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2008-08-25 09:01:39

Iran designs 2nd nuke power plant TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Saeedi said here on Sunday that his country is designing a 360-megawatt nuclear power plant, the official IRNA news agency reported. The new power plant, the country's second one, will be constructed in Darkhoin, a city in southwestern province of Khuzestan, Saeedi said, adding that "the site has been chosen and the preparation process is under way." "Gradually the...

2006-08-31 15:26:21

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - A defiant Iran faces the threat of U.N. Security Council sanctions after the world body's atomic watchdog said Tehran refused to stop work on its nuclear program by a Thursday deadline. Western countries, including the United States, and the European Union fear Tehran is using the program to try to make atomic bombs. Iran says it wants only electricity from it. A confidential report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran on...

2006-08-31 13:23:00

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - A defiant Iran faces possible U.N. Security Council sanctions after the world body's atomic watchdog said Tehran refused to stop work on its nuclear program by a Thursday deadline. Western countries, including the United States, and the European Union fear Tehran could be using the program to try to make atom bombs, while Iran says its intentions are peaceful. A confidential report of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said...

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...

2006-08-21 06:47:17

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran would press ahead with its pursuit of nuclear energy, indicating it will not heed a U.N. demand it stop enriching uranium or face possible sanctions. Khamenei, who has the final word, did not mention enrichment by name but senior officials have repeated in recent days that it would not be stopped, with the deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization joining the chorus on Monday....

2006-06-02 09:23:05

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...

2006-06-02 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...

2006-06-02 08:28:25

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not stop its nuclear enrichment activities, despite mounting international pressure, a top official said on Friday. "Iran is determined to go ahead with its nuclear enrichment work for peaceful purposes," the deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Saeedi told Iran's students news agency ISNA. His comments came before major world powers were to deliver on Friday a pivotal proposal to Iran combining incentives to halt work that could...

2006-06-02 08:09:01

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not stop its nuclear enrichment activities, despite mounting international pressure, a top official said on Friday. "Iran is determined to go ahead with its nuclear enrichment work for peaceful purposes," the deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Saeedi told Iran's students news agency ISNA. "The Iranian nation will not let us give it up."

2006-04-29 07:33:29

By Christian Oliver TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Saturday refused to stop uranium enrichment after a U.N. report said it had done little or nothing to prove it was not developing nuclear weapons. Instead, it repeated a long-standing offer to let international inspectors make unannounced checks as long as the U.N. Security Council -- invoked by the West several months ago to put pressure on Iran -- dropped the case. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency...