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2006-02-14 09:01:40

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has not yet started running centrifuges to produce enriched uranium, which the West suspects Tehran wants to make atomic weapons, a senior Iranian official told Reuters on Tuesday. Iran, which says it wants to enrich uranium only to the low level needed for power stations, ordered the resumption uranium enrichment after being reported to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month. "No work has been done on the centrifuges and no gas has been injected yet,"...

2006-02-14 06:50:00

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN -- Iran announced on Tuesday it was deferring until next week talks with Russia on its nuclear plans, but gave no sign it was ready to stop enriching uranium on its own soil -- the key element in Moscow's plan. Russia's proposal to enrich uranium on Iran's behalf is designed to allay world fears about Iranian scientists diverting nuclear material into bombs and to defuse a standoff that has already seen Tehran reported to the U.N. Security Council. Iranian nuclear...

2006-02-14 02:54:46

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Tehran on Tuesday confirmed it had restarted some work on uranium enrichment, a process the West fears could be used to build nuclear weapons. "In accordance with parliament's ratification, I should say 'yes'," deputy nuclear negotiator Javad Vaeedi told reporters in Tehran when asked whether Iran had resumed uranium enrichment. However, Iranian officials have been guarded on whether the key process of feeding uranium hexafluoride gas into centrifuges has...

2006-02-13 12:23:41

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has resumed some uranium enrichment work, geared to making fuel for nuclear reactors or bombs, in defiance of a vote to engage the U.N. Security Council in efforts to rein in Tehran's atomic ambitions, diplomats said. Iran said earlier on Monday that it would restart enrichment, voluntarily suspended for two years while it was in talks with European Union powers which collapsed last month, by early March but gave no date. Tehran also...

2006-02-13 08:20:55

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has resumed some uranium enrichment work, a first step toward making fuel for atomic reactors or bombs, in defiance of a vote reporting Tehran to the U.N. Security Council, diplomatic sources said on Monday. Iran had said it would restart enrichment, shelved for two years under Western pressure, by early March but gave no date. Tehran also announced talks due this week on a Russian proposal to avert a showdown in the Security Council had been...

2006-01-31 15:33:37

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Tuesday that Iran had begun preparing for nuclear enrichment, which can make fuel for bombs, and continued to hinder a probe of unanswered questions about Iran's atomic aims. In a confidential report to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 35-nation board of governors, the agency said Iran had not yet begun uranium enrichment itself but had started renovation work at its Natanz enrichment site....

2006-01-30 04:09:37

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iranian officials will present to the European Union on Monday what they call a compromise plan aimed at halting a transfer of Iran's case to the U.N. Security Council, a diplomat with access to the Iranian position said. The move comes hours ahead of a key meeting in London at which the EU and the United States will seek to persuade Russia and China to back tough diplomatic action against Iran over its disputed nuclear program. An EU spokeswoman said senior...

2006-01-27 04:00:00

TEHRAN -- Iran's chief nuclear negotiator on Friday dampened hopes that Tehran was leaning toward a compromise solution put forward by Russia over its nuclear dispute with the West. Speaking to reporters on his return from a visit to China, Ali Larijani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said the Russian plan to enrich uranium for Iran was not enough on its own to meet Tehran's energy needs. President George W. Bush on Thursday threw his weight behind the Russian...

2006-01-25 11:19:08

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran again threatened on Wednesday to start full-scale uranium enrichment if reported to the U.N. Security Council, while signaling interest in a Russian proposal aimed at calming its nuclear row with the West. The council's five veto-wielding permanent members plus Germany plan to meet in London on Monday to try to resolve differences over whether to send Iran to the council at a crisis meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on February 2,...

2006-01-19 07:38:46

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency believes that Iran is at least three or four years away from getting a nuclear weapon if it wants one, a source familiar with the agency's estimate said on Thursday. "Our guys believe the minimum scenario is three to four years. Our allies in Tel Aviv and the U.S also believe it would take quite a few years," a source familiar with the views of the BND intelligence agency told Reuters on condition of...


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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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