Latest Iran nuclear deal News

Blinken vows US support for Israel despite unease over gov't

Dec. 04, 2022 17:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday the U.S. will not shrink from its unwavering support for Israel despite stark differences with Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu and concerns the Biden administration may have about potential members of his incoming right-wing...

Iranian state media: Construction begins on nuclear plant

Dec. 04, 2022 10:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran on Saturday began construction on a new nuclear power plant in the country's southwest, Iranian state TV announced, amid tensions with the U.S. over sweeping sanctions imposed after Washington pulled out of the Islamic Republic's nuclear deal with world powers. ...

Iran says it enriches uranium to 60% purity at Fordo site

Nov. 22, 2022 15:57 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has begun producing enriched uranium at 60% purity at the country's underground Fordo nuclear plant, official media reported Tuesday, describing it as a response to a resolution by the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. The increased enrichment, reported by...

US says Iran threats to ex-officials Pompeo, Hook persist

Nov. 14, 2022 14:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined that Iranian threats against former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and one of his former top aides remain credible and persist nearly two years after they left office. The State Department notified Congress last week that...

UN agency: Iran increases highly enriched uranium stockpile

Nov. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday it believes that Iran has further increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium and criticized Tehran for continuing to bar the agency's officials from accessing or monitoring Iranian nuclear sites. In its quarterly report,...

Iran Revolutionary Guard launches rocket amid more protests

Nov. 05, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard on Saturday launched a new satellite-carrying rocket, state TV reported, seeking to demonstrate the hard-line force's prowess even as anti-government protests rage across the country. Iranian state...

Iran marks 1979 US Embassy takeover amid nationwide protests

Nov. 04, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Friday marked the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran as its theocracy faces nationwide protests after the September death of a 22-year-old woman who was arrested by the country's morality police. Meanwhile, activists in southeast Iran claimed...

Top Biden envoy pushes back on criticism of Iran strategy

Oct. 31, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Biden administration official on Monday pushed back against growing criticism from Iranian American activists who are calling on the White House to abandon its efforts to resurrect the Iran nuclear deal. The U.S. special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, said...

West and Russia clash over probe of drones in Ukraine

Oct. 21, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and key Western allies accused Russia on Friday of using Iranian drones to attack civilians and power plants in Ukraine in violation of a 2015 U.N. Security Council resolution and international humanitarian law. Russia countered by accusing...

Analysis: Iran pushes militarily abroad amid unrest at home

Oct. 20, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As protests rage at home, Iran's theocratic government is flexing its military muscle abroad: Tehran has supplied drones to Russia that killed Ukrainian civilians, run drills in a border region with Azerbaijan and bombed Kurdish positions in Iraq. ...