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2006-06-09 10:34:02

CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Friday that Iran has "weeks not months" to respond to a U.S.-backed offer aimed at containing Iran's nuclear ambitions and said Tehran needs to suspend uranium enrichment. At a joint news conference with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Bush said that if Iran does not suspend enrichment, "there must be a consequence." "We've given the Iranians a limited period of time -- you know, weeks not months -- to...

2006-06-08 14:58:27

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran launched a fresh round of uranium enrichment this week just as world powers offered it incentives to halt nuclear fuel work with the potential to produce atomic bombs, a U.N. watchdog said on Thursday. Iran has said it will seriously consider Tuesday's overture but the watchdog report made clear Tehran was thrusting ahead anyway with efforts to expand a fledgling enrichment program and increase its bargaining clout in any future negotiations....

2006-06-08 11:59:32

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran began a fresh phase of uranium enrichment this week just as world powers presented it with incentives to halt nuclear fuel work, according to a U.N. nuclear watchdog agency report obtained by Reuters on Thursday. The report, emailed to the 35 states on the International Atomic Energy Agency's governing board ahead of a meeting starting on Monday, also said Iran was pressing ahead with installing more cascades of centrifuge enrichment...

2006-06-02 08:44:14

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - A senior Iranian nuclear official signaled Tehran's determination on Friday to press on with its nuclear work, despite facing what Washington called a "moment of truth" over a program that could produce atomic weapons. The remarks by Mohammad Saeedi, deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, suggested Tehran may have already decided to reject offers of incentives and negotiations from six of the world's top powers in return for ending...

2006-06-01 02:31:51

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not give up what it calls its right to enrich uranium, as demanded by the West, but is ready to hold talks with the United States, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Thursday. "We will not give up our nation's natural right (to enrichment), we will not hold talks over it. But we are ready to hold talks over mutual concerns," Mottaki said in response to a U.S. offer of talks if Iran suspended enrichment activities. "Iran supports fair talks...

2006-05-31 18:51:48

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's official news agency IRNA said on Thursday that an offer by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to join European nations in talks with Iran if it suspends uranium enrichment was a "propaganda move." The comments were carried at the end of an IRNA despatch datelined Berlin reporting on European reaction to Rice. IRNA did not cite a source for the reaction and it was not immediately clear if this was Iran's official response. "Considering the insistence...

2006-05-31 05:55:21

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran plans to build two 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactors and will solicit bids within the next two months, a senior official told Reuters on Wednesday. The tender will be open to domestic and international firms. The decision to build two more nuclear plants comes amid mounting Western pressure on the Islamic state to suspend its uranium enrichment work. "We want to build two nuclear power plants through an international tender," said Mohammad Saeedi, deputy head...

2006-05-30 04:47:55

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Major world powers will meet in Vienna on Thursday to finalize a package of incentives for Iran to halt nuclear fuel enrichment along with penalties if it keeps defying international pressure, officials said on Tuesday. The United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany failed to resolve differences at London talks last week over the extent of sweeteners for Iran or the nature and timing of sanctions if Tehran clung to enriching...

2006-05-30 04:38:19

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Major world powers will meet in Vienna on Thursday to finalize a package of incentives for Iran to halt nuclear fuel enrichment along with penalties if it keeps defying international pressure, officials said on Tuesday. The United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany failed to resolve differences at London talks last week over the extent of sweeteners for Iran or the nature and timing of sanctions if Tehran clung to enriching...

2006-05-29 04:09:15

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it had no intention of moving all of its uranium enrichment work to Russia to allay the international community's fears that it could use nuclear fuel technology to make atomic bombs. Western countries say the only way Iran can prove it is not seeking a bomb is for it to stop enriching uranium. But the Islamic Republic insists it has every right to turn the uranium ore mined in its central deserts into nuclear reactor fuel. "There is no...


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2005-05-25 11:04:31

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. A heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, and naturally-radioactive element, uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Notable characteristics When refined, uranium is a silvery white, weakly radioactive...

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