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Iran and P5+1 agreement, where do we go from here? Including a discussion on the legal rights of Iran under NPT for enrichment

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sheraton Hotel (Richmond Ball Room A&B) - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill

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Abstract:

 

This presentations discusses Iran’s nuclear program and includes:

  • What is enriched uranium and what percentage is needed for a research reactor and for nuclear weapons?
  • Why was Iran's case referred to UNSC in 2006?
  • Was Iran in violation of NPT in 2006?
  • What are Iran's commitments under the signed July 14 agreement with P5+1?
  • What are the P5+1 commitments?
  • What is the role of IAEA and how are Iran's nuclear facilities inspected?

Also there will be a brief discussion on the book: “Nuclear Lies, Deceptions and Hypocrisies” by Dr Sarram. This timely book attempts to document the lies, deceptions and hypocrisies in seven countries, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, India and the US in a period of about 60 years. Certainly, not all these seven countries have lied and deceived to the same extent. 

"This seminar will be conducted in English."

 

About the Speaker:


Mehdi Sarram is a Professional Engineer and has Over 47 years of experience in nuclear engineering. He came to the US in 1961 after high school and completed post graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan in 1967. Then he went back to Iran and worked as the supervisor of the 5 MW research reactor at Tehran University. He then became assistant professor at Tehran University teaching nuclear courses. In 1974, he was transferred to the newly established Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and appointed as the director of nuclear safeguards and security of AEOI.  Mehdi was among 8 directors in this organization.  He reported to the Deputy Prime Minister and president of AEOI, Dr. Akbar Etemad.  He possessed a senior reactor operator license from the US Atomic Energy Commission, 1963.

 

After the regime change in Iran, he left Iran in February 1981 and worked at the department of safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. In January 1982, he returned to the US and worked for the nuclear industries:  Raytheon Nuclear, 1982-1998  as Manager of Nuclear Analysis  and AREVA NP, 1988-2008 as the AREVA Regional Manager. 

From 1998 to 2006, as the AREVA Regional Manager, he worked in Toronto interfacing with AECL and all nuclear utilities (Bruce Power, OPG, Pt. Leapreau and Gentilly-2).   

He has over 30 scientific publications.  Recently, he received a Gold Certificate from the American Nuclear Society for 50 year membership.

 

Since 2008 Dr. Sarram has worked as an independent consultant for AREVA on the Idaho enrichment facility, for MHI on design certification of APWR, for ABS Consulting on nuclear training projects in UAE, for URS on nuclear security projects in Vienna (IAEA).  He worked for URS as an advisor to KEPCO (government of South Korea) on nuclear projects for one year in Seoul, Korea in 2012 for export of 4 large size APR1400 nuclear reactors to UAE.

 

He has visited 38 countries mostly with major nuclear projects and has extensive experience with various nuclear facilities in the U.S., Iran, France, UK, Germany, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Austria, India, Pakistan, Argentina, South Korea, and Brazil.  These include Reprocessing, Conversion, and Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Facilities, Nuclear Power Plants, and Nuclear Research Facilities. 

 

In recent months, he has made numerous presentations on Iran and P5+1 agreement at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, San Diego State University and the World Affairs Council.  In 2012, he made a closed door presentation to the UNSC Committee on Iran sanction 1929 on Iran’s nuclear program at UN Headquarters in NY City.

In 2015, he published a book on Nuclear Lies, Deceptions and Hypocrisies, highlighting the lies and deceptions of 7 countries in the past 60 years: Iraq, Syria, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, India and the US.

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