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  Harvard Gazette: KSG panel takes on Iranian nuclear challenge
Participating in a panel on Iran's nuclear future are moderator Graham Allison (from left), Ashton Carter, Brenda Shaffer, and Henry Sokolski.
The panel agreed there is widespread support throughout Iran for moving forward with nuclear technology - for military purposes as well as for national pride - and that a regime change won't alter that sentiment.
Iran has agreed to a voluntary temporary ban on its work toward nuclear capability while it engages in negotiations with European leaders.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2005/03.17/09-iran.html   (558 words)

 Amazon.ca: Iran's Nuclear Option: Tehran's Quest for the Atom Bomb: Books: Al J. Venter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Iran's Nuclear Option is essential reading for anyone with an interest in global security and the perilous volatility of the Middle East.
The co-operation or involvement of primarily South Africa, Russia, China, Pakistan (the Khan network) and North Korea with Iran's nuclear and missile programmes is explored in chapters 9 and 10.
Chapter 11 discusses Iran's attempts to obtain weapons of mass destruction; the next one seeks to determine the mindset of the Pasdaran and the revolutionary guards, the pillars of the regime.
www.amazon.ca /Irans-Nuclear-Option-Tehrans-Quest/dp/1932033335   (956 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Iran: Nuclear headache is just beginning
Evidence hasn't yet surfaced that Iran's nuclear program is not intended to generate electric power, as Iranian officials insist.
Miller said the Iran situation is the latest in what he termed "a series of slow-motion challenges to the nonproliferation treaty." The problem, he said, is that the technology used to make materials that can be used in nuclear weapons is very similar to that used for domestic energy programs.
Miller said the Iran situation could be another test case for the "Bush policy of dissuasion," where President Bush has tried to leave little doubt about the U.S.' willingness to use force to prevent nations from developing weapons of mass destruction.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2003/03.20/09-iran.html   (981 words)

 Iran’s nuclear program -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The foundations for Iran's nuclear program were laid in the 1960 under auspices of the U.S. within the framework of bilateral agreements between the two countries.
Iran has a legal right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, a right which in 2005 the U.S. and the EU-3 began to assert had been forfeited by the clandestine nuclear program that came to light in 2002.
Iran and many other developing nations who are signatory to the NPT believe the Western position to be hypocritical, saying that the NPT's original purpose was universal nuclear disarmament.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_id=10023   (2035 words)

 Iran as Bush's nuclear bogeyman - World Affairs Board
Finally, Israel has a robust nuclear weapons arsenal and is not a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation treaty, with nary a word of disapproval from Washington.
It is ironic that the United States propelled Iran on a nuclear course years ago, urging them to sink billions into a handful of energy-producing reactors which we now demand they dismantle.
Iran has specifically renounced the development of nuclear weapons, and is a signatory to the most stringent nuclear nonproliferation agreements.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=3942   (1264 words)

 TIME.com: Iran's Nuclear Threat -- Page 1
Iran announced last week that it intends to activate a uranium conversion facility near Isfahan (under IAEA safeguards), a step that produces the uranium hexafluoride gas used in the enrichment process.
Iran insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and told elBaradei that Tehran intends to bring all of its programs under IAEA safeguards.
Israel — which destroyed an Iraqi nuclear plant in Osirak in a 1981 raid — is deeply alarmed by the developments.
www.time.com /time/world/article/0,8599,430649,00.html   (799 words)

 Arms Control Association: Arms Control Today:
Iran, as a member state of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), has an IAEA safeguards agreement allowing the agency to monitor Tehran’s nuclear activities and facilities to ensure that they are not used for military purposes.
Iran claims that it conducted no work on its P-2 centrifuge program between 1995 and 2002, but the IAEA is skeptical of this claim.
Iran has admitted to enriching uranium to 1.2 percent uranium-235, but the presence of LEU particles enriched to higher levels has suggested that Iran may have conducted other centrifuge experiments that it concealed from the IAEA.
www.armscontrol.org /act/2006_03/MARCH-iranquestions.asp   (2725 words)

 Army takes control of Iran nukes - World - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Iran's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has placed the military firmly in control of his nation's nuclear program, undercutting his government's claim that the program is intended for civilian use, according to a leading opposition group.
"The military under the new president is firmly in control of the nuclear program and the nuclear negotiations with the United Nations and the West," said Mohammad Mohaddessin, chairman of the NCRI's foreign affairs committee, in a telephone interview yesterday.
Iran, which claims the right to pursue a civilian nuclear program to meet its domestic energy needs, is in intense negotiations with European Union powers France, Britain and Germany over the fate of its nuclear programs.
www.washtimes.com /world/20051005-121400-6491r.htm   (689 words)

 Nuclear program of Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The foundations for Iran's nuclear programme were laid during the Cold War, in the late 1950s under auspices of the U.S. within the framework of bilateral agreements between the U.S. and Iran.
Iran was obligated to inform the IAEA of its importation of uranium from China and subsequent use of that material in uranium conversion and enrichment activities.
Iran and the invention of a nuclear crisis by Siddharth Varadarajan, http://www.hinduonnet.com/2005/09/21/stories/2005092105231000.htm
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iran's_nuclear_program   (8871 words)

 Irans nuclear program
Iran ended all voluntary cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday but said it was open to a proposal to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia, softening its earlier response to being reported to the Security Council over fears it wants to produce nuclear arms
TEHRAN, IranIran's hard-line president said Tuesday that the country "has joined the club of nuclear countries" by successfully enriching uranium for the first time — a key process in what Iran maintains is a peaceful energy program.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's hard-line president said Tuesday that the country "has joined the club of nuclear countries" by successfully enriching uranium for the first time - a key process in what Iran maintains is a peaceful energy program.
www.disabilityhelpsite.com /forum/index.php?topic=12.0   (845 words)

 The purpose of this press conference is to establish a complete record of all allegations made by the Iranian ...
confidential report on Irans nuclear program, circulated to members of the agencys Board of Governors on Sept. 2, that he is losing patience with a longstanding pattern of Iranian concealment and deception.
That Iran is in violation of its safeguards obligations under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is manifest in statements by high Iranian officials---in particular by Irans former chief nuclear negotiator---acknowledging that nuclear equipment and scientists have been moved to undisclosed locations.
This weapons program combines elements of not only the activities declared to the IAEA and ostensibly run by the civilian Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), but also any still undeclared fuel cycle and other activities that may exist, including those that may be run solely be the military.
www.nci.org /05nci/09/PLpressconferencestatement.htm   (2012 words)

 Political Forums > Irans Nuclear Program
Nov 30 2004, 03:55 AM Iran has struck a diplomatic deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency via negotiations with Britain, Germany and France to suspend its uranium enrichment programs.
The resolution endorses an agreement Iran struck with Britain, France and Germany two weeks ago to suspend its nuclear activity in exchange for assurances that it will not be referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.
I really can't get past the Pakistani scientists that were selling nuclear technologies and parts to many rogue nations; pardoned these scientist; let them keep their ill gotten gains; with nary a peep from the USA.
www.mapleleafweb.com /forums/lofiversion/index.php/t2603.html   (1934 words)

 Iran's Nuclear Program: A Risk to the U.S.? | Progressive U
I find it funny how the U.S. is trying to stop every other country's nuclear program other than ours.
I think that if Iran wants to pursue a peaceful nuclear program, they have every right to.
If it does pan out that Iran is going to be using the technology for weapons, then prepare to have your tax money used on another pointless war.
www.progressiveu.org /174652-irans-nuclear-program-a-risk-to-the-u-s   (301 words)

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The kingdom has long been suspected of funding Pakistan's nuclear program; given recent revelations about the progress of Irans nuclear program, Crown Prince Abdullah may well believe that now is the time for Islamabad to repay Riyadh for its support.
Although American nuclear arms were distributed to German army units at the time, U.S. personnel maintained control over all such munitions, thereby allowing West Germany to adhere to the letter of its obligation under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) to refrain from acquiring nuclear weapons.
By this logic, a nuclear option in Saudi Arabia would fill the gap in the kingdoms security policy left by the departure of U.S. forces and the cooling of ties between Riyadh and Washington.
www.washingtoninstitute.org /templateC05.php?CID=1671   (1269 words)

 Possibility of US Strike on Iran Nuclear Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Iran has resumed their nuclear program and now threatens dire consequences if they are put under sanctions.
When weighing economic considerations against the stronge possibility of nuclear weapons in the hands of an Iranian leader who is irrational, delusional and soon capable of delivering a nuclear missile on Isreal and most of Europe, greed rules.
He advocates only attacks on certain elements of Irans’s nuclear program and not a whole scale attack on the country.
www.topix.net /content/cj/13646402185139836403   (549 words)

 Amazon.com: Iran's Nuclear Program:: Debating Facts Versus Fiction: Books: Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.D.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Based on in-depth interviews with the key nuclear decision-makers in Iran, Europe, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the book is a welcome addition that sheds new light on the present international crisis over Iran's nuclear program.
In a lucidly-written narrative intended for both general readers as well as academics and policy-makers, the book covers the history of Iran's nuclear program, the Iran-Europe negotiations, the IAEA reports and other similar reports, the media's coverage, and the prospects for a successful resolution of the nuclear standoff with Iran.
It provides interviews with the past key nuclear decision-makers in Islamic Republic, Europe, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).The history of Iran's nuclear program is old and goes back to Pahlavi Dynasty, which could be completed by now.
www.amazon.com /Irans-Nuclear-Program-Debating-Fiction/dp/1419630393   (907 words)

 Talk:Iran and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Iran's section is currently the equivalent of including all of the US's civil nuclear programs, atomic research centres, and nuclear power plants under the heading of WMD.
Iran signed an additional protocol which allows IAEA inspectors access to individuals, documentation relating to procurement, dual use equipment, certain military owned workshops and research and development locations.
Accusations that Iran supports Hamas and Islamic Jihad, organizations which many Western countries categorize as terrorist, have been common in the US [17], and there are accordingly fears that Iranian nuclear weapons could eventually find their way into the hands of Islamic militants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Iran_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction   (7822 words)

 What President Ahmadinejad ActuallY Said About Israel and Irans nUCLEAR pROGRAM
On behalf of the people and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran I would like to welcome you and also express my own thanks and appreciation for your presence at this conference.
Nuclear technology is one of the primary foundations for progress and serving the people, and in not too distant future, nations without this technology will have no choice but to resort to it in order to meet their growing energy needs and to use it for other scientific and economic purposes.
Offending the sanctity of al Aqsa mosque and demographic and physical alterations of Qods and al Aqsa mosque that are respected by all followers of divine monotheistic religions are the consequences of the Zionist occupation which has damaged these institutions and monotheism and precious heritage of humanity.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article12758.htm   (2422 words)

 Washington Nuclear Update, 8 March 2006
The U.S. Energy Department has proposed a broad global energy partnership to promote nuclear energy as a clean and safe source of electricity and to develop advanced nuclear technologies to prevent spent nuclear fuel from being used to produce nuclear weapons.
The report on the implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran is before you.
As you are aware, the Agency over the last three years has been conducting intensive investigations of Iran's nuclear programme with a view to providing assurances about the peaceful nature of that programme.
www.basicint.org /update/WNU060308.htm   (1165 words)

 Washington Nuclear Update, 11 February 2005
Negotiations continue between Iran and three European countries (the United Kingdom, France, and Germany) to resolve the crisis over Iran's nuclear program.
Meanwhile, the traditional divisions between nuclear and non-nuclear countries and their differing obligations under the Treaty are beginning to be publicly enunciated by representatives from the United States, Brazil, and elsewhere, leading to serious questions about the likely outcomes of the conference.
BASIC and Oxford Research Group (ORG) have embarked on a joint program to raise awareness of the importance of this conference and moving forward on non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament agreed by the 187 States Parties.
www.basicint.org /update/WNU050211.htm   (828 words)

 Donklephant » Blog Archive » Iraq Supports Iran’s Nuclear Program
There has to be a common sense way to monitor all of Iran’s nuclear activity, and I thought that’s what Bush had proposed several months ago anyway.
Countries realize that without nuclear energy, they’re simply not going to be competitive in the next century, and it’s going to become increasingly more and more difficult for the United States to deny a country access to cheap and clean energy when we’re fast approaching the the peak oil point.
The whole world knows that the Iraq war has seriously hobbled their credibility and that Iran could very quickly alter both countries economic situation if they turn off the oil tap.
donklephant.com /2006/05/27/iraq-supports-irans-nuclear-program   (578 words)

 Kharrazi reiterates Irans nuclear program is peaceful -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi reiterated that the Islamic state's nuclear program would be used to generate electricity and not make bombs, as Washington claims.
The European Union led by Britain, Germany and France, has included incentives to Iran such as trade, and the eventual membership to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other benefits in return for a temporary freeze on its nuclear work, such as uranium enrichment, which would later be halted permanently.
Though military action on Iran has been suggested by Washington, U.S. officials said Monday President Bush was close to deciding on whether to join Europe in offering incentives in exchange for Tehran's agreement to give up nuclear weapons.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=7234   (716 words)

 IAEA: Deal on Iran's nuclear program close | csmonitor.com
In return, the diplomats said, Iran would be asked to recommit to in-depth IAEA probes of its program on short notice.
Iran canceled such investigations last month after the IAEA's 35-nation board put the UN Security Council on alert by passing on Iran's nuclear dossier.
On the other hand, Iran has abided by the treaty's chapter and verse and there is as yet no smoking gun to indicate it is pursuing a nuclear weapons program.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/0307/dailyUpdate.html   (1139 words)

 CNN.com - Sharon: Iran's nuclear weapon program┬ánears 'point of no return' - Apr 13, 2005
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon warned Wednesday that Iran is nearing a "point of no return" in developing a nuclear weapon that could be used against his country.
In a CNN interview, Sharon said Iran was years away from possessing a nuclear weapon -- but could be just months away from overcoming "technical problems" in building one.
Actions to pressure Iran should involve a coalition of democracies, led by the United States, he said.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/meast/04/13/sharon.mideast/index.html   (616 words)

 Russia Pledges Support to Iran Nuclear Program - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Russia reiterated its support for Iran’s nuclear program and said all questions about it should be handled by the international nuclear watchdog agency in Vienna.
The United States and the European Union fear that Tehran could use a nuclear energy program to camouflage development of nuclear weapons.
Russia is the main foreign contractor in construction of Iran’s first nuclear power station and has defended Tehran’s right to develop nuclear energy.
www.mosnews.com /news/2005/10/25/iransupp.shtml   (527 words)

 IF BUSH DEALS DIPLOMATICALLY WITH IRAN TO STOP THEIR ... - BestAndWorst.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
They have a right under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty to do precisely as they are doing: developing nuclear fuel.
It is Iran that is to blame and the world for failing to act if Iran ends up with nuclear weapons.
The previous president, not the one whose term saw the advent of the iranian bomb, was to blame for his pathetic attempts at diplomacy that were obviously ignored and did nothing to actually stop progress towards nuclear weaponry.
www.bestandworst.com /v/103313.htm   (1345 words)

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