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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

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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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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