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In the wake of suspected sabotage at Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility on 11 April, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi in a letter to the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi on 13 April announced that Iran would start the uranium enrichment at the level of 60%. Under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran the P5+1 group of countries (the USA, UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany) Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development in return for the lifting of sanctions. Under the JCPOA, Iran had committed to keep enrichment to 3.67%. However, after former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal and reimposed sanctions in 2018, Iran began reviving its nuclear programme and had increased its enrichment level to 20% in January.

Date: Friday, 16 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-steps-up-nuclear-activity-following-attack-on-its-natanz-facility-8673087

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on 10 April unveiled 133 new nuclear achievements in the provinces of Tehran, Markazi, Isfahan, Alborz and Qom to mark the 15th anniversary of the National Nuclear Technology Day. In a ceremony held via videoconference he gave the order for Iranian scientists to begin injecting uranium hexafluoride gas to a pilot cascade of 164 new generation IR6 centrifuges at the Natanz enrichment facility. He also announced that Iran has started mechanical testing of IR-9 centrifuges and launched an assembly line for their production.  

Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-unveils-nuclear-achievements-as-talks-continue-in-vienna-8663463

US and Iranian officials said initial indirect talks in Vienna on 6 April aimed at reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), were "constructive", with negotiations set to continue, although direct talks between US and Iranian officials are not taking place. Under the JCPOA between Iran the P5+1 group of countries (the USA, UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany) Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development in return for the lifting of sanctions.

Date: Friday, 09 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-talks-seen-as-constructive-8657478

Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said on 3 April that the stalemate over the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is about to be broken. Under the JCPOA between Iran the P5+1 group of countries (the USA, UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany) Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development in return for the lifting of sanctions.

Date: Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-demands-sanctions-are-lifted-before-any-direct-talks-with-washington-8649970

The Atomic Energy Organisation Iran (AEOI) said on 19 March that it will cold test its redesigned Arak nuclear reactor as a prelude to fully commissioning it later in the year. AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told ISNA that the cold testing, which usually includes the initial startup of fluid systems and support systems, will take place early in the Iranian New Year that begins this Sunday. “In other words, we have advanced work in the field of fuel, storage, etc,” Kamalvandi said.

Date: Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-plans-cold-tests-of-arak-reactor-8616753

While the UK remains committed to making the Iran nuclear deal a success, Tehran must stop all activity that breaches the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), and come back into compliance, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during their telephone call yesterday. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly said the Biden Administration is unwilling to compromise further on efforts to encourage Tehran to hold talks with the USA.

Date: Friday, 12 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-urges-Tehran-to-cease-flouting-nuclear-deal

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi on 4 March told a press conference in Vienna that a new agreement had been reached with Iran for face-to-face meetings of technical experts to take place in early April. Grossi said the aim of the agreement is to tackle outstanding technical issues and for the agency and Iran to stop "talking past each other".

Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-grossi-reaches-agreement-for-technical-discussions-with-iran-8584827

Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), today announced a new agreement with Tehran for a face-to-face meeting between technical experts to take place early next month. At a press conference convened at short notice and live-streamed from the IAEA's headquarters in Vienna, Grossi said the aim of the agreement is for the agency and Iran to stop "talking past each other". 

Date: Friday, 05 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-plans-technical-talks-with-Iran-in-April

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, says "the time is not ripe" for an unofficial meeting proposed by Josep Borrell, EU foreign affairs chief and coordinator of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). His statement follows Iran's commencement last week of restrictions on some site inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Date: Tuesday, 02 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Iran-says-time-not-ripe-for-talks-on-nuclear-deal

Commercial satellite imagery obtained by International Panel on Fissile Material (IPFM) shows significant new construction at the Dimona site in Israel, officially known as the Negev Nuclear Research Centre. IPFM said on 18 February. The imagery was acquired by the SuperView-1 (SV-1) satellite on 4 January. The construction site is located in the immediate vicinity of the buildings that house the nuclear reactor and the reprocessing plant (to the south-west from the buildings.

Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssatellite-images-show-significant-new-construction-at-israels-dimona-reactor-site-8542583