Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says nation may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never yield to U.S. pressure over its nuclear activity, state television reported. Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with six powers, which it has been breaching since the United States withdrew in 2018, caps… Read More Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says nation may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

Iran launches long-range ballistic missiles into Indian Ocean in military exercise

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles into the Indian Ocean on the second day of a military exercise, state media reported. The drill, which comes in the waning days of high tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, was conducted in the country’s central desert region. It followed Friday’s testing of surface-to-surface… Read More Iran launches long-range ballistic missiles into Indian Ocean in military exercise

Iran begins research on uranium metal-based fuel for its reactor

Iran has started work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, the U.N. nuclear watchdog and Tehran said on Wednesday, in the latest breach of its nuclear deal with six major powers as the country presses for a lifting of U.S. sanctions. Iran has been accelerating its breaches of the deal in the past… Read More Iran begins research on uranium metal-based fuel for its reactor

Iranian military launches naval missile drill

Iran’s military launched a short-range naval missile drill on Wednesday, Iranian state TV reported, at a time of high tension between arch foes Tehran and Washington. Iran has one of the biggest missile programmes in the Middle East, regarding such weapons as an important deterrent and retaliatory force against U.S. and other adversaries in the… Read More Iranian military launches naval missile drill

Iran says it will expel UN nuclear inspectors unless sanctions are lifted

Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless U.S. sanctions are lifted by a February 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated parliament, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Parliament passed a law in November that obliges the government to halt inspections of its nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency and step up uranium… Read More Iran says it will expel UN nuclear inspectors unless sanctions are lifted

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unveil underground missile base

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base at an undisclosed Gulf location on Friday, Iranian state media reported, at a time of heightened tension between Tehran and the United States. “The base is one of several bases housing the Guards’ Navy’s strategic missiles,” the state media quoted the head of the Guards, Major… Read More Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unveil underground missile base

Iran resumes uranium enrichment in latest nuclear pact breach

Iran has resumed 20% uranium enrichment at an underground nuclear facility, the government said on Monday, breaching a 2015 nuclear pact with major powers and possibly complicating efforts by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to rejoin the deal. The move is the latest Iranian contravention of the accord, which it started violating in 2019 in response… Read More Iran resumes uranium enrichment in latest nuclear pact breach