• UAE’s Nuclear Push, Potential Fallout for Middle East

    The United Arab Emirates will soon be the first Arab state with a nuclear power program and the first to join the civilian nuclear club in more than a quarter of a century.

    Barring any delays, the country’s first reactor is scheduled to be operational by May 2017, after further inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure the fuel is used only for peaceful purposes.

    So far, the project is on budget and on schedule. The remaining three 1,400 megawatt South Korean�-designed reactors are under construction and will be gradually connected to the grid by May 2020.

    Along with such progress have come concerns about Arab states using their forthcoming nuclear capabilities to build a weapon sometime in the future, Foreign Affairs reported.

    Source: Al Alam

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  • IRGC Ground Forces start military drills in central Iran

    The Ground Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) have started military maneuvers in Dasht-e Kavir, the country’s sprawling central desert. Codenamed Payambar-e-A’azam (the Great Prophet) 11, the wargames got off the ground on Monday, w…

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  • Iran Announces New Military Drills Despite U.S. Warnings

    Iran says its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) will conduct massive military drills next week in eastern and northeastern parts of the country.General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the IRGC’s ground units, said in Tehran on February 18 …

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