Nuclear weapons

Iran will promise UN not to build nuclear weapons

By Anna Sheinman, March 12, 2013

Iran will promise the United Nations that it will not seek to create nuclear weapons, an Iranian news agency has claimed.

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As talks fizzle out, an Iranian reactor comes to life

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, February 28, 2013

Despite guarded optimism and the promise of two more rounds of talks in March and April, the latest tranche of nuclear diplomacy between Iran and six world powers, which ended on Wednesday in Almaty, Kazakhstan, offered nothing new.

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‘Deep concern’ over Iranian plans to expand nuclear programme

By Zoe Winograd, February 1, 2013

Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it intends to install advanced centrifuges at a nuclear plant in Natanz.

A Foreign Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “Iran’s intention to install more advanced centrifuges (type IR-2M) at its Fuel Enrichment Plant in Natanz is a cause for deep concern.

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Iran: nuclear moment of truth nears

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, November 22, 2012

In September, when Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, famously showed the United Nations General Assembly a crude picture of a bomb to highlight Iran’s proximity to nuclear weapons, pundits were struck.

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How Nazi Germany lost its nuclear edge

By Gordon Fraser, October 25, 2012

It was no accident that the atomic bomb and the Holocaust came about at the same time. When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, neither was on anybody's agenda. Nor was the intention to systematically kill Jews - that would come later. Instead, the top item on the Nazi master-plan was to rid German culture of perceived pollution. Artists were to be asked to sign an oath of loyalty.

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France: Iran on track to produce nuclear weapon by early 2013

By Sahar Zivan, October 22, 2012

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has told Europe-1 Radio that unspecified experts have “established in an absolutely indisputable way” that Iran will be able to produce a nuclear weapon by early 2013.

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Is Israel really preparing for an attack on Iran?

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, August 16, 2012

The question of whether Israel is on the brink of a strike against Iran periodically resurfaces as the Persian country’s march to a nuclear weapon continues unabated and Israeli leaders indicate, openly or subtly, that their patience is running out.

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Panetta: Give Iran sanctions time to work

By Jennifer Lipman, July 31, 2012

The US Defence Secretary has called for Iran to be given more time to respond to sanctions during a speech in Tunis.

Mr Panetta's remarks came a day before a much-publicised trip to Israel, where concern about Iran's nuclear ambitions is a high priority.

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Nuclear Iran by 2014, says MI6 chief Sir John Sawers

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2012

The chief of Britain's top security agency has warned that Iran could be a nuclear power within two years.

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War games ramped up as Iran hit by fresh sanctions

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 5, 2012

The United States and Iran both ramped up their military rhetoric this week following the implementation of new sanctions against Iran’s oil exports and the impasse in negotiations over the country’s nuclear programme.

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