Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the head of Iran nuclear technology organisation Ali Akbar Salehi inspecting nuclear technology on Iran National Nuclear Technology Day on April 9. Photo: EPA

Iran to end curbs on uranium enrichment stockpile if it cannot bypass US sanctions

  • Move is part of a package of measures announced by Iran in response to the sweeping unilateral sanctions reimposed by Washington in the 12 months since it quit a 2015 nuclear agreement
  • Iran also warned that if other parties to the agreement – Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia – failed to deliver on their commitments within 60 days, it would suspend other key limits
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the head of Iran nuclear technology organisation Ali Akbar Salehi inspecting nuclear technology on Iran National Nuclear Technology Day on April 9. Photo: EPA
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The USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier during its visit to Palma Bay in the Balearic Islands, Spain on April 16. Photo: EPA-EFE

US dispatches aircraft carrier to Middle East over unspecified Iran threats

  • National security adviser John Bolton said the move was in response to ‘a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings’
  • A defence official speaking on condition of anonymity said there had been ‘clear indications’ of a possible attack
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The USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier during its visit to Palma Bay in the Balearic Islands, Spain on April 16. Photo: EPA-EFE
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