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#Iran

# iran - Monday 6 January, 2020

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 42,557 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 31,014 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 27,409 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 30,159 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 46,337 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 14,496 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 63,848 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 27,137 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 28,681 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 33,471 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 40,294 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 44,212 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 71,583 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 19,749 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 36,242 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 20,558 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 16,291 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 8,369 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 24,174 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 26,096 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 32,112 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 7,449 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 8,952 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 13,601 Views 67 Comments

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

# 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 11,630 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 14,785 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 13,293 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 22,927 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 5,836 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 24,787 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 18,312 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 25,491 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 19,569 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 19,457 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 19,624 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 9,199 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 12,253 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 28,017 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 10,017 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 27,798 Views 51 Comments

The Stena Impero was seized in international waters on Friday.