Monday, June 5, 2023


IAEA chief says progress made in Iran nuclear safeguards

Rafael Grossi, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says some progress has been made regarding the safeguards issues in Iran's nuclear program. He also said the IAEA will “never politicize” its work in Iran.

US says Biden prefers diplomacy with Iran over JCPOA

US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby says the White House supports a diplomatic solution in dealing with Iran's nuclear program. Tehran says the revitalization of the nuclear deal, JCPOA, is contingent upon a Washington's decision.

IAEA confirms Iran nuclear site file over traces of uranium closed

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed the UN nuclear watchdog closed the file on traces of nuclear material at one of the “undetected” sites in Iran following progress in cooperation between Tehran and the IAEA.

IAEA chief confirms progress in Iran nuclear case

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi has confirmed that Tehran and the IAEA have made progress on certain issues related Iran’s nuclear program.

Sources say Biden aide secretly visited Oman for possible outreach to Iran over JCPOA

Brett McGurk, US President Joe Biden’s senior Middle East adviser, took a low-profile trip to Oman earlier this month for talks with Omani officials on possible diplomatic outreach to Iran regarding its nuclear program, according to five US, Israeli and European officials.

Report: IAEA drops claims over one ‘undeclared’ site in Iran amid bilateral cooperation

An Iranian news agency says the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has closed one of the three cases of dispute over what the UN nuclear watchdog calls “undeclared” nuclear activities as a result of “better interactions” between the two sides.

Analyst: Talks with Europe won’t solve JCPOA case; Iran needs direct talks with US

An Iranian analyst says a revival of the Iran 2015 nuclear deal will not be possible with the Europeans, and that the Islamic Republic should engage in direct negotiations with the United States to that end.

Top Israeli officials to discuss Iran and Saudi Arabia with Biden’s aide

Senior Israeli officials are set to travel to Washington next week as the United States reportedly looks to enhance efforts on the Iranian nuclear deal and a normalisation between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

‘Israeli claims on Iran nuclear work new, nonsense psy-war to shift attention away from its woes’

Iran’s nuclear chief reacts to a Western media report about the construction of a secret nuclear site in the Zagros Mountain range, describing it as yet another Israeli psychological warfare aimed at diverting attention away from the regime’s internal crisis.

Iran Nuclear chief: Demand on rise worldwide for Iranian-made heavy water

Iran’s nuclear chief says demand has been on the rise from companies and countries around the world for the high-quality heavy water produced in Iran as well as its derivatives.

Iran rejects G7 claims over nuclear program, Ukraine war

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has strongly rejected a claim by the Group of Seven (G7) leaders regarding Iran’s nuclear program and provision of drones to Russia for use in the Ukraine war.

G7 expresses concern over Iran’s nuclear program

Leaders of the G7 “remain deeply concerned about Iran’s unabated escalation of its nuclear programme”, according to a draft version of their communique seen by the Reuters news agency. Iran has categorically ruled out pursuing atomic bombs in its nuclear program.

UN chief holds phone talks with Iranian FM over JCPOA

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal, as well as regional developments including those in Yemen and Afghanistan, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says.

Iran nuclear chief: IAEA head Grossi in no position to comment on JCPOA revival talks

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran criticizes the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for making comments on the political process of negotiations on a revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Iran FM hails ‘good progress’ in cooperation with IAEA

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says “good progress” has been made in cooperation between Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog, and that the two sides have been exchanging delegations away from media frenzy.

Iran writes letter to UN chief, warns US, Israel against any military action

The Iranian permanent ambassador to the UN Amir Saeid Iravani has reiterated Iran’s right to respond to any act of aggression by the Israeli regime against Tehran’s nuclear program, warning that Iran will hold the US accountable for explicitly supporting such terrorist moves.

Chance to save nuclear deal won’t last forever: Iran to US, E3

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri Kani has said the United States dealt a devastating blow to the international rule of law by withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that the opportunity to revive the landmark agreement will not last forever.

Borrell renews calls for revival of nuclear deal, welcomes Iran-IAEA cooperation

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell says the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, is important to Europe, and urged all parties to the deal to return to their commitments under the agreement.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman: Iran’s policy is to resolve misunderstandings with IAEA

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani says Iran’s serious policy is to resolve misunderstandings with the UN nuclear oversight body, IAEA. Kanaani was speaking at his weekly press conference on Tuesday about Tehran’s decision to let the agency re-install cameras at Iran’s nuclear facilities.

President Raisi says Iran never distanced itself from nuclear negotiations

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi lashed out at the US for leaving the negotiation table and the European parties for failing to honor their commitments under the Iran nuclear deal. He stressed that his administration would never link the country’s economy to talks with world powers.

EU strongly supports revival of Iran nuclear deal: Croatia

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić-Radman says the European Union (EU) strongly supports the potential revival of the Iran nuclear deal.

US responsible for all Israeli terror acts against Iranian nuclear sites: Security chief

Iran’s top security official says the US is responsible for all the acts of terror that the Israeli regime commits against Iranian nuclear facilities.

Nuclear chief: Iran working with IAEA to strip away baseless accusations

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Tehran is cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to eradicate propaganda campaign and unfounded accusations against the country's nuclear program.

Iranian FM says Oman favors talks over revival of nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says Oman is interested in helping finalize the talks over the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA, adding that Tehran has received Muscat’s ideas to this end.

Russia says missing chances of resuming JCPOA would be a mistake

It would be a huge mistake to miss the chance of resuming the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, due to West’s actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters in New York.

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