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An Iranian protester pretends to punch a mask mocking President Donald Trump during a rally after Friday prayer in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 10, 2019. A top commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Friday that Tehran will not talk with the United States, an Iranian news agency reported a day after President Donald Trump said he'd like Iranian leaders to "call me." (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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Tehran-osaurus rex (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times) (published December 3, 2018)

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Iranian firefighters work at the scene of the collapsed Plasco building after being engulfed by a fire, in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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President Obama said he wanted inspections "anywhere, anytime" of Iran's nuclear facilities to ensure Tehran is adhering to terms of the deal. But the actual agreement? Iran gets 24 days' notice of inspections of suspicious sites. A secret side deal allows Tehran's own inspectors to check a military site where work on nuclear weapons was thought to have been carried out. (Associated Press)

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In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 photo, Iranian worker Shahin Mirouzadeh cuts potatoes at "Mash Donald's" fast food restaurant, a knock-off version of McDonald's in western Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Jubilant Iranians sang and waved Iranian flags during street celebrations in Tehran after a landmark nuclear deal. Many of the country's sidelined reformist politicians and human rights activists are quietly greeting the pact with support. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for July 19, 2015 - Obama says Iran nuke deal will make world safer while Iranians chant 'death to America': An Iranian man leads worshippers with chanting slogans: "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" during Friday prayer service at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 17, 2015. The main prayer service in the Iranian capital has been interrupted by repeated chants of "Death to America" — despite this week's landmark nuclear deal with world powers that was welcomed by authorities in Tehran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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In Tehran, young Iranians danced in streets and motorists honked their horns upon hearing news of the accord. Some people blew South African-style vuvuzela horns like those heard at the World Cup. (Associated Press)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately condemned the deal Tuesday, saying the agreement to curb Iran's nuclear programs in exchange for an eventual end to sanctions on Tehran was a "stunning historic mistake" under which Iran will get "a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars which will allow it to continue to pursue its agenda of aggression and terror." (Associated Press)

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Iranian English teacher Fatemeh Hossieni, 61, celebrates Al-Quds Day in Tehran, Iran by calling for the destruction of Israel, July 10, 2015. (Image: NBC News screenshot) ** FILE **

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As the prospect grows that Damascus could fall to the Islamic State or another extremist faction — or some combustible combination of the two — officials say the hope is that Moscow and Tehran might suddenly open to Washington's yearslong attempt to assemble a "moderate opposition" against Syrian strongman Bashar Assad. (Associated Press)

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The Case for Regime Change in Iran: Denying Tehran The Bomb cover ( June 17, 2015)

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Maryam Rajavi said U.S. attempts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran do nothing but enable Tehran's continued oppression of the Iranian populace. (associated press)

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In this April 11, 2013, file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for The Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

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President Obama said he will not sign a nuclear agreement with Iran unless it's verifiable, and he tried to downplay concerns that Tehran would use its extra cash from the end of international sanctions to finance more terrorism. (Associated Press)

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Pakistan is prepping a major oil pipeline to run through Iran while its neighbor and rival, India, begins talks with Tehran on a shipping port. (Associated Press)

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a televised speech at the presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 4, 2015. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

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Iranian university students chant slogans in an anti-Saudi protest in front of the U.N. office in Tehran. (AP Photo/File)

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Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran, April 11, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Israeli officials said the decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to allow the missile system sale was a clear sign that Tehran is already cashing in on a tentative nuclear deal with world powers, a deal that includes an easing of sanctions on the Iranian economy and faces a deadline of the end of June for a final deal. (Associated Press)