Iran is the 18th-largest country in the world, has around 80 million inhabitants and it is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations.
Iran is the only country that has both a Caspian Sea and an Indian Ocean coastline. Its central location in Eurasia and western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz gives it special geostrategic importance.There are around 120,000 Iranians living in Germany with Hamburg as the main center of the Iranian diaspora.
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After the US killed top Iranian general Qassem Sulemaini, Tehran announced it would stop obeying all limits on its nuclear program, agreed to in a 2015 deal. The US quit the agreement in 2018. This week the European signatories to that agreement lost their patience with Tehran and launched a punitive process that will either save or kill the deal. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
Russia has established itself as perhaps the key power broker in the Middle East, but is Vladimir Putin a warmonger or a peace-maker? Our guests: Raghida Bahnam (freelance journalist), Daniel Gerlach (Middle East analyst), Vladimir Esipov (DW).
In an exclusive interview with DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan talks about the Iran crisis and the international community's "lukewarm" response to the Kashmir dispute.