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12 Nov 2017
The Islamic Republic of Iran is proclaimed following a referendum.
The exile Shah dies of cancer in Egypt.
President Khatami re-elected
Inauguration of the sixth parliament
Start of Iran-Iraq war which lasted for eight years.
Iran breaks IAEA seals at its Nathan research facility.
Iran accepts as ceasefire agreement with Iraq following negotiations in Geneva under the aegis of the UN.
The American hostages are released ending 444 days in captivity.
A new US intelligence report plays down the perceived nuclear threat posed by Iran.
Death of influential dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Ali Montazeri triggers further clashes between opposition supporters and security forces. At least 8 people die in what is the worst violence since the contested presidential election.
Iran executes two men arrested during the period of unrest that followed the disputed presidential election of June 2009. It also puts 16 people on trial over the Ashura Day opposition protests in December, when eight people were killed.
Protesters attack the British embassy in Tehran after London imposes tighter economic sanctions. Britain evacuates its diplomatic staff and expels all Iranian diplomats, but ties are not severed.
Several people are killed in co-ordinated attacks on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini. The Islamic State group claims responsibility.
World powers and Iran begin implementing a deal on Iran's nuclear programme following intense talks in Geneva.
Russia agrees to build up to eight nuclear reactors in Iran, in move that might ease Iranian demands to have own uranium enrichment.
Serious rift in relations after Saudi Arabia executes leading Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Crowd sets Saudi embassy alight.
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