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IAEA’s visit to Iran could set stage for diplomacy or conflict

Al-Monitor – International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi arrived in Iran today following reports that Iran had produced particles of enriched uranium at 83.7%, close to the 90% required for weaponization. The IAEA Board of Governors meets next week in Vienna, and the US and its EU partners are considering another resolution of censure against Iran. US Iran Envoy Robert Malley told …

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US waiting for UN nuclear watchdog meetings in Iran before deciding next steps

Al-Arabia – The US is waiting for the head of the UN nuclear watchdog to meet with Iranian officials this weekend before deciding on its next steps in response to Tehran’s nuclear escalations, a State Department official said Wednesday. “We understand IAEA Director General Grossi will be in Tehran for high-level meetings this weekend, and we await the results of those discussions …

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Iran’s ‘enemies’ behind poison attacks on schoolgirls: Raisi

Al-Arabia – The ongoing wave of poison attacks on schoolgirls in Iran is a plot by Tehran’s “enemies” to create fear in the country’s schools, President Ebrahim Raisi said on Friday. “The enemy wants to create fear in schools and create chaos in various fields through insecurity and an atmosphere of fear and despair,” state news agency IRNA quoted Raisi as saying …

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U.S. Targets Iran-Linked Oil, Petrochemical Shippers In Latest Sanctions

RFL/RE – The United States said it was imposing sanctions on a number of Iranian-linked oil shippers and petrochemical firms, accusing them of violating U.S. restrictions. The moves, announced on March 2, were the latest effort by Washington to curtail Iranian oil smuggling. In a statement, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the sanctions targeted 11 firms and 20 …

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Prohibited Words, Arrests, Threats: Media Repression Continues In Iran

Iranwire – The ongoing wave of nationwide protests in Iran have become a battleground for a war of narratives. The Islamic Republic’s authorities and propaganda machine have sought to discredit the protests as being a result of foreign meddling and misinformation spread by Farsi-language media outlets based outside the country. Meanwhile, the authorities have tightly controlled domestic media to promote …

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