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Iran unveils new nuclear facilities
Iran has unveiled the country's newest advanced nuclear centrifuge in a ceremony to mark the National Nuclear Technology Day.
Vienna talks offer hope for survival of Iran nuclear deal
The European Union is chairing a new round of negotiations in order to make all parties of the landmark deal return to compliance.
Remaining Iran nuclear deal countries meet in effort to bring back US
Officials from Iran and five other world powers who remain part of the Iran Nuclear Deal are to meet on Tuesday, amid efforts to bring the US back to the accord.
France urges Iran to avoid nuclear escalation ahead of talks
Washington and Tehran said they would take part in indirect talks in Vienna next week, nearly three years after President Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran and other world powers ready to welcome back US to nuclear deal
Former US President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the landmark nuclear deal in 2018 but Joe Biden has indicated that the U.S. would be willing to rejoin.
Iran charges French tourist with spying and ‘spreading propaganda’
It’s the latest in a series of cases against foreigners at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the West.
United Arab Emirates
Israeli-owned cargo ship docks in Dubai after mysterious blast
The unexplained blast has raised security concerns for shipping in the Gulf of Oman amid heightened tensions with Iran.
Iran begins restricting international inspections of nuclear plants
State TV reported the country had officially begun restrictions on nuclear inspections, in what is seen as a bid to pressure the west into lifting sanctions and restore the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran agrees to maintain nuclear surveillance temporarily
Iran’s parliament in December approved a bill that would suspend part of UN inspections of its nuclear facilities if European signatories do not provide relief from oil and banking sanctions by Tuesday, February 23.
US eyes return to Iran nuclear deal by reversing Trump-era sanctions
The move by the new Biden administration comes ahead of a planned EU-led meeting to discuss a return to the Iran nuclear deal
EU has role in salvaging Iran deal, says Tehran UN envoy
"There are specific roles in that the EU can play and should play," says Tehran's United Nations Ambassador, Majid Takht-Ravanchi.
France, Germany and UK tell Iran to stop producing uranium metal
The European countries said in a joint statement they were “deeply concerned” by Iran’s announcement it would produce uranium metal, a violation of the 2015 nuclear treaty.
Iran says it has started enriching uranium up to 20%
It comes amid escalating tensions with the US and marks the Middle Eastern country's largest breach of the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with several other countries.
Iran tells UN inspectors it plans to enrich uranium to 20%
This would push the country's programme a technical step away from weapons-grade levels as it increases pressure on the West over its tattered atomic deal.
France, Germany and UK brand Iran’s nuclear plans ‘deeply worrying’
Iranian plans to build three advanced centrifuges, in contravention of the Iran Nuclear Deal, are “deeply worrying” according to the governments of France, Germany and the UK.
Iran's president opposes bill that would boost uranium enrichment
The bill would suspend U.N. inspections and require the government to resume enriching uranium to 20% if European nations fail to provide relief from crippling U.S. sanctions on the country's oil and banking sectors.
Trump administration declares UN sanctions on Iran 'restored'
Mike Pompeo has said that UN sanctions on Iran are restored in a move that most other countries consider illegal.
UN atomic watchdog chief to head to Iran as global tensions simmer
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi's visit to Iran comes as tensions mount between the United States and Europe over nuclear-related economic sanctions.
EU rejects US motion to restore UN sanctions against Iran
The EU argues that as the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, it cannot demand a snapback of sanctions.
UN Security Council rejects US demand to extend Iran arms embargo
Only the Dominican Republic supported the Trump administration resolution out of the 15 members on the security council. Russia and China opposed the resolution and eleven other nations abstained.
Hossein Dehghani: The collapse of the Iran Nuclear Deal 5 years on would be a failure of EU values
The Iranian ambassador to the EU and Belgium reflects on the state of play for Europe's foreign policy aspirations on the fifth anniversary of the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Analysis: Iran nuclear deal on the brink
With Iran diplomacy in limbo, the nuclear agreement seems at the brink of falling apart. Yet, the European guarantors of the deal, France, Germany and the UK, triggered the mediation mechanism in a last-ditch effort to save what was praised as one of the biggest diplomatic achievements of our time.
Iran warns European troops in Middle East 'may be in danger'
Britain, France and Germany have triggered the accord's dispute mechanism to force Iran into discussions. The process could bring back UN and EU sanctions on Iran.
Europe urges Iran to keep nuclear deal as protesters defy regime
Videos on social media showed protesters shouting anti-government slogans in Tehran and other Iranian cities despite the presence of security forces.
European ministers meet to salvage Iran nuclear deal
European foreign ministers met to discuss the Iran crisis and the 2015 nuclear deal at an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday.
Middle East crisis: EU's delicate balancing act between Washington and Tehran
In the past week, the EU has struggled to find a voice on foreign policy amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Thursday, the new EU Council President on a visit to Croatia - dismissed those claims, insisting he would be play a more important role.