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    What Are Iran’s ‘Practical Needs’ and Why Does Iran Want to Fuel Reactors on Its Own?

What Are Iran’s ‘Practical Needs’ and Why Does Iran Want to Fuel Reactors on Its Own?

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(Tehran, Iran) – A new report prepared by the Iranian outlet NuclearEnergy.ir offers fresh insight into Iran’s practical enrichment needs and explains why Iran wants to fuel reactors on its own. The report comes amid intense talks between Iran [...]

|July 14th, 2014
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    Iran offers proposals on Fordo for ‘confidence building, flexibility’

Iran offers proposals on Fordo for ‘confidence building, flexibility’

Iran has proposed three possibilities for altering activities at the Fordo nuclear facility to show it “flexibility and will for confidence building,” head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has told state TV.

“Fordo site is a research center and is a complementary facility for the Natanz site. Due to the existence of threats [...]

|July 10th, 2014

Iran nuclear chief: 190,000 SWU enrichment capacity needed

“Iran needs 190,000 separative work units (SWU) of uranium enrichment capacity to produce the required annual fuel for the Bushehr [nuclear] plant,” head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi has said, echoing remarks by Iran’s Supreme Leader.

Salehi said “the means of measuring enrichment is SWU or Separative Work Units, which [...]

|July 8th, 2014

Drafting of comprehensive nuclear deal begins

“The drafting has almost started,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, about the final nuclear accord between Iran and the six powers titled, “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.” While the title of the deal has been agreed to, he said many differences remain.

 

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told journalists having a draft by [...]

|June 18th, 2014

The Religious Foundations of the Edicts by Shi’ite Jurists Prohibiting WMD

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Summary of a paper presented by Ayatollah Abolqasem Alidoost at Conference on “Nuclear Jurisprudence”, Tehran March 2014
 

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Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are a relatively new phenomena in international affairs, and therefore, Islamic jurisprudence, including Shi’ite scholars, did not specifically address them in the previous centuries. However, Islamic jurisprudence has a [...]

|June 16th, 2014
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    Iranian Scientific Review of Timeline of Hypothetical Breakout

Iranian Scientific Review of Timeline of Hypothetical Breakout

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(Tehran, Iran)–A new scientific review prepared by the Iranian outlet NuclearEnergy.ir offers fresh insight into the timeline of a hypothetical Iranian breakout. The report comes amid fresh bilateral talks between Iran and the United States as well as other members of [...]

|June 10th, 2014