The End of Uranium Enrichment at Paducah, KY Plant

By: Saturday June 1, 2013 5:20 pm

The Louisville Courier-Journal and the USEC website have reported that the uranium enrichment plant in Paducah, KY has ceased enriching uranium as of the end of May, 2013, taking 1100 jobs with it.


Forthcoming IAEA Report Will Announce Continued Uranium Enrichment by Iran

By: Friday August 24, 2012 10:28 am

Diplomatic talks between Iran and Western powers have basically ended. The sanctions are in place and they continue to constrict the Iranian economy. Neoconservatives who view every potential international crisis as an opportunity for more bomb-dropping will certainly put together the stalled talks and this report as a signal that Israel must strike and that the US must back them. We’re closing in on some very dangerous territory.

The Meaning of “Capability” in the Iran Debate

By: Monday July 30, 2012 6:50 am

Mitt Romney’s national security advisor Dan Senor caused a stir yesterday when he said the candidate would respect a decision by Israel to unilaterally strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities. This sent the Romney campaign into yet another round of damage control on this overseas tour. But the bigger issue was a separate statement by Senor, repeated by Romney in his speech in Jerusalem about keeping Iran from the “capability” of building nukes.

Iran Warms to Negotiations as Senate Tries to Shut Them Down

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 12:15 pm

Iran has agreed to discuss proposals to limit its uranium enrichment at talks in the next week in Moscow over its nuclear program, according to European Union officials. Meanwhile, the US Senate keeps erecting preconditions to futher talks.

Hardliners on Both Sides Push Iran Diplomacy Further Apart

By: Monday May 28, 2012 11:00 am

Hopes that last week’s diplomatic round between the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany) and Iran would produce progress on the nuclear question have begun to wane, hampered by a media pushback from hardliners on both sides.

Iran-West Nuclear Negotiations Will Continue in June

By: Thursday May 24, 2012 2:25 pm

Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, wrapped up today in Baghdad and the best news from the meeting is that there will be another round of talks, in Moscow, next month. As long as the two sides keep talking, something good could transpire.

Iran Nuclear Negotiations Begin

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 7:45 am

Nuclear talks between the P5 +1 – permanent Security Council members China, Russia, France, Britain and the US, plus Germany – and Iran begin today in Baghdad. This comes on the heels of an imminent announcement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, based on talks from recent days in Tehran.

Iran Counter-Offers to Keep Some Uranium Enrichment

By: Monday April 9, 2012 11:45 am

AS talks begin in Geneva on Iran’s nuclear program, the US laid out preconditions essentially equal to the Administration’s goals: if Iran stops all uranium enrichment and closes their nuclear facility buried into the mountain near Qom, then talks can progress. The Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, did not agree to the preconditions today, but Iran did float a counter-offer for the negotiations, allowing them to retain enrichment capabilities.

Iran Nuclear Talks Break Down

By: Saturday January 22, 2011 6:00 pm

Talks aimed at a resolution between Iran and the West over their nuclear program collapsedtoday, with no progress and no timetable for future talks. Overall the negotiations sounded like a huge waste of time.

Bill Richardson Brokers North Korea Diplomatic Deal

By: Monday December 20, 2010 7:00 am

Bill Richardson, the utility diplomat on the Democratic bench, has secured a deal with North Korea to allow nuclear inspectors back in their Yongbon nuclear facility. They also agreed to allow fuel rods to ship to an outside country, probably South Korea, for enrichment. And, the US will receive some remains from Korean War-era soldiers.

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