Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Iran for "widespread arrests" in the winter of 2018, including thousands of arrests made during the country-wide protests.
Iranian official news agency IRNA quoted an "EU spokesperson" as having said "on the condition of anonymity" that a European special trade mechanism to help Iran "is about to become operational."
The Islamic Republic's Prosecutor-General has expressed regret that a number of "divine punishments" are set aside to save Iran from being condemned by international bodies.
A Grand Ayatollah has argued that the government is indebted to Qom a city where tens of thousands of young religious students are trained to become clergymen and has demanded more money in the midst of an economic crisis.
No one knows the extent of dissent among Iran's clerics, but many have been punished, even executed for not towing the regime line.
Iran is not seeking "clash or war" with the US, says the Islamic Republic's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is going to send two satellites into orbit in the coming days; despite Western warnings.
Iranian Quds Force Chief Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has been on the receiving end of both comments by Israel and a critical letter by former Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
Israeli army's chief of staff Gadi Eizenkot says Israel has attacked "thousands of Iranian targets in Syria" since 2017, adding that "Israel is now safer than four years ago."
Iranian officials have lashed out at the United States and Poland about a Middle East and particularly Iran-focused global summit Washington plans to host in Poland in February.
President Hassan Rouhani's cultural advisor says the potential for urban protests still exists in Iran, since its causes have not yet been dealt with.
Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli, one of the most prominent Shiite clerics in Iran, has criticized seminaries for being "non-productive".