Tag: Iran

Rouhani: Starting Sunday, Iran will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’

As accord teeters, Iranian president says Tehran will move to refine radioactive element beyond 2015 deal’s 3.67% cap

President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, July 3, 2019 (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, July 3, 2019 (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iran’s president warned…

Cory Booker was the only Democrat at the first debate who didn’t commit to rejoining the Iran deal

Iran Accuses Israel of Threatening to Destroy It

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in his seat during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Sept. 20, 2017. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

Is Iran the New Iraq? Here Are the Similarities — and Big Differences

Two Navy men attach cargo to a Sea Hawk helicopter from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Red Sea, May 10, 2019. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group has been deployed to the area as tensions with Iran have escalated. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — An American administration is issuing dire warnings about a Persian Gulf nation, there’s talk of war and questions about the quality of intelligence. And those who back confronting Iran and those…

Iran Says It Has 3,000 to 4,000 Active Centrifuges for Uranium Enrichment

(JTA) — Iran has 3,000 to 4,000 active centrifuge machines for uranium enrichment, its Speaker of the Parliament said.

The number of operating machines is down from the 9,000 the Islamic Republic had running before it signed the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said in a rare admission of actual numbers of centrifuges. The United States under President Donald Trump announced in May that it would withdraw from the deal.

The current number of active centrifuge machines is well under the ceiling agreed to in the nuclear deal called the Joint Comprehensive…