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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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’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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Iran is Said to Move to New Machines for Making Nuclear Fuel

    February 21, 2013 David Sanger and William Broad The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran has begun installing more advanced IR-2 centrifuges at its Natanz facility. This centrifuge is based on Pakistan's second-generation mod ...

  7. Iran Announces Uranium Finds, Days Before Nuclear Talks

    February 23, 2013 Marcus George Iran announced the discovery of new raw uranium deposits in coastal areas. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) reported the new deposits tripled the amount of raw uranium in the country from previous estimates. Re ...

  8. West Wary Over Talks, as Iran Hails Concessions

    February 27, 2013 Laurence Norman and Jay Solomon International negotiators softened Western positions on Iran's nuclear program in a February round of talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The P5+1 negotiating partners proposed that Iran could keep enough 20 ...

  9. Exclusive – Glencore Bartered with Firm Linked to Iran Nuclear Programme

    March 1, 2013 Louis Charbonneau Swiss-based commodities trading company Glencore provided thousands of tons of alumina to the Iranian Aluminum Company, Iralco. Iralco has a supply contract with the Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA), a subsidiary o ...

  10. Second Trading Firm says it Supplied Iranian Firm Linked to Atomic Work

    March 4, 2013 Emma Farge Swiss-based commodities trading house Trafigura confirmed that it bartered alumina with the Iranian Aluminum Company, Iralco, folllwing an agreement reached in October 2011. Trafigura says that no deliveries have been made to Iral ...

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