Iran is losing its influence in Iraq as the new prime minister aims to weaken pro-Iran militia and strengthen his hand.
Soaring COVID cases in Iran might bring back lockdown to its second largest city, where tens of thousands of pilgrims are expected to arrive this week.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the UN Security Council on June 30 to extend an arms embargo on Iran, warning allowing it to expire in October would cause instability in the Middle East.
An outspoken former Iranian lawmaker and the daughter of one of the founders of the Islamic Republic says Iran is neither a religious government, nor a revolutionary state.
The U.S. is allowed to trigger the "snapback" option against Iran, but it is better that all nations support the U.S. position.
Former U.S. negotiator with Iran says any attempt to trigger a "snapback" of UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic can have serious consequences.
If the Trump administration continues its campaign to extend the arms embargo on Iran, it might be forced to revert to the "snapback" option at the UN, which will be full of pitfalls.
While efforts are in the works to keep some arms trade limitations on Iran, watering down the existing regime will set a bad precedent.
U.S. and Saudi officials say an expiring United Nations arms embargo on Iran must remain in place to prevent Tehran from acquiring and proliferating weapons across the Middle East.
Europe will more likely try to forge a compromise between the U.S. and Russia, China on the issue of Iran's arms embargo in coming months.
How difficult will it be for the United States to convince allies and rival powers to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran beyond October 2020?
Reports circulating in Iran that a 25-year strategic deal is ready with China have provoked strong reactions, but the plan might be just a plan and not a real deal with China.