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#Iran

From TheJournal.ie Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf 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.

From TheJournal.ie Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities 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.

From The42 Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches RIP

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser Fired

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

Trump announced the news on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Trump releases photo of Iran rocket site and says US 'not involved' in failed launch Iran

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit Javad Zarif

Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit

Flight-tracking websites showed a plane travelling from Tehran to Biarritz.

From TheJournal.ie Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker Diplomatic Dispute

Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker

The vessel is due to set sail later today.

From TheJournal.ie Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US Grace 1

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran seizes another foreign tanker it alleges was 'smuggling' fuel Iran

Iran seizes another foreign tanker it alleges was 'smuggling' fuel

Last month, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Stena Impero vessel.

From TheJournal.ie Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker Oil Tanker

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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board? Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death Iran-US Tensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure Rising Tensions

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker Stena Impero

'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker

The Stena Impero was seized in international waters on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences' Persian Gulf

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”.

From TheJournal.ie US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf Strait Of Homuz

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

From TheJournal.ie 'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis Nuclear Talks

'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis

Tensions are continuing to intensify between Iran and the US.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says Tensions

Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The Iran nuclear deal, ethnic restaurants, and an assault on the Luas. Here’s what’s in the headlines today.

From TheJournal.ie Macron in last-ditch attempt to save Iran nuclear deal Nuclear Threat

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens The Med

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran World Tour

'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.

From TheJournal.ie British-Iranian woman ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion' Tensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed Tensions

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed

Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How have the US and Iran come to the brink of war? Trouble In The Gulf This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader Tensions

Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader

Tensions between the two nations have been escalating in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing Middle East

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran Tensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected Strait Of Hormuz

Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected

The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says US was primed to attack three locations in Iran before he called off mission Fire And Fury

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.

From TheJournal.ie US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone Hormozgan

US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone

The Pentagon insisted the aircraft was in international air space.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations Gulf Of Oman

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

Washington has blamed Iran for two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

From TheJournal.ie British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

From TheJournal.ie Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker Middle East

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

From TheJournal.ie US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf Strait Of Hormuz

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian foreign minister says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran' Tit For Tat

Iranian foreign minister says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

The riposte by Iran’s top diplomat followed an ominous warning by Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Trump warns that war would mean 'the official end of Iran' as tensions continue to rise Tweet Threat

Trump warns that war would mean 'the official end of Iran' as tensions continue to rise

Trump’s Cabinet is reportedly at odds on how to deal with Iran.

From TheJournal.ie US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq Gulf Wars

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

From TheJournal.ie Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions Hassan Rouhani

Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions

President Rouhani said Iran wants to negotiate new terms with remaining partners in the deal.

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