will further entrench the hardline establishment, to the detriment of Iranians who have sacrificed their lives and livelihood for basic freedoms.
Iran says its navy warned US vessels to stop "provocative and aimless shooting".
Could the leaked Javad Zarif tape end up inadvertently giving centrists and reformists a greater chance in the upcoming elections?
With China and Russia pushing their weight around the region, any further delays on a nuclear deal with Iran will end up costing the US dearly.
After multiple attempts at procuring the Israeli missile defense system, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries may benefit from the Iron Dome battery by way of its United States ally.
The deployment of a US supercarrier to the Arabian gulf sends a message of deterrence to Iran in spite of the risk it incurs.
Tehran maintains its ‘policy doesn’t change with presidents’ and will drive a tougher bargain with US President-elect Joe Biden before resuming talks over its nuclear program.
The US alleges Iran's satellite programme is a cover for its development of missiles, while the Islamic republic has previously insisted its aerospace activities comply with its international obligations.
Soleimani was well known for maintaining a low profile and moving with a tight security detail and yet the US had precise coordinates to bump him off.
While the Saudi kingdom has developed a compact fighting mechanism aided by superior air support, Tehran has gained significant battleground experience in the last few decades, accompanied by long-range ballistic capability.
Internet security firm FireEye said a network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages supporting Iran and against US President Donald Trump during the 2018 congressional elections.
The statement from the head of Iranian parliament’s national security committee came after reports that the United States is expected to designate the Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organisation next week.
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