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Iran’s capacity to enrich uranium has doubled since Iran began its nuclear development programme, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami has told a recent meeting of Iranian lawmakers. Eslami praised parliament for passing the “Strategic Action Plan to Lift Sanctions and Protect Iranian Nation’s Interests” in December 2020, saying the law had contributed to the development of Iran’s nuclear industry.

Date: Wednesday, 21 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-welcomes-increase-in-uranium-enrichment-capacity-10451635

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AOEI) said "construction" of a 300 MWe domestically designed pressurised water reactor (PWR) at a site near the Karun river was launched by the organisation's head, Mohammad Eslami, on 3 December.

Date: Wednesday, 07 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Iran-marks-start-of-work-for-Darkhovin-plant

Iran has started enriching uranium to a purity level of 60% at its Fordow facility following a resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors on 17 November criticising its nuclear programme.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-starts-60-nuclear-enrichment-10381431

Iran has begun construction of a 10 MW pool-type light water reactor nuclear research reactor of its own design in Isfahan.

Date: Wednesday, 02 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-starts-construction-of-research-reactor-in-isfahan-10137261

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi says that climate change and the energy crisis has led to more countries seeing nuclear power as a solution, as the IAEA increases its forecast for future nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-increases-projection-of-nuclear-power-growth

The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, has said that construction of a new research reactor in the central city of Isfahan will begin in the coming weeks. One of its tasks will be to test nuclear fuel for other reactors. nuclear fuel test for other reactors. He made the announcement during a visit to the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) at the Isfahan site.

Date: Tuesday, 02 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-to-construct-research-reactor-in-isfahan-9891569

EU Foreign Policy Chief Josef Borrell said during a recent visit to Tehran that the Vienna talks will resume with the aim of reinstating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He made the comments at a joint press conference following talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian. 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. After former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal and reimposed sanctions in 2018, Iran began to gradually roll back on the restrictions imposed by the JCPOA after the European parties to the agreement failed to put any measures in place to mitigate those sanctions.

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-talks-set-to-resume-9802344

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos on 24 and 25 May. Nuclear provides the opportunity for a faster transition to a low-carbon energy future and supports the shift to a hydrogen economy, he told participants. In an opinion piece on the WEF website, Grossi said that nuclear is gaining increasing support in the battle against climate change, that reaching net-zero carbon emissions will require a doubling of nuclear capacity, and that technology such as small modular reactors (SMRs) and used fuel repositories are increasing nuclear accessibility and safety.

Date: Friday, 27 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-grossi-at-davos-discusses-nuclear-power-iran-and-ukraine-9729661

The US Biden Administration on 4 February restored a number of sanctions waivers for Iran in the run up to the final weeks of negotiations to reinstate the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Date: Wednesday, 09 February 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-restores-some-sanction-waivers-on-iran-9467573

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi, in his opening statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on 24 November said: “Having returned yesterday from Tehran, I am ready to update you on the safeguards situation regarding Iran. I had extensive negotiations with senior Iranian officials to address Iran’s outstanding safeguards issues. As I will report, these negotiations proved inconclusive.”

Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-gross-says-talks-with-iran-inconclusive-9277785