Latest Nuclear Setback to Further Tighten the Screws on Iran

Wellen, Russ
February 2011
Foreign Policy in Focus;2/28/2011, p2
The article focuses on nuclear problems at the Bushehr plant in Iran and how it clears the question on the ability of Iran to run a nuclear reactor. It cites speculations that the trouble could be a startup problem, a sabotage or the end of the project while reports indicated that it could be problems on the primary cooling circuit as to the critical interface between German-supplied equipment and equipment from the Russians. It also compares Iranian nuclear problem with Chernobyl disaster and the possibility of external and internal damages.


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