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Iran to stop ‘snap’ nuclear checks, IAEA confirms

Iran to stop ‘snap’ nuclear checks, IAEA confirms

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ReutersThe head of the UN nuclear watchdog says Iran has agreed to extend UN inspectors' access to its nuclear sites for three months. But the hastily brokered agreement will give IAEA officials less access and end their right to make snap inspections.Iran is changing its access policy from Tuesday because the US has not lifted the sanctions imposed since Donald Trump abandoned the 2015 nuclear deal. Washington and Tehran now have more time to seek a compromise.The then-Trump administration re-imposed crippling sanctions on Iran, and Tehran retaliated by resuming nuclear activity barred under the agreement signed with six world powers in 2015. Why Iran’s nuclear facilities are still vulnerable to attackClock ticks in Iran as rivals square upIran says it will not reverse the measures unless
Iran starts limited COVID vaccinations with Russian shots

Iran starts limited COVID vaccinations with Russian shots

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Iran has launched a coronavirus inoculation campaign among healthcare professionals with recently delivered Russian Sputnik V vaccines as the country struggles to stem the worst outbreak of the pandemic in the Middle EastByThe Associated PressFebruary 9, 2021, 9:40 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- Iran on Tuesday launched a coronavirus inoculation campaign among healthcare professionals with recently delivered Russian Sputnik V vaccines as the country struggles to stem the worst outbreak of the pandemic in the Middle East with its death toll nearing 59,000.At a ceremony marking the start of the campaign, Parsa Namaki, son of Health Minister Saeed Namaki, received his first dose. The minister said the vaccination would be simultaneously carrie
Iran nuclear deal: US sanctions will not be lifted for talks, says Biden

Iran nuclear deal: US sanctions will not be lifted for talks, says Biden

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Getty ImagesUS President Joe Biden says he will not lift economic sanctions against Iran until it complies with the terms agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal.Mr Biden was speaking in a CBS News interview aired on Sunday.But Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tehran would only return to compliance if the US first lifted all economic sanctions.The 2015 deal sought to limit Iran's nuclear programme, with sanctions eased in return.Former President Donald Trump, however, withdrew the US from the deal in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions, leading Iran to roll back on a number of its commitments.Tough tests for Biden in 'new' Middle EastWhy do limits on uranium enrichment matter?Iran, which says its nuclear programme is peaceful, has been increasing its stockpile of enriched uranium. En...

Canada forms own probe into Iran downing of Ukraine plane

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Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on boardBy ROB GILLIES Associated PressOctober 2, 2020, 10:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTORONTO -- Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board.The office of Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne told The Associated Press the team will collect, organize and analyze all available information, evidence and intelligence about the Jan. 8 crash near Tehran, and will advise the Canadian go
Iran vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top general

Iran vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top general

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The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in IraqByThe Associated PressSeptember 19, 2020, 10:14 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top general's January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq.The guard's website quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious, serious and real.”U.S. President Donald Trump warned this week that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, tweeting