Russia to resume Iranian nuke program
Russia and Iran have drafted a final schedule on the completion of the first Iranian nuclear power plant at Bushehr.
On Wednesday, Britain's envoy to the UN said he does not think world powers will reach enough agreement to move forward with a new UN sanctions resolution against Iran over its nuclear program this year. Ambassador John Sawers said that there are still, in his words, "wide differences" about the sanctions proposals. He says Britain, France, Germany and the United States are on one side, and Russia and China are on the other.
Western nations are in favor of tougher sanctions against Tehran for failing to stop enriching uranium - process that can produce fuel for nuclear weapons Iran has continued to enrich uranium, despite previous UN sanctions. A recent US intelligence report concluded that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons program in 2003. Still, Iran has never acknowledged the existence of such a military weapons program. (Voanews)
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