Iran Enriching at Fordow, IAEA Confirms, as Enriched Uranium Stock Grows
Iran has begun enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site in the latest breach of its deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Monday, adding that Tehran’s enriched uranium stock has continued to grow.
Iran Downs Drone over Southern Port City: IRNA
Iranian forces shot down a foreign drone over the port city of Mahshahr in its southern Khuzestan province on Friday, state news agency IRNA reported, quoting an Iranian official.
Nuclear Inspectors on Ground after Iran Says Enriching at Fordow
U.N. nuclear inspectors are on the ground in Iran and will report back on relevant activities, an International Atomic Energy Agency spokesman said on Wednesday after Iran said it injected uranium gas into centrifuges at its Fordow site.
Iran Further Distances itself from 2015 Deal by Fuelling Fordow Centrifuges
Iran will start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow enrichment facility, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a highly symbolic breach that will complicate European efforts to salvage Tehran’s nuclear deal.
Kuwait Conveyed Messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain
Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the situation in the Gulf region, and “until now no answers have emerged”.
Iran Launches More Advanced Machines to Speed up Nuclear Enrichment: Official
Iran said on Monday it had launched a new batch of advanced centrifuges to accelerate uranium enrichment, further reducing compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal following the withdrawal of its arch-foe the United States.
Iran Says Cooperation Plan Sent to Gulf Neighbors
Iran said Saturday it has sent Iraq and Arab states of the Gulf the text of its security and cooperation project first unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani at the UN in September.
U.S. Imposes New Iran Sanctions, but Waives Others
The United States said on Thursday it had imposed sanctions on the Iranian construction sector and trade in four materials used in its military or nuclear programs, even as it waived sanctions to let foreign firms continue non-proliferation work in Iran.
US Seeks Data on Iran Humanitarian Sales
The United States on Friday asked foreign governments to submit detailed reports on humanitarian exports to Iran, a step observers said could have a chilling effect and cast a pall over European efforts to allow trade.
Saudi Minister Says Maximum Pressure Only Way to Get Iran to Negotiate
A senior Saudi official said on Thursday that a policy of appeasement would not work with Iran and that the only way to get Tehran to the negotiating table was to apply maximum pressure.
Iran: Calling Israel to Participate in Manama Security Conference Regrettable
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi regretted Bahrain's invitation of Israeli delegation to participate in security conference in Manama.
Int’l Conference Held in Bahrain with Israel Participation to Discuss Gulf Security amid Tension with Iran- AFP
Representatives from more than 60 countries including Israel but not Iran met in Bahrain on Monday to discuss maritime security following attacks on tankers in the Gulf and Saudi oil installations.
U.S. Extends Waiver for Iraq to Import Iranian Electricity for 120 Days
The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it has extended by 120 days a waiver to sanctions allowing Iraq to import gas and electricity from Iran as it pushes Baghdad to make the country more energy independent.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman Holds Talks with Pakistan's Imran Khan
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday, Saudi state media reported, two days after he visited Iran on a mission to defuse tensions between Riyadh and Tehran.
Iran President Says there is Video Footage of Attack on Iranian Tanker
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident.
Saudi Arabia Says it is not behind Iranian Tanker Struck in Red Sea
A Saudi minister said on Sunday that Riyadh was not behind a suspected strike against an Iranian-owned oil tanker in the Red Sea, which Iranian state-run television said was hit on Friday by missiles but denied reports they came from Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Crown Prince Warns of Escalation with Iran
Saudi Arabia's crown prince warned in an interview broadcast on Sunday that oil prices could spike to "unimaginably high numbers" if the world doesn't come together to deter Iran, but said he preferred a political solution to a military one.
Saudi Arabia has Sent Messages to Iran's President: Iran Government
Saudi Arabia has sent messages to Iran's president through the leaders of other countries, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, at a time of heightened tensions between the regional rivals.
Iraq Reopens Syria Crossing in Win for Mutual Ally Iran
Iraq reopened its Qaim border-crossing with Syria on Monday after eight years of closure amid regional turmoil, in the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Damascus and a win for their mutual ally Iran.
Iran Commits New Breach of Fraying Nuclear Deal, Expands Enrichment: IAEA
Iran has committed another breach of its nuclear deal with major powers by enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges, a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog policing that deal said on Thursday, further fraying the landmark accord.