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Tehran paper close to Khamenei says Iran ‘in no hurry’ to resume talks

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP) September 11, 2021 Iran has not abandoned nuclear talks and has no intention to do so, but it is also “not in a hurry to return” to the Vienna negotiations, Kayhan daily close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s office said on Saturday. Six rounds of talks [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran invites IAEA chief for talks before showdown with West

Director General of IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi, before the start of the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting in Vienna, June 7, 2021. (AP) September 11, 2021 UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi will fly to Tehran this weekend for talks that may ease a standoff between Iran and the West just as it [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

West to decide on Iran censure after damning UN nuclear watchdog report

The atomic enrichment facilities at Natanz nuclear research center, some 300 kilometres south of capital Tehran, Nov 4, 2019. (AFP) September 11, 2021 European powers and the US will decide on Friday whether to censure Iran in response to a damning report by the UN nuclear inspectorate the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

US says it had productive talks on Iran with Russia

U.S. Iran envoy Robert Malley. (Getty) September 10, 2021 US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley had what he called "good and productive" discussions about the Iran nuclear issue with his Russian counterpart in Moscow this week, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Thursday. “We continue to believe that the JCPOA [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|North America, Russia, USA|

Nylon tarps deployed in desperate bid to dodge sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

The crew of oil tankers spend a day or two deploying large sheets of nylon tarp. (Google) September 10, 2021 Tanker analysts are using satellite imagery to detect more and more desperate ships trying to disguise themselves from their sanctions-busting activities by covering their decks with nylon tarps. “Over the past year, we [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|North America, USA, Venezuela|

Hope fades as Iran pushes nuclear program and talks stall

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi in Vienna, Austria, on May 24, 2021. (Getty) By Stephanie Liechtenstein September 10, 2021 Things are quiet in Vienna — and that’s becoming a problem. As nuclear negotiators from Iran, the U.S. and other world powers continue to put off returning to the bargaining table in the Austrian [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Qatari FM visits Iran following Blinken’s Gulf trip and Taliban takeover

Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, March. 24, 2021. (AP) September 9, 2021 Qatar's foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Thursday and held talks with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani is visiting Iran two days after US Secretary [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Afghanistan, North America, Qatar, USA|

Iran will never obtain a nuclear weapon, should return to JCPOA talks: US official

US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood in Tripoli, Libya May 18, 2021. (Reuters) September 9, 2021 A senior US official said Wednesday that Tehran would never get a nuclear weapon regardless of the outcome of talks on the Iran nuclear deal. The warning came shortly after the top US [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|North America, USA|

IAEA accuses Iran of stonewalling its investigations

IAEA inspectors at Iran's nuclear power plant in Natanz on Jan 20, 2014. (AFP) September 9, 2021 Rafael Mariano Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), recently submitted his latest confidential report on Iran’s nuclear program to the agency’s board of governors. The board’s 35 members are now examining it ahead [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

The visit of IAEA chief ‘in suspension mode’, Iran website says

Then Iran' FM Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with IAEA chief, Rafael Grossi (R), in Tehran, Feb 21, 2021. (AFP) September 9, 2021 The Young Journalists’ Club (YJC), a website close to Iran’s national security leadership has said that the request by the head of the International Atomic Agency (IAEA) to visit Iran [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|