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European Powers Put Iran on Notice Over Nuclear Deal

Britain, France and Germany took a first step toward reimposing international sanctions on Iran, seeking to pressure Tehran into returning to compliance with the 2015 pact that has limited the country’s nuclear activities. The move by the European powers, which say they remain committed to the 2015 nuclear deal and are seeking to save it, is their first significant response ...

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Europe Stands By Iran Nuclear Deal

The leaders of Germany, France and the U.K. will stand by the Iran nuclear deal, defying a call from President Donald Trump to abandon the 2015 pact. But they warned Iran that it must comply with the commitments within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), chiefly, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron ...

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Tehran, Moscow Begin Construction Of Bushehr Nuclear Reactor

Iran and Russia have started the construction of a second reactor at Iran’s sole nuclear power plant in Bushehr on the Gulf coast. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), and deputy chief of Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom, Alexander Lokshin, launched the new stage at a ceremony where concrete was poured for the reactor base. ...

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Saudi-Japan Cooperation Could Help Solve World’s Energy Problems

According to one of Japan’s leading business thinkers, cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Japan in energy could help solve some of the most intractable problems the world faces today. Nobuo Tanaka, chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), feels that the two countries could help stabilize global energy markets, and also defuse ...

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US Helped Iran Set Up Its Nuclear Programme

Iran’s desire to invest in a nuclear program dates back to the 1950s, when the country’s autocratic ruler Reza Shah Pahlavi, or the Shah of Iran, signed a treaty with the US in which Washington would help Tehran to build its nuclear program. As the Iranian Revolution toppled the Shah’s regime in the 1970 and Iran broke away from America’s ...

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Iran Would Take More Than Four Months To Develop Nuclear Bombs

Iran would take more than four months to make 1050 kilograms of low-enriched uranium, the first step to make one bomb. It would then need more time to further enrich it to weapons-grade, which takes less time with more enrichment centrifuges. There is a much lower risk of proliferation today than in 2013. Previously, Iran had more than 7000 kilograms ...

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Trump Calls For New Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump called for other world powers to abandon the nuclear accord, which is barely surviving after he withdrew the U.S. in 2018 and Iran has unraveled its cooperation since 2019. Instead, Trump urged those countries that remain in the deal to pursue negotiations over a new Iran nuclear deal. He attacked the existing one with misinformation. According to the ...

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Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits Near Iran Nuclear Power Plant

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck two towns in southern Iran near the Bushehr nuclear power plant but didn’t cause any casualties. Iran’s first nuclear plant, which was built by Russia, can survive an earthquake of a magnitude of up to 9 on the Richter scale, according to a report by the Center for Energy and Security ...

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Rosatom Suspends Work At Iran’s Nuclear Plant

Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has suspended work on revamping a factory at Iran’s Fordow nuclear complex due to an issue with uranium compatibility. In November, the United States said it would cease waiving punitive sanctions related to the Fordow plant from Dec. 15 – a move Russia condemned – after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site in ...

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