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  • Iran Loses Nuclear Device, Sparks GCC Worry

    11/26/2016 6:34:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Oil ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is concerned over a missing radioactive device from Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor, Saudi-owned Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday. Aside from the security concerns, at the forefront in the GCC’s mind is what impact the radioactive device—wherever it may be today—could have on water supplies. According to the newspaper, the device went missing after the car transporting it was stolen. Thankfully, the vehicle was recovered, but the radioactive nuclear device was not so lucky. The GCC has contacted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the incident—both organizations are concerned that Iran’s nuclear program...
  • Thinking About the Unthinkable: An Israel-Iran Nuclear War

    09/04/2015 10:56:52 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 75 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | John Bosma
    ...Israel needs to impart a powerful, disorganizing shock to the Iranian regime that accomplishes realistic military objectives: digging out its expensive underground enrichment plants, destroying its Arak plutonium reactor and maybe Bushehr in the bargain, killing its bomb and missile professionals, scientists and technicians, IRGC bases, its oil production sites, oil export terminals and the leaders of the regime where they can be found. ...its initial strike must move very fast and be conclusive within 1-2 hours, like the Israeli air attack opening the 1967 Six-Day War. The goal is to so stun the regime that Israel controls the first...
  • Key Nuclear Installations Missing from Iran Deal (bomb could be built in weeks)

    07/15/2015 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 7/15/2015, 11:32 AM | Ari Yashar
    As experts got a chance to examine the details of the 159-page Iran nuclear deal signed Tuesday, they warned that it ignores various key aspects of the Islamic regime’s nuclear program, and that the lifting of arms sanctions may pave Iran’s path to nuclear-capable missiles. A glaring omission is seen in the absolute lack of any reference to the highly covert Parchin military base located southeast of Tehran, which is suspected of being the center of Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Iran has admitted to testing exploding bridge wire nuclear detonators at...
  • Russia to Start Construction On New Iranian Nuke Plant

    06/01/2015 12:07:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 1:48 pm | Adam Kredo
    Earthquake hits near Iran’s current nuke plant Russia announced on Monday that it would start construction this year on a second nuclear plant in Iran, according to regional reports. Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation made the announcement early on Monday, stating that it will begin building a second nuclear power plant in Iran’s southern region later this year, according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency. Meanwhile, an earthquake struck Monday morning near the site of Iran’s current nuclear power plant in Bushehr, near where the second plant will be built. Iranian media outlets reported the quake as hitting a...
  • Egyptian Host to Israel: 'Put Trust in God and Bomb Iran'

    04/14/2015 5:24:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies ^ | April 13, 2015
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued to raise the red flag over the Iranian nuclear deal this weekend, while getting some unexpected support from a neighbor. "In the last few days, Iran has shown again why it can't be trusted," Netanyahu said in a videotaped statement in English. Meanwhile, Egyptian TV personality Tawfik Okasha called Netanyahu "our dear friend" and suggested Israel take out the Bushehr Nuclear Reactor. "Put your trust in God and bomb it," Okasha said. "We are with you and if you need fuel for the jets, we will give it to you." That's...
  • Iran Announces Second Nuclear Reactor

    12/02/2013 9:34:36 AM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 12/2/13 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to “forge ahead” with Iran’s nuclear enrichment program over the weekend and announced the upcoming construction of a second nuclear reactor in the province of Bushehr. snip Rouhani praised the Bushehr nuclear plant, which is not covered under the recently unveiled nuclear deal, in separate remarks over the weekend.
  • 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Near Iran Nuclear Plant Kills 7, Injures At Least 30

    11/28/2013 12:03:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | Pamela Engel
    A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Borazjan, Iran, about 35 miles from the country's sole nuclear power plant, Agence France Presse reports. Seven people are dead and 30 injured, according to Iran's state news agency. AFP reports that neighboring countries have often expressed concern about Iran's Russian-built reactor and risk of radioactive leaks if an earthquake hits. In 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported that scientists and nuclear watchdog organizations were concerned about the possibility of a Chernobyl-like accident at the plant. Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist for global security program the Union of Concerned Scientists, told the newspaper: "We...
  • Moscow transfers full control of Bushehr nuclear reactor to Iran

    09/25/2013 2:25:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | September 24, 2013
    NICOSIA — Iran has gained full control of its first nuclear energy reactor. Officials said the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization was granted full responsibility for the 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactor at Bushehr. The officials said the transfer was completed in a ceremony on Sept. 23 attended by officials from Russia’s Rosatom, which oversaw the construction of Bushehr and pledged to provide fuel for the reactor for at least a decade. “But for another two years it will be under Russian guarantee and a number of Russian experts will remain in place to give advice and technical assistance,” IAEO director-general Ali...
  • U.S. offers to help Iran after deadly quake

    04/10/2013 2:46:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:28pm BST | Steve Holland
    The White House, at odds with Iran over its nuclear program, offered on Wednesday to help Tehran grapple with a deadly earthquake in southern Iran. The powerful 6.3 magnitude quake struck close to Iran’s only nuclear power station on Tuesday, killing 37 people and injuring 850 as it destroyed homes and devastated two small villages, Iranian media reported. …
  • 'Devastating' earthquake strikes near Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant

    04/09/2013 6:37:43 AM PDT · by John W · 38 replies ^ | April 9, 2013 | Alastair Jamieson and John Newland
    A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck about 60 miles southeast of the Iranian coastal city of Bushehr, where the country's only nuclear power station is located, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Tuesday. Initial reports suggested the nuclear plant has not been affected, but the southern province where the quake struck is vast and remote and details were not immediately clear.
  • US-Iranian nuclear talks fail. Iran has plutonium for 24 Nagasaki-type bombs

    12/15/2012 8:56:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Debka ^ | December 15, 2012
    The secret, one-on-one nuclear negotiations President Barack Obama launched with Iran have run into a blank wall. A senior Iranian team member, Mostafa Dolatyar, said Friday, Dec. 14 in New Delhi that the diplomatic process for solving the nuclear issue with Iran was in effect going nowhere, because the demand that Tehran halt its 20-percent enrichment of uranium “doesn’t make sense.” He went on to say: “They [the world powers] have made certain connections with purely technical issues and something purely political. In so far as this is the mentality and this is the approach from 5 + 1 (the...
  • Alarm In Tehran & Moscow Over Bushehr Nuclear Reactor’s Near-Explosion

    12/02/2012 7:38:52 PM PST · by drewh · 39 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | December 1, 2012, 13:13
    Iran’s nuclear reactor at Bushehr was shut down for fear of an explosion. Saturday Dec. 1, an authoritative Russian nuclear industry source revealed the cause of its malfunction: “Indicators showed that some small external parts were… in the [Bushehr] reactor vessel….” They were identified as “bolts beneath the fuel cells.” Moscow sources report this information came from a source in the office of Sergei Kiriyenko, head of the Russian nuclear energy authority Rosatom, which supervised the construction of Iran’s first atomic reactor at Bushehr. According to our intelligence sources, Russian scientists and engineers were rushed from Moscow to Bushehr when...
  • Iran ready to double nuclear work in bunker: IAEA

    11/16/2012 4:30:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/12 | Fredrik Dahl | Reuters
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is set to sharply expand its uranium enrichment in an underground plant after installing all the centrifuges it was built for, a U.N. report said, a move likely to increase Western alarm about Tehran's nuclear course. It also showed that Iran's stockpile of its most sensitive nuclear material - which could relatively quickly be processed further to bomb-grade uranium - had grown and was getting closer to an amount that could be sufficient for a nuclear weapon. The latest quarterly International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran came 10 days after the re-election of U.S....
  • US Attack On Iran Could Cause Tens-Of-Thousands Of Civilian Casualties

    10/05/2012 1:15:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | ober | Robert Johnson
    The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble written by Khosrow B. Semnani, and published by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah has concluded a strike would include four sites and irradiate up to 100,000 Iranian citizens and soldiers. The four locations include: Isfahan: The Nuclear Technology/Research Center in Esfahan (ENTC) is supposed to be the main location of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Semnani predicts 1,000 workers here will be killed, and up to 70,000 casualties in the surrounding areas from toxic plumes: 71,000 Natanz: One-hundred miles north of Isfhahan, this location has been in use for about 12 years and...
  • TRR: Peaceniks Discover Big Boy Rules

    07/08/2011 11:26:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Robbins Report (The Washington Times) ^ | July 7, 2011 | James S. Robbins
    Give the good ship Juliano some props -- literally. The Swedish-flagged craft was in the Greek port of Piraeus as part of a flotilla seeking to challenge Israel’s naval security cordon around Gaza when, according to flotilla organizers, “hostile divers destroyed the [ship’s] propeller house and cut the propeller shaft.” It seems that someone one-upped the peaceniks’ attempt to create an international incident. They should count themselves lucky no-one was hurt. Last year nine demonstrators were killed when they attacked Israeli naval commandos boarding the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara. And there are more direct responses in more serious cases. In...
  • Five Russian scientists who helped Iran with nuclear secrets killed in plane crash

    06/23/2011 6:07:36 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23rd June 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Five Russian scientists who died in a plane crash on Tuesday had been helping Iran with nuclear secrets, it has been revealed. They were among 45 killed when the plane's lights failed in heavy fog and careered into a motorway before bursting into flames - leading conspiracy theorists to believe it was a deliberate plot to kill the nuclear experts. Russian security sources confirmed that the dead scientists worked at the controversial Bushehr nuclear plant on the Iranian Persian Gulf.
  • Iranian nuclear power plant operational within weeks: Russian diplomat

    05/12/2011 6:37:28 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    People's Daily ^ | May 13, 2011
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Thursday said that Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant will be operational within weeks, according to the Itar-Tass news agency. "We are keeping up with the schedule, which was adjusted by request of Iranian partners. I can confirm that it (the full operation) is a matter of few weeks," Ryabkov was quoted as saying. Meanwhile, Russia's Atomic Energy Agency Rosatom confirmed that Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has supplied 30 tons of fuel for refueling the reactor at the Bushehr plant. Citing a Rosatom spokesman, Interfax said the fuel was to be loaded into...
  • Iran nuclear plant operating at low level: reports

    05/10/2011 4:48:46 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 10, 2011 7:10am EDT | Steve Gutterman; Editing by Michael Roddy
    (Reuters) - Iran's Bushehr nuclear power station has begun operating at a low level in a crucial step toward bringing it online, the Russian company that built the plant said on Tuesday. The reactor near the Persian Gulf was brought to the "minimum controllable level of power" on Sunday, state-run RIA reported, citing the state company Atomstroyexport.
  • Iran reloads fuel into Bushehr n-plant IANS India Private Limited

    04/08/2011 2:06:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Moscow, April 8 (IANS) Iran Friday began reloading nuclear fuel into the reactor of its Bushehr power plant, Xinhua reported. The refuelling is being carried out after a series of checks completed on the plant, said Russian state-run contractor Atomstroyexport, which is carrying out the task. 'On April 8, 2011, loading of fuel into the core began at Bushehr,' the company said in a statement, adding all operations are being carried out as per schedule agreed with Iran. ... The construction of the plant started in 1975 by German companies. However, the work was halted after the US imposed an...
  • Bushehr Setbacks Trigger Iranian Nuclear-Safety Concerns(Persian Chernobyl?)

    03/06/2011 6:00:30 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Payvand ^ | 03/04/11
    03/04/11 Bushehr Setbacks Trigger Iranian Nuclear-Safety Concerns By Robert Tait, RFE/RL Repeated delays in the opening of a showpiece Iranian nuclear reactor are triggering concerns over Tehran's ability to safely run a civilian nuclear-power plant without the risk of a catastrophic accident, analysts say. The worries have been provoked by latest setback to hit the Bushehr plant where -- according to a report published last week on Iran's nuclear activities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) -- engineers are being forced to remove 163 fuel rods. Russia's state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom -- whose scientists have helped to build...