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|

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|

Iran joins the lineup at Asia Now

"Tehran Now” is presented in a space staged by the Tehran-based graphic artists of Studio Kargah to evoke the sinuous, shop-filled labyrinths of Tehran’s Grand Bazaar. (NYT) October 25, 2021 The usual list of galleries from China, Japan and Korea is remarkably thin, so the fair has expanded its scope to bring a [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Arts, East Asia, Europe|

Alleged birthday party for EU envoy in Tehran prompts controversy

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, Ali Bagheri meets with Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Enrique Mora, in Tehran, Oct 14, 2021. (Reuters) October 25, 2021 An alleged birthday party for EU envoy, Enrique Mora, who recently traveled to Tehran to discuss the nuclear talks, has led to controversy [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Europe|

France urges Iran to curb nuclear activity, resume talks

The nuclear water reactor of Arak, south of capital Tehran, 23, 2019. (AFP) October 23, 2021 France on Friday urged Iran to curb nuclear activities of “unprecedented gravity” as U.S. and European envoys met to discuss efforts aimed at reviving the troubled 2015 Iran nuclear deal. U.S. envoy Robert Malley joined counterparts from [...]

By |October 23rd, 2021|Europe|

US Iran envoy to meet European officials in Paris on renewing Iran nuclear talks

U.S. Iran envoy Robert Malley. (Getty) October 22, 2021 US envoy for Iran Robert Malley will on Friday meet diplomats from three European powers over the Iranian nuclear crisis as Vienna-based talks to salvage a 2015 deal remain suspended. The agreement between Iran and world powers to find a long-term solution to the [...]

By |October 22nd, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

The IAEA nuclear impasse: Five questions Tehran needs to answer

Former Iran's FM Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with IAEA chief, Rafael Grossi (R), in Tehran, Feb 21, 2021. (AFP) By Faramarz Davar October 22, 2021 This week the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and members of the Senate Foreign Relations [...]

By |October 22nd, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

UK, Arab League concerned over Iran’s nuclear program

Iran flag on metal wall. Conflict of atomic technology. (Supplied) October 21, 2021 The UK shares concerns over Iran’s nuclear program with Arab countries, a government official said on Tuesday. Tehran has stopped honoring some of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal and has been holding up negotiations aimed at reviving the [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Europe, Middle East|