The decision to label the IRGC as a terrorist organisation is unnecessarily provocative from the Trump administration.
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.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has recently adopted an unusually aggressive tone against Washington and with his Iraq visit, experts say the Shia leader wants to send a message to both his internal and external rivals that he can hold his ground.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigned late without warning, offering an "apology" to the nation as the nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers stands on the verge of collapse after the US withdrawal from the accord.
Behind Ahmadinejad's witty use of Twitter could lie a more serious message. Is he taking aim at the Iranian establishment?
The demonstrations have been triggered by economic factors but a look at the protest slogans, and the potential figures backing the protests, shows that there might be more to the unrest.
The Iranian government is once again at a crossroads, but this time, President Rouhani's moderation could turn the anti-establishment wave against the country's hardliners.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stresses the importance of stability in Iran during a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. Meanwhile, tens of thousands rally across Iran in a massive show of support for the government.
Although economic and political conditions in the country provide plausible reasons for protests, they remain on a small scale, making them incomparable to the massive protests in 2009.
Besides the killing of a policeman, at least 12 protesters were shot dead in demonstrations across several cities on Sunday. At least two people died earlier in the protests that began on Thursday to draw attention to economic hardship.
Protestors have spilled out on to the roads and clashed with police in multiple cities as anger mounts over struggling economy and indifference of the government, which is more focused on regional politics.
It took Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab seven days to testify against former deputy CEO of Turkish state-run Halkbank Mehmet Hakan Atilla for "breaching US sanctions on Iran."
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