Contents tagged with Iran nuclear deal

  • Iran threatens to restore uranium enrichment

    Iran would to restore uranium enrichment if Europe supports US sanctions, stated the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in an interview for Der Spiegel.

    Zarif claims that the European Union did not respond appropriately to the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement.

    “Europeans and other signatories must act to compensate for the consequences of US sanctions,” he said and stressed that first of all this concerns the banking system and oil business.

    In the event of a violation of …

  • Kremlin: Russia, Iran, and China will develop a defense against US sanctions

    The Russian Foreign Ministry intends to develop together with Iran, China, and other governments an “echeloned defense” against US sanctions,  stated Russian deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

    “We see the readiness and determination of the Iranians to keep JCPOA functional (The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to resolve the situation around the Iran nuclear deal). There is an understanding that keeping this agreement is in the interests of all …

  • Iran renews negotiations with Russia on construction of a new nuclear power plant

    According to the Tasnim news agency, Iran renewed negotiations with Russia on the construction of a new nuclear power plant that will be able to produce up to 3,000 megawatts of electricity, announced Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanyan on Saturday.

    At present, Iran has the opportunity to produce nuclear power at a reactor with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, reported Tasnim.

    Iran already has one Russian nuclear reactor located in Busher. It was the first reactor launched in the country. …

  • Iran decides to bring enriched uranium back from Russia

    Tehran has decided to bring back the batches of highly enriched uranium from Russia which it had removed from the country as part of the nuclear deal, reported the Fars news agency, citing Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

    “When we signed the nuclear deal, we stopped production of 20% fuel and deposited the excessive fuel in Russia in nearly 10 batches. We received the first batch nearly seven months ago and the second batch is about to be …

  • US Senators warn France, Germany and Great Britain against evading Iranian sanctions

    Ten US Senators sent a letter to the Embassies of Germany, Great Britain and France, urging them to deepen transatlantic cooperation against Iran and warning them against evading sanctions against the country, as stated on the website of one of the document’s signatories, Senator Ted Cruz.

    "We write to urge you to comply with all American sanctions but also to emphasize we would consider it particularly troubling if you sought to evade or undermine American statutes. First, these statutes …

  • Iran threatens to block oil exports from the Persian Gulf

    Iran has reacted to American sanctions by warning that the Iranian government will be forced to cut off oil exports from the Persian Gulf if its own exports are cut off.

    According to a statement on July 21st, the Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has supported Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s proposal to block oil exports from the Persian Gulf. His website states that Rouhani’s statements were “important remarks, which reflect the policy and perspective” of Iran, according to …

  • Iran threatens to resume uranium enrichment after US withdraws from nuclear deal

    At a joint press conference with European Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said that he does not rule out the possibility that the Islamic Republic of Iran will resume uranium enrichment, Interfax reported.

    "In front of us there is a choice from many possibilities; we can resume enrichment of uranium up to 20%," the official said.

    "If the other side keeps itself committed to its promises, we also will keep them. Our policy is …

  • Lavrov: US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal threatens to destabilize Middle East

    TASS news agency reports that Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, said the US withdrawal from the Tehran nuclear deal threatens to destabilize the Middle East.

    "As for unilateral US sanctions, there's nothing we can do about that. But this is another thing; it cannot concern lifting sanctions introduced by the UN Security Council. This [decision] is not subject to revision," said Lavrov.

    According to the Minister, the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the …

  • Israeli Army holds a special draft call for reservists

    The Israeli Defense Forces or IDF launched a special draft call on Tuesday for reservists in accordance with specific needs after President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran, TASS reports, citing a spokesman for the IDF.

    "We’re holding a special call up [of reservists] in accordance with specific needs," the spokesman said to the news agency.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Israel put the troops on the northern border on a state of high alert, deployed air …

  • Kremlin: the world will become unsafe if US withdraws from Iran nuclear deal

    According to the official representative of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, the world would become unsafe if the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is unilaterally terminated by the United States. Representative Maria Zakharova believes that if the U.S. puts into action its statement that it can withdraw from the JCPOA, the act will be considered a threat to international legal principles, RIA Novosti reports.

    “It will not bring any added value to world peace and …