Iran Set to Respond to Atomic Deal this Week - Associated PressIran's envoy to the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency will present Tehran's position on a draft nuclear fuel deal in Vienna on Thursday, the semi-official Mehr News Agency reported on Wednesday. Mehr, citing an informed source, said Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh would personally give Iran's response to Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
[via Reuters and Morning Joe]
Russia Continues to Withhold Fuel From IranFrom Managing the Atom:
Haaretz's reports that while Russia opposes sanctions on Iran they continue to withhold nuclear fuel. This is interesting and shows that while Russia is against the sanctions it is clearly concerned with Iran becoming a nuclear weapons state.
[via Managing the Atom]
Iran announces "industrial" nuclear fuel workIran announced on Monday it had begun industrial-scale nuclear fuel production in a fresh snub to the U.N. Security Council, which has imposed two rounds of sanctions on it for refusing to halt such work.
The announcement marks a shift from experimental atomic fuel work involving a few hundred centrifuges used for enriching uranium to a process that will involve thousands of machines. [via Yahoo!]