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Iran Quadruples Production of Low-Enriched Uranium, Reports Say

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's unraveling nuclear accord, two semi-official news agencies reported Monday, an announcement just after President Donald Trump warned Iran it wou...
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US Sanctions to Hit Iran’s Metals Industry, a Major Employer

TEHRAN, Iran — U.S. sanctions have targeted Iran's government, its paramilitary forces and the oil exports that fund them. Now they are hitting its vital steel, aluminum, copper and iron industries. "I don't think (the U.S.) can, or wants to fight Iran ... ...
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As Pressure Grows, Iran’s Foreign Minister Resigns

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigned late Monday without warning, offering an "apology" to the nation as the nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers stands on the verge of ...
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US Intel Lists North Korea, not Border, as Threat

WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that the Islamic State group remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear deal is worki...
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Fears Rise, Diapers Vanish: Iran Currency Crash Causes Chaos

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's rial fell to a record low on Wednesday as worried residents of Tehran lined up outside beleaguered moneychangers, part of a staggering 140-percent drop in the currency's value since America pulled out of the nuclear deal only four months ...