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

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Israeli officials for talks on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met the head of Israel’s Mossad spy agency and its ambassador to Washington on Thursday, and the Israeli officials expressed “deep concern” about Iran’s nuclear activities, according to a person familiar with the matter. The meeting in Washington followed talks this week between U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan… Read More U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Israeli officials for talks on Iran

Iran calls for prisoner exchange with U.S. as nuclear talks continue

Iran on Tuesday renewed a call for a prisoner exchange with the United States as the longtime foes continue talks with world powers over a possible U.S. return to Tehran’s 2015 nuclear accord with world powers. The powers sought on Tuesday to speed up efforts to bring Washington and Tehran back into compliance with the… Read More Iran calls for prisoner exchange with U.S. as nuclear talks continue

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

Iran accuses Israel of attack on Natanz nuclear site

Iran on Monday accused arch-foe Israel of sabotaging its key Natanz nuclear site and vowed revenge for an attack that appeared to be latest episode in a long-running covert war. Iran said the person who caused an electricity outage in one of the production halls at the underground uranium enrichment plant had been identified. ‚ÄúNecessary… Read More Iran accuses Israel of attack on Natanz nuclear site