IRAN BURIES SLAIN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, PROMISES RETALIATION

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By Donnelly McCleland Iran has laid to rest assassinated nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in the capital Tehran as authorities blamed Israel for the killing and repeated vows to avenge it. Fakhrizadeh, a top figure in Iran’s nuclear and missile programmes, was killed outside Tehran on Friday [27 November] after assailants targeted his car. (Al Jazeera)…

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US FAILS TO REINSTATE SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

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On 21 August, the United States lost a bid to reimpose international sanctions on Iran after being outvoted 13-2 at the UN Security Council. Washington claimed Iran breached the 2015 nuclear deal that aimed to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons in return for sanction relief. The nations that opposed the US bid – specifically…

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ROUHANI: IRAN WILL ENRICH URANIUM TO ‘ANY AMOUNT WE WANT’

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4 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense US sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani’s threat, combined with Iran surpassing the stockpile limits…

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IRAN IS COMPLYING WITH NUCLEAR DEAL RESTRICTIONS: IAEA REPORT

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31 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Iran has remained within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential report by the UN atomic watchdog indicated on Thursday. In its second quarterly report since President Donald Trump announced in May that the United States would quit the accord and…

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ISSUE 183 | 26 OCTOBER 2017

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