This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras installed by U.N. inspectors at nuclear sites around the country, widening a dispute over Tehran’s program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. Here's a timeline of the major events involving Iran's atomic program, which first came to the country under American aspirations of peaceful energy but later found itself the target of Western fears over the Islamic Republic's intentions. EARLY DAYS 1957 — Under Iran's ruling Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Tehran signs a civilian nuclear cooperation arrangement with its ally, the United States. 1967 — Iran takes possession of its Tehran Research Reactor under America's "Atoms for Peace" program. 1974 — Amid its oil boom, the shah announces plans to build 23 nuclear reactors while also having full control of the nuclear fuel cycle — opening the door to being able to build atomic weapons. That rattles U.S. officials, who limit American companies from selling to Iran. The shah lends $1 billion for the construction for the Eurodif enrichment facility in France to be able to purchase 10% of its product. 1975 — German firm Kraftwerk Union… Read full this story
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