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#Iran

# 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 35,459 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 21,737 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 22,239 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 86,154 Views 53 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 12,874 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 42,450 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 37,134 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 57,789 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 11,707 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 28,724 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 20,428 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 43,190 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 14,252 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 52,430 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 40,219 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 16,324 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 11,358 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 30,643 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 10,532 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 12,139 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 9,341 Views 23 Comments

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
# Tehran
# Tehran

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

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 3:06 PM 40,045 Views 71 Comments

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'
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

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

Updated Jan 11th 2020, 3:26 PM 67,627 Views 155 Comments

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
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

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

Updated Jan 10th 2020, 9:41 PM 18,627 Views 45 Comments

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'
# 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 37,883 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 58,245 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 14,486 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 44,552 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 27,426 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 31,280 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 28,260 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 236 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 27,474 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 56,735 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 69,845 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 12,883 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 17,638 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 31,963 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 33,882 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 8,735 Views 22 Comments

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