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Japan-US nuclear deal announced at Hague summit

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 18:31

Japan will turn over to US 315 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium, victory for President Barack Obama`s efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world.

Iran`s higher-grade uranium stockpile declines

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 07:15

Iran`s stockpile of 20 per cent enriched uranium has declined for the first time in four years after Tehran implemented a landmark deal it signed with world powers, the UN nuclear agency said Thursday in a report.

Experts visit Iran uranium mine for first time in years

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 01:43

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency visited Iran`s Gachin uranium mine for the first time in nine years, Iranian officials said.

83-year-old US nun to be sentenced for sabotage

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:43

An 83-year-old Catholic nun convicted in a protest and break-in at the top US storehouse for bomb-grade uranium will find out today whether she spends what could be the rest of her life in prison.

Iran nuclear deal comes into force as US sanctions loom

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 15:51

Iran on Monday halted production of 20 percent enriched uranium, bringing into force an interim deal between Tehran and world powers on its disputed nuclear programme.

Iran not seeking 60 percent enriched uranium: Ali-Akbar Salehi

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 00:59

Iran does not need to produce 60 percent enriched uranium, the country`s nuclear chief Ali-Akbar Salehi said.

Iran develops new generation of centrifuges

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 18:32

Iranian nuclear chief said Friday the country is developing a new generation of centrifuges for uranium enrichment.

Iran lawmakers introduce uranium-enrichment bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 23:57

Iran`s state television broadcaster is reporting that some 100 lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the government to increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent if new sanctions are imposed on the Islamic Republic.

UN to inspect Libya`s uranium stocks amid worsening stability

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 23:02

A UN nuclear team will visit Libya this month to assess the safety of thousands of barrels of milled uranium - known as yellowcake - amid concerns about the country`s deteriorating security situation, a UN official said on Monday.

Hassan Rouhani defends Iran`s interim nuclear deal

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 15:58

Iran`s president has defended an interim nuclear deal reached with world powers last month that eases some sanctions in return for a halt to parts of the Islamic Republic`s uranium enrichment programme, saying improving the economy is as important as maintaining a peaceful nuclear programme.

India welcomes Iran nuclear deal

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 16:26

India Sunday welcomed the deal reached between Iran and the six world powers on Tehran`s nuclear programme that seeks to curb the Islamic republic`s nuclear development programme in exchange for lifting some sanctions.

World powers, Iran resume nuclear talks in Geneva to reach deal

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 21:58

Six world powers, US, China, Russia, France, the UK and Germany, have gathered in Geneva in a bid to reach an agreement with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme and there are expectations that there could be a breakthrough deal when the talks resume.