The move takes Iran closer to the 90 percent purity level needed for use in a nuclear weapon as Vienna talks to save the 2015 nuclear deal at a standstill.
Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raisi says he has no plans to meet with US President Joe Biden, while calling on regional rival Saudi Arabia to halt its intervention in Yemen immediately.
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un's remarks came two days before the newly appointed US envoy for North Korea, Sung Kim, is scheduled to arrive in South Korea on his first visit since assuming the role last month.
Though Vienna talks resume amid complications raised by Iran FM's accusation that Russia tried to scupper the pact, Moscow representative Ulyanov says all parties are led "by unity of purpose which is full restoration of nuclear deal."
Russian diplomat participating in talks to save 2015 JCPOA accord says meeting in Vienna has been "successful," though salvage efforts will take time.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told European allies that the US is prepared to talk to Iran about both countries returning to compliance with a 2015 deal that aims to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Fakhrizadeh, killed in an attack outside Tehran, was widely seen by Western intelligence as the mastermind of clandestine Iranian efforts to develop nuclear weapons. Here's more on the man whose killing is being blamed on Israel.
UN report seen by Reuters showed that North Korea “used cyberspace to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks to steal funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges to generate income.”
"It has no meaning for Iranian oil not to be exported, while the region's oil is exported," says Iran's President Hassan Rouhani ahead of a planned meeting with the five global powers that are still party to a 2015 deal.
Trump administration targets 18 Iranian individuals and groups for aiding Iran's non-nuclear weapons effort or elite guards in a show of staying tough on Tehran.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson opened his trip to Asia by saying the escalating threat from the DPRK's nuclear program shows the need for a new approach to North Korea.
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