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MAJOR: EU Defies US Sanctions – Sends Medical Supplies to Iran

LONDON/BRUSSELS – The United Kingdom, Germany and France sent a consignment of medical supplies to Iran, one of the most affected countries in the world, against the backdrop of the global pandemic of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19). The European troika, which retains its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA, Iran’s nuclear […]

Iran’s uranium stockpile surpasses 1,200 kilograms

TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) – The Special Assistant to CEO of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Asghar Zarean informed on Saturday evening that Iran’s stockpile of uranium has exceeded 1,200 kilograms. The increase in stockpile volume came after Iran recently took the 5th and final step of reducing its JCPOA commitments. The officials also announced […]

Rouhani Opens Diplomatic Door for U.S, EU to Return to JCPOA

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani said fomenting insecurity in the Middle East will not benefit any country, calling on the Europeans and the US to refrain from taking a wrong step. “The United States and Europeans should come back to compliance [to the nuclear deal],” Rouhani said during a cabinet session on […]

Time is running out to salvage the Iran Nuclear Deal

This week, Iran’s atomic energy authority confirmed it would commence enriching uranium past the 3.67 percent cap to 5 percent at its Fordow plant starting Wednesday. This is Tehran’s fourth step in scaling back its commitments under the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in response to […]

Rouhani says Iran’s international power increased after US sanctions

TEHRAN – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Tehran had overcome US pressure and increased its power on the international stage, gaining greater recognition from other nations. “In political and international terms, the Islamic Republic of Iran now has firmer positions,” Rouhani told a television news conference. According to the president, all the […]

SHOWDOWN: Time for China and Russia to Act on Iran

by Steve Brown In a symbolic move, the United States will deploy a token force to Saudi Arabia and re-establish its air presence at the Prince Sultan Air Base near the shuttered city of al-Kharj. The US removed its troops from the closed city in 2003; but subsequent to the US withdrawal from the JCPOA […]