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2006-01-12 11:10:31

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's three biggest powers said on Thursday talks with Iran had reached an impasse and agreed it should be hauled before the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions because of its nuclear program. "Our talks with Iran have reached a dead end," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting with his British and French counterparts, Jack Straw and Philippe Douste-Blazy, and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana. "We believe...

2006-01-12 06:14:31

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran has finished removing all seals placed by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear fuel research sites but is a long way away from being able to enrich uranium, a Western diplomat said on Thursday. "They've finished removing the seals," said the diplomat, who is close to the Vienna-based IAEA, on condition of anonymity. "But it's probably going to have to rebuild the entire (cascade of enrichment centrifuges). There's a lot of...

2006-01-10 10:21:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Iran continues on its current nuclear course, it will leave the international community no choice but to refer Tehran to the U.N. Security Council for possible actions, the White House said on Tuesday. The United States was reacting after Iran removed U.N. seals at its Natanz uranium enrichment plant and resumed nuclear fuel research on Tuesday. "If the regime in Iran continues on the current course and fails to abide by its international obligations there...

2006-01-10 09:29:45

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, Mohamed ElBaradei, informed his agency's governing board on Tuesday that Iran intends to begin "small-scale" uranium enrichment work, contradicting previous statements by Tehran. "Iran plans to install a small-scale gas ultracentrifuge cascade in its pilot fuel enrichment plant at Natanz," a Western diplomat said, reading from ElBaradei's report to the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Citing...

2006-01-10 08:19:35

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran removed U.N. seals at its Natanz uranium enrichment plant and resumed nuclear fuel research on Tuesday, drawing sharp Western criticism but no immediate threats of punitive action. Tehran denies wanting nuclear technology for anything but a civilian energy program aimed at satisfying the Islamic Republic's booming demand for electricity. But the United States and the European Union doubt that Iran's atomic ambitions are entirely peaceful and...

2006-01-10 06:40:00

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN -- Iran removed U.N. seals at its Natanz uranium enrichment plant and resumed research on nuclear fuel on Tuesday, drawing sharp Western criticism but no immediate threats of punitive action. Tehran denies wanting nuclear technology for anything but a civilian energy programme aimed at satisfying the Islamic Republic's booming demand for electricity. But the United States and the European Union doubt that Iran's atomic ambitions are entirely peaceful and are likely to...

2006-01-10 03:59:32

BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Tuesday that Iran had broken U.N. seals at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, setting the stage for a showdown between the Islamic republic and the West. "The Iranians have begun removing (U.N.) seals at Natanz in the presence of IAEA inspectors," said a spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. "We are in contact with our inspectors in Iran and once we get the full details we will report these...

2006-01-10 03:26:27

BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Tuesday that Iran has broken U.N. seals at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, setting the stage for a showdown between the Islamic republic and the West. "I can confirm that the Iranians have begun removing (U.N.) seals at Natanz in the presence of IAEA inspectors," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said.

2005-11-24 18:48:16

By Louis Charbonneau and Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is pushing ahead with plans to enrich uranium in defiance of international pressure to give up sensitive nuclear technology to ease fears it is seeking a nuclear bomb, diplomats and intelligence sources say. Such plans could jeopardize a Russian attempt to head off a confrontation over Iran, through a compromise proposal under which Tehran would maintain a civilian nuclear program but transfer enrichment to Russia under a...

2005-11-05 09:01:24

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran is launching a bill to bring foreign partners into its uranium enrichment program, state radio reported on Saturday. Iran risks referral to the U.N. Security Council after failing to convince the world its atomic ambitions are limited to the peaceful generation of electricity. Washington says it suspects Iran of seeking nuclear bombs. "The cabinet has approved international co-operation for uranium enrichment in Natanz," state radio reported. Natanz is the...


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