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2008-09-15 12:00:12

Text of report by Iranian conservative, privately-owned Fars News Agency website Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] [Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh] has said: The IAEA director-general's report on Iran has once again confirmed the peaceful nature of Iran's [nuclear] activities. Speaking to Fars, Soltaniyeh offered his analysis of IAEA Director-General Muhammad Al-Baradi'i's report on Iran's nuclear activities and said: In this report, the director-general has announced...

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...

2008-08-31 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...

2008-08-29 09:00:56

Text of report by state-run North Korean radio on 29 August [Unattributed report carried as 14th of 15 items in newscast] Iran is planning to build a new 360-megawatt capacity nuclear power plant. It is said that the construction site of the new nuclear power plant, which will be built in the southwestern region, has now been selected and its preparatory work has begun. The deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has clarified as such on 24 [August]. Originally...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

Iran designs 2nd nuke power plant TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Saeedi said here on Sunday that his country is designing a 360-megawatt nuclear power plant, the official IRNA news agency reported. The new power plant, the country's second one, will be constructed in Darkhoin, a city in southwestern province of Khuzestan, Saeedi said, adding that "the site has been chosen and the preparation process is under way." "Gradually the...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

Bushehr nuclear power plant to be completed by end of 2008 TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Russian ambassador to Tehran Alexander Sadovnikov said here on Saturday that Bushehr nuclear power plant will be completed by the end of 2008, the official IRNA news agency reported. Sadovnikov said in an interview with IRNA that the power plant will initiate generating electricity by the end of this year. "Moscow is seriously committed to complete and run Bushehr power plant and is willing to do it...

2008-08-19 12:00:43

World News IN BRIEF *TEHRAN Iran said it had put a dummy satellite into orbit on a home-grown rocket for the first time yesterday - a move likely to increase Western concerns about its nuclear ambitions. The long- range ballistic technology used to put satellites into space can also launch weapons, although Iran said it had no plans to do so. France and Russia said the test raised the suspicion that Iran was seeking to develop nuclear weapons. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK)....

2008-08-19 09:01:03

Text of report by state-run Iranian TV channel one on 19 August Six domestic companies have been assigned to identify appropriate locations for new nuclear power plants across the country. According to the deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization in power plants affairs [Ahmad Fayyazbakhsh], the companies were chosen from among 60 companies that bid in a tender. [Ahmad Fayyazbakhsh] A contract will be given to the companies that have won the tender. According to that contract, these...

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2008-08-19 06:00:00

Iran has test-fired a new rocket capable of carrying a satellite into orbit, the Iranian state news media reported. Western experts said the launching represented a potentially significant if much- delayed step in Iran's efforts to join the international space club. The report of the test flight comes amid growing Western nervousness over Iran's nuclear program and concerns that Iran could one day use its missile expertise to threaten enemies with annihilation by means of nuclear warheads....


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