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Iran expels German diplomat

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 12:15
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Tehran

A German diplomat is told to leave Iran over what Tehran describes as "non-diplomatic activities".
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Iranian arrest over Putin 'plot'

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 9:41

Reports from Iran say a person has been arrested over rumours that there was a plot to kill Vladimir Putin.
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Iran gives early date for reactor

Monday, December 31st 2007, 0:09
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Iran says its Bushehr nuclear plant will start work in the summer - earlier than its Russian builders had said.
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US warns Iran after fuel shipment

Monday, December 17th 2007, 20:53
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US says Iran has no need to enrich its own uranium now that Russia has begun delivering nuclear fuel.
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Russia ships nuclear fuel to Iran

Monday, December 17th 2007, 18:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Russia delivers its first shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran's Bushehr plant, officials from both countries say.
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De Burgh 'will play gig in Iran'

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 19:46

Chris De Burgh will be the first Western artist to play a concert in Iran since 1979, reports suggest.
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UK loses Iran group appeal

Friday, December 14th 2007, 23:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministers are refused leave to appeal against a decision ordering it to take an Iranian opposition group off its list of banned terror organisations.
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Russia, Iran 'agree nuclear deal'

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 12:23
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Russia and Iran agreed a timetable for finishing building the Bushehr nuclear plant, reports from Russia say.
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Ahmadinejad invited to be pilgrim

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 10:40
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iran's outspoken president is invited by Saudi Arabia to perform this year's pilgrimage to the Islamic holy places.
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Olmert says Iran still dangerous

Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 20:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM insists Iran's nuclear programme remains dangerous, and calls for unity against it.
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Iran protests over US 'espionage'

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 21:21
related countries: United States United States

Iran sends a formal protest letter to the United States, accusing it of spying on Iran's nuclear activities.
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Iran threatens Mid-East, US says

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 8:35
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary says Iran threatens the Middle East, and may have resumed a nuclear arms programme.
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Iran a threat, say Europe allies

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 20:56
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The German and French leaders say Iran continues to pose a threat as the US urges further pressure on Tehran.
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Iranian hanged after verdict stay

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 14:23

A man convicted of rape when he was 13 is executed in Iran despite a judicial decree quashing his sentence.
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Bush urges Tehran to come clean

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 17:49
related countries: United States United States

The US president says Iran must still fully reveal its nuclear activities, or face further international isolation.
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Nuclear report a victory - Iran

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 13:24
related countries: United States United States

Tehran calls a US report on its nuclear programme a "great victory", while the IAEA says Iran is "somewhat vindicated".
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China questions UN Iran sanctions

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 2:55
related countries: China China, United States United States

China says a US report on Iran's nuclear programme raises doubts about the need for more UN sanctions.
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Bush says Iran remains a threat

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

Iran remains a threat despite intelligence saying it may not be building nuclear weapons, the US president says.
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Gulf states urge peace with Iran

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 17:04

Gulf leaders end their summit calling for peaceful resolution of the conflict over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Iran welcomes US nuclear report

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 14:43
related countries: United States United States

Iran welcomes a US intelligence report suggesting its government is not trying to develop nuclear weapons.
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US Democrats want rethink on Iran

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 10:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Democrats call for a rethink of Iran policy as a report says Tehran is not at present developing nuclear weapons.
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Iran 'expels Canadian envoy'

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 2:04
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Tehran

Iran expels Canada's envoy to Tehran, says a Canadian minister, after a spat over diplomatic representation.
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US report plays down Iran threat

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 20:33
related countries: United States United States

Iran seems "less determined" to develop nuclear weapons than previously thought, a US intelligence report says.
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Iran proposes Gulf security pact

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 15:22
related places: Tehran

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tells Gulf Arab leaders that Tehran wants to establish economic and security pacts.
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Iran rejects EU 'disappointment'

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 19:16

Iran defends its right to develop nuclear technology following the failure of EU talks to break the deadlock.
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Powers 'to seek Iran sanctions'

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 19:14

The six countries dealing with Iran's contested nuclear programme agree to start work on a new UN resolution.
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Iran talks 'disappoint' EU

Friday, November 30th 2007, 17:35
related places: Tehran

EU official Javier Solana expresses disappointment with talks on Iran's nuclear plans, as he prepares a UN report.
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Iran targets 'obscene' rap music

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 18:20

Iran announces a campaign against 'osbcene' rap music, saying illegal studios will be closed and singers "confronted".
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Iran court reopens Kazemi case

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 19:09
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Kazemi

Iran's top court orders a new probe into the death of the Iranian-Canadian journalist, Zahra Kazemi, in 2003.
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Iran official acquitted of spying

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 11:20

Iranian nuclear official Hossein Mousavian is cleared of spying, but found guilty of anti-government propaganda.
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Sarkozy on first visit to China

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 21:36
related countries: China China, France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in China for a visit that is expected to focus on economic links and Iran.
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'Shia militia' behind Iraq blast

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 14:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US in Iraq blames Iranian-backed Shia militants for a deadly bomb attack on a pet market in Baghdad.
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Israeli 'tried to spy for Iran'

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 12:57
related countries: Israel Israel

An reserve officer in the Israeli army, David Shamir, is charged with offering to spy for Iran, Russia and Hamas.
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UN uncertainty over nuclear Iran

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 14:37

Iran's history of hiding nuclear activities means it is unclear if its intentions are peaceful, the UN watchdog chief says.
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Iran paper attacks Ahmadinejad

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 18:41

A hardline Iranian newspaper attacks President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying his behaviour is dangerous.
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Iran nuclear work 'not worth war'

Monday, November 19th 2007, 11:32

Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi voices rare domestic criticism of Iran's controversial uranium enrichment programme.
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Iran dismisses US currency

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 23:16
related countries: United States United States

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls the US dollar "worthless" at the end of the Opec summit.
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Iran eyes nuclear options abroad

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 16:06

Iran says it is considering enriching uranium in a neutral country, thereby allaying fears about its nuclear aims.
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Chavez warning opens Opec summit

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 20:17
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tells a key Opec summit oil prices could double if the US attacks Iran.
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Iran calls for US nuclear apology

Friday, November 16th 2007, 18:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iran's president says the US should apologise for the way it has treated Tehran over its nuclear programme.
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Iran bans Garcia Marquez novel

Friday, November 16th 2007, 13:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A novel by Colombia's Gabriel Garcia Marquez is pulled from shelves after Iran's censors notice its sanitised title.
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US urges more sanctions on Iran

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 22:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US vows to press for further UN sanctions against Iran, following a new report on Tehran's nuclear activities.
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Mixed UN nuclear report for Iran

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 21:28

The UN nuclear agency says Iran has given it information on past nuclear activities, but is still enriching uranium.
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Spy charge for Iranian official

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 14:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former Iranian nuclear negotiator is charged with giving classified information to the British embassy.
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Iranian abducted in Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

An Iranian engineer is kidnapped in the western Afghan province of Herat, the authorities say.
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Iran gives IAEA nuclear designs

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 22:47

Diplomats say Iran has given the UN nuclear agency a document containing atomic weapons parts designs.
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Iran launches anti-vice crackdown

Monday, November 12th 2007, 17:01

Iranian papers print a list of moral vices the police are targeting, including make-up and "decadent" films.
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Iran president attacks 'traitors'

Monday, November 12th 2007, 14:40

Iran's president denounces as "traitors" those in Iran who have criticised its nuclear programme.
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Iran police battle Sufi Muslims

Monday, November 12th 2007, 8:57

About 180 Sufi Muslims are held in Iran after attacking a Shia mosque in a row with a local cleric, say reports.
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US and Germany vow Iran diplomacy

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 20:00
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

US President Bush and Angela Merkel of Germany vow to continue on a diplomatic path to solve problems with Iran.
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Iran 'must free' woman activist

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 7:47

Human rights groups say an Iranian activist jailed for her part in a women's rights protest should be freed.
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Merkel, Bush seek Iran consensus

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 0:38
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Texas

Germany's Angela Merkel travels to the US president's Texas ranch for talks to focus on Iran's nuclear stand-off.
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US 'to release' Iranians in Iraq

Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 13:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military says it will release nine Iranians being held in Iraq including two who Iran says are diplomats.
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Iran faces new sanctions threat

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 18:01

World powers agree to push for new sanctions against Iran if the UN finds it is continuing its nuclear programme.
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Gulf states 'offer Iran uranium'

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 18:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister reportedly says Gulf states could offer to provide enriched uranium to Iran.
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Russian FM in surprise Iran trip

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 9:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister is to make an unannounced visit to Iran, amid rising tension over its nuclear programme.
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IAEA findings on Iran dismissed

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 9:52
related countries: France France, United States United States

France and the US dismiss the UN nuclear watchdog's finding that there is no evidence Iran is building a bomb.
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Iran defiant at new US sanctions

Friday, October 26th 2007, 13:52
related countries: United States United States

Iran responds defiantly to new US sanctions which target its Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and three banks.
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US imposes new sanctions on Iran

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 21:15
related countries: United States United States

The US steps up its sanctions on Iran for "supporting terrorists" and pursuing nuclear activities.
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