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A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison on June 13, 2006.

The 2 Instagram influencers detained in Iran are held in a prison where people are reportedly threatened with dismemberment, forced to eat dirt, and s...

Tehran's Evin Prison is known for holding high-profile foreign and dual-national prisoners, as well as Iranian activists and intellectuals.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

CIA predicted the Iran crisis that spiraled out of Trump pulling the US from the 2015 nuclear deal

A year before Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal, the CIA circulated a classified document offering a "simple" and prescient conclusion.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with National Security Adviser John Bolton looking on in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, May 3, 2019.

Trump and Iran may be on the brink of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides

A war with Iran would likely be disastrous and further destabilize a region that's been consumed by conflict for years.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

How the Trump administration got into a showdown with Iran that could lead to war

The Trump administration has rejected suggestions it's moving toward war after deploying military assets in response to unspecified threats.
Members of the 5th Special Forces Group conducting weapons training during counter-ISIS operations at the al-Tanf garrison in southern Syria.

A US base in Syria is a huge thorn in Russia and Iran’s side — but they can’t do much more than complain about it

Moscow, Tehran, and the Syrian government have repeatedly accused the US of training Islamic State fighters at the al-Tanf garrison without offering any credible evidence. And that seems as if it's all they can do to undermine the US.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad

Iran’s currency plunges to a record low as US sanctions near

Iran's currency sank to an all-time low over the weekend, falling below 100,000 rials to the dollar, ahead of the first round of US sanctions which are set to go into effect next week.

Thousands of Iranians shut down Tehran’s Grand Bazaar in largest protest in years

Thousands of protesters gathered in Tehran's Grand Bazaar on Monday to rally against rising prices and their currencies sinking value spurred by President Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. The US dollar was being offered for 87,000 rials, a massive jump from 42,890 at the end of 2017.
Students wave Iranian national flags during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution in Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) Square February 10, 2009.

After mass protests, Iran bans English in schools to fight Western ‘cultural invasion’

The Iranian government has blamed its Western "enemies" for provoking recent protests.