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#Iran

# iran - Monday 22 July, 2019

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.

# 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 45,211 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 21,671 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 7,052 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 13,987 Views 55 Comments

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

# iran - Sunday 7 July, 2019

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 8,943 Views 33 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 25,781 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 39,607 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 20,457 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 14,458 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 23,056 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 14,040 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 9,717 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 22,568 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 9,451 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 18,516 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 31,796 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 32,381 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 8,483 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 18,499 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 29,533 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 51,221 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 10,208 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 24,575 Views 44 Comments

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

# iran - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
# Gulf Wars
# Gulf Wars

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

May 15th 2019, 11:23 AM 13,470 Views 28 Comments

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

# iran - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions
# Hassan Rouhani
# Hassan Rouhani

Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions

May 8th 2019, 7:23 AM 9,500 Views 26 Comments

President Rouhani said Iran wants to negotiate new terms with remaining partners in the deal.

# iran - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Mass evacuations ordered after 70 left dead by floods in Iran
# Fresh Downpours
# Fresh Downpours

Mass evacuations ordered after 70 left dead by floods in Iran

Apr 6th 2019, 5:06 PM 9,763 Views 1 Comment

Local authorities have said the situation is “critical” ahead of further downpours.

# iran - Friday 1 March, 2019

US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son
# Hamza Bin Laden
# Hamza Bin Laden

US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son

Mar 1st 2019, 7:49 AM 22,702 Views 39 Comments

Hamza bin Laden is seen as a growing force in global extremism.

# iran - Monday 28 January, 2019

'I went my own way' - Queiroz ends eight-year spell with Iran after Asian Cup exit
# Out The Gap
From The42
# Out The Gap

'I went my own way' - Queiroz ends eight-year spell with Iran after Asian Cup exit

Jan 28th 2019, 6:47 PM 4,234 Views 1 Comment

After seeing his side beaten 3-0 by Japan in the semi-final, the former United number two announced his departure.

# iran - Monday 31 December, 2018

Station boss sacked after Jackie Chan sex scene accidentally broadcast on Iranian TV
# Shinjuku Incident.
# Shinjuku Incident.

Station boss sacked after Jackie Chan sex scene accidentally broadcast on Iranian TV

Dec 31st 2018, 2:49 PM 33,798 Views 30 Comments

Men and women are not even allowed to shake hands on screen in Iran.

# iran - Monday 5 November, 2018

China, India and Japan among 8 countries exempt from US oil sanctions
# Escalations
# Escalations

China, India and Japan among 8 countries exempt from US oil sanctions

Updated Nov 5th 2018, 2:35 PM 23,944 Views 52 Comments

The renewed US sanctions aim to hit Iran’s oil exports and cut it off from international finance.

# iran - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war

Sep 26th 2018, 7:30 PM 13,486 Views 41 Comments

A gavel-wielding Trump at the UN Security Council accused Beijing of working against his Republican Party in upcoming midterm elections.

# iran - Saturday 22 September, 2018

At least 29 people, including children, shot dead at military parade in Iran
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

At least 29 people, including children, shot dead at military parade in Iran

Updated Sep 22nd 2018, 6:29 PM 24,386 Views 42 Comments

Iran has said there will be a “crushing response”.

# iran - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran

Sep 5th 2018, 7:25 AM 8,562 Views 27 Comments

Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran after reimposing tough sanctions in August.

# iran - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria
# Rebels
# Rebels

'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria

Sep 4th 2018, 7:07 AM 13,386 Views 57 Comments

The US President has warned Syria against launching an attack on the country’s last rebel stronghold.

# iran - Thursday 23 August, 2018

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release
# Iran
# Iran

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:33 PM 15,278 Views 12 Comments

She is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition – a charge she has always denied.

# iran - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:49 AM 7,485 Views 41 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.

# iran - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Iranian leader accuses US of 'psychological warfare' as Trump reimposes sanctions
# No Deal
# No Deal

Iranian leader accuses US of 'psychological warfare' as Trump reimposes sanctions

Aug 7th 2018, 7:24 AM 7,921 Views 25 Comments

Trump pulled the US out of a historic nuclear deal in May.