Iran persists in its brazen defiance of U.N. Security Council demands that it halt uranium enrichment, the chief U.S. nuclear envoy warned Tuesday ahead of a fresh assessment that could lead to tougher sanctions against Tehran.
Iran has made progress in enriching uranium despite UN sanctions against this strategic work, UN nuclear inspectors have learned, diplomats told AFP Tuesday.
Iran is making "slow but steady" progress in its efforts to enrich uranium, but probably still wouldn't have enough fuel for a single nuclear warhead until 2009 at the earliest, a former U.N. inspector said Tuesday.
Iran's judiciary said Tuesday that a detained Iranian-American academic is being investigated for security crimes, while Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called for her immediate release in a rebuke of the Islamic regime.
International pressure must be kept on Iran to halt its suspect nuclear program, the US said Tuesday, amid reports that Tehran has made progress enriching uranium in defiance of UN sanctions.
Iran has made progress in crucial process of enriching uranium despite UN sanctions, UN nuclear inspectors have learned, diplomats told AFP Tuesday.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana will meet on May 31 for a new round of talks on Tehran's nuclear program, the IRNA news agency said on Tuesday.
Iran's judiciary said today that it is investigating noted American scholar and Potomac resident Haleh Esfandiari for suspected "crimes against national security," an allegation that immediately produced condemnation from academic circles and international human rights groups.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called on Iran Tuesday to release immediately a US-Iranian scholar jailed in Tehran on charges of acting against Iran's national security.
Iran's progress in enriching uranium has rendered unrealistic world powers' quest to prevent Tehran from gaining nuclear expertise, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency director said.