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Iran Moves to Increase Uranium Enrichment and Bar Nuclear Inspectors
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Farnaz Fassihi | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The law was ratified by Iran’s Guardian Council, an appointed body that oversees the elected government, on Wednesday. The order to enrich uranium at 20 percent would be a concern because it is considered to be close to the threshold of bomb-grade uranium, which can be as high as roughly 90 percent. Iran has said its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes though Israeli officials and some American intelligence officials believe that Iran has a secret weapons program. Iran had limited its enrichment to under 4 percent under the nuclear agreement, which the Trump administration abandoned in 2018. The law indicated the higher enrichment was contingent on continued sanctions against Iran, and demanded that European nations that are still party to the nuclear agreement provide relief from the American sanctions.
Persons: Hassan Rouhani, , Trump, ” David Albright Organizations: Iran’s Guardian Council, Iran, Institute for Science, International Security Locations: Iran, Washington
WASHINGTON — The assassination of a senior Iranian nuclear scientist shocked Iran's leadership but will not derail the country's nuclear program, which has been steadily advancing despite President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" policy, experts say. The United States and Western governments believe he oversaw a covert nuclear weapons program, which U.S. intelligence agencies say was shut down in 2003. Iran denies it ever had a nuclear weapons program, and it has accused Israel of orchestrating last week's assassination. But Iran's nuclear work continued unabated, and its know-how remains intact, experts said. Iran will be able to resume its nuclear weapons program if that's what Ayatollah Khamenei chooses to do, Lewis wrote.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Donald Trump's, Joe Biden, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Kelsey Davenport, Majid Asgaripour, Fakhrizadeh, Israel, , Alireza Miryousefi, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Davenport, Obama, Jeffrey Lewis, Lewis, Khamenei, Joe Biden's, Biden, Trump, Qassem Soleimani, Robert Malley, Malley, David Albright, Albright, U.N Organizations: Arms Control Association, Reuters, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, United Nations, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Former U.S, Obama White House, Group, Institute for Science, International Security, NBC News Locations: Iranian, Iran, Tehran, WANA, Damavand County, United States, U.S, Israel, Shahrud, Natanz, tatters, Fakhrizadeh deprives Iran
Explainer: How close is Iran to producing a nuclear bomb?
  + stars: | 2020-11-28 | by ( Francois Murphy | ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
VIENNA (Reuters) - A 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is being eroded and efforts to revive the pact face a new challenge with the killing of Tehran’s top nuclear scientist. It says its nuclear work only has civilian aims. * Enriched uranium - The deal limits Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium to 202.8 kg, a fraction of the more than eight tonnes it possessed before the deal. It can operate small numbers of more advanced models above ground without accumulating enriched uranium. U.S. intelligence agencies and the IAEA believe Iran once had a nuclear weapons programme that it halted.
Persons: Heinz, Peter Bader, Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Biden, Barack Obama, David Albright Organizations: United Nations, REUTERS, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA Locations: VIENNA, Iran, Vienna, Tehran, Washington, IRAN, Natanz
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement if Iran abides by the deal, but both sides will have to race against the clock and navigate a political minefield to reach that goal. Iran and the bombThe 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers lifted punishing economic sanctions on Tehran in return for strict limits on Iran's nuclear activities. If Iran returns to strict compliance with the nuclear deal, the United States would rejoin the agreement as a starting point for follow-on negotiations," Biden wrote. Iran faces shortages of medicine and medical equipment, including insulin, drugs for cancer treatment, influenza vaccine and test kits for the coronavirus, according to Iranian officials. Conservative gainsWithout a deal before Iran's June 2021 elections, Biden may have no willing counterpart to negotiate a deal.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden's, Hassan Rouhani, Biden, Rouhani, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Mohammad Berno, Ellie Geranmayeh, Trump, Naysan Rafati, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Yousef Al Otaiba, Richard Dalton, Dalton, David Albright, Mike Pompeo, " Pompeo, Qassim Soliemani, Katherine Bauer, Bauer, Iran's, Ali Khamenei Organizations: WASHINGTON, Washington, Biden, European Council, Foreign Relations, Group, Trump, International Atomic Energy Agency ., Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, AFP, Getty, Congress, Tel, Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies, Saudi, United Arab, Institute for Science, International Security, Wednesday, Islamic, Covid, Treasury Department, Washington Institute for Near, Conservative, Iran's Locations: Iran, Washington, Tehran, U.S, Bushehr, United States, United, Georgia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, British, Islamic Republic, Iraq, Iranian, American, Syria, Yemen
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