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2012-01-23 09:34:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the EU's serious and deepening concerns over the Iranian nuclear program, the Council today broadened the EU's restrictive measures against that country. Today's decisions target the sources of finance for the nuclear program, complementing already existing sanctions. The Council banned imports of Iranian crude oil and petroleum products. The prohibition concerns import, purchase and transport of such products as well as related...

2012-01-23 08:17:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised the European Union for adopting today new sanctions that will end oil imports from Iran and sanction the Iranian Central Bank. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The oil embargo will be implemented in phases, with an immediate stop to new contracts for crude oil and petroleum products, while existing contracts will be allowed to run until July. "The international message to the Iranian regime to stop...

2012-01-12 10:46:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed Japan's pledge to reduce its oil imports from Iran. The commitment came in a meeting between Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in Tokyo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "As Iran's second biggest oil customer, Japan's action will be particularly significant," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Iran's leaders must recognize that the international...

2012-01-11 14:47:00

Military Leaders Urge Action on Energy Security to Counter Iran's Sustained Efforts to Rattle Oil Markets SAFE Releases Intelligence Report outlining state-of-play and policy options to respond to Iran WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Securing America's Future Energy's (SAFE) Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC) today said that Iran is likely to continue actions aimed at keeping oil prices at elevated levels in 2012, and urged action on a broad...

2012-01-06 15:14:37

In this special issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, experts reflect on 2011 and highlight what to look out for in 2012 in the areas of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, biosecurity, and climate change. Topics that have made the headlines during the previous 12 months, including the increased tension surrounding Iran's nuclear program, the aftermath of the Fukushima incident, and the state of US policy on climate change, are analyzed in detail in this special...

Iranian Passenger Attempted To Smuggle Radioactive Materials From Russia
2011-12-16 13:12:25

Russia's customs agency said on Friday that it has seized radioactive metal from the luggage of an Iranian passenger. The Federal Customs Service said in a statement that its agents found 18 pieces of metal at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after radiation alerts went on. The customs agency said that the gauges showed that radiation levels were 20 times higher than normal. "Eighteen metallic objects of industrial origin were found, packed into individual steel boxes," the Russian...

2011-12-02 02:03:47

Nearly two-thirds of Israeli Jews, 64 percent, favor establishing a nuclear free zone in the Middle East - even when it was spelled out that this would mean both Israel and Iran would have to forego nuclear weapons - finds a new University of Maryland poll. The research is a joint project of the Anwar Sadat Chair at the University of Maryland and the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). Pressure for such a nuclear free zone has grown with the potential for Iran acquiring a...

2011-11-18 14:24:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed today's International Atomic Energy Agency resolution on Iran's nuclear program, but also expressed disappointment that the UN watchdog agency's board did not agree on any punitive measures. The IAEA board resolution comes ten days after the IAEA released a comprehensive report on Iran's nuclear program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "IAEA Director Yukiya Amano's powerfully incisive report...

2011-11-08 15:32:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomes today's IAEA report confirming the grievous threat the Iranian nuclear program poses to global security. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The international nuclear watchdog agency says it has "serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program." Most alarming, the IAEA concluded that Iran has been conducting experiments "specific to nuclear weapons." AJC is urging...

2011-11-06 23:01:00

A new report by the American Security Project uses compelling visuals and facts to depict modern nuclear security challenges to encourage debate among policy makers and the American public. WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Security Project (ASP), with support from the Consensus for American Security, released a new report entitled, "Nuclear Security Index: Assessing Modern Nuclear Threats and the Tools to Combat Them" (NSI). This unbiased,...