Iran revolution

How Iran’s next parliament will affect foreign policy

Though Iran’s conservatives will rule the upcoming parliament, they might not rule with an iron fist as some expect.

Alireza Noori | Iran-US tensions | Mar 10, 2020
al-monitor Iranian lawmakers attend a session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, July 16, 2019. Photo by Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS.

Iran marks revolution anniversary amid multiple challenges

The Islamic Republic marked the 41st anniversary of its founding as well as the 40th day after the US killing of its top general with state-organized rallies reflecting all-time-high anti-American sentiments.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran revolution | Feb 11, 2020

Iran's top cultural event jeopardized by artist boycotts

Following a series of announced boycotts, including by the Iranian director Massoud Kimiai, this year's Fajr International Film Festival announced the cancellation of its opening ceremony in a gesture of solidarity with the families of the people killed when Iran-fired missiles struck a Ukrainian airliner.

Saeid Jafari | Art and entertainment | Jan 22, 2020

Khamenei delivers Friday sermon after 8-year absence

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivered the Friday sermon for the first time in eight years to address the important events in Iran over the last two weeks.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran-US tensions | Jan 17, 2020

Rouhani: US no friend of Muslims, Mideast

President Hassan Rouhani has continued his new anti-US position at the latest Islamic Unity Conference.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Nov 14, 2019