Monday, November 1, 2010

Iran Will Not Discuss Its Nuclear Program In The Next Round Of Talks

A worker works in a part of the electricity generating plant of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, Oct. 26, 2010. Iran has begun loading fuel into the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the first in Iran, on Tuesday. (Xinhua/ Mehr News Agency/Majid Asgaripour)

Iran Rejects Immediate Discussion of Atomic Dispute -- Global Security Newswire

Iran would not address its atomic activities in potential discussions this month with the five permanent U.N. Security Council member nations and Germany, Reuters quoted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's media adviser said yesterday (see GSN, Oct. 29).

Iran last week appeared to agree on joining new nuclear negotiations this month with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who would represent Germany and the five Security Council members: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Washington and other governments have pressed Iran for years to negotiate a halt to its uranium enrichment program, which can produce nuclear power plant fuel as well as nuclear-weapon material. Tehran has steadfastly refused to consider ending its enrichment work while defending its atomic ambitions as strictly nonmilitary in nature.

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More News On Iran's Nuclear Program

Iranian Official Says Tehran Has Own Agenda for Nuclear Talks -- Voice of America
Iran not to talk about nuclear issue in upcoming meeting with G5+1: official -- Xinhuanet
'Iran will not discuss N-issue with P5+1' -- Press TV
Iran Agrees to Resume Negotiations on Nuclear Program After Yearlong Break -- Bloomberg
Iran agrees to new nuclear talks -- L.A. Times
Iran nuclear envoy 'agreeable' to talks -- CNN
Iran envoy: Nuclear weapons would be a strategic mistake -- Haaretz
Atom bomb would be strategic mistake: Iran envoy -- Reuters
IAEA Ex-Inspector Says Iran Is Bungling Its Nuke Program -- The Nation
Iran acknowledges sanctions driving up costs -- Washington Post
Q+A-How do the new sanctions on Iran affect oil? -- Reuters

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