Tag - iran-nuclear-deal



The effort by the United Kingdom, France and Germany to ramp up pressure was also visible this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency, where they successfully pushed a resolution critical of Iran despite U.S. reservations.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 7, 2024
Europeans detail Iran's nuclear violations in diplomatic gambit
The move by Britain, France and Germany is said to be aimed at pressuring Tehran into resolving the issue diplomatically.
The Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna in June 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 6, 2024
Iran censured by atomic watchdog as date for end of sanctions draws closer
International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors have reported that Iran hasn’t helped them resolve a probe into uranium particles at undeclared locations.
The Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on June 5, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 4, 2024
Draft IAEA resolution presses Iran on particles and inspectors
The new text calls on Iran to cooperate without delay, including by letting the International Atomic Energy Agency take samples if it needs to.
Iran is now enriching uranium to up to 60% purity and has enough material enriched to that level, if enriched further, for two nuclear weapons, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency's theoretical definition.
Apr 19, 2024
As the 2015 nuclear deal crumbles, how close is Iran to weaponization?
With the possibility of Israel retaliating, a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander said the nation might review its "nuclear doctrine."
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 29, 2023
EU intends to maintain missile sanctions on Iran beyond expiry of 2015 pact
Current measures that limit Tehran's nuclear program in return for relief from economic controls are set to expire on Oct. 18 under a U.N. resolution that enshrined the earlier deal.
Japan Times
May 8, 2023
Smoldering Iran nuclear crisis risks catching fire
A renewed crisis over Iran would come at a bad time for the U.S., which is focused on maintaining allies' support for the war in Ukraine and on rallying countries to push back on China.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2023
Chinese-brokered deal upends Middle East diplomacy and challenges U.S.
The Americans, who have been the central actors in the Middle East for the past three-quarters of a century, now find themselves on the sidelines during a moment of significant change.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2023
China role in Saudi-Iran deal a tricky test for U.S.
The surprise deal to restore diplomatic ties offers much for the United States to be intrigued about. It also contains an element sure to make officials in Washington deeply uneasy.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2023
Nuclear inspectors in Iran find uranium enriched to 84% purity
Iran had previously told the IAEA that its centrifuges were configured to enrich uranium to a 60% level of purity.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 20, 2022
What Putin wants from Iran and why Tehran might be cautious
A budding courtship between Russia and Iran is an unwelcome development for the West that the United States will watch with concern, but it falls well short of a geopolitical game changer.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2022
U.S. and Israel push Arab allies for joint defense pact amid Iran tensions
The two allies are seeking to lay the groundwork for an alliance with Arab states that would connect air-defense systems to combat Iranian drone and missile attacks in the Middle East.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2022
Rise of Arab-Israel axis pushes Iran to redouble nuclear talks push
Growing worries about warming relations between Israel and its former Arab foes have pushed Tehran to keep the diplomatic ball rolling.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2022
Trump’s shadow looms over fading Iran nuclear talks
With no compromise in sight and Iran making steady progress toward nuclear capability, the Biden administration could soon face a stark choice.
Japan Times
May 13, 2022
Biden’s hopes for Iran deal fade just when world needs oil most
For Iran, $100 per barrel oil has mitigated the urgency to secure sanctions relief. Crude prices have almost doubled since talks began a year ago.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2022
Russia says it has written guarantees on Iran nuclear deal
However, Western officials said they were not sure if Russia was satisfied by guarantees it could carry out nuclear projects under the deal, or if it wanted to develop closer ties to Iran.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2022
France warns Russia against blackmail over Iran nuclear talks
Moscow has demanded a U.S. guarantee that sanctions it faces over Ukraine will not hurt its trade with Tehran.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2022
Iran says it has agreed on roadmap with IAEA to resolve nuclear issues
The announcement comes as all parties involved in indirect talks between Tehran and Washington aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear pact have said they were close to reaching an agreement.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2022
U.S. and allies close to reviving nuclear deal with Iran, officials say
A return to a 2015 accord is on the table, but the next decisions are up to the new government in Tehran, the Biden administration says.
Japan Times
Dec 15, 2021
European powers say they are nearing end of road to save Iran deal
The comments suggest indirect U.S.-Iran talks on preserving the pact may be approaching collapse, with all sides seeking to avoid being held responsible.
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2021
China asserts nuclear influence before key Iran deal talks
China is drawing a link between nuclear talks and a Western submarine pact in the Pacific, potentially adding another obstacle to the tortured process of reaching a deal with Iran.


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