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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Iran ready for ‘second phase’ in scaling back nuclear deal commitments

Al-Monitor – “The European measures have been insufficient … and the Islamic Republic will proceed with the second phase of reducing its commitments,” said Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif July 1, after he officially confirmed that his country’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium had exceeded 300 kilograms, a level set by the 2015 nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). …

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EU powers resist calls for Iran sanctions after breach of nuclear deal

Guardian – European leaders have resisted calls to start reimposing sanctions on Iran after the country said it had for the first time broken the terms of the nuclear deal it signed with foreign powers in 2015. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Monday it had allowed its stockpile of low-enriched uranium to exceed 300kg. The move is a …

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Macron Calls On Iran To ‘Immediately’ Reduce Enriched Uranium Stockpile

AFP – French President Emmanuel Macron called on Iran Tuesday to “immediately” reduce its enriched uranium reserves, a day after Tehran announced it had breached limits under a 2015 nuclear deal to retaliate against new US sanctions. In a statement, Macron said he had “noted with concern” Tehran’s overstepping of the limit set in the 2015 deal with world powers …

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China ‘Regrets’ Iran’s Decision To Exceed Uranium Limit

AFP – China said Tuesday it regrets Iran’s decision to exceed a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal, but said US “maximum pressure is the root cause” of tensions. Iran said Monday it had made good on its warning that it would breach the limit, prompting US President Donald Trump to warn that Tehran was “playing …

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Exiled Prince Says Iran’s Crisis Results From Interventions In Other Countries

Radiofarda – Iran’s exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi says the current crisis in Iran is the result of Islamic Republic’s policies in the past four decades and its interventions in regional countries. Reza Pahlavi, who is one of Iran’s top opposition leaders in a statement published on his Twitter account says the policy of interfering in the affairs of neighboring countries are aimed …

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Fire At Petrochemical Facility In Iran Kills One, Injures Another

Radiofarda – One person has died and another injured in a fire at an oil products processing facility near the western city of Kermanshah, the local director of the crisis management department announced on Monday, July 1. The fire broke out early morning on Monday, July 1 in a factory processing oil material near Kermanshah, the capital city of Kermanshah …

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Former IRGC Commander Says Iran Should Negotiate With The US

Radiofarda – A former joint chiefs’ commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) had said that Iran should negotiate with the United States, on its own initiative. Hossein Alaee in a speech on June 30 told his audience that “we cannot leave aside negotiations, whether at the apex of power or in a position of weakness”, the official IRNA …

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Families Of Jailed Iran Ecologists Once Again Demand Their Release

Radiofarda – In an open letter to the head of the Islamic Republic judiciary, some relatives of eight imprisoned ecologists in Iran have called for the immediate release of their loved ones. The families who signed the letter insist that eighteen months after their detention, the Justice Department and “intelligence agents” affiliated with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have …

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What Does Iran Need To Make A Nuclear Bomb?

Radiofarda – Making a nuclear bomb is a complex process. The first challenge is getting hold of the radioactive raw material required. Uranium is one option. Commercially available, it also occurs naturally. However it is made up of two isotopes: 99.3 percent is uranium-238 and 0.7 percent is uranium-235. Only the latter is used to produce nuclear energy.To separate the …

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