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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Iran

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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”.
UK ambassador to Iran summoned following arrest at anti-government protest
176 people were killed when the plane was shot down earlier this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
Iran 'will not give black boxes to Americans' as 176 killed in plane crash near Tehran
The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran.
What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran?
Two US air bases were targeted by Iran.
Opinion: Iran's shrewdest retaliation for Soleimani assassination is political, not military
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
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'
The US drone strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani has sparked fury in both Iran and Iraq.
Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'
Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.
UNESCO warns Trump against targeting Iranian cultural sites
Donald Trump had threatened to target cultural sites in Iran.
Mourners gather in 'million strong' crowd for funeral of Iranian general killed by US
Qassem Soleimani’s daughter has spoken of an attack on the US military in retaliation.
Iran abandons nuclear deal after general’s death in US air strike
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'
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
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
Johnson is facing mounting calls to make a statement on Friday’s fatal drone strike.
Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general
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
Thousands of Iraqis chanted “Death to America” as they joined the funeral procession for General Qassem Soleimani.
Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed
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'
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
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
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
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden said we could be on the brink of a “major conflict across the Middle East”.
Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.
Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'
US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.
Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters
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 has been imprisoned in Tehran since 2016, after being accused of spying.
Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack
Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.
Daughter of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has returned to the UK
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in prison in Iran for spying.
Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban
The move came amid pressure from Fifa, which had threatened to ban the country if female supporters were not permitted to games.