News 

President says U.S. sanctions unable to bring Iranians to their knees 

“However, U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned the deal in 2018 and introduced the harshest ever sanctions in history against Iran” reports tehrantimes.com. On May 8, Iran decided to partially reduce its commitments to the JCPOA exactly one year after the U.S. violated the nuclear deal.This is not logical that we comply with the pact’s undertakings and you remain onlooker.” “That sir at the White House is shouting that the U.S. got screwed over in the JCPOA (nuclear pact). Source: tehrantimes.com

Read More
News 

Salehi says Iran ready to transfer nuclear expertise to Persian Gulf countries

“TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Salehi, the chief the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Sunday that Iran is ready to transfer its nuclear expertise to the Persian Gulf littoral states” reports tehrantimes.com. Speaking during the concrete-casting operation of the new phase of the Bushehr nuclear plant, Salehi said the nuclear industry can be a source of power.Salehi also said, “The Bushehr power plant enjoys full security which has been provided by the armed forces.Its safety is also being monitored by international bodies.” Iran’s first Russian-built nuclear power plant…

Read More
News Oil 

Iran’s president: New oil field found with over 50B barrels

“The new oil field could become Iran’s second-largest field after one containing 65 billion barrels in Ahvaz” writes Associated Press for cleveland.com. He said the field was located in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, home to its crucial oil industry.The collapse of the nuclear deal coincided with a tense summer of mysterious attacks on oil tankers and Saudi oil facilities that the U.S. blamed on Iran.Since the U.S. withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal, the other countries involved — Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China — have been struggling to save…

Read More
News 

Iran starts key step in building second nuclear power plant: TV

“DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran started pouring concrete on Sunday at its second nuclear power plant, a key step in building the facility with Russian help in the southern port of Bushehr, state television reported” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Nuclear power provides reliable electricity… and each power plant saves us 11 million barrels of oil or $660 million per year,” Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said in a televised ceremony. The United States plans to allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue…

Read More
News 

Iran able to enrich uranium up to 60%, says atomic energy agency spokesman

“(Reuters) – Iran has the capacity to enrich uranium up to 60%, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Saturday, far more than is required for most civilian uses but short of the 90% needed to make nuclear bomb fuel” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The organization has the possibility to produce 5%, 20% and 60%, and has this capacity,” AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said during a news conference at the underground Fordow nuclear plant, the official IRIB news agency reported.Iran said on Thursday…

Read More
News 

Iran not to quit nuclear deal: presidential chief of staff

“It was the fourth step by Iran to reduce its nuclear commitments in response to the abrogation of the multinational nuclear deal by the Trump administration and return of previous sanctions coupled with an inaction by the European signatories to the deal to offset sanctions” reports tehrantimes.com. The comments by Vaezi came one day after Iran started to inject uranium gas into 1044 IR-6 centrifuges at the Fordow nuclear plant. Iran took the new measure as the Europeans missed the third 60-day deadline to fulfill their commitments to the deal…

Read More
News 

Lavrov blames U.S. for events surrounding Iran nuclear deal 

“Speaking to reporters in Moscow, Lavrov said events unfolding around the nuclear deal were extremely alarming” reports tehrantimes.com. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called on Iran to fulfill the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, but said Moscow understood why Tehran was cutting back on its commitments, the New York Times reported.It was the fourth step by Iran to reduce its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the abrogation of the deal by the U.S. and return of sanction coupled with inaction…

Read More