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South Korea, United Arab Emirates sign MoU to explore potential collaboration on new nuclear energy projects

South Korea, United Arab Emirates sign MoU to explore potential collaboration on new nuclear energy projects

Abu Dhabi: Barakah One Company (BOC), a subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). The signing took place during the 24th edition of the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi this week in the presence of Korean Vice Minister of Trade […]

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. What is next?

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. What is next?

By Pooneh Nedai Publisher, Shokran & Amrood Tehran: US president Donald Trump exited Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action last year. Iran, England, Germany, China and Russia objected this one-sided action mostly in their statements and gradually broke the commitment of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Russia and China apparently stood beside Iran but practically were […]

South Korea to actively deal with radioactive water discharge from Fukushima plant

South Korea to actively deal with radioactive water discharge from Fukushima plant

Seoul: South Korea will actively seek ways to deal with Japan’s planned discharge of water contaminated as a result of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown, Seoul’s foreign ministry has said, amid concern storage space will soon run out. The treatment of radioactive water stored in tanks in Fukushima has drawn international concern in […]

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does the same: Imran Khan

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does the same: Imran Khan

Washington: Pakistan is willing to give up its nuclear weapons if India does the same, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said. “If India said we would give up our nuclear weapons, would Pakistan?” Khan on a three-day official visit to the U.S. was asked during an interview on Fox News “Special Report with Bret […]

A bit of (realistic) pessimism

A bit of (realistic) pessimism

The election of Donald Trump who, in spite of his hard-living tendencies, has been talking about meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for hamburgers, led to an increase in talks about a deal between Pyongyang and Washington. Nonetheless, as somebody who has dealt with North Korea for some 30 years, I have a rather pessimistic, […]

Kazakhstan to produce fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants

Kazakhstan to produce fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants

The Chairman of the Board of the Kazakh Atomic Company ‘Kazatomprom’, Askar Zhumagaliev, and the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister, Igor Nasalik, discussed possible supplies of nuclear fuel from Kazakhstan to Ukraine, Vestnik Kavkaza reports. Production of nuclear fuel for Ukrainian nuclear reactors in Kazakhstan was the main topic of the meeting in Kiev. […]

Russia and Iran to begin construction work on Bushehr-2 NPP

Russia and Iran to begin construction work on Bushehr-2 NPP

Moscow and Tehran are set to launch the construction of the second stage of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant on September 10, the ASE company said in a statement on September 6, TASS reports. ASE is an engineering company within Russian state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom. According to the statement, Rosatom’s head Sergei Kirienko will […]

Peace – a Work in Progress: Korean Peninsula Peace

Peace – a Work in Progress: Korean Peninsula Peace

The 33-year old Kim Jong-un is an insulated, unfettered ruler of North Korea. He has very successfully isolated his country, globally and politically, by flaunting nuclear arsenal and instilling the fear of god in the population he commands. Just four years into his reign, young Kim wants to take on the world by making his […]

Peace of Korean peninsula: The current state and challenges

Peace of Korean peninsula:  The current state  and challenges

A divided Korean peninsula is one of the last remaining geopolitical problems of the twentieth century, with two countries technically still at war. The countries, of course, are the two Koreas – one dynamic and modern, the other closed, impoverished, and belligerent. The peninsula they share represents one of the most vexing challenges facing the […]

South Korea call on North Korea to stop their attempted rocket launch

South Korea call on North Korea to stop their attempted rocket launch

As North Korea revealed its plans for what it called a satellite launch, the South Korean government has warned that it would have to pay a severe price if it proceeds with the move. After a National Security Council(NSC) meeting Wednesday morning, First Deputy Director of the top office’s National Security Office Cho Tae-yong issued the warning. Cho urged the […]

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