US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

2018-05-22 10:41

In his first major foreign policy address since moving to the State Department from the CIA, Mike Pompeo has warned that Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history".

Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear plant

2018-05-20 13:02

Built in Saint Petersburg, the Akademik Lomonosov has arrived in Murmansk where it was moored in the port and presented to the media.

Nuclear not feasible in a corrupt environment – expert

2018-05-17 21:04

Nuclear energy cannot be developed in a corrupt environment. Nonetheless, persistent concerns about its feasibility are down to "propaganda", according to energy expert Des Muller.

Nuclear still in SA's energy mix, says Jeff Radebe

2018-05-16 12:17

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has told reporters in Parliament that nuclear energy remains a part of SA’s energy mix, but says that the extent to which government invests will be determined through policy.

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit: KCNA

2018-05-16 06:12

North Korea has threatened to cancel the forthcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump if Washington presses ahead with its key demand for Pyongyang to unilaterally give up its nuclear arsenal.

US wants to work with Europeans on new Iran deal: Pompeo

2018-05-14 07:52

The development came as Iran's foreign minister said he was hopeful of forging a "clear future design" for the pact, while speaking in Beijing at the start of a diplomatic tour aimed at rescuing it.

US says Iran nuclear inspections must continue

2018-05-11 11:07

Days after the US president walked away from a three-year-old deal that mandated rigorous scrutiny of Iranian facilities, senior administration officials said monitoring should continue regardless.

UN chief calls on other signatories to stand by Iran nuclear deal

2018-05-09 08:37

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the other signatories of the Iran nuclear deal to stick to their commitments after US President Donald Trump announced the US exit from the accord.

Saudi Arabia 'supports and welcomes' Trump Iran move

2018-05-09 05:20

Saudi Arabia, regional rival of Iran and longtime US ally, has said it "supports and welcomes" President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Trump announces US withdrawal from 'defective' Iran deal

2018-05-08 20:48

President Donald Trump has announced the US withdrawal from what he called the "defective" multinational nuclear deal with Iran, and said Washington would reinstate sanctions against the Islamic republic.


Thoughts on the optimal electricity-generation mix for South Africa

2018-05-22 07:26

If the nuclear industry wants to be taken seriously, it must face the real elephants in the room openly and honestly, instead of trying to distract attention away from them, says energy expert Chris Yelland.

Nuclear build needs better management to beat its track record - report

2018-05-18 20:24

Large nuclear projects are historically hard to manage and expensive to complete, an expert of the World Nuclear Association has told African Utility Week.

Eskom continues with front-end nuclear preparation

2018-05-17 17:55

Eskom is continuing with front-end planning for a nuclear build programme, its senior manager of nuclear new build has said at African Utility Week.

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

2018-05-16 07:55

Many countries, including Egypt and Kenya, enjoy ample sunshine, making them ideal for solar power generation. With the right incentives, these could drive an African energy generation boom, says Prof Hartmut Winkler.

Iran FM in Moscow as Russia moves to save nuclear deal

2018-05-14 12:33

Iran's foreign minister will visits Moscow as Russia tries to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in the wake of Washington's pull-out, pushing it into rare co-operation with Europe.

How Trump's violation of Iran nuclear deal will affect North Korean – US summit

2018-05-11 11:15

One can only deduce that key drivers behind Donald Trump's decision were his outspoken hatred of Iran and Barack Obama, his ego, and his insatiable desire for reality TV-style drama and fanfare, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Trump welcomes freed Korean-Americans' return to US

2018-05-10 11:28

Three Korean-Americans who were detained in North Korea for more than a year have been greeted by US President Donald Trump beneath a giant American flag after they returned to the mainland US.

Obama says Trump's Iran decision 'misguided'

2018-05-09 06:52

Former US president Barack Obama made a rare public criticism of his successor, describing Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as "misguided" and a "serious mistake".

Trump decision on Iran is 'psychological warfare' - Rouhani

2018-05-08 21:15

US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal is an act of "psychological warfare" against Iran, President Hassan Rouhani has said.

Trump poised to pull US out of Iran deal

2018-05-08 19:39

A US government official has said that Trump intends to announce he is dropping Washington's commitments under the deal, in defiance of desperate calls from European capitals for more time to negotiate a "Plan B".

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