Daily Iran News


August 28, 2015: "Report: In A Decade (Or Sooner), Pakistan Could Be No. 3 Nuclear Power", Scott Neuman, NPR
Pakistan could have 350 nuclear warheads sometime in the next decade, becoming the world's No. 3 nuclear power by outpacing rival India and several other nations in bomb-making, according to a new report issued by two think tanks.
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August 28, 2015: "US sanctions chief visits Israel amid Iran jitters", Associated Press
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions chief is visiting Israel amid concerns in Jerusalem over the nuclear deal with Iran.
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August 28, 2015: "IAEA reports Iran broadly complying with nuclear accords", Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
Iran is broadly complying with agreements on curtailing its nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported Thursday in its first update since last month's deal between Tehran and world powers. It noted concern, however, with an Iranian military site where nuclear weapons work may have occurred more than a decade ago.
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August 28, 2015: "New Construction Activity Reported at Controversial Iranian Facility", Laurence Norman, Wall Street Journal
Iran has carried out fresh construction work at the Parchin military site, according to the United Nations atomic agency—raising new concerns the nation is seeking to erase evidence of alleged past nuclear activities.
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August 27, 2015: "Hoping for domestic reform, Iranian activists back nuclear deal", Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Sam Wilkin, Reuters
Iranian pro-democracy activists, lawyers and artists have thrown their weight behind last month's nuclear deal with world powers, hoping it will lead to a promised political opening that President Hassan Rouhani has so far failed to deliver.
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August 27, 2015: "Retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal", Carol Morello, Washington Post
A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.
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August 27, 2015: "Report: Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could become the world’s third-biggest", Tim Craig, Washington Post
A new report by two American think tanks asserts that Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually and could have the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile within a decade.
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August 27, 2015: "Kazakhstan to host IAEA nuclear fuel bank to assist non-proliferation", Saushan Nurshayeva, Reuters
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on Thursday to locate the first internationally-controlled bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations and prevent nuclear proliferation.
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August 27, 2015: "Iran may have built extension at disputed military site: U.N. nuclear watchdog", Shadia Nasralla, Reuters
Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday delving into a major part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's past atomic activity.
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August 26, 2015: "IAEA Board Discusses Safeguards Implementation in Iran (video)", IAEA
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano today addressed the Agency’s Board of Governors. The meeting was convened to consider the UN Security Council’s request for the IAEA to undertake verification and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
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August 26, 2015: "Weighing the Odds in Fight Over Iran Nuclear Deal", Carl Hulse, New York Times
After Congress passes foreign policy legislation that the president strongly opposes, he vetoes the bill, saying it unlawfully restricts executive authority. Lawmakers refuse to accept the action and override the veto, with the Senate quickly following the House.
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August 26, 2015: "UN nuclear chief: Iran has provided ‘substantive volume’ of info on alleged atomic arms work", George Jahn, Associated Press
Iran has provided a "substantive volume" of information to the U.N. atomic agency on allegations that it worked on nuclear arms, the agency's chief said Tuesday, but declined to characterize the value of the documents.
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August 26, 2015: "Iran Pushes Back on Nuclear Disclosure at Vienna IAEA Meeting", Laurence Norman, Wall Street Journal
Iranian officials warned the United Nations atomic agency not to bow to pressure from U.S. lawmakers to detail its probe into Tehran’s past nuclear work, warning Iran will “not accept” any leaks of their discussions.
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August 25, 2015: "IAEA says Iran sent “substantive” data over its nuclear past", Shadia Nasralla, Reuters
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday it received "substantive" amounts of information from Iran to quell concerns its nuclear past might have had military aspects, although it was too early to draw conclusions from it.
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August 25, 2015: "U.N. Atomic Agency Board to Meet for First Time Since Iran Nuclear Deal", Laurence Norman, Wall Street Journal
Senior diplomats from the United Nations’ atomic agency will meet Tuesday for the first time since Iran signed a final nuclear agreement with six world powers on July 14, amid criticism about the agency’s handling of a probe into Iran’s past nuclear work.
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