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The proposal aims at supplying Israel with 30,000lb bombs capable of destroying underground Iranian nuclear facilities.

Iran continues to stockpile greater amounts of low-enriched uranium, but does not appear to possess enough to produce a weapon, Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency says.

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Iran lacking 'significant quantity' of nuclear weapon material

The New Arab Staff

Iran lacking 'significant quantity' of nuclear weapon material

Despite amassing enriched uranium at much higher levels than agreed in the nuclear deal, Iran is still far off being able to manufacture an ...

UN nuclear watchdog inspects second Iran site

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UN nuclear watchdog inspects second Iran site

The UN's nuclear watchdog has gained access to a second site in Iran.

Courtney Freer

Concerns over transparency shroud Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions

Comment: Unless Saudi Arabia submits to proper IAEA inspections, its nuclear ambitions will be viewed with distrust and scepticism by the international community, writes Courtney Freer.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

The move came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to enforce an arms embargo and other international sanctions against Iran.

The New Arab Staff

IAEA talks to Riyadh as nuclear reactor nears completion

The International Atomic Energy Agency is in wide-ranging talks with Saudi Arabia regarding its nuclear programme, as progress on a reactor in ...

UN nuclear watchdog to visit second Iran site soon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN nuclear watchdog to visit second Iran site soon

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog are expected to visit the second of two sites in Iran in a few days.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran uranium stockpile more than 10 times limit: IAEA

The IAEA said Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium now stands at more than ten times the limit set down in the 2015 nuclear deal with ...

Iran nuclear deal parties meet amid US pressure

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran nuclear deal parties meet amid US pressure

The signatories to the faltering Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna as the US is urging international sanctions on the Islamic republic to be ...

UN: Iran to allow access to 2 nuclear sites

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN: Iran to allow access to 2 nuclear sites

The UN's atomic watchdog said Iran agreed to allow inspectors in to two sites suspected of containing or using undeclared nuclear material.

Iran hails 'constructive' talks with visiting UN nuclear chief

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran hails 'constructive' talks with visiting UN nuclear chief

The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Iran to allow inspectors access to two sites in the country.

UN atomic watchdog chief heading to Iran

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN atomic watchdog chief heading to Iran

The visit comes amid tensions between the US and its European allies over Washington's bid to maintain an arms embargo on Iran and reimpose UN ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

At least seven have been injured at a Mogadishu port bombing.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge, analysts say

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization sought to downplay the fire, calling it an 'incident' that damaged a construction.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear facility

Natanz, also known as the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant, is among the sites monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Satellite image: Iran blast was near suspected missile site

The blast shook homes, rattled windows and lit up the horizon early Friday in the Alborz Mountains.

Iran's Rouhani says UN watchdog risks losing independence

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Rouhani says UN watchdog risks losing independence

The UN nuclear watchdog is being pressured by Iran's arch-enemies to investigate non-issues, Rouhani said.

Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

Germany, France and the UK announced their support for extending an arms embargo on Iran, while expressing their opposition to Washington's ...

UN nuclear watchdog passes resolution criticising Iran

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN nuclear watchdog passes resolution criticising Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog passed a resolution critical of Iran after the Islamic Republic has blocked inspections of two sites where nuclear ...

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