United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Notice No. 87-27: Iranian Official Implies Vague Threat to U.S. Resources

                                                SSINS No.: 6835
                                                    IN 87-27 

                                  UNITED STATES
                          NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
                      OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION
                            WASHINGTON.  D.C.  20555

                                  June 10, 1987

Information Notice No. 87-27: IRANIAN OFFICIAL IMPLIES VAGUE THREAT TO 
                                  U.S. RESOURCES 

Addressees: 

All nuclear power reactor facilities holding an operating license (OL) or a 
construction permit (CP), research and nonpower reactor facilities, and fuel 
fabrication and processing facilities using or possessing formula quantities 
of special nuclear material. 

Purpose: 

This information notice is provided to notify licensees of information 
received which could be a vague threat to U.S. nuclear facilities.

Description of Circumstances:

A recent radio broadcast from Tehran reported that an Iranian official 
indicated, in a public speech, that U.S. centers, nuclear reactors and other 
U.S. interests worldwide can be more vulnerable to attack than Iranian missile 
bases in Iran.

Discussion: 

The NRC is monitoring the situation and is in contact with other government 
agencies as to the significance of this information.  Based on the information 
currently available, NRC concludes that licensee action in response to this 
information is not warranted at this time.  If additional information is 
received which changes this position, notification will be made.  If you have 
any questions, please contact the technical contact listed below.



                              Charles E. Rossi, Director
                              Division of Operational Events Assessment
                              Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 

Technical Contact:    John J. Davidson, NMSS
                      (301) 427-4708 

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