Latest Natanz Stories

2012-06-02 08:04:29

The rumors that the United States was involved in the Stuxnet attack on Iran are true, and were part of a large-scale cyber sabotage campaign launched against the aspiring nuclear power spearheaded by President Barack Obama, claims the author of a forthcoming book. In a June 1 New York Times article that was adapted from his book "Confront and Conceal: Obama´s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power," author David E. Sanger wrote that from Obama "secretly ordered increasingly...

2011-04-25 12:53:08

A military officer told Mehr news agency on Monday that Iran has been hit with new malicious software as part of cyber attacks against the country. "Certain characteristics about the 'Stars' virus have been identified, including that it is compatible with the (targeted) system," Gholam Reza Jalali, commander of the Iranian civil defense organization, told the news agency. "In the initial stage, the damage is low and it is likely to be mistaken for governmental executable files," Jalali said,...

2006-08-31 18:19:56

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran appears to be encountering technical difficulties with its uranium enrichment but this does not diminish the fact that it has nuclear ambitions and is acting on them, U.S. officials and experts said on Thursday. "Have they encountered technical difficulties? Absolutely, because this is a very difficult thing to do," Undersecretary of State Robert Joseph, the top U.S. non-proliferation official, told Reuters. "But...

2006-06-08 11:59:32

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran began a fresh phase of uranium enrichment this week just as world powers presented it with incentives to halt nuclear fuel work, according to a U.N. nuclear watchdog agency report obtained by Reuters on Thursday. The report, emailed to the 35 states on the International Atomic Energy Agency's governing board ahead of a meeting starting on Monday, also said Iran was pressing ahead with installing more cascades of centrifuge enrichment...

2006-05-19 05:45:07

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran initially enriched uranium from China but is now using domestically processed uranium in its nuclear programme, an Iranian diplomat said on Friday after some doubts were cast on his country's recent enrichment claims. Iran said last month it had enriched uranium to the level used in power stations for the first time, crediting its own scientists for the breakthrough. The U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed this from samples taken in Iran. But diplomats in Vienna,...

2006-04-16 04:17:40

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - New satellite imagery indicate Iran has expanded its uranium conversion site at Isfahan and reinforced its Natanz underground uranium enrichment plant against possible military strikes, a U.S. think tank said. Iran last week announced it had enriched uranium for use in fuelling power stations for the first time, stoking a diplomatic crisis over Western suspicions of a covert Iranian atomic bomb project. Iran says it seeks only nuclear energy for...

2006-04-11 11:59:10

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization confirmed on Tuesday that Iran had enriched uranium to a level used in nuclear power plants. "I am proud to announce that we have started enriching uranium to the 3.5 percent level," Gholamreza Aghazadeh said in a televised address, adding that the pilot enrichment plant in Natanz, south of Tehran, had started working on Monday.

2006-04-04 09:48:54

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog will arrive in Iran on Friday to visit nuclear sites, including the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday. "The agency inspectors are traveling to Tehran this Friday. The inspectors will visit different parts of Iran's nuclear facilities including the Natanz facility," Aliasghar Soltaniyeh, Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, told ISNA. Soltaniyeh, who had...

2006-02-27 14:13:23

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has begun testing a cascade of 20 centrifuges at its Natanz pilot uranium-enrichment plant, pressing ahead with efforts to purify nuclear fuel in defiance of world pressure, a nuclear watchdog report said on Monday. The confidential report by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Iran had also begun substantial renovations of Natanz's system handling UF6 gas, which is converted by centrifuges into enriched atomic fuel. It said the...

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