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New Sanctions on Entities linked to Iran Nuclear Weapons Effort

U.S. Government Sanctions Organizations and Individuals in Connection with an Iranian Defense Entity Linked to Iran’s Previous Nuclear Weapons Effort The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), together with the U.S. Department of State, designated 14 individuals and 17 entities today in connection with Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and […]

Austrian Bank to Finance Iranian Nuclear Hospital

By John Lee. Austria’s Oberbank will reportedly provide $248 million to finance the construction of Iran’s first nuclear hospital. According to a report from Healthcare Global, the new facility will house up to a thousand beds and will be one of the largest of its kind in the Middle East, providing world-class radiotherapy services. Once […]

EU Project for Nuclear Safety for Iran

The European Commission has signed the first ever project for nuclear safety co-operation with Iran, under the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The € 2.5 million project aims to enhance the capabilities of the Iranian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA).  It will do so by preparing a feasibility study for the Nuclear Safety Centre foreseen in the JCPOA. It will […]

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 […]

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 […]

IAEA: No Sign of Diversion of Nuclear Material

By John Lee. Nuclear verification and monitoring work in Iran, and the renovation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear application laboratories, will be among the key activities for the Agency this year, Director General Yukiya Amano said in his introductory statement to the IAEA Board of Governors today. Mr Amano announced the establishment […]

Iran Signs $40bn in Trade Deals With Russia

By John Lee. Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, told reporters: “… contracts worth around $40 billion … have already been initialed and are ready to be implemented. “They are just waiting for loans and financing from the Russian side, and during our meeting with Putin we were reassured that this would be done, and that [Iran] […]

Arak Reactor ‘Not Yet Decommissioned’

By John Lee. Iran’s deputy nuclear chief has denied a report that the core of the Arak heavy-water reactor has been removed and filled with concrete. According to BBC News, Ali Asghar Zarean said that Iran would sign an agreement with China to modify the reactor before doing so. “Definitely, we will not apply any […]

Iran Expects Final Nuclear Report on Friday

By John Lee. Iran’s Fars News Agency reports that Iran expects the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to issue a “final” report on Friday confirming it has met all its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi [Abbas Araghchi] (pictured) said on Wednesday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad […]

Iran Removes Arak Nuclear Reactor Core

[Editors’ Note: This report has been subsequently denied by Iran’s deputy nuclear chief.] The Independent reports that Iran has removed the core of its Arak heavy water nuclear reactor and filled it with cement, as required under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed last year. Reconfiguring the reactor so it could not produce […]

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 […]

IAEA ends Iran Weapons Probe

IAEA Board Adopts Landmark Resolution on Iran PMD Case The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors today considered the Director General’s Final Assessment on Past and Present Outstanding Issues Regarding Iran’s Nuclear Programme and adopted a resolution. In his opening statement, Mr Amano summarized the main findings of his report: “The Agency assesses that […]

Iran Worked on Nuclear Weapons Design until 2009

By John Lee. In a much anticipated report completed as part of the Iran nuclear agreement, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that Iran stopped work on designing a nuclear weapon in 2009. The confidential report to its Board of Governors, viewed by Reuters, said: “The Agency assesses that a range of activities […]