Iran has been under international pressure to halt uranium enrichment, needed both for electricity generation and weapons production. Tehran has repeatedly rejected the demand, insisting it is pursuing a purely civilian program. Several Western powers have called for harsher sanctions against Tehran if it does not agree to halt uranium enrichment.
Norway oversaw and financed transportation to Iran of some 60 tonnes of raw uranium from Kazakhstan, the Norwegian foreign minister said Tuesday.
Iran’s GDP is expected to increase up to 5.5 percent in 2016 due to the prospective lifting of economic sanctions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated in a release on Monday.
Foreign energy developers will explore opportunities in Iran, but will do so cautiously because it could take years for projects to go online and build a certain level of trust, experts told Sputnik.
Moscow and Tehran signed a number of agreements on economic cooperation on Monday, including on Russia constructing a thermal power station in Iran, after a meeting between heads of the two countries on the sidelines of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in the Iranian capital.
The P5+1 group Iran discussed implementation of the deal on Tehran’s nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) latest report on the completed roadmap clarifying past and present issues of Iran’s nuclear program signals a successful process toward implementing the Iran nuclear deal, a diplomatic source said on Thursday.
Former head of Israel’s Atomic Energy Agency Uzi Eilam told Radio Sputnik the Iran nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 countries agreed in Vienna in July is “much more a promise than a threat.”
Members of the US Congress can vote in September after the summer recess on the legislation introduced today to halt implementation the Iran nuclear agreement, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia has increased orders for US missile defense systems out of fear that Iran will grow stronger militarily after nuclear sanctions are lifted, former US Assistant Secretary of Defense Lawrence Korb told Sputnik.
The recently announced US fighter jet delivery to Egypt and military sales to Saudi Arabia is a signal that the United States will continue equipping the Middle East with weapons to ensure its regional influence, a Turkish lawmaker told Sputnik.
According to the White House, US President Barack Obama will deliver a speech on the Iran nuclear agreement.
Joe Baden stood up for the Iran nuclear deal, a historic agreement reached in Vienna on 14 July, urging Israeli authorities to ‘look at the facts’.
Iran and Russia will enhance their cooperation in peaceful nuclear energy after the international negotiators and Tehran reached a nuclear agreement, US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz told Sputnik on Thursday.
The additional protocol between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran, criticized as a side deal to the nuclear agreement, raises concerns over the reliability of negotiations with Tehran, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said in a press conference on Thursday.
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have no secret agreements between them, State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing.
The administration of President Barack Obama has launched new online resources to promote the Iran nuclear agreement reached, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.
Democrats in the US Congress will face a moment of truth when they are called upon to vote on the Iran nuclear agreement, Republican presidential candidate and Senator Marco Rubio said in a statement.
Almost 60 percent of Americans back the Iran nuclear agreement, but remains skeptical whether it will deliver the desired results for which it was reached, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday.
US Secretary of Defense has recently approved a new package of advanced weapons and military aid on his visit to Israel to reduce opposition to the nuclear agreement with Iran, analysts told Sputnik.
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