Iran has handed over to the UN nuclear watchdog a document containing design information that could help to make nuclear weapon parts, diplomats said on Wednesday.
Iran has given the UN's nuclear watchdog agency a document showing how to build the core of a nuclear weapon, a gesture that Tehran is likely to portray as a sign that it is cooperating.
Iran's parliament on Wednesday approved President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's choices of oil and industry ministers, appointments seen as increasing his control over the economy.
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.
Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said yesterday that a long-awaited intelligence estimate covering Iran's nuclear program will be finished by the end of this month, attributing the delay to new information collected in late spring that caused a reconsideration of some elements of the assessment.
Italy's ENI will continue to do business in Iran amid American pressure for companies to cut investment in the country, ENI's chief executive said in an interview published Wednesday.
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.
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.