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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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Iran envoy vows no policy change

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 19:56

Iran's new nuclear negotiator says his appointment will not change policy and talks will be pursued "with strength".
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Iranian MPs add to nuclear splits

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 15:28

More than 180 Iranian MPs sign a letter supporting former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, signalling widening divisions.
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EU to meet new Iran nuclear chief

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 4:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome, Tehran

Iran's new top nuclear negotiator is to meet the EU's envoy in Rome amid fears Tehran is taking a harder line.
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Cheney in new warning to Iran

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 6:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: President

The US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, warns Iran it will not be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon.
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Iran's Larijani set for EU talks

Sunday, October 21st 2007, 9:45

Iran's outgoing nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, will accompany his successor at talks with the EU.
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Iran's nuclear negotiator resigns

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 9:39

Ali Larijani, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, quits amid reports of growing differences with the president.
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Iran backing terror, says Blair

Friday, October 19th 2007, 7:27

Tony Blair accuses Iran of backing terrorism and says the world faces a situation akin to the rise of fascism.
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Iran hangs 12 for rape, murder

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 15:25

Iran hangs 12 people, including a woman, as the government steps up a crackdown on vice.
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Russia backs Iran nuclear rights

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 19:40
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Tehran

President Putin offers guarded support for Iran's divisive nuclear programme after talks in Tehran.
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Putin set for historic Iran trip

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 1:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Tehran

Russia's president is due to make a historic visit to Tehran for talks set to focus on Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Putin's visit to Iran to go ahead

Monday, October 15th 2007, 16:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his visit to Iran will go ahead, despite reports of a plot to kill him.
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Putin told of 'assassination bid'

Sunday, October 14th 2007, 22:01
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Vladimir Putin still plans to visit Iran this week despite reports of a plot to kill him on the trip, say officials.
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Iran leader urges summit boycott

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 14:15
related countries: United States United States

Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei urges Muslim states to boycott a US-sponsored Middle East conference.
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Japan student abducted in Iran

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 3:41
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese student travelling in south-eastern Iran has been abducted, Japanese officials say.
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Putin plays down Iran bomb fears

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 11:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's president says he has no information that Iran is seeking to build a nuclear weapon.
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Sarkozy hails talks with Putin

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 8:47
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says progress is made at talks with Russia's leader on Iran's nuclear issue.
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Iran president faces rare protest

Monday, October 8th 2007, 14:18

A rare anti-government protest is held in Iran during a speech at a university by President Ahmadinejad.
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US accuses Iran's envoy to Iraq

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 16:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The commander of US forces in Iraq, David Petraeus, says Iran's ambassador is a member of an elite military unit.
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Iran defiant over nuclear issue

Friday, October 5th 2007, 11:42

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes a defiant speech defending Iran's nuclear programme.
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Paris urges tougher Iran sanction

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 7:13
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France calls on the EU to impose tougher economic sanctions against Iran to end its "nuclear defiance".
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Iran says US too tied up to fight

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 18:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington's other military operations put it in no position to launch an assault on Iran, says Iran's foreign minister.
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Iran college asks Bush to speak

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 17:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

An Iranian university invites George W Bush to visit, after Iran's president was jeered by US students last week.
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Iran MPs condemn US 'terrorists'

Sunday, September 30th 2007, 12:28
related countries: United States United States

Iran's MPs vote to brand the US military and the CIA as terrorist groups, in response to a move by the US Senate.
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Iran sanctions decision delayed

Friday, September 28th 2007, 21:32

A decision on imposing tougher UN sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme is delayed until November.
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Iran and Venezuela heads in talks

Friday, September 28th 2007, 13:49
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad holds talks in Venezuela with President Hugo Chavez.
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Iran in $1bn Bolivia oil pledge

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 21:50
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Iran's leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promise $1bn (£493m) to help Bolivia exploit oil and gas reserves.
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Iran leader defiant in UN speech

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 22:48

The debate over Iran's nuclear work is "closed", the country's president says in a fiery speech to the UN.
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UN chief calls for global action

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 20:28
related countries: United States United States

UN chief Ban Ki-moon opens the 2007 general assembly by warning world leaders of "daunting challenges" ahead.
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Iran bails last US dual national

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

Iran releases on bail the last of three US-Iranian dual nationals detained on security charges, reports say.
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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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