Rouhani: Trump can’t overturn the nuclear deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday there was “no possibility” that the nuclear deal with world powers would be overturned by United States president-elect Donald Trump, despite his threat to rip it up. “Iran’s understanding in the nuclear deal was that the accord was not concluded with one country or government but was approved […]

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Watch: State Department Claims Parchin ‘Isn’t a Nuclear Site’

Iran’s covert Parchin army base has long been reported as the key site in Iran’s nuclear detonator testing needed in constructing a nuclear weapon, but according to US State Department spokesperson John Kirby on Thursday, it’s just a “conventional military site.” [youtube t7lHSPG2sIE nolink] Speaking at a press briefing, Kirby was asked about the International Atomic Energy […]

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State Dept. ‘Doesn’t Need to See’ Covert Iran Side Deals

US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said on Tuesday that the State Department doesn’t mind that it is barred from seeing the classified side deals made between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which can only be seen by those two parties. Iran has demanded the side deals be kept secret from the US in a demand the IAEA and […]

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Rouhani: We’ll Reject Any Restraints on Our Nuclear Program

Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, made clear on Sunday that Tehran will reject any restraints on its nuclear operations outside the international rules set by the industry watchdog. “We will only accept the legal controls of the IAEA within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” he said during a visit by International Atomic Energy Agency chief […]

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A section of the Parchin military facility in Iran

IAEA Report: Iran Boosting its Nuclear Capabilities

A new report from the United Nations’ nuclear agency finds that Iran has further boosted its capacity for uranium enrichment, reports the BBC. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Tehran has now installed more than 1,000 advanced centrifuges at its Natanz enrichment plant, according to Wednesday’s report. The report comes as the IAEA says […]

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Iran May Try New Path to Nukes

Iran may be preparing to use a heavy water reactor for producing weapons-grade plutonium, according to U.S. and European officials cited in the Wall Street Journal. This is an alternative method for reaching a nuclear bomb, which joins its existing uranium enrichment project. A heavy-water reactor is an easier target to hit than the underground […]

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U.S. to Boycott Iran-Led Disarmament Conference

The United States will boycott meetings of the UN Conference on Disarmament when Iran takes over the body this month, a U.S. spokeswoman said Monday. Iran, and any nation facing sanctions for its weapons program, should be “barred” from holding formal UN positions, said Erin Pelton, spokeswoman for the U.S. mission at the United Nations, […]

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IAEA and Iran to Talk on May 15

The UN atomic agency said Tuesday it will hold a new round of talks with Iran on May 15 in Vienna on suspected nuclear bomb-making efforts by Tehran, AFP reports. Previous reports indicated that the agency was discussing with Iran possible dates for what would be the 10th round of talks since late 2011. The […]

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