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# Iran

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# 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.”
# Tehran
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.
# Iraq
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.
# Qassem Soleimani
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.
# green zone
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.
# crisis
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.
# US Military
UNESCO warns Trump against targeting Iranian cultural sites
Donald Trump had threatened to target cultural sites in Iran.
# promise of revenge
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.
# No deal
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.
# 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.
# fire and fury
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.
# tensions
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.
# tensions
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’.
# Qassem Soleimani
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.
# reinforcements
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.
# qasem 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”.
# Baghdad
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.
# qasem soleimani
Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike
The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.
# qasem soleimani
'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”.
# Troops
Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.
# Iraq
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.
# tensions
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.
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
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.
# Gaza
Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack
Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
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.
# Azadi Stadium
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.
# 60 Minutes
Saudi crown prince says war with Iran would mean 'total collapse of the global economy'
Prince Mohammed bin Salman also denied ordering the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in an interview with 60 Minutes.
# Sanctions
Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough
Trump was speaking at the UN General Assembly this afternoon.
# European Leaders
UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks
In a joint statement, the countries called on Tehran to choose dialogue over further “provocation”.
# energy security
Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf
It comes as the United States sends more troops to the region in a defensive capacity.
# Saudi Arabia
Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf
The US President said the sanctions were the toughest ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.
# Oil
Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'
The US President will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets, among other possible responses.
# strait of hormuz
Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf
A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel.
# tensions
Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities
Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.
Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches
Sahar Khodayari, dubbed ‘blue girl’, was due to stand trial for entering a stadium to watch her favourite team, Esteghlal FC.