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News: Iran

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

World news related to Iran – overview

Iran: news

Iran worker 'jailing' angers UK

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 2:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary David Miliband urges Iran to overturn a four-year jail sentence reportedly given to a UK embassy employee.
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Iran nuclear sanctions 'unlikely'

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 16:01
related countries: Russia Russia

Further sanctions against Iran over its nuclear plans are unlikely in the near future, Russia's top foreign policy aide says.
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Iran 'to accept UN nuclear deal'

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 17:46

Iran will accept a UN draft deal on its nuclear programme if "very important changes" are made, Iranian state media report.
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Yemenis intercept 'Iranian ship'

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 14:16
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni officials say they have intercepted an Iranian boat carrying weapons to rebels – Iran issues denial.
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Pakistan frees Iranian 'officers'

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 5:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan authorities release 11 Iranian "security officers" who were detained on its border, police say.
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Pakistan holds Iran border guards

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 0:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Up to eleven Iranians are detained in Pakistan for illegally entering the country, Pakistani police say.
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Iran 'could export some uranium'

Monday, October 26th 2009, 10:48

Iran may send some uranium abroad for further enrichment, in line with a UN proposal, says its foreign minister.
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Turkey chastises the West on Iran

Monday, October 26th 2009, 6:00

Turkey's prime minister accuses Western powers of double standards in their treatment of Iran and its nuclear programme.
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UN team 'sees Iran nuclear site'

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 22:00

UN's nuclear inspectors have visited a previously secret uranium enrichment plant in Iran, Iranian officials say.
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What is your reaction to Iran's inspection?

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 9:53

UN inspectors will visit the nuclear enrichment facility revealed last month. How should the world respond?
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Obama rallies support over Iran

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 20:31

Barack Obama calls the French and Russian leaders to consolidate support ahead of a key UN nuclear inspection in Iran.
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Iran delays reply on nuclear plan

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 19:23
related countries: France France

Iran says it will respond to a proposed deal on its controversial nuclear programme next week, missing a UN deadline.
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World awaits Iran nuclear answer

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 12:59

Iran is due to give its response to a UN agency draft deal aimed at easing global concerns over its nuclear plans.
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Iran lawyer in 'blood money' plea

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 16:09

An Iranian lawyer appeals for money to save the lives of four juvenile offenders who are facing execution.
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Israel 'met Iran' at atomic talks

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 11:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Israeli and Iranian representatives met in face-to-face talks in Cairo and discussed nuclear arms proliferation, Israeli officials say.
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Iran nuclear fuel deal 'agreed'

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 18:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The UN nuclear chief gives Iran, the US, France and Russia a draft deal aimed at easing concerns over Tehran's nuclear plans.
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Iran nuclear talks 'going slowly'

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 22:40

Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers are making slower-than-expected progress, the head of the IAEA says.
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Iran MPs demand action on Mousavi

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 16:07

One-third of Iran's lawmakers demand that legal action be taken against opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.
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Iran mourns suicide bomb victims

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 12:47

Revolutionary Guards members killed in Sunday's suicide bombing in Iran are buried after a funeral attended by thousands.
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Iran uranium deal talks 'go well'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 18:03

Talks with Iran on a uranium enrichment deal are "off to a good start", says UN watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei.
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Iran accuses Pakistan over attack

Monday, October 19th 2009, 16:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Iran's president claims Pakistani agents were involved in a suicide attack that targeted a group of elite Revolutionary Guards.
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Iran 'retreats' from nuclear deal

Monday, October 19th 2009, 9:30
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Iran seems to be backing off from a proposed deal to resolve the crisis over its nuclear programme, Iranian media suggest.
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Iran commanders assassinated

Sunday, October 18th 2009, 16:45

Senior members of the elite Revolutionary Guards are among 31 people killed in a suicide attack in south-eastern Iran.
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Newsweek reporter freed in Iran

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 22:00
related countries: Canada Canada

An Iranian-Canadian journalist arrested during the protests that followed Iran's disputed presidential election is freed.
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Clinton: Russia sees Iran threat

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 15:32
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the BBC that Russia now recognises the threat posed by Iran.
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Shift or stall?

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 21:32
related countries: United States United States

Is Russia moving closer to the US on the issue of Iran?
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Don't pressure Iran, says Russia

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 17:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Threatening Iran with sanctions will not help progress on the nuclear issue, Russia's top diplomat tells Hillary Clinton.
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'Nuclear threat' to power grids

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 16:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Scientists warn that Iran and North Korea may develop a bomb that could paralyse western electricity grids.
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Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 11:03

Iranian cleric Mehdi Karroubi faces legal action over abuse allegations he made during post-election unrest, state media say.
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Iranians demand loan of treasure

Monday, October 12th 2009, 16:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran threatens to cease cultural co-operation with the British Museum if an ancient artefact is not loaned to the country.
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Iran 'sentences three to death'

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 14:57

Three people held after June's disputed presidential election are sentenced to death, Iran's Isna news agency reports.
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Amnesty decries Iran death ruling

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 9:51

Amnesty International urges Iran to lift the death penalty on an opposition activist arrested in the post-election protests.
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Mystery over Iranian researcher

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 12:07
related places: Tehran

Mystery surrounds the fate of a missing Iranian scientist who is reported to have been involved in Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Iraq releases Iranian dissidents

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 14:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iranian opposition members, from the People's Mujahideen of Iran, are freed after three months in custody in Iraq.
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Nuclear shift

Monday, October 5th 2009, 15:47

A change of heart or delaying tactics by Iran?
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Mystery at sea

Monday, October 5th 2009, 11:29

Was the Arctic Sea really carrying weapons for Iran?
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Iran 'co-operation' draws praise

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 19:01
related countries: United States United States

The US and the UN give upbeat assessments of the possibility of resolving the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
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UN praises Iranian 'co-operation'

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 13:30

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says relations with Tehran are shifting from confrontation to co-operation.
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Obama in Iran inspection demand

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 6:29

Barack Obama says Iran must give the UN "unfettered access" to its second uranium enrichment facility within two weeks.
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US and Iran meet at nuclear talks

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 15:58

Senior US and Iranian officials meet for rare talks during nuclear discussions between world powers and Iran.
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Iranian voices

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 8:59

Views on the crisis surrounding Iran's nuclear programme
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World powers turn up heat on Iran

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 5:59
related places: Tehran

World powers increase pressure on Tehran to reveal the nature of its nuclear programme, as they prepare to meet in Geneva.
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High stakes game

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 14:54

Iranian dilemmas at crucial nuclear talks with world powers
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Iran allows visit to US detainees

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 18:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Swiss diplomats have visited three US hikers detained in Iran after straying across the border from Iraq, officials say.
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Iran insists on 'nuclear rights'

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 15:49

Iran says it will not negotiate away its rights to nuclear enrichment at an upcoming meeting with world powers.
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Western powers condemn Iran tests

Monday, September 28th 2009, 19:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The United States, France and Britain condemn Iran for test-firing long-range missiles, calling the move a provocation.
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Tehran students protest on campus

Monday, September 28th 2009, 17:21

Students demonstrate against the Iranian government at Tehran University on the first day of the new academic year.
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Iran tests longest range missiles

Monday, September 28th 2009, 13:27
related places: Shahab

Iran test-fires some of its longest range missiles, state TV reports, at a time of heightened tension with the West.
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Iran missile tests stoke tensions

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 13:32

Iran tests two short-range missiles and announces plans for a controversial long-range missile test on Monday, state TV says.
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US welcomes Iran inspection offer

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 23:11
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state gives a cautious welcome to Iran's promise to open a newly revealed nuclear plant to UN inspection.
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Israel calls for action on Iran

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 15:11

Israel's foreign minister says Iran's newly revealed uranium enrichment plant proves it wants nuclear weapons.
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Iran defiant amid new nuclear row

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 1:40

Iran's president rejects Western criticism of a newly revealed nuclear plant, saying it is open to UN inspection.
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UK and France condemn Iran

Friday, September 25th 2009, 18:39
related countries: United States United States

The British, French and US leaders strongly criticise Iran over its secret nuclear site, and threaten tougher sanctions.
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How should the world respond to Iran?

Friday, September 25th 2009, 13:08

World powers increase pressure on Tehran as they prepare to meet in Geneva. Send us your thoughts.
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