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Iran can Raise Uranium Enrichment Beyond 20%

Iran

DUBAI, UAE – A senior Iranian nuclear official said Saturday that the clock was ticking for other parties to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal and that it had the capacity to raise its uranium enrichment beyond 20%, although it had no plans to do so for the time being, VoA …

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US Defense Chief Signals Iran ‘Inching’ Could Lead Toward Talks

US

WASHINGTON – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has hinted that Iran might be nearer to an opportunity for new talks despite Tehran’s latest move away from adherence to international curbs on its nuclear activities, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Friday. The statement came hours after Tehran told the European Union …

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Iran to Develop Centrifuges for Faster Uranium Enrichment

Uranium

TEHRAN – Iran said it would take another step in the 2015 nuclear deal by starting to develop centrifuges to accelerate its uranium enrichment, but it also gave the European powers two more months to try to save the multilateral pact. Moreover, the United States refused to soften its economic …

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Iran Must Return to Nuclear Deal only with Oil Credit Line

Iran

TEHRAN – A senior Iranian official confirmed on Wednesday that Tehran would no longer meet its commitment to nuclear power if its oil sales reach $15 billion over four months, as stipulated in the French project to rescue the agreement, Fars News Agency reported Wednesday. France has proposed to offer …

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Japan will not Join U.S.-led Maritime Coalition in Gulf

Japan

TOKYO – Japan will not join a U.S.-led security mission to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, but will consider deploying its naval force independently, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday. Though, the United States is Japan’s most important ally, Tokyo has fostered economic ties with Iran, …

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Iran, China Weigh Plans to Broaden Strategic Ties

Iran

BEIJING – The foreign ministers of Iran and China have emphasized the need to expand the strategic relations between Tehran and Beijing in various fields with an eye to a long-term road map, Irani media reported Tuesday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held …

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