Get the latest news from RT in Iran and its capital Tehran, including breaking news and travel. Iran is a sovereign state in Western Asia, which is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Visit RT.com for culture, history and geography news from Iran. Despite conflicts with a number of countries, both in the region and in the West, Iran still has considerable cultural and economic influence. Read news on Iran’s economy and markets on RT. The country has significant oil and gas reserves. However, Iran and its people have been suffering a lot due to sanctions imposed by the United States and other Western countries, targeting Iran’s oil and gas sector. The West claims to be worried about Iran developing its nuclear weapons, while Tehran argues their nuclear program is for civilian purposes. A meeting between Iran and P5+1 (Russia, China, France, the UK, the US + Germany) took place in Switzerland in April 2015, where states reached the Iran nuclear deal framework, which led to the lifting of a number of sanctions against Iran. Follow RT for the Iran nuclear deal framework and further confrontation between Iran and the US, which withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May 2018. Don’t forget to check out authors’ opinions on the news and current events taking place in Iran.