News February 2007

28 February 2007

Iran

Oil prices reached their highest level for the year on Tuesday as they brushed aside an early knock following a heavy sell-off in global equities. The political standoff between Iran and the United Nations about the nuclear ambitions of the Islamic republic helped boost oil prices. Iran is the world’s fourth largest producer. Oil prices were also supported by a cold snap in the key winter fuel consuming regions of …

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27 February 2007

Russia

In a bid to establish a stronger fundamental culture for safety in the process of generating nuclear power, the International Expert Commission of the EU has meet with Russian atomic power experts. Energy Business Review 27th Feb 2007

Sweden

Scandinavian energy provider Vattenfall has released a statement and held a press conference reassuring interested parties that its fleet of nuclear power plants is safe, despite …

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26 February 2007

Iran

The dollar retreated to a two-month low against the euro on Monday as the U.S. currency came under pressure on renewed worries about Iran’s nuclear programme.Reuters 26th Feb 2007

Iran’s refusal to suspend uranium enrichment will be discussed at the UN Security Council today.Sky 26th Feb 2007

Iran has no brake on its nuclear programme and is prepared for any eventuality – “even for war” …

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25 February 2007

Iran

Iran is ready for anything the United States does to stop its nuclear programme, Tehran’s foreign minister said on Saturday after the United States maintained it was keeping “all options on the table”. Reuters 24th Feb 2007

US Vice-President Dick Cheney renewed Washington’s criticism of Iran yesterday, warning the Islamic state it would be a “serious mistake” if it continued to …

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24 February 2007

Trident

Forty-five people have been arrested after a blockade of Britain’s nuclear submarine base. Seven Greenpeace vessels, including the 164ft former icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, attempted to gain entry to Faslane Naval Base on the Clyde as part of an anti-nuclear protest.Northampton Evening Telegraph 23rd Feb 2007Yorkshire Post 24th Feb 2007Times 24th Feb 2007

Ministry of Defence police stormed a Greenpeace vessel blockading …

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23 February 2007

Iran

Q&A: What next in Iran nuclear row? The Times, looks at what happens next after the IAEA’s report on Iran’s nuclear programme.Times 22nd February 2007

Iran has ignored a U.N. Security Council ultimatum to freeze uranium enrichment – a possible pathway to nuclear arms – and has instead expanded its program by setting up hundreds of centrifuges, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Thursday. The finding paves the …

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22 February 2007

New nukes

EON AND RWE, the German power giants, are on the point of striking a deal with Westinghouse, to work together on Britain’s next generation of nuclear power stations. According to internal documents seen by The Business, the three companies are pushing to finalise an agreement before the publication of the Government’s energy white paper. This is expected either at the end of March or when Parliament …

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21 February 2007

Iran

Iran was last night struggling to stave off further international censure as controversy over its nuclear programme continued to mount. In Vienna, Ali Larijani, the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear negotiator, met Mohamed ElBaradei, the United Nations’ chief nuclear inspector, who will pronounce on Tehran’s nuclear activities today. FT 21st Feb 2007

Iran’s president has rejected international calls for Tehran to …

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20 February 2007

Iran

The IAEA is gloomy about the prospects for an agreement with Iran.FT 20th Feb 2007

Iran could be just six months away from acquiring the ability to enrich industrial-scale uranium – a key step in building a nuclear bomb – the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog warned.Metro 19th Feb 2007

Iran’s key nuclear sites.BBC 16th Feb 2007

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19 February 2007

Trident

A GROUP of campaigning Vikings will represent York as part of a year-long blockade of a nuclear base in Scotland.York Press 19th Feb 2007

Letter from Pugwash: It was heartening to read your front-page article (“Not in our name’, 15 February) showing the breadth of support that exists in this country for a postponement of the looming Parliamentary vote on replacing Trident submarines. Recent evidence by Richard Garwin, a …

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