Tehran is the capital and largest city of the Islamic Republic of Iran. With roughly 9 million inhabitants, it is the most populous city in Western Asia.
Tehran is located in the northern part of Iran, at an elevation of roughly 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). It is a major hub for international trade and boasts the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. Tehran served as the focal point of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. This page collates all of DW's content on Tehran.
In Iran, hundreds of thousands of people have been marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. The uprising led to the toppling of the country's monarchy and the establishment of a theocratic police state. But four decades on, political discussion in the country is dominated by ever-soaring tensions with the United States – and an economy that has been crippled by sanctions.
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.