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Iran further increases its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels, watchdog says

May. 27, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels, according to a confidential report on Monday by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the latest in Tehran's attempts to steadily exert pressure on the international community. ...

Analysis: Iran's nuclear policy of pressure and talks likely to go on even after president's death

May. 21, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Iran's nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog into the country for...

Iran arrests 260 people, including 3 European citizens, for spreading 'satanism and nudity'

May. 17, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian police have arrested more than 260 people, including three European citizens, on suspicion of spreading satanism, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Friday. The report said the suspects were arrested on Thursday night in Shahryar...

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim 2 attacks in Gulf of Aden as Iran official renews nuclear bomb threats

May. 09, 2024 04:38 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Thursday claimed responsibility for two missile attacks in the Gulf of Aden on two Panama-flagged container ships that caused no damage. Meanwhile, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader again threatened that Tehran could build a nuclear weapon if it chose...

Iran and the UN nuclear agency are still discussing how to implement a 2023 deal on inspections

May. 07, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran and the United Nations' nuclear watchdog are still negotiating over how to implement a deal struck last year to expand inspections of the Islamic Republic's rapidly advancing atomic program, officials said Tuesday. The acknowledgment by the International...

The UN's nuclear watchdog chief will visit Iran next week as concerns rise about uranium enrichment

May. 01, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog will travel to Iran next week as Tehran's nuclear program enriches uranium a step away from weapons-grade levels and international oversight remains limited, officials said Wednesday. Rafael Mariano Grossi's visit...

North Korea sends a delegation to Iran in a growing effort to break its diplomatic isolation

Apr. 24, 2024 02:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A high-level North Korean economic delegation was on its way to Iran, the North's state media said Wednesday, for what would be the two countries’ first known talks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Embracing the idea of a “new Cold War,”...

Satellite photos suggest Iran air defense radar struck in Isfahan during apparent Israeli attack

Apr. 22, 2024 23:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Satellite photos taken Monday suggest an apparent Israeli retaliatory strike targeting Iran's central city of Isfahan hit a radar system for a Russian-made air defense battery, contradicting repeated denials by officials in Tehran of any damage in the assault. The...

Satellite image analyzed by AP shows damage after Iranian attack on Israeli desert air base

Apr. 20, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian attack on an Israeli desert air base last week as part of Tehran's unprecedented assault on the country damaged a taxiway, a satellite image analyzed by The Associated Press on Saturday shows. The overall damage done to Nevatim air base...

U.S. and UK sanction Iranian firms involved in drone production in response to Tehran's attack on Israel

Apr. 18, 2024 09:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and UK sanction Iranian firms involved in drone production in response to Tehran's attack on Israel.