Iran says agreed roadmap with IAEA to resolve nuclear issues

Director General of IAEA, Rafael Grossi, right, speaks with deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi upon his arrival at Tehran's airport, Nov. 22, 2021. (AP) March 5, 2022 Iran said on Saturday it had agreed a roadmap with the UN nuclear watchdog to resolve all outstanding questions about [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran President Raisi says he ‘places hope in God, people,’ not nuclear talks

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi praying in the Kremlin, January 20, 2022. (Twitter) March 5, 2022 Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said in televised remarks late on Friday that he placed hope in God and the Iranian people, and not any "economic miracle" from talks in Vienna to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world [...]

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Russia involved in plot to help Iran bust US oil sanctions

The Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 5, 2022 Sanctioned Russian tankers are carrying illicit Iranian oil, providing a fresh financial lifeline for Tehran and highlighting significant gaps in the Biden administration’s enforcement of sanctions. The two [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|North America, Russia, USA|

IAEA chief says nuclear deal not possible until Iran resolves its issues with agency

Iran's FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (L) meets with the Director-General of IAEA Rafael Grossi (R) at the foreign ministry headquarters in the capital Tehran on Nov 23, 2021 (AFP) March 5, 2022 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi said on Saturday that reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers [...]

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US sanctions two Iran-backed Hezbollah financiers in west Africa

The US Treasury Department building in Washington.. (AFP) March 5, 2022 he United States Department of the Treasury has sanctioned two key financiers of Iran-backed Hezbollah group operating in Guinea. On Friday, the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated prominent Lebanese businessmen Ali Saade and Ibrahim Taher under Executive Order 13224 [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|Africa, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Sept. 11 victims seek seizure of Iran oil from US-owned tanker

Vessels identified as the Virgo, left, and the Suez Rajan are seen in the South China Sea on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2022. (AP) March 5, 2022 Victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks asked a US judge to order the seizure of Iranian crude oil from a tanker owned by an American private [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|North America, USA|

Iran Foreign Minister says nuclear deal subject to Tehran’s red lines

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Oct 6, 2021. (Reuters) March 4, 2022 Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Friday the West’s “haste” to reach a nuclear deal “cannot prevent the observance of Iran’s red lines,” including economic guarantees. Negotiations on reviving a 2015 Iran nuclear accord appear near a climax, amid talk [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran, EU officials say nuclear deal not yet done as officials focus on ‘final’ steps

Deputy Secretary General of the EEAS Enrique Mora (C) and Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani (R) during Iran nuclear talk in Vienna, Dec. 9, 2021. (AFP) March 4, 2022 Iran said on Thursday more efforts were needed to revive its 2015 nuclear deal, while the EU official coordinating nuclear talks between [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Outgoing CENTCOM commander discusses Iran during Israel visit

US Central Command chief Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. (AFP) March 4, 2022 The outgoing chief of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) visited Israel to discuss maintaining regional stability and threats posed by Iranian threat. General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr, who arrived on Wednesday for the last time in his official position, [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Israel, North America, USA|

Iran nearing nuclear bomb yardstick as enriched uranium stock grows

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi presents a surveillance camera at the agency's headquarters in Vienna, Dec 17, 2021. (AFP) March 3, 2022 The stock of enriched uranium amassed by Iran in breach of its 2015 nuclear deal is growing to the point that its most highly-enriched material [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|