Iran rejects ending 20 Percent Uranium enrichment before US lifts sanctions

Tehran won’t agree to stop its 20 percent uranium-enrichment work before the United States lifts all sanctions, state television quoted an unnamed official as saying, after a U.S. media report said Washington would offer a new proposal for talks to resolve the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program.

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Iran enriching Uranium with advanced centrifuges at Natanz

In a further move away from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Iran has started enriching uranium with a third cascade, or cluster, of advanced IR-2m centrifuges at its underground plant at Natanz, Reuters reported on March 8, citing a report by the UN nuclear watchdog.

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Pakistan’s Baluchis protest Iranian treatment of ethnic brethren after border shootings

Dozens of ethnic Baluch rights activists have staged a protest in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi to condemn the killing of their ethnic brethren by Iranian border guards last month.

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European powers condemn Iran over inspection curbs

Britain, France, and Germany on February 23 criticized Iran’s decision to abandon a snap-inspections regime and reduce transparency as part of a mounting standoff over the fate of a 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers.

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Iran’s November atrocity – justice still sought after fifteen months of silence

On November 15, 2019, Iran was on the brink of what felt like a peaceful revolution. In the early hours of the morning, against a backdrop of soaring inflation rates and double-digit unemployment numbers, the Iranian regime had unexpectedly announced a 50% gasoline price hike.

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Iran’s hard-line parliament rejects Rohani government’s budget draft

Iran’s parliament has rejected a draft state budget proposed by President Hassan Rohani’s government, amid a political struggle between moderates and conservative hard-liners ahead of the presidential election in June.

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Watchdog calls on Turkey to halt expulsion of Iranian journalist

A media watchdog has called on Turkey to halt the expulsion of an Iranian journalist sentenced to prison for alleged activities against the regime after criticizing Tehran’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Iran admits to seizing South Korean-Flagged oil tanker

Iranian state television has acknowledged that Tehran seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

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Alleged mastermind of attack on Saudi Embassy appointed to Iran’s judo federation

An Iranian cleric who was allegedly behind the 2016 attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran has been appointed as the head of the cultural committee of Iran’s Judo Federation.

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Iran sentences British-Iranian academic to eight years in prison

Iran has sentenced British-Iranian anthropologist Kameel Ahmady, who studies child marriage and female genital mutilation, to eight years in prison.

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