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Iran, Russia reach preliminary agreement for two nuclear power units

Iran, Russia reach preliminary agreement for two nuclear power units

TEHRAN, March 12 (UPI) -- Iran said Wednesday it has negotiated a preliminary deal for Russia's Rosatom nuclear power company to provide it with two more nuclear power generating units.

Iran hasn't lost its right to enrich uranium, Salehi says

TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A day after a deal with the IAEA, Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran's nuclear negotiator, said his country hasn't lost the right to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity.
IAEA to ramp up Iranian inspections

IAEA to ramp up Iranian inspections

VIENNA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The IAEA said the $8.1 million needed to enforce an agreement with Iran will double the size of the inspection team used to monitor nuclear research activity.

Iran to continue with low-level enrichment

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The director of Iran's nuclear energy organization said uranium centrifuges would keep spinning toward enrichment but for levels less than 20 percent purity.

Iran, IAEA meetings rescheduled

TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Iran's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday meetings with the International Atomic Energy Agency have been delayed more than two weeks to Feb. 8.

Iran, IAEA agree to further talks

TEHRAN, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Iran's top nuclear administrator said Friday he was interested in further cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iran says it's wrong to think nuclear activity slowed

Iran says it's wrong to think nuclear activity slowed

TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Ali Akbar Salehi, one of Iran's top nuclear officials, said Thursday there was no basis to claims that Iran's nuclear activities had slowed down.

Iranians mull new nuclear power stations

TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Iran's top atomic energy official, Ali Akbar Salehi, said he asked the federal government to make room in next year's budget for new nuclear power plants.

Iran, Russia to work on nuclear plant in 2014

TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Ali Akbar Salehi, director of Iran's nuclear organization, said there are plans under way to build a nuclear power plant in Iran with the help of the Russians.
Iran, IAEA sign agreement to improve cooperation on nuke program

Iran, IAEA sign agreement to improve cooperation on nuke program

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The U.N. nuclear energy atomic watchdog and Iran signed an agreement Monday in Tehran to strengthen cooperation on Iran's nuclear program, officials said.
Report: Iran says it will allow IAEA to inspect Arak reactor

Report: Iran says it will allow IAEA to inspect Arak reactor

TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Iran says it will permit the International Atomic Energy Agency to start inspecting a heavy-water reactor in Arak and a uranium mine, officials said.

No halt to uranium enrichment, Iran says

TEHRAN, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Iranian nuclear facilities are enriching uranium to 20 percent purity at their optimal capacity, the director of Iran's nuclear energy organization said.

Iran says arrested nuke saboteurs

TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Iran has arrested four people suspected of attempting to sabotage one of the country's nuclear sites, Ali Akbar Salehi, the country's nuclear chief, said.

Iran to take control of Bushehr nuke plant

TEHRAN, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi Sunday said Russian technicians will hand over the control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran.

Iran expects breakthrough in nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Iranian government expects to make major breakthroughs with international nuclear negotiations, the head of Iran's nuclear agency said Wednesday.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) and Iran's Atomic Energy Organization head Ali-Akbar Salehi unveil a third generation of domestically built centrifuges as part of the country's uranium enrichment program and marking the the 4th National Anniversary of Nuclear Technology in Tehran, Iran on April 9, 2010. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian.
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Ali Akbar Salehi (Persian: علی اکبر صالحی, born 24 March 1949 in Karbala, Iraq) is an Iranian politician, diplomat and academic and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs since 13 December 2010. Previous to his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs, he was Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran from 16 July 2009 to 13 December 2010. He was also Iranian Representative in the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1997 to 2005.

He was born on 24 March 1949 in Karbala, Iraq when his family was living in Iraq for business reasons. He has a BSc from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he earned in 1977. He was also Associate Professor and Chancellor of the Sharif University of Technology and a member of the Academy of Sciences of Iran and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy.

He was Chancellor of the Sharif University of Technology from 1982 to 1985 and once again in 1989 to 1993.

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