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Iran Announces 4-Fold Increase in Low Enriched Uranium Production

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Iran has quadrupled the enriched uranium production rate to 3.67 percent purity, adding that the country would exceed the storage cap of 300 kilograms of nuclear fuel in the next two weeks, Fars News Agency reported Tuesday. Kamalvandi, speaking …

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Pakistan Blames US for Heightening Tensions with Iran

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday blamed the United States for heightening tensions with Iran in the ongoing crisis in the Persian Gulf and called on both sides to show restraint, Dawn news reported Friday. “We expect all sides to show restraint. … Pakistan desires that all issues should be settled …

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50 Migrant Deaths on Turkey-EU Route Since Start of Year

Turkey

ISTANBUL – Since the start of 2019, at least 50 migrants have died trying to reach the European Union from Turkey without regular documents, according to figures from Turkish authorities reported by Anadolu news agency. The majority of the victims died at the Turkey-Iran border, where every year tens of …

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Iran Shows “The Greatest Restraint” in the Face of US Tensions: Zarif

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran remains committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the withdrawal of the United States from the historic agreement, Irani foreign minister said Thursday calling the re-imposition of US sanctions unacceptable, The National reported. “The escalation by the United States is unacceptable,” Zarif said in …

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USA Not Seeking War with Iran: Pompeo

Pompeo

SOCHI – US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Tuesday that his country was not trying to wage war on Iran, despite a spike in tension that saw the Pentagon send nuclear-capable bombers to the region, Associated France Press reported Wednesday. Pompeo’s comments came during his first official visit …

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Two Saudi Oilers Among “Sabotaged” Vessels Off the UAE

Saudi

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia said two of its tankers were sabotaged off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during attacks that caused “significant damage” to ships, AlJazeera reported Monday. One of the ships was en route to recover Saudi oil destined for the United States, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said …

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EU Rejects Iran’s 60-Day Ultimatum on JCPOA

Iran

TEHRAN – The EU has rejected Iran’s ultimatum to JCPOA, which calls on the bloc to keep its commitments on the nuclear deal in the next two months, otherwise Tehran would start suspending its part, MNA reported Thursday. “We reject all ultimatums and we will assess Iran’s compliance on the …

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China Opposes US Unilateral Sanctions on Iran: Ministry of Commerce

China

BEIJING – China is opposed to unilateral US sanctions against Iran, and oil control measures will only worsen global energy market volatility, Reuters reported quoting the Ministry of Commerce. President Donald Trump on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran on the revenue from its industrial metals exports in Washington’s latest …

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Iran Gives 60 Days to Restart Enrichment

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran on Wednesday announced that it is withdrawing from “certain” obligations under the historic nuclear agreement of 2015 and has given 60 days to the world powers to protect Iran’s interests against US sanctions, under penalty of boosting uranium enrichment at high level, Radio Farda reported Wednesday. At …

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