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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.

World news related to Iran – overview

Iran: news

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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Iraq plea to help tackle violence

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 20:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's PM calls for support in ending violence, as world powers including the US, Syria and Iran attend key talks.
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No deal on UN sanctions for Iran

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 2:02
related countries: Russia Russia

China and Russia express concern about further sanctions on Iran proposed by the UN Security Council.
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Iran police stop women's protest

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 16:15
related places: Tehran

Police in Tehran prevent protests outside parliament to mark International Women's Day.
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UN nuclear agency cuts Iran aid

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 13:29

The IAEA approves cuts in technical aid to Iran in line with UN sanctions imposed in December.
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Iranian women activists released

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 7:12
related places: Tehran

Most of the 33 Iranian women activists arrested earlier in the week in Tehran have been freed from jail.
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Moscow burial for dead journalist

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 14:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The funeral is held of a journalist said to have been investigating alleged Russian plans to sell arms to Iran and Syria.
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Iran women in jail hunger strike

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 13:05

Thirty-three detained Iranian women activists go on hunger strike in prison, their relatives say.
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Quake injures 35 in western Iran

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 11:58

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake strikes western Iran, injuring 35 people and damaging buildings.
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Israel, Iran top 'negative list'

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 1:41
related countries: Israel Israel

A majority of people believe Israel and Iran have a mainly negative influence in the world, a BBC poll suggests.
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Report warns against Iran attack

Monday, March 5th 2007, 0:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

Military strikes against Iran could prompt it to rapidly pursue nuclear weapons, a UK think tank says.
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Women held at Tehran rally

Sunday, March 4th 2007, 14:18
related places: Tehran

Iran's authorities arrest more than 32 women protesting against alleged discrimination in the capital, Tehran.
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'More talks' on Iran resolution

Sunday, March 4th 2007, 4:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Major

Major powers need more talks on Iran's nuclear programme before agreeing on a new UN resolution, US officials say.
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Mid-East vow to curb sectarianism

Sunday, March 4th 2007, 1:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iran's President Ahmadinejad and Saudi King Abdullah pledge to unite against the spread of sectarian strife.
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'Progress' in Iran sanction talks

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 5:36
related countries: United States United States

World powers are making progress on new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear activities, US officials say.
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Iran positive on Iraq conference

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 17:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iran says it will take part in security talks in Baghdad, set for 10 March, if it is "in Iraq's best interests".
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UN powers end Iran nuclear talks

Monday, February 26th 2007, 20:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Key powers end 'productive' talks on Iran's nuclear ambitions, saying work has begun on a new UN resolution.
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US body 'to plan attacks on Iran'

Monday, February 26th 2007, 11:59
related countries: United States United States

The US Pentagon has set up a special group to plan possible attacks on Iran, journalist Seymour Hersh reports.
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Iraq crackdown 'doomed to fail'

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 20:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi Shiite militia leader says the US-backed surge in Baghdad is doomed to fail, as 42 die in a college bombing.
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Iran defiant on nuclear programme

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 16:40

Iran insists it will continue its controversial nuclear programme, ahead of UN talks on possible new sanctions.
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Iran rocket claim raises tension

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 15:44

Iranian media say the country has fired a rocket capable of reaching space, raising tension ahead of UN talks on possible sanctions.
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Iranian clashes 'kill 17 rebels'

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 15:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iran's military has killed 17 rebels near the border with Turkey, say state media agencies.
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Cheney renews Iran warning

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 11:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Vice-President Cheney warns again that force could be an option if Iran continues uranium enrichment.
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Iran leader vows nuclear defiance

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 18:57

Iran vows to defend its nuclear activities to the end, as world powers prepare for talks on more sanctions.
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UN talks to review Iran defiance

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 1:43

Key nations will meet in London on Monday to discuss new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear defiance.
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Iran failed to meet UN deadline

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 18:19

Iran has boosted its nuclear research, defying the latest UN deadline to halt the work, a key report says.
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UN to press Iran on nuclear talks

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 14:53
related countries: United States United States

The US says the UN Security Council will make a fresh attempt to persuade Iran to discuss its nuclear programme.
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India ban on Iran nuclear exports

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 5:52
related countries: India India

Indian officials say exports to Iran that could be used in the country's nuclear programme have been banned.
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US wants tougher Iran sanctions

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 23:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington says it will now push for tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear activities.
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Iran 'swiftly seeks nuclear goal'

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 12:10

Iran's president says he wants nuclear power as soon as possible, as critics in Iran urge him to accept UN demands.
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Tehran dismisses threat of force

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 2:38

Iran's top nuclear negotiator dismisses threats of force against it, as the UN prepares to make a crucial report.
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