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# Iran

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# Retaliation
US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.
# Fuel Tanker
Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border
More than 500 lorries lined up at the border carrying natural gas and fuel were ablaze.
# Sanctions
Iran ‘may pursue nuclear weapon if sanctions persist’
A 1990s fatwa, or religious edict, by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei states that nuclear weapons are forbidden.
# Uranium
Iran reveals plans to ramp up uranium enrichment far beyond levels permitted in 2015 deal
It is not yet clear when this process will begin.
# Tehran
Iran court to retry three sentenced to death over protests
Numerous calls had spread online after the verdict was announced calling for a halt to the executions.
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
Iran claims Israel used 'electronic device' to remotely kill military nuclear scientist
The comments came at the funeral for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in a shootout on Friday.
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
Top nuclear scientist was 'assassinated', says Iran's defence minister
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in hospital from wounds suffered during an attack by “armed terrorists”, the country’s defence ministry said.
# Kylie Moore-Gilbert
Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia
Kylie Moore-Gilbert was freed this week after 804 days behind bars.
# New York Times
Trump asked aides about striking Iran nuke site in coming weeks: report
According to the New York Times, senior officials “dissuaded the president from moving ahead with a military strike”.
# us-iran relations
Iran urges next US administration to learn from sanctions
Trump has applied a “maximum pressure” policy against Iran since 2018.
# mike pompeo
Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions
Security council members say Washington lost the legal ability to invoke the measure after the US withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal.
# Iran
'I really can't take it anymore', Zaghari-Ratcliffe says after Iran trial postponed at short notice
The British-Iranian national has been detained in Iran since 2016 when she was sentenced to five years in prison.
# Navid Afkari
Iranian wrestler executed for murder, despite global calls for his release
US President Donald Trump had tried to save Navid Afkari’s life, arguing that his “sole act was an anti-government demonstration”.
# the war in syria
Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters
A UK-based war monitor said that 11 other combatants were wounded.
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
British woman jailed in Iran 'on the cusp of good news' over possible clemency
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport in 2016.
# Iran
'An agonising wait': Decision on Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from prison delayed again
The British-Iranian mother has been temporarily freed from Evin Prison in Tehran in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Groundbreaking
'The debris was just around was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch'
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.
# Retaliation
US launches air strikes against Iran-backed militia after Iraq base attack
A US official said multiple strikes targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream
In Greece, a row has erupted over whether to cancel Holy Communion, while China has just 99 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.
# Outbreak
Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'
Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.
# Bipartisan
Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran
The bi-partisan vote was a rare exertion of authority from Congress.
# we go again
Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed
Persepolis FC comes as the Dubliner’s fifth club since January 2018.
# Mahshahr
Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran
No major injuries were reported after the plane apparently lost its landing gear.
# Justin Trudeau
Canada will provide money to families of those in plane shot down by Iran
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the families will each receive 25,000 Canadian dollars
# Tehran
Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said ‘anyone who should be punished must be punished’.
# Tehran
Iranian police fire tear gas at people protesting against downing of passenger jet
US President Donald Trump warned Iran that the world and “more importantly, the USA is watching”.
# Tehran
UK ambassador to Iran summoned following arrest at anti-government protest
176 people were killed when the plane was shot down earlier this week.
# Plane Crash
Iran admits it mistakenly shot down Ukrainian passenger jet following 'human error'
The Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed after taking off from Tehran on Wednesday.
# Sanctions
Trump administration announces new sanctions on Iran as it pins blame for Ukrainian airline disaster
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level US official to point the finger at Iran today.
# Diplomatic Mission
Iran's Ambassador compares Qasem Soleimani to Michael Collins and says Shannon Airport is 'not a target'
Mahmoud Islami was speaking at a briefing at Iran’s Embassy in Dublin.
# Plane Crash
Ukraine seeks evidence as video appears to show missile hitting downed airliner over Iran
American, British and Canadian officials say intelligence sources indicate that Iran shot down the plane.
# Fallout
Trump boasts that Soleimani got 'American justice' as House vote to curb his military moves in Iran
Trump said he had no plans to take further military action.
# Tehran
'Highly likely' Iran accidentally shot down Ukraine airliner, US officials say
The plane crashed outside Tehran with the loss of all 176 people on board.
# Tehran
Ukrainian plane 'turned back' before crashing in Iran as authorities probe 'seven scenarios'
The crash, which killed 176 people, happened shortly after the plane took off yesterday.
# Iran-US tensions
'Insulting and demeaning': White House briefing on Soleimani killing criticised by some Republicans
Officials have repeatedly claimed a threat to Americans in the Middle East led to the killing.
# Iraq
A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops
Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.
# missile attacks
FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch?
Iran launched missile attacks on military bases housing US troops last night – but was this one of the missiles?
# Iraq
Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes
There were no casualties after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles in the early hours of this morning.
# us-iran tensions
UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops
While condemning Iran’s attack, Boris Johnson said that slain general Qasem Soleimani “had the blood of British troops on his hands.”