Iran's Nuclear Program Has a Long History

Flamini, Roland
February 2007
World Politics Review;2/ 6/2007, p1
The article discusses the history of U.S. President George W. Bush administration's suspicion that Iran plans to manufacture nuclear weapons. In the late 1970s, U.S. intelligence learned that Iran's ruler, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, had secretly set up a nuclear weapons development program. According to the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, between 1974 and 1978 the Iranians were carrying out experiments to extract plutonium from spent nuclear fuel. The countries signed two nuclear cooperation agreements in 1957 and in 1977.


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