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# Iran

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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.
Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough
Trump was speaking at the UN General Assembly this afternoon.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser
Trump announced the news on Twitter.
Trump releases photo of Iran rocket site and says US 'not involved' in failed launch
The incident comes after months of tensions between Iran and Washington.
Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit
Flight-tracking websites showed a plane travelling from Tehran to Biarritz.
Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker
The vessel is due to set sail later today.
Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US
Washington DC can make another bid for the supertanker’s detention as long as the vessel has not left Gibraltar’s waters.
Iran seizes another foreign tanker it alleges was 'smuggling' fuel
Last month, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Stena Impero vessel.
Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker
Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.
Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?
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
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
Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.
'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker
The Stena Impero was seized in international waters on Friday.
Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'
The seizure has been labelled a “dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation”.
US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf
It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.
'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis
Tensions are continuing to intensify between Iran and the US.
Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.
Macron in last-ditch attempt to save Iran nuclear deal
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 threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens
Iran has said it may detain a British ship if the Grace 1 super-tanker is not released.
'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran
Stone says Iran was the last country of her world tour.
British-Iranian woman ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail
Nazanin was jailed for five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.
Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'
Tensions have been rising between the two countries since the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.
Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed
Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.
Explainer: How have the US and Iran come to the brink of war?
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 between the two nations have been escalating in recent days.
US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing
The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Washington Post.
Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran
But the President added that he will be Iran’s “best friend” if nuclear weapons are abandoned.
Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected
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
The US had reportedly been planning strikes on a number of Iranian targets.
US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone
The Pentagon insisted the aircraft was in international air space.
Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations
Washington has blamed Iran for two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.
British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail
Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.