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Iran’s nuclear chief warns EU patience is running thin

BRUSSELS: Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday he was warning the European Union’s top diplomat that Tehran’s patience was running out on the bloc’s pledges to keep up oil trade despite U.S. sanctions. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, said the Islamic Republic could resume its 20 percent uranium enrichment if it fails to see the economic benefit of the 2015 deal that placed curbs on its nuclear program. “If we cannot sell our oil and we don’t enjoy financial transactions, then I don’t think…

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

TEHRAN: Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday. "The first shipment arrived on January 26 by plane and the last will arrive tomorrow, Tuesday," said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, according to Fars news agency. Under the nuclear deal signed with world powers in July 2015, Iran has the right to enrich uranium to a level of 3.5 percent and sell it abroad, as part of efforts to…

The winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2016 is anyone’s guess

OSLO: A veteran Russian rights activist, or the architects of the Iranian nuclear accord? The field of contenders for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize was suddenly thrown wide open after the Colombian people's shock rejection of a peace deal put its negotiators out of the running. For once, the Nobel experts thought they were on to a sure thing. But just days before the award, they were forced to rethink after voters in Colombia said 'No' to a peace deal between their government and the communist FARC rebels in a weekend…