Tag: Iran

U.N. atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran is preparing to use more advanced centrifuges, another breach of limits set in the country’s unraveling nuclear deal with major powers. Iran had already announced the step, its latest violation of the 2015 agreement as it tries to pressure European signatories to find a way to […]

France’s G-7 invitation of Zarif underscores U.S., European divisions on Iran’s nuclear ambitions

Top Iranian officials made an unexpected visit Sunday to the Group of Seven summit at the apparent invitation of France, a brazen end run around Washington that underscores the deep divide between the U.S. and its key European allies over how to deal with Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, its destabilization of the Middle East and its […]

Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions

From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Since the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last year, there has been an increasing tempo of attacks […]

US officials say Israel behind bombing of Iranian militias in Iraq

Comments carried by NY Times come a day after Netanayhu intimated IDF responsible for series of strikes targeting training camps and arms depots Israel has recently carried out a series of airstrikes against Iranian-linked military targets in Iraq, two senior US officials told the New York Times on Friday. The officials said that Israel has […]

Iran says will not tolerate ‘maritime offences’ in Gulf

Iran runs security in the Strait of Hormuz and will no longer tolerate “maritime offences” there, its foreign minister said on Monday, a day after it seized a second oil tanker near the strategic waterway that it accused of smuggling fuel. Tanker traffic through the Strait has become a focus for an increasingly tense standoff […]

World diplomats hold talks in Vienna in effort to salvage Iran nuclear deal

Diplomats from Iran and five world powers recommitted Sunday to salvaging a major nuclear deal amid mounting tensions between the West and Tehran since the U.S. withdrew from the accord and reimposed sanctions. Representatives of Iran, Germany, France, Britain, China, Russia and the European Union met in Vienna to discuss the 2015 agreement that restricts […]

War or peace talks with Iran? Trump says he will wait to see how things unfold

President Donald Trump said Monday he doesn’t know whether the United States is closer to negotiations or war with Iran. He said he’ll wait and see how the feud unfolds. “Iran doesn’t know where they are … they are a very mixed up country,” Trump said at the White House. “Their country is in turmoil. … Whatever it […]

Saudi Arabia urges international community to restrain Iran

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir has urged the international community to restrain Iran and called it unacceptable to detain the British tanker Stena Impero, AAWSAT reported. “Any violation of international marine navigation is a violation of international law,” he said in a tweet adding that Tehran is aware that its actions […]

Iran breaches key uranium enrichment limit in nuclear deal

Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The acknowledgement by the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to […]

IRAN VIOLATES NUCLEAR DEAL

Under the deal, Iran was prohibited from accumulating more than 300 kilograms of enriched uranium to the 3.67% level and from enriching uranium beyond that level. Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile exceeded the 300 kg limit set by the nuclear deal on Monday, according to the Iranian Fars news agency. This constitutes a direct violation of […]