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#Iran

# iran - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

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”.

# iran - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Iran urges next US administration to learn from sanctions

Trump has applied a “maximum pressure” policy against Iran since 2018.

# iran - Sunday 20 September, 2020

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 - Sunday 13 September, 2020

'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.

# iran - Saturday 12 September, 2020

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”.

# iran - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters

A UK-based war monitor said that 11 other combatants were wounded.

# iran - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

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 - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'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.

# iran - Sunday 29 March, 2020

'The debris was just around me...it 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.

# iran - Friday 13 March, 2020

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.

# iran - Saturday 7 March, 2020

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.

# iran - Monday 24 February, 2020

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.

# iran - Friday 14 February, 2020

Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran

The bi-partisan vote was a rare exertion of authority from Congress.

# iran - Monday 27 January, 2020

From The42 Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed 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.

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran

No major injuries were reported after the plane apparently lost its landing gear.

# iran - Friday 17 January, 2020

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

# iran - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

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’.

# iran - Monday 13 January, 2020

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”.

# iran - Sunday 12 January, 2020

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 - Saturday 11 January, 2020

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.

# iran - Friday 10 January, 2020

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 Plane Crash This post contains videos

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.

# iran - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'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.

# iran - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

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 Tehran This post contains videos

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.

# iran - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

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.

# iran - Monday 6 January, 2020

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 - Sunday 5 January, 2020

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.

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