IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano has said that Iran is preventing nuclear inspectors from carrying out their work in the country, and has appointed a new top investigator, Herman Nackaerts, to replace Olli Heinonen, who resigned from the IAEA earlier this year. (Reuters)
- Israel’s defence minister Ehud Barak went to Russia on Sunday in a bid to halt an arms deal between Russia, Syria and Iran.
- On Monday Ehud Barak signed an arms deal between Israel and Russia.
- On Monday the IAEA complained that Iran is preventing some of its inspectors from monitoring Iran’s nuclear program.
- On Tuesday the head of Iran’s nuclear program claimed that Iran has the right to bar some UN inspectors.
- According to IDF sources, NGOs are planning to sail up to 20 ships to Gaza in coming months.
The process of loading fuel into Iran’s first Russian-built nuclear reactor at Bushehr will take another 10 to 15 days, according to Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s AEO, AFP reports.
According to AFP, Iran has proposed to Russia that the two countries should jointly produce fuel for the Bushehr reactor, and also for future nuclear plants.
“Moscow is studying this offer,” [Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s AEO] said [on Thursday]. “We (Iran) should show the world our capability in uranium production and transforming it to nuclear fuel.”