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Iran, US begin EU-led indirect nuclear deal talks in Qatar

Jun. 28, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and the United States began indirect talks Tuesday in Qatar aimed at finding a way to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, met with European Union official Enrique Mora in...

US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges

Jun. 21, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat coming straight at it during a tense encounter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Tuesday. The incident on Monday involving the Guard...

Iran pulls UN nuke cameras in possible 'fatal blow' to deal

Jun. 09, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras from nuclear sites across the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday, warning this could deal a “fatal blow” to the tattered nuclear deal as Tehran enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. ...

Iran says 2 UN watchdog devices at nuclear site turned off

Jun. 08, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran turned off two surveillance devices Wednesday used by U.N. inspectors to monitor the Islamic Republic's uranium enrichment, further escalating the crisis over its atomic program as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters. The move...

Live updates | Russia returns 210 dead Mariupol defenders

Jun. 07, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s military intelligence agency says Russia has so far turned over the bodies of 210 Ukrainian fighters killed in the battle for Mariupol. It says most of them were among the last holdouts in the Azovstal steelworks. The agency did not specify Tuesday how...

UN nuclear watchdog urges Iran to comply with monitoring

Jun. 06, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog urged Iran on Monday to cooperate with his inspectors amid a standoff over its atomic program and a threat by Western nations to censure Tehran over its noncooperation. “We have to recognize that we have not been able...

Israel raises Iran concerns with visiting UN nuclear chief

Jun. 03, 2022 05:21 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett accused Iran of deceiving the international community about its atomic activities as he met with the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Friday. Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, paid a brief...

UN atomic agency chief arrives in Israel for talks

Jun. 02, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The director of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog arrived in Israel on Thursday and is set to hold talks with top officials. The visit comes as Israel expresses mounting concerns about Iran's atomic activities and any return to the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran...

Israel says Iran spied on nuclear inspectors two decades ago

May. 31, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it has proof that Iran stole classified documents from the U.N. atomic energy agency nearly two decades ago and used them to conceal its nuclear activities from international inspectors. The documents appear to show that Iran was spying on the...

UN nuclear agency chief: Fukushima transparency important

May. 20, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency stressed the importance of transparency on Friday after visiting the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, where he observed preparations for the release of treated radioactive wastewater that has prompted concerns inside...