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The bodies of 27 people killed in a pair of suicide bombings in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan were laid to rest Saturday, Iran's official news agency reported.

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Group says it set off bombs near mosqueupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 03:07:00

An Iranian extremist group claimed responsibility for suicide bombings that killed at least 27 people in Zahedan.

Extremist group targets Iranian mosqueupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 21:33:00

An Iranian extremist group claims responsibility for a deadly double bombing outside a mosque in southeast Iran.

Group claims responsibility for bombing in Iranupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 21:33:00

An Iranian extremist group claimed responsibility Friday for a pair of suicide bombings Thursday that killed at least 27 people and wounded dozens more in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan.

Former soldier in Iran's Revolutionary Guard writes of life as CIA spyupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 22:12:00

The tale contains elements of a spy thriller: a soldier in Iran's feared Revolutionary Guard turns spy for the CIA after concluding that the government that had promised democracy had instead ushered in oppression, violence and death.

Foot soldier in Revoutionary Guards turns CIA spyupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 21:05:00

The tale contains elements of a spy thriller: a soldier in Iran's feared Revolutionary Guards turns spy for the CIA after concluding that the government that had promised democracy had instead ushered in oppression, violence and death.

Iran executes militant group leaderupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 00:27:00

Iranian authorities have executed the leader of a Sunni militant group blamed for dozens of attacks in the country, state media said Sunday.

U.S. adds new sanctions aimed at Iran's nuclear programupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 19:28:00

The United States has announced new sanctions against Iran targeted at the country's nuclear and missile programs -- identifying more than twenty companies and several individuals allegedly involved with those programs.

One year later, Iran's opposition remains quiet forceupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 11:28:00

Nima has felt the force of a club come crashing down on his body in three separate beatings by Islamic security forces over the past year.

U.N. Security Council prepares to vote on tougher Iran sanctionsupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 04:08:00

Diplomats will vote Wednesday on a new draft resolution that slaps Iran with tougher sanctions because of its nuclear program.

Iran reportedly tests five new missilesupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 09:44:00

Iran said Sunday it fired five new types of locally-made coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles in the last stage of its "Great Prophet 5" military maneuvers in the Persian Gulf.

Will Israel act against Iran?updated: Tue Apr 27 2010 09:44:00

CNN's John Roberts talks to the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. about Iran's growing threat and Israel's reaction to it.

Iran begins military drill in Persian Gulfupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 11:22:00

Iran began a massive air, land and sea exercise Thursday in the Persian Gulf aimed at showcasing the Islamic regime's military strength, state-run media reported.

Iran expected to begin Gulf exercisesupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 20:32:00

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is expected to begin air, land and sea exercises in the Persian Gulf, perhaps as soon as Thursday, according to Iran's IRIB news agency.

Iran arrests Sunni militant leaderupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 16:10:00

Iranian authorities have arrested the leader of a Sunni militant group blamed for dozens of attacks inside the country, state media said Tuesday.

Iran official: Clinton 'inconsistent'updated: Wed Feb 17 2010 09:34:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's policy on Iran is "dubious, inconsistent, and naive," one of Iran's most influential officials declared Tuesday.

Iran and human rightsupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 09:34:00

The Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights fiercely defends his country's record on human rights.

CNN Fact Check: Iran's Revolutionary Guardupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 21:18:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared Monday that Iran's Revolutionary Guard is "in effect supplanting the government of Iran," and she warned that the result could be a military dictatorship.

Why Iran unrest is not revolution re-runupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 16:55:00

As the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approaches this week, with the promise of mass protests from Iran's growing opposition movement, it's tempting to compare the upheaval with unrest that ultimately toppled the shah of Iran.

Iran crackdown a 'human rights disaster,' report saysupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 18:46:00

A human rights group is calling on Iran to free protesters detained after the disputed June 12 presidential election, calling the government's crackdown on its critics a "human rights disaster."

Tehran professors decry handling of protestersupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 01:56:00

Nearly 90 professors at Iran's oldest and largest university signed a letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, criticizing the government's violent handling of student protesters.

Clinton slams Iran as major exporter of terrorupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 13:25:00

With signs of growing international support for pressure on Iran, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lashed out at Tehran and the Revolutionary Guard military corps Friday, calling the country "the major supporter, promoter and exporter of terrorism in the world today."

Iran mourns dozens killed in militant attackupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 11:19:00

Three days of mourning began in the Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan on Monday, after dozens of people were killed in a militant attack a day earlier, state media reported.

Deadly Iran suicide blastupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 11:19:00

Shirzad Bozorgmehr reacts to Iran's promise to deliver a crushing response to those behind a suicide attack.

Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media reportupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 20:40:00

A man carrying explosives blew himself up as participants headed to a conference between Shia and Sunni groups in southeastern Iran on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, Iranian media reported.

Iran reformist Web site names post-election victimsupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 22:03:00

An Iranian reformist Web site on Friday released the identities of 72 people it says were killed by government forces in the aftermath of Iran's disputed presidential elections.

Iran appoints first woman minister and a terrorist suspectupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 10:15:00

Iran's parliament on Thursday approved the Cabinet nominations of a suspected terrorist and the first woman minister in the Islamic republic's 30-year history.

Iran summons top Argentine diplomat after protest of nomineeupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 13:33:00

Iran summoned Argentina's top diplomat in Tehran on Monday after the country complained about the nomination of a man who has been linked to a 1994 terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires, Iranian media have reported.

Argentina protests Ahmadinejad cabinet choiceupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 22:21:00

Jewish groups and the Argentine government condemned Friday the nomination of a man accused in the 1994 terrorist bombing of a Jewish center to serve as Iran's defense minister.

Top Iranian general: Let's prosecute opposition leadersupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 02:12:00

A senior official with Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is calling for the prosecution of two key opposition leaders and a former president, accusing them of fanning the protests that have gripped the nation since its disputed presidential election two months ago.

Revolutionary Guard leader: We can hit Israel's nuclear facilitiesupdated: Sun Jul 26 2009 05:36:00

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Saturday that Iran will strike Israel's nuclear facilities if the Jewish state attacks Iran, a semi-official news agency reported.

Iranians held in Iraq since 2007 releasedupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 17:29:00

Iraq released five Iranian diplomats late Thursday, more than two years after U.S. troops captured them in northern Iraq, state television announced.

Iran continues crackdownupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 16:33:00

The Iranian government's use of force has cleared dissenters from the streets. Reza Sayah reports

Opposition movement in Iran not over, experts sayupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 16:33:00

The chants, the clashes, the outrage, the blood -- for more than two weeks, the world watched as the fallout from Iran's presidential elections unraveled from peaceful demonstrations to government-led crackdowns on city streets.

'They started beating everyone'updated: Thu Jun 25 2009 10:55:00

A witness describes beatings at a new protest under way in downtown Tehran.

Amanpour: Dented Khamenei faces battle of willsupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 10:55:00

Despite his threats of "consequences" and the subsequent beatings and shooting deaths by government agents, the open protests on Iran's streets by hundreds of thousands of people have dented the shield of invincibility of Iran's Supreme religious Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, say sources in Iran.

Commentary: Is Iran's ruthless crackdown working?updated: Wed Jun 24 2009 09:15:00

The effectiveness with which Iran's security forces have dealt with the worst outbreak of political violence since the 1979 Islamic revolution illustrates the scale of the challenge faced by the Green Revolution's supporters in changing the way the country is governed.

Feared Basij militia has deep history in Iranian conflictupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:58:00

They may wear a uniform, or ordinary street clothes. Their numbers are unclear. They rush the streets with brute strength.

Clashes in Iran's streetsupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:58:00

Demonstrators clash with pro-government Basij militia in Tehran.

Pahlavi calls vote 'fraud'updated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:36:00

Iran's former crown prince and a leading advocate for civil disobedience, Reza Pahlavi, calls Iran's election a "fraud."

Riot police confront protesters in Tehran, witnesses sayupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:36:00

A defiant and chaotic protest sprouted in and around a public square Monday despite a warning by Iran's Revolutionary Guard against the kind of street demonstrations that have roiled Iran for more than a week, witnesses said.

CNN reporting from Tehranupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 22:26:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports that protesters have engaged in a new silent strategy, and it's working.

Iran's supreme leader once a student revolutionary himselfupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 22:26:00

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was once a student revolutionary himself, perhaps not much different from the thousands of protesters who this week have taken to the streets in Iran.

Iran 101: Understanding the unrestupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 08:19:00

For almost a week, tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in daily protests -- handkerchiefs shielding their faces from the pungency of tear gas, fists punching the air, and chants of "Down with the dictator" echoing against buildings.

Iranian candidate Rezaie has strong military tiesupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 20:45:00

Mohsen Rezaie may have little chance of winning Friday's presidential election in Iran, observers say, but they believe he's running with a purpose: getting rid of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iranians choose their futureupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 18:43:00

A ban on rallies is meant to give voters time for contemplation on election eve. CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports.

Iranians toss shoes at Bush postersupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 07:05:00

A few dozen Iranians threw shoes at posters of U.S. President George W. Bush in Tehran Friday morning, a demonstration of support for an Iraqi journalist jailed for throwing his shoes at President Bush two weeks ago in Baghdad.

U.S. official has new evidence of Iranian meddling in Iraqupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 19:41:00

The United States has new intelligence indicating Iran is reorganizing in an effort to assert its influence inside Iraq and may be behind several recent attacks, according to a senior U.S. official who spoke with CNN Monday.

Iran confirms missile testsupdated: Sat Jul 12 2008 22:14:00

Iranian officials confirmed Saturday the nation test-fired missiles earlier in the week, although some experts have said their technological capability is not as great as Tehran claimed.

Missile tests in disputeupdated: Sat Jul 12 2008 22:14:00

A U.S. source says no long-range missile tests were conducted by Iran Thursday.

McCain: More Iran sanctionsupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 20:47:00

Sen. John McCain responds to the Iranian missile test.

McCain, Obama slam Iran's missile testupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 20:47:00

Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that Iran's missile test shows the need for an effective missile defense system, while rival Sen. Barack Obama said it shows aggressive diplomacy, combined with sanctions, is necessary.

Iran defiant on right to nuclear powerupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 10:10:00

Iran's government spokesman on Saturday reiterated its right to develop nuclear power for peaceful purposes, a state-run news agency reported.

Iran may accept nuclear dealupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 10:10:00

Iran and the European Union appear near a deal to rein in Iran's nuclear program. CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports.

CNNMoney: Oil climbs to new record above $144updated: Wed Jul 02 2008 16:14:00

Oil prices rose to a new record Wednesday as traders mostly looked past a mixed inventory report to focus on continued geopolitical instability, currency issues and a looming jobs report.

Militant detained as al-Maliki heads to Iranupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 14:20:00

Coalition forces in Iraq said Friday they detained an "Iranian-trained" militant leader as Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki gets ready to visit Iran on Saturday to discuss security concerns and other issues.

U.S. cargo ship fires warning shots in Persian Gulf, Navy saysupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 17:22:00

A U.S.-contracted cargo ship fired warning shots in the Persian Gulf at two small patrol boats believed to be from Iran, U.S. Navy officials said Friday.

Warship harassed by Guardupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 16:43:00

The U.S. Navy releases video of the confrontation with Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboats in the Persian Gulf.

Bush: Iran threatening world peaceupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 13:21:00

Iran has denounced video and audio recordings released by the United States of the two nations' confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz as "fabricated," according to statements carried by state-run television station.

Security for Bush's visitupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 13:21:00

CNN's Atika Shubert looks at security measures for President Bush's visit to Israel and Palestinian territories.

Iranian boats 'harass' U.S. Navy, officials sayupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 16:03:00

Five Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats "harassed and provoked" three U.S. Navy ships early Sunday in international waters, the U.S. military said Monday, calling the encounter a "significant" confrontation.

U.S: Confrontation with Iranupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 16:03:00

U.S. officials say Iranian boats harassed U.S. Navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Time.com: Iranian Boats Harass Navy Shipsupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 10:25:00

Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats harassed and provoked three U.S. Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Monday

Iran's Revolutionary Guards patrol Persian Gulf, U.S. saysupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 19:46:00

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has taken command of Iranian naval operations in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military has revealed.

U.S. releases nine Iranians in Iraqupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 07:57:00

The U.S. military released nine Iranian detainees to the Iraqi government Friday who "no longer pose a security risk" and have no "intelligence value," a military statement said.

U.S. frees nine Iranians in Iraqupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 05:28:00

The U.S. military released nine Iranian detainees to the Iraqi government Friday who "no longer pose a security risk" and have no "intelligence value," a military statement said.

Iran navy in suicide attack pledgeupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 11:38:00

An Iranian naval commander Monday said his forces are willing to carry out suicide missions when facing enemy forces in the Persian Gulf, according to Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.

Iranian Guard 'ready to defend revolution'updated: Fri Oct 26 2007 21:27:00

The leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard vowed Friday that the military group was ready to defend the Iranian revolution after the U.S. imposed sanctions against it amid simmering tensions over Tehran's refusal to halt its nuclear program.

Iran's new sanctionsupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 21:27:00

CNN's Barbara Starr has the latest on the new sanctions being imposed and Iran's response to them.

CNNMoney: Oil continues record run - tops $92updated: Fri Oct 26 2007 15:32:00

Oil prices hit fresh record highs Friday as traders fretted over global supplies and violence flared in the Middle East.

U.S. details Quds Force's 'lethal support' to Taliban updated: Thu Oct 25 2007 20:06:00

The Quds Force, the elite unit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, provides "lethal support" to the Sunni-dominated Taliban for use against U.S. and NATO forces, according to information in the new U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran.

Iran becoming new Iraq on campaign trailupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 17:39:00

When it comes to presidential politics, Iran appears to the next Iraq.

U.S. slaps new sanctions on Iranupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 13:54:00

The United States imposed stiff sanctions against Iran on Thursday, targeting two Iranian military groups and a number of Iranian banks and people it accuses of backing nuclear proliferation and terror-related activities.

Time.com: Iran Closes Border With Northern Iraqupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 09:00:00

(SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq) -- Iran closed major border crossings with northern Iraq on Monday to protest the U.S. detention of an Iranian official the military accused of weapons smuggling, a Kurdish official said.At least four border gates have been closed and one remains open, the governor of the Kurdish province of Sulaimaniyah, Dana Ahmed Majeed, told The Associated Press. The move threatens the economy of Iraq's northern region -- one of the country's few success stories.In Tehran, the public relations department in Iran's Interior Ministry said no decision had been taken to shut the border.But Kurdish authorities said the Iranians began shutting down the crossing points late Sunday near the border towns of Banjiwin, Haj Omran, Halabja and Khanaqin.The closings came four days after U.S. troops arrested an Iranian official during a raid on a hotel in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad.U.S. officials said he was a member of the elite Quds force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards that smuggles wea

Time.com: Iran's Rich Revolutionary Guardupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 11:00:00

Washington may want to label it a global terrorist organization. But in Iran the concern is over the military group's growing economic clout

U.S. seizes 'Iran agent' in Iraqupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 05:51:00

U.S.-led coalition forces say they have captured a "highly sought" individual in Iraq with alleged ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force.

Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard gets new commanderupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 21:34:00

Iran's supreme leader announced a new chief for the country's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Saturday, as the Bush administration considered giving terror status to the state military agency.

New leader for Iran troopsupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 21:34:00

New leader for Iran troops

Time.com: Prelude to an Attack on Iranupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 00:45:00

Putting the country's Revolutionary Guard on the terror list is more than just bluster. It's likely the clearest sign yet that this Administration will not leave office without starting another war in the Middle East

Iranian Guards vow to 'punch' U.S.updated: Sat Aug 18 2007 07:00:00

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said they would not bow to pressure and threatened to "punch" the U.S., in their first response to Washington's plan to list them as a terrorist organization, newspapers reported Saturday.

Iran arming Taliban, U.S. claimsupdated: Wed Jun 13 2007 06:27:00

The United States has "irrefutable evidence" that Tehran is transferring arms to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, a top U.S. diplomat told CNN Wednesday, noting that NATO forces have intercepted some of the arms shipments.

Time.com: Is Iran a Terror Threat in the U.S.?updated: Fri Jun 08 2007 13:25:00

Evidence of ties to the JFK terror plot is thin. But it's not hard to believe, says Robert Baer, that Iran is eyeing American targets

16 'directly related' to U.S. troops' capture heldupdated: Sat May 26 2007 04:49:00

U.S. and Iraqi troops have detained 16 people they say are "directly related to the attack" on May 12 in which three U.S. soldiers were apparently captured, a U.S. military official said.

UK sailors 'blindfolded, isolated'updated: Fri Apr 06 2007 04:55:00

The 15 British military personnel captured by Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf were subjected to "psychological pressure" and kept in isolation during their detention, the group's officers said on Friday.

UK media fury over detained 15updated: Thu Mar 29 2007 08:50:00

The British media reacted with outrage Thursday after Arab television broadcast video footage of British marines and sailors who were captured by Iranian Revolutionary Guards last week.

Ahmadinejad rejects U.N. sanctionsupdated: Sun Mar 25 2007 15:26:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is rejecting new United Nations sanctions as illegal, according to IRNA, the state-run Iranian news agency.

2nd blast in 3 days hits Iranian cityupdated: Fri Feb 16 2007 15:29:00

A bomb went off Friday night at a girls school in the southeastern Iranian border city of Zahedan, according to the semi-official FARS News Agency.

Extent of Iraq-Iran link 'unknown'updated: Thu Feb 15 2007 20:04:00

It is not known whether senior Iranian political leaders are aware of the military Quds force's involvement in providing armor-piercing explosives to militants in Iraq, two top U.S. defense officials have said.

Bomb kills 11 on military bus in Iranupdated: Wed Feb 14 2007 01:29:00

A car bomb ripped through an Iranian military bus in the southeastern Iranian border town of Zahedan Wednesday morning, leaving at least 11 dead and 31 wounded, state-run Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

Iran involvement suspected in Karbala compound attackupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 04:06:00

The Pentagon is investigating whether a recent attack on a military compound in Karbala was carried out by Iranians or Iranian-trained operatives, two officials from separate U.S. government agencies said.

Iran plane crash kills dozensupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 00:11:00

An Iranian military plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran Monday morning, state-run IRINN television reported, killing 36 servicemen.

Rumsfeld: Situation in Iraq 'exaggerated' by mediaupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 13:31:00

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged Tuesday the potential for civil war in Iraq but slammed the media for "exaggerated" reports about the security situation following recent violence between religious factions.

Military plane crashes in Iranupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 02:48:00

A military plane with 11 passengers on board has crashed in northwestern Iran, killing a number of high-ranking officials in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Iran plane crash toll rises to 116updated: Wed Dec 07 2005 06:51:00

The death toll from the crash of an Iranian military transport plane near Tehran has risen to at least 116, according to Iranian officials and state-run media.

110 killed in Iran plane crashupdated: Tue Dec 06 2005 06:13:00

An Iranian military transport plane has crashed near Tehran after hitting a 10-story apartment building, killing at least 110 people -- most of them aboard the plane -- Iranian officials and state-run media reported.

Worldwide terrorist attacks down in 2003updated: Thu Apr 29 2004 15:45:00

International acts of terror in 2003 were the fewest in more than 30 years, according to the U.S. State Department's annual terrorism report released Thursday.

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