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US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani faced off at the UN in September

Rouhani: Trump Seeking Regime Change in Iran

TEL AVIV – The U.S. is looking to oust the current Iranian regime and is the most hostile administration in the four decades since the founding of the Islamic Republic, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

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Report: Iran Unveils First Domestic Fighter Jet

TEHRAN – Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet on Tuesday, with President Hassan Rouhani insisting that Tehran’s military strength was only designed to deter enemies and was aimed at creating “lasting peace”.

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Trump Keeps Iran Nuclear Deal But Still Wants Changes

The Iran nuclear deal will apparently survive its latest 90-day review, despite President Trump’s frequent criticisms of the arrangement and requests for alternatives from his advisers, and the Trump administration’s strong criticism of the Iranian government’s crackdown on the recent popular uprising.

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during the Tehran Security Conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Iran's foreign minister has warned neighboring countries over fomenting insecurity in his country, a reference to anti-government protests that have roiled Iran over the past two weeks. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran FM Tells Neighbors: Stop Fomenting Unrest

Iran’s foreign minister on Monday warned neighboring countries against fomenting unrest after anti-government protests roiled the country over the past two weeks.

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Report: Former Iran Leader Ahmadinejad Held for Inciting Unrest

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested by authorities for allegedly inciting unrest against the government, the London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday, citing “reliable sources in Tehran.”

A Palestinian supporter of the secular Fatah movement takes a picture with his mobile phone through his party's flags during a huge gathering in Gaza city, 12 November 2007, to mark the anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. Hamas police killed six people in Gaza City today as hundreds …

Iran Tries to Reconcile Syria and Hamas, Rebuilding Alliance

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran is working to restore a lost link in its network of alliances in the Middle East, trying to bring Hamas fully back into the fold after the Palestinian militant group had a bitter fall-out with Iranian ally Syria over that country’s civil war.

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Iran in Talks to Unblock Twitter, Says New Minister

Iran’s new communications minister said Tuesday that negotiations were underway with Twitter to unblock the service, which has been banned for years despite being used even by the country’s supreme leader.

Zumba Fitness instructors Andrea Ceballos, left, and Michelle Donoso, right, lead a crowd in a workout during a Fitness Dance Party, Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Tropical Park in Miami. The event promoted health and fitness activities as part of Miami-Dade County's Park and Recreation Month. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Iranian Regime Bans ‘Un-Islamic’ Zumba Exercises

Iran’s clerical regime issued an edict earlier this month effectively banning Zumba – a popular Latin-inspired dance class that includes music from Latin America – from the country for contravening “Islamic ideology.”

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Turnout Key for Iran’s Election, a Challenge for Rouhani

Iran’s presidential election may turn on turnout. Historically, the more Iranians who cast ballots, the greater the chance a reformist or a moderate like incumbent President Hassan Rouhani will be elected.

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In Surprise Move, Iran’s Ahmadinejad to Run for President

Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday unexpectedly filed to run in the country’s May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the supreme leader to stay out of the race.

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Iran MPs Criticize Social Media Arrests Ahead of Elections

Iranian MPs have criticized the arrests of journalists and social media organizers ahead of the presidential election in May, with one directly accusing the elite Revolutionary Guards in a letter published Saturday.

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad Joins Twitter Despite Banning It

TEHRAN — Iran’s hardline former president Mahmud Ahmadinejad became the latest leader to join Twitter on Sunday, despite having been instrumental in getting it banned from the country.

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Report: Iranian Military Looking to Amass Power Following Rafsanjani’s Death

An article by Babak Dehghanpisheh at Reuters makes the case that former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani’s recent death was a watershed event that could mark the beginning of a disturbing ascendancy for the hardline Revolutionary Guard Corps, which already has far too much power.

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Iran Official Calls for Sterilization of Sex Workers

Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be “convinced” to undergo sterilization to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said on Sunday.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani answers a question during press conference in New York on September 26, 2014. Rouhani said Friday that talks with international powers on Tehran's nuclear program must move forward more quickly, saying limited progress had been made in recent days.

Iran Nuclear-Powered Ships Plan Takes Shape

Iran discussed its plans for nuclear-powered ships with UN nuclear chief Yukiyo Amano on Sunday, saying it would present details within three months, local media reported.