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Iran Update: Number 141

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Iran update: number 132

Summary

  • The IAEA releases its latest report on Iran
  • US intelligence officials indicate that Tehran is far off from producing a nuclear weapon
  • Iran launches its first satellite into orbit and plans to expand its launch capabilities
  • Testing phase at the Bushehr reactor site begins
  • President Obama addresses Iranian government, calling for improved relations while expanding sanctions
  • Tehran responds with cautious optimism, but also frustration
  • Iran invited to international security conference on Afghanistan
  • US

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Getting to Zero Update

Zero: Creating the conditions for abolishing nuclear weapons

David Miliband, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, gave a speech yesterday at IISS, London, for the presentation of a governmental survey on the conditions for abolishing nuclear weapons. Overall, it was not a groundbreaking speech. However, it is worthwhile noting that the Secretary of State stressed two main points:

Iran update: number 130

Summary

  • White House charges Iran with non-compliance in recent IAEA inspections
  • Iran and the IAEA still at an impasse
  • First Iranian nuclear plant scheduled to begin operation in early 2009
  • Iran may presently have sufficient nuclear material for a single weapon
  • British Foreign Secretary's 'nuclear' warning to Iran
  • Washington's foreign policy on Iran

On November 19, the White House assailed

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Getting to Zero Update

Iran update: number 118

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  • Iran to answer IAEA's questions following intelligence allegations
  • P5 + Germany met in London to discuss new incentives
  • Iranian proposal on ending nuclear deadlock being seriously considered by Russia
  • Inside Iran's Natanz nuclear plant
  • NATO and E.U. criticized says Iran's nuclear programme
  • Iranians vote in second stage of parliamentary elections

IAEA and Iranian officials are to meet again later this month to discuss the IAEA's intelligence evidence of Iran's past nuclear weapon programme.

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