Inside Story

What's behind Trump's tough talk on Iran?

Iran marked the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with large rallies on Friday.

Middle East

Iranian president: Now is not the time to build walls

Rouhani's warning follows order by US President Trump banning visas for Iranians and six other Muslim-majority nations.

Opinion

Will Trump play into the hands of Iranian hardliners?

If pressure from the US increases in the first few months of 2017, hardliners in Iran could discredit Hassan Rouhani.

by Massoumeh Torfeh

Opinion

The future of democracy in the Muslim world

The combined calamity of Clinton and Trump can never do to Iran what the Islamic Republic has done over the decades.

by Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

When will Iran abandon Assad?

Iran's interests in Syria will very soon supersede its support for Bashar al-Assad.

by Ahmed al-Burai

Iran

Iran's Ahmadinejad rules out another presidential bid

Two-term president and former Tehran mayor says he is bowing to the advice of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iran

Iran destroys 100,000 'depraving' satellite dishes

Authorities say the banned satellite dishes are morally damaging, despite high-level calls for reform of the law.

Inside Story

Has the Iran nuclear deal changed anything?

A year since the signing of a wide-ranging deal, observers say Iran has largely lived up to its side of the bargain.

Opinion

Iran deal will haunt the Middle East in the future

Iran is stronger and more forthright in the region today than it was before the deal was agreed.

by Luke Coffey

Iran

Iran warns it could close Strait of Hormuz to US

Military commander says the US and its allies could be denied access to vital passageway if they 'threaten' Tehran.

Middle East

South Korea and Iran to sign major trade deals

Presidents meet in Tehran with North Korea's nuclear disarmament a topic of discussion.

Iran

Rouhani's allies win big in second round of Iran poll

Conservative MPs lose majority in parliament for first time since 2004, as reformist and moderates score landslide win.

Politics

Iran: President Rouhani's allies set for parliament win

State media say reformists and moderates won 128 seats in 290-member assembly in second round of voting.

Politics

Voting under way in Iran parliamentary runoff

Allies of President Hassan Rouhani seek to make major seat gains in second round after strong showing in first vote.

Iran

Khamenei says 'missile and talk' crucial for Iran

Supreme leader defends Iran's foreign policy as UN's Ban Ki-moon says ballistic missile tests are a cause for "alarm".