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Iran Uranium

Why Iran Might Want To Enrich Uranium, Even If They Don't Want a Bomb

Chris Lawrence | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Lawrence

Our back-of-the-envelope reasoning typically proceeds as follows: Iran can buy reactor fuel on the international market for cheaper than what it costs to enrich it. Thus, the only reason for Iran to enrich is to produce fuel for a bomb.

Iran Refuses U.N. Inspections Of Nuclear Sites

AP | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian official on Tuesday rebuked the chief of the U.N. atomic agency for demanding snap inspections of Iran's nuclear site...

Is Enriched Uranium Iran's Trump Card?

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

GENEVA — GENEVA (AP) — Iran has more enriched uranium than it needs for its research and would be willing to discuss the "surplus" with Wester...

Iran Reportedly Speeding Up Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, April 17 (Reuters) - Iran is increasing the number of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges installed at its...

Iran Opens New Uranium Mines, Yellow Cake Plant

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

DUBAI, April 9 (Reuters) - Iran opened new uranium mines and a yellow cake production plant on Tuesday, state news agency IRNA reported. ...

Iran Finds Significant Uranium Deposits, Will 'Put Them To Use In The Near Future'

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

By Marcus George DUBAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Days before resuming talks over its disputed atomic programme, Iran said on Saturday it had...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Senators' Bill Would Help Iran Uranium Mine Partner | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill offered Thursday by Arizona's two senators would aid a company that partners with Iran in an African uranium mine. The bill, t...

Iran Easing Nuclear Fears By Converting Uranium To Fuel

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that it was converting some of its higher-grade enriched ura...

A Letter to Our Leaders on Iran's Nuclear Program

Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

According to international regulations and treaty obligations, Iran has a right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. This right must actually be explicitly recognized, which means Iran would be able to enrich uranium up to 5 percent.

Tensions Flare Over Iran's Nuke Program

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog pressed Iran on Friday to address suspicions about nuclear bomb ...

Iran: Enriched Uranium Traces A 'Technical Issue'

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 07.26.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A top Iranian nuclear official said that traces of enriched uranium discovered at an underground bunker came from a "routine tech...

Iran -- Nuclear Weapons, Not Energy

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Iran claims its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, but the majority of the rest of the world questions this assertion. And for good reason.

The Time for Diplomatic Action in Iran

William Rose | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
William Rose

We've got to seize the opportunity to offer incentives which persuade Iran's interests and draw them from prestige to economic development.

U.S. Spy Plane Shot Down In Iran: Report

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane that was trying to gather information on an underground uranium enrich...

Iran's Nuclear Program Ramps Up With New Centrifuges

AP | By NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Tuesday it was installing new and efficient centrifuges aimed at speeding up its nuclear enrichment amid fears Tehran is mov...

Iran To Triple Output Of Higher Enriched Uranium

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

VIENNA — An article praising the idea of Iran testing a nuclear bomb on a Revolutionary Guard website is raising alarms in western intelligence ...

Zimbabwe Reportedly To Sell Uranium To Iran

The Telegraph | Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Zimbabwe's foreign minister, said the sanctions -- which prohibit member states from providing Iran with raw materials that it...

Iran Claims New Nuclear Capability

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran delivered a resolute message Sunday on the eve of talks with six world powers: We're mining our own uranium now, so forget a...

Stuxnet Virus May Be Source Of Iran's Nuclear Problems

Yahoo! News | Fredrik Dahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA (Reuters) -- Iran has been experiencing years of problems with equipment used in its uranium enrichment program and the Stuxnet computer virus ...

Ahmadinejad: Iran May End Uranium Enrichment

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Iran would consider ending higher level uranium enrichment, the most crucial part of its controversial nuclear activities, if world p...

Iran & Turkey Agree To Uranium Swap In Nuclear Deal

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran agreed Monday to ship much of its low-enriched uranium abroad and then rolled out a new obstacle to nuclear compromise by in...

Report: Iran Seeking To Smuggle Raw Uranium From Kazakhstan

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Iran is close to clinching a deal to clandestinely import 1,350 tons of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan, according to an intellige...

Ahmadinejad: Despite Cooperation With West, We Will Not Retreat "Even An Iota" Over Nuclear Right

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA, Austria — Iran has given an initial response to a plan that calls for Tehran to ship most of its enriched uranium abroad, the Internatio...

UN: Once-Secret Iran Nuclear Facility To Start In 2011

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Iranian construction of a previously secret uranium enrichment site is at an advanced stage, with high-tech equipment already in place ...

Iran Decision On Uranium Deal Eagerly Awaited

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran put off until next week a formal response to a U.N.-backed plan to ship much of its uranium to Russia for enrichment, the co...