Spokesman Iran to break stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran — A spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency says the country will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days.Behrouz Kamalvandi made the comment in a news conference carried live on Iranian state television on Monday.He spoke to local journalists at Iran’s Arak heavy water facility.His comments come in the wake of suspected attacks on oil tankers last week in the region that Washington has blamed on Iran and amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America for the nuclear deal.Kamalvandi acknowledged that the country already quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium.The Associated Press

The Latest Dutch navy ships in Bahamas hurricane aftermath

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas — The Latest on hurricane aftermath in the Bahamas (all times local):7:10 a.m.Two Dutch navy ships have arrived in the Bahamas to help with the relief operation after the region was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.The Defence Ministry says that around 550 military personnel who arrived Wednesday on board the ships Snellius and Johan de Witt will deliver aid to residents on Abaco island.The Johan de Witt is a transport ship that uses landing craft to bring supplies to shore, while the Snellius surveys underwater damage and obstacles in a first step to clearing access to ports and harbours on Abaco.The ships also are carrying building materials, food and water that can be flown in by helicopters.The official death toll in the Bahamas stands at 50. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said he expects the number to significantly increase.___12:15 a.m.Bahamians are beginning to tackle a daunting cleanup a week after Hurricane Dorian devastated the archipelago’s northern islands.Residents sift through debris hunting for prized possessions as they prepare to rebuild from one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history.People are piling up wreckage. Some are burning ruined clothes.A preliminary report estimates Dorian caused a total of some $7 billion in damage, although the government of the Bahamas has not yet offered any figures.The Associated Press read more