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Iran president in NY campus row

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 2:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

President Ahmadinejad of Iran is involved in heated exchanges during a speech at a New York university.
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Iran leader plays down 'US war'

Monday, September 24th 2007, 9:22
related countries: United States United States

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country is not heading for armed conflict with the US.
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US urged to free Iranian 'guest'

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 18:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq's president calls for the release of an Iranian official detained by US forces in the country's Kurdish north.
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Ahmadinejad issues warning

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 9:46

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad issues a stern warning against any country considering attacking Iran.
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Powers to discuss Iran sanctions

Friday, September 21st 2007, 16:17
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Officials from the US, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany are to meet to discuss Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iranian officer 'seized in Iraq'

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 13:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US-led forces in Iraq say they have arrested an Iranian officer operating in the north of the country.
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Iran frees US-Iranian from prison

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 9:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, May

Iran releases a second Iranian-American academic who had been detained in Tehran since May.
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US blocks Iran leader 9/11 visit

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 4:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A request from Iran's president to visit the Ground Zero site in New York is denied by local authorities.
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Iran issues Israel attack warning

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 16:29
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Tehran has plans to bomb Israel if it launches an attack on Iranian soil first, military officials say.
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Rice attacks UN watchdog on Iran

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state attacks the UN nuclear chief for urging caution on military intervention in Iran.
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Russia concerned by Iran war talk

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 12:21
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister raises fears over threats of war in Iran after meeting his French counterpart.
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ElBaradei concern over Iran row

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 10:20
related countries: France France, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says force should only be used as a last resort to resolve the dispute with Iran.
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Iran scorns French warning of war

Monday, September 17th 2007, 22:03
related countries: France France
related places: Tehran

Iran responds angrily after France's foreign minister warns of possible war over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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France warning of war with Iran

Monday, September 17th 2007, 7:20

France's foreign minister says the world should prepare for the possibility of war over Iran's nuclear programme.
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France warning of war with Iran

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 19:29

France's foreign minister says the world should prepare for the possibility of war over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran supreme leader slams Bush

Friday, September 14th 2007, 15:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Bush

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a scathing attack on US President George Bush, says he should face trial over Iraq.
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US accuses Iran over Iraq attacks

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 23:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Senior US officials single out Iran for criticism, a day after giving a progress report on security in Iraq.
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Powers to hold Iran nuclear talks

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 23:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US is to host international talks on Iran's nuclear plans, as Tehran refuses to halt uranium enrichment.
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Iran defiant over EU uranium call

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 14:18

Iran will not stop uranium enrichment despite opposition from the EU, Tehran's chief nuclear negotiator says.
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US-Iranian to be released 'soon'

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 10:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, May

An Iranian-American academic detained in a Tehran prison since May says he expects to be freed soon.
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Iran faces US bomb award

Friday, September 7th 2007, 21:26
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States
related places: Beirut

A US judge orders Iran to pay $2.65bn to families of marines killed by a 1983 suicide bomb in Beirut.
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Rafsanjani urges talks with West

Friday, September 7th 2007, 15:37
related places: Tehran

Former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani calls on the West to engage with Tehran on the nuclear issue.
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Russia in Australia uranium deal

Friday, September 7th 2007, 11:36
related countries: Australia Australia, Russia Russia

Australia is to sell uranium to Russia as long as the substance, used to generate nuclear power, is not resold to Iran.
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US journalist to leave Iran

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 12:36
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian-American journalist who was banned from leaving Iran for seven months is given permission to leave.
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Rafsanjani to lead key Iran body

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 10:30

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is elected speaker of the key clerical body that supervises Iran's Supreme Leader.
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Freed US academic leaves Iran

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 13:29
related countries: United States United States

A leading Iranian-American academic, who was jailed for three months in Iran on spying charges, leaves the country.
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New Iran guards chief appointed

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 10:25

Iran's Supreme Leader unexpectedly replaces the head of the country's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.
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Iran 'reaches key nuclear goal'

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 14:13

Iran says it has met its target to have 3,000 centrifuges enriching uranium for its nuclear programme.
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Iran accepts fresh nuclear plan

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 12:41
related places: Tehran

Tehran has agreed to a plan to clear up questions on its nuclear programme, the UN's nuclear watchdog says.
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US admits Iranian arrests mistake

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 11:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military admits that arresting eight Iranians in Baghdad was a "regrettable incident".
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Bush warns Iran over insurgents

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 22:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US president warns Iran to stop supporting attacks against US forces in Iraq, in a speech to war veterans.
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US 'seizes Iranian group in Iraq'

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 21:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Seven Iranians working for the Iranian Electricity Ministry are arrested by US forces in Baghdad.
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Iran 'resolves' plutonium issue

Monday, August 27th 2007, 22:13
related places: Tehran

Iran has resolved questions from the UN's nuclear watchdog about its plutonium experiments, Tehran says.
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Iran shuts down barber shops

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 17:06
related places: Tehran

Iranian police close more than 20 barbers' shops in Tehran for offering Western hairstyles for men.
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Iran buys Russian passenger jets

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 15:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Iran signs a deal with Russia to buy five new Tupolev passenger planes, the largest deal for Russia in some years.
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UN-Iran nuclear talks 'positive'

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 19:49
related places: Tehran

Iran and the UN's nuclear agency say they have made progress in talks on Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Iran frees detained US academic

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 18:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, May

An Iranian-American academic jailed during a visit to Tehran tells Iranian TV of her joy at being freed on bail.
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UN opens further talks with Iran

Monday, August 20th 2007, 10:59
related places: Tehran

Senior officials from the UN's nuclear agency hold a third round of talks in Tehran on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran guards reject US terror list

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 17:46
related countries: United States United States

Iran's Revolutionary Guards denounce as "worthless" reported US plans to list the force as a terrorist unit.
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Chinese pair face Iran spy claims

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 23:10
related countries: China China

Iran arrests two Chinese nationals for allegedly spying on military and nuclear facilities.
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US 'to blacklist Iranian Guards'

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 20:03
related countries: United States United States

The US is preparing to add Iran's Revolutionary Guards to its list of terrorist groups, officials say.
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Belgian 'still captive' in Iran

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 9:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Only one of the two Belgian tourists kidnapped in south-east Iran at the weekend has been released, police now say.
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'Captive' Belgians found in Iran

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 19:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Two Belgians who went missing in Iran last week are found are in good health, Belgian officials say.
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Iran leader denies arms supplies

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 13:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Iran's President Ahmadinejad denies on a visit to Kabul that Iranian weapons are reaching the Taleban.
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Iran replaces key ministry chiefs

Monday, August 13th 2007, 16:18

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad replaces his key oil and industry ministers, sparking press speculation.
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Iranian police arrest partygoers

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 14:53
related places: Karaj, Tehran

Police in Iran say they have arrested 20 young people at a party in the city of Karaj, north-west of Tehran.
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Iraq PM Maliki in Iran for talks

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 10:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki arrives in Iran for talks which are expected to focus on security and co-operation.
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Iran and Nicaragua in barter deal

Sunday, August 5th 2007, 7:29
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua, United States United States

Iran will invest in Nicaraguan infrastructure in return for farm products, in a deal the US views with suspicion.
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Iran pledges Senegal investment

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 16:09
related countries: Senegal Senegal
related places: Dakar

Iran agrees to build an oil refinery and petrochemicals plant in Senegal, the government in Dakar says.
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Tehran killers hanged in public

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 15:06
related places: Tehran

Two men are hanged in Tehran for murdering a judge, the first public executions in Iran's capital since 2002.
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Iran executes nine more criminals

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 15:14

Iran hangs at least nine men convicted for rape, kidnapping and armed robbery, state media reports.
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Death verdicts for Iran reporters

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 19:14

Two ethnic Kurdish dissident journalists are sentenced to death in Iran for "armed struggle against the system".
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UN inspectors visit key Iran site

Monday, July 30th 2007, 20:30
related places: Arak

Inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog visit Iran's heavy water reactor in Arak for the first time since April.
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Iran 'ready for more Iraq talks'

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 13:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iran says it would consider holding higher-level talks with the US, a day after a landmark meeting in Baghdad.
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US accuses Iran after Iraq talks

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 16:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iran has increased support for militia groups in Iraq in recent months, the US ambassador in Baghdad says.
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MPs critical of Iran stories sale

Sunday, July 22nd 2007, 1:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A committee of British MPs criticises the decision to allow the Royal Navy crew captured by Iran to sell their stories.
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Iran shows new scholars' footage

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 23:29
related countries: United States United States

Iran's TV shows the second part of a programme with two detained US-Iranian scholars held on suspicion of spying.
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Detained US-Iranians interviewed

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 0:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, May

Iranian TV airs interviews with two Iranian-American academics who have been detained in Tehran since May.
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