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Head of UN nuclear watchdog reported to be stepping down

Jul. 16, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations' nuclear watchdog says it can't confirm rumors that its director general is stepping down for health reasons. The International Atomic Energy Agency's press office told The Associated Press late Tuesday that Director General Yukiya Amano was "in contact with members of the...

Austria: Ukrainian businessman's US extradition on hold

Jul. 16, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's justice minister has approved the extradition to the U.S. of Ukrainian businessman Dymitro Firtash, but he can stay in Austria while a court considers a defense motion to reopen the case, authorities said Tuesday. Last month, Austria's Supreme Court of Justice ruled that Firtash...

US urges world powers to reject Iran's 'nuclear extortion'

Jul. 10, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The United States admonished world powers seeking to preserve a deal with Iran on its atomic program on Wednesday not to give in to "nuclear extortion" from Tehran, which has breached the pact's limitations in recent days in an attempt to get them to provide economic incentives to offset...

The Latest: Iran says US sanctions are 'warfare'

Jul. 10, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Iran says it's prepared to return to "full implementation" of its landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, but only when matched by the full compliance of "all participants." Iran has recently...

Iran breaches key uranium enrichment limit in nuclear deal

Jul. 8, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The acknowledgement by the spokesman of...

Top official says Iran ready for higher uranium enrichment

Jul. 6, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top aide to Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of a deadline it set Sunday for Europe to offer new terms to the accord. A video message by Ali Akbar Velayati included him saying that...

The Latest: US wants meeting with UN nuke agency on Iran

Jul. 5, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local): 9 p.m. The U.S. says it is requesting a special meeting of the board of the United Nations' nuclear agency to discuss the latest developments in Iran's atomic program. The U.S. said Friday its ambassador to international organizations...

Non-OPEC members back cartel's extension of production cuts

Jul. 2, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC members won the support Tuesday of other major oil producing nations to extend a production cut for another nine months in a bid to shore up prices at a time of waning demand. Member nations of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Monday agreed to the extension. With...

Iran breaches uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

Jul. 1, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the...

OPEC extends oil production cuts amid weaker demand outlook

Jul. 1, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC is extending its deal to cut production for another nine months in bid to keep oil prices from sagging as the oil cartel faces a weakening outlook for global demand. The decision among the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries came during a meeting Monday at...