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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

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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Iran defiant on nuclear programme

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 20:17

Iran's president rejects calls to suspend uranium enrichment, a day before a UN deadline runs out.
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US 'Iran attack plans' revealed

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

US contingency plans for possible air strikes on Iran include most of its military infrastructure, the BBC learns.
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Iran hangs man for attack on bus

Monday, February 19th 2007, 20:15

Iran executes a man over a bomb attack which killed 11 members of its elite Revolutionary Guards last week.
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Iran, Russia in nuclear plant row

Monday, February 19th 2007, 18:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Tehran denies Russian claims it is late on payments for work on a nuclear reactor in southern Iran.
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Baghdad car bombs leave 60 dead

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 19:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

More than 60 people die in three bombs in Baghdad, in the deadliest attacks since a new security operation began.
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Clashes reported in Iranian city

Friday, February 16th 2007, 23:31
related places: Zahedan

Police and militants clash in the Iranian city of Zahedan following an explosion, state media report.
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Radical Shia cleric 'is in Iran'

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 11:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An adviser to the Iraqi PM says radical Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr is in Iran, but his aides deny the claim.
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US says Shia cleric has left Iraq

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 14:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US says radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has left Iraq for Iran but his aides deny the claim.
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Top US general doubts Iran proof

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 11:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The most senior US military officer says Iran's government may not be directly involved in arming Shias in Iraq.
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Iranian bombing 'kills 11 people'

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 9:32
related places: Zahedan

A bomb blast targeting a bus carrying Revolutionary Guards leaves 11 dead in south-eastern Iran, reports say.
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Iraq unveils new security plans

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 1:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

Iraq will close its borders with Iran and Syria for up to three days as part of its new security plan for Baghdad.
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Iran president 'ready for talks'

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 13:13
related places: Tehran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Tehran is open to talks on its nuclear programme.
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Iran drones 'can attack US ships'

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 12:45
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian website says Iran has drones capable of launching attacks on US warships in the Persian Gulf.
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EU gloom over Iran nuclear work

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 12:30

An EU internal paper admits that Iran will one day have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb.
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Bush rejects talk of Iran strike

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 10:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US president dismisses speculation that the White House is paving the way to a strike against Iran.
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Iran's president attacks US claims

Monday, February 12th 2007, 13:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemns US accusations that Tehran is fomenting violence in Iraq.
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Tehran rejects US weapons claims

Monday, February 12th 2007, 12:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iran describes allegations by the US that it has been supplying Iraqi militias with weapons as baseless.
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Democrats wary over Iran claims

Monday, February 12th 2007, 5:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Democrats urge caution after American officials say they have evidence that Iran is arming militants in Iraq.
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Iran insists on nuclear plan

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 13:46

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vows to maintain Iran's nuclear activities but within international rules.
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Putin attacks 'very dangerous' US

Saturday, February 10th 2007, 19:36
related countries: Germany Germany

Russia's president says America's "almost uncontained" use of force is fuelling a nuclear arms race.
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IAEA suspends Iran aid projects

Saturday, February 10th 2007, 0:33

The UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, says it has frozen almost half its technical aid projects involving Iran.
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Tehran warns US against attacks

Thursday, February 8th 2007, 17:44
related countries: United States United States

Iran will strike against US interests worldwide if attacked, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns.
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Iran 'sets up atomic centrifuges'

Monday, February 5th 2007, 22:17
related places: Natanz

Iran installs 328 centrifuges at two uranium enrichment sites at its Natanz complex, Western diplomats say.
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Iran strike 'would be disastrous'

Monday, February 5th 2007, 9:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A coalition of UK organisations warns Tony Blair that military action against Iran would be disastrous.
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US ex-generals reject Iran strike

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 2:20
related countries: United States United States

Three former top US officers say attacking Iran would have "disastrous consequences" for the Middle East.
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Envoys visit Iran nuclear plant

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 19:30

Ambassadors from non-aligned countries undertake a "transparency visit" to an Iranian nuclear facility.
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Chirac retracts Iran remarks

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 15:49
related countries: France France

French President Jacques Chirac plays down the threat from a nuclear-armed Iran, but later reconsiders.
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US warns Iran on Iraq insurgents

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 7:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US issues a further warning to Iran, telling Tehran to stop helping Iraqi militants make lethal bombs.
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US halts sale of F-14 jet parts

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 7:44
related countries: United States United States

The US suspends sales of all spare parts from the retired F-14 fighter over fears they could end up in Iran.
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US rejects Iran nuclear 'timeout'

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 1:00
related countries: United States United States

The US rejects the UN's nuclear watchdog's call for a "timeout" over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran nuclear installation denied

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 19:51

Iran's nuclear body denies reports it has started installing 3,000 centrifuges to boost uranium enrichment.
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Iran rejects UN's chief inspector

Friday, January 26th 2007, 23:19

Iran demands the removal of the UN official in charge of inspecting its nuclear programme, reports say.
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Iran gas price formula 'agreed'

Friday, January 26th 2007, 15:25
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Iran says it has agreed with Pakistan and India on a pricing formula for the delivery of its gas.
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Iran hangs four for oil city bomb

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 17:03

Iran hangs four men convicted of involvement in 2006 bombings in Ahwaz that killed eight people and injured 45.
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Criticism of Ahmadinejad mounts

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 12:23

Iranian MPs and newspapers step up criticism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's handling of the economy.
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Russia fulfils Iran missile deal

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 10:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has completed a controversial contract to sell air defence missiles to Iran, a senior official says.
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Iranian cleric attacks president

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 15:38

Key Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Montazeri attacks the president over nuclear and economic issues.
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US congressmen seek Iran block

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 23:54
related countries: United States United States

A bipartisan group of US congressmen propose a new law to block an attack on Iran without congressional approval.
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Washington 'snubbed Iran offer'

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 10:55
related countries: United States United States

Iran offered the US a package of concessions in 2003, but it was rejected, a former top official tells the BBC.
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Top Iraqi Shia condemns US

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 16:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

One of Iraq's most powerful Shia politicians accuses the US of undermining Iraqi sovereignty.
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Pressure on Ahmadinejad grows

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 13:10

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing increasing criticism from MPs and newspapers.
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Iran presses on with enrichment

Monday, January 15th 2007, 18:33

Iran says it is pressing ahead with its nuclear programme despite recent sanctions by the UN Security Council.
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Iran's leader urges Muslim unity

Monday, January 15th 2007, 16:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, calls for greater Muslim unity amid continuing fears over Iraq.
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Iran and Nicaragua vow close ties

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 22:32
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pledges closer ties with Nicaragua as he continues a tour of Latin America.
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US warns Iran on Iraq 'meddling'

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 21:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Vice President Dick Cheney warns Iran not to interfere in Iraq, saying it is "fishing in troubled waters".
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Iran demands nationals' release

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 14:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iran demands the US military free five Iranians detained in Iraq as the US again accuses Tehran of aiding insurgents.
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Iran and Venezuela back oil cuts

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 0:56
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Iran and Venezuela call for Opec to cut oil production, as the Iranian president begins a Latin American tour.
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Ahmadinejad tours Latin America

Saturday, January 13th 2007, 8:45

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flies into Latin America for a visit likely to alarm Washington.
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US Iraq raid draws Iranian anger

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 18:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US forces seize six people said to be Iranians in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil, prompting a diplomatic incident.
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China defends Iran gas deal talks

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 11:33
related countries: China China, United States United States

China tells the US stop meddling in its trade affairs with Iran, after concerns are raised over a gas deal.
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China 'reassures' Olmert on Iran

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 23:48
related countries: China China, Israel Israel

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says China has made it clear that it is against Iran developing nuclear weapons.
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Olmert 'to discuss Iran' in China

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 5:36
related countries: China China, Israel Israel
related places: Beijing

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is likely to discuss Iran's nuclear programme during talks in Beijing.
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