An explosion occurred at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility in the central province of Isfahan on Thursday.
Iran nuclear program
The UN nuclear watchdog’s 35-nation Board of Governors urged Iran on Friday to stop denying the agency access to two suspected sites and to cooperate fully with it, Reuters reported.
The head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency on Monday asked Tehran to provide inspectors access to some sites where the state is believed to have stored forbidden nuclear material.
Israeli defense officials said Iran hasn’t increased the pace of its nuclear enrichment in recent months due to a Coronavirus pandemic, but it still takes just two years for the country to produce an atomic weapon, The Times of Israel reported on Sunday.
The UN atomic watchdog has criticized Tehran for failing to provide access to one or more sites requested by the agency, Reuters reported.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said his country will not bow to foreign pressures but it is ready to talk, Iran Front Page news agency reported.
The US Treasury Department announced that it has imposed sanctions on Iran’s atomic energy agency and its chief Ali Akbar Salehi.
Diplomats from Britain, France and Germany plan to trigger on Tuesday the dispute mechanism in 2015 Iran nuclear deal aimed at saving it and bring back Iran to its commitments, Reuters reported.
The secondary circuit of Iran’s Arak heavy water nuclear reactor will become operational today, Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
A US Senator has expressed his immediate critics against six new European states who announced on Saturday they joined INSTEX to facilitate trade with Iran amid US sanctions.