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2006-08-24 20:34:20

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo police were planning on Friday to arrest several executives from a Japanese company suspected of exporting equipment that could be used in producing nuclear weapons, Kyodo news agency said. Mitutoyo Corp., which produces precision measuring equipment, is suspected of exporting to Malaysia without a license two devices that could be used in uranium enrichment, the report said. Television showed police entering Mitutoyo premises in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. A...

2006-08-24 11:14:50

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany added European weight to U.S. displeasure with Iran's reply to proposals by world powers in a nuclear standoff, saying on Thursday Tehran's insistence on enriching uranium hindered a negotiated solution. Two Iranian academics, one of whom has had close ties to the government, listed questions they said Iran had posed about what it saw as vagueness in an offer from six big powers of trade and technology incentives to stop nuclear fuel...

2006-08-24 10:55:50

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany added European weight to U.S. displeasure with Iran's reply to proposals by world powers in a nuclear standoff, saying on Thursday Tehran's insistence on enriching uranium hindered a negotiated solution. Two Iranian academics, one of whom has had close ties to the government, listed questions they said Iran had posed about what it saw as vagueness in an offer from six big powers of trade and technology incentives to stop nuclear fuel...

2006-08-22 21:32:43

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - Six world powers were studying Iran's offer of more talks to resolve a nuclear dispute on Wednesday, but it was not clear whether Tehran's response went far enough to avert the threat of United Nations sanctions. Iran said its reply on Tuesday to the powers' nuclear incentives offer contained ideas that would allow serious talks about its standoff to start straightaway. But there was no sign Tehran had agreed to a key U.N. Security Council demand...

2006-08-21 09:29:48

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not suspend uranium enrichment, the main demand in a nuclear package backed by six world powers, the deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Monday. Mohammad Saeedi said Tehran would formally respond to the package on Tuesday, a deadline Iran had earlier set itself. He also said Iran would press ahead with plans to produce heavy water, a move a Western diplomat said was unhelpful in the nuclear standoff but was not a...

2006-08-20 02:45:22

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it would not suspend uranium enrichment, ruling out the main demand in a package of proposals backed by six nations aimed at resolving its nuclear standoff with the West. Iran has so far shown no sign it will accept the offer made in June by the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, but Tehran has said it would give its formal response by Tuesday, August 22. "We are not going to suspend (enrichment). The issue was that...

2006-08-07 06:52:35

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran still plans to reply by August 22 to a big power offer of incentives to stop making nuclear fuel, an official said on Monday, but more senior politicians have already rejected the terms of the package. The United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia proposed two months ago to give Iran trade and technical concessions if it shelves an uranium enrichment program first. But Iran was deemed to take too long to respond and was referred to the U.N....

2006-08-06 05:49:15

By Christian Oliver TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Sunday to expand its atomic fuel work and warned that any U.N. sanctions aimed at halting its uranium enrichment would incur a painful riposte, possibly including a cut in oil exports. Chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said Iran would expand the number of atomic centrifuges it was running. Centrifuges enrich uranium by spinning it at supersonic speeds. "We will expand nuclear technology at whatever stage it may be necessary...

2006-08-06 02:39:37

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will expand its atomic fuel work whenever it feels the need to do so, chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said on Sunday, rejecting a U.N. resolution demanding an end to uranium enrichment. "We will expand nuclear technology wherever necessary and all of Iran's nuclear technology including the (centrifuge) cascades will be expanded," he said. He added the work would be conducted under U.N. inspection.

2006-07-26 22:07:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three more kg (6.6 pounds) of weapons-capable highly enriched uranium have been removed from Libya, bringing to 20 kg (44 pounds) the total put under international control since the country abandoned its nuclear arms program in 2003, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The recent two-day operation was carried out by Russia, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.N. watchdog agency, the International Atomic Energy...


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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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