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Iran has tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium to 1,020.9 kg over the past three months and failed to provide International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors access to two undeclared sites, various news agencies reported yesterday.

Date: Thursday, 05 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Macron-reiterates-support-for-IAEA-amid-Iran-repor

The United Arab Emirates on 19 February began loading the first nuclear fuel rods into the reactor at unit 1 of its Barakah nuclear power plant.

Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfuel-loading-begins-at-uaes-barakah-nuclear-plant-7782338

IAEA director general Rafael Mariano Grossi, during a visit to the USA, told the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace that he plans to “recalibrate” the work of the IAEA, paying particular attention to areas ranging from nuclear safety and security to cancer care and gender parity.

Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-director-general-grossi-seeks-to-recalibrate-agencys-work-7764875

The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK have triggered a dispute resolution mechanism over the nuclear deal with Iran - the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - following the Middle Eastern country's further step away from its commitments. Josep Borrell, EU foreign affairs chief and coordinator of the JCPOA joint commission, said he had received today a letter from the three ministers for resolution through the mechanism, as set out in paragraph 36 of the agreement.

Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/European-leaders-trigger-dispute-mechanism-of-Iran

Iran said yesterday it will ignore the limit on the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges agreed under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), thus withdrawing from the last operational restriction imposed by the 2015 deal. The statement, reported by the Mehr news agency, followed the US assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last week.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Iran-scraps-limit-on-uranium-enrichment

Iran on 5 January took the final step in reducing its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), removing the last operational restriction on the development of its nuclear programme.

Date: Friday, 10 January 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-ends-commitments-under-jcpoa-but-continues-cooperation-with-iaea-7591483

Iran said yesterday it will ignore the limit on the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges agreed under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), thus withdrawing from the last operational restriction imposed by the 2015 deal. The statement, reported by the Mehr news agency, followed the US assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last week.

Date: Tuesday, 07 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Iran-scraps-limit-on-uranium-enrichment

TVEL has announced the suspension of its work to upgrade the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant because Iran fed uranium hexafluoride (UF6) into two gas centrifuge cascades located in the same room as the cascades meant to be reengineered for stable medical isotope production.

Date: Saturday, 07 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russia-suspends-Fordow-project-in-Iran

Iran should cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency to resolve outstanding issues, including the recent detection of natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at an undeclared location, Acting Director General Cornel Feruta told the IAEA Board of Governors yesterday. The IAEA and Iran are scheduled to meet next week in Tehran.

Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Acting-IAEA-head-urges-Iranian-cooperation

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he is cancelling one of four sanctions waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work with Iran’s civilian nuclear programme without US penalties.

The waivers are among the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal the Trump administration withdrew from last year.

Mr Pompeo said the waiver for Iran’s Fordow uranium enrichment facility will be cancelled on 15 December. Iran recently announced it would resume uranium enrichment at the facility, which is built into a mountain.

Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/us-to-end-sanctions-waiver-on-fordow-uranium-enrichment-facility-11-3-2019