Iran Nuclear Deal

National Security Advisor John Bolton’s Departure Celebrated by Iran

Iranian officials and state media expressed great pleasure at the termination of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, a trenchant critic of the Iranian regime long derided by Tehran as a “warmonger.” The Iranians appeared confident a softening in U.S. policy would accompany Bolton’s departure.

The U.S. will  "squeeze" Iran "until the pips squeak" through the tough new round of trade sanctions now in force, National Security Advisor John Bolton promised Tuesday.

U.S. Sanctions Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday announced sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, on the grounds that Zarif acted on behalf of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, himself a sanctioned individual, and coordinated activities with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

The Associated Press

Donald Trump: Iran Is ‘Playing with Fire’

Trump reacted to the news that Iran had breached the limits on enriched uranium set by the Iran Nuclear deal.”They know what they’re doing, they know what they’re playing with, and I think they’re playing with fire,” Trump said. 

Iran opens nuclear centrifuge factory for uranium

Iran Exceeds Uranium Limits, Threatens Further Nuclear Deal Violations

Inspectors for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday confirmed a statement by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that Iran has violated the 300 kilogram limit on stockpiling enriched uranium established by the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, 1200 Kms south of Tehran, where Iran has began unloading fuel into the reactor core for the nuclear power plant on October 26, 2010, a move which brings the facility closer to generating electricity after decades of …