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Oct 25th, 2010


Iran Loads Fuel into 1st Nuclear Reactor

$1-billion plant expected to begin generating electricity in early 2011

An Iranian flag flutters at an undisclosed location in Iran next to a surface-to-surface Qiam-1 (Rising) missile, Aug. 20, 2010. (Photo: AFP / Getty Images)
An Iranian flag flutters at an undisclosed location in Iran next to a new liquid fuel surface-to-surface Qiam-1 missile with advanced guidance systems, test-fired on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. Note: Image not part of report excerpted below. (Photo credit: AFP / Getty Images)

The Associated Press and Reuters via MSNBC.com
Updated October 26, 2010

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has begun loading fuel into the core of its first nuclear power plant, state TV reported Tuesday.

The English-language Press TV announced the injection of fuel into the core of the reactor at Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. …

Iran says the 1,000-megawatt nuclear plant, built with the help of Russia, will begin generating electricity in early 2011 after years of delays.

Tehran says that the launch shows its nuclear ambitions are peaceful and not aimed at making an atomic bomb.

The development comes as the United States and Europe seek to coax Tehran back into stalled talks about its nuclear enrichment activities which some countries fear is aimed at developing nuclear weapons. …

Experts say that firing up the $1-billion plant will not take Iran any closer to building a nuclear bomb since Russia will supply the enriched uranium for the reactor and take away spent fuel which could be used to make weapons-grade plutonium.

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Topical reports on this site


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
threat assessment

Ahmadinejad Show of Strength (Oct. 13, 2010)

Ahmadinejad’s Letter to the Pope (Oct. 9, 2010)

Ahmadinejad’s Political Paranoia (Sept. 23, 2010)

Iran Starts Up Nuclear Plant (Aug. 21, 2010)

Iran Claims Israel Plans Attack on Nuclear Sites (June 27, 2010)

Iran Ramps Up Nuclear Program (Feb. 22, 2010)

Iran Now a ‘Nuclear State’ (Feb. 11, 2010)

Iran, N. Korea Threat Level Rises (Dec. 13, 2009)

Psychological Profile of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (June 11, 2009)

Bush Nixed Israeli Plea to Hit Iran (Jan. 11, 2009)

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — October 25, 2009

Massive Bomb Attack on Iraqi Government

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Iraqis gather at the site of a massive bomb attack in Baghdad, Oct. 25, 2009. (Photo credit: Karim Kadim / AP)

One year ago today, I reported that two powerful car bombs exploded outside the Justice Ministry and city government offices in downtown Baghdad, killing 155 and wounding at least 500 in Iraq’s worst mass-casualty bombing in more than two years.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — October 25, 2008

Write-in Campaign: Day 7

Two years ago today, on the seventh day of my write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, I reported that a poll sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio and the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute mirrored the results of a SurveyUSA poll released the previous day by KSTP television: Support for Bachmann was holding steady a week after she became a lightning rod for national criticism and media attention when she told Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that Barack Obama “may have anti-American views” and the media should investigate which members of Congress “are pro-America or anti-America.”

                                                            Bachmann Tinklenberg Anderson Undecided
Grove Insight (Aug. 19-21)                        40            27                —                  —
Grove Insight (Oct. 10-12)                         42            38                —                 15
Public Opinion Strategies (Oct. 12-13)    44            33                8                  —
“Hardball” interview (Oct. 17)
SurveyUSA (Oct. 20-21)                            44             47                6                  2
MPR/UofM (Oct. 21-23)                           43             45                5                  7
Mean                                                            42.6           38              6.3              8.8
Standard deviation                                     1.5            7.4              1.2              5.4





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