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2006-05-03 16:58:54

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France introduced a U.N. Security Council resolution on Wednesday demanding Iran suspend uranium enrichment that the West suspects is part of a secret nuclear weapons program. The text, which is still opposed by Russia and China, does not contain sanctions but goes further than a Security Council resolution approved in late March. It threatens to consider unspecified "further measures as may be necessary" to...

2006-04-30 10:37:28

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran renewed its defiant stance on Sunday, vowing to ignore a likely U.N. Security Council resolution against its atomic program and to strike back if it came under military attack. U.N. ambassadors from the United States, Britain and France are expected to introduce a resolution this week to legally oblige Iran to comply with the council's demands, hitherto rebuffed by Tehran, that it halt all uranium enrichment work. Failure to comply with the...

2006-04-30 10:31:34

(Corrects paragraph 12 to read Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency that it plans to start installing 3,000 centrifuges by the end of this year) By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran renewed its defiant stance on Sunday, vowing to ignore a likely U.N. Security Council resolution against its atomic program and to strike back if it came under military attack. U.N. ambassadors from the United States, Britain and France are expected to introduce a resolution this week...

2006-04-30 10:21:51

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran renewed its defiant stance on Sunday, vowing to ignore a likely U.N. Security Council resolution against its atomic program and to strike back if it came under military attack. U.N. ambassadors from the United States, Britain and France are expected to introduce a resolution this week to legally oblige Iran to comply with the council's demands, hitherto rebuffed by Tehran, that it halt all uranium enrichment work. Failure to comply with the...

2006-04-23 10:55:39

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's decision to enrich uranium is irreversible, its foreign ministry said on Sunday in defiance of international demands it halt all nuclear work. Iran, accused by Western nations of seeking nuclear bombs, said this month it had enriched uranium for the first time to a level used in power stations. "Iran's uranium enrichment and nuclear research and development activities are irreversible," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told a...

2006-04-23 03:45:46

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it would not abandon its work on uranium enrichment, which the United Nations has demanded it halt, and was prepared to face the consequences. "Iran's uranium enrichment and nuclear research and development activities are irreversible," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told a weekly news conference. Western nations have threatened to press for international sanctions on Iran if it does not heed calls to stop...

2006-04-23 02:53:52

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not abandon its work on uranium enrichment, which the United Nations has demanded be halted, even if faced with threats, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday. "Iran's uranium enrichment and nuclear research and development activities are irreversible," Hamid Reza Asefi said. The U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to submit a report by an April 28 deadline on whether Iran is complying with a U.N. demand...

2006-04-21 19:33:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat of sanctions against Iran over its uranium enrichment program is likely to increase private sector uncertainty about the country, a World Bank economist said on Friday. "From the economic point of view, the risk of sanctions translates into uncertainty and uncertainty is not good for investment, especially private investment," Mustapha Nabli, the World Bank's chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa, told a news conference ahead of the...

2006-04-20 15:52:57

By Natuza Nery BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's first astronaut was given a hero's welcome home on Thursday by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who called the mission a triumph for the developing country despite its costs. He rejected criticisms that Brazil cannot afford costly, ambitious exploits. Latin America's largest country has one of the most unequal income distributions in the world and millions of people live in poverty. "What we have spent to send you there was...

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....


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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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