Brent Goff speaks to exiled Iranian writer and translator Khalil Rostamkhani about whether Iran needs a new revolution, and Tehran's influence in the world today.
Forty years after the Islamic Revolution, the regime in Iran appears to be firmly in the saddle, thanks to its effective use of violence and censorship, but it may not continue for long, says DW's Jamshid Barzegar.
1979 was a significant year for the Middle East, and not only because of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Elsewhere, political Islam was beginning to show its might. The consequences still shape the region today.
Ayatollah Khamenei has defended the chant "Death to America" as being directed at "evil" US leaders and not towards the American people. He also said Europe could not be trusted.
The top diplomats from the US and the EU have met a day after Washington slammed Europe over its stance on Iran. The criticism highlights current strains in trans-Atlantic ties.
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