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2011-04-17 07:16:14

IRNA news agency reports that the Iranian officials believe the U.S. and Israel are behind the computer worm Stuxnet designed to hurt Iran's controversial nuclear program. "Investigations and studies show that the source of Stuxnet originates from America and the Zionist regime," the commander of the Iranian civil defense organization, Gholam Reza Jalali, told IRNA. Stuxnet was publicly identified last June and it reportedly wreaked havoc on computerized industrial equipment in Iran. The...

2008-09-19 03:00:27

Text of report under "Selected News" headlined "Meaning of concept 'irreversible' in context of start of Bushehr plant's operation" published by Iranian newspaper Iran website on 15 September Commenting on the Bushehr nuclear plant nearing the "point of no return" [marhaleh-ye gheyr-e qabel bazgasht], the former deputy of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization has said: When the works pertaining to placing the equipment in their intended location, as well as their adjustment and set-up are...

2008-09-08 18:00:33

The nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, being built and fueled by Russia, is a "potential model" for Iran's nuclear future, a U.S. official said Monday. U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack was responding to a reporter's observation that the president of the Russian general contractor for the Bushehr project has said the site will soon reach the stage where the start of the nuclear power plant is irreversible. McCormack noted Russia's agreement with Iran has been "applauded by...

2008-09-08 15:00:59

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 8 September: Atomstroyexport has scheduled the next stages of pre-launch works at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran for December 2008 - February 2009, the head of the [Atomostroyexport] company, Leonid Reznikov, has told journalists. "I think that in December, January and February a whole range of technological events will be conducted (at the Bushehr plant) that will demonstrate the irreversibility of the plant's...

2008-08-31 12:00:27

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 31 August: The Russian director of the Bushehr power plant project, Leonid Reznikov, entered Iran on Sunday night [31 August] for a three day visit. He is accompanied by his deputy and a delegation of experts. The Russian delegation will begin their negotiations with a team of Iranians headed by Ahmad Fayaz-Bakhsh, the deputy director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. Reznikov will begin inspecting...

2006-02-25 06:13:55

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia wants to complete building a nuclear power station in Iran as soon as possible, the country's top nuclear official said on Saturday, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia's atomic energy agency Rosatom, said during a visit to Tehran that the civilian nuclear plant at Bushehr in Iran would be launched as fast as possible. "We don't see any political obstacles to completing Bushehr and we are interested in it (the station) being...

2005-07-17 16:06:26

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors may examine the financing of a nuclear reactor Moscow is building in Iran after a former Russian minister was arrested, local media quoted the head of Russia's Audit Chamber as saying on Sunday. Sergei Stepashin said any investigation might look at the activities of former atomic energy minister Yevgeny Adamov, who was arrested in Switzerland in May on a request for the United States, which wants to try him for fraud. "We are waiting for material from...


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