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UK upgrades diplomatic relations with Iran – Nicholas Hopton appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Tehran

The UK has appointed an Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran for the first time since 2011. Nicholas Hopton, previously British Chargé d’affaires in Tehran, has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador. This comes a year after the reopening of the Embassy in Tehran, and marks an important step forward in the two countries’ diplomatic […]

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Metallurgical company CEO arrested for exports to Iran: U.S. Justice Department

Earlier today Erdal Kuyumcu, 44, of Woodside, New York, was arrested on charges of illegally exporting a cobalt-nickel metallic powder from the United States to Iran, through an intermediary in Turkey.  Kuyumcu will make his initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes Jr. of the Eastern District of New York. The […]

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Court Overrules EU Fund Freeze on Iran Bank – The European Court of Justice

The Court of Justice confirms the annulment of the fund-freezing measures in place against Bank Mellat since 2010 The Council failed to provide sufficient grounds or evidence In order to strengthen efforts to combat Iran’s nuclear proliferation-sensitive activities and the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems in Iran, the Council froze the funds of various […]

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New IAEA Uranium Enrichment Monitor to Verify Iran’s Commitments Under the JCPOA

Meet the new 24/7 high-tech device that will monitor Iran’s uranium enrichment activities at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant, helping to provide the world with assurance that Iran fulfils its nuclear-related commitments. The IAEA has installed the Online Enrichment Monitor, or OLEM, to verify that Iran keeps its level of uranium enrichment at up to […]

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Reports: Jason Rezaian Released From Iranian Prison After 544 Days

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2016 /– Members of the National Press Club and journalist around the world are overjoyed at the news our colleague Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian who has been in prison for 544 days for simply doing his job has been released, and may now be reunited with his family and friends. According […]

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