23 Apr 2021

Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Advance as U.S. Offers Sanctions Relief

The Biden administration has signaled that it would be willing to ease sanctions against Iran, including those targeting critical elements of the economy such as oil and finance. This will help to narrow the country’s differences in nuclear talks as Iran has been resistant to US pressure. Despite the progress,

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21 Apr 2021

Top military official warns China and Russia are modernizing nuclear weapons faster than US

Adm. Charles Richard, head of the US Strategic Command and overseer of the US nuclear arsenal stated during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday that China and Russia are modernizing their nuclear weapons and capabilities faster than the US. Adm. Richard warned that if the US does not start investing more

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14 Apr 2021

Iran Says It Will Enrich Uranium to 60%, in Effort to Strengthen Hand in Nuclear Talks

Iran has announced that it will begin to enrich some of its uranium stock to 60% for the first time in history, a move that is likely designed to strengthen its hand in the developing nuclear talks between Washington and Tehran in Vienna. The announcement also comes just days after

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12 Apr 2021

Iran Blames Israel for Attack on Nuclear Facility, Vows to Retaliate

On Monday, Iran accused Israel of conducting an attack on its main nuclear facility. The attack reportedly destroyed centrifuges that resulted in an electricity blackout. The attack occurred despite talks of resuming negotiations between Washington and Tehran over a deal that would constrain the latter’s ability to produce a nuclear

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25 Mar 2021

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles for First Time in Nearly a Year, U.S. and Japan Say

On Thursday, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles off of its east coast. This marks the first time the country has performed an exercise with ballistic missiles in almost a year, according to the US and Japanese governments. The move shows Kim Jong Un’s frustrations with the Biden administration and

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16 Mar 2021

U.S. Outreach to North Korea Has Gone Unanswered, White House Says

According to a White House press release on Monday, the Biden administration previously reached out to North Korea, seeking to open conversations regarding Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. The administration has not received a response, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. The communication attempt follows recent

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03 Mar 2021

New satellite images reveal North Korea took recent steps to conceal nuclear weapons site

New satellite imagery allegedly reveals that North Korea has taken steps to conceal a military facility likely holding nuclear weapons. The images prove that the changes were made in recent months, a move that adds to the growing sense of urgency over unclear policies set forth by the Biden administration

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11 Feb 2021

Iran Has Started Producing Uranium Metal, in Violation of 2015 Accords, IAEA Says

Iran is stepping up pressure on US President Joe Biden to lift economic sanctions imposed on Tehran by producing uranium metal, a process that is banned under the 2015 nuclear accords. The material can be used to form the core of a nuclear weapon. The United Nations atomic agency released

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13 Jan 2021

Iran unveils its largest military vessel during missile drill

During a mari-time missile drill, Iran’s navy officially inducted its largest military vessel into its fleet. The forward base ship IRIS Makran is said to be able to carry up to five helicopters. The ship joined the fleet with another one capable of firing missiles at a time of tension

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08 Jan 2021

Iran ramps up uranium enrichment and seizes tanker as tensions rise with US

Amid heightened tensions with the US, Iran announced on Monday that it had resumed enriching uranium to 20% purity. This is prohibited under the 2015 nuclear deal forged with the US and is likely to further escalate tensions between the two countries. Iran also allegedly seized a South Korea chemical

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