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# iran - Saturday 12 April, 2014

White House refuses US visa for Iran newly appointed UN envoy

Hamid Aboutalebi has been linked to the 1979 hostage crisis in which 52 Americans were held for 444 days.

# iran - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Boeing is allowed to sell spare aircraft parts to Iran - but not new planes

This is the first time the US has issued a license of this kind since the 1979 embargo.

# iran - Thursday 27 March, 2014

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013

Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.

# iran - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Nuclear talks back on in Vienna --- but little optimism a deal can be agreed

Iran and six world powers are hoping to reach a final deal on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme.

# iran - Friday 24 January, 2014

'Big oil' welcomes new 'sexy' relationship with Iran in Swiss Alps

The CEO of oil company Total has spoken to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who told him to ‘be ready’ for the lifting of embargoes.

# iran - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

‘Iranians look upon the closure of the Irish embassy as a slight’

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan said while she was in Iran, the Irish embassy closure was brought up repeatedly in meetings.

# iran - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# iran - Monday 20 January, 2014

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway

A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.

# iran - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man claims to have gone 60 years without bathing So Fresh So Clean

Man claims to have gone 60 years without bathing

He’s gone back to basics.

# iran - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Iran to start eliminating nuclear materials from 20 January

Barack Obama says he is under “no illusions” about how difficult the deal will be to implement.

# iran - Saturday 11 January, 2014

TD raises plight of Palestinian refugees with Iranian government

Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe says that Iran should step in and help 20,000 Palestinian refugees.

# iran - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

TDs head to Iran to discuss trade, human rights and the nuclear programme

A delegation from the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee are departing for Tehran later this week.

# iran - Monday 25 November, 2013

Israel blasts Iran nuclear deal as a 'historic mistake'

It follows the easing economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for steps to curb its nuclear programme.

# iran - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

That edge-of-seat All Blacks clash, the Iran nuclear deal, more details in the London slavery case… and a fun day for Fungi.

Iran deal wins praise, amid warnings next steps will be tougher

After almost a decade of stalemate, three rounds of negotiations since September led to a pre-dawn interim deal in Geneva.

Obama: Iran nuclear deal 'an important first step'

Obama said in a statement that the announcement “achieves a great deal”.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Happy Sunday morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# iran - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

New developments in the London slavery case, the latest on the Iran talks, Labour’s strong poll showing, and a big birthday for ‘The Doctor’.

Top world diplomats in 'homestretch' for Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva for the talks today.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning, it’s the weekend. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# iran - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut

The attack killed 22 people and left more than a hundred wounded.

David Cameron calls Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

It was the first time in over a ten years that a British PM has called his counterpart in Tehran.

# iran - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Iran hits back at US over nuclear talks failure

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that Iran had baulked at a proposed deal just as world powers were set to sign up to it.

# iran - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

Rouhani vows to protect Iran's nuclear rights

The Iranian president says that there are “red lines that won’t be crossed”.

# iran - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Iran nuclear talks hit a snag

France has questioned whether proposed moves go far enough

Iran nuclear talks continue for a third day

Secretary of State John Kerry said there are still “important gaps” that must be overcome.

# iran - Friday 8 November, 2013

Israel "utterly rejects" Iran deal aimed at ending nuclear tensions

Talks involving the US, China and Russia aimed at easing tensions over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme have been taking place in Geneva.

Ireland ceased funding for Iran anti-drug programme over death penalty concerns

The country donated €600,000 to the initiative between 2005 and 2011, when the decision was made to cease supporting it.

# iran - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Iran hangs 16 after deadly border attack

The 16 “rebels” were hanged overnight following clashes in which 14 border guards were killed on the frontier with Pakistan.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know this morning as you start your weekend…

# iran - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the health budget, racial profiling and murder arrests.

# iran - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Negotiators arrive at UN for crucial talks on Iran's nuclear plan

Israel and the West say Iran’s nuclear programme is aimed at developing an atomic bomb, but Tehran says it is for peaceful purposes only.

# iran - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Saturday

The sad end to the search for missing Peggy Mangan, a court appearance over the Leicester fire and the Taoiseach says ‘no’ to a TV debate.

Shoe thrown at Iranian President following historic Obama phonecall

Last night’s phone conversation was the first direct contact between leaders of the two nations in 34 years.

# iran - Thursday 26 September, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Iran and US set for historic talks on Tehran's nuclear programme

The US wants to suss out if Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive is for real but there’s no sign of a handshake with Barack Obama just yet.

# iran - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

US to seize New York skyscraper secretly owned by Iran

According to the US Justice Department, it will be the “largest-ever terrorism-related forfeiture”.

# iran - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Social media blocked again in Iran after 'glitch' freed users

Blocks on Twitter and Facebook were lifted for several hours overnight due to what Iranian officials called a “technical glitch”.