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Iranian Nuclear Program

News and updates about Iranian Nuclear Program

IAEA report:

Iran increases its uranium enriched to near weapons-grade level

New report by UN's nuclear watchdog finds Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched up to 60%.

Iran increases its uranium enriched to near weapons-grade level

Raisi's demise will thrill many Iranians

However, the depth of the tragedy lies in the fact that Iranians can envision no future other than disaster for their depleted and exhausted nation. Opinion.

Raisi's demise will thrill many Iranians

IAEA chief:

'Talk in Iran about change in nuclear policy must stop'

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi: The loose talk about nuclear weapons in Iran is extremely serious for me. And I think it should stop.

'Talk in Iran about change in nuclear policy must stop'

Iranian lawmaker claims:

'We already have nuclear weapons'

Iranian lawmaker claims the Islamic Republic of Iran possesses atomic weapons but isn't officially announcing it.

'We already have nuclear weapons'

The "Biden Effect"

Israel "escalation dominance" and nuclear war with Iran. Three catastrophic scenarios have now been rendered more likely by US President Joe Biden’s embargo on terror-fighting weapons to Israel. Opinion.

The "Biden Effect"

IAEA chief:

'Iran's cooperation is completely unsatisfactory'

UN atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi blasts Iran over its continued failure to cooperate with the IAEA's probe of its nuclear program.

'Iran's cooperation is completely unsatisfactory'

IAEA chief arrives for a visit in Tehran

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi expected to speak at a conference and meet officials for talks on Tehran's nuclear program.

IAEA chief arrives for a visit in Tehran

IAEA chief to visit Iran

The visit comes amid ongoing tensions between Iran and the IAEA over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

IAEA chief to visit Iran

Iran claims:

'Nuclear weapons have no place in our doctrine'

After Revolutionary Guards commander threatened Israel, its Foreign Ministry insists the country's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

'Nuclear weapons have no place in our doctrine'

Iran threatens US if Israel retaliates

In effort to deter Israel from retaliating after Iran attacked with 300 UAV and missiles, Islamic Republic threatens to attack US interests and advance nuclear program.

Iran threatens US if Israel retaliates

To deter Israeli retaliation:

IRGC commander threatens Iran could review 'nuclear doctrine'

Iranian military leader warns country could pursue nuclear weapons in attempt to deter Israel from retaliating for Saturday night's massive attack.

IRGC commander threatens Iran could review 'nuclear doctrine'

ATTACK FROM IRAN:

A law-based opportunity for Israel to prevent Iran's nuclear arms

This is not a moment for Israeli strategic thinking to become confused or shortsighted. Opinion.

A law-based opportunity for Israel to prevent Iran's nuclear arms

Report:

Iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons

Washington Post report finds Iran engaged in flurry of activity at Fordow facility, enriching uranium at increased rate, could have enough for 3 bombs in days,

Iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons

Iranian Opposition Figure to Congress:

'If we don’t hit Iran soon, it will become nuclear'

Iranian Opposition figure and former political prisoner Vahid Beheshti spoke at an event arranged by the Middle East Forum in Congress on Thursday. At the event, he called on the American leadership and decision-makers to wake up, directly face the threat of the Iranian regime, and act to defeat it.

'If we don’t hit Iran soon, it will become nuclear'

Israel’s new long arm

Time is running out for us to stop the Iranians from developing a nuclear weapons arsenal. Before this happens, the window of opportunity provided by long range, nuclear armed, precision guided ballistic missiles must be exploited. Opinion.

Israel’s new long arm

US sanctions Iran weapons-procurement networks

US imposes new sanctions on three procurement networks that are supporting Iran’s ballistic missile, nuclear and defense programs.

US sanctions Iran weapons-procurement networks

US threatens IAEA action against Iran

US threatens future action against Iran at UN nuclear watchdog if it continues its failure to cooperate in probe of uranium traces.

US threatens IAEA action against Iran

US to Iran:

'Dilute all your highly enriched uranium'

Responding to latest IAEA report, US calls on Iran to dilute all of the uranium it has enriched to up to 60% purity.

'Dilute all your highly enriched uranium'

Nuclear War with Iran: Science-based options

At some point, a nuclear war involving Israel may become more imaginable. Israel’s corresponding responsibility should be to prepare prudently and systematically for all contingencies, as outlined below. Op-ed.

Nuclear War with Iran: Science-based options

IAEA report:

Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran continues to bar its most seasoned inspectors from monitoring its nuclear program.

Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium

IAEA chief:

'Iran's uranium enrichment activity remains high'

Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says Iran continues to enrich uranium well beyond the needs for commercial nuclear use.

'Iran's uranium enrichment activity remains high'

IAEA chief:

'Iran not entirely transparent on nuclear program'

IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi warns about Iran after senior official says the country has all it needs to build a weapon.

'Iran not entirely transparent on nuclear program'

Iran begins construction of four nuclear plants

Iran has begun construction on four more nuclear power plants in the country’s south, with expected total capacity of 5,000 megawatts.

Iran begins construction of four nuclear plants

IAEA chief:

'Iran is barely cooperating with us'

Rafael Grossi says the International Atomic Energy Agency feels it is being held "hostage" to Iran's disputes with Western countries.

'Iran is barely cooperating with us'

A longer Gaza conflict's implications for nuclear war with Iran

Will the Iran regime be ovethrown by the people? Israel must not rely on that and plan for Iran accelerating its nuclear program. Opinion.

A longer Gaza conflict's implications for nuclear war with Iran

'Do not be afraid':

Iranian opposition leader speaks at the Knesset

Iranian opposition leader Vahid Beheshti at the Knesset: You should not be afraid of attacking Iranian bases in Iran.

Iranian opposition leader speaks at the Knesset

'Reckless behavior':

Four countries condemn Iran over uranium enrichment

France, Germany, Britain and US condemn Iran after IAEA report said it increased its production rate of highly enriched uranium.

Four countries condemn Iran over uranium enrichment

Iran dismisses IAEA report:

'There's nothing new here, we didn't change anything'

Iran claims there is "nothing new" in IAEA report which said it had accelerated production of highly enriched uranium.

'There's nothing new here, we didn't change anything'

US 'greatly concerned' by Iran's uranium enrichment

US responds to IAEA report which found that Iran has increased its production of highly enriched uranium.

US 'greatly concerned' by Iran's uranium enrichment

IAEA:

Iran increasing production of highly enriched uranium

New IAEA report finds Iran has reversed the slowdown in its production of uranium to 60% purity.

Iran increasing production of highly enriched uranium

IAEA report:

Iran has enough uranium enriched to 60% purity

UN's nuclear watchdog says Iran is still stonewalling the agency on key issues in latest report.

Iran has enough uranium enriched to 60% purity

Refreezing Iranian assets exposes Biden Administration’s folly

Does the release of these funds now mean that Team Biden is engaging in its own “disinformation” campaign? Opinion.

Refreezing Iranian assets exposes Biden Administration’s folly

'Baseless claims':

Iran rejects latest US report about its nuclear program

The report determined that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons at this time, but has the infrastructure to do so in less than two weeks.

Iran rejects latest US report about its nuclear program

US report:

Iran can make a nuclear weapon in less than two weeks

New US report says Iran isn't pursuing nuclear weapons at this time, but can do so quickly.

Iran can make a nuclear weapon in less than two weeks

State Department spokesman:

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller calls on Iran to resume cooperation with IAEA if it wants to make space for diplomacy with the US.

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

Iranian official:

'We will continue peaceful nuclear activities'

Head of Iran's atomic energy organization says his country is unfazed by sanctions and will continue "peaceful" nuclear activities.

'We will continue peaceful nuclear activities'

Iranian President:

'The US needs to prove its goodwill to revive nuclear deal'

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi accuses US of violating 2015 nuclear deal.

'The US needs to prove its goodwill to revive nuclear deal'

Iran urged to reverse its decision to ban IAEA inspectors

US, Britain, France and Germany call on Iran to "immediately reverse" decision to withdraw accreditation from nuclear watchdog inspectors.

Iran urged to reverse its decision to ban IAEA inspectors

EU to Iran:

'Reconsider ban on IAEA inspectors'

European Union criticizes Iran's decision to withdraw accreditation from several inspectors from the United Nations nuclear watchdog.

'Reconsider ban on IAEA inspectors'

Britain, France and Germany to maintain sanctions on Iran

Britain, France and Germany announce strategy to maintain nuclear sanctions on Iran even after they expire under terms of 2015 deal.

Britain, France and Germany to maintain sanctions on Iran

Iran:

'We're ready to negotiate with US based on September document'

Iran’s Foreign Minister says talks on revival of nuclear deal should be based on understandings reached last year.

'We're ready to negotiate with US based on September document'

IAEA chief:

'Int'l community losing interest in Iran's nuclear program'

Rafael Grossi, head of International Atomic Energy Agency: There is a certain routinization of what is going on in Iran.

'Int'l community losing interest in Iran's nuclear program'

IAEA report:

Iran slowing uranium enrichment

The confidential report comes as Iran and the US are negotiating a prisoner swap and the release of billions of dollars in Iranian assets.

Iran slowing uranium enrichment

Republican lawmaker:

'I would support broader deal with Iran'

Rep. Mike Turner says he would support broader diplomatic deal with Iran that would eventually freeze progress in its nuclear program.

'I would support broader deal with Iran'

US report:

Iran slowed down buildup of near-weapons-grade enriched uranium

Sources tell Wall Street Journal Iran has diluted some of its stockpile of enriched uranium.

Iran slowed down buildup of near-weapons-grade enriched uranium

Iran's President:

'We'll discuss revival of nuclear deal with dignity'

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi vows to work to counteract the US sanctions imposed on the country.

'We'll discuss revival of nuclear deal with dignity'

Deputy US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman retires

Sherman was a lead negotiator of the 2015 nuclear deal that was signed between Iran and world powers, including the US.

Deputy US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman retires

Iran:

'We gave IAEA new details on uranium at two sites'

Iran says it gave detailed answers to UN watchdog about two sites that inspectors say bore traces of man-made uranium.

'We gave IAEA new details on uranium at two sites'

Blinken:

'We're not currently talking about a nuclear deal with Iran'

US Secretary of State says "we’re now in a place where we’re not talking about a nuclear agreement."

'We're not currently talking about a nuclear deal with Iran'

Ahead of US trip:

Netanyahu emphasizes Israel's two red lines to Herzog

Netanyahu and Herzog discuss a host of issues, chief among them the Iranian nuclear threat and Iran's activities to destabilize the region.

Netanyahu emphasizes Israel's two red lines to Herzog

US intelligence assessment:

Iran not pursuing nuclear weapons at the moment

New US assessment says Iran has moved to increase its capacity to produce an atomic bomb, but has stopped short of that so far.

Iran not pursuing nuclear weapons at the moment

Europe to retain Iran ballistic missile sanctions

The sanctions, which were part of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, are due to expire in October.

Europe to retain Iran ballistic missile sanctions

FM Cohen to world countries:

'Stop burying your head in the sand on Iran'

In op-ed in The Telegraph, Foreign Minister Eli Cohen calls for firm international stance against Iran's nuclear program.

'Stop burying your head in the sand on Iran'

Amid reports of Iran deal:

Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

State Department announces Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf will meet senior Israeli officials.

Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

Blinken:

'Some of the reports on Iran agreement are not true'

Secretary of State rejects reports that Washington and Tehran are close to agreements.

'Some of the reports on Iran agreement are not true'

Gantz:

'We are closer than ever to needing to act against Iran'

MK Benny Gantz at AJC Global Forum: Should a responsible action be needed against Iran, I will provide my full support to the government.

'We are closer than ever to needing to act against Iran'

US official:

'We're not discussing interim deal with Iran'

US official says Washington has told Tehran of steps that might trigger a crisis and also those that may create a better climate.

'We're not discussing interim deal with Iran'

Iran:

'We held indirect talks with the US'

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirms indirect talks with the US in Oman, but stresses Iran isn't interested in an interim deal.

'We held indirect talks with the US'

Lithuanian Prime Minister:

'We stand with Israel in stemming Iranian threat'

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė speaks at AJC Global Forum: We will continue pushing for more sanctions against Iran.

'We stand with Israel in stemming Iranian threat'

Lapid to US administration:

'Do not sign a bad deal with Iran'

Opposition leader at AJC Global Forum: Simply going for some sort of new version of the 2015 Iran deal is not good enough.

'Do not sign a bad deal with Iran'