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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-26-06 07:16 AM
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1. Russia, Iran Agree to Enrichment Venture
Iran's nuclear chief said Sunday that Moscow and Tehran had agreed in principle to set up a joint uranium enrichment venture, Russian news reports said. Gholamreza Aghazadeh, who heads Iran's Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said the two nations had agreed in principle on Moscow's proposal to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia, the ITAR-Tass and Interfax news agencies reported.

Previous talks on the Moscow offer, backed by the United States and the European Union, brought no visible breakthrough. Russian nuclear chief Sergei Kiriyenko, who met with Aghazadeh in Iran on Sunday, said Moscow would insist on resolving the Iranian nuclear dispute within the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

Kiriyenko said Russia would stress its position at a March 6 meeting of the IAEA. The meeting could start a process leading to punishment by the U.N. Security Council. The council has the authority to impose sanctions on Iran.
Moscow has been struggling to persuade Tehran to return to a moratorium on uranium enrichment and agree to shift its enrichment program to Russian territory to ease world concerns it could divert enriched uranium to a weapons program.

Such steps would ease pressure on the Security Council - whose veto-wielding members are the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France - to punish Tehran and could foster further diplomacy.,,-5648790...
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  -Iran says has basic atomic agreement with Russia DoYouEverWonder  Feb-26-06 06:43 AM   #0 
  - Russia, Iran Agree to Enrichment Venture  cal04   Feb-26-06 07:16 AM   #1 
  - Hmmm so now there will be transports of enriched uranium ripe for attack  Toots   Feb-26-06 11:02 AM   #7 
  - great news now they have to find another reason to attack them  ktlyon   Feb-26-06 07:28 AM   #2 
  - Ha Ha Bush. No reason to attack. Ha Ha. Ha Ha.  Neverarepublican   Feb-26-06 08:11 AM   #3 
  - * co will step up the rhetoric  IDemo   Feb-26-06 10:33 AM   #4 
  - However, the UAE who also supports terrorists  DoYouEverWonder   Feb-26-06 10:51 AM   #6 
  - I really wish that this would make bushco back off  meganmonkey   Feb-26-06 10:36 AM   #5 
  - Bush will accuse them of crawdaddin,' and that's enough for Dumbmericans  tatertop   Feb-26-06 12:04 PM   #8 
  - So Iran has a new best friend.  cliss   Feb-26-06 12:56 PM   #9 
  - He will have to go to Plan B to get his war on  daleo   Feb-26-06 04:59 PM   #10 
  - Daleo, an honest question...  Psephos   Feb-26-06 11:54 PM   #13 
     - I honestly don't see Iran as worse than many other nuclear powers  daleo   Feb-27-06 03:33 PM   #14 
     - also, pressure is often brought  drduffy   Feb-27-06 08:52 PM   #17 
     - Is that a good thing?  Psephos   Feb-28-06 10:56 AM   #18 
     - Thanks, much to chew on there.... n/t  Psephos   Feb-28-06 10:56 AM   #19 
     - Iran is no where near building a nuke  DoYouEverWonder   Feb-27-06 03:43 PM   #15 
  - nice, coherent comment that basically  drduffy   Feb-27-06 08:39 PM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-26-06 05:23 PM   #11 
  - oh oh, now bush and gang will have to really think up something  okieinpain   Feb-26-06 07:42 PM   #12 

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