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IAEA report: Iran preparing enrichment escalation at Fordow

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran preparing to use advanced IR-6 centrifuges at underground Fordow site.

Iran preparing enrichment escalation at Fordow

UN watchdog: Iran's enriched uranium stockpile 18 times over deal limit

Latest IAEA report finds Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium is more than 18 times the limit laid down in 2015 deal with world powers.

Iran's enriched uranium stockpile 18 times over deal limit

IAEA: Iran has set up underground centrifuges workshop at Natanz

Iran’s new workshop at Natanz for making parts for centrifuges has been set up underground, says UN nuclear watchdog chief.

Iran has set up underground centrifuges workshop

IAEA chief: Iran’s ability to enrich uranium has expanded

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi calls on Russia and the West to find “common denominators” that could allow talks with Iran to resume.

'Iran’s ability to enrich uranium has expanded'

IAEA report: Iran’s new Natanz centrifuge plant to speed up enrichment

The IAEA has revealed that Iran is opening a centrifuge parts workshop at Natanz to increase its ability to enrich uranium.

Iran’s new Natanz centrifuge plant to speed up enrichment

Iran defying Western powers and converting uranium to near weapon-grade

New IAEA report finds Iran has defied Western powers by converting some of its uranium enriched to near weapons-grade.

Iran converting uranium to near weapon-grade

Iranian official: We can resume production of highly enriched uranium at any moment

Iran's atomic energy chief says the country can enrich uranium at 60% if the US again leaves nuclear deal.

'We can resume uranium production at any moment'

Iranian atomic chief: We won't exceed 60% level of uranium enrichment

Iran's atomic chief says Tehran won't exceed 60% level of uranium enrichment even if no agreements are reached.

Iran: We won't exceed 60% level of uranium enrichment

Israel warns US: Iran preparing to enrich weapons-grade uranium

Report: Israel shared intelligence with US and European allies that Iran is taking steps to prepare to enrich uranium to 90% purity.

Israel warns US: Iran preparing to enrich weapons-grade uranium

Iran increases its stockpile of highly enriched uranium

Iranian official claims country has more than 210 kilograms of uranium enriched to 20 percent.

Iran increases its stockpile of highly enriched uranium

IAEA: Iran expanding its enrichment of uranium at Natanz

UN watchdog says Iran is expanding its enrichment of uranium beyond the highly enriched threshold of 20% purity at Natanz.

IAEA: Iran expanding its enrichment of uranium at Natanz

Satellite images: North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main nuclear complex.

Satellite images: North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Western European powers express 'grave concern' over Iran's uranium enrichment

Britain, Germany and France issue joint statement accusing Iran of "serious violations" of 2015 nuclear deal after release of IAEA report.

Europeans express 'grave concern' over Iran's uranium enrichment

IAEA confirms Iran accelerating highly enriched uranium

UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran has established a process to accelerate production of highly enriched uranium.

IAEA confirms Iran accelerating highly enriched uranium

US: Iran should return to negotiations on nuclear deal

United States voices alarm over IAEA report which stated that Iran is producing uranium metal.

US: Iran should return to negotiations on nuclear deal

Iran begins producing enriched uranium metal

Iran informs the IAEA that it has begun the process of producing enriched uranium metal.

Iran begins producing enriched uranium metal

Revised policy toward Iran nuclear deal didn't prevent new devastating strike

The strike in Karaj may be Israel's way of showing that "no surprises" does not mean no action against Iran nuclear progress..

Revised policy toward Iran deal didn't prevent drone strike

Iran: We have 6.5 kg of uranium enriched to up to 60%

Iran says it has made 6.5 kg (14 lb) of uranium enriched to up to 60% and 108 kg of uranium enriched to 20% purity.

Iran: We have 6.5 kg of uranium enriched to up to 60%

IAEA: Iran has failed to explain uranium traces at undeclared sites

UN's atomic watchdog says in new report that Iran has failed to explain traces of uranium found at several undeclared sites.

IAEA: Iran has failed to explain uranium traces

Iran reduces number of centrifuges enriching uranium to 60% purity

IAEA says Iran has reduced the number of centrifuges enriching uranium to up to 60% purity at Natanz to one cluster from two.

Iran reduces number of centrifuges enriching uranium

Iranian official: We have already resumed enrichment activities at Natanz

Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says uranium enrichment activities at Natanz have already resumed after last week's explosion.

Iranian official: We have already resumed enrichment at Natanz

Iran’s nuclear chief: We've begun 60% uranium enrichment

Iran’s nuclear chief says country is producing about 9 grams of 60% enriched uranium an hour at its underground plant in Natanz.

Iran’s nuclear chief: We've begun 60% uranium enrichment

IAEA: Iran almost ready to start enriching uranium to 60% purity

UN atomic watchdog says Iran is almost ready to start enriching uranium to 60% purity at Natanz.

IAEA: Iran almost ready to start enriching uranium to 60% purity

Blinken: Iran's uranium enrichment is 'provocative'

Secretary of State blasts Iran’s announcement that it intends to begin enriching uranium at 60% purity.

Blinken: Iran's uranium enrichment is 'provocative'

US still committed to nuclear negotiations with Iran

White House criticizes Tehran's "provocative" statement that it will ramp up uranium enrichment but says it remains committed to talks.

US still committed to nuclear negotiations with Iran

What is going on in Iran? Cyber experts weigh in

Iran’s Natanz nuclear site suffered an electrical disturbance just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges used to enrich uranium.

What is going on in Iran? Cyber experts weigh in

Iranian official: We have produced 55 kg of 20% enriched uranium

Official at Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says the country has made 55 kg of uranium enriched to up to 20% since January.

Iranian official: We have produced 55 kg of 20% enriched uranium

IAEA: Iran enriching uranium with new batch of advanced centrifuges

New IAEA report finds Iran is again breaching its 2015 deal with world powers.

Iran enriching uranium with new batch of advanced centrifuges

IAEA: Iran enriching uranium with advanced centrifuge

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran has started enriching uranium at Natanz plant with second type of advanced centrifuge.

IAEA: Iran enriching uranium with advanced centrifuge

Iran using advanced IR-2M centrifuges to enrich uranium in violation of nuclear deal

International Atomic Energy Agency reports Iran feeding uranium into third cascade of IR-2M centrifuges at Natanz underground facility.

Violating deal, Iran uses advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium

IAEA: Iran has started enriching uranium at up to 20% purity

International Atomic Energy Agency reports Iran has added 17.6 kilograms of uranium enriched up to 20% to its stockpile.

IAEA: Iran has started enriching uranium at up to 20% purity

Khamenei threatens to enrich uranium up to 60%

Iranian Supreme Leader says Islamic Republic will "not back down on the nuclear issue."

Khamenei threatens to enrich uranium up to 60%

Russia urges Iran to show 'restraint' as it enriches uranium

Russia urges Iran to show restraint after it starts producing uranium metal in latest breach of 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Russia urges Iran to show 'restraint' as it enriches uranium

Iran starts work on uranium metal-based fuel

The move marks Iran’s latest breach of the nuclear deal it signed with six major powers in 2015.

Iran starts work on uranium metal-based fuel

EU alarmed by Iran's accelerated uranium enrichment activities

EU 'regrets worrying steps by Iran,' after IAEA chief estimates Iran can process 10 kilos of 20% enriched uranium per month.

EU alarmed by Iran's accelerated uranium enrichment activities

Iran: We can enrich uranium at 90% capacity

Spokesman for Atomic Energy Organization of Iran boasts about his country's uranium enrichment capability.

Iran: We can enrich uranium at 90% capacity

Iran officially announces resumption of uranium enrichment

Iranian Foreign Minister: Our measures are fully reversible when all sides comply with 2015 deal.

Iran officially announces resumption of uranium enrichment

Iran tells IAEA it will enrich uranium at 20%

Iran tells UN nuclear watchdog it intends to enrich uranium to up to 20% purity.

Iran tells IAEA it will enrich uranium at 20%

IAEA chief: Iran doesn't have enough uranium for one bomb at this stage

IAEA chief says Iran continues to enrich uranium but does not at this stage have enough enriched uranium to make one nuclear bomb.

IAEA chief: Iran doesn't have enough uranium for one bomb

Iranian official: We can enrich uranium at any percentage

Deputy head of Iran's nuclear agency: Should the authorities decide to do so, we will be able to enrich uranium at any percentage.

Iranian official: We can enrich uranium at any percentage