Iranian Nuclear Development

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  • Beginning of Nuclear Program in Iran

    Beginning of Nuclear Program in Iran
    The first nuclear program in Iran made little progress and was abandoned in the 1979 Revolution. It resumed in 2005 when Ahmadinejad succeeded Khatami as president. The Non-
    Proliferation Treaty gave Iran the right to enrich uranium. ← from
  • First Sanctions on Iran

    First Sanctions on Iran
    The UN Security Council votes to impose sanctions on Iran. This resulted in many inconclusive talks. ← from Baidoa Media Centre
  • Israel

    Israel requests to attack the main nuclear complex in Iran. This request was deflected. ← from Hyscience
  • Iranian Nuclear Fuel

    Iranian Nuclear Fuel
    By September of 2009, Iran had created enough nuclear fuel to make a sprint for a nuclear weapon. The resulting talks between Iran and the Security Council and Germany led Iran to agree to export most of its uranium. This would reduce the bomb-making material for about a year. Iran claimed that the West could not be trusted with uranium and rejected the deal. ← from The Foreigner
  • Iran Develops Nuclear Warhead

    Iran Develops Nuclear Warhead
    The United Nations declares that they have extensive evidence on activities by Iran's military to develop a nuclear warhead. ← from Homeland Security Digital Library
  • Turkey

    Iran makes a deal to ship its uranium to Turkey for storage. Russia and China impose sanctions on Iran. ← from Map of Turkey for Tourists
  • New Sanctions

    New Sanctions
    A new round of sanctions is imposed on Iran, but this did little to halt the production of nuclear fuel in Iran. The sanctions were made against military purchases and trade and financial transactions carried out by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which plays a central role in running the country and its economy. Russia and China did not want these sanctions to affect Iran's daily economy. ← from Voices Education Project
  • Wikileaks

    Wikileaks show concern among Iran's neighbors over its nuclear program and revealed that American officials believed Tehran got missiles from North Korea. ← from Veterans Today
  • Stuxnet Worm

    Stuxnet Worm
    Iran's intelligence agency says that Iran can't develop a bomb before 2015 due to the Stuxnet computer virus that destroyed a fifth of Iran's nuclear centrifuges. It delayed Iran's ability to make nuclear arms. There are suspicions that it was designed to sabotage Iran's nuclear program and evidence suggests that it was designed as an American-Israeli project. ← from Security Affairs
  • Tougher Sanctions

    Tougher Sanctions
    The United States and Europe make tougher sanctions against Iran, including freezing the uranium enrichment program. Additionally, according to the IAEA, Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear device. ← from Israel Matzav
  • Iranian Scientist Dies

    An Iranian nuclear scientist dies in a terrorist bomb blast in Tehran when a magnetic explosive device was attached to his car. Iran believes that the US and Israel were responsible and they signaled that the IRGC may carry out revenge assassinations.
  • Frozen Property

    Frozen Property
    The Obama administration enforces tighter sanctions and freezes all property of the Central Bank of Iran. Nations could face penalties in the US if they were to do business with Iran's central bank. Iran also shows signs of strain. ← from Trend
  • Bombers in Georgia and India

    Bombers in Georgia and India
    On February 13, Israel Embassy personnel were targeted by Georgian and Indian bombers, injuring four people. On February 14, a series of explosions in Bangkok wounded several people. Both incidents show evidence that the bombings were part of the same plot. Iran is blaming Israel. ← from Telugu Wave
  • Halt Oil Exports

    Halt Oil Exports
    The Iranian government halts oil exports to Britain and France. This was the initial response to the EU's decision to cut off Iranian oil imports. However, Britain and France depend very litle on Iranian oil so the Iranian government may expand the oil shipment ban to the rest of the EU ← from Today's Zaman
  • Istanbul

    The US, Iran and other powers meet in Istanbul to discuss the nuclear program. This represents a turning point in American thinking toward Iran. ← from The Australian