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Global Europe 21-05-2021

UN nuclear agency and Iran work to extend monitoring

The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran are working to extend their monitoring agreement to keep nuclear negotiations with world powers and Tehran on track, the IAEA said Thursday (20 May).
Global Europe 22-12-2020

Iran nuclear deal parties eye US return to accord

The remaining parties to the ailing 2015 Iran nuclear deal said on Monday (21 December) they were preparing for the possible return of the US to the pact as President-elect Joe Biden readies to take office next month.

Iran says 1,044 centrifuges active at underground plant

The head of Iran's atomic agency said Sunday (13 September) that 1,044 centrifuges were active at the Fordow uranium enrichment plant, in line with steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal.

Borrell holds talks in Iran to de-escalate tensions

Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell on Monday (3 February) held talks in the Iranian capital during a mission aimed at lowering tensions over the Islamic republic's nuclear programme.

Top EU diplomat to visit Tehran amid nuclear tensions

Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell was Monday (3 February) due to visit Iran, said officials in Tehran and Brussels, on his first trip there since taking office, aiming to reduce rising tensions over the Islamic republic's nuclear programme.
Global Europe 19-11-2019

US ends sanction waivers for Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant

The United States announced Monday (18 November) it would halt sanctions waivers for Iran's Fordow plant, likely ending a key component of a landmark nuclear deal after Tehran said it had resumed enrichment activities.
Global Europe 05-11-2019

Awaiting IAEA report, EU admits preserving Iran nuclear deal ‘increasingly difficult’

President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday (5 November) that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an underground plant south of Tehran in its latest step back from a troubled 2015 agreement with major powers.
Global Europe 08-07-2019

Iran makes new nuclear threats that would reverse steps in pact

Iran threatened on Monday (8 July) to restart deactivated centrifuges and ramp up its enrichment of uranium to 20% purity as its next potential big moves away from a 2015 nuclear agreement that Washington abandoned last year. The threats, made...
Global Europe 22-01-2018

Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

A day before Donald Trump’s 12 January ultimatum to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran’s foreign minister to show support for it, but the effort failed to soften Trump’s aversion to the accord, US and European officials said.
Central Asia 30-08-2017

EU hails inauguration of international uranium bank in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan inaugurated a Low Enriched Uranium Bank on Tuesday (29 August), backed by the IAEA. The EU, one of the project's biggest donours, hailed it as a “success for international cooperation” on non-proliferation. EURACTIV.com reports from Ust-Kamenogorsk and Astana.
Energy 02-09-2015

New partnerships will be required to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons

As nuclear power begins to take off in the developing world, the UN’s uranium bank in Kazakhstan will play an increasingly important role in preventing the spread of enrichment technology and ensuring security, writes Almaz Khamzayev.
Security 30-11-2004

Solana sees “new chapter” in EU-Iran nuclear talks

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana sees the prospect of a "new chapter" being opened in the Union's relationship with Iran in the wake of the International Atomic Energy Agency's toned down resolution.
Security 24-11-2004

Iran “will never end” nuclear programme

Iran's foreign minister says that Tehran will never fully dismantle its nuclear capabilities, also voicing the country's concerns about the threat of a pre-emptive strike by Washington.
Security 15-11-2004

Iran agrees to suspend nuclear programme

Pending a final settlement with the EU, Iran has agreed to suspend most of its uranium enrichment activities in exchange for increased co-operation in trade and energy.
Security 28-10-2004

No progress at EU-Iran nuclear talks

Closed-door talks between EU and Iranian officials on Tehran's nuclear programme broke up in Vienna on 27 October without apparent agreement. The two sides did reportedly agree to hold further meetings on the issue.
Security 22-10-2004

Iran considers EU’s nuclear offer

Iran is considering a deal offered by key EU nations that seeks to resolve the stalemate over Tehran's uranium enrichment programme.
Security 22-07-2003

EU warns Tehran over nuclear programme

On 21 July, the EU's foreign ministers issued a strongly worded warning to Iran on its nuclear programme and on its human rights record.