Nuclear energy in Iran
Iran moves further from nuclear deal, alarming Russia, France
Iran has stepped up work at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, state TV reported on Nov. 6, a move France said showed for the first time that Tehran explicitly planned to quit a deal with world powers that curbed its atomic work.
Iran's Rouhani announces another break from nuclear deal
Iran's president announced on Nov. 5 that Tehran will begin injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges, the latest step away from its nuclear deal with world powers since President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord over a year ago.
Big powers: You've been warned
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, the three signatories to the agreement said that, in the event of new breaches of the agreement, they would launch a special dispute mechanism.
In that case, the entire nuclear deal would fail and the UN could re-impose sanctions on Iran.
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Iran vows to lead Gulf security, as US sends more troops
Iran's president said on Sept. 22 his country should lead regional security in the strategic Persian Gulf and warned against the presence of foreign forces, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. deployed more troops to boost security for its Arab allies.
Iran's Zarif questions US coalition for "'peaceful resolution' in Middle East
Iran's foreign minister on Sept. 20 questioned U.S. plans for a coalition for a "peaceful resolution" in the Middle East while listing repeated Iranian diplomatic initiatives.
Iran slams European powers as nuclear deal unravels
Iran's atomic agency chief hit out Sept. 8 at European powers, saying their broken promises gave the Islamic republic little choice but to scale back its commitments under a nuclear deal.
IAEA head Feruta in Tehran for talks after Iran steps away from nuclear deal
Acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Cornel Feruta arrived in Tehran on Sunday for high-level meetings with Iranian officials, AFP reports citing Iranian news agency ISNA.
EU has failed to fulfill 2015 deal commitments, says Iran's nuclear chief
Iran's nuclear chief said on Sept. 8 the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal have failed to fulfill their commitments under the pact, a day after Tehran announced further breaches of limits on its nuclear activity set by the pact.
Iran takes further step to scale back nuclear commitments
Iran said on Sept. 6 it had taken a step to further downgrade its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with the world's most powerful nations, according to Iranian media, in retaliation to U.S. sanctions reimposed on Tehran.
Iran to develop centrifuges for faster uranium enrichment
Iran on Sept. 4 said it would take another step away from a 2015 nuclear deal by starting to develop centrifuges to speed up its uranium enrichment but it also gave European powers two more months to try to save the multilateral pact.