English_Master March 3, 2016 No Comments
HISTORY OF IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAMME  Iran, a cultural country who want to go ahead with its nuclear programme. Here is the chronological history of Iranian Nuclear Programme. History of Iranian Nuclear Programme 1950 First received assistance from the US under the Eisenhower Administration’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ initiative. 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini cancelled all projects and contracts for the construction of nuclear power plants and facilities initiated by the Shah’s regime. 1980 The war with Iraq and attitude of Saddam Hussein compelled them to rethink about their nuclear programme. 1985 Iran started to woo back 80% of the 4500 nuclear scientists and technicians who had left the country after the revolution and to plan the construction of centrifuges for uranium enrichment. 1986 The father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, AQ Khan, made his first visit to Iran as part of an initiative by Tehran to seek assistance from friendly states to build nuclear facilities. 1991 The Iraqi defeat certainly further cemented the Iranian conviction to build civilian nuclear programme to fulfill long-term domestic energy requirements. 1995 Iran signed an $ 800 m agreement with Russia for the construction of the Bushehr2 reactors that had been abandoned after the revolution. 2002 The Iranian opposition Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), based in Iraq, revealed that...
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