Led by its ruthless Revolutionary Guards, Iran will do whatever it takes to defend and preserve the Islamic Republic.
Remembering the Maltese journalist killed by a car bomb, minutes after she warned about "crooks".
How this conflict – played out in the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia – is destabilising the world.
Why the real history of the Peace of Westphalia in 17th-century Europe offers a model for bringing stability to the Middle East.
Above all, the Islamic republic wants stability – and to fight back against a group that despises Shia Muslims.