It was great pleasure to have again a lecture in the training course of the #VCDNP for the #Vienna based diplomats on #nuclear nonproliferation & disarmament. @CTBTO is key for preserving international security through #Science_diploacy @esokova @_RobFloyd
#Iran FM appoints former #nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri as deputy FM for political affairs, replacing Abbas Araghchi. Former ambassador to China, Austria & Russia Mehdi Safari has been appointed as deputy FM for economic affairs. Araghchi has been appointed as an adviser to FM.
#Iran’s AEOI: ۱st unit of Bushehr #nuclear power plant started to lose power at ۸ pm on Sat & was temporarily disconnected from power generation circuit early Sunday…After solving the problem, the power plant will return to production circuit ASAP & will be connected to the grid
#Iran nuclear chief: They've said Iran's #nuclear activities in Natanz have been delayed by ۹ months. But I emphasize that a significant part of the enemy's sabotage will be compensated & this caravan won't stop. Whatever happened, it was compensated with several percent higher.
#Iran Atomic Organization spokesman says Arak #nuclear reactor is ready for cold testing and that the test will take place in the next few months. He added that «normally after a year from the cold test, a reactor is launched».- Jamejam
#Iran leader: The US has the largest #nuclear arsenal in the world with thousands of atomic bombs. They are the only country that used atomic bomb to massacre ۲۲۰K people in #Japan in a day. But we are opposed to weapons of mass destruction.
#Iran leader: West knows very well that we're not looking for #nuclear weapons. The issue of nuclear weapons is a pretext. They even oppose our access to conventional weapons because they want to take away the components of power from Iran.
Another great news! Comoros ratified the #CTBT! with this constructive action of a member of #NAM, the number of ratifiers of the @ctbto_alerts reached to the historic number of ۱۷۰. The Ban on all #nuclear testing is a long sought goal of NAM & key for safer & more secure world.
#nuclear weapon free zones are important tools in achieving nuclear #disarmament & nonproliferation through #NPT & #CTBT universality.@OPANAL was the first of such a zone. congratulations for its۵۴th anniversary. It can play leading role by sharing its experiences.@ctbto_alerts
#Iran's president: The #nuclear deal is not an agreement achieved easily. Anyhow, this is the agreement. If they want it, they're welcomed (Ahlan wa Sahlan), & if they don't want it, again they're welcomed (Ahlan wa Sahlan) & they can go. We'll do our own things.
Speaker of #Iran's parliament Ghalibaf visited Fordow #nuclear facility today on Thursday, saying «we're ahead of schedule in ۲۰٪ enrichment. We were supposed to produce ۱۲۰ kg of ۲۰٪ enriched uranium in a year, but in less than a month, about ۱۷ kg has been produced».
#Iran’s cabinet, chaired by president, approved the executive by-law for implementation of the law passed by parliament to scale up #nuclear activities. The law is dubbed as «Strategic Action for Lifting of Sanctions».
As #Iran's president had not signed into law the legislation by parliament [to scale up #nuclear activities] in his ۵-day deadline, speaker of parliament Ghalibaf, today in a letter to CEO of Official Paper of the Country, communicated the law to be published in the paper.
#Iran’s president is unhappy with the legislation of parliament to increase #nuclear activities: Let us do our job …let those who have ۲۰ years of experience in this field & have been successful in diplomacy & have defeated US in UN, do their job w/ patience, tolerance & wisdom.
#Iran’s Guardian Council ratified the legislation by the parliament to increase #nuclear activities, said the spokesman of the council, adding that the speaker of parliament now can communicate the new law to the president.
#Iran’s Guardian Council returns the #nuclear bill to parliament saying the article on ceasing implementation of additional protocol in a month is ambiguous & its relation with the decision of Supreme National Security Council is unclear, meaning it must not violate SNSC decision
#Iran’s vice-president says the administration sends a letter to Guardian Council on the bill passed by the parliament to increase #nuclear activities. Jahangiri said this is «interference in the work of the executive branch & Supreme National Security Council, and we oppose it».
#Iran's parliament passed the generalities of a bill to increase #nuclear activities. The bill suggests resuming ۲۰٪ enrichment & increasing LEU stockpile. It obliges the admin to stop implementing additional protocol in case #Europe doesn't fulfill its commitments in ۳ months.
#Iran’s government spokesman Rabi’ei on possible US strike on Iranian #nuclear site: We have said it before and we announce it once more that any action against Iranian people will definitely face a resounding response … I personally see a low chance for that.
On #Iran's reaction to likely US return to the #nuclear deal under new president, Iranian deputy FM Araghchi says «it is too early to talk about this. There are many challenges, but first we have to wait and consider likely new policies in the United States». #JCPOA
#Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman: The fuel that we need in our #nuclear plant is between ۳٫۵ to ۴٫۵ percent, but we are ready to go beyond that … Two places that the @IAEAOrg wants to access are in Shahreza of Isfahan and around Tehran.
#Iran's leader: If you retreat against the United States, it will come forward and say something new. The #US wants us to abandon our #nuclear program, reduce our defense capability, and destroy our regional authority. Even if we do, the United States will have a new demand.
#Iran FM @Amirabdolahian: We’ve had long & intense discussions on #nuclear talks over past few weeks. One of the questions in those discussions about returning to the negotiating table was how we should plan so that new round of negotiations to have a tangible & practical result.
#Iran’s IAEA envoy (on AUKUS): US & UK have endangered important issues of disarmament & non-proliferation… It’s unfortunate that the countries which criticize Iran on ۶۰٪ enrichment for peaceful purposes, sell military #nuclear submarines to Australia that use ۹۰٪ nuclear fuel.
#Iran’s newly appointed #nuclear chief Mohammad Eslami visited Bushehr nuclear power plant today on Tuesday. Tomorrow, he will brief MPs on the recent visit by @IAEAOrg Director General Grossi to Tehran.
Great honor&pleasure for me to give a lecture to the @UNIDIR meeting for the Group of Governmental Experts of the @UN regarding the various #security & #development privileges of the @ctbto_alerts , its verification system and its consideration to #nuclear#disarmament.
Public relations of the Bushehr #nuclear power plant announced that no damage was caused to the Bushehr nuclear power plant by the magnitude ۵٫۹ #earthquake that hit Ganaveh port in the Bushehr province today at ۱۱:۱۱ am local time. #Iran
Couple of Iranian MPs have claimed that the incident in the #Iran's Natanz #nuclear facility is suspicious to be «sabotage» and «infiltration». Iranian Atomic Organization officials have confirmed the incident, but have not hinted whether that was a sabotage or not.
Today marks the ۵۱th anniversary ofthe #Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Over half a century treaty was center for #nonproliferation#disarmament & #Peaceful_use . #NPT #۱۰RevCon can take decisions to make a balance on these pillars. @ctbto_alerts can play key role in all ۳
#Iran's Deputy FM Araghchi: The body of evidence shows that #Biden team has not been able to reach a conclusion & an alternative policy on the #JCPOA … They do not seem to have been able to overcome their internal challenges and reach a single united policy on the #nuclear deal.
#Qatar FM will meet #Iran FM @JZarif today on Monday in Tehran. Qatari FM had separate phone calls with US NSA Sullivan & US special envoy for Iran Malley last week, & later said «Qatar is working on de-escalation through a … diplomatic process to return to the #nuclear deal».
Great news! #Cuba 🇨🇺 has signed and ratified the #CTBT! with this invaluable move by active member of #NAM , the number of States Signatories reached to ۱۸۵ and ratifiers to ۱۶۹. The Ban on all #nuclear testing is a long sought goal of NAM & key for safer & more secure world.
#Iran's parliament speaker(during a visit to Fordow #nuclear facility): All our measures are in the framework of the nuclear deal. If parties to the #JCPOA return to their commitments i.e. lifting sanctions & normalizing Iran’s economic relations, Iran will return into compliance
#Iran's president: The government does not consider the law by parliament [to scale up #nuclear activities] as useful … What parliament has passed is dubbed strategic action for lifting of sanctions, but whether the legislation makes that happen or not is another question.
#Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman: The legislation by the parliament [to scale up #nuclear activities] has not yet been signed into law by president. Once signed and communicated, it will be implemented.
#Iran’s president and his administration officials had earlier opposed the new #nuclear-related legislation by the conservative parliament, saying that it is detrimental to the process of diplomatic efforts.
#Iran’s parliament modified the article ۶ of the #nuclear bill including changing «one month» deadline to «two months» to stop implementing additional protocol. With the modification, the Guardian Council will still consider it. Need to wait to see if the council clears it or not
#Iran’s vice-president: The leader had entrusted the management of #nuclear issue to the Supreme National Security Council … At the time when maximum pressure has failed, we need not to bring a change to the management. This change can put much pressure on the country.
#Iran’s parliament, in its evening session, passed the details of the bill to increase #nuclear activities. The parliament has modified and shortened the deadline to one month, for the administration to stop implementing additional protocol in case ۴+۱ doesn't lift sanctions.
The biggest scientific event related to #nuclear nonproliferation .Do not miss the event organized by @ctbto_alerts Science& Technology Conference ۲۰۲۱ (#SnT۲۰۲۱) (۲۸ June - ۲ July ۲۰۲۱):Overview · CTBTO Trainings, Conferences & Wokshops (Indico) https://conferences.ctbto.org/event/۷/
#Iran president implicitly welcomes new US administration's return to the #nuclear deal. Today in reaction to #Election۲۰۲۰ , Rouhani said he hopes «the future US administration learns from past three-year experience & obeys the law & regulations & returns to all its obligations».
#Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Kamalvandi says the two new buildings which are going to be built to compensate the explosion incident in Natanz #nuclear facility, will have a «very high degree of security & safety measures & considerations».- Resalat
Spokesman of #Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says that «sabotage» caused the explosion in Natanz #nuclear facility, adding that «two new and separate halls in two different places have been prepared to continue the work».