President Hugo Chavez defended Iran's "legitimate right" to develop nuclear power for peaceful uses, warning the U.S. on Sunday not to attack Venezuela's ally in the Middle East.
Iran said it was seeking international bids for building two more nuclear power plants despite international pressure over its nuclear program.
Iran on Sunday asked for bids to build two new nuclear power stations alongside a still unfinished facility in the south, despite increasing Western pressure over its atomic drive.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Backs Iran in Nuclear Dispute, Warns U.S. Not to Attack
Iran said Sunday it is seeking bids for the building of two more nuclear power plants, despite international pressures to curb its controversial program.
The defence secretary faces MPs over the decision to allow Royal Navy personnel held by Iran to sell their stories.
UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei called on Iran and Israel on Sunday to join a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East, after talks in Jordan with King Abdullah II.
Iran said Sunday it has received some signals concerning the possible release of five Iranian diplomats held by the U.S. in Iraq, state television reported.
Iran, embroiled in a row with the West over its nuclear ambitions, will issue tenders in the next few days for two new atomic power plants, a senior official said on Sunday.
Iran said Sunday it was investigating claims made by the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that one of its journalists has been prevented by authorities from leaving the country.