World Jul 2, 2020

'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear site

An "incident” damaged an under-construction building Thursday near Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though it did not affect its centrifuge operations or cause any release of radiation, a spokesman said. The affected building, described as an "industrial shed," was above ground and not part ...

Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact

World Jun 24, 2020

Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact

Iran would be open to talks with the United States if Washington apologizes for exiting a 2015 nuclear deal and compensates Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, cautioning that U.S. calls for discussions were insincere. The confrontation between arch foes Tehran and Washington ...

U.N.'s nuclear chief to Iran: Cooperate or face new crisis

World Mar 4, 2020

U.N.'s nuclear chief to Iran: Cooperate or face new crisis

Iran risks triggering a new crisis if it does not cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog after failing to answer its questions about past nuclear activities at three sites and denying it access to two of them, its chief said on Tuesday. Rafael Grossi, who ...

Iran curbs internet before possible new protests, reports say

World Dec 26, 2019

Iran curbs internet before possible new protests, reports say

Iran's authorities have restricted mobile internet access in several provinces, an Iranian news agency reported on Wednesday, a day before new protests were expected to kick off following calls for demonstrations on social media. Social media posts, along with some relatives of people killed in ...

Do whatever it takes: How Khamenei ordered crackdown on Iranian unrest

World Dec 26, 2019

Do whatever it takes: How Khamenei ordered crackdown on Iranian unrest

After days of protests across Iran last month, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appeared impatient. Gathering his top security and government officials together, he issued an order: Do whatever it takes to stop them. That order, confirmed by three sources close to the supreme leader's ...

Iran's Hassan Rouhani calls on Japan to help save nuclear deal

National / Politics Dec 24, 2019

Iran's Hassan Rouhani calls on Japan to help save nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called on Japan to help save the 2015 nuclear deal with practical economic support, welcoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's de-escalation initiatives. "The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes any efforts and diplomatic initiatives of friendly countries, including Japan, for salvaging ...