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Officials: Iran behind drone attack on US base in Syria

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (AP) October 26, 2021 U.S. officials say they believe Iran was behind the drone attack last week at the military outpost in southern Syria where American troops are based. Officials said Monday the U.S. believes that [...]

By |October 26th, 2021|North America, Syria, USA|

U.S. Iran envoy warns Tehran may be delaying talks to advance nuclear program

Robert Malley, the top U.S. envoy on Iran. (Supplied) October 26, 2021 The top U.S. envoy on Iran says talks to revive the moribund the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers are at a “critical phase,” warning that Iran may be engaging in delaying tactics to advance its nuclear program. Rob [...]

By |October 26th, 2021|North America, USA|

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’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|

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|

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|

How Iran is leveling the drone battlefield

A suicide drone approaches the target during a drill. Iran's IRGC conducted a drill that saw "suicide drones" crash into targets and explode, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP) By Eli Lake October 22, 2021 For the first 15 years of the U.S. war on terror, one of America’s greatest advantages was the killer drone. [...]

By |October 23rd, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

Turkey’s Halkbank can be prosecuted over Iran sanction violations, U.S. appeals court rules

A branch of Halkbank in central Istanbul, Turkey. (REUTERS) October 23, 2021 A US appeals court on Friday rejected Halkbank's bid to dismiss an indictment accusing the state-owned Turkish lender of helping Iran evade American sanctions. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals said even if the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act shielded the [...]

By |October 23rd, 2021|North America, Turkey, USA|

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|

In Washington, UN nuclear chief feeds confusion over Iran nuclear censure

Director-General of IAEA, Rafael Grossi, before the start of the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, June 7, 2021. (AP) October 22, 2021 An interview carried out by a US think tank with IAEA head Rafael Grossi has highlighted his disquiet over Iran’s reduced co-operation with the [...]

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