International Atomic Energy Agency
Edwin Lyman, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, was one of 30 U.S.-based scientists scheduled to speak at
Too many countries have diverted their attention toward massive programs that modernize their nuclear weapons stockpiles, jumpstarting a potential arms race when the focus should be on reducing nuclear materials and ameliorating the threat of nuclear terrorism.
Baghdad reported the stolen material to the International Atomic Energy Agency, but has not requested assistance to recover it.
The most tragic consequence of Congress killing the deal would be that it would eliminate the prospect for greater U.S.-Iran cooperation in the region on areas of mutual concern. It would lock in continued enmity between the United States and Iran, serving only to exacerbate tension and conflict across the Middle East. To go down this path when such a mutually advantageous alternative exists would truly be a blunder of historic proportions.
LONDON -- It's hard to be certain, but it may be because the IAEA's track record under its previous head of safeguards, Olli Heinonen, is marred by the botched analysis of the Syrian site at Al Kibar. The Iranians may be insisting on carrying out the Parchin inspections themselves to make sure they, too, are not wrongly accused by the IAEA.
But those inspections require personnel, personnel require resources, and all of them require money, which the IAEA doesn't
A month after former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony counts with circumstantial metadata, the zealous prosecution is now having potentially major consequences -- casting doubt on the credibility of claims by the U.S. government that Iran has developed a nuclear weapons program.
Tehran has also continued to convert the other half of its stock of uranium gas refined to a 20 percent fissile purity - a
Parsi provided valuable lessons in contemporary diplomacy, and reminded the UN audience why the threat of war can no longer be accepted as the "continuation of policy by other means" in the 21st century.
The profound symbolism of the moment more than outweighs the lighter substantive elements of the temporary agreement. The United States and its partners appeared tough and got very little. Iran appeared tough and gave up very little. Both sides saved face.
A series of meetings since early 2012 have yielded no deal that would give the International Atomic Energy Agency access
The much-hyped "nuclear renaissance" has turned into a global rout. In the face of massive grassroots opposition and the
There seems to be two very separate conversations regarding nuclear technology: one about its use as a power source and another about its use as a weapon. Of course, in the real world, military goals and ensuring energy supplies have been intimately intertwined.
The regime in power rarely feels the effects of sanctions. Instead, it is the average citizen who bears the burden of sanctions. Ironically, the Iranian regime uses the sanctions as a scapegoat, blaming the United States Government for their country's economic woes.
Israel has threatened military action if diplomacy and economic sanctions targeted at halting Iran's uranium enrichment programme
Intelligence officials from several countries say Iran in recent weeks has virtually completed an underground nuclear enrichment