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In this photo released by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, technicians work at the Arak heavy water reactor's secondary circuit, as officials and media visit the site, near Arak, 150 miles (250 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. The head of Iran's nuclear agency says his country has begun new operations at the  heavy water nuclear reactor. The move intensifies pressure on Europe to find an effective way around U.S. sanctions, which block Tehran's oil sales abroad. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP)

EU regrets Iran nuclear moves but hopes to keep deal alive

Jan. 6, 2020 12:42 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed regret on Monday over Iran’s announcement that it will no longer be bound by all its nuclear obligations, but remained determined to keep alive an international deal preventing the Islamic Republic from developing atomic weapons. The 2015 nuclear...

Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a U.S. drone strike, are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession, in the city of Mashhad, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Soleimani's death Friday in Iraq further heightens tensions between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats that put the wider Middle East on edge. (Mohammad Hossein Thaghi/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

Blowback: Iran abandons nuclear limits after US killing

Jan. 5, 2020 10:12 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The blowback over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday as Iran announced it will no longer abide by the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal and Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of all American troops from Iraqi soil. The twin developments could bring...

Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina, gestures during an interview with The Associated Press at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The new head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency says it still has not received the information it needs from Iran on the discovery of uranium particles of man-made origin at a site near Tehran that wasn’t declared to the agency. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

AP Interview: New IAEA head seeking answers from Iran

Dec. 3, 2019 2:00 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency is still waiting for information from Iran on the discovery of uranium particles at a site near Tehran, the agency’s new director general told The Associated Press on Tuesday in an interview. In his first day as head of the...

The designated director general of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina, delivers a speech at the beginning of a general confernce of the IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

New UN nuclear agency chief: “firm and fair” stance on Iran

Dec. 2, 2019 7:27 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The incoming head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency said Monday he will take a “firm and fair” approach toward inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities, and plans to visit Tehran in the near future. Argentine diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi’s comments came...