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US sanctions head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

US sanctions head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

US continues sanctioning Iran in the wake of its repeated violations of the 2015 deal with world powers.Elad Benari, 31/01/2020 04:59
Iran begins new work at heavy water reactor

Iran begins new work at heavy water reactor

Iran begins new operations at Arak reactor, in a move which appears to be meant to pressure Europe.Elad Benari, 24/12/2019 06:44
Iran to start using advanced centrifuges 'within weeks'

Iran to start using advanced centrifuges 'within weeks'

Iran's nuclear chief says the country will start using a new array of advanced centrifuges for enriching uranium.Elad Benari, 08/10/2019 06:09
Iran blames Europe for its breaching nuclear commitments

Iran blames Europe for its breaching nuclear commitments

Chief of Iran's atomic agency says Europe's "broken promises" gave Iran little choice but to scale back its commitments under 2015 deal.Elad Benari, 09/09/2019 04:36
Iran nuclear chief: Construction of nuclear plants going well

Iran nuclear chief: Construction of nuclear plants going well

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says his country has started construction of two nuclear power plants in Bushehr.Elad Benari, 20/03/2019 05:33
'We have replacements for equipment we agreed to destroy'

'We have replacements for equipment we agreed to destroy'

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says Iran never actually filled Arak reactor with cement, secretly acquired replacement tubes.Elad Benari, 25/01/2019 03:17
Iranian official: Our nuclear industry isn't dependent on anyone

Iranian official: Our nuclear industry isn't dependent on anyone

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says Iranian engineers have mastered the nuclear technology.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2019 06:39
Iran taking 'preliminary steps' to restart uranium enrichment

Iran taking 'preliminary steps' to restart uranium enrichment

Iran's nuclear chief said country taking preliminary steps to design uranium fuel with a purity of 20 percent.Elad Benari, 14/01/2019 00:06
Iran says it completed centrifuges plant

Iran says it completed centrifuges plant

Iran’s nuclear chief says the Islamic Republic completed a facility to build advanced centrifuges at Natanz.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/09/2018 00:20
Iran atomic chief: Europe's proposals aren't good enough

Iran atomic chief: Europe's proposals aren't good enough

Ali Akbar Salehi tells UN chief that Europe’s proposals to salvage 2015 deal are not satisfying for Tehran.Elad Benari, 20/06/2018 04:39
Iran: Advanced centrifuges facility will be ready in a month

Iran: Advanced centrifuges facility will be ready in a month

Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization says facility in Natanz to build advanced centrifuges will be completed in a month.Elad Benari, 06/06/2018 23:38
Iran: We can resume enrichment within five days

Iran: We can resume enrichment within five days

Iranian atomic official warns his country can resume uranium enrichment within five days if the United States tears up nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 23/08/2017 06:07
Iran's uranium stockpile to go up 60%

Iran's uranium stockpile to go up 60%

Iran's nuclear chief says his country will receive a shipment of uranium this week.Elad Benari, 06/02/2017 04:16
'Trump won't endanger nuclear deal'

'Trump won't endanger nuclear deal'

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says the nuclear deal will not be in danger even if Donald Trump wins the presidential election.Elad Benari, 29/09/2016 06:42
Iran hails Russia for pushing nuclear deal through

Iran hails Russia for pushing nuclear deal through

Iranian nuclear chief reveals if it wasn't for Moscow, controversial nuclear deal never would have been completed.Ari Yashar, 31/01/2016 16:39
Iran Nuclear Chief in China to Revamp Arak Reactor

Iran Nuclear Chief in China to Revamp Arak Reactor

Salehi to seal agreement redesigning heavy water reactor, indicating China will take lead on site almost able to produce nuclear arsenal.Ari Yashar, 26/08/2015 14:31
Iran: Even if Congress Defeats Deal, We Won

Iran: Even if Congress Defeats Deal, We Won

Iranian nuclear chief explains why whether or not Congress blocks nuclear deal, Iran will be the 'winning party' over the US.Ari Yashar, 17/08/2015 08:51
Iran: Vienna Text Not an 'Agreement, or Treaty'

Iran: Vienna Text Not an 'Agreement, or Treaty'

Statements by nuclear chief Salehi raise question: does the unsigned deal with Iran even obligate it to do anything?Mark Langfan, A7 UN reporter, 02/08/2015 13:47
Khamenei's Aide: No Inspection of Military Sites

Khamenei's Aide: No Inspection of Military Sites

Top adviser to Iran Supreme Leader nixes inspections of key nuclear sites; Zarif: Iran may produce nuclear-capable missiles.Ari Yashar, 21/07/2015 17:14
Iran: Nuclear Deal Will Remove All Sanctions

Iran: Nuclear Deal Will Remove All Sanctions

Contradiction that may threaten final deal continues to balloon as Iranian leaders deny Western claims of gradual sanction rollback.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 13/04/2015 08:14
Iran: We'll Use Advanced Centrifuges After Deal

Iran: We'll Use Advanced Centrifuges After Deal

Iran's FM, nuclear chief reveal IR-8 centrifuges 20-times faster than current ones to be used after deal signed, threatening fast breakout.Ari Yashar, 08/04/2015 09:40
Iran Claims '90% Agreement' on Nuclear Program

Iran Claims '90% Agreement' on Nuclear Program

Iranian nuclear chief says technical issues nearly all resolved, 'one very important issue' still in the works to be debated this afternoon.Ari Yashar, 17/03/2015 17:36
Iran: West Seeks to Sabotage Our Nuclear Industry

Iran: West Seeks to Sabotage Our Nuclear Industry

Iran's nuclear chief claims that "America and the Zionist regime" are trying to sabotage the country's nuclear industry.Ben Ariel, 15/09/2014 05:43
Iran Wants to Expand Enrichment Program

Iran Wants to Expand Enrichment Program

Iran reveals some of its demands in nuclear talks with West as it admits "substantial differences" remain between the sides.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/07/2014 05:46
Minister: Arak Announcement an 'Iranian Deception'

Minister: Arak Announcement an 'Iranian Deception'

Intelligence Minister hints that Arak water reactor announcement could be false, as West unlikely to accept proposed deal.Tova Dvorin and Gil Ronen, 20/04/2014 09:23
Iran Wants 30,000 Centrifuges for Fuel

Iran Wants 30,000 Centrifuges for Fuel

Iran’s nuclear chief says his country will need 30,000 of its new generation centrifuges to meet domestic fuel demands.Elad Benari, 14/04/2014 05:44
Netanyahu Warns World Over Iran Aggression

Netanyahu Warns World Over Iran Aggression

Prime Minister begins weekly Cabinet meeting with warning to the West over Iranian political and nuclear policy.Tova Dvorin, 16/02/2014 13:12
Iran Announces Powerful New Centrifuges

Iran Announces Powerful New Centrifuges

Iran's atomic chief says his country developed centrifuges which are 15 times more powerful than those currently being used.Elad Benari, 11/02/2014 03:13
Iran: Arak Reactor Could be Modified

Iran: Arak Reactor Could be Modified

Iran's nuclear chief says the unfinished Arak reactor could be modified to produce less plutonium in a bid to reassure the West.Elad Benari, 07/02/2014 04:42
Iran's Atomic Chief: Nuclear Research Continues

Iran's Atomic Chief: Nuclear Research Continues

The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization says the interim deal does not impose restrictions on nuclear research.Elad Benari, 06/02/2014 05:11
Iran Developing 'New Generation' of Centrifuges

Iran Developing 'New Generation' of Centrifuges

Iran's nuclear chief boasts that there are currently 19,000 centrifuges in the country.Elad Benari, 27/12/2013 04:16
Iran: We Never Stopped 20% Enrichment

Iran: We Never Stopped 20% Enrichment

Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, declares that Tehran has never stopped 20 percent uranium enrichment.Elad Benari, 31/10/2013 04:45
Iran Denies it is Willing to Shut Down Site

Iran Denies it is Willing to Shut Down Site

The reports about closing the Fordow site in exchange for lifting of sanctions are a "sheer lie", says head of Iran's atomic organization.Elad Benari, Canada, 18/09/2013 18:25
Iran's Outgoing FM to Head Nuclear Program

Iran's Outgoing FM to Head Nuclear Program

President Hassan Rouhani appoints outgoing "pragmatic" Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi to head the Atomic Energy Organization.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/08/2013 00:32
Iran's FM: Assad 'Unimpressed' by Israeli Attacks

Iran's FM: Assad 'Unimpressed' by Israeli Attacks

Iran’s Foreign Minister says Assad plans to retaliate the next time Israel attacks in Syria. Elad Benari, Canada, 15/05/2013 01:28
Iran's FM Hails Nuclear Talks as a 'Milestone'

Iran's FM Hails Nuclear Talks as a 'Milestone'

Iran's negotiations with world powers reached "a turning point", Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told an Austrian network.Elad Benari, 01/03/2013 06:13
Change of Relations on Horizon for US and Iran?

Change of Relations on Horizon for US and Iran?

Iranian FM sees VP Biden's call for direct talks between US and Iran as a sign of positive change between the two countries. Annie Lubin, 05/02/2013 06:30
Iran's FM: Patriots in Turkey are Provocative

Iran's FM: Patriots in Turkey are Provocative

Deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey is a could bring about "uncalculated" results, says Iran's foreign minister.Elad Benari, 17/12/2012 03:13
Iran Condemns 'Barbaric Offensive' in Gaza

Iran Condemns 'Barbaric Offensive' in Gaza

Iran's Foreign Minister calls on the UN and the EU to halt what he calls Israel's "barbaric offensive” in Gaza.Elad Benari, 16/11/2012 06:45
Iran Fingers Israel for Beirut Assassination

Iran Fingers Israel for Beirut Assassination

Iran's Foreign Minister says Israel was behind the car bombing in Beirut which killed Lebanon's intelligence chief.Elad Benari, 04/11/2012 04:43
Iran Submits Proposal to End Syrian Crisis

Iran Submits Proposal to End Syrian Crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi hands UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi an unofficial proposal aimed at ending the civil war in Syria.Elad Benari, 15/10/2012 05:46
Iran Offers West a Compromise Over Nuclear Program

Iran Offers West a Compromise Over Nuclear Program

Iran’s Foreign Minister: Recognize our right to enrich uranium and we will limit the amount of enrichment.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/10/2012 20:55
Iran's FM: Israel Not in a Position to Attack

Iran's FM: Israel Not in a Position to Attack

Iran's Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, dismisses the possibility that Israel will launch a military strike on his country.Elad Benari, 22/08/2012 04:43
Syria's Foreign Minister Blames Israel for Unrest

Syria's Foreign Minister Blames Israel for Unrest

Syria’s Foreign Minister and his Iranian counterpart accuse Israel of plotting to overthrow the regime of Syrian President Assad.Elad Benari, 30/07/2012 06:12
Iran Hopes Talks Will Mark 'End of Nuclear Issue'

Iran Hopes Talks Will Mark 'End of Nuclear Issue'

Iranian FM Ali Akbar Salehi hopes Tehran's next round of talks with six powers will mark “the beginning of the end of the nuclear issue."Elad Benari, 25/04/2012 06:16
Barak: Talks Don’t Give Iran Immunity from Strike

Barak: Talks Don’t Give Iran Immunity from Strike

Israel did not give the U.S. a commitment to hold off from striking Iran while talks are ongoing, says Defense Minister.Gil Ronen, 17/04/2012 11:25
Iran Dispute 'Quickly and Easily' Resolved?

Iran Dispute 'Quickly and Easily' Resolved?

Tehran says the dispute over its controversial nuclear program can be quickly and easily resolved... if the West lifts sanctions.Gabe Kahn, 16/04/2012 19:02