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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.

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Iran: news

Iran and US hold 'cordial' talks

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 17:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US envoy to Afghanistan had "a cordial exchange" with a senior Iranian official, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Iran and Nato end 30-year impasse

Friday, March 27th 2009, 22:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

An Iranian diplomat meets a Nato official for "informal talks" in Brussels for the first time in 30 years, Nato officials say.
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Steaming hot tea linked to cancer

Friday, March 27th 2009, 0:02

Drinking steaming hot tea has been linked with an increased risk of oesophageal (gullet) cancer, Iranian scientists say.
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Iran accepts US Afghan invitation

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 16:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Iran agrees to attend a US-backed conference on Afghanistan but Washington plays down the prospect of a high-profile meeting.
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Nuclear ambition

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 6:43

Bridget Kendall: West should set an example to Iran
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Iran demands change in US policy

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei responds to President Obama's overture by demanding US policy changes.
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Iran seeking change in US policy

Friday, March 20th 2009, 23:27
related countries: United States United States

Iran welcomes an offer of "a new beginning" in relations from Barack Obama, but says the US must change its behaviour.
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Between the lines

Friday, March 20th 2009, 15:36

How to read Obama's message to Iran
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Obama offers Iran 'new beginning'

Friday, March 20th 2009, 13:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

US President Barack Obama offers "a new beginning" in ties with Iran in an unprecedented video message to the Iranian people.
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Does Iran require a "new beginning"?

Friday, March 20th 2009, 9:45
related countries: United States United States

Iran's Supreme Leader says he sees 'no change' in US policy. Can US/Iran relations improve?
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Iran shift

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 20:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Is the US changing its policy towards Tehran?
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Brown issues Iran nuclear warning

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 14:29

Gordon Brown tells Iran it faces a "clear choice" over its nuclear plans, with the possibility of tougher sanctions.
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Khatami pulls out of Iranian race

Monday, March 16th 2009, 22:28

Mohammad Khatami quits the June presidential election in Iran, saying he does not want to split the reformist vote.
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Iranian drone 'shot down in Iraq'

Monday, March 16th 2009, 18:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces shot down an Iranian drone aircraft 60 miles (100km) north of Baghdad last month, the US military says.
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Obama renews US sanctions on Iran

Friday, March 13th 2009, 7:37
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama extends sanctions against Iran for one year, saying it continues to pose a threat to US security.
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Broadcasters urge Saberi access

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 10:38

International media outlets, including the BBC, call on Iran to allow access to detained journalist Roxana Saberi.
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Iran 'has no bomb-grade uranium'

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 23:09
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Iran has no weapons-grade uranium, US officials tell senators after being asked to clarify recent statements.
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Iran to mull US Afghan invitation

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 10:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Iran would consider a US invitation to a conference on Afghanistan later this month, a government spokesman says.
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Morocco cuts relations with Iran

Friday, March 6th 2009, 19:11

Morocco severs diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over comments made by an Iranian politician last week.
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Clinton pushes for Afghan meeting

Friday, March 6th 2009, 4:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Secretary of State calls for a conference on Afghanistan to get all countries involved, including Iran, to work together.
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Iran sees Obama 'on wrong path'

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 12:16

Iran's supreme leader says Barack Obama is still on the wrong track in Middle East policy, despite pledging change.
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Iran confirms reporter detention

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian judiciary official confirms US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi is being held in prison, but gives no reason.
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US 'offers Russia deal over Iran'

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 15:58
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has written to his Russian counterpart suggesting co-operation over Iran's plans, officials say.
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Data on Obama helicopter leaked

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 10:53
related countries: United States United States

The US military investigates how data about a presidential helicopter is found on an Iranian computer.
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Iran's uranium 'enough for bomb'

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 17:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Staff

Iran possesses enough nuclear material to build a bomb, the United States' most senior military commander says.
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Exile blues

Friday, February 27th 2009, 10:49
related countries: United States United States

Iranian band Kiosk find success in the United States
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Iranians start reactor test run

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Iranian and Russian nuclear officials inaugurate a test run at Iran's first nuclear power plant at Bushehr.
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Arrests after protest in Tehran

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 14:08
related places: Tehran

The Iranian authorities are reported to have arrested as many as 70 students in Tehran for staging a rare show of opposition to the government.
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Anniversary of Iran's Rushdie fatwa

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 11:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Opinions remain divided over book which earned UK author Salman Rushdie a fatwa from Iran's supreme leader, 20 years on.
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No Gaza arms on ship, says Iran

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 11:50
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Iran denies reports that a ship detained off Cyprus is carrying Iranian weapons destined for Hamas in Gaza.
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Marking history

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 16:21

John Simpson sees the Iranian revolution turn 30
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Marking history

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 16:21

John Simpson sees the Iranian revolution turn 30
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Islamic Iran celebrates 30 years

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 4:54
related places: Tehran

Celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Iran's revolution are set to culminate with a rally in central Tehran.
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Iran's Khatami to run for office

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 17:32

Moderate Iranian ex-President Mohammad Khatami is to run against incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June's election.
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Germany warns Iran over sanctions

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 15:39
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany warns Iran it would back tougher sanctions if efforts to stop Tehran acquiring nuclear weapons break down.
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Clinton seeks better Russia ties

Friday, February 6th 2009, 6:29
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Hillary Clinton says the US wants a better partnership with Russia on issues including Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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British Council in Iran 'illegal'

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 19:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's government says the British Council, which has suspended its activities in the country, was operating illegally there.
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UK culture body halts Iran work

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Council says it has suspended all operations in Iran after staff were intimidated by the authorities.
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Visa wrangle blocks US-Iran trip

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:27
related countries: United States United States

Members of the US women's badminton team planning to compete in Iran have not been granted visas in time for their competition.
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Six-nation talks to discuss Iran

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 4:12
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Representatives of Britain, the US, Germany, France, China and Russia are to hold talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran satellite move sparks fears

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 21:01

Western powers voice concerns over Iran's intentions after it launches its first domestically made satellite into orbit.
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Iran launches homegrown satellite

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 16:35

Iran launches its first domestically made satellite, prompting concern by Western powers over its intentions.
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Time of revolution

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 9:33

The 1979 Iranian revolution in sound and images
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Iranians mark Islamic revolution

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 14:30
related countries: United States United States

Iran marks the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution that overthrew the US-backed former ruler, the Shah.
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Tehran 'can co-operate with US'

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 17:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Real change in US policy in the Middle East will enable Iran to co-operate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister has said.
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Iran head demands US apology

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 16:52
related countries: United States United States

Iran's president welcomes the possibility of a change in US policy but demands an apology for past US "crimes".
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On the attack

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 16:42

Iran head's vitriol gives bad start to Obama relations
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US to have 'vigorous' Iran talks

Monday, January 26th 2009, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

The new US envoy to the UN says Barack Obama's administration would make Iran's nuclear programme a diplomatic priority and pursue "vigorous diplomacy".
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Mixed football causes scandal for Iran's leading club

Monday, January 26th 2009, 11:28

A leading Iranian football club apologises for allowing a male versus female game, contrary to Islamic law.
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Mass execution for Iran murderers

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 9:51

Ten convicted murderers are put to death in a single day in Iran, state-owned media reports.
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Iran doctors jailed over 'plot'

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 19:23

Two pioneering Iranian HIV doctors are jailed for their part in an alleged CIA-backed coup plot.
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Nuclear intent

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 2:19

Stakes high for Obama in dealings with Iran
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Persian vision

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 2:00

BBC - and Iran - await reaction to new TV channel
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Obama promises new tack on Iran

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 15:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: President

President-elect Obama says the US will take a different approach to Iran under his leadership, in a wide-ranging US TV interview.
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Tehran offers to 'protect' Ebadi

Monday, January 5th 2009, 14:59

Iran says it will provide security for Nobel Peace Prize-winning lawyer Shirin Ebadi, amid global concern for her safety.
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