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Iranian Nuclear Sites

Ben S. on Apr 26th 2012

 

 This map published by the Russian International News Agency shows the locations of Iran’s nuclear research centers, uranium enrichment sites, nuclear power plants, and uranium mines. Iran’s recent activity regarding its nuclear program is eliciting increased scrutiny from much of the west, with further questions being raised over Iran’s claim that the nuclear program is for peaceful purposes to meet the country’s energy needs.

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Iran’s Quest to Possess Nuclear Technology

Ben S. on Apr 26th 2012

The Washington Post has provided a timeline of Iran’s efforts to possess nuclear technology. Iran has recently announced that it has begun enriching uranium as part of a major expansion of its nuclear program, drawing U.N. sanctions and condemnation from the West. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that Iran is now capable of enriching nuclear fuel “on an industrial scale.” In light of accusations from the west that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program, Ahmadinejad said recently that “foreign nations were determined to dominate the region, which shouldn’t be allowed.” Six world powers have since demanded that Iran allow international inspectors to visit military installations where explosive tests aimed at developing atomic bombs are believed to have taken place.

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Iran Nuclear Program

tobin on Apr 25th 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUWgTXme2cI

Here is an intersting video analyzing the Iran nuclear program. The video goes into depth how Iran plans to continue the growth of Uranium while the Western world continues to impose sanctions on Iran.

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“Stuxnet” and “Stars”

jfurnary on Apr 25th 2012

Here is a link to a news article talking about the “Stuxnet” and “Stars” viruses that, unwittingly to the Iranian government, sabotaged their nuclear machinery for years up until April 2011 when they discovered them. The article mentions that the effects of the viruses are still being dealt with and posing major problems.

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Nuclear Ambitions

tobin on Apr 25th 2012

Here is a link following up the disccusions about Iran and its nuclear plans. Iran is not backing down and looking to find ways around international sanctions preventing nuclear programs. HERE

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Diplomacy, not war: New Iran nuclear talks seen

tobin on Mar 7th 2012

Efforts to talk with Iran over nuclear issues are increasing. With fears of war starting over the nuclear issue in Iran, U.S and other “power houses” are looking to sit down with Iranian leaders to dicuss ways to prevent any fighting. Link.

 

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Nuclear Visits

tobin on Feb 21st 2012

Here is a short video on YouTube which follows the discussion of the Nuclear issue in Iran.

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Iran’s Early Nuclear Ambitions

bkyser on Feb 9th 2012

Source: mrzine.monthlyreview.org

Here is an interesting article about the beginning of Iran’s nuclear program. In recent times, this issue has gained a lot of attention, especially from the West. However, a nuclear program in Iran is not a new concept. The Iranians first developed a nuclear program in 1959, under the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Although the United States was opposed to Iran’s development of a nuclear program, they eventually participated with Iran by donating a small reactor to Tehran University. However, after this donation, the Shah began to kick Iran’s nuclear program into full gear. His subsequent actions included searching Iran for uranium mines. Although some European countries were eager to help Iran with this mission, the United States no longer supported it. In 1974, however, the United States again decided to support Iran’s nuclear program, with reservations. This article also discusses Iran’s relationships with France and Germany, and later India, in regards to their nuclear program. It also discusses Ayatollah Khomeini’s coming to power and what this new ruler meant for Iran and their nuclear program. Click the link above to access the full article.

Abbas Milani, “The Shah’s Atomic Dreams,” Foreign Policy, December 29, 2010, http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/12/29/the_shahs_atomic_dreams (accessed February 9, 2012).

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