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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

Could Iran's phased plan defuse nuclear standoff?

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 17:17

Mark Urban on what we know about Iran's phased nuclear plan
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VIDEO: Key Iran nuclear talks in Geneva

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 6:07

World powers are meeting in Geneva to hold their first formal negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Israel warns over Iran before talks

Monday, October 14th 2013, 16:49
related countries: Israel Israel

It would be a "historic mistake" to ease pressure on Iran right now, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells parliament ahead of key nuclear talks.
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Iran rejects shipping out uranium

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 21:29

Iran will not allow any of its enriched uranium to be shipped abroad, the deputy foreign minister says, rejecting a key demand of Western powers.
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Iran denies 'uranium surplus' report

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 19:42
related places: Tehran

Iran denies a report quoting the parliament speaker as saying Tehran has a surplus of enriched uranium and plans to use it as a bargaining tool.
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Has Rouhani wrong-footed the West?

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 16:26

Mark Urban asks if Iran's leader has wrong-footed the West
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UK reopens Iran diplomatic channels

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 15:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will restore some diplomatic relations with Iran by appointing a charge d'affaires to work with the country, Foreign Secretary William Hague announces.
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Iran seeks new tack in nuclear talks

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 14:46

Iran's foreign minister urges world powers to come up with new proposals for talks on its nuclear programme, which are set to resume next week.
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Iran holds four over sabotage plot

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:05

Four people have been arrested in Iran for trying to sabotage a nuclear site, says senior nuclear official Ali Akbar Salehi.
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Iran's Khamenei backs president

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 15:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorses overtures to the US made by President Rouhani in New York, but with reservations.
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Netanyahu warns of 'immortal Iran'

Friday, October 4th 2013, 9:22
related countries: Israel Israel, North Korea North Korea

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iranians if their "brutal" government is allowed to get nuclear weapons, it would "be immortal, like North Korea".
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VIDEO: Netanyahu warns of 'immortal Iran'

Friday, October 4th 2013, 8:52

Israel's prime minister says Iranians "deserve better" than their current government and that their lives could get worse if the country gains nuclear weapons.
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'Iran president' tweets Twitter head

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 13:57

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and an account used by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani discuss Iran's social media ban by tweet.
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Israel issues warning against Iran

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 6:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns the UN against working with Iran, describing its new president as a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'.
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VIDEO: Israel's tough stance on Iran

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 22:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the UN General Assembly that his country will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone.
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Can Israel convince West to stay sceptical over Iran?

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 9:13
related countries: Israel Israel

How can Israel convince West to stay sceptical over Iran?
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VIDEO: American who did meet Iran's president

Monday, September 30th 2013, 0:12
related countries: United States United States

The American who did meet Iran's new president
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Israel PM counters Iran 'sweet talk'

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 12:09
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu heads to the US for talks with President Barack Obama to warn against Iran's diplomatic charm offensive.
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Rivals rally as Rouhani returns

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 14:30
related places: Tehran

Supporters and opponents descend on Tehran airport as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani returns from the UN, with protesters hurling shoes.
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Obama and Rouhani speak by phone

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 9:27

Amid intense diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme, the US and Iranian presidents speak by phone - the first such exchange since 1979.
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VIDEO: Obama speaks to Rouhani on phone

Friday, September 27th 2013, 21:37
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama and Iran's Hassan Rouhani have discussed the country's nuclear programme on the phone.
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VIDEO: Obama and Rouhani spoke on phone

Friday, September 27th 2013, 20:45
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has spoken with President Hassan Rouhani about Iran's nuclear programme - the highest level contact between the US and Iran since 1979.
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Iran's ayatollah-approved diplomacy

Friday, September 27th 2013, 14:51

Iranian rapprochement with West needs ayatollah's OK
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Iran nuclear 'shift' hailed at UN

Friday, September 27th 2013, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

US and European diplomats welcome a "shift in tone" from Iran on its nuclear programme, after high-level talks at the United Nations.
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VIDEO: High-level UN-Iran nuclear talks

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 21:54
related places: Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told the United Nations he wants to reach a deal regarding Tehran's nuclear programme in three to six months.
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VIDEO: Rouhani wants nuclear deal 'in months'

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 18:21

Iran's new president has told the United Nations that every effort must be made to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
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Iran urged to accept nuclear offer

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 17:25
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US and China are urging Iran to respond "positively" to existing offers by world powers over its nuclear programme ahead of a key meeting at the UN, US officials say.
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Iran wants nuclear deal 'in months'

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:21
related places: Tehran

Iran's president says he wants to conclude a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme in three to six months, as key talks are due to begin in New York.
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Iran ready for talks, says president

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 10:50

Iran's President Rouhani tells the UN he is prepared to engage in "time-bound and results-oriented" talks on his country's nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Warmer relations for the US and Iran?

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 22:27
related countries: United States United States

Recent moves by Iran should offer the basis for a "meaningful agreement" on its nuclear programme, US President Barack Obama has told the UN General Assembly.
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Obama urges diplomatic push on Iran

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Barack Obama tells the UN General Assembly there is an opening for a "meaningful agreement" over Iran's nuclear programme, while Iran says peace is "within reach".
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VIDEO: Iran's Rouhani to address the UN

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 6:01

The new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to address the UN general assembly, amid signs of a thaw in the country's relations with the West.
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Iran to hold nuclear talks at UN

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 21:31
related places: Tehran

Iran's foreign minister will meet six major world powers later this week at the UN to discuss Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, officials say.
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Hollande to meet Rouhani at UN

Friday, September 20th 2013, 18:43
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French President Francois Hollande is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week, Paris says.
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Iran 'will never build nuclear arms'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 14:21
related places: Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country will never build nuclear weapons, hours after Tehran reportedly releases 11 political prisoners.
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VIDEO: Female lens on Iran and the Arab world

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 2:15
related places: `Arab

The Arab world as seen through the lens of women photographers
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Iran 'frees 11 political prisoners'

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 20:43

Iran is reported to have freed at least 11 political prisoners including human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and reformist politician Mohsen Aminzadeh.
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Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 14:59

An office tower in Manhattan to be seized over claims it is secretly owned by the government of Iran.
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Iran briefly opens up social media

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:46

A technical hitch briefly restored direct access to Facebook and Twitter in Iran on Monday evening.
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Letter diplomacy keep US and Iran 'talking'

Monday, September 16th 2013, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

How US and Iranian leaders keep 'talking' through exchanging letters
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Syria 'lesson' for Iran - Obama

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 17:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Obama says Iran should take heed from the deal on Syria's chemical weapons, calling the Iranian nuclear dispute a "larger issue".
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VIDEO: Obama 'reaches out' to Iranian leader

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 16:11
related countries: Syria Syria

President Obama has given an exclusive interview to ABC News about the Syria chemical weapons agreement and the implications this has with Iran.
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VIDEO: New Iran president on first foreign trip

Friday, September 13th 2013, 21:11

Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani, has made his first foreign trip since taking office.
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Iran reopens film industry guild

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 16:37

Iran reopens its main film industry guild more than 20 months after it was closed in what many see as a hint of a moderate shift under the new president.
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VIDEO: 'Iranians fighting in Syria'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 13:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Video footage has emerged that appears to show Iranian nationals dressed in military clothing operating inside Syria and apparently working with government forces.
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Iran bus collision kills at least 44

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 11:35
related places: Qom

At least 44 people die when two buses collide near the Iranian city of Qom, in an accident blamed on a tyre blowout.
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EU court annuls block on Iran firms

Friday, September 6th 2013, 15:22

The EU's top court rules that the EU should unfreeze the assets of seven Iranian banks and other businesses hit by sanctions.
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Rouhani makes nuclear talks change

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 15:34

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the foreign ministry will head nuclear talks with the West, in what could herald a less hardline approach.
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Confusion over 'Rouhani tweets'

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 12:24

A row over tweets claiming to be from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has highlighted confusion over the Twitter accounts used.
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VIDEO: Asylum seekers living in limbo

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 4:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Australia Australia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Every year, thousands of asylum seekers leave Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Iran to make the dangerous and illegal journey across the sea to Australia.
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Why Iran's watchdogs hold no fear for Supreme Leader

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 1:34

Who are the only men powerful enough to dismiss Iran's leader?
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Deadly clashes at Iran exile camp

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 23:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Violence erupts at an Iraqi camp for dissident Iranians, who blame Iraqi forces for the reported deaths of dozens of residents.
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Iran: Conservatives in ruckus over women's rugby

Friday, August 30th 2013, 11:00

Iranian women's league sparks debate about appropriate dress
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Kerry asks Iran to free US men

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 1:36
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls on Iran to release two jailed US citizens and help locate a third missing there since 2007.
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