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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

Mystery shrouds UK sailors' saga

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 10:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The saga of the UK sailors' captivity in Iran leaves many questions unanswered, the BBC's Bridget Kendall writes.
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Released sailors tell of ordeal

Friday, April 6th 2007, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Navy personnel seized by Iran were blindfolded, bound and held in isolation during their captivity.
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Friday, April 6th 2007, 12:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of the Royal Navy defends the actions of 15 UK personnel seized by Iran and operations in the Gulf.
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'No deal done with Iran' - Blair

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 18:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Tony Blair insists no deal was done to free 15 Royal Navy crew members.
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Thursday, April 5th 2007, 15:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The 15 sailors and marines held by Iran for almost two weeks are being reunited with their families.
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British sailors on their way home

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The 15 UK navy personnel held captive in the Gulf are flying home after being freed by Iran.
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Iranians release British sailors

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 20:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf are being freed.
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UK sees promise in Iran contacts

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 11:57

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair believes Iran wants direct talks to end the navy crew crisis, UK officials say.
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Iran 'access' to Iraq detainees

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 11:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran is being allowed access to five Iranians held in Iraq since January, the country's state media reports.
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Iran talks critical, says Blair

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 16:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The next 48 hours will be "fairly critical" in resolving the crisis of UK sailors held in Iran, Tony Blair says.
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Seized Iran diplomat free in Iraq

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 13:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Jalal Sharafi, an Iranian diplomat kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Iraq in February, is released.
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UK 'shares Iran diplomacy desire'

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 3:19

The UK says it shares Iran's desire for a diplomatic solution to the crisis over 15 captured Royal Navy personnel.
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Seized UK crew 'admit trespass'

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 12:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

All 15 Britons detained by Iran accept they were inside the country's waters, Iranian state radio reports.
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UK officers shown on Iran TV

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 22:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

Iranian state television airs new footage of two of the 15 Royal Navy personnel captured nine days ago.
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Bush attacks Iran over captives

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 11:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US leader condemns Iran's "inexcusable behaviour" after its capture of 15 British sailors.
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Saturday, March 31st 2007, 15:15

Legal action is being taken against 15 Royal Navy personnel being held by Iran, a senior Iranian diplomat says.
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US rejects Iran captives exchange

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 9:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Gulf

US officials rule out a deal to swap 15 Royal Navy personnel captured in the Gulf for five Iranians seized in Iraq.
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Iran airs second sailor 'apology'

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 0:20

A second member of the Royal Navy crew apologises on Iranian television for trespassing in Iranian waters.
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EU ministers put pressure on Iran

Friday, March 30th 2007, 17:20
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU foreign ministers demand the immediate release of 15 British navy personnel held by Iran.
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Friday, March 30th 2007, 9:05

The UN voices "grave concern" at Iran's capture of UK sailors, but stops short of outright condemnation.
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Seized sailor's release in doubt

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 15:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran may delay the planned release of the only woman among 15 captured UK Navy personnel, an official says.
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Iran offers UK access to sailors

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 9:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran says British officials can visit the 15 Royal Navy personnel who were captured in the Gulf.
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Iran TV shows seized UK navy crew

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 21:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

15 Royal Navy personnel are shown on Iranian TV, with a female sailor saying "we trespassed" in Iran's waters.
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UK reveals Iran dispute evidence

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 13:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK produces satellite data which it says proves 15 personnel were in Iraqi waters when seized by Iran.
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UK in 'discreet talks' with Iran

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 17:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is trying to "discreetly talk" to Iran about the seizure of 15 navy personnel, UK officials say.
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UK warns Iran over Navy captives

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 15:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Efforts to free 15 Britons will enter a new phase if diplomatic moves fail, Tony Blair warns Iran.
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US Navy starts war games in Gulf

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 14:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US denies major war games by two carrier groups in the Gulf region are sabre-rattling aimed at Iran.
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Russia, China in appeal to Iran

Monday, March 26th 2007, 19:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

China and Russia urge Iran to meet UN demands over its nuclear programme as President Hu Jintao visits Moscow.
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Tehran 'begins nuclear payments'

Monday, March 26th 2007, 14:22
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian firm building Iran's first atomic power plant says payments have started following a financial dispute.
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Seized sailors are 'fit and well'

Monday, March 26th 2007, 12:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The 15 Royal Navy personnel who were seized four days ago are fit and well, Iran tells the Foreign Office.
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Seizure unjustified, Iran warned

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 21:49

Iran's detention of 15 Royal Navy personnel is "unjustified and wrong", Prime Minister Tony Blair says.
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Angry Iran limits nuclear access

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 19:24
related places: Tehran

Tehran says it will reduce cooperation with UN nuclear inspectors after fresh sanctions are imposed.
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Iran denies UK access to sailors

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 12:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British requests for access to 15 Royal Navy personnel seized by Iran get nowhere, two days after their capture.
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EU to seek new Iran nuclear talks

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 9:26
related places: Tehran

The EU's foreign policy chief says he wants to resume talks with Iran, a day after UN sanctions are renewed.
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UN backs fresh sanctions on Iran

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 3:38

The UN Security Council unanimously votes to increase sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Iran claims UK admits incursion

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 23:38

The 15 Royal Navy personnel seized in the Gulf by Iran have admitted being in the country's waters, Iran claims.
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Seized sailors 'taken to Tehran'

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 14:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The 15 Royal Navy personnel seized in the Gulf by Iran are reportedly being interrogated but are in good health.
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UN set to vote on Iran sanctions

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 1:01

The UN Security Council is to vote on Saturday on whether to impose further sanctions against Iran.
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Iran president cancels UN visit

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 22:51

Iran's president will miss a meeting of the UN Security Council on Saturday because of visa delays, Iran says.
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UK sailors captured at gunpoint

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 19:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fifteen British Navy personnel have been taken at gunpoint by Iranian forces, the UK defence ministry says.
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Iran sanctions discussions paused

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 18:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Negotiations at the UN over further sanctions on Iran are paused amid disagreement between Council members.
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Total chief under investigation

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 21:17

The boss of oil giant Total is placed under judicial investigation as police look into alleged bribes to Iran.
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UN seeks deal on Iran sanctions

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 1:42

The UN Security Council tries to reach agreement on the next stage of sanctions to be imposed on Iran.
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Iran 'willing to act illegally'

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 22:19

Iran's supreme leader says nuclear activities could be pursued illegally, as the UN discusses new sanctions.
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Total boss quizzed in Iran probe

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 15:00
related countries: France France

The boss of French oil giant Total is questioned by police as part of a probe into alleged corruption in Iran.
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US approves Ahmadinejad trip

Monday, March 19th 2007, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

The US approves a visa for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to address the UN as it votes on sanctions.
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Iran, Armenia open gas pipeline

Monday, March 19th 2007, 14:46
related countries: Armenia Armenia

The first section of a natural gas pipeline linking Iran and Armenia has been inaugurated.
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Iran condemns UN draft sanctions

Friday, March 16th 2007, 14:06

Iran's leader vows to continue his country's nuclear work as the UN drafts new sanctions over the programme.
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Iran sanctions go to UN council

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 22:43

UN diplomats say they have agreed a package of new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Iranians sought for B Aires bomb

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 15:29
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Interpol plans to seek the arrest of six Iranian ex-officials in connection with a 1994 bomb in Argentina.
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Russia nuclear delay angers Iran

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 14:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Iran criticises Russia for holding up shipping nuclear fuel, delaying completion of its first nuclear power station.
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Iran condemns Hollywood war epic

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 14:43

Iranian government figures condemn Hollywood historical epic 300 as "psychological warfare" against the country.
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UN 'progress' over Iran sanctions

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 6:39

Diplomats at the UN make "substantial progress" towards fresh sanctions on Iran over its nuclear activities.
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Khatami calls for nuclear caution

Monday, March 12th 2007, 16:11

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami urges more caution over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran president seeks UN audience

Sunday, March 11th 2007, 21:34

President Ahmadinejad says he wants to address the UN Security Council to defend Iran's nuclear programme.
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