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2006-02-24 03:05:00

By Paul Hughes TEHRAN -- Russian and Chinese officials headed to Iran on Friday hoping to persuade it to accept a compromise proposal over its nuclear program that could avert the threat of U.N. sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Time is running out for Iran to avoid formal referral to the U.N. Security Council at a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on March 6. Iran had offered U.N. inspectors information about a shadowy uranium-processing...

2006-02-22 09:38:37

By Lada Yevgrashina BAKU (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he still saw a chance of Russia striking a deal with Iran, which could defuse an international crisis over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and boost Moscow's international profile. But a source close to talks, at which Russian and Iranian delegates discussed Moscow's proposal to enrich uranium for Tehran, was quoted as saying the sides had stumbled on a crucial point on which neither was ready to compromise....

2006-02-21 04:35:19

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian nuclear negotiators were poised to leave Moscow on Tuesday with no word of any progress on Moscow's proposal to enrich Iranian uranium on Russian soil, the Interfax news agency said. "The Iranian delegation is leaving Moscow today at 12:00 (0900 GMT) from Sheremetyevo airport," Interfax quoted Iran's embassy in Moscow as saying in a statement. The embassy could not be immediately reached to confirm the report. The Russian offer on joint uranium enrichment...

2006-02-20 03:59:55

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian and Russian officials meet in Moscow on Monday to discuss a compromise deal that may be the last chance to defuse the row over Tehran's nuclear programme before Western governments seek sanctions. Moscow is offering to enrich the uranium Iran needs for nuclear power stations on Russian soil, an arrangement that would help ease international concerns Tehran could divert the material for bomb-making. However, the talks' low-key format and the...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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