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Iran scores new enrichment success

Iran has started producing enriched uranium with more efficient advanced centrifuges at its Fordow plant dug into a mountain, the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Wednesday, further eroding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal during talks with the West on saving it. The announcement appeared to undercut indirect talks between Iran …

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High profile UAE delegation headed to Iran soon

A senior Emirati official said on Tuesday the United Arab Emirates would soon send a delegation to Iran as part of efforts to improve ties with rival Tehran. “I hope that it is the sooner the better and all our friends are aware of it,” Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to …

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UK, Israel form anti-nuclear Iran coalition

Britain and Israel will “work night and day” in preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power, the foreign ministers of the two countries wrote in a joint article. “The clock is ticking, which heightens the need for close cooperation with our partners and friends to thwart Tehran’s ambitions,” the UK’s …

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Sudan coup of supreme concern to Saudi

Saudi Arabia said it is following with great concern the developing events in Sudan and stressed on the importance of restraint and a de-escalation of tensions.  The Kingdom said it was important to preserve all the political and economic gains and everything that aimed to protect the unity among all …

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US envoy to Iran in talks with Saudi FM

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with US Special Envoy for Iran Affairs Robert Malley on Thursday.They discussed ways to strengthen Saudi-US cooperation on the Iranian nuclear issue, and relevant international negotiations, the Saudi foreign ministry said in a statement. Iran’s violations of international conventions and treaties related …

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US reassures Israel over Iran nuclear issue

Top US officials will tell their Israeli counterparts on Tuesday that the Biden administration remains committed to diplomacy with Iran, but if necessary would be prepared to pursue “other avenues” to ensure Tehran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, a senior US official said. A visit to Washington by Israel’s …

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Iran wants assets unfrozen for US to prove good will

Iran’s foreign minister said on Saturday that US officials tried to discuss restarting nuclear talks last month, but he insisted Washington must first release $10 billion of Tehran’s frozen funds as a sign of good will. Iran has rejected direct talks with the United States, and indirect talks on reviving …

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US says no to normalisation with victorious Assad regime

Washington suspended its diplomatic presence in Syria in 2012 and later imposed sanctions on President Al-Assad’s government. According to a US State Department spokesman, the United States has no plans to “normalize or upgrade” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s diplomatic relations with the government and does not encourage others to do …

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Iran says decisive no to UN inspectors

Iran on Tuesday rejected a U.S. call to grant U.N. inspectors access to a nuclear site, saying Washington was not qualified to demand inspections without condemning a sabotage attack on the facility, Iranian state media reported. “Countries that did not condemn terrorist acts against Iran’s nuclear site are not qualified …

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EU meets with Iran new FM at UN

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met Iran’s new Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Tuesday in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the EU said in a statement on Wednesday. The meeting was scheduled in the absence of a ministerial meeting of the parties to the 2015 …

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IAEA says Iran cannot mistreat its inspectors

The U.N. nuclear watchdog on Tuesday described as “unacceptable” incidents in Iran involving its inspectors, in which diplomats say security staff subjected female inspectors to inappropriate searches that the United States is calling harassment. In a first case this year at the Natanz nuclear site, a female inspector was subjected …

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Iran says no to IAEA over surveillance footage

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will have no access to footage captured by surveillance cameras at Iranian nuclear sites, Iran’s state-run Press TV channel said on Twitter on Saturday. The channel added that an “informed source rejects reports suggesting that Iran may reconsider (its) decision on IAEA access restrictions.” …

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Arab League wants Iran to open all nuclear facilities to inspection

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt called for a “rapid and comprehensive inspection” of all Iranian nuclear sites on Thursday. Gathering on the sidelines of an Arab League session in Cairo, ministers from the four countries also discussed stopping Tehran’s destabilizing policies that threaten global security and stability. The …

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IAEA accuses Iran of dragging feet in nuclear negotiation

The UN nuclear watchdog on Tuesday criticized Iran for obstructing investigations into past activities and jeopardizing vital surveillance work, potentially complicating efforts to restart talks on the Iran nuclear deal. Of. The International Atomic Energy Agency said in two reports to member states reviewed by Reuters that no progress had …

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Iran defying US oil export ban

Iran is determined to increase its oil exports despite sanctions imposed by the United States on sales of crude from Tehran, Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji said on Wednesday, adding that the use of oil sanctions as a “political tool” would hurt the market. “There is a strong will in …

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