Tag: Iran

What Iran stockpiling uranium for a nuclear bomb is really about

Iran may be getting close to having enough nuclear material to make a single bomb if it chooses to do so. Although experts estimate it would still take Iran roughly a year to actually build a bomb (which it has long said it does not want to do), it’s still a worrying development. It’s also […]

IAEA Chief: Iran Failed To Answer Questions About 3 Possibly Undeclared Nuclear Sites

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog recently slammed Iran after it refused to answer questions about three potentially undeclared nuclear sites. In an interview Tuesday, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said the country’s lack of cooperation could spur on a new nuclear crisis. A recent report by the agency found […]

Iran Closes Schools, Takes Other Measures As Virus Toll Rises Further

Iran has closed all schools and adopted a series of other new measures as it battles the worst outbreak of coronavirus outside of China. Health Minister Saeed Namaki told a news conference on March 5 that all schools and universities will remain closed until the end of the Iranian calendar year on March 20, and […]

Iran refusing to give answers on 3 undeclared nuclear sites, UN watchdog says

Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium over the last three months in violation of its deal with world powers and is refusing to answer questions about three possible undeclared nuclear sites, the UN nuclear watchdog agency said Tuesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency made the statement in a confidential report distributed to […]

Coronavirus: Iran temporarily frees 54,000 prisoners to combat spread

Iran has temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus disease in crowded jails. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told reporters the inmates were allowed out of prison after testing negative for Covid-19 and posting bail. “Security prisoners” sentenced to more than five years will not be […]

Abbas Embarrassed: Trump Admin Secures Key Victory At Hostile United Nations

The Trump administration secured a key victory yesterday at the hostile United Nations, as Holocaust-denying, kleptocratic, jihad-subsidizing Palestinian Authority (PA) chieftain Mahmoud Abbas failed to rally sufficient support to merely force a U.N. Security Council vote on a Palestinian draft resolution that would have rejected the Trump administration’s recently unveiled “deal of the century” peace […]

Amid US-Iran tensions, Japanese warship heads to Middle East

A Japanese warship departed Sunday for the Middle East to ensure the safety of the country’s oil tankers in waters where tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high. The guided-missile destroyer Takanami with some 200 sailors left Japan’s main naval base in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. Its main task is primarily to gather intelligence in […]

Iran’s foreign minister cancels attendance at Davos summit

Iran’s top diplomat has cancelled his trip and will not be attending the Davos Forum, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday amid a crisis with Washington and disputes with Europe over Iran’s nuclear steps. The summit in the Swiss resort also comes after Iran earlier this month shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all […]

Boris Johnson suggests ‘Trump deal’ to replace Iran nuclear deal

Under the deal brokered in 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran agreed with China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US, to restrict its nuclear program. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to replace the Iranian nuclear deal with his own new […]

‘They killed our sons and daughters’: anger rises in Iran over Flight 752

The crowds gathered outside Tehran’s Amirkabir University, their faces illuminated by the weak winter sun, were hundreds strong, and they were angry. Grief over the deaths of 176 people killed when their plane came down outside Tehran had turned to fury overnight, after the government admitted that the Iranian military had shot down the airliner […]