Iran’s Zarif Urges EU to Meet Its JCPOA Obligations

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the European Union to meet its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, saying if the EU wants to set preconditions for the implementation of their commitments, Iran may walk away from the deal.

Iranian Envoy Slams Critics of EU’s Payment Channel

TEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to Britain said while the European Union’s special financial mechanism for trade with Iran known as INSTEX has not become operational yet, extremists in the region and those close to US President Donald Trump are mocking the payment channel.

Bulgaria Underlines Strong Support for N. Deal

TEHRAN - Bulgarian President's Secretary on Foreign Affairs Dimitar Arnaudov, in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi, said that the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers is of high importance to regional and international security, and Sofia completely supports it.

New Cargo of Yellow Cake Shipped to Iranian Nuclear Facility

TEHRAN – A fresh shipment of yellow cake (a type of uranium concentrate powder) weighing 30 tons was transferred to a Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Iran’s central city of Isfahan, the country’s nuclear chief said.

Iran Calls for Rapid Implementation of SPV

TEHRAN – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi called for the immediate implementation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that the European Union has developed to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Iran taking first steps to design 20% modern nuclear fuel: nuclear chief

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi says the country has broken new ground in the field of nuclear technology and is now taking preliminary steps toward production of 20-percent modern nuclear fuel. Iran can enrich uranium to 20 percent ‘immediately’

FATF Aims to Undermine Iran’s Scientific Nuclear Power: Official

TEHRAN – Former Iranian defense minister General Ahmad Vahidi, who is a member of the Expediency Council, warned against joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), saying the FATF aims to undermine the Islamic Republic’s “scientific nuclear power”.

EU Nations, Mogherini Not to Attend Washington’s Anti-Iran Summit

TEHRAN – A US effort to enlist Europe in its pressure campaign against Iran faced a setback after officials said ministers from several European Union members and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will skip a summit organized by Washington on Iran and the Middle East in Poland.

Iran Warns to Increase 20% Uranium Stockpile

TEHRAN - Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi urged European countries to take more serious measures to put into practice the Special-Purpose Vehicle (SPV), and warned that Tehran can immediately increase the volume of its 20% enriched uranium stockpile.
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