World Jul 8, 2019

Iran to face more 'isolation and sanctions,' says top U.S. envoy

Iran will face further sanctions in response to its expected breach Sunday of a uranium enrichment cap, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "Iran's latest expansion of its nuclear program will lead to further isolation and sanctions," the top U.S. diplomat said on Twitter. Iran ...

Three days after submarine fire, Russia admits vessel was nuclear-powered

World Jul 4, 2019

Three days after submarine fire, Russia admits vessel was nuclear-powered

President Vladimir Putin disclosed Thursday for the first time that a top-secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting Russia's defense minister to assure him that its nuclear reactor had been contained. Russian officials have faced accusations of trying ...

Russia defense chief says some crew members survived sub inferno

World Jul 4, 2019

Russia defense chief says some crew members survived sub inferno

Some crew members have survived a fire that killed 14 sailors onboard one of the Russian navy's deep-sea research submersibles, the nation's defense minister said Wednesday. Sergei Shoigu didn't specify how many crew members were rescued from Monday's fire. Speaking at the navy's Arctic base ...

Iranian president vows to enrich uranium to 'any amount we want'

World Jul 3, 2019

Iranian president vows to enrich uranium to 'any amount we want'

Iran's president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions targeting the country. The ...

World Jul 1, 2019

Iran says it has exceeded enriched uranium stockpile limit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that Iran has exceeded a limit on its enriched uranium reserves set under a 2015 nuclear deal, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. "Iran has crossed the 300-kilogram limit based on its plan," Zarif told ISNA, saying ...