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World Jul 08Iran enriches uranium to 4.5%, breaking nuclear deal limits
Iran's semi-official news agency reported the increase citing a spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
World Jul 07AP Explains: Iran’s nuclear program as 2015 deal unravels
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran announced Sunday it will raise its enrichment of uranium, breaking another limit of its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and further heightening tensions between Tehran and the U.S. Iran made the decision a year…
World Jul 04Gibraltar detains supertanker with Iranian oil, believed to be Syria-bound
Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted an Iranian supertanker Thursday that was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to war-ravaged Syria.
World Jul 03Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’
Iran's president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense U.S.
World Jul 01Iran’s uranium stockpile exceeds nuclear deal limits
Iran's enriched uranium stockpile has passed the 300-kilogram limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian sources say.
World Jun 20Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down U.S. drone amid tensions
Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed the circumstances of the incident.
World Jun 19Mine used in Japanese tanker attack resembles Iranian mines
The U.S. Navy explosives expert said the mines appeared similar but stopped short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault.
World Jun 17Iran says it will exceed uranium stockpile limit in 10 days
The spokesman for Iran's atomic agency warned that the country could enrich uranium up to 20% — just a step away from weapons-grade levels.
World Jun 14U.S. says video shows Iran removed mine from tanker
The U.S. released a video it says suggests the Islamic Republic sought to remove evidence of its role in the explosion of oil tankers. Iran denies involvement.
World Jun 13Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-U.S. tensions
Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz came under a suspected attack Thursday, setting one of them ablaze in the latest mysterious assault targeting vessels in a region crucial to global energy supplies amid heightened tension between Iran…