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Iran Breaches Uranium Limit

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Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, announced on Monday that Iran surpassed the 300-kilogram stockpile limit for Uranium set out by the Nuclear Deal (Tehran Times). Breaching the stockpile limit does not necessarily give Iran enough material to produce a nuclear weapon (New York Times). This move happened during a 60-day ultimatum that Iran’s government […]

Iran Shoots Down US Spy Drone

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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) shot down an American drone on Thursday. The IRGC claimed that the drone was on a spy mission over Iran’s territory (Reuters; Tehran Times). US officials denied this by saying that the drone was flying within international airspace (Reuters). US Navy Captain Bill Urban stated that Iranian reports were […]

U.S. to Formally Request Extradition of Huawei Official

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Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Chinese tech company Huawei, in December on charges of violating American sanctions on Iran (Reuters 1).  The United States’ Department of Justice recently stated that it will submit a formal request to Canadian authorities to extradite Meng for trial in the U.S. (AP).  Extradition requests must be […]

US Reinstates Sanctions Against Iran

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The US has reinstated sanctions against Iran, targeting Iran’s energy, financial and shipping sectors (AP). This move comes directly after the 180-day wind-down period following the US’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) (Time). US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed the US granted specific oil import waivers to eight countries (NPR). […]

Trump Chairs Security Council Meeting

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US President Donald Trump chaired the United Nations Security Council meeting Wednesday morning, September 26 (AP1). This comes after his address to the General Assembly on Tuesday, September 25 (BBC). His address focused on US sovereignty, Iran’s expanding influence and negotiations with North Korea (AP1). He lauded American patriotism, requesting the ability to operate self-sufficiently […]

Assad and Syrian Rebel Groups Talk at Astana

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On January 23, Syrian rebel groups and the Assad government met face-to-face in Astana to cement a ceasefire agreement, along with representatives from Turkey, Russia and Iran (AP; Haaretz; Reuters). Iranian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers moved to establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and enforce full compliance with the ceasefire (Haaretz). This monitoring, as […]