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Iran’s enrichment to high levels at Natanz plant is expanding, IAEA says

The move is likely to help Iran refine its knowledge of the enrichment process. (AFP) October 25, 2021 Iran is expanding its enrichment of uranium beyond the highly enriched threshold of 20% purity at a Natanz plant where it is already enriching to 60%, but the new activity does not involve keeping the [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran uses death penalty to target protesters, human rights expert tells UN

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Javid Rehman, presented his report in front of a UN committee in New York. (Supplied) October 25, 2021 A human rights expert described executions carried out in Iran as “an arbitrary deprivation of life,” as he called on Tehran to reform its [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Iran|

S.Korea to donate 1 mln doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine to Iran

Vials labelled "Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. (Reuters) October 25, 2021 South Korea will donate 1 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Iran, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|East Asia|

Iranian FM: Relations with Azerbaijan will continue on basis of mutual respect

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is pictured during a meeting with Lebanon's prime minister in Beirut on Oct 7, 2021. (AFP) October 25, 2021 Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed on Sunday that relations between Tehran and Baku will continue on the basis of mutual respect. In a tweet, the Foreign Minister said [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Azerbaijan|

Iran’s oil refining capacity declining amid years of sanctions

Iran makes a few billion dollars a year by selling gasoline and diesel in the region to buyers who find ways to pay for the discounted fuel. (AP) October 25, 2021 Iran’s oil refining capacity has declined by 11 percent in 8 years and its share of global refining is just 2 percent, [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|North America, USA|

Russian envoy takes jab at Iran’s Foreign Minister

Russia's envoy to the IAEA, Mikhail Ulyanov, speaks with the Iran's ambassador to the IAEA Kazem Gharibabadi, during Vienna talk. (Reuters) October 25, 2021 Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's envoy to the IAEA, has asked what the refrain “soon” means in statements by Iran’s foreign minister about returning to nuclear talks. "Does anybody know what [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Russia|

Iranian news agency insists China buying Iranian crude oil

An oil tanker is seen at a crude oil terminal in Ningbo Zhoushan port, Zhejiang province, China May 16, 2017. (Reuters) October 25, 2021 Contradicting trade officials, the IRGC-linked Fars news agency has once again insisted that Iran is selling more than a million barrels p/d of oil to China. In a report [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|East Asia|

UN nuclear chief says restrictions on access to Iranian facility threaten work of monitoring program

Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi. (AP) October 25, 2021 The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog says his monitoring program in Iran has been restricted at a key facility, raising concern that it will not be possible for world powers that are party to a 2015 nuclear [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Husband of detained Iranian-British woman announces hunger strike

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for a photograph in front of the Iranian Embassy in London, Britain March 31, 2019. (Reuters) October 25, 2021 The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman who has been detained in Iran for more than five years, has gone on a hunger [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Europe, Women|

Concerns over imminent collapse of Iran nuclear deal

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (C), visiting the Bushehr nuclear power plant, October 8, 2021. (Tasnim) October 25, 2021 The deal to scale back and rein in Iran’s nuclear program is in danger of collapse, western sources said. “The deal is not totally dead, but it’s on life support,” The Independent newspaper quoted an [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|