The relocation of a significant part of centrifuge machines to a safer location was due to a terrorist attack against Iran's Karaj nuclear site, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said.
North Korea test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon designed to boost its nuclear capability, state media reported Sunday, a day before its chief rivals the United States and South Korea begin annual military drills that the North views as an invasion rehearsal.
An agreement to revitalize the 2015 nuclear deal is in limbo as a key sticking point still remains unresolved. Both Iranian and US officials have pointed to the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a “terror organization” as the stumbling block in efforts to bring back the JCPOA to life. Tehran wants Washington to take the IRGC off its terror list. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Sunday an agreement is “close” in paused negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal and that the “ball is in US court” to decide. Abdolreza Faraji-Raad, a former Iranian ambassador and an international affairs expert, is optimistic about a final deal and insists that Amir-Abdollahian and Iran’s negotiating team should be supported at home.
French power utility EDF on Monday again warned on its 2022 profit outlook, saying it could miss its financial targets because it was required to sell power at below-market prices and due to lower nuclear output.