Iran's supreme leader warns the hardline former president's candidacy would increase divisions in the Islamic Republic.
Commentators suggest the firebrand populist will run in next year's elections, but Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's instruction effectively destroys his chances.
The Shi'ite leader's comment comes after a U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots towards an Iranian craft that had approached two U.S. ships, Pentagon says.
The supreme leader accuses the U.S. of failing to keep its end of the deal, saying that sanctions are only being removed incrementally and foreign companies aren't yet investing in Iran.
Tehran’s alliance with the Taliban to create a buffer against ISIS helps show that the Iranian leadership is anything but monolithic.
Ahmad Jannati, an outspoken critic of President Rohani's policies, will lead the assembly that is expected to choose the successor to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
After decades of detachment, Iranians are particularly anxious over Donald Trump, who has bitter criticized last year's nuclear accord between world powers and Iran.
'If the Americans and their regional allies want to pass through the Strait of Hormuz and threaten us, we will not allow any entry,'deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says.
Speaking to a group of teachers, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says U.S. military drills in the region are proof of American arrogance.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned the use of undercover morality police to report on women who are not in keeping with Islamic law.