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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.

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Iranians mark US embassy siege

Saturday, November 4th 2006, 11:37
related countries: United States United States

Iranian students hold a rowdy rally on the anniversary of the hostage-taking of the American embassy in 1979.
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Iran 'sending funds to Hezbollah'

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 22:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A senior Hezbollah official says Iran is providing the group with money to help fund its work in reconstructing Lebanon.
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Khatami labels US policy 'a joke'

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 8:48
related countries: United States United States

Iran's ex-president criticises US Middle East policy, calling the idea of exporting democracy "a great joke".
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Missiles fired in Iran exercise

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 8:12

Iran fires dozens of missiles - including ones capable of striking Israel - during military exercises, state TV reports.
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Khatami at Scottish university

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 13:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami visits Scotland as part of a controversial three day UK trip.
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Bush condemns Iran nuclear move

Friday, October 27th 2006, 16:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US calls for "redoubled" efforts on Iran, amid reports Tehran has stepped up uranium enrichment work.
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Iran 'steps up nuclear programme'

Friday, October 27th 2006, 11:00

Iran reportedly takes another step in its uranium enrichment programme, defying the international community.
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Iran denies Argentina charge

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 23:00
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Iran rejects Argentine charges of involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre as "a Zionist plot".
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The troubles of reporting from Iran

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 14:02

Working as a journalist in Iran is no easy matter, especially if you are a woman, the BBC's Frances Harrison discovers.
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Russia queries EU draft on Iran

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 9:09
related countries: China China, France France

Moscow says a draft UN Security Council resolution on Iran seems not to match positions agreed earlier.
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US demands UN sanctions on Iran

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 0:50
related countries: United States United States

The US urges the UN Security Council to impose immediate sanctions on Iran over its nuclear work.
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Iran charged over BA bombing

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 22:47
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Argentine prosecutors charge Iran's government and Hezbollah over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre.
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Iran to expand nuclear enrichment

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 12:07

Iran says it has taken further steps in developing its nuclear programme, according to media reports.
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Iran condemns US Gulf exercises

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 11:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Iran criticises planned US exercises in the Gulf, while Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls for Muslim unity.
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Iran leader backs larger families

Monday, October 23rd 2006, 10:59

Iran's president proposes that women should not be discouraged from having more than two children.
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Iran 'should stop student bans'

Friday, October 20th 2006, 18:46

Iran must stop banning students from university because of their political views, a human rights groups says.
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Iran 'blocks Israel soldier deal'

Friday, October 20th 2006, 10:05
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli diplomat accuses Iran of blocking a deal to free a soldier captured by Palestinian militants.
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UN envoys work on Iran resolution

Wednesday, October 18th 2006, 18:10

UN diplomats work on a draft resolution proposing sanctions against Iran for its refusal to halt its nuclear activities.
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Talabani backs 'Iran-Syria plan'

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 19:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Violence in Iraq would end "within months" if Iran and Syria were directly involved, says Iraq's president.
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US opens Iran basketball inquiry

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 14:55
related countries: United States United States

The US authorities investigate whether American basketball players in Iran have violated US sanctions.
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Iran leader in Bush 'Satan' claim

Monday, October 16th 2006, 16:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

Iran's President Ahmadinejad attacks US President George W Bush, saying he is inspired by Satan, Iranian media say.
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On tour with Iran's president

Saturday, October 14th 2006, 10:59

Frances Harrison accompanies the Iranian president on a provincial tour of the country.
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US sowing Iraq strife, says Iran

Friday, October 13th 2006, 15:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accuses the US of promoting sectarian strife in Iraq.
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Khamenei defends nuclear 'right'

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 22:07

The Supreme Leader of Iran says the country will continue developing nuclear technology.
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Iran arrests controversial cleric

Sunday, October 8th 2006, 19:11
related places: Tehran

Iranian cleric Mohammad Kazemeini Boroujerdi is arrested after his supporters clash with police in Tehran.
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Iran rejects six nations' demands

Sunday, October 8th 2006, 15:50

Iran says it will not suspend its nuclear programme after six key UN countries agree to debate possible sanctions.
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Blair-Rice talks to focus on Iran

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 5:16

Tony Blair and Condoleezza Rice will discuss possible sanctions against Iran when they meet at Chequers.
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Powers to discuss Iran sanctions

Friday, October 6th 2006, 19:43
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Six key nations holding talks on Iran's nuclear programme agree to start discussions at the UN on possible sanctions.
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Iran election candidates register

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 12:56

Registration of candidates standing for election to Iran's local councils and a key body called the Assembly of Experts is due to start.
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EU warns Iran 'time running out'

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 15:09

Time is running out for Iran to avoid UN sanctions over its nuclear policy, Europe's foreign policy chief warns.
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Iran 'to open atomic site tours'

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 10:46

Iran's leader orders its nuclear sites to be opened to tourists to show its activities are peaceful, state media report.
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Key powers to seek Iran sanctions

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 16:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US and the UK say key world powers will seek UN sanctions against Iran over the nuclear stand-off.
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Iran pushes France nuclear deal

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 13:10
related countries: France France

Iran suggests France could monitor Iran's nuclear programme, as powers move to consider sanctions.
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Call for Iran to act on inflation

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 13:50

Iran's supreme leader Ali Khameni calls on the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to curb surging prices.
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Iran mulled nuclear bomb in 1988

Friday, September 29th 2006, 14:50
related places: Tehran

A 1988 letter revealing Iranian commanders were eyeing acquiring a nuclear bomb is uncovered in Tehran.
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No nuclear deal at EU-Iran talks

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 12:55

Talks in Berlin between Iran and the EU end without agreement on resolving the Iranian nuclear dispute.
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Iranian leader 'not anti-Semite'

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 17:17
related countries: Israel Israel

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he is not an anti-Semite - months after urging Israel's destruction.
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Uncovering Iran's ancient past

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 11:56

Zahid Warley reports from Iran on three moments in time that seem to have shaped Iranian identity.
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Indians split on Iran programme

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 6:36

Indians are split on the appropriate way to respond to Iran's nuclear programme, a BBC poll suggests.
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World poll favours Iran diplomacy

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 1:59

World opinion opposes military action against Iran's nuclear programme, a BBC World Service poll says.
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Iran president berates US and UK

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 3:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Western

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Western nations use the UN Security Council for their own ends.
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Chavez warns against Iran attack

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 4:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez launches a robust defence of Iran's nuclear programme.
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Pope comment 'linked to crusade'

Monday, September 18th 2006, 15:03

Iran's supreme leader condemns remarks on Islam by the Pope, as protests continue around the world.
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Chirac urges no sanctions on Iran

Monday, September 18th 2006, 14:06
related countries: France France

French President Jacques Chirac says talks, not UN sanctions, are the way to resolve the Iran nuclear crisis.
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Iran and Venezuela bolster ties

Sunday, September 17th 2006, 23:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Iran and Venezuela sign a host of agreements, as Iran's president visits the Latin American country.
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Chavez pledges support for Iran

Friday, September 15th 2006, 7:14
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez vows to defend Iran from attack as nations of the Non-Aligned Movement meet in Cuba.
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US Iran report branded dishonest

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

The UN nuclear watchdog protests to the US over what it calls an "erroneous" report on Iran's nuclear programme.
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UN 'encouraged' by Iranian talks

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

Kofi Annan urges a negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue, but the US calls for UN sanctions.
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Iran offers Iraq 'full support'

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 17:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Tehran

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promises Iraq complete co-operation in stabilising security.
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'Misunderstandings' cleared on Iran

Sunday, September 10th 2006, 13:06

Some misunderstandings over Iran's nuclear policy have been cleared up, says the EU's foreign policy chief.
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Iran nuclear talks 'constructive'

Saturday, September 9th 2006, 19:58

Talks between the EU and Iran over Iran's nuclear programme are "constructive", both sides say.
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US blacklists major Iranian bank

Friday, September 8th 2006, 21:52
related countries: United States United States

The US cuts an Iranian state-owned bank from its financial system, accusing it of helping to move terrorist funds.
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Paper reprints Holocaust cartoons

Friday, September 8th 2006, 16:52
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Danish newspaper, Information, prints cartoons depicting the Holocaust commissioned by Iran.
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Iran's Khatami calls for US talks

Friday, September 8th 2006, 9:44
related countries: United States United States

Ex-Iranian President Mohammad Khatami says Iran-US relations can be improved through dialogue only.
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