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Israel officially admits striking ‘Syrian nuclear reactor’ in 2007

Israel Defense Forces have shared details of an airstrike that destroyed an alleged nuclear reactor under construction in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor back in 2007, for the first time officially acknowledging carrying out the secret raid. 

Work on 1st Turkish nuclear plant to begin in May

Source : World Bulletin / 07 Apr 2014

Construction of Turkey’s first nuclear plant will begin in May if an environmental impact report wins approval.

The report on the Akkuyu nuclear power plant has been submitted to the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry for evaluation. According to government officials, the Environmental Effect Evaluation Report could be approved in May.


Turkey's first nuclear unit to be completed by 2019

Source : AA / 15 Mar 2014

Turkey is determined to see the first unit of its planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant operating by 2019, the country's energy minister Taner Yildiz said during a speech in Ankara on Thursday.

The Akuyyu plant, which will consist of four reactors, will be Turkey's first and will be built by Russian energy company Rosatom on the Mediterranean coast, with the aim of it being fully operational by 2023.


Pakistan to build 3 nuclear plants for electricity

Source : World Bulletin / 14 Mar 2014

Pakistan plans to build three new nuclear plants that will produce 8800 MW of electricity per annum by 2030, in order to get over an energy bottleneck causing 20-hour-long power blackouts daily.

Pakistan will increase electric production from nuclear energy to 8,800 MW levels by 2030 and to 40,000 MW by 2050, says Dr. Ansar Parvez, head of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). "These figures may seem high, but still, there will be a 15 per cent deficiency in electricity supply in Pakistan."


Pakistan to build six nuclear power plants

Source : IINA / 30 Nov 2013

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced Tuesday that his country will build six civil nuclear power plants.

Speaking at a function, Coastal Power Project K-II and K-III in Karachi, Sharif said the country’s Atomic Energy Commission has identified six sites where civil nuclear power plants could be built, The News International reported. According to the prime minister, Pakistan would produce 40,000 MW of power from nuclear plants till 2050 and the government’s priority was to start work on power projects to overcome the energy shortage.


Israel seeks destruction of Iran: Mark Glenn

Source : Presstv / 16 Nov 2013

Fearing the independence and stability of the Islamic Republic in the Middle East, the Israeli regime seeks Iran’s “destruction,” a political commentator tells Press TV.

In an interview with Press TV on Thursday, Mark Glenn, an American author and journalist, described Iran as the “only stable” Middle Eastern country, which as opposed to other regional states, is not dependant on the United States and Israel “for money and for military supplies.”


Russia firms to build Jordan’s first nuclear plant

Source : AFP / 29 Oct 2013

Energy-poor Jordan said Monday it has picked two Russian firms to build and run its first nuclear power plant, which is expected to cost around $10 billion (7 billion euros).

“Russia’s Rusatom Overseas will operate the plant as a strategic partner. Russia’s Atomstroyexport will be the provider of the nuclear technology,” Information Minister Mohammad Momani told reporters.


Most Israelis disagree with Netanyahu on Iran: Poll

Source : Presstv / 14 Jan 2013

Despite the rhetoric by Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu to sensationalize the Western dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program, a recent survey shows that the majority of Israelis believe the issue of economy, not Iran, is the most critical issue they face.

According to a poll conducted by the Times of Israel, 43 percent of the respondents consider economic issues as the most important issue in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Israel.


'What About Israel's Nuclear Weapons?'

Source : Agencies | 03 Aug 2012

At the end of another week of agency reports, ratcheted-up rhetoric, claims and counter-claims between named (and unnamed) Israeli officials, Iranian leaders, the UN, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding the progress, existence, or intention of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, the Washington Post's ombudsman Patrick Pexton took to his paper's pages to ask the question so consistently missing from the Middle East/nuclear weapons equation as its discussed in the United States: 'What about Israel's nuclear weapons?'


How nuclear can Israel be?

By Ismail Salami | PressTV | 9 May 2012

Imagine a world plunged in darkness and extreme cold with the sunlight screened off by a thick pall of dust cloud. Imagine a world flung back into chaos. This is an image conceived of a world abandoned to dereliction by doomsday weapons.


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