Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned the United States to "wake up" and not to embrace Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's new ultraconservative president-elect.
"The time has come for the other sides to make decisions," said Abbas Araqchi on Sunday.
"He was the same person before this election as he is after the election," said the White House national security adviser of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, following Ebrahim Raisi's victory in Iran's presidential election.
A panel under Iran's supreme leader's watch disqualified several of Raisi's moderate challengers ahead of the election.
Fewer Iranians turned up to vote this year, fearing that it is 'useless' to vote when other politicians put a stop to any progress. Others find candidates untrustworthy and unable to keep their promises.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran has denounced Friday's ballot, which is sure to see Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi become president.
"All indications suggest that [Ebrahim] Raisi will become Iran's next president," IranPoll CEO Amir Farmanesh said in a statement shared alongside exclusive data sent to Newsweek. "Contrary to what some believe, his election is unlikely to significantly change the course of Iran's foreign policy."
The Chinese government, along with U.S. allies in Europe, continues to support a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
"When we declared our intention to enter the Atlantic Ocean, some countries, including the global arrogance, stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy was not capable of doing that," Iran's deputy army coordinator said, "but in practice they saw that we did it with strength."
"Iran has paid the minimum amount due," U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said on Friday, according to Reuters.
"It doesn't look like it used to look," Yossi Cohen said of the cellar of Iran's nuclear Natanz facility.
The Biden administration announced Thursday that it was lifting sanctions on three former Iranian officials and two companies it said had been involved in banned petroleum sales, saying the U.S. had "verified a change in status or behavior" on their part.
Iran's state TV reported an Iranian destroyer and support vessel are sailing in the Atlantic Ocean without revealing its final destination. Its cargo is suspected to end up in Venezuela.
"They first need to go back to the (nuclear deal) that they withdrew from. If we see the process and more confidence is built, then we can talk about that," presidential candidate Abdolnasser Hemmati said.
The general warned of instability in the Middle East as the United States pulls out of Afghanistan.
The people of the region are craving change, not least among them the Palestinian people, who are desperate for fresh leaders, leaders who can move beyond a rigid regime with an agenda that abuses the very people it rules.
Congress must take the lead in protecting our government, our corporations and our citizens against one of the most pressing foreign threats to our national security.
It is precisely Netanyahu's legacy of protecting Israel that propels him to move forward to finish the arc of his long career.
The 680ft vessel caught fire under "mysterious circumstances" at around 2.25 a.m. local time on Wednesday, reported Tasnim News Agency.
The true test of normalization is whether the Abraham Accords will outlast efforts by Palestinian leaders to sabotage them. So far they have.
The Iranian strategy in Vienna is obvious: wield the threat of nuclear escalation to extort tens of billions of dollars in sanctions relief and win tacit permission to forge ahead on nuclear R&D.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's report on Iran said that the agency has "not had access to the data from its online enrichment monitors and electronic seals, or had access to the measurement recordings registered by its installed measurement devices."
The era of "maximum pressure" on Iran evidences the fact that power does not always translate into leverage, and that too bold a display can lead to exhaustion and futility.
"The U.S.' attitude and willingness to move away from the failed policies of the past will contribute most to the success of the negotiations," Shahrokh Nazemi, head of the media office at Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations, told Newsweek.
Now that a ceasefire has been achieved between Hamas and Israel, it is important to draw some lessons from the conflict and decide how the next one can be prevented.
"Iran's position on the JCPOA is a systemic decision, meaning that it is the outcome of an internal bargaining process that carries the stamp of the supreme leader," Amwaj.media's Mohammad Ali Shabani told Newsweek. Both he and analyst Setareh Sadeqi call it a "consensus" within Iranian politics.
"I have made contacts and I am holding consultations to make the election scene more competitive and participatory," said Iran's most prominent approved presidential candidate.
"We highly appreciate the role of the Islamic Republic in Iran, and all the forces of the Axis of Resistance, which provided our resistance with weapons and expertise," Palestinian Islamic Jihad spokesperson Abu Hamza said.