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European powers decry latest nuclear move by Iran

Iran nuclear - Centrifuge machines in the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran, Nov 5, 2019. (AP) July 7, 2021 Germany, France and Britain are voicing “grave concern” over a further move by Iran that they say is a serious violation of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, [...]

By |July 7th, 2021|Europe|

Iran gives IAEA notice of escalating uranium metal work

A part of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is seen, some 750 miles (1,245 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. (AP) July 6, 2021 Iran has given notice of concrete steps to produce uranium metal enriched to up to 20 percent purity for reactor fuel, the UN atomic watchdog said on Tuesday, [...]

By |July 6th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Dozens of European Parliament members decry Iran human rights abuses

Flags of the European Union and its member states fly in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, June 30, 2017. (Reuters) July 6, 2021 Dozens of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have released a statement condemning human rights abuses in Iran, calling for further sanctions and urging the EU to [...]

By |July 6th, 2021|Europe|

Iran appoints Zarif’s deputy as ambassador to UK

Mohsen Baharvand, the new Iran's ambassador to the UK. (Tehran Times) July 5, 2021 Iran has appointed its deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs and former envoy to Argentine, Mohsen Baharvand, as its new ambassador to the UK, according to Iranian media reports on Sunday. Baharvand, aged 55, will begin his [...]

By |July 5th, 2021|Europe|

France, Germany, China push to revive Iran nuclear talks

Exterior view of the Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna, Austria, April 9, 2021 where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place. (AP) July 5, 2021 French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed there is “a window of opportunity” now for talks aimed at reviving the 2015 [...]

By |July 5th, 2021|East Asia, Europe, North America, USA|

Russia says parties to Iran nuclear talks need more time before new meeting

EEAS Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi in a meeting of the JCPOA in Vienna, April 6, 2021. (REUTERS) July 1, 2021 Iran and the United States have been holding indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that [...]

By |July 1st, 2021|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Ukraine says Iran won’t avoid paying compensation for downed plane

People hold placards with images of the victims of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 as they gather to take part in a march to mark its first anniversary, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 8, 2021. (REUTERS) July 1, 2021 The payment of compensation to individual families does not absolve Iran [...]

By |July 1st, 2021|Europe|

Iran ‘giving Hezbollah cyber training’ as it embraces digital warfare

Iran’s desire to quell domestic opposition has intensified its use of cyber surveillance tools. (Getty) By Tim Stickings July 1, 2021 Iran's leadership has embraced cyber operations and provided training to its ally Hezbollah, a think tank said. A report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies said Iran sees itself as being in [...]

By |July 1st, 2021|Europe, Lebanon, Middle East, North America, USA|

US and Iran show no move to put nuclear deal back on track

Deputy Secretary-General of the EEAS, Enrique Mora, addresses the media on nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, May 19, 2021. (AP) June 30, 2021 The United Nations, European Union and many Security Council members urged the United States and Iran on Wednesday to quickly put the 2015 nuclear deal aimed at reining in [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran ‘examining’ whether to extend IAEA monitoring deal

Iran's government spokesman Ali Rabiei speaks in a press briefing in Tehran, Iran. (AP) June 29, 2021 Iran is “examining” whether to extend an agreement to allow the UN to monitor some of its nuclear activities, government spokesman Ali Rabiei said Tuesday. Questions around IAEA cameras and other surveillance tools are part of [...]

By |June 29th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|