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Iran to meet with UN technical experts over uranium find

Mar. 04, 2021 12:20 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Iran has agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery of uranium particles at three former undeclared sites in the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday, after months of frustration at Tehran's lack of a credible...

UN atomic watchdog: Deal with Iran key to full inspections

Mar. 04, 2021 08:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A temporary agreement with Iran to allow United Nations inspectors continued access to the country's atomic facilities is less comprehensive than before, but lays the groundwork for the return to full verification measures if and when Tehran allows it, the head of the...

Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections

Feb. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities Tuesday, a bid to pressure European countries and President Joe Biden's administration to lift crippling economic sanctions and restore the 2015 nuclear deal. ...

EXPLAINER: Iran restricts UN atomic agency to pressure West

Feb. 22, 2021 08:13 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran will begin restricting the ability of United Nations nuclear inspectors to monitor Tehran's nuclear program. It's part of the Islamic Republic's efforts to pressure European nations and the U.S. into providing the sanctions relief it received under...

Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal

Feb. 19, 2021 06:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it's ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign” that sought to isolate the Islamic Republic. ...

Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal

Feb. 18, 2021 19:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday it's ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign” that sought to isolate the Islamic Republic....

US, Europeans urge Iran to keep allowing nuclear inspections

Feb. 18, 2021 16:06 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Top European and U.S. officials urged Iran on Thursday to allow continued United Nations nuclear inspections and stop nuclear activities that have no credible civilian use. The foreign ministers of Britain, Germany and France and U.S. Secretary of State...

UN nuclear chief to visit Tehran; Merkel presses Rouhani

Feb. 17, 2021 14:11 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog will travel to Iran this weekend in an effort to find a “mutually agreeable solution” that allows it to continue its inspections in the country, the organization said Wednesday. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela...

IAEA: Iran has started producing uranium metal

Feb. 10, 2021 15:00 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency said Wednesday its inspectors have confirmed that Iran has begun the production of uranium metal — another violation of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers. International Atomic Energy Agency head...