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US and Israel 'in unison' on Iran

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US is working closely with Israel to use diplomacy to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, President Barack Obama says.
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VIDEO: Iran 'intimidating BBC Persian'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 10:25

The BBC's director general Mark Thompson has accused the Iranian authorities of intimidating those working for its Persian service.
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BBC accuses Iran of intimidation

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 18:00

The BBC's Director General, Mark Thompson, accuses the Iranian authorities of intimidating those working for its Persian service.
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VIDEO: Cardboard Ayatollah lampooned

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 17:31
related places: Tehran

A cardboard cut-out version of the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution is mocked online after touring Tehran.
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China 'considering' eurozone help

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 13:57
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing is "considering" contributing to European rescue funds, during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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UN positive about Iranian talks

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 17:36

UN nuclear inspectors back from a trip to Iran to discuss its nuclear programme have said the country is "committed" to "resolving all outstanding issues".
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Iran nuclear talks 'constructive'

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 19:42

Iran says three days of talks with UN nuclear inspectors have been "positive and constructive".
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Iran launches Spanish TV channel

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 11:38
related countries: Spain Spain

The Iranian government launches a Spanish-language satellite TV channel, as it seeks warmer ties with Latin America.
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Iran seeks to halt some oil sales

Monday, January 30th 2012, 7:26
related places: Tehran

The dispute between Iran and Western economies escalates after Tehran says it will stop oil sales to some countries.
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VIDEO: UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 21:10

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are on a three-day visit to Iran, to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear programme.
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UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 7:54

Inspectors from the UN nuclear agency, the IAEA, are visiting Iran to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear programme.
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Iran guards 'kill six Pakistanis'

Friday, January 27th 2012, 8:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least six Pakistanis were shot dead and two others wounded by Iranian security forces after they crossed the border, Pakistani officials say.
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Ahmadinejad ready to revive talks

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 15:57

Iran is ready for talks with the West but tougher sanctions will not force it to give in to demands over its nuclear programme, its president says.
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IMF warns of Iran oil shock risk

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 16:46

The International Monetary Fund warns of a possible 20-30% spike in oil prices if Iranian exports are disrupted.
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UK forces 'could be sent to Gulf'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An escalation of a dispute with Iran could see Britain sending military reinforcements to the Gulf, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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VIDEO: Iranian anger over oil imports ban

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 8:20

Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz - the world's most important oil gateway - after EU foreign ministers agreed to ban imports of Iranian oil.
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Iran dismisses EU oil imports ban

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 21:43

Iran says an EU ban on imports of Iranian oil is "unfair" and "doomed to fail", and will not force it to change course on its nuclear programme.
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EU approves Iran oil imports ban

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 18:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU foreign ministers formally agree to an oil embargo against Iran, as Western powers reinforce their naval presence in the region.
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VIDEO: Who exports goods to Iran?

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 11:53

The BBC's James Reynolds visits Dubai where many people export goods to Iran
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VIDEO: Will sanctions affect price of oil?

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 10:35

The prospect of tighter sanctions against Iran from Europe and America has pushed up the price of oil.
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EU plans embargo on Iranian oil

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 17:33

What impact would an EU ban on imports of Iranian oil have?
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Israel's fears of a nuclear Iran

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 1:22

Israelis weigh up the threat from Iran's nuclear programme
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Iran's Press TV loses UK licence

Friday, January 20th 2012, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iranian news network Press TV has its licence revoked by the media regulator Ofcom.
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Russia warns against Iran strike

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 15:45
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister says an attack on Iran would be "a catastrophe", as Israel's defence minister says any decision is "very far off".
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Iran oil divides Asian economies

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 16:15
related places: Asian

Iran oil sanctions divide Asian economies
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China fury at US sanction on firm

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 8:38
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China criticises US sanctions imposed on oil firm Zhuhai Zhenrong for trading with Iran as Premier Wen Jiabao visits the Gulf.
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Missiles accused to be extradited

Friday, January 13th 2012, 13:13
related countries: United States United States

A retired businessman loses a High Court fight against being extradited to the United States over charges of conspiring to sell parts for Iranian missiles.
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Iran accepts nuclear talks offer

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 22:18
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Tehran

Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani says Tehran is willing to restart talks with the UN Security Council and Germany on its nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Cuba welcomes Iran's Ahmadinejad

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 9:38
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has received a warm welcome in Cuba, as he continued a whistlestop tour of his allies.
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Japan 'to cut Iran oil imports'

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 7:54
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan will take "concrete steps" to reduce its oil dependency on Iran, its finance minister announces after a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
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US condemns Iran scientist blast

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 19:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US condemns the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan in a car bomb attack in north Tehran.
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Legendary Soviet spy dies at 87

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Nazi, Tehran

Gevork Vartanian, a legendary Soviet spy who helped foil a Nazi plot to kill Allied leaders in Tehran in World War II, dies in Moscow aged 87.
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VIDEO: 'Nuclear scientist killed' in Iran blast

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:04
related places: Tehran

A nuclear scientist is killed after a suspected bomb exploded in a car in northern Tehran, reports say, the latest in a string of such nuclear-linked attacks.
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Iranian scientist killed in blast

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 16:59
related places: Tehran

A nuclear scientist is killed after a suspected bomb exploded in a car in northern Tehran, the latest in a string of such nuclear-linked attacks.
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Iran speaker in Turkey for talks

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 9:32
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, is visiting Turkey amid rising tensions between the neighbours over Syria and a Nato missile shield.
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Geithner in Beijing talks on Iran

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 8:51
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Beijing meeting Chinese leaders to seek support for sanctions on Iran.
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US 'in second Iran sea rescue'

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 18:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

A US ship rescues a group of Iranians in trouble at sea, in the second such incident in less than a week, the Pentagon says.
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Is a US-Iran maritime clash inevitable?

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 14:13
related countries: United States United States

Is a maritime clash between the US and Iran inevitable?
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US warns Iran over uranium plant

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 9:29
related countries: United States United States

The US says Iran's enrichment of uranium at an underground site is "a further escalation" of its ongoing violation of UN resolutions.
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New Iran site enriching uranium

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 1:38
related places: Qom

Iran has begun medium-level uranium enrichment at a heavily fortified site near the holy city of Qom, the UN's nuclear watchdog says.
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VIDEO: Iran sentences 'CIA spy' to death

Monday, January 9th 2012, 22:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

US man of Iranian descent has been sentenced to death by a court in Tehran for spying for the CIA.
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Iran sentences 'CIA spy' to death

Monday, January 9th 2012, 18:17
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian court sentences Iranian-American Amir Mirzai Hekmati to death for spying for the CIA, amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West.
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VIDEO: Iran cinema 'thriving despite controls'

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 11:53

Artists and film makers in Iran are rushing to produce more films, despite restrictions imposed by the government.
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Iran acknowledges US Navy rescue

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 14:29
related countries: United States United States

Iran's foreign minister acknowledges the US Navy rescue of kidnapped Iranian fishermen as a "humanitarian act" which would not affect overall relations.
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VIDEO: US Navy rescues Iranian fishermen

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 2:40
related countries: United States United States

The US Navy has rescued 13 Iranian fishermen being held by pirates in the Arabian Sea, the Pentagon says.
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Iran sanctions bite, but will they work?

Friday, January 6th 2012, 20:46

Will sanctions halt Iran's nuclear drive or hurt ordinary people?
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US Navy rescues Iranian hostages

Friday, January 6th 2012, 18:48
related countries: United States United States

American sailors rescue 13 Iranian fishermen held hostage by pirates in the Arabian Sea for several weeks, the Pentagon says.
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UK warns Iran over trading route

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 21:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Any attempt by Iran to close a vital trade route would fail, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells the Atlantic Council think tank in the US.
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Huawei feels US pressure on Iran

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 2:24
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei is under pressure from the US because of its business links with Iran.
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EU looking to ban Iran crude oil

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 23:24

EU officials agree in principle to ban imports of Iranian crude oil to increase pressure on the country over its nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Iran sanctions 'starting to bite'

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 22:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US has said threats by Iran to restrict Gulf shipping in the event of further sanctions shows international pressure is having an effect
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Iran sanctions 'starting to bite'

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 19:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US says threats by Iran to restrict Gulf shipping in the event of further sanctions shows international pressure is 'beginning to bite'.
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Iran jails Rafsanjani's daughter

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 11:07

The daughter of the former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is sentenced to six months in prison for producing anti-regime propaganda.
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France urges new Iran sanctions

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 10:20
related countries: France France, United States United States

France says the EU should follow the US in imposing stricter sanctions on Tehran, as Iran's currency falls again amid worries over their impact.
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Iran rial falls against US dollar

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 3:10
related countries: United States United States

Iran's currency the rial slides 12% against the US dollar after the US imposed fresh sanctions targeting Iran's central bank.
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Iranians test-fire more missiles

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 18:15

Iran says it has test-fired three more missiles in what is being seen as a show of strength on the final day of naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz.
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VIDEO: Iran test-fires further missiles

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 14:04

Iran says it has successfully test-fired two more missiles, including a surface-to-sea missile, to end a 10-day naval exercise in the Gulf.
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Iranian guards held in Pakistan

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 9:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani police detain three Iranian border guards after they allegedly crossed the border killing one man and wounding another they had been pursuing, officials say.
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