Despite escalating US-Iran tensions, remarkable similarities between their peoples have prompted some to suggest that the US and Iran could one day be powerful ‘natural’ allies.
Former US Embassy workers, held hostage in Iran three decades ago, say President Obama should block Iran's choice as UN ambassador. Some say Hamid Abutalebi was a key player in the 1979-81 hostage taking.
Iranians disillusioned by a stolen election were coaxed to turn out for last year's ballot. They elected a centrist president and have reshaped Iran's political map.
Turnout at Iran's annual commemoration of the embassy seizure today was the largest in years. But do hardliners have the clout to disrupt talks on Iran's nuclear program?
Although some Iranians chanted the typical anti-US slogan during prayers in Tehran today, hard-liners are finding it harder to be heard.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard warned that President Rouhani and his diplomatic team should not 'retreat from fundamental rights' as they try to reengage with the US.
President-elect Rohani has been getting pushback from hardliners for his moderate stands. But he has backing in powerful corners.
The surprise election of Hassan Rohani has Iranians hoping for more freedom less confrontation, but the centrist cleric faces obstacles that could derail change.
Political moderate Hassan Rohani defeated a host of conservative challengers to win Iran's presidency. His style is a sharp contrast with that of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Suffering from a legitimacy crisis after the fraud-tainted, heavily protested 2009 vote, Iran feels immense pressure to demonstrate that people have regained faith in their political system.
Shirin Ebadi, the first Iranian to win a Nobel Peace Prize, also spoke with the Monitor about her fight for human rights in Iran and challenged the supreme leader's role.