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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has informed the agency's Board of Governors that Iran intends to use indigenously-produced uranium enriched up to 20% U-235 in the manufacture of fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor (TRR), an IAEA spokesperson told World Nuclear News today. In doing so, as part of a multi-stage process, Iran will also produce uranium metal enriched up to 20% U-235.

Date: Thursday, 08 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-warns-of-further-nuclear-deal-violations-by-I

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the US administration "to lift or waive" all sanctions on Iran as agreed under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). In a report to the UN Security Council, Guterres also appealed to Iran to return to full implementation of the nuclear deal it agreed six years ago with the USA, France, the UK, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union. In addition, he urged the USA to "extend the waivers with regard to the trade in oil with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and fully renew waivers for nuclear non-proliferation projects".

Date: Friday, 02 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Guterres-urges-lifting-of-US-sanctions-on-Iran

The Iranian parliament said on 27 June that an agreement to share images from certain nuclear sites with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had ended, state-run news agency Tasnim reported. The announcement by Tehran effectively ends the international monitoring of Iran's nuclear programme, which formed part of 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). Under the agreement Iran had undertaken to limit its nuclear development in return for the lifting of sanctions.

Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-stops-sharing-images-with-iaea-8857531

The one-month extension to the 'temporary technical understanding' between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expired on 24 June and Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters in Tehran today that no decision had yet been made on whether or not to continue with the arrangement.

Date: Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Iran-IAEA-cooperation-unclear-as-technical-underst

The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said in a statement on 20 June that the Bushehr NPP had been temporarily shut down due to a technical problem. The AEOI noted that it had already notified the Energy Ministry about the shutdown. The power plant will come back on stream in few days after solving the technical problem, the statement added.

Date: Thursday, 24 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbushehr-npp-taken-offline-due-to-technical-fault-8843679

Iraq is working on a plan to build nuclear reactors in face of widespread blackouts that have sparked social unrest, Bloomberg reported on 8 June. Despite being OPEC’s second biggest oil producer, Iraq is suffering from power shortages and insufficient investment in ageing plants, and needs to meet an expected 50% jump in demand by the end of the decade. Building NPPs could help to close the supply gap.

Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiraq-looks-to-revive-its-nuclear-programme-8822664

The lack of progress in clarifying the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) questions concerning the correctness and completeness of Iran's safeguards declarations seriously affects the ability of the IAEA to provide assurance of the peaceful nature of the country's nuclear programme, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today in his opening statement to the quarterly session of the IAEA Board of Governors.

Date: Tuesday, 08 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Grossi-calls-for-Iran-to-cooperate-with-IAEA-reque

As talks continue in Vienna on reactivation of 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), a quarterly report on Iran by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director Rafael Grossi indicated that Iran is continuing to breach the enrichment limits set by the JCPOA, under which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development in return for the lifting of sanctions.

Date: Friday, 04 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-accelerates-its-nuclear-development-as-talks-continue-8788545

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 24 May that he had agreed with Iran to extend by one month the basic verification and monitoring activities related to Iran’s nuclear development. Grossi’s announcement, which had been expected the day before, came after intensive talks with Ali Akbar Salehi, Vice President and head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI).

Date: Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-grossi-averts-crisis-with-iran-8766568