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Muhammad Ali Baig
9 months ago
The exiled Shah dies of cancer in Egypt
After the US and Soviet Union halted arms supplies, the US attempted to win the release of hostages in Lebanon by offering secret arms deals, this would later become known as the Iran-Contra affair.
Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani is sworn in as the new president.
Iran and Iraq resume diplomatic ties.
President Khatami re-elected.
Russian technicians begin construction of Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr despite strong objections from US.
40,000 people are killed in an earthquake in south-east Iran; the city of Bam is devastated.
President Ahmadinejad says Iran can produce nuclear fuel on an industrial scale.
Protests erupt after government imposes petrol rationing amid fears of possible UN sanctions.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei tells anti-Israel rally that US President Obama is following the "same misguided track" in Middle East as President Bush.
Iran says it is ready to send enriched uranium abroad for further enrichment under a deal agreed with the West. The US calls on Tehran to match its words with actions.
A former British embassy employee jailed in 2009 for espionage has his sentence commuted.
European Union boycott of Iranian oil exports comes into effect.
Serious rift in relations after Saudi Arabia executes leading Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Crowd sets Saudi embassy alight.
Hassan Rouhani wins re-election as president.
Several people are killed in co-ordinated attacks on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini. The Islamic State group claims responsibility.
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