Monday, August 23, 2010

IAEA visits Khartoum - Egypt and Sudan move forward on "peaceful" nuclear plans

Technicians load the Bushehr nuclear plant this week in Iran. (ISNA)
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Sudan plans nuclear program
Report by JPOST.COM STAFF (via Jerusalem Post)
Sunday, 22 August 2010 - excerpt:
Sudan plans to build a nuclear reactor for peaceful purposes by 2020, the SUNA state news agency reported Sunday.

Sudan has noted economic and political ties with Iran, which has been facing increasing sanctions and international pressure over its nuclear program.

Like Iran, Sudan is under US sanctions, and has been since 1997.

The International Atomic Energy Agency is planning to travel to Sudan on August 23 to discuss importing a nuclear reactor for “research purposes.”

SUNA said Sudan began plans to develop a nuclear program early this year.

Although Sudan has built dams along the Blue and White Nile Rivers, large parts of the country do not have regular electricity, Reuters reported.

Muhammad Ahmed Hassan el-Tayeb, director-general of the Sudanese Atomic Energy Agency, was quoted as saying “The Ministry of Electricity and Dams has already started preparing for the project to produce power from nuclear energy in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and is expected to build the first nuclear power plant in the year 2020.”
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Iran, Sudan stress expansion of mutual co-operation

Iran, Sudan Stress Expansion of Mutual Cooperation

Copy of a report from Fars News Agency - Tuesday, 03 August 2010:
Iran, Sudan Stress Expansion of Mutual Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's envoy to Khartoum and Sudan's Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid in a meeting in the Sudanese capital explored ways to bolster mutual cooperation.

During the meeting held at the Sudanese Ministry of Interior on Monday, Iran's Ambassador to Sudan Javad Turkabadi stressed the need for the two countries' police forces to boost and expand mutual cooperation in drug campaign and counter-terrorism measures.

"The two countries should adopt the necessary measures to expand and develop this cooperation through drawing precise plans," the Iranian diplomat noted.

Turkabadi also extended an invitation to the Sudanese minister to pay a visit to Tehran in the near future.

Mahmoud Hamid, for his part, said that he would plan a visit to Tehran as soon as possible.

He pointed to Iran's "useful" experience in anti-drug measures, counter-terrorism and social order, and called for continued cooperation between the two states.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's administration has striven hard to maximize relations with the African continent.

Tehran has prioritized promotion of its economic and political ties with the African states and the country is now considered as one of the African Union's strategic partners.

Tehran's efforts to boost ties and cooperation with Africa have led to its acceptance as an observing member of the African Union (AU), where it has shown an active presence in the AU summit meetings.