Iran set to resume nuclear work




 
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January 10th, 2006  
sunb!
 
 

Topic: Iran set to resume nuclear work


Source: bbc.co.uk

No breathtaking news but interesting never the less...

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Iran set to resume nuclear work

Iran has removed seals from a nuclear facility and will begin research there in the coming hours, the UN nuclear watchdog the IAEA has confirmed.

The move ends a two-year suspension of research, and could result in Tehran being referred to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.

Germany on Monday described Iran's planned move as "very, very ominous".

Western countries fear Iran's nuclear programme could be used to make atomic bombs, but Tehran denies such a goal.

It says the project is for the peaceful production of energy only.

Talks between Iran and the EU trio of Germany, France and the UK broke off last August after Iran resumed uranium conversion activity which it had suspended in 2004.

The resumption of research on Tuesday at the Natanz site suggests all of Iran's nuclear activities, apart from uranium enrichment - a key stage in making a nuclear bomb - have been revived.

Iran resumed uranium conversion, an earlier stage in the nuclear fuel cycle, at its plant in Isfahan when negotiations with the European Union broke down in August.

In September the IAEA's board called on Iran to cease all nuclear fuel work, and threatened to refer Tehran to the Security Council.

An interim report in November revealed that Iran had information on how to build a key part of an atomic weapon from the network of disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan.

Iran insisted it neither requested the information nor used it.
January 10th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
a north korea is in the making in the middle east and the world is watching
January 13th, 2006  
Marinerhodes
 
 
I don't know about all that N Korea stuff. I heard on the radio (again) that Iran made a few threats about what may happen if they are turned over to the UN council. Anyone hear anything?
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January 13th, 2006  
sunb!
 
 
Heard on the 17:30 news that Iran's president has said he will not back down over the nuclear programme, despite the threats of referral to the UN Security Council.

Beside that things has been quiet.