After two years of stonewalling, Iran has given the United Nations? nuclear watchdog agency a document showing how to cast uranium metal into hemispheres to form the core of an atom bomb.
Iran has met a key demand of the U.N. nuclear agency, handing over long-sought blueprints showing how to mold uranium metal into the shape of warheads, diplomats said Tuesday.
The Chinese foreign minister urged Iran to comply with demands to halt its uranium-enrichment program, in advance of two reports on the country's nuclear program.
Iran has turned over a long-withheld blueprint showing how to mould uranium metal into spheres for nuclear warheads, meeting a demand of U.N. investigators ahead of a watchdog report, diplomats said.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday accused Iran of spreading "violent extremism" across the Middle East and said a strong Palestinian state could act as a bulwark against this threat.
It was a diplomatic hot line for the people: a red phone in Boston Common with a sign inviting passers-by to speak directly to someone in Iran.
Iran and China vowed on Tuesday to boost ties that Beijing believes will help preserve regional and international peace, official Iranian media reported.
A crucial U.N. watchdog report this week is likely to say that Iran has improved cooperation with a long-running inquiry into shadowy atomic work, but diplomats say it may not be enough to answer any key questions.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held talks on Tuesday with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Iran's controversial nuclear drive, insisting he wanted to cooperate with Europe and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iran has met a key demand of the U.N. nuclear agency by delivering blueprints that show how to mold uranium metal into the shape of warheads, diplomats said Tuesday, in an apparent concession meant to stave off the threat of new U.N. sanctions.