Decision to cancel the test of the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile to appease Russia after Moscow announced it was putting its nuclear forces on high alert.
Amid the reshuffling of regional dynamics and the wider tug-of-war between the US and Russia, Tehran has reverted to its modus operandi of violence and chaos.
Iran agrees to provide information to the UN nuclear watchdog and answer questions posed by IAEA, which will lead to the parties meeting in Tehran.
The US and Iran's two distinct foreign policy views plus unyielding Israel hovering above may compromise the upcoming negotiations.
Pakistani atomic scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is hailed as a national hero for making his country the world's first Islamic nuclear power.
The UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) describes the incident as 'unacceptable' while the US slams Iran, calling it harassment.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said that "talks are on the agenda, but not talks for the sake of talks, or negotiations for the sake of negotiations".
Seoul is developing a new weapon with a flight range of 350-400 km and a payload of up to 3 tonnes, designed to destroy underground facilities such as those North Korea is believed to use to store nuclear weapons, Yonhap reports.
The development on the five-megawatt reactor in Yongbyon, North Korea's main nuclear complex, comes with nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington at a standstill.
Reviving the nuclear deal would give Iran less of an incentive to target US positions in Iraq and support Baghdad’s sovereignty.
UN nuclear watchdog says it had received no reply from Tehran over the possible extension of a temporary agreement, covering inspections at Iranian nuclear facilities, which expired on Thursday as nuclear talks crisis looms.
The Bushehr shutdown comes as Tehran and world powers attempt to revive a hobbled 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme in Vienna talks, which, an EU negotiator says, are moving “closer to a deal”.
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