President Ebrahim Raisi says the armed forces will not let Israel rest if it takes action targeting Tehran, days after he warned neighbouring Iraq against using its territory for activities that disrupt Iran's security.
With several minority groups living in harmony, the Islamic nation is a melting pot of people and cultures.
The year 1979 is a turning point in the history of the region, as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Islamic revolution in Iran and ‘Seige of Mecca’ laid the groundwork for the rise and victory of the Taliban over forty years later.
Iranian social media has been awash with criticism of new music video by popular underground Iranian singer, “Sasy,” who over the years has become known for contentious lyrics that Iran's conservatives see as tainting the country's moral probity.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was convicted of sedition and jailed for five years in September 2016, was due for release in March 2021.
The anniversary of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 is part of an Iranian-American war that continues to this day.
Part IV: We Want Equal Rights - this is the fourth 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.
Wax mannequins silently portray the horrific acts of torture that once were carried out at the Anti-Sabotage Joint Committee Prison that was run under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
The president's inauguration ceremony was attended by many international officials. Rouhani faces enormous challenges, including deepening political divisions among the country's ruling elite and US President Donald Trump's aggressive Iran policy.
Iran's most powerful authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday called Iranians to take part in Friday's demonstrations to show Iran is not frightened of American "threats."
The State Department reiterated that the payment was not a ransom for the release of American prisoners
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