Tag Archives | Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)

UK Replaces US in Redesigning Arak Reactor

By John Lee. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said that the US has been replaced by the UK on the working group tasked with redesigning the Arak heavy water reactor in central Iran. Ali Akbar Salehi (pictured) told IRIB that the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal has not impacted […]

Iran to Boost Uranium Enrichment Capacity

Iran to Boost Uranium Enrichment Capacity Following Leader’s Order: AEOI Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said the organization is starting a process to boost the country’s capacity to enrich uranium following an order by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. Kamalvandi told ISNA news agency on […]

Banking Problems between Iran & UK being Removed Gradually

Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has underlined Iran’s importance in the region and also reiterated his country’s support for maintaining the JCPOA, the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany). In a Sunday meeting in Tehran with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of […]

New Work Begins at Bushehr Nuclear Plant

The excavation process for the construction of new sites for the second and third reactors of Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran began on Tuesday. The project kicked off in a ceremony at Iran’s southern port city of Bushehr, attended by Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi, nuclear […]

Iran, Russia to jointly build 2 Nuclear Power Plants

By John Lee. Xinhua reports that Iran will start construction of two nuclear power plants in cooperation with Russian experts, The Iranian Energy Minister, Hamid Chitchian (pictured), is quoted as saying: “The contract has been signed between the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and Russia, and includes building two 1,000-megawatt nuclear power plants, the construction […]

Iran Eyes Becoming Regional Hub of Nuclear Medicine

A target at the top of the agenda of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is to turn the country into the region’s hub for production of nuclear medicine, Iran’s top nuclear official announced. Addressing a ceremony to mark the National Nuclear Technology Day in Tehran on Sunday, Head of AEOI Ali Akbar Salehi […]

Minister Urges Development of Nuclear Marine Propulsion

Minister Urges Development of Nuclear Marine Propulsion Systems in Iran Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan called for plans to boost the country’s naval industry by taking advantage of nuclear technology. “We should begin to use nuclear energy in manufacturing naval propulsion systems, and should also pay attention to reducing environmental problems in this […]

Iran to Spend $10bn to Build Two Nuclear Plants

The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said 10 billion dollars will be spent for the construction of two nuclear plants in the southern port city of Bushehr. Speaking in a ceremony in Bushehr on Saturday, Salehi highlighted the importance of an ongoing project to build two new nuclear […]

Iran considers Purchase of Japanese Nuclear Reactors

The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi voiced the country’s willingness to buy nuclear reactors from Japan provided that the sales include “lucrative commercial support.” “Of course if we receive any suggestion or any proposal from Japan that would sound very interesting to us, we would certainly be ready […]

Iran to Do Construction Work of New Nuclear Units

The building section of two new units at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, which Russia is going to construct in ten and a half years, will be carried out by Iran itself, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced. Iran will build the physical part of the new nuclear […]

AEOI Chief Rejects Slowdown in Iran’s Nuclear Industry

The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, rejected the notion of any deceleration in the country’s nuclear progress, giving an assurance that nuclear activities are vigorously in progress in all areas. “With all my scientific, technological and administrative experience in the nuclear field for some 50 years, I insist […]

Russian Firm to build at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

Rusatom Service, part of Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom, announced that it expects to sign a 4-year contract with Tehran on the construction of two more energy blocks at Iran’s southern Bushehr nuclear power plant by the end of this year. “We will sign a new four-year contract at the end of this year,” Rusatom […]

Iran, Japan Discuss Cooperation in Nuclear Energy

The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and Japan’s Ambassador to Tehran Hiroyasu Kobayashi explored avenues for boosting cooperation between the two countries, especially in different fields of nuclear energy. At the meeting held in the Iranian capital on Sunday, Salehi and Kobayashi exchanged views on the expansion of […]

Iran to Produce Rare Earth Elements

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, unveiled plans for the extraction of rare earth elements in the country as by-products of uranium mining process. Speaking at a television talk show on Saturday night, Salehi said his organizations has signed contracts with the local industries to produce rare earth elements […]

China to Build 2 Power Plants for $1bn

By John Lee. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said a contract for the construction of two power plants in cooperation with China has been prepared and will be discussed during the visit of the Chinese president on Friday. Ali Akbar Salehi  (pictured) said the construction of the two 1000 MW […]

Iran Transfers Enriched Uranium to Russia

The Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali-Akbar Salehi (pictured), confirmed on Tuesday the transfer of 11,000 kg of low-enriched uranium to Russia under the July nuclear agreement. As part of the deal, “11,000 kg of enriched uranium was exchanged with 197,000 kg of yellow cake,” Salehi was quoted as saying by Tasnim […]

Iran, Russia extend Cooperation in Bushehr Nuclear Plant

By John Lee. Mehr News Agency reports that Russia and Iran have agreed to continue cooperation in providing technical services for the Bushehr nuclear power plant, with emphasis on providing technical support for the “first power unit safe use.” At the latest sitting of the joint economic cooperation commission of Iran and Russia on Wednesday […]

Arak Reactor Redesign to Take 5 Years

A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said the redesign of the Arak heavy reactor will take 5 years. Behrouz Kamalvandi told ISNA that the roadmap phase may last for 2-3 months and “then we will enter the hard phase.” He noted that representatives of P5+1 countries as well as the […]