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#Iran

# iran - Monday 23 May, 2022

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed
# Detained
# Detained

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed

Mon 2:03 PM 15,363 Views 7 Comments

The former Iranian detainee said she expects Tehran will use it against her in the future.

Iran will 'avenge' killing of Revolutionary Guards colonel, president warns
# Shooting
# Shooting

Iran will 'avenge' killing of Revolutionary Guards colonel, president warns

Mon 9:38 AM 21,363 Views 6 Comments

Colonel Sayyad Khodai was killed outside his home by assailants on motorcycles.

# iran - Sunday 1 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

May 1st 2022, 9:00 PM 15,050 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Rare Asiatic cheetah cubs born in captivity in Iran
# Cheetah Cubs
# Cheetah Cubs

Rare Asiatic cheetah cubs born in captivity in Iran

May 1st 2022, 1:45 PM 20,448 Views 1 Comment

There are just a dozen cheetahs known to be living in Iran.

# iran - Friday 1 April, 2022

Fifa urged to eject Iran from World Cup over women stadium ban
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

Fifa urged to eject Iran from World Cup over women stadium ban

Apr 1st 2022, 1:00 PM 6,127 Views 8 Comments

2,000 women who had bought tickets for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Lebanon were not allowed enter the stadium in Mashhad.

# iran - Monday 21 March, 2022

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe calls for release of other detainees in Iran
# Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe calls for release of other detainees in Iran

Mar 21st 2022, 2:01 PM 9,794 Views 2 Comments

The British-Iranian dual national also said: ‘What happened now should have happened six years ago.’

# iran - Sunday 20 March, 2022

UK dual national Morad Tahbaz returned to prison in Iran
# Iran
# Iran

UK dual national Morad Tahbaz returned to prison in Iran

Mar 20th 2022, 1:33 PM 12,381 Views 0 Comments

The 66-year-old was allowed to leave on furlough last week on the same day as two high-profile British citizens were freed.

# iran - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Iran demanded €33,000 to release retired engineer alongside Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, family says
# Tehran
# Tehran

Iran demanded €33,000 to release retired engineer alongside Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, family says

Mar 19th 2022, 1:26 PM 21,436 Views 8 Comments

Anoosheh Ashoori was arrested in 2017 and sentenced to jail for 10 years on charges of spying for Israel.

# iran - Thursday 17 March, 2022

UAE cargo ship with 30 crew members sinks off Iran
# Iran
# Iran

UAE cargo ship with 30 crew members sinks off Iran

Mar 17th 2022, 2:32 PM 17,979 Views 3 Comments

All but one of the crew members have been rescued, with searches continuing for the final missing crew member.

British-Iranian woman reunited with family after six years' detention in Iran
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian woman reunited with family after six years' detention in Iran

Mar 17th 2022, 10:45 AM 18,292 Views 5 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe touched down in the UK this morning.

# iran - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has left Iran and will return to UK today
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has left Iran and will return to UK today

Updated Mar 16th 2022, 1:50 PM 22,696 Views 5 Comments

Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained since 2016.

# iran - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Detained British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe gets passport back
# Iran
# Iran

Detained British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe gets passport back

Mar 15th 2022, 10:15 AM 21,628 Views 7 Comments

Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since her arrest in 2016.

# iran - Monday 17 January, 2022

Iran sentences 'boxing champion' to death over protests
# Barbaric
From The42
# Barbaric

Iran sentences 'boxing champion' to death over protests

Jan 17th 2022, 5:56 PM 9,172 Views 5 Comments

The news comes just over a year after the execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari.

# iran - Sunday 21 November, 2021

10 Iran military personnel on trial over downed Ukraine jet
# Tehran
# Tehran

10 Iran military personnel on trial over downed Ukraine jet

Nov 21st 2021, 5:05 PM 13,820 Views 0 Comments

Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed shortly after take-off from Iran’s capital Tehran in January 2020, killing all 176 people aboard.

# iran - Friday 12 November, 2021

Richard Ratcliffe on day 20 of hunger strike over wife’s detention in Iran
# London
# London

Richard Ratcliffe on day 20 of hunger strike over wife’s detention in Iran

Nov 12th 2021, 8:18 AM 18,295 Views 1 Comment

A vigil is planned for this evening outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London where Ratcliffe is camping.

# iran - Monday 8 November, 2021

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband ‘looking and feeling rougher’ on 16th day of hunger strike
# Detained
# Detained

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband ‘looking and feeling rougher’ on 16th day of hunger strike

Nov 8th 2021, 10:16 AM 27,382 Views 4 Comments

Richard Ratcliffe began the protest to put pressure on Boris Johnson to meet the Iranian delegate at Cop26.

# iran - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally
# Global Cyber Wars
# Global Cyber Wars

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally

Oct 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 8,006 Views 10 Comments

Ireland must use its voice at the UN Security Council to counter rogue states’ cyber attacks, writes Sir Ivor Roberts.

# iran - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president
# Ebrahim Raisi
# Ebrahim Raisi

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president

Updated Jun 19th 2021, 2:24 PM 23,790 Views 44 Comments

Raisi won just shy of 62% of the vote, on a voter turnout of 48.8% a record low in the Islamic republic.

# iran - Friday 18 June, 2021

Iranians vote in presidential election tipped in favour of hard-liner
# Iran
# Iran

Iranians vote in presidential election tipped in favour of hard-liner

Jun 18th 2021, 11:21 AM 5,726 Views 6 Comments

Ebrahim Raisi is the front-runner in a field of just four candidates.

# iran - Sunday 23 May, 2021

US says unclear Iran ready for nuclear pact return
# Tehran
# Tehran

US says unclear Iran ready for nuclear pact return

May 23rd 2021, 6:20 PM 9,986 Views 10 Comments

A fifth round of talks are talking place in Vienna on rescuing the deal.

# iran - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released as UK pays Iran £400m debt - report
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released as UK pays Iran £400m debt - report

May 2nd 2021, 3:26 PM 89,597 Views 45 Comments

Iranian state TV said deals have been reached to release prisoners with Western ties held in Iran.

# iran - Monday 12 April, 2021

Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant
# Natanz
# Natanz

Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant

Apr 12th 2021, 8:36 AM 15,244 Views 20 Comments

Iran said yesterday that the site was hit by a terrorist act.

# iran - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout
# Natanz
# Natanz

Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout

Apr 11th 2021, 3:13 PM 24,768 Views 29 Comments

It is the latest incident to strike the site.

# iran - Friday 9 April, 2021

Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks
# Freed
# Freed

Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks

Apr 9th 2021, 9:10 AM 9,355 Views 6 Comments

The MT Hankuk Chemi, held in Iran since January, sailed away from an Iranian port city early this morning.

# iran - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group
# Iraq
# Iraq

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group

Apr 8th 2021, 4:32 PM 91,545 Views 91 Comments

The European Parliament said the trip by Mick Wallace and Clare Daly does not represent the parliament.

# iran - Sunday 14 March, 2021

British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges
# Tehran
# Tehran

British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges

Mar 14th 2021, 1:45 PM 17,529 Views 14 Comments

Zaghari-Ratcliffe finished serving a five-year sentence last week.

# iran - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran
# Iran
# Iran

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 6:25 PM 46,060 Views 51 Comments

Ireland-Iran bilateral relations were also discussed in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.

Iran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe condemned as 'cruel' as 5-year-sentence ends
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Iran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe condemned as 'cruel' as 5-year-sentence ends

Mar 7th 2021, 3:10 PM 20,324 Views 15 Comments

The 42-year-old has completed a near five-year sentence but must appear before a court in a week.

# iran - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani
# Iran
# Iran

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani

Mar 6th 2021, 7:44 AM 23,476 Views 43 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will also meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

# iran - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:31 AM 16,108 Views 17 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence is scheduled to end this weekend.

# iran - Friday 26 February, 2021

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Feb 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 20,381 Views 56 Comments

The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

# iran - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border
# Fuel Tanker
# Fuel Tanker

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border

Feb 14th 2021, 12:55 PM 10,897 Views 13 Comments

More than 500 lorries lined up at the border carrying natural gas and fuel were ablaze.

# iran - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Iran ‘may pursue nuclear weapon if sanctions persist’
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Iran ‘may pursue nuclear weapon if sanctions persist’

Feb 9th 2021, 12:14 PM 8,597 Views 35 Comments

A 1990s fatwa, or religious edict, by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei states that nuclear weapons are forbidden.

# iran - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Iran reveals plans to ramp up uranium enrichment far beyond levels permitted in 2015 deal
# Uranium
# Uranium

Iran reveals plans to ramp up uranium enrichment far beyond levels permitted in 2015 deal

Jan 2nd 2021, 8:01 AM 15,739 Views 21 Comments

It is not yet clear when this process will begin.

# iran - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Iran court to retry three sentenced to death over protests
# Tehran
# Tehran

Iran court to retry three sentenced to death over protests

Dec 5th 2020, 1:00 PM 11,123 Views 12 Comments

Numerous calls had spread online after the verdict was announced calling for a halt to the executions.

# iran - Monday 30 November, 2020

Iran claims Israel used 'electronic device' to remotely kill military nuclear scientist
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Iran claims Israel used 'electronic device' to remotely kill military nuclear scientist

Nov 30th 2020, 11:03 AM 12,702 Views 15 Comments

The comments came at the funeral for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

# iran - Saturday 28 November, 2020

UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist

Updated Nov 28th 2020, 6:52 PM 35,457 Views 64 Comments

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in a shootout on Friday.

# iran - Friday 27 November, 2020

Top nuclear scientist was 'assassinated', says Iran's defence minister
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Top nuclear scientist was 'assassinated', says Iran's defence minister

Nov 27th 2020, 3:56 PM 21,730 Views 57 Comments

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in hospital from wounds suffered during an attack by “armed terrorists”, the country’s defence ministry said.

Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia
# Kylie Moore-Gilbert
# Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia

Nov 27th 2020, 9:38 AM 22,238 Views 7 Comments

Kylie Moore-Gilbert was freed this week after 804 days behind bars.

# iran - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Trump asked aides about striking Iran nuke site in coming weeks: report
# New York Times
# New York Times

Trump asked aides about striking Iran nuke site in coming weeks: report

Nov 17th 2020, 7:40 AM 86,145 Views 51 Comments

According to the New York Times, senior officials “dissuaded the president from moving ahead with a military strike”.

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