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Iran says it would redesign heavy-water reactor as concession to west

AP: Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said on Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program.


Iran says it watered down, converted over 200 kg of enriched uranium

Reuters: Iran said on Saturday it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear program.


Iran may keep nuclear program after Ukraine, Cohen says

Bloomberg: Iran may be less likely to halt its nuclear weaponry program after the U.S. and Europe failed to stop Russia from annexing part of Ukraine, which 20 years ago gave up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, said former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen.


Israeli minister: Kerry's remarks on Iran nuke deal 'not acceptable'

The Hill: An Israeli Cabinet minister said Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks over the specifics of a nuclear threshold in a final deal with Iran were "not acceptable". "The things that Kerry said ... are worrying. They are surprising. They are not acceptable," Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel Radio. 


Iran needs 30,000 new centrifuges for fuel: official

AFP - Iran will need 30,000 of its new generation centrifuges to meet domestic fuel demands, far more than the current number, its nuclear chief said Sunday. Ali Akbar Salehi's comments came just days after the latest round of talks in Vienna aimed at securing a long-term deal over Iran's disputed nuclear programme.