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#Iran

# iran - Yesterday’s News

Canada will provide money to families of those in plane shot down by Iran

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the families will each receive 25,000 Canadian dollars

# iran - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said ‘anyone who should be punished must be punished’.

# iran - Monday 13 January, 2020

Iranian police fire tear gas at people protesting against downing of passenger jet

US President Donald Trump warned Iran that the world and “more importantly, the USA is watching”.

# iran - Sunday 12 January, 2020

UK ambassador to Iran summoned following arrest at anti-government protest

176 people were killed when the plane was shot down earlier this week.

# iran - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Iran admits it mistakenly shot down Ukrainian passenger jet following 'human error'

The Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed after taking off from Tehran on Wednesday.

# iran - Friday 10 January, 2020

Trump administration announces new sanctions on Iran as it pins blame for Ukrainian airline disaster

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level US official to point the finger at Iran today.

Iran's Ambassador compares Qasem Soleimani to Michael Collins and says Shannon Airport is 'not a target'

Mahmoud Islami was speaking at a briefing at Iran’s Embassy in Dublin.

Ukraine seeks evidence as video appears to show missile hitting downed airliner over Iran Plane Crash This post contains videos

Ukraine seeks evidence as video appears to show missile hitting downed airliner over Iran

American, British and Canadian officials say intelligence sources indicate that Iran shot down the plane.

Trump boasts that Soleimani got 'American justice' as House vote to curb his military moves in Iran

Trump said he had no plans to take further military action.

# iran - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'Highly likely' Iran accidentally shot down Ukraine airliner, US officials say

The plane crashed outside Tehran with the loss of all 176 people on board.

Ukrainian plane 'turned back' before crashing in Iran as authorities probe 'seven scenarios'

The crash, which killed 176 people, happened shortly after the plane took off yesterday.

'Insulting and demeaning': White House briefing on Soleimani killing criticised by some Republicans

Officials have repeatedly claimed a threat to Americans in the Middle East led to the killing.

# iran - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops

Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.

FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch?

Iran launched missile attacks on military bases housing US troops last night – but was this one of the missiles?

Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes

There were no casualties after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles in the early hours of this morning.

UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops

While condemning Iran’s attack, Boris Johnson said that slain general Qasem Soleimani “had the blood of British troops on his hands.”

Iran 'will not give black boxes to Americans' as 176 killed in plane crash near Tehran Tehran This post contains videos

Iran 'will not give black boxes to Americans' as 176 killed in plane crash near Tehran

The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran.

What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran?

Two US air bases were targeted by Iran.

# iran - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Opinion: Iran's shrewdest retaliation for Soleimani assassination is political, not military

Tehran will want to ensure its response does not bring further cost to the nation, writes Scott Lucas, Professor of International Politics.

Over 50 people killed in stampede at funeral procession of Iranian general killed by US

The incident happened in Kerman, the hometown of General Qassem Soleimani.

US sparks confusion with Iraq pullout announcement that Pentagon says was sent 'by mistake'

The US drone strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani has sparked fury in both Iran and Iraq.

# iran - Monday 6 January, 2020

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

UNESCO warns Trump against targeting Iranian cultural sites

Donald Trump had threatened to target cultural sites in Iran.

Mourners gather in 'million strong' crowd for funeral of Iranian general killed by US

Qassem Soleimani’s daughter has spoken of an attack on the US military in retaliation.

# iran - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Iran abandons nuclear deal after general’s death in US air strike

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets in Iran today beside the remains of Qassem Soleimani.

Boris Johnson says killed Iranian general was 'a threat to all our interests'

This was Johnson’s first statement since the US’s fatal drone strike last Friday.

Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing

Pro-Iran factions have ramped up pressure on US forces in Iraq since Friday’s drone strike.

Raab: Boris Johnson 'in charge' of Iran crisis despite silence during Caribbean holiday

Johnson is facing mounting calls to make a statement on Friday’s fatal drone strike.

# iran - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said any Irish person in Iraq should ‘leave immediately’.

Iraq's prime minister joins mourners in Baghdad for funeral of top Iranian general killed by US

Thousands of Iraqis chanted “Death to America” as they joined the funeral procession for General Qassem Soleimani.

# iran - Friday 3 January, 2020

Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed

The air strike ordered by President Donald Trump in Iraq’s capital Baghdad killed General Qassem Soleimani.

Donald Trump says Iranian general 'should have been taken out many years ago'

The US President has also claimed that Iranian leaders aren’t as saddened as they will “let the outside world believe”.

Explainer: Why Qasem Soleimani's death is a turning point between the US and Iran

The killing of Iran’s top general could draw forceful Iranian retaliation against American interests in the Middle East.

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike

The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.

'We've woken up to a more dangerous world': The world reacts to the US killing of a top Iran general

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden said we could be on the brink of a “major conflict across the Middle East”.

# iran - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

# iran - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'

US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.

# iran - Monday 30 December, 2019

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

Johnson should stop 'getting distracted' in case of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran, husband says

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been imprisoned in Tehran since 2016, after being accused of spying.

# iran - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.

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