Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

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See also Afghanistan, Iraq

July 18: Iranian officials announced that some al-Qa'ida operatives blamed for the 9/ 11 attacks may have illegally passed through Iran from Afghanistan months before the terror strike, but Tehran dismissed US reports that Iran may have helped in the assault. [AP, 7/18]

July 24: An Iranian court cleared Mohammad Reza Aghdam-Ahmadi, the intelligence agent accused of killing Iranian-Canadian journalist Zahra Kazemi, of murder charges. [BBC, 7/24]

July 31: Iranian officials stated that Iran resumed construction of nuclear centrifuges to enrich uranium, reversing an October 2003 pledge to Britain, France, and Germany that it would suspend all uranium enrichment-related activities. [Reuters, 7/31]

Aug. 8: Iranian diplomat Fereidoun Jahani was kidnapped by militants in Iraq as he traveled from Baghdad to the holy Shi'ite city of Karbala. [BBC, 8/8]

Sept. 1: Iranian officials informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of their plans to convert 37 tons (33,600 kg) of 'yellowcake' uranium into uranium hexafluoride. [Reuters, 9/1]

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