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  1. Iran’s Bid to Buy Banned Magnets Stokes Fears about Major Expansion of Nuclear Capacity

    February 13, 2013 Joby Warrick Iran attempted to procure 100,000 ring-shaped magnets from China in 2011, according to purchase orders obtained by nuclear researchers.  The magnets are made of barium strontium ferrite and their dimensions appear to match t ...

  2. Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Grid

    January 9, 2013 The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has announced that the 1,000 MW Bushehr reactor came back on-line on January 4, after a two month long hiatus. The reactor's fuel rods were unloaded when the plant was shut down. Russian I ...

  3. New Iran Sanctions Target Industry in Bid for Deal Curbing Nuclear Program

    January 6, 2013 Joby Warrick U.S. President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions targeting international companies that continue to do business with Iran in certain industrial sectors, such as shipping and ...

  4. Iran Installs Main Container of Arak Heavy Water Reactor

    June 9, 2013 Iran installed the main reactor vessel at its Arak heavy water reactor. According to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, reactor testing using "virtual fuel" will take place by the end of March 2014 and "full la ...

  5. Iran Appoints Pragmatist Salehi to Head Nuclear Program

    August 16, 2013 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi as head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), replacing Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani. As director of AEOI, Salehi will be responsible for the operat ...

  6. Swedish Man Found Guilty of Breaking Iran Embargo

    February 6, 2013 Shahab Ghasri, 31, was found guilty and given a three-month suspended jail sentence in Lund, Sweden, for violating international sanctions against Iran.  The Swedish national, of Iranian decent, was accused of attempting to sell 11 advanc ...

  7. Iran Delays Start-Up of Arak Nuclear Reactor

    November 17, 2012 Fredrik Dahl Iran postponed until 2014 the start-up of its Arak IR-40 heavy water reactor. The reactor had previously been expected to start in late 2013. Reuters ...

  8. Man Arriving at JFK Accused of Trying to Export Uranium to Iran

    August 23, 2013 Marc Santora U.S. officials arrested Patrick Campbell of Sierra Leone on charges of knowingly brokering the sale of yellowcake uranium to Iran.  In 2012, Campbell responded to an online advertisement for the material posted by an undercove ...

  9. Iran Names New Envoy to IAEA, Extending Makeover of Nuclear Team

    August 27, 2013 Yeganeh Torbati Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed Reza Najafi as Tehran's next ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency. He replaces Ali Asghar Soltanieh. Reuters ...

  10. U.N. Atomic Agency: Iran Ups Nuclear Activity

    August 28, 2013 George Jahn The International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran has installed more than 1,000 advanced IR-2m centrifuges and is preparing to set-up 2,000 more.  Iran has also increased the number of older IR-1 centrifuges to 15,000, ...

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