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2011-02-04 13:55:00

A senior official said Friday that Iran should investigate claims that the Stuxnet computer virus has caused major harm to its first nuclear power station. The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said reports of major damage to the Bushehr plant were a malicious campaign by countries hostile to Tehran's nuclear program, but that they should be looked into in any case. "Many of these discussions raised in the media and world public opinion about the Stuxnet virus are an effort to...

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2010-10-05 12:50:00

Iran said on Tuesday that a computer worm found on laptops of several employees at the country's nuclear power plant is part of a covert Western plot to try and derail its nuclear program. Iranian officials said the Stuxnet worm has affected computers of employees at the Bushehr nuclear power plant and that it could be a conspiracy to damage Iran's nuclear activities. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast's comments on Tuesday accused Western countries of the sabotage. The U.S.,...

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2010-09-25 05:50:00

Computer security experts say a computer virus that has infected industrial control systems worldwide appears to have been aimed primarily at nuclear facilities in Iran. The malicious software, dubbed Stuxnet, is a "trojan worm" that disguises itself as a safe application.  The virus spreads from USB "thumb drive" memory devices, exploiting a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system that has since been resolved.  The virus attacks widely used industrial automation...

2008-10-17 18:00:21

Russia will ship nearly 1,000 tons of supplies to the Iranian city of Bushehr to help build a nuclear power plant, an Iranian official said Friday. Iranian Atomic Energy Organization deputy chief Ahmad Fayaz Bakhsh said that the impending equipment delivery by Russia is part of an agreement reached between the two countries, RIA Novosti reported. The $1 billion Bushehr nuclear power plant is part of a 1995 agreement between Russia and Iran regarding the proposed site in the southern...

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...

2008-09-10 09:00:42

Bushehr nuclear plant should be operational soon: Iranian official TEHRAN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Head of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Tuesday that Iran's first nuclear power plant should become operational as soon as possible, the official IRNA news agency reported. The Bushehr nuclear power plant suffers some technical problems, Boroujerdi said, adding that the political problems on the transfer of nuclear fuel had...

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...

2008-09-02 15:00:26

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 2 September: Fuel supply accord for Bushehr power plant will be finalized until the end of the current Iranian year (20 March 2009), Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said on Tuesday [2 Septemebr]. He made the remarks after a meeting with former prime minister of Lebanon, Omar Karami, who arrived in Tehran on Monday. Speaking to reporters, Mottaki said that Bushehr nuclear power plant would become...

2008-09-01 09:00:22

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran: Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Ala'eddin Borujerdi, said on Monday [01 Sep] that the visit to Iran by Russian Atomstroyexport Company is not political. The Russian company's president, Leonid Reznikov, arrived in Tehran earlier on Monday to hold talks with Iranian officials about completion of Iran's first nuclear power plant in the south city of Bushehr....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.