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Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina, addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Iran: nuclear deal with world powers worth preserving

Sep. 21, 2020 7:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Iran's nuclear agency said Monday that the landmark 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers on his country's atomic program is struggling since the unilateral U.S. withdrawal, but is still worth preserving. Ali Akbar Salehi told delegates at a conference of the International...

Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina, looks prior to the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

UN atomic watchdog: Hopeful of greater trust with Iran

Sep. 14, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog agency told board members on Monday he is hopeful Iran's decision to let inspectors in to two disputed sites could lead to greater trust with Tehran. Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in late August...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 file photo, Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina, speaks to the media after returning from Iran at the Vienna International Airport. Representatives of Iran and the world powers working to save the nuclear deal with Tehran agreed Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Vienna to do everything possible to preserve the landmark 2015 agreement in their first meeting since the United States announced a bid to restore United Nations sanctions against the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

IAEA: Iran continues to expand stockpile of enriched uranium

Sep. 4, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran continues to increase its stockpile of enriched uranium in violation of limitations set in a landmark deal with world powers, but has begun providing access to sites where it was suspected of having stored or used undeclared nuclear material and possibly conducted nuclear-related...

UN atomic watchdog: N Korea still enriching uranium

Sep. 2, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — There are no signs that North Korea has been reprocessing fuel from its main nuclear reactor into plutonium over the past year, but Pyongyang appears to still be enriching uranium, which could potentially be used in a nuclear weapon, the U.N.'s atomic watchdog said Wednesday. The...

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi for their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday that Tehran has agreed to allow inspectors in to two sites where Iran is suspected of having stored or used undeclared nuclear material. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

UN watchdog: Iran to allow access to 2 suspected nuke sites

Aug. 26, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Iran has agreed to allow inspectors in to two sites where the country is suspected of having stored or used undeclared nuclear material, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran was “voluntarily providing the IAEA with access to...

Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi attends a meeting with head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP)

Iran dismisses demands beyond nuke deal as IAEA head visits

Aug. 25, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran won't accept any additional demands beyond its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, the country's top nuclear official declared Tuesday as the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog made his first visit to Iran. Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency...

FILE - In this July 20, 2015 file photo, members of the Security Council vote at United Nations headquarters on the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers. Iran says an upcoming visit by the head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency to Tehran as early as Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, has nothing to do with a U.S. push to impose so-called “snapback” sanctions on Iran. The Trump administration last week dismissed near-universal opposition to its demand to restore all U.N. sanctions on Iran, declaring that a 30-day countdown for the “snapback” of penalties eased under the 2015 nuclear deal had begun. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

U.N. nuclear agency head visits Iran amid US sanctions push

Aug. 24, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency arrived in Iran on Monday to press for access to sites where authorities are thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material. The visit comes as the U.S. is pushing to “snapback” U.N. sanctions on Iran for...

FILE - In this July 20, 2015 file photo, members of the Security Council vote at United Nations headquarters on the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers. Iran says an upcoming visit by the head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency to Tehran as early as Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, has nothing to do with a U.S. push to impose so-called “snapback” sanctions on Iran. The Trump administration last week dismissed near-universal opposition to its demand to restore all U.N. sanctions on Iran, declaring that a 30-day countdown for the “snapback” of penalties eased under the 2015 nuclear deal had begun. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Iran: UN nuclear chief's visit to Tehran no link to US push

Aug. 23, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Sunday that an upcoming visit this week by the head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency to Tehran has nothing to do with a U.S. push to impose so-called “snapback” sanctions on Iran — even as Tehran acknowledged a recent explosion at a major...

UN atomic watchdog chief heading to Iran; seeks more access

Aug. 22, 2020 7:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog agency will head to Tehran next week to press Iranian authorities for access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material, the organization said Saturday. It will be the first visit to Iran of International...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi in Vienna, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Pompeo is on a five day visit to central Europe. (Lisi Niesner/Pool Photo via AP)

Pompeo urges unity on Iran ahead of UN arms embargo vote

Aug. 14, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called for the world to unite around a long-shot American bid to indefinitely extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran. As members of the U.N. Security Council voted remotely on a U.S. resolution to prolong the embargo that is widely expected...