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Iran threatens retaliation over car bombing that killed 27  Fox News

The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car ...

Fox News
Europe says it will stick with the Iran deal, defying a U.S. demand  The Washington Post

Vice President Pence had launched a broadside against Europeans for skirting U.S. sanctions.

The Washington Post
Kamal Kharazi: 'Iran has the right to develop its own armaments'  Aljazeera.com

It has been 40 years since the overthrow of the Shah of Iran in a revolution that saw his rule replaced with the Islamic Republic. On Talk to Al Jazeera, we speak ...

Aljazeera.com
Iran: Sabotage may be behind failed satellite launches  Seattle Times

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says sabotage by the U.S. is a possible reason for Tehran's failed attempts to launch two satellites in recent months.

Seattle Times
Iran Intelligence Expert Discusses Iran's Efforts To Spy On The U.S.  NPR

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Heather Williams, an Iran intelligence expert at the Rand Corporation, about the former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer ...

NPR
Iran faces a long road before using blockchain to evade US sanctions | TheHill  The Hill

It does signal Iran's strategic intent to use blockchain technology to develop long-term sanctions resistance.

The Hill
Iran asks Pakistan to move against attackers, warns Saudi  Reuters

Iran urged neighboring Pakistan on Saturday to crack down on militants who killed 27 of its Revolutionary Guards in an attack near the border or expect military ...

Reuters
Air Force Defector to Iran Severely Damaged U.S. Intelligence Efforts, Ex-Officials Say  The New York Times

Monica Elfriede Witt had access to the names of double agents working for the American government and knew the workings of United States military operations ...

The New York Times
US ambassador slams German gov't for celebrating Iran's revolution  The Jerusalem Post

The high-profile American Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell hammered the German government on Thursday for celebrating the Iranian Islamic ...

The Jerusalem Post
Top US admiral in Middle East warns of growing Iranian threat  CNN

Iran is in possession of improved and dangerous weapons systems that give Tehran the ability to threaten some of the world's most important waterways, ...

CNN
Trump Wants To Use Iraqi Base To Watch Iran. Now Iraqi Parties Want U.S. Forces Out  NPR

Parliamentary groups are pushing for a vote on the U.S. military presence in Iraq after President Trump said its Ain al-Asad base would serve as an Iran watch ...

NPR
Suicide bomber targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard kills 27  Washington Post

State-run news agency in Iran is reporting a suicide bombing in the country's southeast has killed at least 20 elite Revolutionary Guard personnel and wounded ...

Washington Post
Ex-SA ambassador to Iran arrested over MTN/Iran cellphone deal  IOL

Former South African ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Saloojee, was arrested this week in connection with a R1.4 million bribe he allegedly received.

IOL
U.S. ally Turkey looks to Russia and Iran to protect its interests  NBC News

Turkey sees Russia and Iran as the key players in Syria, and has clashed with Washington over its support for the Kurds and sanctions on Tehran.

NBC News
40 years after Iranian revolution, siblings reflect on fear and freedom  ABC News

When Fereydoun Najafi Aria was 18, he was arrested, tortured and thrown in jail. Decades on, he feels lucky to have survived.

ABC News
Don’t Hand Iran a Victory in Yemen  National Review

Backing a bad actor to stop an even worse one remains the only sensible U.S. policy in the Arabian Peninsula.

National Review
Keep Your Revolution to Yourself, Iran  The Wall Street Journal

Yemen suffers the brunt of Tehran's regional ambitions.

The Wall Street Journal
Iran’s Women Are Not For Turning  Bloomberg

Despite the state's efforts to break up the women's movement, it has endured — and adapted to the times.

Bloomberg
At Trump Forum, Countries Share a Foe (Iran) and Awkwardness (a Lot of It)  The New York Times

WARSAW — It was supposed to be a summit meeting of historical adversaries that gathered to unite against a common foe, Iran. But any expectation that ...

The New York Times
Screaming Mary of 1979 revolution is now Iran's moderate voice  The Times

She was known as “Screaming Mary”, the unblinking young revolutionary in a headscarf delivering nightly televised rants against American imperialism ...

The Times
Twitter Just Removed A Tweet From An Account Linked To Iran’s Supreme Leader  BuzzFeed News

Twitter removed a tweet from an account that reportedly belongs to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Friday for appearing to call for the ...

BuzzFeed News
ICJ rules Iran has legal claim to $2bn in assets frozen by US  Aljazeera.com

Tehran says it owns $2bn in frozen assets, but US court ruled cash must be given to victims of attacks blamed on Iran.

Aljazeera.com
Iran: Still Waiting for the Blockchain Revolution  Cointelegraph

The Iranian national digital currency is still underway. Time for an overview on a controversial issue in a controversial country.

Cointelegraph
Jason Rezaian discusses his time in an Iranian prison  CBS News

On "The Takeout" this week, the U.S. journalist who was imprisoned in Iran for over a year talks with Major Garrett.

CBS News
The Next U.S. President Should Rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal  Foreign Policy

To the surprise of many analysts (us included), Iran has continued to abide by the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, ...

Foreign Policy
Trump Pushes Iraq to Stop Buying Energy From Iran  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pressuring Iraq to stop buying energy from its neighbor and sole foreign supplier, Iran, in what has become a ...

The New York Times
'If we don't strike at Iran, it won't leave Syria' - former general  The Jerusalem Post

Despite some tactical successes, Israel is failing to prevent Iranian entrenchment in Syria, said Major General (res.) Amos Gilad at an event organized by the ...

The Jerusalem Post
Iranian protesters defiant in the face of 'worst' crackdown in a decade  CNN

As Iranian security forces step up their crackdown, dissidents have continued to protest throughout 2018.

CNN
Former U.S. Air Force officer faces spy charges after defecting to Iran  Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged former Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran launch a cyber-spying ...

Reuters
‘Death to America’ Means ‘Death to Trump,’ Iran’s Supreme Leader Says  The New York Times

TEHRAN — When Iran uses the slogan “Death to America,” the country's supreme leader said on Friday, it is specifically wishing death on President Trump and ...

The New York Times
Pompeo says Europe more forcefully backing US push to keep Iran in check  Fox News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Thursday that many European nations are following America's call to keep Iran and its controversial missile ...

Fox News
Iran’s 40 Years of Isolation  Bloomberg

Forty years since the Islamic Revolution toppled Iran's monarchy, the country has little to celebrate. The theocracy has endured, but it has failed miserably to live ...

Bloomberg
The Iran Revolution at 40: From Theocracy to ‘Normality’  The New York Times

The country has changed enormously, as a growing middle class has quietly and successfully rebelled against the rigid ideology of the early years of the ...

The New York Times
Israel spying on Iran from Afghanistan - reports  The Jerusalem Post

Russian, Iranian media said Israeli troops are collecting intelligence on Iranian military movements around the Persian Gulf.

The Jerusalem Post
Iran’s Other Generation Gap, 40 Years On  Foreign Affairs Magazine

Contestation in Iran is not just between the regime and the people, or the old generation and a protesting young generation. Rather, the regime itself is conflicted ...

Foreign Affairs Magazine
Pulwama attack: Like Iran, why India must be wary of Pak-aided US-Taliban talks  The Indian Express

Pulwama attack: The Indian security establishment believes the JuA is actually a front of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. and that both, LeT and JeM, are working with and ...

The Indian Express
Iran revolution: 'I wore a hijab and head-banged to Nirvana'  BBC News

On my first day of school in Iran we walked down a poorly-lit corridor. I was holding my mother's hand and crying. She was crying too. On my head I had a black ...

BBC News
Iran's Present Is Shaky, Its Future Is Precarious | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

It is genuinely difficult to predict what the Iran conundrum would lead to in the end, however, the current setup appears to be a very sophisticated collision course ...

OilPrice.com
Iran's Rouhani: Iran will beat US sanctions  CNN

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stood before a big crowd celebrating the Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary on Monday and vowed to boost his country's ...

CNN
German foreign ministry celebrates Iran’s Islamic revolution in Berlin  The Jerusalem Post

Foreign ministry state secretary Niels Annen, from the Social Democratic party, and an official from the Iran desk at the ministry attended the pro-mullah regime ...

The Jerusalem Post
Iran’s Aging American-Made Jets Could Fly Through the 2040s  Popular Mechanics

The Iranian regime's Gen X fighter jets could end up flying for more than sixty years.

Popular Mechanics
Trump is moving us closer to war with Iran  The Washington Post

Throughout his tenure, President Trump has directed rhetorical barbs at Iran's regime, including in Tuesday's State of the Union address, during which he said: ...

The Washington Post
Iran 1979: Anatomy of a Revolution | Iran  Aljazeera.com

A look at the events that triggered the Khomeini movement and led to Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979.

Aljazeera.com
While E.U. tries to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iran, Trump administration amps up pressure  The Washington Post

BERLIN — To be a European company with links to Iran in the age of American sanctions can mean dealing with challenges that, every day, verge on the ...

The Washington Post
Iran reveals missile, shows off underground factory  Reuters

Iran's Revolutionary Guards inaugurated a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 1000 km (621 miles), the semi-official Fars news agency reported ...

Reuters
Iran’s Clarifying Candor  The Wall Street Journal

A top official admits the country was always preparing to break out.

The Wall Street Journal
Russia DEMANDS US pull troops from Syria as Iran issues new threats - ‘Fulfil your PLEDGE’  Express.co.uk

The US is facing increasing pressure from Russia and Iran to withdraw their troops from Syria, as tensions continue to rise in the war-torn region. Russia Deputy ...

Express.co.uk
European countries set up trade channel with Iran to bypass US sanctions  CNN

Berlin (CNN) Germany, France and Britain have joined forces to establish their own trade channel to Iran and circumvent United States sanctions, according to a ...

CNN
Rocket Report: Russia’s new spacecraft; is the US sabotaging Iranian rockets?  Ars Technica

Welcome to Edition 1.36 of the Rocket Report! Lots of news this week on smaller rockets and the spaceports around the world that aspire to launch them. There's ...

Ars Technica
Israeli military strikes Iranian targets inside Syria  The Guardian

A second night of Israeli airstrikes have hit targets inside Syria in a tit-for-tat exchange that included the launch of a medium-range missile from the outskirts of ...

The Guardian
Russia hosts Iran while US attempts to UNITE allies against them in SEPARATE summit  Express.co.uk

RUSSIA is hosting a trilateral summit including Iran, the same time the US is holding a conference to rally global allies against the Shiite Muslim power.

Express.co.uk
After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying  NPR

Marizeh Hashemi, a TV anchor in Iran, was arrested Sunday in the U.S. and is testifying before a grand jury in Washington. This is the first time U.S. authorities ...

NPR
Attack on paramilitary base as Iran marks revolution anniversary  Aljazeera.com

Assailants kill a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and injure five in attack on Basij base in southeastern Iran.

Aljazeera.com
How Bitcoin Could Help Iran Undermine U.S. Sanctions  The New York Times

The cryptocurrency could allow Iranians to make international payments without using the U.S. banking system, an important lever of American power.

The New York Times
Israel strikes Iranian targets in Damascus after missile fired at Golan Heights  CNN

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military said, in response to an Iranian missile fired at the Golan Heights.

CNN
Report: Magnitude 5.2 quake injures 5 in Iran's south  Fox News

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that a magnitude 5.2 earthquake has left five people injured in the country's south.

Fox News
Three years old, the Iran nuclear deal is fraying quickly  CNN

Brussels, Belgium (CNN) Three years ago last week, the Iran nuclear deal came into effect, limiting the country's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.

CNN
Iran's Deadly Puppet Master  Foreign Policy

The decision not to act is often the hardest one to make—and it isn't always right. In 2007, I watched a string of vehicles pass from Iran into northern Iraq.

Foreign Policy
Facebook and Twitter removed hundreds of accounts linked to Iran, Russia and Venezuela  The Guardian

The Facebook accounts had garnered about 2 million followers and researchers say they amplified anti-west views.

The Guardian
Iran's Worst Nightmare: Israel Armed with F-22 Stealth Fighters and B-2 Bombers  The National Interest Online

Whether the United States would ever consider exporting the bomber (which will likely fall under a variety of legal restriction associated with nuclear-delivery ...

The National Interest Online
Is Trump baiting Iran into an armed confrontation?  Aljazeera.com

Analysts warn of heightened probability of conflict with Iran as 'hardliners' take control of Trump's foreign policy.

Aljazeera.com
Forty years on, what is left of Iran’s Islamic Revolution?  FRANCE 24 English

On February 11, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei came to power in Iran, installing a theocratic regime in place of the Shah's US-backed authoritarian ...

FRANCE 24 English
American journalist for Iran's Press TV 'jailed' in US  Aljazeera.com

American Marzieh Hashemi with Press TV is being held without charge in a Washington jail, her son says.

Aljazeera.com
Europe's patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes toward Trump  Reuters

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door ...

Reuters
How Iran’s Greatest Director Makes Art of Moral Ambiguity  The New York Times

Asghar Farhadi, the most successful director in the history of Iranian cinema, may have little interest in global politics, but global politics are interested in him.

The New York Times
US releases American journalist working for Iranian state TV after uproar  The Guardian

Marzieh Hashemi was held for 10 days as witness in unspecified criminal case, sparking anger in US and Iran.

The Guardian
Tony Mendez, The 'Argo' Spy Who Rescued Americans In Iran, Dies At 78  NPR

Tony Mendez became a legend inside the CIA with his daring 1980 rescue of six American diplomats who were given shelter by the Canadian Embassy in ...

NPR
Iran's Battle Over Khamenei's Successor is Just Getting Started  The National Interest Online

Because Khamenei had thirty years to transform the position of supreme leader into one with ultimate authority over state affairs, the succession is likely to create ...

The National Interest Online
US backtracks on Iran-focused conference in Poland after objections  The Guardian

Broadening of agenda to Middle East may make it easier for the UK to attend.

The Guardian
Germany bans Iran’s Mahan Air as European backlash grows  Financial Times

Germany has banned Iranian airline Mahan Air from flying to and from the country in the latest sign of European concern over Tehran's “destabilising” activities ...

Financial Times
Iran's first president says Khomeini betrayed 1979 Islamic revolution  Reuters

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini betrayed the principles of the Iranian revolution after sweeping to power in 1979, his first president told Reuters, leaving a "very ...

Reuters
Nine Months Later, Trump’s Iran-Deal Withdrawal Is a Clear Success  National Review

Europe is coming to acknowledge, and act on, the nuclear threat posed by Tehran.

National Review
Why events in Iran 40 years ago matter  BBC News

In 1979, a revolution brought massive change to Iran.

BBC News
China Offers Iran $3 Billion Oil-Field Deal as Europe Halts Iranian Crude Purchases  The Wall Street Journal

China's state-run energy giant is making a new approach to clinch a $3 billion deal for more development of an Iranian oil field, seeking to take advantage of ...

The Wall Street Journal
Trump chastises intel chiefs after they contradict him on Iran and claims of foreign policy success  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump chastised his own intelligence officials Wednesday morning for being soft on Iran a day after they contradicted ...

CNN
Iran releases video of its submarine sinking a US aircraft carrier by exploiting a key weakness  Business Insider

Iran's Ghadir class might not be advanced by objective standards, but a hole in US defenses means it actually does have a shot at sinking a carrier.

Business Insider
Lebanon summit reveals Arab divisions over Syria, Iran  Al Jazeera English

Beirut, Lebanon - As Lebanon prepares to host a regional economic summit this weekend, the meeting has been overshadowed by divisions over Syria's future ...

Al Jazeera English
Iran's Space Odyssey Raises Red Flags for Nuclear Community  The National Interest Online

The United States and other countries have been suspicious of Tehran's space program—and for good reason.

The National Interest Online
Iran's Cyber Spies Looking to Get Personal  ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

New reports from cybersecurity firm FireEye, and others, indicate Tehran is swallowing up PII - personally identifiable information – to gain leverage in future ...

ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)
 

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Iran (Persian: ایران‎ Irān [ʔiːˈɾɒːn] (listen)), also called Persia () and officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān (listen)), is a country in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th most populous country. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second largest country in the Middle East and the 17th largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center.Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BCE. It was first unified by the Iranian Medes in the seventh century BCE, reaching its greatest territorial size in the sixth century BCE, when Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire, which stretched from Eastern Europe to the Indus Valley, becoming one of the largest empires in history. The Iranian realm fell to Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE and was divided into several Hellenistic states. An Iranian rebellion culminated in the establishment of the Parthian Empire, which was succeeded in the third century CE by the Sasanian Empire, a leading world power for the next four centuries. Arab Muslims conquered the empire in the seventh century CE. The Islamization of Iran led to the decline of Zoroastrianism, which was by then the country's dominant religion, and Iran's major contributions to art and science spread within the Muslim rule during the Islamic Golden Age. After two centuries, a period of various native Muslim dynasties began, which were later conquered by the Seljuq Turks and the Ilkhanate Mongols. The rise of the Safavids in the 15th century led to the reestablishment of a unified Iranian state and national identity, with the country's conversion to Shia Islam marking a turning point in Iranian and Muslim history.Under Nader Shah, Iran was one of the most powerful states in the 18th century, though by the 19th century, a series of conflicts with the Russian Empire led to significant territorial losses. The Constitutional Revolution in the early 20th century led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy and the country's first legislature. The 1953 coup instigated by the United Kingdom and the United States resulted in greater autocracy of the Shah (monarch) and growing Western political influence. A far-reaching series of reforms known as the White Revolution was launched by the Shah in 1963; it included industrial growth, land reforms, and increased women's rights. Subsequent widespread dissatisfaction and unrest against the pro-Western authoritarian monarchy led to the 1979 Revolution and the establishment of an Islamic republic – an anti-Western totalitarian theocracy governed by a "Supreme Leader". During the 1980s, the country was engaged in a war with Iraq, which lasted for almost eight years and resulted in a high number of casualties and economic losses for both sides.The sovereign state of Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, NAM, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power, and its large reserves of fossil fuels—which include the world's largest natural gas supply and the fourth largest proven oil reserves—exert considerable influence in international energy security and the world economy.The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the third largest number in Asia and 11th largest in the world. It is a multicultural country comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups, the largest being Persians (61%), Azeris (16%), Kurds (10%), and Lurs (6%). Iran is consistently ranked among the world's bottom countries in terms of women's rights.