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Iran's Zarif says there won't be a better nuclear deal than 2015 accord

Iran's Zarif says there won't be a better nuclear deal than 2015 accordWorld powers will not be able to negotiate a better deal with Iran than the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Monday. Iran threatened on Monday to restart deactivated centrifuges and ramp up its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity as its next potential big moves away from the agreement that Washington abandoned last year. “#B_Team sold @realDonaldTrump on the folly that killing #JCPOA thru #EconomicTerrorism can get him a better deal,” Zarif wrote, referring to the nuclear deal by its acronym, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).



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Iran begins uranium enrichment beyond limit set by 2015 nuclear deal in latest violation

Iran begins uranium enrichment beyond limit set by 2015 nuclear deal in latest violationAt a news conference on Sunday, Iran nuclear agency spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said that the increased uranium enrichment would begin "within hours."



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UPDATE 3-Iran to lift uranium enrichment to 5%, above level in 2015 deal -official

UPDATE 3-Iran to lift uranium enrichment to 5%, above level in 2015 deal -officialIran on Sunday will announce an increase in uranium enrichment to 5%, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian official told Reuters, in a move signalling a deepening challenge to escalating U.S. sanctions pressure. The declaration comes at a time of sharply increased U.S.-Iranian confrontation, a year after Washington quit the pact and reimposed sanctions that had been lifted under the accord in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear work. “The main announcement tomorrow will be the increase of the level of enrichment to 5% percent from 3.67% that we agreed under the deal,” the official said on Saturday on condition of anonymity.



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Iran to Increase Uranium Enrichment in Violation of 2015 Nuclear Treaty

Iran to Increase Uranium Enrichment in Violation of 2015 Nuclear TreatyIranian officials announced on Monday that they will begin to increase uranium enrichment in violation of the 2015 international nuclear treaty from which the U.S. already has withdrawn.Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Agency, said the country's stockpile of low-enriched uranium will surpass the limit established under the treaty within ten days, according to the Iranian news agency Tasnim.The announcement by Iran's Atomic Energy Agency comes weeks after Tehran threatened to violate the 2015 nuclear treaty if the pact's remaining European signatories failed to shield the country from the effects of U.S. sanctions within 60 days.Kamalvandi left open the possibility of returning to compliance with the treaty if the European parties help to relieve some of the burden of U.S. sanctions by establishing alternative trade arrangements.“As long as they comply by their commitments, these will go back,” Kamalvandi said during a televised press conference at the country’s Arak nuclear plant.Tensions between the U.S. and Iran continued to escalate last week after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Iran was responsible for an attack on two oil tankers that occurred in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday morning.House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) endorsed the Trump administration's finding of Iranian culpability during an interview on CBS's “Face the Nation,” but he criticized the maximum-pressure campaign that Pompeo has pursued as needlessly provocative.“There’s no question that Iran is behind the attacks,” Schiff said. “I think the evidence is very strong and compelling.”British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt also confirmed the administration's findings, announcing on Twitter on Friday that the “U.K.’s assessment concludes that responsibility for the attacks almost certainly lies with Iran.”



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200 Missing as Vale Dam Breaks, Echoing 2015 Brazil Tragedy

200 Missing as Vale Dam Breaks, Echoing 2015 Brazil TragedyApproximately 200 people are missing, a spokesperson for emergency services in Minas Gerais state told Bloomberg, adding that poor mobile phone service in the area is making it difficult to get updates. Minas Gerais has formed a crisis management group and sent first responders to the affected area, according to a statement. Aircraft are doing flyovers as part of rescue operations, it said, without mentioning any deaths or injuries.



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Deadly terror attacks in France since 2015

Deadly terror attacks in France since 2015Strasbourg was the latest French city to be rocked by a deadly attack after a gunman opened fire at its famed Christmas market on Tuesday before fleeing the scene. Here is a recap of jihadist attacks that have killed more than 245 people across France since the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shootings. – May 12: A knifeman shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) is shot dead by police in central Paris after he kills one person and injures four, prompting a terror probe.



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In 2015, a Russian-Built Submarine Might Have 'Sunk' a Navy Nuclear Sub

In 2015, a Russian-Built Submarine Might Have 'Sunk' a Navy Nuclear SubThe Virginia-class is orders of magnitude quieter and offers far better sensors and carries more weapons. The newer vessels are far more effective against threats like the Kilo than their Los Angeles-class predecessors. Buying as many Virginias as possible becomes especially important as more and more potential adversaries procure advanced diesel-electric boats like the Kilo or the even more capable Russian-built Amur.



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Black Texas Teenager Brutalized In 2015 Finally Gets Her Pool Party

Black Texas Teenager Brutalized In 2015 Finally Gets Her Pool PartyFor Dajerria Becton, Saturday will mark the end of a terrible period in her



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1st murder charges filed in 2015 biker shooting in Waco

1st murder charges filed in 2015 biker shooting in WacoThree members of the Bandidos motorcycle club were indicted on murder charges Wednesday stemming from a chaotic 2015 shooting.



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Red Cross: 21 resigned or fired since 2015 in sex cases

Red Cross: 21 resigned or fired since 2015 in sex casesLONDON (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff.



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