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2006-04-20 07:21:06

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday rejected a request from the United States for its engineers to halt work on Iran's Bushehr nuclear power station. Russia's state atomic energy agency is contracted to help Iran build the $1 billion reactor. A senior U.S. official said on Wednesday that a Russian withdrawal would help persuade Iran to abandon a separate uranium enrichment program. "Every country has the right to decide for itself with whom and in what way it cooperates with other...

2006-04-12 03:00:06

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran rejected on Wednesday a Russian call that it end its uranium enrichment work, saying its nuclear program could not be stopped. Iran said on Tuesday it had produced low-grade enriched uranium suitable for use in nuclear power stations, setting itself on a collision course with the West and U.N. Security Council which have called for a halt to its work on uranium. Russia described Tuesday's announcement as "a step in the wrong direction" but Iran held firm....

2006-02-26 11:24:11

By Paul Hughes and Parisa Hafezi BUSHEHR, Iran (Reuters) - Iran has reached a "basic" agreement with Russia on jointly enriching uranium, officials said on Sunday -- but there was no immediate sign that it would suspend home-grown enrichment to allay fears that it is developing nuclear weapons. It was unclear what this basic agreement involved and both Russian and Iranian officials identified serious obstacles to a full deal. These principally concerned a suspension of Tehran's...

2006-02-26 08:00:00

BUSHEHR, Iran (Reuters) - Iran has reached a "basic" agreement with Russia on a joint venture to enrich uranium and will contine talks in coming days, Iran's nuclear chief Gholamreza Aghazadeh said on Sunday. It was unclear what this basic agreement involved. The original Russian proposal had been for Iran's uranium to be enriched in Russia, allaying Western fears that the atomic fuel could be diverted into a weapons program. However, Iran has always insisted upon its right to enrich...

2006-02-26 07:35:48

BUSHEHR, Iran (Reuters) - Iran has reached a "basic" agreement with Russia on a joint venture to enrich uranium and will contine talks on this issue in coming days, Iran's nuclear chief Gholamreza Aghazadeh said on Sunday. "Regarding this joint venture, we have reached a basic agreement. Talks to complete this package will continue in coming days in Russia," he told reporters in the southern Iranian port of Bushehr.

2006-02-25 06:13:55

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia wants to complete building a nuclear power station in Iran as soon as possible, the country's top nuclear official said on Saturday, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia's atomic energy agency Rosatom, said during a visit to Tehran that the civilian nuclear plant at Bushehr in Iran would be launched as fast as possible. "We don't see any political obstacles to completing Bushehr and we are interested in it (the station) being...

2005-12-02 02:56:03

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran has signed a deal to buy Russian tactical surface-to-air missile systems, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday. Iran is to buy 29 TOR-M1 systems, designed to bring down aircraft and guided missiles at low altitudes, said the Vedomosti daily, citing Russian defense sources close the deal. The deal is the biggest sale of Russian defense hardware to Iran for about 5 years, the newspaper said. It did not say how much the order was worth. Defense industry...

2005-10-13 16:26:27

By Saul Hudson PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will lobby Russia to pressure Iran over its suspected nuclear arms programs at talks in Moscow on Saturday, U.S. officials said. The former Soviet specialist will squeeze a Russian leg into a previously scheduled trip to France and Britain that focuses on shoring up support for the U.S. hard line against the Islamic republic. The United States won a resolution last month at the 35-member U.N. nuclear watchdog...

2005-10-03 11:07:47

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, in a message aimed at Russia, called on governments involved in nuclear projects in Iran to immediately freeze those projects. Stephen Rademaker, the U.S. assistant secretary of State for arms control, said governments should adjust their national policies following last month's finding by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran should be reported to the U.N. Security Council because it failed convince the international community...

2005-08-17 07:27:49

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia warned on Wednesday against using force to stop Iran's nuclear program, saying any such action would have grave and unpredictable consequences. "We favor further dialogue and consider the use of force in Iran counter-productive and dangerous, something which can have grave and hardly predictable consequences," said a statement posted on the ministry's Web site www.mid.ru. The West fears Iran's nuclear program, which the oil-rich state insists is aimed only...