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"Whenever we've detected that there may be a potential for moving away from the commitments, we've engaged with our Iranian counterparts, and they've addressed those concerns every single time," said Stephen Mull of the U.S. State Department. (file photo)

U.S. Official: Iran Has Kept Commitments On Nuclear Deal So Far

A senior U.S. official says Iran so far has kept its commitments under the nuclear agreement with world powers implemented last month. More

Iranians attend celebrations on Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) Square to mark the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on February 11.

Iran Marks Anniversary Of Revolution

Iranians are commemorating the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution with rallies across the country. More

U.S. Lawmakers Object To Loosening Visa Rules For Some Iranians

The Obama administration's plan to loosen tough new visa requirements for businessmen and journalists who travel to Iran has touched off strong resistance in Congress. More

Khomeini's Grandson Banned From Iran Election

An Iranian constitutional watchdog has rejected an appeal by the grandson of the Islamic republic's founder against his disqualification from running as a candidate for a top clerical body. More

In an open letter to Iranian President Hassan Rohani (pictured), academics suggested that upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran could be "unfair and non-competitive"

Iranian Academics Slam 'Unfair' Elections

About 300 professors at universities across Iran have expressed their "growing concern" over the "mass disqualifications" of candidates in February 26 voting for the parliament and the Assembly of Experts, which could choose the country's future supreme leader. More

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Tehran Just Had A Crazy Car-Wash Attack

Things turned violent and messy at a car wash in the Iranian capital when city workers reportedly beat up the staff and destroyed the property amid a long-running land dispute. More

Iran Releases New Footage Of U.S. Sailors

Iran has released more footage and images of U.S. sailors who were briefly detained last month by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, including images that appear to show one of them crying. More
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Capture Of U.S. Sailors Reenacted At Celebrations Of Iran’s 1979 Revolution

The capture of 10 U.S. sailors by Iranian forces last month was reenacted at rallies in Iran celebrating the anniversary of the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.
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Is Collecting Garbage A Crime In Iran?

Left with few options to legally highlight state repression in Iran, Mohammad Maleki and Mohammad Nurizad settled on a seemingly innocuous form of public protest -- collecting garbage from the streets of Tehran. That's not a crime. Or is it?
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Iranian Commanders Who Detained U.S. Sailors Receive Hero Treatment

Officers with Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been showered with accolades for their detention of U.S. sailors who accidently crossed into Iranian waters.
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Iranian President Slams Mass Candidate Ban

Iran's president has criticized the mass disqualification of candidates in next month's parliamentary elections, suggesting the decision could make the vote pointless.
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Iran To Rejoin World Markets With Implementation Of Nuclear Deal

Now that the final steps are being taken to lift economic sanctions against Iran as part of its nuclear agreement with world powers, what are the economic implications of the deal?
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Flashpoints Fuel Critics Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran's brief detention of U.S. Navy patrol boats and their crew for straying into Iranian waters is just the latest incident to test the countries' relations in the wake of July's landmark nuclear agreement, and comes just days before the expected lifting of international sanctions against Tehran.
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In Cartoons: How Iranians, Saudis See Each Other

As Iranian-Saudi tensions soar over Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric, here's a sample of how Iran and Saudi Arabia see each other -- in cartoons.
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Explainer: The U.S. Spending Bill And Foreign Policy, From Crude Oil To Russian Rocket Engines

Included in a massive spending bill passed by the U.S. Congress are numerous policy amendments that could have an impact on Washington's foreign policy in significant ways.
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Iranian Americans Blast 'Discriminatory' Effort To Improve U.S. Visa Rules 

A bill intended to close avenues for potential terrorists to enter the United States visa-free has left many Iranian-Americans fearing discriminatory consequences.
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Iran Just Slapped A Shuttlecock Ban On The U.S.

Iran has banned the import of hundreds of American goods that include toilet paper, shuttlecocks, and tanks.
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