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# iran - Friday 10 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 10th 2020, 2:33 PM 37,825 Views 74 Comments

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
# Plane Crash

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

Jan 10th 2020, 8:42 AM 58,217 Views 97 Comments

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
# Fallout
# Fallout

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

Jan 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 14,469 Views 57 Comments

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
# Tehran
# Tehran

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

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 9:10 PM 44,512 Views 174 Comments

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'
# Tehran
# Tehran

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

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 3:33 PM 27,316 Views 64 Comments

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
# Iran-US Tensions
# Iran-US Tensions

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

Jan 9th 2020, 9:22 AM 31,268 Views 20 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

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

Jan 8th 2020, 6:30 PM 28,250 Views 45 Comments

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?
# Missile Attacks
# Missile Attacks

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

Jan 8th 2020, 5:08 PM 220 Views 0 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

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

Jan 8th 2020, 4:43 PM 27,462 Views 87 Comments

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
# Us-iran Tensions
# Us-iran Tensions

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

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 1:15 PM 56,721 Views 123 Comments

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
# Tehran

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

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 11:41 AM 69,817 Views 85 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 8th 2020, 10:44 AM 12,873 Views 12 Comments

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
# Soleimani
# Soleimani

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

Jan 7th 2020, 6:17 PM 17,601 Views 57 Comments

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
# Qassem Soleimani
# Qassem Soleimani

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

Updated Jan 7th 2020, 4:15 PM 31,945 Views 60 Comments

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'
# Green Zone
# Green Zone

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

Jan 7th 2020, 7:18 AM 33,875 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Crisis
# Crisis

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

Jan 6th 2020, 4:04 PM 8,671 Views 22 Comments

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

UNESCO warns Trump against targeting Iranian cultural sites
# US Military
# US Military

UNESCO warns Trump against targeting Iranian cultural sites

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 3:30 PM 42,546 Views 83 Comments

Donald Trump had threatened to target cultural sites in Iran.

Mourners gather in 'million strong' crowd for funeral of Iranian general killed by US
# Promise Of Revenge
# Promise Of Revenge

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

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 2:55 PM 30,972 Views 58 Comments

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
# No Deal
# No Deal

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

Jan 5th 2020, 8:05 PM 27,386 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Qassem Soleimani
# Qassem Soleimani

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

Jan 5th 2020, 7:30 PM 30,141 Views 48 Comments

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
# Fire And Fury
# Fire And Fury

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

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 2:45 PM 46,310 Views 121 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

Jan 5th 2020, 1:14 PM 14,472 Views 28 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

Updated Jan 4th 2020, 4:50 PM 63,778 Views 104 Comments

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
# Qassem Soleimani
# Qassem Soleimani

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

Updated Jan 4th 2020, 11:01 AM 27,109 Views 56 Comments

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
# Reinforcements
# Reinforcements

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

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 10:05 PM 28,660 Views 94 Comments

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'
# Qasem Soleimani
# Qasem Soleimani

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 2:30 PM 33,455 Views 79 Comments

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
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 10:49 AM 40,238 Views 63 Comments

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
# Qasem Soleimani
# Qasem Soleimani

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

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 10:03 AM 44,168 Views 62 Comments

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
# Qasem Soleimani
# Qasem Soleimani

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 9:03 AM 71,556 Views 61 Comments

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
# Troops
# Troops

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

Jan 1st 2020, 8:32 AM 19,726 Views 39 Comments

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'
# Iraq
# Iraq

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

Updated Dec 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 36,217 Views 71 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 7:40 PM 20,537 Views 19 Comments

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
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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

Dec 30th 2019, 5:18 PM 16,270 Views 15 Comments

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
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Nov 12th 2019, 4:08 PM 8,318 Views 34 Comments

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

# iran - Friday 11 October, 2019

Daughter of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has returned to the UK
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Daughter of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has returned to the UK

Oct 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 24,135 Views 7 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in prison in Iran for spying.

# iran - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban
# Azadi Stadium
# Azadi Stadium

Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban

Oct 10th 2019, 10:42 PM 26,045 Views 35 Comments

The move came amid pressure from Fifa, which had threatened to ban the country if female supporters were not permitted to games.

# iran - Monday 30 September, 2019

Saudi crown prince says war with Iran would mean 'total collapse of the global economy'
# 60 Minutes
# 60 Minutes

Saudi crown prince says war with Iran would mean 'total collapse of the global economy'

Sep 30th 2019, 8:32 AM 32,092 Views 34 Comments

Prince Mohammed bin Salman also denied ordering the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in an interview with 60 Minutes.

# iran - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough

Sep 24th 2019, 5:38 PM 7,439 Views 20 Comments

Trump was speaking at the UN General Assembly this afternoon.

# iran - Monday 23 September, 2019

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks
# European Leaders
# European Leaders

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:25 PM 8,937 Views 22 Comments

In a joint statement, the countries called on Tehran to choose dialogue over further “provocation”.

# iran - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf
# Energy Security
# Energy Security

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:15 PM 13,591 Views 67 Comments

It comes as the United States sends more troops to the region in a defensive capacity.