Iran extends UN nuclear watchdog’s monitoring deal for a month

Iran has informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog that it has decided to extend a monitoring deal with the agency for a month, Tehran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi confirmed that the deal had been extended to June 24, avoiding a collapse that could have thrown… Read More Iran extends UN nuclear watchdog’s monitoring deal for a month

Iran says UN nuclear watchdog access to sites images has expired

The speaker of Iran’s parliament said on Sunday a three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog had expired and that its access to images from inside some Iranian nuclear sites would cease. The announcement raised further questions about the future of indirect talks under way between the United States and Iran on… Read More Iran says UN nuclear watchdog access to sites images has expired

Iran names suspect in connection to Natanz nuclear facility explosion

Iran on Saturday named a man it wants arrested in connection with a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant, as talks got underway in Vienna to try to save Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. “Reza Karimi, the perpetrator of this sabotage… has been identified” by Iran’s intelligence ministry,… Read More Iran names suspect in connection to Natanz nuclear facility explosion

Iran says it has successfully enriched 60% uranium

Iran has begun 60% uranium enrichment at its Natanz plant, the country’s nuclear chief said on Friday, days after an explosion at the site that Tehran blamed on Israel. “We are producing about nine grams of 60% enriched uranium an hour,” Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, said. “But we… Read More Iran says it has successfully enriched 60% uranium

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