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The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, said on 8 April in a message marking National Nuclear Technology Day that Iran’s nuclear activities were continuing despite the novel coronavirus outbreak and continuing US sanctions.

Date: Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-pushes-ahead-with-nuclear-development-despite-pandemic-restrictions-7871976


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on 27 August establishing a bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU) at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk in northeastern Kazakhstan. The bank, will be governed by Kazakhstan's laws but will be fully managed and operated by the IAEA. The Ulba plant has been handling and storing nuclear material, including LEU, safely and securely for more than 60 years.

Date: Friday, 28 August 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-fuel-bank-established-in-kazakhstan-4659461

Leaked memoranda from the US embassy in London to Washington from 2007-9 reveal angst over Iran’s nuclear power programme, concern about international fuel banks, and the head of the IAEA, according to a series of nuclear power-related documents published by Wikileaks and UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph earlier this year. The most notable findings are summarized below.

Date: Friday, 04 March 2011
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswikileaks-reveals-art-of-nuclear-diplomacy

Israel has 50 to 200 nuclear weapons, “implosion” type, tested and reliable, courtesy of France. They contain plutonium, produced in the heavy water reactor and recovered in the reprocessing plant, both at Dimona, supplied by France. Israel has not signed the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-the-next-japan