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#Iran

# iran - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf

Sep 21st 2019, 8:08 AM 11,613 Views 57 Comments

The US President said the sanctions were the toughest ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.

# iran - Friday 20 September, 2019

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'
# Oil
# Oil

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'

Sep 20th 2019, 8:10 AM 14,770 Views 73 Comments

The US President will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets, among other possible responses.

# iran - Monday 16 September, 2019

Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf
# Strait Of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz

Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf

Sep 16th 2019, 2:38 PM 13,290 Views 12 Comments

A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel.

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities
# Tensions
# Tensions

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities

Sep 16th 2019, 6:52 AM 22,906 Views 32 Comments

Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.

# iran - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches

Sep 10th 2019, 5:50 PM 5,820 Views 6 Comments

Sahar Khodayari, dubbed ‘blue girl’, was due to stand trial for entering a stadium to watch her favourite team, Esteghlal FC.

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser
# Fired
# Fired

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

Sep 10th 2019, 5:12 PM 24,770 Views 57 Comments

Trump announced the news on Twitter.

# iran - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Trump releases photo of Iran rocket site and says US 'not involved' in failed launch
# Iran
# Iran

Trump releases photo of Iran rocket site and says US 'not involved' in failed launch

Aug 31st 2019, 8:08 AM 18,282 Views 30 Comments

The incident comes after months of tensions between Iran and Washington.

# iran - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit
# Javad Zarif
# Javad Zarif

Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit

Aug 25th 2019, 4:16 PM 25,478 Views 34 Comments

Flight-tracking websites showed a plane travelling from Tehran to Biarritz.

# iran - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker
# Diplomatic Dispute
# Diplomatic Dispute

Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker

Aug 18th 2019, 4:54 PM 19,558 Views 14 Comments

The vessel is due to set sail later today.

# iran - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US
# Grace 1
# Grace 1

Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US

Aug 15th 2019, 5:31 PM 19,453 Views 28 Comments

Washington DC can make another bid for the supertanker’s detention as long as the vessel has not left Gibraltar’s waters.

# iran - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Iran seizes another foreign tanker it alleges was 'smuggling' fuel
# Iran
# Iran

Iran seizes another foreign tanker it alleges was 'smuggling' fuel

Updated Aug 4th 2019, 12:04 PM 19,617 Views 41 Comments

Last month, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Stena Impero vessel.

# iran - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker
# Oil Tanker
# Oil Tanker

Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker

Jul 23rd 2019, 8:13 AM 9,193 Views 47 Comments

Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.

# iran - Monday 22 July, 2019

Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?
# Crisis
# Crisis

Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?

Jul 22nd 2019, 3:45 PM 12,243 Views 26 Comments

In video footage released by an Iranian news agency, masked soldiers are seen travelling down a rope and into the tanker.

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death
# Iran-US Tensions
# Iran-US Tensions

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:24 AM 28,003 Views 39 Comments

An Iranian official said that all of the suspects were Iranians who had acted independently of each other.

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure

Jul 22nd 2019, 7:15 AM 10,008 Views 13 Comments

Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.

# iran - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker
# Stena Impero
# Stena Impero

'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker

Jul 21st 2019, 12:31 PM 27,787 Views 51 Comments

The Stena Impero was seized in international waters on Friday.

# iran - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'
# Persian Gulf
# Persian Gulf

Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'

Updated Jul 20th 2019, 3:30 PM 45,205 Views 29 Comments

The seizure has been labelled a “dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation”.

# iran - Thursday 18 July, 2019

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf
# Strait Of Homuz
# Strait Of Homuz

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

Jul 18th 2019, 8:43 PM 21,667 Views 72 Comments

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

# iran - Monday 15 July, 2019

'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis
# Nuclear Talks
# Nuclear Talks

'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis

Jul 15th 2019, 8:02 AM 7,044 Views 19 Comments

Tensions are continuing to intensify between Iran and the US.

# iran - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says
# Tensions
# Tensions

Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says

Jul 11th 2019, 7:26 AM 13,977 Views 55 Comments

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

# iran - Sunday 7 July, 2019

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Jul 7th 2019, 8:49 AM 8,690 Views 2 Comments

The Iran nuclear deal, ethnic restaurants, and an assault on the Luas. Here’s what’s in the headlines today.

Macron in last-ditch attempt to save Iran nuclear deal
# Nuclear Threat
# Nuclear Threat

Macron in last-ditch attempt to save Iran nuclear deal

Jul 7th 2019, 7:59 AM 8,933 Views 34 Comments

Tensions between Iran and members of the UN security council were heightened after the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018.

# iran - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Iran threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens
# The Med
# The Med

Iran threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens

Jul 6th 2019, 12:29 PM 25,771 Views 62 Comments

Iran has said it may detain a British ship if the Grace 1 super-tanker is not released.

# iran - Thursday 4 July, 2019

'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran
# World Tour
# World Tour

'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran

Jul 4th 2019, 2:45 PM 39,535 Views 50 Comments

Stone says Iran was the last country of her world tour.

# iran - Saturday 29 June, 2019

British-Iranian woman ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian woman ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail

Jun 29th 2019, 5:00 PM 20,429 Views 15 Comments

Nazanin was jailed for five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

# iran - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'
# Tensions
# Tensions

Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'

Jun 27th 2019, 10:44 PM 14,449 Views 40 Comments

Tensions have been rising between the two countries since the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.

# iran - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed
# Tensions
# Tensions

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed

Jun 25th 2019, 8:26 AM 23,033 Views 73 Comments

Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.

# iran - Monday 24 June, 2019

Explainer: How have the US and Iran come to the brink of war?
# Trouble In The Gulf
# Trouble In The Gulf

Explainer: How have the US and Iran come to the brink of war?

Jun 24th 2019, 7:15 PM 14,032 Views 79 Comments

Tensions in the region have seen a US drone shot down and air strikes cancelled at the 11th hour.

Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader
# Tensions
# Tensions

Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader

Jun 24th 2019, 5:23 PM 9,713 Views 32 Comments

Tensions between the two nations have been escalating in recent days.

# iran - Sunday 23 June, 2019

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing
# Middle East
# Middle East

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing

Jun 23rd 2019, 12:59 PM 22,541 Views 63 Comments

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Washington Post.

# iran - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran
# Tensions
# Tensions

Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran

Jun 22nd 2019, 5:46 PM 9,437 Views 61 Comments

But the President added that he will be Iran’s “best friend” if nuclear weapons are abandoned.

# iran - Friday 21 June, 2019

Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected
# Strait Of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz

Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected

Jun 21st 2019, 2:16 PM 18,507 Views 38 Comments

The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.

Trump says US was primed to attack three locations in Iran before he called off mission
# Fire And Fury
# Fire And Fury

Trump says US was primed to attack three locations in Iran before he called off mission

Updated Jun 21st 2019, 2:16 PM 31,779 Views 137 Comments

The US had reportedly been planning strikes on a number of Iranian targets.

# iran - Thursday 20 June, 2019

US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone
# Hormozgan
# Hormozgan

US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone

Updated Jun 20th 2019, 4:45 PM 32,369 Views 122 Comments

The Pentagon insisted the aircraft was in international air space.

# iran - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations
# Gulf Of Oman
# Gulf Of Oman

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

Jun 19th 2019, 2:21 PM 8,473 Views 56 Comments

Washington has blamed Iran for two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

# iran - Saturday 15 June, 2019

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Jun 15th 2019, 4:28 PM 18,481 Views 15 Comments

Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

# iran - Friday 14 June, 2019

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker
# Middle East
# Middle East

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Jun 14th 2019, 7:48 AM 29,521 Views 81 Comments

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

# iran - Thursday 13 June, 2019

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf
# Strait Of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 8:23 PM 51,194 Views 97 Comments

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

# iran - Monday 20 May, 2019

Iranian foreign minister says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'
# Tit For Tat
# Tit For Tat

Iranian foreign minister says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

May 20th 2019, 9:40 PM 10,199 Views 49 Comments

The riposte by Iran’s top diplomat followed an ominous warning by Trump.

Trump warns that war would mean 'the official end of Iran' as tensions continue to rise
# Tweet Threat
# Tweet Threat

Trump warns that war would mean 'the official end of Iran' as tensions continue to rise

May 20th 2019, 7:24 AM 24,571 Views 44 Comments

Trump’s Cabinet is reportedly at odds on how to deal with Iran.