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Iran names suspect in Natanz nuclear plant attack

State television identifies suspect in 11 April sabotage as 43-year-old Reza Karimi vowing to repatriate himIran has named a suspect in the attack on its Natanz nuclear facility that damaged centrifuges there, saying he had fled the country “hours before” the sabotage happened.While the extent of the damage from the 11 April sabotage remains unclear, it comes as Iran tries to negotiate with world powers over allowing the US to re-enter its tattered nuclear deal and lift the economic sanctions it...
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Biden is running out of time to dodge Trump's traps with Iran

President Joe Biden and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Despite calling for a return to the Iran nuclear deal, President Joe Biden has yet to do so while in office. The window of opportunity to revive the deal is closing, and Biden needs to act quickly and boldly to clear the political traps set by Trump. Emma Belcher is president of Ploughshares Fund. See more stories on Insider's business page. The future of the Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance, an...
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France, Germany and UK raise concern over Iran’s nuclear plans

Three European countries say there is no ‘credible civilian need’ for enriching uranium to 60%France, Germany and the UK have warned that Iran took a dangerous step towards the production of a nuclear weapon by enriching uranium to levels for which there is no “credible civilian need”.Tehran, which claims its nuclear ambitions are limited to creating energy, announced this week it was boosting its levels of uranium enrichment to 60%, just short of weapons-grade purity. The 2015 nuclear deal only...
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Iran says it will enrich uranium to highest level ever after apparent Israeli attack on key nuclear facility

Russia's FM Lavrov meets with Iran's FM Zarif in Moscow Reuters Iran says it's going to enrich uranium to 60% purity, much closer to weapons-grade levels (90%). This could complicate efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. This announcement came after an apparent Israeli attack on an important Iranian nuclear facility. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iran on Tuesday said it will enrich uranium to 60% purity, the highest level its nuclear program has ever seen...
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Iran to boost uranium enrichment levels in wake of Israeli attack

Tehran responds as foreign minister accuses Israel of ‘bad gamble’ in targeting Natanz nuclear plantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIran is to boost its levels of uranium enrichment to 60%, just short of weapons grade purity, in response to Israel’s attack on the Natanz nuclear facility, the country’s deputy foreign minister has announced.Seyed Abbas Araghchi broke the news as he arrived in Vienna for the start of Wednesday’s talks on how to revive the 2015 nuclear de...
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Natanz nuclear site attack: Iran accuses Israel of ‘bad gamble’

Javad Zarif says alleged Israeli action will only strengthen Tehran’s position in nuclear deal talks Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Iranian foreign minister has accused Israel of making a “very bad gamble” following an attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear site, which he said would only make negotiations over Tehran’s return to a 2015 nuclear deal more difficult.“Israel played a very bad gamble if it thought that the attack will weaken Iran’s hand in the nuclear talks,...
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Natanz nuclear plant attack ‘will set back Iran’s programme by nine months’

US intelligence sources believe Israel was behind Saturday’s cyber-attack on heavily guarded facilityThe cyber-attack on the heavily guarded Natanz plant in Iran will set back Tehran’s nuclear programme by nine months, US intelligence sources have claimed.Iran’s foreign ministry has blamed Israel for the attack, and though Israel has not confirmed responsibility, its security officials have done little to dispel the notion. Continue reading...
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‘Accident’ at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility – video

Iran announced on Saturday that it had started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges at Natanz, in breach of its undertakings under a 2015 nuclear deal and days after the start of talks on rescuing the accord. The following day a spokesperson for Iran’s civilian nuclear programme said an 'accident' had happened at the facility's electrical distribution grid. Behrouz Kamalvandi says the reason for the loss in power is unknown and will be investigated but there were no injuries and no contami...
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‘Accident’ at Iran’s Natanz nuclear plant as new uranium enrichment starts

Spokesman says accident hit the Natanz electrical distribution grid, a day after Iran switched on new centrifugesA spokesman for Iran’s civilian nuclear programme said an “accident” struck the electrical distribution grid of the Natanz nuclear facility, a day after the government announced it was starting up new uranium enrichment centrifuges.Behrouz Kamalvandi announced the accident on Sunday, saying there were no injuries and no pollution. A mysterious explosion in July 2020 damaged Natanz’s a...
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Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden is vying to restore

Donald Trump holds up a copy of the memorandum he signed, enacting a US departure from the Iran deal. AP Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top foreign policy goal. Trump withdrew from the deal in May 2018, pushing tensions with Iran to historic heights. Reviving the deal will be hard, but there's been signs of progress at diplomatic talks in Vienna. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. President Joe Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top ...
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Iran nuclear talks to continue next week after breakthrough

Iranian deputy foreign minister says all Trump-imposed sanctions must be lifted to revive dealTalks on the terms for the US and Iran to come back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal are to resume next week after making sufficient progress since Tuesday’s breakthrough agreement on a roadmap for both sides.The US has not been in direct talks with the Iranian delegation in Vienna this week but is relaying messages mainly to European members of the body that oversees the deal. Continue readin...
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Iran nuclear deal talks: the key issues on the Vienna negotiating table

As talks resume, Iran and the signatories to the 2015 agreement face a web of sanctions to untangleA joint commission responsible for overseeing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is looking for a way for the US to rejoin the agreement – abandoned under Donald Trump – and lift its sanctions on Tehran, and for Iran to end its retaliatory breaching of the limits placed on its nuclear programme. Continue reading...
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The biggest impediment to a new nuclear deal with Iran? Domestic politics | Holly Dagres

Though a return to the JCPOA seems likely, both Washington and Tehran have complex internal obstacles to overcomeThe United States and Iran are in a staring contest, and neither wants to blink first – at least that’s how the BBC Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen, described the current political impasse.Since president Joe Biden took office on 20 January, the countries have been locked in a stalemate over the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), which the Donald Trump administration withdre...
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The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran that are 'inconsistent' with the 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western Democracy "fragile." Reuters The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran "inconsistent" with the 2015 nuclear deal. The State Department did not offer specifics on what sanctions might be lifted. The US and Iran are involved in indirect talks in Vienna as part of an effort to revive the deal. See more stories on Insider's business page. The State Department on Wednesday said that the US is willing to lift sanctions on Iran that are "inc...
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Map to rescue Iran nuclear deal agreed in Vienna talks

Hopes rise of lifting Trump sanctions and bringing Iran and US to compliance in two months A broad roadmap designed to rescue the Iran nuclear deal undermined by Donald Trump has been agreed in talks in Vienna, with the aim of bringing Iran and the US back into compliance in as little as two months.Two working groups have been set up to examine the economic sanctions on Iran that the US will need to lift to come back into compliance with UN security council resolutions, and the steps Iran will n...
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Roadmap to rescue Iran nuclear deal agreed in Vienna talks

Hopes rise of lifting Trump sanctions and bringing Iran and US to compliance in two months A broad roadmap designed to rescue the Iran nuclear deal undermined by Donald Trump has been agreed in talks in Vienna, with the aim of bringing Iran and the US back into compliance in as little as two months.Two working groups have been set up to examine the economic sanctions on Iran that the US will need to lift to come back into compliance with UN security council resolutions, and the steps Iran will n...
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Iran says nuclear deal talks solely about how fast US will lift sanctions

Vienna discussions likely to determine only if there is pathway to settlement, both sides say Iran has said that indirect talks being held with the US in Vienna about the future of its nuclear deal with the west are solely about how quickly and verifiably the US will lift the array of sanctions imposed on Tehran during Donald Trump’s presidency.An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, reiterated that Iran would come back into full compliance within hours once the US verifiably l...
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US and Iran hold indirect talks over nuclear deal

Prospect of early breakthrough unlikely over accord abandoned three years ago by WashingtonIran and the United States will hold indirect talks in Vienna on Tuesday aimed at bringing both countries back into full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned three years ago.Iran has steadily overstepped the accord’s limits on its nuclear programme in response to Washington’s withdrawal from the accord in 2018 and its reimposition of sanctions that have crippled its economy. Cont...
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US and Iran to hold indirect talks on the nuclear deal in Vienna, a first step toward a major goal for Biden

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrives in New Delhi Reuters The US and Iran will participate in talks in Vienna about the 2015 nuclear deal. But US and Iranian officials will not hold direct talks. Regardless, this is a major step toward restoring the deal - a top priority for Biden. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US and Iran will send officials to Vienna next week to participate in talks aimed at restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but they will not communic...
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Iran and US on track to return to nuclear deal, says Russia

Virtual talks between parties to JCPOA produce agreement to meet in person next weekTehran and Washington are on the right track to come back into compliance with the Iran nuclear deal but progress will not be easy, Russia has said following virtual talks.In a positive sign the parties have agreed to meet formally in person in Vienna on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Hopes rise of breakthrough on US return to Iran nuclear deal

Statement following talks sparks optimism that unexpected progress has been madeA potential breakthrough in the apparently deadlocked efforts to bring the US back into the nuclear deal with Iran is on the horizon after secret diplomatic talks in Frankfurt this week.The joint commission, the body that brings together the existing signatories to the deal, will meet virtually on Friday to discuss the outcome of Monday’s meeting amid growing optimism that unexpected progress has been made. Continue ...
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in court in Tehran on second set of charges

Lawyer for British-Iranian dual national held since 2016 ‘very hopeful’ she will be acquittedNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian dual national detained since 2016, faced a second set of charges on Sunday in Iran’s revolutionary court in Tehran.She was freed from house arrest last Sunday at the end of a five-year prison sentence, but because she had been summoned to court again on the other charge, she has not been allowed to leave the country to return to her family. Continue reading....
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Iran and IAEA clear potential roadblock to talks with US on nuclear deal

European nations to shelve censure motion after agreement to hold technical meetingsA potential roadblock to talks between Iran and the US on the future of the nuclear deal has been cleared after the UN nuclear inspectorate said it had won Iran’s agreement to return to Tehran to hold focused talks on doubts over the veracity of the country’s previous declarations about its nuclear sites.Rafael Grossi, the director general of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, said Iran and IAEA inspect...
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Rockets hit Iraqi base with US troops less than a week after Biden officials said Syria strikes would 'de-escalate' tensions in the region

US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq, on January 13, 2020. John Davison/Reuters An Iraqi base hosting US troops was targeted with 10 rockets on Wednesday. The attack came less than a week after Biden ordered strikes in Syria. The Biden administration claimed those strikes would "de-escalate" tensions in the region. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. An Iraqi base hosting US troops was targeted with at...
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Iran says it won't attend talks with US over nuclear deal

Biden committed to returning to 2015 agreement, but US will not discuss measures before formal talksThe Iranian foreign ministry has announced it was not willing to attend EU brokered talks with America over the future of the Iran nuclear deal because the US has not done enough to lift sanctions against Iran.The Biden administration, committed to returning to the 2015 nuclear deal, had said it was willing to attend talks, but would discuss the kinds of measures it was willing to take to lift US ...
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Iran says it will not attend talks with US over nuclear deal

New impasse as Tehran accuses Washington of not doing enough to lift sanctions against itThe Iranian foreign ministry has announced it is not willing to attend EU-brokered talks with the US over the future of the Iran nuclear deal because Washington has not done enough to lift sanctions against Tehran.The Biden administration, committed to returning to the 2015 nuclear deal, had said it was willing to attend talks, but would discuss what it would take to lift US sanctions at the negotiating tabl...
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Iran threatens to quit IAEA pact over censure from west

US seeking resolution to express ‘deepening concern’ over Iran’s cooperation with UN nuclear agencyIran has threatened to pull out of a deal struck with UN weapons inspectors last weekend if western countries go ahead with plans to censure it over its failure to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Authority.Western leaders are planning to table a motion at the IAEA next week condemning Iran for pulling out of the overarching agreement with the UN body giving inspectors access to...
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The Guardian view on the Iranian nuclear deal: hopes grow for the JCPOA, but time is tight | Editorial

Donald Trump tried to wreck the agreement. Can the Biden administration and Tehran find a solution? Good news does not always arrive in obvious forms. Six years ago, the Iran nuclear deal was a diplomatic triumph earned by a long and painful process. This weekend saw a much more modest but equally necessary victory. Though Iran has reduced the International Atomic Energy Agency’s access for ensuring compliance with the deal, a three-month agreement reached on Sunday will allow continued monitori...
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IAEA and Iran strike three-month deal over nuclear inspections

Agreement paves way for diplomatic talks between Tehran and the US over sanctionsThe UN’s nuclear inspectorate has struck a three-month deal with Iran giving it sufficient continued access to verify any nuclear activity in the country, opening the space for wider political and diplomatic talks between Tehran and the US.Iran will go ahead with its threat to withdraw this week from the additional protocol, the agreement that gives inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) intru...
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Iran pushes ahead with plan to cut UN nuclear inspections

Restrictive regime will be imposed this week, including removing access to camera feeds at nuclear sitesIran has brushed aside European calls to suspend its plan to cut back on UN inspections of its nuclear sites and will impose a new restrictive regime this week, including stopping weapons inspectors from accessing camera feeds at nuclear facilities. Snap visits to sites by UN inspectors will also be banned, Iranian foreign ministry officials said. Continue reading...
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