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 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 insists that U.S. sanctions must be lifted before any talks

Tehran said on Sunday the United States must first lift sanctions on Iran if it wants to talk about salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal, reiterating its stance that it will not make the first move to restore the pact with major powers. President Joe Biden’s administration said last week it was ready to talk to… Read More Iran insists that U.S. sanctions must be lifted before any talks

Iran assures immediate reversal of nuclear programme actions if U.S. sanctions are lifted

Iran will “immediately reverse” actions in respect of its nuclear programme when U.S. sanctions are lifted, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday, reiterating Tehran’s position on Washington’s offer to revive talks. The Joe Biden administration said on Thursday it was ready to revive a 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers that former… Read More Iran assures immediate reversal of nuclear programme actions if U.S. sanctions are lifted

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to return to 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday to return to a 2015 nuclear deal and lift crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Biden, who takes office on Wednesday, has said the United States will rejoin the pact that includes restrictions on Iran’s nuclear work if Tehran resumes strict compliance. “The ball… Read More Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to return to 2015 nuclear deal

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