2014 in Iran

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Years in Iran

Events in the year 2014 in the Islamic Republic of Iran.




  • January 18 – An Iranian diplomat is killed in Yemen's capital Sana'a when he resisted gunmen who were trying to kidnap him near the ambassador's residence.
  • January 20
    • The United States rejects the invitation of Iran by the United Nations in peace talks involving Syria.
    • Certain sanctions against Iran are lifted by the European Union and the United States through a nuclear deal.
    • Implementation of the six-month Geneva interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear program begins.
  • January 30 – Mohammad-Ali Najafi resigns as Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization, marking the first change in President Rouhani's cabinet.


  • February 9 – Iranian officials say that two Iranian Navy warships will be travelling very close to the United States' maritime border in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • February 9 – Iran agrees to a United Nations plan to address suspicions that they are working on designing an atomic weapon.
  • February 17 – Iran's ambassador to Russia says that Russia could build a second reactor at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant in exchange for Iranian oil, under an oil-for-goods deal being negotiated that has alarmed the United States.



  • May 21 – Six Iranians that were arrested have been released in Tehran after releasing a fan video set to Pharrell Williams' "Happy", sparking outcries over the internet.
  • May 22 – Negotiations between Iran and Russia regarding the building of two additional nuclear reactors at Iran's Bushehr power plant take place.
  • May 24 – Mahafarid Amir Khosravi is executed for masterminding the largest fraud case in Iran since the 1979 Revolution.


  • June 2 – A massive dust storm strikes Tehran.
  • June 30 – British-Iranian women's rights activist Ghoncheh Ghavami is arrested after being briefly detained on June 20 for attempting to attend a volleyball match between Iran and Italy. Women are forbidden to attend large sporting events in Iran. Her detention in Evin Prison continues.[1]


  • July 22 – Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent for The National, are arrested by Iranian authorities. The authorities have not disclosed their whereabouts or welfare, or the reason for their detention.



  • September 1 – Mohammad Reza Rahimi, former Iranian vice president, is convicted to a prison term for his role in the 2011 embezzlement scandal.
  • September 5 – Iranian air traffic control requires a plane chartered by US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan to land over issues with the flight plan. The flight later resumes without further incident.[citation needed]

Notable deaths[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Iran's Jailing of Activist Offers Hint of Liberty Under Rouhani". The New York Times. 11 October 2014.
  2. ^ "IRI Executes Two Ahwazi Arab Men". Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. 31 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani Executed". Amnesty International. 3 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Suleimani's Man in Iraq Killed by Islamic State". IranWire. 5 January 2015.
  5. ^ "General's death highlights Iran's role in Iraq". Financial Times. 29 December 2014.