Islamic republic

Theocratic republic based on Islamic law

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An Islamic republic is the name given to several states that are officially ruled by Islamic laws, including the Islamic Republics of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Mauritania. Pakistan first adopted the title under the constitution of 1956. Mauritania adopted it on 28 November 1958. Iran adopted it after the 1979 Iranian Revolution that overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty. Afghanistan adopted it in 2004 after the fall of the Taliban government. Despite having similar names the countries differ greatly in their governments and laws.

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President Donald Trump said Friday he did not believe that Iran wanted a confrontation, even as he was set to send more troops to the region. Speaking to..
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Iran will not surrender to U.S. pressure and will not abandon its goals even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, stepping up the war of..
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The Donald Trump administration took double-barreled aim at China and Iran on Wednesday, sanctioning a shadowy Chinese weapons merchant for illegally supplying..
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Turkey stopped purchasing Iranian oil as of May as U.S. waivers granted last November to eight buyers expired, and will continue to abide by Washington's demand..
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At a Pentagon briefing Tuesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said additional U.S. forces near Iran have “put on hold the potential for attacks on..
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The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have underscored the need to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, stressing their commitment to boosting trade..
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the U.S. administration "novice politicians with naive ideas", saying President Donald Trump had stepped back from his..
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Iran called on Monday on the United States to address the Islamic Republic with respect, not threat of war, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened..
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for..
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