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Iranian Official Hints for Rule Under Shura-led Leadership

Iranian Official Hints for Rule Under Shura-led Leadership

Iran's deputy speaker Ali Motahari refused to change the current constitution to determine the future of the Iranian leadership after current leader Ali Khamenei, stressing that the leadership could become Shura instead of an individual one. Iran is in a state of uncertainty over a successor to K

US Sanctions Iran Nuclear Researchers, Scientists

US Sanctions Iran Nuclear Researchers, Scientists

The United States imposed on Friday sanctions on scientists, technicians and companies affiliated with Iran's Organization for Defense Innovation and Research, which had been at the forefront of the country's former nuclear weapons program. Sanctioning 14 individuals and 17 entities, US officials

Khamenei: Europeans 'Stabbed Us in the Back'

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei accused Western countries of stabbing Iran in the back after the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal. “We should completely forego (any hope) of help or cooperation from Westerners in strengthening our economy, we shouldn’t wait for them,” he said, adding: “Once

Iran's Oil Tanker Fleet Being Squeezed as Sanctions Bite

Iran's Oil Tanker Fleet Being Squeezed as Sanctions Bite

Iran is running short of options to replace its aging fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed US sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said. Since US President Donald Trump reimposed sanctio

Iran Said to Have Hacked Gantz' Cellphone

Iran Said to Have Hacked Gantz' Cellphone

Iranian intelligence hacked the mobile phone of former military Chief of Staff and head of Blue and White party Benny Gantz, revealed political circles in Tel Aviv on Friday. Gantz is the toughest rival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the forthcoming Knesset elections. A source

Khamenei Warns of Internal Divisions in Iran over Foreign Agreements

Khamenei Warns of Internal Divisions in Iran over Foreign Agreements

Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei threatened on Thursday to inflict the “heaviest defeat” in US history, while urging members of the country’s Assembly of Experts “not to be at each other's throats over this or that convention or agreement”. Khamenei’s remarks follow the Assembly’s statement la

Potential Khamenei Successor Elected to 2nd Influential Post

Potential Khamenei Successor Elected to 2nd Influential Post

A panel known as the Assembly of Experts elected Tuesday Ebrahim Raisi as a deputy chief only days after his appointment as head of Iran's Judiciary. The latest move increases his chances to succeed Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The panel’s majority voted in favor of Raisi against his ri

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