- 27 March 2009: Kidnappers claim deal struck to free British hostages seized in Iraq
- 18 June 2009: Over $1.6 bn of Iranian assets frozen in Britain
- 19 June 2009: EU leaders step up Iran election criticism
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he wanted good relations with Iran as long as Tehran is “able to show to the world that its elections have been conducted fairly and that there is no unfair suppression of rights and of individuals”.
- 20 June 2009: Fear Iraq bodies are UK hostages