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  • An Israeli F-15 I fighter jet (AFP Photo / Jack Guez)
    Israel budgets $3 bn for strike on Iran - report
    Israel’s 2014 military budget includes at least 10 billion shekels devoted to preparations for war with Iran, Haaretz newspaper reports. Top Jerusalem officials recently said that Israel may strike Tehran’s nuclear sites even without US help.
  • S-300 PMU-1 anti-aircraft missile launches (AFP Photo / Costas Metaxakis)
    ​Iran: Homemade air defense system to be ready in 2 yrs, ‘better than S-300’
    Iran’s top air defense commander has announced that the country will launch its Bavar-373 (‘Belief-373’) missile defense system, Iran’s version of Russia’s S-300 long-range system, in the next two years.
  • Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl
    Is Iran surrendering to the United States?
    Is the interim nuclear deal signed at the end of 2013 a signal of Tehran’s surrender, or is it the opening of a new chapter in American-Iranian relations that could see the normalization of ties?
  • ran's new President Hassan Rowhani sits next to the national flag on his first official day in office in Tehran on August 3, 2013. (AFP Photo/Atta Kenare )
    Rouhani inauguration: Breaking bread at home and abroad
    The pomp and circumstance surrounding the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani hailed a potentially transformative transition of power in the Islamic Republic, which hopes to mend rifts both at home and on the international stage.
  • Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani (AFP Photo/Behrouz Mehri)
    Rouhani becomes Iran's president after spiritual leader's endorsement
    Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, cleared the final hurdle to taking office on Saturday in Tehran, as the country’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei formally endorsed his election victory.
  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.(AFP Photo / Atta Kenare)
    Nukes are useless because nobody dare use them – Ahmadinejad to RT
    Nuclear arms – as “the most inhumane weapon” – cannot be ever deployed and therefore they are useless for Iran, said outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an exclusive interview with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze.
  • Iranian supporters of President-elect Hassan Rowhani gather at the mausoleum of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran on June 16, 2013 (AFP Photo / Atta Kenare)
    Iran: A new moment of truth?
    The Iranian election brought an unexpected victory for reformer Hassan Rouhani, marking not only the end of Ahmadinejad’s rule, but a watershed in Iranian domestic politics as well as in Tehran’s global standing and its troubled relations with the West.
  • Hassan Rouhani (AFP Photo)
    ‘With Rouhani in office West will have to negotiate sanctions lift’
    Now that moderate Iranian cleric Hassan Rouhani is set to assume the presidency, the West will have to get to the negotiating table to talk to Tehran in a serious fashion and resolve the problem of sanctions, Iranian journalist Hamid Reza Emadi told RT.
  • Iran: A Hawk surface-to-air missile (AFP Photo / Amin Khoroshahi)
    Iran begins 'massive' deployment of long-range missile launchers
    As the Islamic Republic of Iran prepares for presidential elections next month it is fielding a "massive" number of new long-range missile launchers, Iranian media reported on Sunday.