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Iran is pushing yet more uranium enrichment beyond the threshold established in the nuclear deal in 2015.

Iran said it had started the process to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity, well beyond the threshold set by its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, sparking international concern.

EU warns Iran enrichment would threaten nuclear deal

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EU warns Iran enrichment would threaten nuclear deal

EU spokesman Peter Stano said Iran's move to enrich uranium to 20% - well above the 3.7% cap set in the nuclear deal - would have "serious non-proliferation implications".

Iran says will enrich uranium up to 20%: IAEA

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Iran says will enrich uranium up to 20%: IAEA

Tehran continues to retaliate to US sanctions by progressively abandoning limits on its nuclear activity laid down in the deal.

Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

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Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

The meeting of the 'joint commission' included China, France, Russia, Iran, Germany and Britain and was chaired by senior EU foreign affairs ...

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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.

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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.

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Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Comment: Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal has done huge damage to the prospect of any similar future agreement. It's vital we ...

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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 ...

Nuclear watchdog 'concerned' over Iran blocking of site inspections

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Nuclear watchdog 'concerned' over Iran blocking of site inspections

Iran told the agency the report was a source of "deep regret and disappointment" and hinted the queries were based on "fabricated information" ...

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EU diplomat holds talks in Iran to de-escalate tensions

Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell held talks in the Iranian capital during a mission aimed at lowering tensions over the Islamic republic's nuclear ...

EU calls Iran nuclear talks next month

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EU calls Iran nuclear talks next month

The European Union has called a meeting next month in a bid to save the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran insists door to nuclear negotiations 'still open'

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Iran insists door to nuclear negotiations 'still open'

Iran's foreign ministry on Monday suggested the door to negotiations remain open as the UK, France and Germany scrambled to revive the nuclear ...

Iran warns of repercussions for IAEA over European moves

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Iran warns of repercussions for IAEA over European moves

Since May 2019, Iran has progressively scaled back some commitments under the agreement in response to the US sanctions.

EU states launch process disputing Iran's nuclear compliance

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EU states launch process disputing Iran's nuclear compliance

Britain, France and Germany insisted they remained committed to the agreement, which has already been severely tested by the US exit from the ...

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France, Russia scramble to protect Iran nuclear deal

France's Macron said he and his Russian counterpart expressed shared desires to protect the dwindling Iran nuclear deal.

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Iran to abandon 'limit' on nuclear enrichment centrifuges

Iran announced its fifth reduction in its nuclear commitments, saying it will forego the "limit on the number of centrifuges", as tensions with ...

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Israel slams 'shameful' European recruits to Iran sanctions-busting system

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu slammed six new European members of a barter mechanism with Iran on Sunday.

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'Uranium particles' detected at undeclared site in Iran

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog has detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran, it said in its latest report on the country's ...

Israel urges pressure on Iran over nuclear activity

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Israel urges pressure on Iran over nuclear activity

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran Thursday in the latest step back from commitments under a ...

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Iran slams European powers as nuclear deal unravels

Iran's atomic agency chief hit out at European powers, saying their broken promises gave the Islamic republic little choice but to scale back ...

Iran to meet European powers to salvage nuclear deal

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Iran to meet European powers to salvage nuclear deal

The remaining signatories to the Iran nuclear deal will meet to try to salvage it following Iran’s increase of uranium enrichment in response to ...

Iran to meet nuclear deal partners amid tanker crisis

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Iran to meet nuclear deal partners amid tanker crisis

The hard-won nuclear deal has been threatened with collapse since the United States withdrew from it last year and reimposed biting sanctions ...

Will US-Iran tensions trigger a new global power balance?

Rami G. Khouri

Will US-Iran tensions trigger a new global power balance?

Comment: A new global balance of power that rectifies the 'unipolar' American-dominated world order may be starting to take shape, writes Rami ...

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