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Canada to sell uranium to India in breakthrough deal

OTTAWA: Canada's prime minister announced a breakthrough deal Wednesday to supply uranium to India, putting behind decades of discord over India's surreptitious use of Canadian technologies to build nuclear bombs. The supply agreement was signed in Ottawa during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — the first Indian leader to visit Canada in 42…

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April 15, 2015


Iran rejects demand to ship out uranium stockpiles

DUBAI: Iran will not ship enriched uranium stockpiles out of the country, the deputy foreign minister said on Sunday, rejecting one key demand of world powers due to resume nuclear negotiations with Tehran this week.But the official, Abbas Araqchi, signaled flexibility on other aspects of Iran's uranium enrichment.”Of course we will negotiate regarding the form,…

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October 13, 2013


Iran has 18,000 uranium centrifuges, says outgoing nuclear chief

DUBAI: Iran has installed 18,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges, the country's outgoing nuclear chief was quoted as saying by Iranian media on Saturday.The U.S. and its Western allies are pressing Iran to curb its uranium enrichment program, which they suspect is aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability, but Iran refuses and insists its nuclear activity is…

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August 18, 2013


Iran opens uranium mines, yellow cake plant

DUBAI: Iran said on Tuesday it had started production at two uranium mines and a yellow cake plant, declaring that Western opposition would not slow its nuclear programme days after talks between Tehran and world powers failed to reach an accord.The country opened the Saghand 1 and 2 uranium mines in the central city of…

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April 9, 2013


Iran announces uranium discovery days before nuclear talks

DUBAI: Iran said it has found significant new deposits of raw uranium to feed its nuclear programme and has identified sites for 16 more nuclear power stations, just days before talks with Western powers over its disputed atomic programme.The Iran Atomic Energy Organisation report cited by state news agency IRNA on Saturday said the deposits…

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February 23, 2013


Iran says it is converting uranium, easing bomb fears

DUBAI: Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that it was converting some of its higher-grade enriched uranium into reactor fuel, a move that could help to prevent a dispute with the West over its nuclear programme hitting a crisis in mid-2013.Conversion is one way for Iran to slow the growth in its stockpile of material that could…

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February 12, 2013


India, Australia weigh uranium deal during Gillard visit

NEW DELHI: The Australian and Indian prime ministers held talks on Wednesday that could pave the way for Australia to sell uranium to energy-hungry India, after Canberra lifted a long-standing export ban that had strained bilateral relations.Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard met Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on her first official visit to…

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October 17, 2012


Iran could halt 20 percent uranium enrichment if given fuel: officials

DUBAI: Iran would negotiate on halting higher-grade uranium enrichment if given fuel for a research reactor, senior officials said, reviving a previous offer in a possible attempt to show flexibility in stalled nuclear talks with world powers.The talks have made scant progress since resuming in April, leading to harsher Western sanctions against Iran and increasing…

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October 13, 2012


Uranium enrichment 'key focus' of Iran talks

Persuading Iran to scale back its enrichment of uranium, which can be used for peaceful purposes but also for nuclear weapons, will be the key aim of world powers in upcoming talks, analysts say.The US, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany may also press Tehran, at the meeting in Istanbul on Saturday, to give the…

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April 13, 2012


NKorea claims progress in uranium enrichment

SEOUL: North Korea claims it is making rapid progress on work to enrich uranium and build a light-water nuclear power plant. The news increases worries that the isolated regime is developing another way to make atomic weapons.Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that the construction of an experimental light-water reactor and low enriched…

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November 30, 2011


Australia moves to lift India uranium ban

SYDNEY: Prime Minister Julia Gillard moved Tuesday to lift Australia's controversial ban on uranium sales to nuclear power India in a bid to strengthen relations with the fast-growing economic powerhouse.While Canberra exports uranium to China, Japan, Taiwan and the United States, India has been excluded because New Delhi has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,…

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November 15, 2011


India reveals massive uranium discovery

NEW DELHI: A new mine in south India could contain the largest reserves of uranium in the world, a government official said in remarks reported Tuesday, signalling a major boost for the energy-hungry nation.The Tumalapalli mine in Andhra Pradesh state could provide up to 150,000 tonnes of uranium, Srikumar Banerjee, secretary of the Department of…

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July 19, 2011


Iran says to triple capacity to enrich 20% uranium

TEHRAN: Iran plans to triple its capacity to purify uranium later this year when it transfers the work from the central city of Natanz to the Fordo site, the country's nuclear chief said on Wednesday.”We will transfer the 20 percent enrichment from Natanz to the Fordo site this year, under the supervision of the (International…

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June 8, 2011


Iran says no offer can stop it enriching uranium

TEHRAN: No offer from world powers can persuade Iran to stop enriching uranium, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday, dismissing the key demand of countries that fear Tehran is developing nuclear weapons.A day after the U.N. atomic watchdog said it had new evidence of possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear work, Ahmadinejad accused it of…

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June 7, 2011


Iran denies problem with uranium enrichment

TEHRAN: Iran Tuesday denied claims that its sensitive uranium enrichment work has been hit by technical problems and stressed that its nuclear programme has not been harmed by the Stuxnet computer worm. Also rejecting allegations by Western powers that Iran lacks the know-how to make nuclear fuel plates, atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi was adamant…

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November 23, 2010


Iran to begin work on new uranium plant in 2011

TEHRAN: Iran will begin building its third uranium enrichment plant in early 2011, a top official said, defying world powers who have imposed new sanctions on Tehran for pursuing the sensitive nuclear work. Iran's atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi was cited on state television's website late Sunday as saying the search for locations for 10…

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August 16, 2010


Iran says has enriched 17kg uranium to 20pc purity

TEHRAN: Iran has enriched 17 kg of uranium to 20 percent purity, a top official said on Wednesday, underscoring Tehran's determination to push ahead with its nuclear program despite new international sanctions. Iran's enrichment activities are at the heart of its standoff with the West which fears it is seeking nuclear weapons capability. Two weeks…

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June 23, 2010


Ukraine to get rid of highly enriched uranium : US

WASHINGTON: Ukraine will remove all of its stockpile of highly enriched uranium by 2012 and convert its civil nuclear research facilities to operate with low enriched uranium fuel, the White House said on Monday. “Today Ukraine announced a landmark decision to get rid of all of its stockpile of highly enriched uranium by the time…

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April 13, 2010


Iranian President orders higher enrichment of uranium

TEHRAN: Iran's president on Sunday ordered his country's atomic agency to begin the production of higher enriched uranium, in a move that's likely to deepen international scepticism about the country's real intentions on the crucial issue of enriched uranium. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the ead of Iran's atomic energy agency, Ali Akbar Salehi, to “begin production…

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February 7, 2010


Iran denies secret deal to import Kazakh uranium

TEHRAN: Iran on Wednesday denied as “baseless” a report it was close to clinching a deal to import 1,350 tons (1,372 tonnes) of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan to restock its depleted reserves. Any such deal would violate United Nations sanctions imposed on Iran in 2006 over its nuclear programme. Uranium ore, also known as…

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December 30, 2009


Uranium smugglers arrested in India

Staff Report NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra police has arrested three persons for possessing five kg of material similar to Uranium, said sources in the Indian media Tuesday. This event has put a question mark on the security of the nuclear assets of India. The suspects were arrested from Panvel by the Mumbai crime branch police….

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December 8, 2009

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