The story: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has suggested that Iran will consider an alternative approach if diplomatic efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal fail. Coming amid a visit by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors—and following reports of the detection of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade—Amir-Abdollahian's remarks could allude to a ramping-up of nuclear advancements.
Meanwhile, after a string of incidents which point to an escalation in the shadow war between Iran and Israel, reports have emerged of anti-aircraft fire in the outskirts of the city of Karaj.
The coverage: At a Feb. 22 press conference in Baghdad, Amir-Abdollahian addressed the stalled talks to revive the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
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