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Questions relating to the government or politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Does Azerbaijan have overland access to Nakhichevan?

Nakhichevan is a part of Azerbaijan physically separated from it, but occupied by the same ethnic group, Turks. However, it is surrounded by countries hostile to Turkey. Does Azerbaijan have any ...
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Why did Russia and China never show any serious intention to ease up US sanctions on Iran?

For instance, Russia and China could ramp up trades, sell airliners/railway-locomotives, invest in Iran's energy/rail/infrastructure sector, and so on when there were no visible competitor from the ...
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Has Iran ever attacked secular rebels inside of Syria?

I know Iran was running an operation inside of Syria. I am trying to discern what exactly they were doing. Is there any evidence that Iran attacked secular rebels fighting the Assad regime?
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Iran-Iraq War compensations claims

Recently an Iranian MP demanded the Iraqi government to pay Iran more than 1 trillion US dollars as damages for Iran-Iraq War. The MP based his claim on Article 6 of UN Resolution 598. I wonder if ...
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Can the EU maintain financial channels and Oil trade with Iran like they claim in their statement on reimposition of US sanctions on the country?

The US has announced fully enforcing sanctions on Iran, starting from Tuesday this week. The EU issued their statement on that, stating that they regret the US decision but the most curious part is: ...
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The reason behind the contradictory behavior of US political parties toward Islamic Republic of Iran

Since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, the behavior of two American political parties toward Iran has always been contradictory: From the beginning and after hostage-taking by revolutionaries, ...
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What are the potential negative outcomes of US strategy against Iran? [closed]

The current US administration has a clear strategy with respect to Iran: maximum economic sanctions in lieu of the previous nuclear deal. But, what are the potential negative outcomes of this policy ...
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Why US wants India and other countries to stop oil imports from Iran?

Why does US wants other countries to stop oil imports or else face sanctions? As per news, "Without question, they should be reduced. That's what we've been telling them in our bilateral ...
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Is the American government threatening Iran with war?

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is an American think tank who is researching some programs all based on the middle east. This think tank has some former government officers including R....
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Has any Iranian leader accused the USA or Israel of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks after 2017?

In 2010 the sixth President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered 3 points explaining who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks at the United Nations. Video Here In point number 2 he suggests that ...
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Why is the EU eager to stick to the Iran nuclear deal?

Why is the EU eager to stick to the Iran nuclear deal even after the USA backs out from the deal and even threatens to put sanctions on EU companies?
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Can the Iran deal still be salvaged by other western nations without the US? [closed]

Trump withdrew from the Iran deal stating "It was a bad deal. Worst deal in history." France, Germany and the UK have said they "regret" the American decision. The foreign ministry of Russia, ...
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US out of Iran nuclear deal, possible reaction from European countries [closed]

Trump newly announced the US will be pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, and that he will soon reimpose sanctions on Iran. This goes right against the recommendations from several European countries ...
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How much of an effect does US withdrawal from the Iran deal actually have?

The US is just one nation -- what effect will US withdrawal have on Iran, assuming that other countries stick to the deal and impose no sanctions?
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US sanctions and foreign companies after the Iran deal

How does the United States government sanction foreign companies for doing business with Iran after President Donald Trump imposed sanctions? I.e. if my company (not in the US) does business with ...
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Why did the USA want to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran?

Donald Trump has recently pulled US out of the Iran Nuclear deal: US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran. Calling it "decaying ...
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Iran rebukes Turkey on Syria incursion - Why?

Turkey is in Syria launching an offensive against the Kurds, and Iran just issued a warning for Turkey to back off. This confuses me - isn't it in Iran's interest for Turkey to suppress the Kurds? Why ...
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Why haven't the sanctions relief improved Iranians living conditions?

While most of the world was celebrating the New Year, Iranian protests continued in the night 2017-2018: "In the events of last night, unfortunately a total of about 10 people were killed in ...
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Why does Iran-Turkey relation function well, but not Iran-Pakistan?

Iran is a Shia country. Turkey and Pakistan are both Sunni countries. Both of them have borders with Iran. It seems to me that Turkey-Iran relationship is functioning well, but, Iran-Pakistan ...
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Why is there always a tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran?

Why is there always a tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran? What is the root cause? What are the other causes? Is this tension only between the regimes or also between general citizens? How was ...
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Why does the US want to prevent Iran and Turkey from acquiring nuclear weapons? [closed]

Almost 90% of the nuclear powers are non-Muslim countries. Why does the USA want to stop Iran and Turkey from making nuclear weapons?
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Does Iran need to violate the JCPOA agreement to obtain a nuclear warhead?

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce on Saturday slammed the Iran nuclear deal saying it allows the (Islamic) regime (of Tehran), "even without cheating, keep a path to a nuclear ...
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How is Iran able to project its power?

Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, Argentina, and so on ... Iran is everwhere. How is Iran able to project its influence so far away from home, even though they are under US sanctions?
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Has the nuclear deal with Iran led to an escalation of Arab differences?

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Al-Jazeera, curb ties with Iran The JCPOA agreement between Iran, the P5+1 has shaken the war in Syria In the interests of Iran and Russia. Has the ...
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Can a US citizen sue CIA for sponsoring the coup in Iran? [closed]

This question is a continuation of the question, asked here. As far as the international laws are concerned Iran can not sue US nor CIA for its participation of the coup of 1953. Is this also true ...
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Can Iran sue US for the coup or its results?

According to The Guardian, The CIA has publicly admitted for the first time that it was behind the notorious 1953 coup against Iran's democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, [...]. ...
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Does America have a serious plan to deal with Iran? [closed]

The Iranian regime actually is at war outside Iran The armed, pro-regime drone shot down by U.S. aircraft Thursday after it fired upon U.S.-led coalition members on patrol in southern Syria was ...
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Does Iran sponsor terrorists?

After yesterday's ISIS attacks in Tehran, U.S. president Trump said in reference to Iran, "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote." Prima facie, the claim that ...
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Is Iran more powerful After Nuclear Deal?

Is it true that: Obama turned Iran into a regional power and Iran earns a lot of money and power after the nuclear deal? Is Iran more powerful after the Nuclear Deal? Is the nuclear deal leading to ...
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Has John Kerry explained why he is against a new Iran bill?

John Kerry said on Twitter: After Rouhani’s reelection, there is much up in the air/room for misinterpretation. This is not the moment for a new Iran bill. 9:04 PM - 24 May 2017 Has he made any ...
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Why does the U.S. still consider Iran an enemy and not a potential partner?

As an American citizen, I'm well aware of the bad blood between the U.S. and Iran, dating back to the U.S. support of the the Shah Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi, the Iranian Revolution, and the Iranian ...
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Iran nuclear sanctions lifted or intensified after implementation of the JCPOA agreement

Is Iran nuclear sanctions lifted after the nuclear deal? because recently I spoke with several Iranian scientists and they told me that it doesn't happened, Iran sanctions is not lifted, infact ...
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What is the matter with Iran and Israel?

I guess we can all agree that the relations between Israel and Iran aren't the best: Iran is supplying the Hezbollah / other guys near the border to Israel (Southern Lebanon) Israel is blowing up ...
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Why did Iran not stop the implementation of the agreement?

Since the seizure of nearly two billion dollars in Iranian assets by United States. Almost $1.973 billion of Iran's assets are frozen in the United States Why did Iran not stop the implementation ...
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Is it possible to accurately measure the turnout of Iranian elections?

I do not think that the official election participation numbers published by the Iranian government is trustworthy. Is it possible to measure the true number of Iranian people who vote in elections ...
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What are the conditions of Iran's nuclear agreement?

According to the agreement between "Iran" and "China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the UK and the US", Iran should not be able to produce weapons of mass destruction. But in reality the ...
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What is the reason of America's support of what is called moderate parties of Iran?

Almost all US-backed Persian-language media are trying to give a full-scale support to Hassan Rouhani from VOA Persian to Radio Farda. What is the reason of America's support of what is called ...
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Iran relationship with Israel

Have there been any friendly alliances, negotiations or agreements between Iran and Israel after the Iranian revolution, especially during the Iran-Iraq War? Or even some kind of help from any of the ...
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Why is Iran buying passenger jets from USA and EU?

Source Interestingly, even after long sanctions and diplomatic melt down, they are buying 80 jets from USA (Boeing) and 50-60 jets from EU (Airbus). Why did Iran order jets from USA and EU when ...
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What is the fundamental problem with US-Iran relations nowadays?

What is the fundamental problem with US-Iran relations for which they haven't been able to establish a diplomatic relationship even after 38 years? What does the USA want from Iran, that Iran has ...
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How would the travel ban pressure Iran

I think that Trump wants to Pressure Iran by using the travel ban. What kind of pressure is the Travel ban expected to put on Iran?
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What does a change of “currency of choice in financial and foreign exchange reports” mean?

I just read that Iranian government announced it would stop using the U.S. dollar “as its currency of choice in its financial and foreign exchange reports,” According to that article this is ...
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Are any of the notable critics of Trumps immigration ban on record as criticizing Iran's etc… ban on anyone connected to Israel?

Leaving aside the relative merits or lack thereof of Trump's ban, it's not really an unprecedented move in world politics. The governments of Iran, and several other countries (Syria, Lebanon, Libya, ...
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The Oil-for-Food Programme vs Iran

The Oil-for-Food Programme (OIP), established by the United Nations in 1995, under UN Security Council Resolution 986, was to allow Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine ...
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Does Iran violate the JCPOA by developing nuclear-powered warships?

Iran, Angered Over Obama's Renewal of Sanctions, says it will develop nuclear-powered warships Iran's President Hassan Rouhani orders nuclear-fuelled warships Is this a violation of JCPOA?
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Is passing extension of sanctions on Iran against JCPOA?

US senate passed extension of sanctions on Iran. Assume that it become a law. Is it against JCPOA? What is arguments of both sides?
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The US Congress has passed a restoration of sanctions on Iran; can the President veto it?

The US senate has passed (99 to 0) an extension of the sanctions against Iran. President Obama could veto the bill before it becomes law. The veto can be overridden. What then? What tools does ...
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How big is Iran's military budget?

It seems that a very high percentage of the Iran's oil revenues will be spent on buying arms: Iran and China sign military cooperation agreement Russia, Iran plan $10bn arms supply to Tehran How ...
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Why would Iran adhere to a nuclear non-proliferation agreement when North-Korea didn't? [closed]

In 2015, Iran agreed to a nuclear non-proliferation agreement in exchange for various sanctions to be lifted. However, an apparently similar agreement was made with North Korea in 1994. President ...
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Is Obama's Iran deal synonymous to a nuclear arms race in the Middle-East? [closed]

By Nuke deal, JCPOA, Iran actually has become a Nuclear Superpower, so Arabic countries in the region will be forced to produce Nuclear weapons too. Isn't it a full scale Nuclear Arms Race in the ...