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# iran - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president
# Ebrahim Raisi
# Ebrahim Raisi

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president

Updated Jun 19th 2021, 2:24 PM 23,772 Views 44 Comments

Raisi won just shy of 62% of the vote, on a voter turnout of 48.8% a record low in the Islamic republic.

# iran - Friday 18 June, 2021

Iranians vote in presidential election tipped in favour of hard-liner
# Iran
# Iran

Iranians vote in presidential election tipped in favour of hard-liner

Jun 18th 2021, 11:21 AM 5,720 Views 6 Comments

Ebrahim Raisi is the front-runner in a field of just four candidates.

# iran - Sunday 23 May, 2021

US says unclear Iran ready for nuclear pact return
# Tehran
# Tehran

US says unclear Iran ready for nuclear pact return

May 23rd 2021, 6:20 PM 9,974 Views 10 Comments

A fifth round of talks are talking place in Vienna on rescuing the deal.

# iran - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released as UK pays Iran £400m debt - report
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released as UK pays Iran £400m debt - report

May 2nd 2021, 3:26 PM 89,489 Views 45 Comments

Iranian state TV said deals have been reached to release prisoners with Western ties held in Iran.

# iran - Monday 12 April, 2021

Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant
# Natanz
# Natanz

Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant

Apr 12th 2021, 8:36 AM 15,233 Views 20 Comments

Iran said yesterday that the site was hit by a terrorist act.

# iran - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout
# Natanz
# Natanz

Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout

Apr 11th 2021, 3:13 PM 24,749 Views 29 Comments

It is the latest incident to strike the site.

# iran - Friday 9 April, 2021

Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks
# Freed
# Freed

Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks

Apr 9th 2021, 9:10 AM 9,352 Views 6 Comments

The MT Hankuk Chemi, held in Iran since January, sailed away from an Iranian port city early this morning.

# iran - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group
# Iraq
# Iraq

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group

Apr 8th 2021, 4:32 PM 88,976 Views 91 Comments

The European Parliament said the trip by Mick Wallace and Clare Daly does not represent the parliament.

# iran - Sunday 14 March, 2021

British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges
# Tehran
# Tehran

British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges

Mar 14th 2021, 1:45 PM 17,499 Views 13 Comments

Zaghari-Ratcliffe finished serving a five-year sentence last week.

# iran - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran
# Iran
# Iran

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 6:25 PM 46,008 Views 51 Comments

Ireland-Iran bilateral relations were also discussed in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.

Iran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe condemned as 'cruel' as 5-year-sentence ends
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Iran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe condemned as 'cruel' as 5-year-sentence ends

Mar 7th 2021, 3:10 PM 20,301 Views 15 Comments

The 42-year-old has completed a near five-year sentence but must appear before a court in a week.

# iran - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani
# Iran
# Iran

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani

Mar 6th 2021, 7:44 AM 23,458 Views 43 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will also meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

# iran - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:31 AM 16,092 Views 17 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence is scheduled to end this weekend.

# iran - Friday 26 February, 2021

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Feb 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 20,365 Views 56 Comments

The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

# iran - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border
# Fuel Tanker
# Fuel Tanker

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border

Feb 14th 2021, 12:55 PM 10,897 Views 13 Comments

More than 500 lorries lined up at the border carrying natural gas and fuel were ablaze.

# iran - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Iran ‘may pursue nuclear weapon if sanctions persist’
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Iran ‘may pursue nuclear weapon if sanctions persist’

Feb 9th 2021, 12:14 PM 8,588 Views 35 Comments

A 1990s fatwa, or religious edict, by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei states that nuclear weapons are forbidden.

# iran - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Iran reveals plans to ramp up uranium enrichment far beyond levels permitted in 2015 deal
# Uranium
# Uranium

Iran reveals plans to ramp up uranium enrichment far beyond levels permitted in 2015 deal

Jan 2nd 2021, 8:01 AM 15,736 Views 21 Comments

It is not yet clear when this process will begin.

# iran - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Iran court to retry three sentenced to death over protests
# Tehran
# Tehran

Iran court to retry three sentenced to death over protests

Dec 5th 2020, 1:00 PM 11,110 Views 12 Comments

Numerous calls had spread online after the verdict was announced calling for a halt to the executions.

# iran - Monday 30 November, 2020

Iran claims Israel used 'electronic device' to remotely kill military nuclear scientist
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Iran claims Israel used 'electronic device' to remotely kill military nuclear scientist

Nov 30th 2020, 11:03 AM 12,695 Views 15 Comments

The comments came at the funeral for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

# iran - Saturday 28 November, 2020

UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist

Updated Nov 28th 2020, 6:52 PM 35,450 Views 64 Comments

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in a shootout on Friday.

# iran - Friday 27 November, 2020

Top nuclear scientist was 'assassinated', says Iran's defence minister
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Top nuclear scientist was 'assassinated', says Iran's defence minister

Nov 27th 2020, 3:56 PM 21,712 Views 57 Comments

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in hospital from wounds suffered during an attack by “armed terrorists”, the country’s defence ministry said.

Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia
# Kylie Moore-Gilbert
# Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia

Nov 27th 2020, 9:38 AM 22,232 Views 7 Comments

Kylie Moore-Gilbert was freed this week after 804 days behind bars.

# iran - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Trump asked aides about striking Iran nuke site in coming weeks: report
# New York Times
# New York Times

Trump asked aides about striking Iran nuke site in coming weeks: report

Nov 17th 2020, 7:40 AM 86,070 Views 51 Comments

According to the New York Times, senior officials “dissuaded the president from moving ahead with a military strike”.

# iran - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Iran urges next US administration to learn from sanctions
# Us-iran Relations
# Us-iran Relations

Iran urges next US administration to learn from sanctions

Nov 7th 2020, 12:32 PM 12,865 Views 28 Comments

Trump has applied a “maximum pressure” policy against Iran since 2018.

# iran - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions
# Mike Pompeo
# Mike Pompeo

Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions

Updated Sep 20th 2020, 3:20 PM 42,399 Views 69 Comments

Security council members say Washington lost the legal ability to invoke the measure after the US withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal.

# iran - Sunday 13 September, 2020

'I really can't take it anymore', Zaghari-Ratcliffe says after Iran trial postponed at short notice
# Iran
# Iran

'I really can't take it anymore', Zaghari-Ratcliffe says after Iran trial postponed at short notice

Sep 13th 2020, 4:34 PM 37,074 Views 38 Comments

The British-Iranian national has been detained in Iran since 2016 when she was sentenced to five years in prison.

# iran - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Iranian wrestler executed for murder, despite global calls for his release
# Navid Afkari
# Navid Afkari

Iranian wrestler executed for murder, despite global calls for his release

Sep 12th 2020, 2:27 PM 57,772 Views 40 Comments

US President Donald Trump had tried to save Navid Afkari’s life, arguing that his “sole act was an anti-government demonstration”.

# iran - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters
# The War In Syria
# The War In Syria

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters

Jul 21st 2020, 9:34 AM 11,694 Views 38 Comments

A UK-based war monitor said that 11 other combatants were wounded.

# iran - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

British woman jailed in Iran 'on the cusp of good news' over possible clemency
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British woman jailed in Iran 'on the cusp of good news' over possible clemency

May 26th 2020, 10:53 AM 28,715 Views 7 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport in 2016.

# iran - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'An agonising wait': Decision on Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from prison delayed again
# Iran
# Iran

'An agonising wait': Decision on Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from prison delayed again

Apr 19th 2020, 3:32 PM 20,412 Views 14 Comments

The British-Iranian mother has been temporarily freed from Evin Prison in Tehran in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# iran - Sunday 29 March, 2020

'The debris was just around me...it was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch'
# Groundbreaking
From The42
# Groundbreaking

'The debris was just around me...it was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch'

Mar 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 42,903 Views 12 Comments

In 2001, a handful of Irish women made history by becoming the first to attend a football match in Iran in more than 20 years. They tell their story to The42.

# iran - Friday 13 March, 2020

US launches air strikes against Iran-backed militia after Iraq base attack
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

US launches air strikes against Iran-backed militia after Iraq base attack

Mar 13th 2020, 10:38 AM 14,241 Views 57 Comments

A US official said multiple strikes targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq.

# iran - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream

Updated Mar 7th 2020, 3:12 PM 52,406 Views 46 Comments

In Greece, a row has erupted over whether to cancel Holy Communion, while China has just 99 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.

# iran - Monday 24 February, 2020

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 9:47 AM 40,200 Views 48 Comments

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

# iran - Friday 14 February, 2020

Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran
# Bipartisan
# Bipartisan

Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran

Feb 14th 2020, 7:06 AM 16,321 Views 23 Comments

The bi-partisan vote was a rare exertion of authority from Congress.

# iran - Monday 27 January, 2020

Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed
# We Go Again
From The42
# We Go Again

Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed

Jan 27th 2020, 11:20 AM 11,323 Views 16 Comments

Persepolis FC comes as the Dubliner’s fifth club since January 2018.

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran
# Mahshahr
# Mahshahr

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran

Jan 27th 2020, 9:58 AM 30,633 Views 29 Comments

No major injuries were reported after the plane apparently lost its landing gear.

# iran - Friday 17 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 17th 2020, 6:49 PM 10,524 Views 13 Comments

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
# Tehran
# Tehran

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

Jan 14th 2020, 8:51 AM 12,124 Views 33 Comments

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
# Tehran
# Tehran

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

Jan 13th 2020, 7:19 AM 9,325 Views 23 Comments

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

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