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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

Russia 'rethinks' Iran sanctions

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 8:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia's president signals that Moscow might be ready to soften opposition to sanctions on Iran, as its leader addresses the UN.
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Iran police 'target mannequins'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 22:47

Police in Iran warn shopkeepers not to display female mannequins with the hijab or showing bodily curves, media say.
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Iran tests new nuclear technology

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 22:38

Iran says it has built a new generation of centrifuges for enriching uranium, and is testing them.
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Iran leader warns against attack

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 12:39

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warns that it would retaliate against any possible military strike.
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Israel's 'options open' on Iran

Monday, September 21st 2009, 15:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel has not ruled out any possibly responses to Iran's nuclear programme, a senior Israeli official says.
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Khamenei denies US nuclear claims

Monday, September 21st 2009, 6:28
related countries: United States United States

Iran's supreme leader denounces nuclear weapons and says US allegations of a covert programme are false.
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End Iran exile demo - UK archbishop

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 18:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury urges hunger strikers demonstrating against the treatment of Iranian refugees in an Iraqi camp to end their protest.
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Anger at Iranian Holocaust denial

Friday, September 18th 2009, 23:04

The Iranian president's latest denial of the Nazi Holocaust provokes strong condemnation from Western powers.
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On target?

Friday, September 18th 2009, 20:43
related countries: United States United States

Obama missile plan 'better protects Iran's neighbours'
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Clashes erupt at Iran mass rally

Friday, September 18th 2009, 18:22
related places: Tehran

Thousands of Iranian opposition supporters clash with security forces in Tehran during a pro-Palestinian rally.
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Iran 'does not need' nuclear arms

Friday, September 18th 2009, 6:53

Iran's president says his country does not need nuclear weapons, while insisting Iran will continue efforts for nuclear power.
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Iran warns India on gas pipeline

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 6:44
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Iran's ambassador in India says Delhi must decide soon on a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline deal.
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Iran 'must discuss' nuclear issue

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 1:11

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Iran must tackle its nuclear issue "head on" at key talks next month.
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Iranians set for big powers talks

Monday, September 14th 2009, 13:44

Iran is to hold talks next month with the six world powers dealing with the crisis over its nuclear programme.
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Six accused in Iran protest trial

Monday, September 14th 2009, 12:12
related places: Tehran

Six defendants are put on trial in Tehran for taking part in protests following June's disputed election.
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Iran insists on nuclear 'right'

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 14:22
related places: Tehran

Iran's president says he is ready to hold talks with world powers, but that Tehran's nuclear programme is non-negotiable.
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US open to Iran's offer of talks

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 9:45
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will accept Iran's offer for wide-ranging talks but insists the nuclear issue will be on the agenda.
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Putin warns against Iran attack

Friday, September 11th 2009, 17:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian PM Vladimir Putin warns against military action on Iran, as diplomatic moves over its nuclear programme gain pace.
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Iran leader vows 'harsh response'

Friday, September 11th 2009, 10:55

Iran's supreme leader vows to confront those who oppose the nation's system, amid continuing election disputes.
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US rejects Iran nuclear proposals

Friday, September 11th 2009, 7:03
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is unhappy with the proposals submitted by Iran aimed at breaking the deadlock over its nuclear ambitions.
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US and Russia diverge over Iran

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 20:19
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US dismisses Iran's latest proposals on its nuclear programme, but Russia says they contain "something to work with".
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Iran 'closer to nuclear weapon'

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 19:11
related countries: United States United States

Iran is moving closer to being able to make a nuclear weapon, a US envoy warns a meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog.
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Iran 'to submit nuclear package'

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 17:48

Iran prepares to give a new proposal to the global powers involved in talks about its nuclear programme, Iranian media says.
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Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 10:34
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow denies claims that a ship which was apparently hijacked in July was carrying Russian anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
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Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 10:34
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow denies claims that a ship which was apparently hijacked in July was carrying Russian anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
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Accusations fly at IAEA over Iran

Monday, September 7th 2009, 13:32

France repeats allegations that the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, is hiding facts about Iran's atomic activity.
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Tehran 'ready for global talks'

Monday, September 7th 2009, 10:17

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejects talks on Iran's right to nuclear power, but proposes a global talks on its peaceful use.
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UN to debate Iran nuclear stance

Monday, September 7th 2009, 6:02

The UN's nuclear watchdog is to debate Iran's nuclear programme at a meeting of its board of governors.
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Iran to import Venezuelan petrol

Monday, September 7th 2009, 0:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela agrees to export petrol to Iran, in a sign of closer ties between two of America's most vocal adversaries.
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US disturbed by Iran defence minister

Friday, September 4th 2009, 4:24
related countries: United States United States

The US says Iran is "taking a step backward" by appointing a politician suspected of terrorism as its defence minister.
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Iran backs first woman minister

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 11:47

MPs approve Iran's first woman minister in 30 years, as they back 18 out of 21 of President Ahmadinejad's cabinet nominees.
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Rough ride

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 11:31

The controversial figures in Iran's new cabinet
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'Iran arms dealer' arrested in US

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 21:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States

US officials arrest a Belgian man on charges he sought to smuggle F-5 fighter jet engines and other parts to Iran.
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Iran 'has new nuclear proposal'

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 17:27

Iran says it is ready to resume talks with world powers after drawing up a new nuclear plan, media reports say.
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Iran MPs back 1994 bomb suspect

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 11:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Iranian MPs strongly back Ahmad Vahidi for defence minister, despite a warrant for his arrest over a 1994 bomb in Argentina.
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Iran MPs back Vahidi as minister

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 10:21

Iran MPs strongly back defence minister-designate Ahmad Vahidi, in defiance of an arrest warrant over a 1994 bombing.
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Iran protester 'killed in prison'

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 9:28

A man jailed during post-election protests in Iran died from abuse not natural causes as claimed by police, a news agency reports.
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Fight resumes over Iran cabinet

Monday, August 31st 2009, 11:46

Iranian MPs resume a heated debate on the nominees for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's new cabinet.
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Ahmadinejad defiant on ministers

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 15:47

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defends his cabinet choices as parliament debates his nominations.
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UAE 'seizes N Korea arms cargo'

Friday, August 28th 2009, 21:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates seizes a ship illegally carrying North Korean weapons bound for Iran, UN diplomatic sources say.
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Iran uranium enrichment 'slowed'

Friday, August 28th 2009, 21:19

Iran has not expanded the number of centrifuges enriching uranium at its nuclear facilities since May, diplomats tell the BBC.
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Action urged on Iran opposition

Friday, August 28th 2009, 10:48

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for leaders of the protests that followed his re-election to be dealt with decisively.
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Shia leader's body flown to Iraq

Friday, August 28th 2009, 8:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Hakim

The body of the powerful Shia political leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, who died in Iran, arrives in Iraq for burial.
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Iraq Shia leader mourned in Iran

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 9:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Hakim, Najaf, Tehran

The body of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, a powerful Iraqi Shia Muslim leader, begins its journey from Tehran to Najaf in Iraq for burial.
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Iranian protesters 'not agents'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 5:42

There is no proof opposition leaders blamed for post-election unrest acted for foreign powers, Iran's supreme leader says.
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Grim spectacle

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 0:37
related places: Tehran

Leading reformists humbled in fresh Tehran show trials
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Iran nuclear expansion 'stalled'

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 16:21

Iran has not expanded the number of centrifuges enriching uranium at its nuclear facilities since May, diplomats tell the BBC.
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Top Iran reform figures on trial

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 14:11

The trial begins in Iran of a number of senior opposition figures following June's disputed presidential election.
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Terror suspect 'to get' Iran job

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 21:57

A man linked to an Argentinian terrorist attack is likely to be approved as Iran's next defence minister, an influential politician says.
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Rafsanjani in 'conciliatory' move

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 21:52

Former Iranian President Rafsanjani urges political factions to follow the supreme leader, in an apparent conciliatory move.
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Row over Iran's women ministers

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 13:50

Conservative clerics in Iran criticise President Ahmadinejad's decision to include women in his proposed cabinet.
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Iran 'minister' on Interpol list

Friday, August 21st 2009, 21:51
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Iran's defence minister-designate is on Interpol's "wanted" list over a 1994 bombing in Argentina, the agency confirms.
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Campaign for US trio held in Iran

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 23:48
related countries: United States United States

The families of three US hikers arrested in Iran after crossing the border launch a website to campaign for their release.
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Nuclear experts visit Iran site

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 19:59

Nuclear inspectors are given access to an Iranian site for the first time in over a year, diplomats say.
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Cabinet choices

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 17:16

Iran's president goes for loyalty not experience
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