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Iran to enrich uranium to 60% after ‘wicked’ nuclear site attack

BBC
Israel, which sees Iran’s nuclear programme as a potential threat to its existence and is critical of Joe Biden’s efforts to revive the deal, has neither confirmed nor denied involvement in the Natanz incident. But public radio cited intelligence sources as saying it was a cyber operation by Mossad, Israel’s......

Iran’s Rouhani says 60% enrichment is an answer to attack at Natanz site

Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s move to enrich uranium up to 60% purity is a response to the sabotage at its key nuclear facility, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, adding the Islamic Republic had no intention of building a nuclear weapon. FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting......

Iran president calls 60% enrichment an answer to ‘evilness’

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s president on Wednesday called his country’s decision to dramatically increase its uranium enrichment after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site “an answer to your evilness,” saying Israel hoped to derail ongoing talks aimed at reviving......

Media cheers a return to the failed Iran deal: Goodwin

NYPost
Michael Goodwin A Monday New York Times front page headline on the explosion at a key Iranian nuclear facility claimed the “Attack May Hurt Efforts to Reboot 2015 Deal.” On Tuesday, also on the front page, the paper declared that “Israel’s Role in Iran Blast Casts A Shadow on U.S.......

Ship owned by Israeli firm attacked off UAE coast: media

Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) -A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in Gulf waters, pro-Iran media and an Israeli television channel said on Tuesday. Israel’s top-rated Channel 12 quoted unnamed Israeli officials as blaming arch-foe Iran for the assault, which it......

OPEC raises 2021 oil demand growth forecast on hope pandemic wanes

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) -OPEC on Tuesday raised its forecast for growth in world oil demand this year on expectations the pandemic will subside, providing help for the group and its allies in their efforts to support the market. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed......

Wright Shooting Latest, Iran Vs Israel, Russia Ukraine Tensions : Up First

NPR
NPR More protests in Minneapolis as details emerge about the killing of yet another black man by a police officer. Iran is promising revenge for an explosion at one of it’s largest nuclear facilities, threatening the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as talks resume. And, Russia is building......

Americans released from Iran reunite with families

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Americans released from Iran reunite with families – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Two of the five Americans who were freed from Iran over the weekend were reunited with their families on Monday in Germany. Elizabeth Palmer has more......

Turkey’s Halkbank urges end of U.S. prosecution alleging Iran sanctions violations

Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lawyer for Halkbank told a U.S. appeals court on Monday that the state-owned Turkish lender was immune from U.S. prosecution and that an indictment accusing it of helping Iran evade American sanctions should be thrown out. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch of Halkbank......

U.S. was not involved in Iran nuclear site incident: White House

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States was not involved in any attack on Iran’s key Natanz nuclear site and has no comment on speculation about the cause of the incident, the White House said on Monday. Reporting by Nandita Bose and Trevor Hunnicutt Source – For more click here To......

Iran nuclear attack: Mystery surrounds nuclear sabotage at Natanz

BBC
Last summer, a previously unknown group calling itself the Homeland Tigers said it was behind a blast which affected a building above ground at Natanz (most of the sensitive work is underground). Statements were sent to the BBC, as well as others, claiming the group were disaffected Iranians and promising......

Iran has identified person who caused power outage at Natanz nuclear site – report

Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Monday it had identified the person who disrupted flow of power at the Natanz nuclear facility that led to electricity outage in the site, Iran’s Nournews website quoted intelligence sources as saying. “The person has been identified … Necessary measures are being taken to......

Blackout Strikes Natanz Nuclear Facility and Iran Calls It Sabotage

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The Natanz nuclear facility in Iran mysteriously lost power on Sunday in what Iranian officials called an act of sabotage, a development that comes amid new negotiations aimed at salvaging the nuclear deal repudiated by the Trump administration......

Iran nuclear: ‘Terrorist act’ at underground Natanz facility

BBC
Ron Ben-Yishai, a defence analyst at the Ynet news website, said that with Iran progressing towards nuclear weapons capability it was “reasonable to assume that the problem… might not have been caused by an accident, but by deliberate sabotage intended to slow the nuclear race accelerated by the negotiations with......

Obama welcomes Israeli PM to White House

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Obama welcomes Israeli PM to White House – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Obama welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House amid a tense period in United States-Israel relations. Be the first to know Get......

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