Chronology

Russia President B.N. Yeltsin signs a directive "On Termination of Nuclear Weapons Testing at Novaya Zemlya Test Range".
26.10.1991

Blog entries: Middle East

13.11.2014

Unlike with Bushehr 1 (wherein the 10-year contract on the procurement of Russian fuel ends in 2021), Russia will deliver all of the fuel for the eight future units.  Rosatom is also undertaking the obligation to take back the spent nuclear fuel. Thus, it will not be necessary for Iran to increase its enrichment capacity in order to provide itself with material for fuel for the NPP (one of the reasons why Iranians insisted on the further expansion of their nuclear program)

25.09.2013

But the situation is being made even worse by some informal agreements that may have been reached between these monarchies and Israel. These countries are trying to stymie Iran’s plans. Their goal is to take Syria, which has been a staunch ally of Iran under Assad, out of the game under any pretext

26.02.2013

It seems that a necessary condition for convening the Helsinki should be its depoliticization – that is, turning it into an objective, technical discussion, a discussion of concrete steps toward reducing the risk of WMD proliferation and developing of the beginnings of arms control for the region.

07.12.2012

It’s important to understand that division of Egypt’s population into Islamists and secularists is rather arbitrary. Thus, second article of the Constitution of Egypt, adopted in 1971 under Anwar Sadat (who was assassinated by Islamist extremists 10 years later) and remaining in force until 2011, declared Islam the established religion and Sharia – the main source of the legislation. This didn’t raise any questions, in fact constitutions of the majority of Arab states look similarly.

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