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Iran able to enrich uranium up to 60%, says atomic energy agency spokesman

“(Reuters) – Iran has the capacity to enrich uranium up to 60%, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Saturday, far more than is required for most civilian uses but short of the 90% needed to make nuclear bomb fuel” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The organization has the possibility to produce 5%, 20% and 60%, and has this capacity,” AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said during a news conference at the underground Fordow nuclear plant, the official IRIB news agency reported.Iran said on Thursday…

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Saudi Arabia flags plan to enrich uranium as U.S. seeks nuclear pact

“Under the deal Iran can enrich uranium to around the normal level needed for commercial power production” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia wants to enrich uranium for its nuclear power program, its energy minister said on Monday, potentially complicating talks with Washington on an atomic pact and the role of U.S. companies.”We are proceeding with it cautiously … we are experimenting with two nuclear reactors,” Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said, referring to a plan to issue a tender for the Gulf Arab state’s…

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Saudi set to go nuclear…

“Under the deal Iran can enrich uranium to around the normal level needed for commercial power production” writes Min Read for reuters.com. ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia wants to enrich uranium for its nuclear power program, its energy minister said on Monday, potentially complicating talks with Washington on an atomic pact and the role of U.S. companies.International concerns about the dual technology helped lead to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and global powers.In order for U.S. companies to compete for Saudi Arabia’s project, Riyadh would normally need to…

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Iran threatens to make weapons-grade uranium with banned tech

“Iran is using advanced centrifuges banned under the 2015 nuclear deal to enrich uranium faster and well past limits set in the deal” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Under the nuclear deal, Iran was limited to using just IR-1 centrifuges to enrich uranium.Several European countries are attempting to strike another deal with Iran after President Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear treaty in 2018.The new centrifuges will likely shorten the one-year time frame experts had said Iran needs to be able to obtain enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers

“More than 80% of food crops require pollination but the populations of insects that do most of this work have collapsed” writes Jonathan Watts for theguardian.com. When she first suggested a focus on pollinators at the world agricultural conference in 2010, the delegates laughed at her.The decline of pollinators will be highlighted in a new global report on genetic resources for food that will be released next year. Source: theguardian.com

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