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We have started to collect the most important news related to Iran in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Iran: news

Iran likely to dominate EU talks

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 8:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Discussion of new moves against Iran is expected to dominate a meeting of EU foreign ministers, in the wake of the UK's expulsion of Iranian diplomats.
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VIDEO: What action will be taken against Iran?

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 5:52
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels in the shadow of the crisis between Britain and Iran that has put further strain on relations with the Islamic state.
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UK to expel all Iranian diplomats

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 21:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

The UK is to expel all Iranian diplomats following the storming of its embassy in Tehran by protesters, Foreign Secretary William Hague announces.
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VIDEO: UK to expel all Iranian diplomats

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 19:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

UK is to expel all Iranian diplomats following the storming of its embassy in Tehran by protesters, Foreign Secretary William Hague announces.
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Image shows Iran explosion damage

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 16:06
related places: Tehran

A satellite image captures apparently extensive damage from an explosion at a military base near Tehran earlier this month.
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UK diplomats pulled out of Iran

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 10:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain withdraws some diplomatic staff from Iran after protesters ransack its embassy, amid worsening relations over Iran's nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Britons warned: Keep low profile in Iran

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 5:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

Britons staying in Iran are being warned to stay indoors and to keep a low profile after hundreds of protesters stormed two British diplomatic compounds in Tehran.
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UK warns Iran over embassy attack

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 4:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns Iran of "serious consequences" after protesters stormed the British embassy and a UK compound in Tehran.
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Iran protesters storm UK embassy

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 20:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

Iran expresses "regret" after protesters force their way into the UK embassy compound in Tehran, smashing windows and burning the British flag.
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VIDEO: Iran protesters storm UK embassy

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 19:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Protesters in the Iranian capital have broken into the British embassy compound during a demonstration against sanctions imposed by the UK.
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Iran moves to downgrade UK ties

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 12:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's parliament votes to downgrade diplomatic relations with Britain after the UK imposed fresh sanctions over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Iran arrests 12 for 'CIA spying'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 22:49
related countries: United States United States

Iran says it has arrested 12 agents of the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who were targeting its military and nuclear programme.
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Iran nuclear sanctions 'in vain'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 16:21

Iran dismisses new Western sanctions imposed against it because of growing concerns about its nuclear programme, saying they are "in vain".
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Iran hit by fresh West sanctions

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Tehran, West

The US, Canada and UK announce fresh sanctions against Iran amid growing concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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UK severs ties with Iranian banks

Monday, November 21st 2011, 20:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK imposes new financial sanctions against Iran which it says are needed because Iranian banks may be linked to the country's alleged nuclear weapons programme.
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VIDEO: Nuclear plot angers Iranian gamers

Monday, November 21st 2011, 15:13

Iranian gamers sign a petition against a new video game, Battlefield 3, which includes a search for nuclear bombs in a future Iran.
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VIDEO: UN passes Iran nuclear resolution

Friday, November 18th 2011, 23:29

The UN's nuclear watchdog has passed a resolution expressing its "deep and increasing concern" over Iran's nuclear programme.
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UN 'concern' at Iran nuclear plan

Friday, November 18th 2011, 23:22

The UN's nuclear watchdog expresses "deep and increasing concern" over Iran's nuclear plans, but stops short of referring Tehran to the Security Council.
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World film gong for Iranian movie

Friday, November 18th 2011, 9:00

A movie about the break up of an Iranian married couple is named the winner of this year's BBC Four World Cinema Awards.
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VIDEO: IAEA: Iran has to answer nuclear case

Friday, November 18th 2011, 2:10
related countries: Germany Germany

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council, and Germany, have expressed their "increasing concern" over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Fears grow over Iran nuclear plan

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:59

World powers agree a draft resolution expressing their "increasing concern" that Iran may be seeking to build nuclear weapons.
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Iran 'swayed' Iraq over US exit

Monday, November 14th 2011, 17:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iran influenced Baghdad's decision to refuse to allow the US to keep troops in Iraq beyond the end of this year, a senior adviser to Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki tells the BBC.
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Iran says Duqu hack 'controlled'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 14:41

Iran says it is using software to control trojan attacks as researchers elsewhere find a TV show reference in the malware's code.
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Republicans debate foreign policy

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 4:16
related countries: United States United States

US Republican presidential hopefuls debate foreign policy, agreeing on blocking Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions, but differing on methods.
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Deadly blast at Iran arms depot

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 15:16
related places: Tehran

Seventeen soldiers are killed in a huge explosion at a Revolutionary Guards military base near Iran's capital Tehran, officials say.
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VIDEO: How Iran's planes get around sanctions

Friday, November 11th 2011, 19:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ever

Ever since the recent economic sanctions imposed by the US on Iran, travelling to foreign destinations on Iranian carriers has become a daring adventure.
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VIDEO: Smugglers risk their lives to enter Iran

Friday, November 11th 2011, 8:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Every day, hundreds of young Kurds living in northern Iraq cross the border into Iran.
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US plays down strike against Iran

Friday, November 11th 2011, 4:42
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta seeks to quash speculation of a military strike against Iran, saying it could have "unintended consequences".
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Russia rejects new Iran sanctions

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 19:45
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Tehran

Russia rules out supporting fresh sanctions against Iran, despite a UN report that says Tehran may be trying to develop nuclear weapons.
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VIDEO: Russia rules out new Iran sanctions

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 16:48
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says it would not support new sanctions against Iran, even after a report from the UN's atomic energy agency accused Tehran of trying to build a nuclear weapon.
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Iran stands firm on nuclear plans

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 12:28

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran "will not budge" from its nuclear programme, despite a new UN report suggesting it may have a military aim.
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Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 0:15

In its toughest report yet on Iran, the UN's nuclear watchdog says Tehran is conducting research that can only be aimed at developing nuclear arms.
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Iran report 'to detail nuclear capability'

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 15:01

UN report on Iran 'to detail secret atomic programme'
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Iran 'does not need atomic bombs'

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 11:56
related places: Tehran

Iran's president says his country "does not need atomic bombs", amid continuing controversy over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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Iran: Heading toward a nuclear show-down?

Monday, November 7th 2011, 15:04

New UN report on Iran may heighten unease over nuclear aims
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Russia warns against Iran attack

Monday, November 7th 2011, 9:48
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

An Israeli attack on suspected Iranian nuclear sites would be a "very serious mistake", warns Russia as the UN prepares to issue a new report.
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VIDEO: Mid-East is 'tough neighbourhood'

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 10:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has described the Middle East as a "tough neighbourhood" when describing the risks of a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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UN 'finds Iran nuclear arms bid'

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 16:59

Diplomats say the UN's atomic watchdog is due to reveal what it says is evidence Iran has been conducting research into nuclear weapons.
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Iranian minister survives vote

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 18:37

Iranian Economy Minister Shamseddin Hosseini survives an impeachment vote linked to a major banking scandal.
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Iran bans 'immoral' footballers

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 12:52

Two Iranian football players are suspended indefinitely for going too far with "immoral" goal-scoring celebrations, state TV says.
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Iranian actress 'now released'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:03

An Iranian actress who was sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes has been released after three months in custody, according to Amnesty International.
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US sees 'power struggle' in Iran

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 5:04
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the BBC efforts to reach out to Iran have been hurt by confusion over who is ultimately running the country.
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Saudi envoy 'plotter' in US court

Monday, October 24th 2011, 16:07
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: New York

An Iranian-American charged over a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US appears in a New York court and pleads not guilty to terror charges.
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Iran criticises killings in Syria

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 15:45
related countries: Syria Syria

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran criticises the killings in Syria's anti-government crackdown but warns against outside intervention.
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Turkey and Iran 'target rebels'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 15:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey and Iran say they will work together to defeat separatist Kurdish rebels active in both countries, as Turkey continues its military offensive.
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VIDEO: Afghan-Iran film suppressed in Kabul

Friday, October 21st 2011, 14:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan authorities prevent the domestic release of an Afghan film called The School, about the life of an Afghan refugee girl in Iran.
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Academy calls for Iran releases

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 11:26

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences leads Hollywood industry organisations in calling for the release of jailed Iranian film-makers.
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UK seizes Iranian accused assets

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 9:46
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK Treasury says it has frozen the assets of five men suspected of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.
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Iran pours scorn on Saudi 'plot'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 23:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says US allegations of a plot to assassinate a Saudi envoy are as false as its claims were about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Shock over 'Iran plot' suspect

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 14:15

Texas friends in shock at 'Iran plot' suspect's arrest
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Iran denies US meeting over plot

Friday, October 14th 2011, 20:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iranian officials deny any direct contact with the US about allegations Tehran was behind a plot to kill the Saudi envoy on US soil.
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VIDEO: Iran tackles risky motorbike habits

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 19:29

Motorcycles loaded with children or piled high with goods are a common sight in Iran but traffic police are clamping down on risky practices.
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Obama censures Iran over 'plot'

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama says the US can back up all its allegations of an Iranian conspiracy to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.
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VIDEO: Iran dismisses assassination plot

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 20:35
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Tehran

US Vice President Joe Biden has said that the discovery of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate a Saudi Arabian envoy on US soil will have serious consequences for Tehran.
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Iran airline hit by US sanctions

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 19:13
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on an Iranian airline it says flew members of an elite force linked to an alleged plot to kill the Saudi envoy on US soil.
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Iran: Bank protests to topple US

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 16:30
related countries: United States United States

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tells a mass rally that the Occupy Wall Street protests will bring down the capitalist system.
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US to pressure Iran over 'plot'

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for a "very strong message" to be sent to Iran after allegations of a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US.
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